Gerry Lyons

CfE is a disaster? It’s news to me and my staff

With all the negativity in Scottish education at the moment, it’s no wonder we have morale issues

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I’m fed up. I’ve been a headteacher for 12 years and I’m fed up, not with any aspect of leading my two schools. I’m fed up with regularly reading about how bad our education system is; the disaster of Curriculum for Excellence (CfE); how we’re failing our young people; how active learning is making young people disruptive; or whatever the next damning opinion on our schools is – often from people who don’t work in them.

My biggest issue is not the effect that this must be having on the teachers who are subjected to it continuously, although I suspect it might be slightly discouraging. It’s ...

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