Curriculum for Excellence is Scotland’s response to an ever-more challenging and fast-changing world and workplace. It aims to raise standards and increase ambition. Change, as ambitious and far reaching as this, takes time and as parents of Dalziel pupils, we want to involve you in each development stage.
Broad General Education is one of the key terms used in Curriculum for Excellence. Each area of the curriculum in Broad General Education is broken down into experiences and outcomes often called Es & Os. The E’s & O’s describe the expectations for learning and progression within each curriculum area.
Click here to view the departments’ S1 CfE course outlines. These outlines explain how they link in with E’s & O’s and the timeframe, activities etc linked to each area of the course.
Please find below the report from our recent review of the Customer Service Excellence Award 2014. The report is very positive and is testament to the work done by our school every day.
We have retained the Customer Service Excellence Award with a glowing report , no categories marked as only Partial Compliance and an increase to five categories marked as Compliance Plus ( defined as ' Behaviours or practices which exceed the requirements of the standard and are viewed as exceptional or as an exemplar to others, either within the applicant's organisation or the wider public service arena').
This is a fantastic achievement for our school.
Any parents/guardians wishing to apply for free school meals or clothing grants can download an application form via www.northlanarkshire.go.uk/freeschoolmeals or collect a form from the School Office.
Any parents/guardians who applied last year should have either been sent a letter advising them of their entitlement and automatic award or an application form for completion.
Applications relating to the new term will be accepted by First Stop Shops from the first week in May. Early submissions are encouraged to ensure clothing grants are made and free school meals are registered for the start of the new session.
The examination results across the school have improved again, and this year show the best results ever for our school.
In particular, there has been a substantial increase in the number of pupils passing Higher exams in S5.
It is great to see all the hard work and commitment of pupils and staff paying off with improved pass rates.
A full breakdown of the school's results can be found Here
You may already be aware that secondary schools across North Lanarkshire have changed the structure of the school week from August 2014. The new structure will be based on 33 periods of 50 minutes. You will note that:-
- each school day will begin at 8.50 am
- the lunch-break will last for 45 minutes
- the morning interval is 15 minutes
- Monday, Tuesday and Thursday - school will end at 3.40 pm
- Wednesday and Friday - school will end at 2.50 pm and we hope to encourage a number of clubs to hold activities after school on these days.
For a copy of the new timetable, click Here