Pupil of the month
Recognising achievement is an integral part of Curriculum for Excellence. Gaining recognition for a range of achievements and for the skills for learning, skills for life and skills for work that are developed through this achievement, benefits all children and young people. The reasons for recognising learners’ achievements include:
- to increase self-esteem, improve motivation and keep young people engaged in learning.
- to encourage young people to reflect on their learning – where they are and where they want to go – and help them to articulate the skills gained, in discussion with other learning partners and in interviews with potential employers, colleges or higher education.
- to help deliver the aims, values and purposes of Curriculum for Excellence – in which planning opportunities for achievement is an integral part of the curriculum.