I’m excited by the prospect and opportunity CfE brings to Scottish Education. I’m slightly frustrated by some folk talking about “The” Broad General Education at the expense of “a” Broad General Education. Excuse the pedantry but I think it’s important — the more we strive in our authorities for homogeneity in our schools delivering CfE the less we actually seem to understand CfE.
Surely the great liberation that A Curriculum for Excellence brings to Scotland is the fact that we should be celebrating the diversity in schools not creating a uniform model? Every school in Scotland should be able to be different from our immediate neighbour because every school contains unique pupils with unique needs.
As I said , the real liberator here is the freedom to be creative and innovative – not tied into a single unified template.
Or am I reading my documents wrong?
PS – Please excuse any dodgy spelling/grammar mistakes in this post – It’s been a long day and I often illustrate Irony by saying “I’m the English Teacher who can’t spell”