Education Scotland showcases schools on the Journey to Excellence




Issued by Education Scotland

Education Scotland has published new case study films highlighting examples of good practice in creativity, health and wellbeing and religious and moral education from establishments in Scotland.

The films, available on the Journey to Excellence (JtE) website, are helping schools across the country learn from those leading the way in innovative practice.

The aim of these films is to support and inspire practitioners. They are designed to complement Education Scotland’s 3-18 thematic reviews of creativity, health and wellbeing and religious and moral education, which were published last year.

The Curriculum Impact series is designed to present a subject-by-subject picture of how children and young people are experiencing learning in different areas of the 3-18 curriculum, and these new films include 34 case studies demonstrating the breadth and depth of quality learning experiences for children and young people across a range of settings.

For example, one film focusses on a project by Wick High School to engage learners in ICT by creating an app. The further benefit is the app aims to interest females in ICT.

Another looks at Dundee and Angus College’s Creative Spaces competition which saw second year pupils from a number of local authorities compete in a construction project.

The films sit alongside a range of resources on the JtE website for practitioners to build their capacity for improvement through reflection, discussion and planning for change.

Lesley Brown, Assistant Director for Families, Inclusion and Local Authorities, said, 'We are really pleased to launch this new case studies which exemplify innovative work in creativity, health and wellbeing and religious and moral education.

'We hope these are helpful professional learning resources that will support practitioners in developing their practice that in turn improves outcomes for children and young people.

'I would like to thank the practitioners, learners and all who were involved in sharing their practice. We look forward to further expanding on this with more examples of how our schools are leading the way in developing learning opportunities unique to their learners.'

Dr Fiona Grant, Acting Headteacher at Wick High School, said, 'We’re really pleased to have our work recognised by Education Scotland. It’s a great honour that the case study film about the ‘Apps for Good’ competition is being used as an exemplar of creativity on the Journey to Excellence website.

'We hope that it will inspire practitioners from across the country and beyond to include creativity within ICT and engage learners to take part and let their creativity flourish.'

The film case studies are available to download free from the Journey to Excellence website or iTunesU.

For more information, please contact Paul Williams on 07931168098.

11 Nov 2014
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