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Woodfarm School
Robslee Road, G46 7HG, UK Thornliebank
+44 (0)141-577 2600


Woodfarm High School is a co-educational and non-denominational Integrated Community School, catering for pupils of all ability ranges from First Year through to Sixth Year. The capacity of the school is 933 pupils, and the roll at present is 750 pupils.

As a Community School, Woodfarm High follows the key aims of that initiative. We seek to raise attainment for all our pupils; those who are extremely able academically and those who have to cope with special challenges. We look at the needs of the individual child, planning targets for attainment but also recognising a whole range of school and home-based achievement and activity, from sporting or musical activities in school to club membership outside school; from attendance at our readers' club to responsibilities at home. Our aim is to recognise that every child is more than a pupil, and to build on that relationship, giving our young people a real voice in their school, not least through pupil councils and consultation groups.

We aim to create lifelong learners, able to grow and adapt their skills in response to the world of study and work which awaits them beyond school, and in a ever-changing society.

We hope that every child will enjoy his or her years at Woodfarm High School and that parents and carers will feel involved in the life of the school. Real partnership between home and school is crucial to every child fulfilling his or her potential. We will keep parents and carers informed but will also be eager listeners; we are sincere in our wish to work with parents and carers in the interests of our young people. Woodfarm High School is, above all else, their school.

School Aims
  • Focus on all the needs of all children
  • Work with our partners to provide an integrated delivery of services to the child and the family
  • Clear planning to improve attainment and achievement
  • High levels of engagement and consultation with parents and carers
  • Explicit commitment to the welfare of pupils, demonstrated by the arrangements for pastoral support and the emphasis that the school places on their emotional and social development
  • Good engagement with the wider community, especially in addressing barriers to learning
  • Professional, determined and courageous leadership


What is a school curriculum?

A school curriculum describes what children and young people do in school. In pre-school classes the curriculum promotes children’s emotional, personal and social development as well as encouraging intellectual, physical and creative skills through play activities and learning by example. The primary school curriculum includes the areas which develop children’s basic skills such as mathematics, language, expressive arts, environmental studies, religious/moral education and personal and social development. Then, in secondary schools, the curriculum involves the subject areas, such as geography, history, languages, etc, and the courses which lead to assessment and qualifications.

This is the way education has been defined for many years, with little variation. As times change education needs to change too, to prepare children and young people for future life and work.

A Curriculum for Excellence takes a new and different approach …

  1. Through A Curriculum for Excellence, young people will be given the best possible chance to realise their potential for a successful future.
  2. Excellence in education means putting the child first and equipping every young person with the knowledge and skills most suited to their particular talents and aspirations.
  3. A strong emphasis will be placed on literacy, numeracy, citizenship, health and well-being and the essential skills for life and work.

A Curriculum for Excellence asks: ‘What is education for?’

The Scottish Executive set up a group to review the curriculum in 2003, its task was to identify the purposes of education for children from the age of 3 to 18, and some general principles which would help to create a curriculum to achieve those purposes. 

The purposes of education are to enable all young people to become:

 successful learners      confident individuals       

responsible citizens     effective contributors

For full details on the four purposes of education, please visit:

  What will this mean for schools and other educational establishments?

They will need to consider all that they do and how it enables children and young people to become successful learners, confident individuals, responsible citizens and effective contributors. This includes looking at learning and teaching activities, day-to-day experiences, events and celebrations.

What is happening now?

  • The present curriculum is being reviewed to make sure that is it up-to-date, challenging, enjoyable and relevant. Opportunities for choice are being considered to allow a range of choices from play activities, through to programmes which allow greater depth of study


  • Educators and schools are looking at what they are doing now and how that fits in with the four purposes.

  • New ‘Skills for work’ courses are being developed and introduced.

When will the changes take place?

Next year (2006-07) will be when implementation begins and there will be training and support for teachers as they work on making changes.

How can I get involved as a parent?

Ø      You might like to discuss the information in this leaflet with your child’s school or pre-school centre.

Ø      If you want to find out more about A Curriculum for Excellence there is a website with more detail and up to date information on developments. It can be found at or visit parentzone at  


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83 Deanston Drive



G41 3AQ

Tel 0141 632 8617


  1. How do I contact the school ?
  2. Who do I contact if I want to discuss my child's progress or a concern ?
  3. How can I become more involved in the school?
  4. When are the parents' nights?  What can I expect to find out about my child?
  5. Who are the Year Heads?
  6. I need more information about EMAs (Educational Maintenance Allowance)
  7. When I write a note regarding absence who should I contact?
  8. Is there anyway of finding out if a letter has been sent home with my son/daughter?
  9. Can I find out more about individual subjects?

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