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Education Resources

Curriculum for Excellence

The Curriculum for Excellence sets out an aim - for all children to develop their capacities to be successful learners, confident individuals, responsible citizens and effective contributors to society.

The Standards in Scotland (Schools) etc Act 2000 states that "education should be directed to the development of the personality, talents and physical abilities of the child or young person to their fullest potential" and that "due regard...should be paid to the views of the child or young person in decisions that significantly affect them, taking account of the child or young person's age or maturity".

In taking forward this challenging agenda, Education Resources will support schools, establishments and services to address key developments in the Curriculum for Excellence programme. This will incorporate approaches to enriching the learning experiences of all pupils through Assessment is for Learning, Determined to Succeed and Citizenship developments. Education Resources will, in the context of these developments, support improvement within establishments and services, ensuring the best possible education for learners.

The Curriculum and Quality Improvement Service is responsible for:

  • curriculum planning and development
  • delivery of the Curriculum for Excellence
  • delivery of a comprehensive programme of continuing professional development for teachers, and
  • planning and monitoring activities across the whole of Education Resources