Curriculum for Excellence

Curriculum for Excellence aims to achieve a transformation of education in Scotland by providing a coherent, more flexible and enriched curriculum for 3 – 18 year olds focusing on a child-centred approach to learning.

Active Learning is used to engage and challenge the child’s thinking using real-life or imaginary situations. Using this methodology will mean that staff take advantage of opportunities for learning presented by:

  • Spontaneous and purposeful play

  • Investigation and exploration

  • Events and life experiences

  • Focused learning and teaching

Through building on the children’s previous experiences and providing differentiation and challenge, we are encouraging all aspects of development. The curriculum allows for different learning styles and children's independence but is supported by adults who structure the environment and intervene sensitively to extend the children’s learning.