At Drumlanrig, our intention
is to develop each pupil's potential, to foster positive attitudes towards
learning and to develop a positive self esteem in our pupils.
We encourage respect for and between pupils and adults, and a responsible
attitude towards caring for the school and the environment.
We actively promote positive
links between parents and school, and encourage shared responsibility for the
education of the pupils.
Links are developed with the
wider community through the involvement of individuals and outside agencies such
as training colleges, the local High School and Health related agencies in the
work of the school. Using these approaches, we aim to equip children to be
successful learners, confident individuals, responsible citizens and effective
We aim to provide a balanced curriculum, which is meaningful and relevant to pupils’ needs by:
the planned development and
implementation of the Early Years Curriculum
and 3 – 18 Curriculum Guidelines
and A Curriculum for Excellence.
the planned provision of programmes of
study which deliver a broad, progressive and coherent curriculum.
clear forward planning; long, medium and
short term, which identifies learning outcomes, planned assessments, evaluations
of pupils’ attainment and identified next steps in learning
We aim to encourage high standards of pupil attainment in all areas of the curriculum by:
developing effective systems of
assessment, evaluation and
monitoring of pupils’ learning which informs teaching and learning.
monitoring and evaluating pupils’
attainment and progress to maintain the high standards of attainment of our
school in relation to National Attainment targets.
3. LEARNING AND TEACHING
We aim to meet the needs of all pupils through quality in the learning and teaching process by:
employing a variety of learning and teaching approaches appropriate to
the needs of pupils.
providing opportunities for pupils to be
actively involved in and have some responsibility
for their own and others’ learning.
the setting of meaningful tasks and
activities to support pupils’ learning based on information gathered from
SUPPORT FOR PUPILS
We aim to provide a well defined system of support for pupils which meets their academic, physical and social needs by:
encouraging pupils to have a good self
esteem through the recognition of their qualities and to realise
that with support and a positive attitude, they can fulfil their
meeting the needs of pupils through the
provision of quality programmes and a well organised system of support for
We aim to create an attractive, welcoming and safe environment, in which all members of the school community know that they are valued and work in partnership by:
instilling a sense of well being and
pride in our school .
promoting a sense of mutual respect
through tolerance and co-operation
and the promotion of positive behaviour and discipline.
the implementation of identified security
welcoming the involvement of parents and
the wider community in the
life of the school.
aim to provide quality accommodation and resources in all areas of school life
the implementation of a planned programme
of refurbishment of the interior and exterior of the school.
the development of appropriate, relevant
and varied resources readily accessed by pupils and staff.
working together to ensure
that staff are deployed efficiently and effectively to support staff and
providing effective staff development
which meets the needs of all staff through career review and consultations.
efficient and effective administration of
school finances to support teaching and learning.
MANAGEMENT LEADERSHIP AND QUALITY ASSURANCE
aim to encourage a culture of management that promotes a team approach and self
ensuring that all staff have an
opportunity to participate in self evaluation and recognise their strengths and
contributions to the life of the school.
involving the school community as
appropriate in the school development planning and review process.
monitoring and evaluating, as a team, the
progress and effectiveness of the work of the school.