Curriculum for Excellence  

Bringing learning to life and life to learning. 

Curriculum for Excellence spans learning from 3-18 years.  Its aims are to improve our children’s life chances, to nurture successful learners, confident individuals, effective contributors, and responsible citizens, building on Scotland’s reputation for great education. 

It develops skills for learning, life and work, bringing real life into the classroom, making learning relevant and helping young people apply lessons to their life beyond the classroom.  It links knowledge in one subject area to another helping make connection in their learning.  It develops skills which can enable children to think for themselves, make sound judgements, challenge, enquire and find solutions.     

Curriculum for Excellence balances the importance of knowledge and skills.  Every child is entitled to a broad and deep general education, whatever their level and ability.  All teachers are responsible for the development of literacy, numeracy and health and wellbeing.   

There is an entitlement to personal support to help young people fulfil their potential and make the most of their opportunities with additional support wherever that is needed.  There will be a new emphasis by all staff on looking after our children’s health and wellbeing – to ensure that the school is a place where children feel safe and secure.   

At Gartconner Primary School we offer a wide curriculum, which fosters the all-round development of your child. We aim to provide depth, breadth, challenge and enjoyment in all we teach. This is planned through a variety of core teaching and interdisciplinary approaches to learning.    

For further information please refer to the following websites; Education Scotland, Skills Development Scotland, My World of Work, PlanIt Plus, Mappit, Apprenticeships in Scotland and Opportunities for All.   

Numeracy and Mathematics
Literacy and English
Health and Wellbeing
Social Studies
Religious and Moral Education
Religious Instruction and Observance
Sensitive Aspects of Learning
Developing Young Workforce