Tulloch Primary School

Tulloch Primary School
Life at Tulloch Primary School

The Curriculum

What the Tulloch School Community want for our children

In Tulloch Primary we believe that the curriculum should:

*enable children to achieve their full potential as successful learners, confident individuals, responsible citizens and effective contributors

*incorporate the seven principles of design within Curriculum for Excellence

  • challenge and enjoyment
  • breadth
  • depth
  • progression
  • relevance
  • coherence
  • personalisation and choice

*provide learning opportunities within the four contexts for learning

  • The ethos and life of the school
  • The eight areas of the curriculum (Literacy and Languages, Numeracy, Health and Wellbeing, Social Subjects, Science, Technologies, Expressive Arts and Religious and Moral Education)
  • Interdisciplinary Learning
  • Opportunities for personal Achievement

The Ethos and Life of the School as a Community

Our curriculum offers a broad range of learning experiences to meet the needs and interest of all our pupils. Pupil voice is of paramount importance in the planning process to ensure relevant and meaningful opportunities are delivered to all. Connections with parents, local community and relevant partners take place throughout the planning process providing continuity and coherence.

Curriculum Areas and Subjects

A broad general education is at the heart of all experiences offered at Tulloch Primary School. All our learners will have the opportunity to enhance their skills across all curricular areas in an environment which is safe, happy and nurturing.

Within a Curriculum for Excellence (CfE) learning and teaching is organised within 8 curricular areas:

• Literacy and languages (including French 1+2 programme for all pupils Nursery - P7)

• Mathematics and numeracy

• Health and wellbeing (including Physical Education)

• Sciences

• Social subjects

• Technologies

• Expressive arts (music, art, drama)

• Religious and moral education

We aim to develop the child as a whole by providing a variety of enriching learning experiences and opportunities for personal achievement tailored to each individual’s needs. Connections across the curriculum making relevant links that encourage deep sustained learning and opportunities to develop and apply skills for life, learning and work.

To find out more about the Curriculum for Excellence, have a look at: Parent Zone Scotland

Opportunities for Personal Achievement

Our varied programme of experiences, clubs and masterclasses offer a wide choice of opportunities for personal achievement for all pupils. The ethos of the school actively encourages pupils to pursue various roles of responsibility and leadership for example: pupil council, house captains and classroom monitors. Our charity work as identified by the children involves the whole school and develops the concept of giving.

Personal Support

All our children benefit from working with adults who know them well and offer regular opportunities to discuss their learning, set goals and agree next steps. Our pupil portfolios demonstrate to the whole school community, pupils, parents and staff, the high value we place upon reflection and evaluation in all aspects of learning. Through use of portfolios, learners are encouraged to identify skills and understand the application of these to life, learning and work. Support is provided as necessary to remove barriers to learning so that our pupils can achieve success in their learning.

Learning and Teaching

The success of our curriculum is through the delivery of high quality learning and teaching, with a particular focus on ensuring progression and continuity in core learning. This is at the heart of our work and the use of a variety of teaching methodologies is an essential feature of our curriculum. A wide range of teaching strategies is implemented by all staff, where approaches to learning and assessment are varied and pupil-centred. Assessment for Learning techniques, direct teaching, self and peer assessment, individual and group work, including co-operative learning, text-based work and practical work, the use of IT to support learning, outdoor learning, global citizenship, educational visits and visiting speakers are examples of approaches and methodologies designed to actively engage our pupils in their learning. There is a focus to continually support the professional development of our staff in the field of learning and teaching. Formal and informal observation, survey results, attainment analysis and feedback are considered to promote improvement.