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Partnership explores the opportunities for schools and centres to work with other agencies, the community and parents to improve learning and teaching.

Schools must be proactive in developing partnerships with the community and other agencies which help meet the learners' needs.

Parents also have a key role to play in the success of Curriculum for Excellence and what it can bring to their children. Therefore the special relationship that schools have with parents must be developed, enabling parents to be actively engaged in the life and work of the school.

Watch videos showing excellence in partnership

  • Bearsden Cluster - Science literacy
    Watch an approach taken by a secondary school and its partnership primaries to develop literacy across the sciences. Hear the benefits for children, young people and staff from this partnership working. As well as increased confidence of teaching sciences from primary staff the S1 sciences course now takes greater account of prior learning and has higher expectations of young people.
  • Bearsden Cluster - Skills progression
    Listen to the partnership working between Bearsden Academy and the partner primary school. Watch children at P3 carry out, record and observe an experiment in a science lab at the Academy. Hear about the sophisticated skills the children develop through this well-planned approach to skills progression.
  • Bishopbriggs Academy - Raising attainment - Involving parents
    Hear staff describe the effective partnerships with parents to help raise the attainment and achievement of each young person.

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