Education Scotland – Weekly Digest

The information in this blog article is taken from the Education Scotland Weekly News Digest. Read the full newsletter by clicking here. 

Education Scotland

CfE Statement & all Benchmarks now available

New Curriculum for Excellence Benchmarks for all curriculum areas are now available on the National Improvement Hub.  Developed by Education Scotland in consultation with individual teachers and networks across the profession, the Benchmarks embed a wide range of existing assessment guidance which includes significant aspects of learning, progression frameworks and annotated exemplification, into one key resource to support teachers’ professional judgement.

The Benchmarks are presented alongside the Experiences and Outcomes, along with supporting guidance and exemplification. Teachers should begin to familiarise themselves with the Benchmarks through using them to support assessment as appropriate in their local contexts, and taking account of current school improvement priorities.

Refreshed Technologies Experiences & Outcomes now published

The updated Technologies area of the curriculum is now available to download. The Technologies Experiences and Outcomes have been refreshed to ensure learners between 3-18 have the knowledge, understanding and skills in the technologies required to succeed in today’s world.  This refresh will ensure the Technologies area of the Curriculum is relevant and fit for purpose.

Join us in taking part in Earth Hour

Earth Hour is the world’s largest demonstration of support for action on climate change. It is an annual global celebration where people switch off their lights for an hour to show they care about the future of our planet. This year is the 10th anniversary and takes place at 8:30pm on 25 March.

Join Education Scotland at work or at home in signing up, taking part in the big switch off, raising awareness of the need to act on climate change and demonstrating your commitment to reducing Scotland’s greenhouse gas emissions. Find out more.

Tesco Bank Art Competition for Schools

The art competition, now in its 14th year, is opened for entries with great themes such as Feathery Friends; Pirates and Mermaids; Transported; and Tune In, Play On.

There are categories for Nursery, Primary, Secondary, Special Education Schools and Group entries. The closing date for this competition is Friday 5 May. Find out more.

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