A Statement for Practitioners from HM Chief Inspector of Education (Aug 2016)
The Statement on Curriculum for Excellence provides key messages about what teachers and practitioners are expected to do to effectively plan learning, teaching and assessment for all learners.
In 2014 the Scottish Government commissioned the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) to undertake an independent review of the impact of Curriculum for Excellence. The resulting OECD report, published in December 2015, was extremely positive about what has been achieved but it also suggested that there was a need to simplify and clarify curriculum guidance.
This Statement is part of the streamlined guidance and support produced as a result of the OECD report. It states clearly what the priorities are for practitioners and provides clear advice on learning, teaching and assessment, including ‘what to do’ and ‘what to avoid’.
An appendix summarises and clarifies key information on the curriculum framework within which teachers and practitioners are expected to teach.