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Posts from the ‘Curriculum News’ Category

Fairtrade Group News

Our Fairtrade Group are delighted to announce that we have successfully renewed our Fairachiever Fairtrade status. This award is given to schools who have fully embedded the use of Fairtrade into their daily life and who take action/hold events to raise awareness of Fairtrade in their local community.

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New attainment data released (2016/17)

Scottish Government has collated attainment data from schools across Scotland.  This data shows attainment at the end of P1, P4, P7 and S3 based on teacher’s judgements, supported by moderation.  The data can be accessed here.  On the page, you can select the latest year (2016/17), the local authority (Perth and Kinross) and the school (St John’s RC Academy).

In future years, teacher’s judgements will be supported by the Scottish National Standardised Assessments.  Parents and Carers can find out more about these assessments and how teachers assess progress here. Read more

Performance Data Published

In order to help raise attainment and support school improvement, information is gathered annually on the attainment and destinations of school leavers across Scotland.

The information presented here is designed to give parents a view of how schools are meeting the challenges facing Scottish education today:

  • equipping children and young people with the skills, experience and attitudes needed in the 21st century,
  • raising attainment for all, and
  • ensuring every child has the same opportunity to succeed.

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Post-results Service: What happens at St John’s RC Academy

Parents, carers and SQA candidates have been made aware of the changes to the SQA appeals system over the course of the past two years. In short, the old appeals system has changed to a ‘results service’.  This service is very different from what was previously in place.  For clarity, the school’s policy is outlined here. This policy reflects the guidance offered by the Scottish Qualifications Authority.

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Curriculum Update

St John’s RC Academy (along with every school in Scotland) is undergoing a time of major curriculum improvement.  These improvements are needed so that we can enable every child and young person to be ready to meet the challenges of the 21st century. Read more

Curriculum for Excellence

At St John’s RC Academy we are developing and improving our curriculum continuously. Many of our most recent improvements have been developed in line with Scotland’s national curriculum called ‘Curriculum for Excellence’ (CfE). Read more

What is Curriculum for Excellence?

Scotland’s Curriculum for Excellence (CfE) represents a different approach to learning in schools and in the way education is delivered in nursery, primary schools, secondary schools, colleges, the workplace and the community. Read more