There will be new ways of assessing each child’s progress to make sure that potential is achieved. New
qualifications are being developed:
* Literacy and Numeracy Tests (at the end of S3) from 2012/13
*National 4 and 5 qualifications from 2013/2014
*Access, Highers and Advanced Highers to be updated to reflect Curriculum for Excellence
In playrooms and classrooms staff will be using improved ways of assessing children’s learning taking
account of national and local advice and guidance. Your child’s progress will be reported to you so that
you know how well your child is doing.
Each year your nursery/school will let you know what is being done to implement Curriculum for
Excellence so that you can be confident that your child is receiving a high quality education.
Raising Achievement for All forms the overarching strategy for the service. Subtitled ‘Experiences to
Last a Lifetime’, this strategy aims to harness the combined forces of Learning and Leisure Services to
provide a rich set of learning opportunities and experiences for young people and adults which begin in
the classroom, nursery or learning centre and extend out into the community and the wider world beyond.
In seeking to offer ‘Experiences to Last a Lifetime’, we will also look to draw upon ‘a lifetime of
experiences’ already there in the communities which make up North Lanarkshire.