Category Archives: curriculum

East Renfrewshire Focus Group – Mearns Castle High, 29th April

A National Parent Forum focus group to take place in East Renfrewshire.

The focus group will seek parents views on CfE , its implementation and ongoing development not just in East Renfrewshire but in other areas and parents from outwith East Renfrewshire will also be attending.

The focus group takes place this Wednesday in Mearns Castle High at 7pm.

CfE aims to achieve a transformation in education by providing a coherent, more flexible and enriched curriculum, assessment and qualifications system from 3 to 18.

The introduction of new qualifications  is part of this, with the aim of reflecting the new style of learning, which places an emphasis on skills and knowledge and tests the understanding and application of knowledge as well as facts.

We would like to hear whether you as a parent feel that CfE is achieving these ambitions for you as a parent and for your children as they embark on their CfE journey.

We will feedback this parental perspective at all discussions surrounding education at a National Policy level, including the CfE Management Board, and hope that it will provide information to feed into the OECD report.

If you’d like to book a place, or would like more information, please contact our East Renfrewshire rep Joe McLachlan  Travel expenses can be reimbursed.


S4/5 Options Information Evening

Mr Phillips and Ms O’Donnell have sent home a letter inviting fourth and fifth year parents and carers to an Options Information Evening which will take place on Monday 2nd February.  

The evening will take the form of a presentation covering the choices which require to be made by pupils as they progress into S5/S6, the support offered by the school in making these choices and the nature of the S5/S6 curriculum.

Click here to read the letter.

Teacher of French and Spanish Vacancy

We are currently seeking to recruit a teacher of French and Spanish.

We require an appropriately qualified teacher to temporarily cover a 0.4 fte job-share teacher of French and Spanish post.

The position will be on a Monday and Tuesday from late January 2015 at least until Friday 1 May 2015.

If you are appropriately qualified and are interested in the post please contact Mr Smith, Head Teacher, at the school