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What is Curriculum for Excellence?


The national Curriculum for Excellence (CfE) programme has been introduced. It has been developed to improve education for all children and young people and to put their needs at the heart of learning and teaching.

In Aberdeenshire we are committed to giving every child and young person the chance to realise their full potential and become successful, confident, responsible citizens who are able to contribute effectively to their learning community.


We need to continue to develop close working relationships with parents as key partners in their children’s learning.

At the present time the Education, Learning and Leisure Service is working directly with Head Teachers and staff in schools and communities to make sure that children and young people in Aberdeenshire receive the best possible education at this time of change.


Curriculum Framework 3-18 for Aberdeenshire is in place to give clear guidance to schools and communities on the planning and delivery of a meaningful set of curriculum experiences and entitlements that will prepare Aberdeenshire learners for 21st  Century Scotland.


Where Can I Find More Information?


There is a wide range of on-line resources which parents, carers and

young people can access to learn more about Curriculum for Excellence.


www.educationscotland.gov.uk/the curriculum/


www.parentzonescotland.gov.uk


On the Learning and Teaching Scotland website you will find information

about Parents as Partners, Building the Curriculum, Additional Support

Needs, Early Years, Assessment and Reporting: www.ltscotland.org.uk


National Qualifications: www.sqa.org.uk/sqa/34714.html


Additional Support Needs: www.enquire.org.uk


Curriculum for excellence Factfile overview (pdf)


Click here to download a copy of the Aberdeenshire Council information leaflet ‘What is Curriculum for Excellence’

Curriculum for Excellence

  letter to all Parents regarding  Implementation of CFE (click here to view)

                    S3 Profile

Click here to see the series of CfE briefings


Click here for information on the S3 Profile


Click here for an example of ‘My S3 Profile’


Click here to view Profiling leaflet

‘Nationals in a Nutshell’

Click here to view