The values, purposes and principles for the curriculum 3-18 in Scotland are set out in Curriculum for Excellence. The curriculum aims to support children and young people to maximise their potential across four capacities to become successful learners, confident individuals, responsible citizens and effective contributors.
Curriculum for Excellence 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 children to make connections 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. Out staff work hard to ensure that the school is a place where children feel safe, secure and included.
At Thomas Muir 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. As a new school, opened in April 2017, we have worked hard to develop the crucial Numeracy, Literacy and Health & Wellbeing curricula and are currently developing courses and programmes of study for other curricular areas.
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.