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Title: Bringing Coherence to the Curriculum


1
Bringing Coherence to the Curriculum
  • Design, Development and Delivery

Anne Darling Head of Service Aberdeenshire Council
Tuesday 3 October 2006
2
Bringing Coherence to the Curriculum
  • Aberdeenshires Approach
  • Curriculum Strategy Group
  • Engagement
  • Creativity
  • Initial Strategy

3
Bringing Coherence to the Curriculum
  • Initial Strategy 6 Strands
  • Year of Reflection
  • Delivering Coherence
  • Continuing Professional Development
  • (CPD)
  • Inter-Authority Collaboration
  • Register of Interest
  • Closing the Gap Prevention of NEET

4
1. Supporting the Year of Reflection
Bringing Coherence to the Curriculum
  • National Expectation
  • We expect that the dialogue will be
  • encouraged, enabled and facilitated by
  • managers and headteachers.
  • How?
  • Further engage all staff in discussion about
    principles and purposes of ACfE.
  • Cont/

5
1. Supporting the Year of Reflection
Bringing Coherence to the Curriculum
  • Roles and Responsibilities
  • Curriculum Strategy Group
  • Headteachers (distributed leadership)
  • Education Network Managers
  • Curriculum Support Groups
  • Cont/

6
1. Supporting the Year of Reflection
Bringing Coherence to the Curriculum
  • Teachers are the key to successful
    implementation. Already beginning to-
  • Reflect together on ACfE proposals and
  • respond to them.
  • Work with colleagues within school, across
    schools to make connections.
  • Consider current LT approaches
  • and identify new ways of working.
  • Cont/

7
2. Delivering Coherence
Pupils become SUCCESSFUL LEARNERS CONFIDENT
INDIVIDUALS RESPONSIBLE CITIZENS EFFECTIVE
CONTRIBUTORS
  • When they
  • understand clearly what they are trying to learn
    and what is expected of them
  • are given feedback about the quality of their
    work and what they can do to make it better
  • are given advice about how to go about making
    improvements
  • are fully involved in deciding what needs to be
    done next

Through activities which demonstrate challenge
enjoyment breadth progression depth personalisati
on choice coherence relevance
Citizenship
A Curriculum for Excellence
AifL
DtS / EiE
Learning and Teaching
8
3. Continuing Professional Development
Bringing Coherence to the Curriculum
  • Key to year of reflection
  • Be wary of buying-in CPD
  • Build capacity from within
  • Sharing practice, cluster approach
  • Inter-authority (Aberdeenshire, Aberdeen City,
    Moray) approach

9
Bringing Coherence to the Curriculum
4. Inter-Authority Collaboration
  • Recognised as best practice nationally.
  • Project Manager, team of secondees (English,
    Mathematics Science).
  • Link with existing capacity AifL, DtS (super
    team).

10
Bringing Coherence to the Curriculum
5. Register of Interest
  • Learning and Teaching Scotland (LTS)
  • subject-specific
  • cross-curricular
  • Authority Support
  • disseminate good practice
  • Quality Assurance
  • National sounding board

11
6. Closing The Gap and Prevention of NEET
Bringing Coherence to the Curriculum
More Choices, More Chances (SEED 2006)
  • Importance of partnerships
  • ACfE provides opportunity to
  • Review current practice
  • Devise alternative curriculum projects
  • Vocational education programmes

12
A Curriculum for Excellence
Bringing Coherence to the Curriculum
Anticipated Timescales
  • Session 2006-2007
  • work on writing and testing draft curriculum
    guidance
  • finalising of curriculum guidance
  • year of reflection, piloting and trialling
  • June 2007 Curriculum guidance published

13
A Curriculum for Excellence
Bringing Coherence to the Curriculum
Anticipated Timescales (Continued)
  • Session 2007-2008
  • year of familiarisation
  • familiarisation, preparation and development
  • August 2008 Implementation begins
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