University of Edinburgh

Curriculum for Excellence

Presented on Friday 25 February 2011


This day is the follow-up to the feedback we received from those who attended the half-day Curriculum for Excellence session last March. This was an interactive day. The presentations were followed by group discussion sessions:

  • Curriculum for Excellence Planning
  • Active Learning from Donaldson's
  • Experiences and Outcomes
  • Liaison and Service Delivery

Jennifer McDougall showed how working groups can be set up on Glow - how to gather, store and share ideas.

This was an opportunity to come along and see how these aspects of Curriculum for Excellence are being developed for HI/VI pupils and to share good practice and ideas from different authorities.

Target Audience: Teachers, parents and all those working with deaf children and young people in schools.

Presenters: Fife Sensory Service;
Ayrshire HI Peripatetic Team;
Hazelwood School, Glasgow;
Windsor Park, Falkirk;
Sensory Support Services, North Lanarkshire;
Oaklands School, Edinburgh;
and Learning and Teaching Scotland


    10.20 am Welcome and Introduction, Janis Sugden, Co-ordinator & Carole Torrance CPD Organiser, Scottish Sensory Centre

    10.30 am Presentations

    • Planning, Jean McBryde & Lorna Duffin, Fife Sensory Support Service
    • Experiences and Outcomes, Fiona Smith, Hazel Stewart & Evelyn Green, Ayrshire HI Peripatetic Service; and Monica McGeever, Headteacher Hazelwood School
    • Active Learning, Clare Boyd & Moira Andrew, Donaldson's
    • Cross-School Working, Irene Scullion, Depute Headteacher Oaklands School, Edinburgh

    • VI Service Delivery, Alison Attwood, Acting Manager North Lanarkshire Sensory Services
    • Liaison, Catherine Finestone, Headteacher Windsor Park and Sensory Services, Falkirk

    12.15 pm Question and Answer session

    1.30 pm Group discussion following on from the morning on the materials/information sharing

    2.35 pm Hands on experience on Glow: Jennifer McDougall, Learning and Teaching Scotland

    3.45 pm Taking Curriculum for Excellence forward

  • 4 pm Course Evaluation and close