It is clear that there have been a number of problems with the implementation of Curriculum for Excellence in Scotland. Headteacher John Rutter gives us his ‘state of the nation’ and considers what now needs to happen

Scotland’s Curriculum for Excellence (CfE) is now eight-years-old. The first few cohorts have been through the examination process and received their qualifications.

The system is here to stay and yet we are still heading through many revisions, year-on-year changes to the exams and in-course assessments and worries from teachers that they are still not getting it right and not able to do the best for their pupils.

Many aspects of the curriculum continue to be vague and open to misinterpretation, yet some of our governing bodies seem to carry on with the illusion that all is well. So if the system is failing us, what needs to be done to make things better?

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