A Curriculum for Excellence ensures that the pupils receive a broad, balanced, cohesive, curriculum which progresses appropriately from Nursery through to secondary school and beyond. It provides a balance of teaching which supports children in becoming successful learners, confident individuals, responsible citizens, and effective contributors.

 Curriculum for Excellence

Children learn at different rates and have different strengths and needs. Ensuring that each child reaches their potential is an integral part of learning and teaching at Guildtown Primary.

Programmes of skills are planned at whole school level for each curriculum area, ensuring there is progression as each child moves through each level. Benchmarks are used to track pupils’ progress year on year to ensure the teaching and learning is at the correct pace and there is good support and challenge.

A variety of teaching approaches are used taking account of children’s learning styles, interests, and opportunities to work outdoors, take fieldtrips and work with experts within and out with school all contributing to the children’s learning experiences.

The core areas of our curriculum are defined as follows:

Languages (including French at all stages), Mathematics, Religious and Moral Education, Sciences, Social Studies, Technologies, Health and Wellbeing, Expressive Arts

These are taught throughout the school either as discrete subjects or through cross curricular learning contexts.