Changes to National 5s

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Following the Deputy First Minister’s announcement  in September regarding changes to assessment in National Courses, SQA have  now shared some more information on what the changes will be for individual subjects. The removal of units and unit assessments means that course assessments will need to be strengthened. The changes can be viewed online: http://www.sqa.org.uk/sqa/78398.html and SQA have compiled this […]

National Improvement Framework in a Nutshell

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NPFS has developed a publication for parents which provides a helpful overview of the National Improvement Framework, patient launched by the First Minister on 6 January 2016. The Framework is intended to drive both excellence and equity in Scottish education. Priorities will evolve over time to reflect emerging trends and will be reviewed annually. NPFS […]

Doran Review Parent Information Map

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Parents have a look at this roadmap which provides an overview of the progress that has been made in implementing the Doran Review recommendations in relation to the introduction of strategic commissioning of national education provision for children and young people with complex additional support needs. Doran Review – Parent Information Map

Have your say on the National Improvement Framework

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Parents, come along to the Scottish Government’s discussion events on the National Improvement Framework. What will the Framework mean for pupils, parents and schools? What will the new standardised assessments involve? How can parents have their say? To discuss these and other questions, register now – places are likely to fill up fast! The draft Framework can be found […]

CfE Working Group on Tackling Bureaucracy Statement

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The CfE Working Group on Tackling Bureaucracy was established following a commitment by Education Secretary Michael Russell at the EIS’s AGM to tackle concerns over unnecessary bureaucracy associated with the implementation of Curriculum for Excellence. The Group was chaired by Dr Alasdair Allan, sales Minister for Learning, Science and Scotland’s Languages, and tasked with identifying […]

Scottish University Admissions Statements: Curriculum for Excellence

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In recent weeks, most Scottish universities have issued statements about their admissions policies and how they will relate to the diverse range of potential Curriculum for Excellence learner journeys. Pathways into university might involve sitting qualifications at school or college over the course of a number of years and universities are now setting out what […]

School handbook guidance launched following consultation

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School handbook guidance launched following consultation I was delighted that the School Handbook guidance was launched today at Musselburgh Burgh Primary School this morning. The event signaled the delivery of our commitment to update the School Handbook to ensure that parents get the information they need from their child’s school. School Handbooks are an important […]

1) Broad General Education in the Secondary School – A Guide for Parents and Carers

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This is a guide for parents about broad general education, the period from age three to the end of S3, covering all of the experiences and outcomes across all curriculum areas. It has frequently-asked questions about the period of the broad general education (BGE) including what children learn and how their learning is assessed, understanding […]

Schools IT excellence group set up Experts consider digital communications for pupils

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Schools IT excellence group set up Experts consider digital communications for pupils Education Secretary Michael Russell has appointed the Chief Scientific Adviser Professor Muffy Calder to convene an ICT Excellence Group to consider the future development of the schools’ intranet ‘Glow’. The new ICT excellence group will draw on the experience and expertise of end-users, […]

CfE Update from Joanna Murphy

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June  2012 Dear Parent Council Chair I have been trying to keep you up to date with what the National Parent Forum has been doing around Curriculum for Excellence – hoping that this will help you as you see changes being made in your own school. Recently Scottish Government published four short films on Curriculum […]

New Qualifications – May Update Update for Parents and Carers New Guide

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New Qualifications – May Update Update for Parents and Carers New Guide A guide about the new qualifications is now available for parents and carers. It is available to download from the dedicated section of our website – www.sqa.org.uk/cfeforparents There is also a guide for young people at www.sqa.org.uk/cfeforyoungpeopleand updated guides for teachers and employers. […]

Beyond the Senior Phase: University Engagement with Curriculum for Excellence

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Universities Scotland today publishes its report, ‘Beyond the Senior Phase: University Engagement with Curriculum for Excellence’. The report considers university engagement with the senior phase of Curriculum for Excellence and sees university principals deliver a firm commitment to ‘fair and equal’ consideration of the varied range and routes to qualifications soon to be available to […]

New Qualifications – April Update Update for Parents and Carers

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30 April 2012 New Qualifications – April Update Update for Parents and Carers New Guide A guide about the new qualifications is now available for parents and carers. It is available to download from the dedicated section of our website – www.sqa.org.uk/cfeforparents There is also a guide for young people at www.sqa.org.uk/cfeforyoungpeopleand updated guides for […]

New National Qualifications Changing the Name of Access qualifications

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Access qualifications being developed to support Curriculum for Excellence, unhealthy will be called Nationals. Following engagement with education stakeholders, viagra including schools, colleges, employers and parents and in the interests of inclusivity and consistency in our National Qualifications, new Access qualifications will be called Nationals. This will take effect from 30 April 2012, when the […]

Curriculum for Excellence and the opportunities it provides "News Release"

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‘ADES, Education Scotland, SQA, The National Parent Forum of Scotland and the Scottish Government would like to take this opportunity to reaffirm their support for Curriculum for Excellence and the opportunities it offers to improve outcomes for Scotland’s children and young people. Parents should be reassured that the development of qualifications which reflect the new […]

Scottish Government Education and Lifelong Learning Directorate

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Cabinet Secretary for Education and Lifelong Learning Michael Russell MSP Responsibilities include: Further and higher education, science and lifelong learning, school education, early years, training and skills, new education agency, the Scottish Qualifications Authority, nurseries and childcare, children’s services, children’s hearings, social work, Youth Employment, Gaelic and Scots. Minister for Children and  Young People Aileen […]

SQA Video for Parents and Carers

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SQA has asked us to flag up the arent area of their website which gives a nice video introduction to the new qualifications that are being developed. You may have heard about Curriculum for Excellence from your child or from your child’s school. Curriculum for Excellence is the new approach to learning in schools which […]

Who does what in Scottish Education?

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Who does what in Scottish Education? The Scotland Act 1998 gave the Scottish Parliament power to make laws on devolved matters.  Education and training is a devolved matter. (others include health and social services, find law and order, local government, sport and the arts).  Employment and Social security are amongst the reserved matters. The Scottish […]