Progress with introduction of new school curriculum

ANGUS schools have made “significant progress” in implementing the Curriculum for Excellence over the last two years, Angus Council’s education committee has heard.

At last Thursday’s meeting, education convener Sheena Welsh commended school staff for their work to ensure that new developments have been well understood by the entire school community.

She said: “Work is ongoing to embed new curriculum developments in day-to-day practice. Further developments and, in particular, developments relating to the introduction of the new SQA qualifications within the senior phase are being carefully planned across all schools.

“Angus schools are continuing to respond well to the training, resources, networking opportunities and practical advice provided by the education authority to support the full implementation of the new curriculum.

“Opportunities continue to be actively sought to seek the views and opinions of schools staff, pupils and parents about the curriculum.”

An Angus-wide progress report on the implementation of Curriculum for Excellence has now been prepared and will be submitted to the Scottish Government.

Copies of the full report are available on the council’s website at www.angus.gov.uk.