Planning for integrating skills from existing core programmes with Curriculum for Excellence: Speaking Up for Scottish Education

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Katie Nelson, Principal Teacher at King’s Meadow Primary School, Haddington, talks about the school’s Curriculum for Excellence planning. She explains how skills from the existing core 5-14 program are being integrated with the outcomes and purposeful applications of CfE.

Speak up for Scottish Education

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Link: Speak up for Scottish Education

I’d be delighted to accept positive examples of your practice  (in fact it doesn’t even have to be about your practice – it could be a colleague, your child’s teacher, or someone you know is doing brilliant things) .  All you have to do is set up a video camera and speak for up to two minutes on something that you think is making a positive impact.  It could be something from your daily practice with a class; something from your school or a larger scale project.  You could be a teacher, a parent, a young person, a member of support staff, headteacher, someone who works in further or higher education, or anyone with an involvement in the Scottish education process.  It doesn’t have to be new and shiny – just something which is leading to positive outcomes for learners.

If you are fed up only hearing negative stories about Scottish education or Curriculum for Excellence and want to provide some balance then send in your clips and speak up for Scottish education.

If you upload your video to You Tube and send me the URL  at I’ll attempt to categorise your submission so that others can find it easily.  The only fear I have is that our natural Scottish reticence will prevent people from speaking up in the belief that what they are doing is nothing special.  Believe me what you do is very special. It will only be by sharing this that we can counter some of the wilder assertions about how bad things are in our schools.

Good luck – and don’t be shy!