Last Updated: Friday, February 12, 2021

Currie Community High School: A shared vision for all learners

What is this?

​Currie Community High School has designed a curriculum model which underpins all developments with the principles of good curriculum design, effective learning and teaching, and partnerships.​

Who is this for?

​It is hoped that this exemplar will inspire schools to review and enhance their own good practice; it showcases how employer partnerships are a valuable contribution to the education of young people, and it demonstrates to parents and carers the school's commitment to ensure that their sons and daughters are fully equipped to make informed choices upon leaving school​.


Currie High aims to be a very forward-thinking school, which underpins all developments with the principles of good curriculum design, effective learning and teaching, and partnerships (HGIOS 4).

Our vision has grown from the establishment of a strategy group in 2016-2017 with representatives from all faculties, including Pupil Support and Support for Learning, who aimed to identify strengths and areas to develop and implement DYW, including discussion with the leadership team.​

Improvement questions​​

  • How effectively do you plan for career education opportunities and progression pathways for learners in your school?
  • In what ways do you ensure that you meet the needs of all learners in order to develop skills for learning life and work?
  • In what ways does the curriculum provision and timetabling in your establishment incorporate career education for all learners?
  • To what extent are partners involved in delivering meaningful, work related experiences for learners; the delivery of skills and qualifications and highlighting prospective career opportunities?
  • How do your plans address equality issues and help close the attainment gap?


Currie High YouTube video: Impressions from ​Senior Phase Roadshow

Currie High YouTube video playlist​​​: Road Trip Series - Visits to workplaces (2 videos)

Currie High YouTube video: Impressions from ​S3 STEM Networking Event

Currie High YouTube video playlist: Impressions from WOW (World of Work) Week (4 videos)

Currie High ​YouTube video: Staff Industry Insight Sessions

BTC 4: Skills for Learning, Life and Work​ (661 KB)

Word file: Currie Community High School (55 KB)

Explore this exemplar

What ​was done?

Currie Community High School continues to reflect, using data from baseline testing with S1, S3 and S5 (every two/three years), to lead and develop creative and innovative opportunities for students, these include (video examples of previous sessions):

What was the impact?

The work influences individual student’s learning journey, by offering work-based learning opportunities, including Foundation Apprenticeships and work placements. They have created a web space to share information and opportunities with students, partners and parents.

School departments ​designed customised CLPL (career long professional learning) to meet the development needs of all staff which works with support from their partners.

They have raised awareness with staff, students, parents and partners on the importance of a curriculum that develops the young workforce. Opportunities have been made to embed the Career Education Standards (CES) (3-18) and their own Skills Framework within the curriculum. Young people are more aware of where their learning, skills and subject choices which will better prepare them on their individual learner journeys​.