4: Head teacher



 1. Explain how you think ‘The Curriculum for Excellence’ has benefitted learners.

CFE has provided opportunities for young people to develop not just knowledge but also skills which should enable to achieve greater success in a future which is changing every day.


  1. Discuss any challenges ‘The Curriculum for Excellence’ has created for teachers and learners.

The underlying philosophy of CFE has not presented any great challenges. However the implementation has been challenging – a lack of clarity with regard to expected outcomes, the difficulties with SQA examinations and the subsequent redirection of the entire process has created significant challenges to the profession. This in turn challenges students and pupils.

  1. Describe the benefits to participants of the teaching styles used in your programme. N/A
  2. Describe ways in which your programme supports inclusion of males. N/A
  3. Outline the steps in your programme which improve attainment and inclusion. N/A
  4. Describe collaborations which have improved your programme. N/A
  5. Explain if developing scientific research through a kinaesthetic programme ‘dance-based research’ would support attainment in your course. N/A


  1. In your opinion, what are the best strategies to inspire all learners.

Learners need to feel engaged and valued. Courses need to be relevant and have a context which young people can related to. The key to any success if the quality of relationships in the classroom.

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