Resources for parents

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There are several Curriculum for Excellence resources for parents, including videos and leaflets, covering the stages Early level, Primary and Secondary. Printed copies of the leaflets are also available.

Early Years - Down on the farm

Nursery children from Rothes Primary got their hands dirty learning outdoors. They worked as a group to grow tatties and learn how wiggly worms help the environment.

Primary – Birds on Loch Leven

In Kinross P7 pupils visited Vane Farm Nature Reserve with children from their local secondary. They learnt about birds, made some drawings and sketches then turned these into cards, which were sold to raise money for the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB).

Secondary – In the doghouse

The 'Kennel Club' project at Deans Community High School in Livingstone was an innovative way of bringing different curriculum areas under one roof.

Background and benefits - Curriculum for excellence factfile

(Series 1) Information on the background to Curriculum for Excellence and the benefits it brings to Scottish education.

Overview of key terms and features - Curriculum for Excellence fact file

A fact file which provides definitions and explanations for some of the terms that are used in Currriculum for Excellence.

Assessment and qualifications - Curriculum for Excellence fact file

(Series 1) This document answers questions from parents, employers and learners on assessment and qualifications and Curriculum for Excellence.

The secondary experience - Curriculum for Excellence factfile

(Series 1) Information on how Curriculum for Excellence has affected education at secondary level.

Health and wellbeing - Curriculum for Excellence fact file

(Series 2) This fact file provides information on Curriculum for Excellence and its focus on health and wellbeing.

Parents as partners - Curriculum for Excellence fact file

(Series 2) This fact file examines how parents can become more involved in their child's education as part of Curriculm for Excellence.

Supporting learners - Curriculum for Excellence factfile

(Series 2) This fact file looks at how Curriculum for Excellence provides support for learners, both on a day to day basis and at specific times or for specific needs.

Curriculum for Excellence fact file - Literacy across learning

(Series 3) This fact file gives information on what literacy skills are, and how they are being developed across the whole curriculum. 

Curriculum for Excellence - Numeracy across learning

(Series 3) This fact file provides information on how we define numeracy today, and how it is being developed across the whole curriculum.

Curriculum for Excellence - 3-18 Transitions

(Series 3) This fact file provides information on the transitions children and young people will face throughout their education and beyond, and how parents and carers can help them through these transitions.

Curriculum for Excellence and Community Learning and Development - Improving Life Chances

This leaflet explains how Curriculum for Excellence and Community Learning and Development are working together to improve the life chances of all young people in Scotland.

Curriculum for Excellence - Outdoor learning

(Series 3) This fact file gives information on all aspects of outdoor learning, including how parents can help their children get the most out of learning in the outdoors.

Implementation of Curriculum for Excellence Q and A 2011

This Q and A document offers responses to some key issues around the implementation of Curriculum for Excellence.

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More from Education Scotland

  • Information for parents and carers

    Leaflet and film clips to support practitioners, parents and carers in developing a shared understanding of the four key principles set out in the Pre-Birth to Three guidance.

Other websites

  • Parenting across Scotland

    A partnership of adult relationship organisations and children’s charities working together on issues affecting parents and families in Scotland today.

  • ParentLine Scotland

    For any parent or carer who needs information, support or guidance, or simply someone to talk to, call 0800 028 2233.