Event: Policy Reunion – Curriculum for Excellence

Date: Friday 12th September, 2014 @ 13:30

Venue: Senate Room, Main Building, University of Glasgow

The introduction of the Curriculum for Excellence is arguably the most significant change in Scottish Education for a generation. The policy was adopted following a National Debate on Education initiated in the early years of the Scottish Parliament. After a very lengthy consultative and deliberative process, a framework was agreed which redefined the purpose, nature and methods of delivery of school education.

In this session, jointly organised by Policy Scotland and the Robert Owen Centre, we are bringing together a panel of people most closely involved in senior roles in the formulation and development of the Curriculum for Excellence to provide their insight into the early stages of policy development.

Our panel members include Peter Peacock who was the Minister of Education at the time the policy was being formulated, Philip Rycroft who was the senior civil servant leading the policy development process and Louise Hayward Professor in Pedagogy Policy and Practice . Their reminiscences, and those of other distinguished guests on our panel, will provide unique insights into the gestation of the Curriculum for Excellence from an ‘insider’ perspective. The focus of the reunion event is quite properly on the origins and development of the Curriculum for Excellence policy, but the panel will have things to say about the issues raised in implementing such a significant change in policy direction.

Tea and coffee will be served from 13:30. The event commences at 14:00 and will end at 16:00.

If you are interested in education or public policy or both, we extend a warm welcome to come along. Discussion will be organised around a timeline on the Curriculum for Excellence that will be circulated in advance to those who register for the event.

Prior to attending the event please contact admin@policyscotland.co.uk if you have any specific access requirements or if you require personal assistance in the event of an evacuation.