University of Edinburgh

Curriculum for Excellence

Presented on Friday 25 February 2011

Course evaluation summary

Number of Participants: 39
Number of Respondents: 30

Overall Assessment:

How would you rate the following: Excellent = 1; Poor = 5

Enhancement to your expertise


Content and supplementary material


How will you use what you have learned today?

Ideas for cross curricular learning. Use of theme work in taking Curriculum for Excellence (CfE) forward.
I will be able to inform staff of ways of working in other Authorities. I will be able to find info on the LTS site hopefully more effectively. I haven't been involved with GLOW before so that is a great resource which I will use, thanks.
Look in more detail at the HMIe advice list. Evaluate our current planning/evaluation sheets.
Take back to our team to help with planning. (3)
Hopefully to inform my forward planning.
Review planning sheets.
Review current approaches, means of documenting, and incorporate suitable additions from other samples shared today.
Our local service in very early stages of developing planning documents so will 'borrow' some ideas from today as a starting point.
Very useful in day-to-day work.
Currently reviewed all of what was discussed today so will feed into evolving practice/planning.
Intake CfE further within our sensory department.
I will take all information and use some of the ideas shared in my planning.
Active learning strategies very useful. Liaison strategies very useful.
Cascade to team; influence plans on complex VI.
Share information with staff. (2)
To look at how we plan for our pupils. By using examples given, make changes to and improve our existing system.
Ideas shared during discussion were very useful and practical and I will take these forward to share with my colleagues.
Adapting current paperwork to CfE.
I will incorporate some of the planning examples into my work.
Will use some of comments/experiences/ideas to improve our own work on CfE.
Liaison tips - ID card useful idea. Good tips on liaising with secondary teachers.
In reformulating planning formats.
Take back some ideas about experiences and outcomes to adapt our approach to addressing these.
Would perhaps adopt some of the forms for recording etc. Also interesting to hear practical activities that some schools have used.

How would you rate the following: Excellent = 1; Poor = 5

Clarity of presentation


Pacing of course/event


What was best about the course/event?

Really enjoyed Monica McGeever's presentation - very useful and practical - would very much like copies of the outcomes broken down into steps. GLOW was very good.
It was good to hear how other Services are approaching CfE and to discuss with colleagues some of the finer details.
Presentations. Networking (5) - always very important.
Sharing concerns about where peripatetic staff can use CfE.
Probably some of the individual speakers.
Sharing information/ideas. (4)
Sharing good practice and liaison with other VI teachers.
GLOW training and discussion.
Some really good practical presentations. Felt positive about how sensory services can contribute to CfE.
Opportunity to find out about practice in other areas and other colleagues kindly sharing sheets etc used in their settings.
I enjoyed the presentations, particularly the active learning.
Discussion group.
The chance to meet professionals in same field - chance to discuss relevant issues.
Practical - best CfE event I have attended.
Opportunity to meet other Teachers of the Deaf (ToDs) and share experiences.
Meeting people working in a similar area and having the opportunity to talk and share expertise.
The group discussion and some of the presentations confirmed that other services are doing similar things towards CfE.
Info on planning.
Meeting others. Finding that others are unclear about the CfE.
Clear presentations and follow-up material.
Hearing about what was going on in different areas of the country.
Time to swap emails - see other authorities paperwork/templates.
Ideas for planning. Validation of work currently doing.
The opportunity to share practice and get to know other ToDs across Scotland.
Variety of presentations.

What, if anything, could have been improved about the course?

I would have liked to hear a full discussion involving the whole group on planning, liaison, experiences and outcomes, and perhaps the points being written on the white board. It's great that the notes are being provided - many thanks.
Discussion groups arranged beforehand depending on what post you are in.
As always, more time on all the topics.
Time constraints due to travel delays.
Having handouts available on the day. (3)
More hands-on time to investigate GLOW as there was a lot to fit in during the afternoon session.
More time!
Timing of speakers.
More time for questioning.
Groups in PM - different places.
Discussion groups were too big and (the layout of the) room wasn't conducive to good conversation/difficult to hear, share ideas. (6)

Any other comments regarding the course?

Always useful to get together with other professionals in the field - useful discussions/connections made. Good ideas generated from presentations.
It was really good to be able to meet up with other professionals in Deaf and VI Education to share ideas.
GLOW session was great, practical and good to get time to explore with support.
Taking forward planning - workshop bringing together plans used and how Service plans to articulate with Individual Education Plans (IEPs); articulating with reporting and school plans.
Last session on GLOW was disappointing as I have no Internet access, therefore do not get the opportunity to access GLOW.
Very useful - important to have opportunity to chat with colleagues from different areas.
Good opportunities for networking.
More please!
Keep up the good work in the SSC.

Location and Venue

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Quality of venue


Have you made use of the website? If yes:






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How did you hear about this course?

SSC Courses Brochure. (10)
Course Leaflet Mailshot. (8)
Co-ordinator/Line Manager. (6)
SSC Newsletter. (1)
Colleague. (4)
SSC Website. (1)

What other CPD training would you like the SSC to provide?

Developments in Deaf and VI education.
Updates on CfE.
More supportive courses on CfE please would be great.
Technology and VI.
Specialist technology in visual impairment work.
Technological equipment.
Hearing impairment with language disorders.
Ongoing training such as today's event where teachers from all over Scotland attend.

Outcomes Assessment

Chartered Teacher Standard components:

Very useful = 1; Not useful = 5

your professional values and personal commitment


your professional knowledge and understanding


your professional and personal attributes