Our Curriculum

School Priorities for Session 2015-16

  •  To develop consistency and active learning in Numeracy across the school.
  • To develop consistency and active learning in Literacy across the school.
  • To develop the curriculum
  • To develop the use of ICT to enhance learning across the curriculum
  •  To develop pupil voice and engagement
  • To develop outdoor learning opportunities

Download Standards, Quality and Improvement – Summary for Parents 2015/2016 (PDF, 3 pages, 0.1MB)

School Priorities for Session 2016-17

  • Improve the curriculum
  • Pupil skills and attainment in reading & writing to improve at all levels
  • Pupil skills and attainment in maths and numeracy to improve at all levels
  • Develop pupil voice and engagement
  • Continue to develop outdoor learning opportunities

Download the School Improvement Plan for 2016/17

img_3161Our Curriculum Magazine

Recently pupils and staff have been looking at the different areas of the curriculum and discussing what these look like in our school.  We have decided to share this through this Curriculum Magazine.   We hope that you enjoy reading about our curriculum for Dirleton Primary School.  Download Building a Curriculum for Dirleton (PDF, 14 pages, 0.7MB)

School inspectors returned to Dirleton Primary School in Dec 2016, reporting on the progress made since their last visit.

The report was very positive about our school and the work we have undertaken over the last academic session. The “very good use” of the school’s locality as a unique feature for learning through relevant contexts was commented upon, identifying this as something which has helped children to develop a sense of pride in their school and their achievements.   A focus over the last while has been to develop the vison and values for what we want our children to achieve.  Using our unique location as a stimulus for learning has been an important feature of the school’s development, for it to be recognised as impacting positively on our learners was pleasing.

The involvement and contribution of children in having a say on school improvement, the strong teamwork of staff and the very positive ethos of the school was also highlighted; as was the ongoing development of curriculum planning, partnerships with parents and how children build on their skills over time. Teachers were complimented on their use of interesting and real life learning contexts for children to develop their numeracy and literacy skills and with teacher’s raised expectations the report noted that children are making improved progress, with progress being most noticeable in numeracy and literacy.




Dirleton E-Safety Presentation

Download Dirleton Primary E-safety Presentation (PDF, 15 pages, 0.2MB)

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