Education Overview

All pupils at Falkland House School follow the Curriculum for Excellence, which enables each young person to be a successful learner, confident individual, responsible citizen and effective contributor. They have a Key Teacher who is responsible for monitoring and guiding their progress, liaising with parents and professionals.

Pupils in the Junior class stay with the Primary Teacher for most subjects, but will see specialist teachers in Science, Craft, Design and Technology, Music and Physical Education. A broad general curriculum is followed through S1 to S3 with a strong focus on practical, project based learning and teaching.
Senior pupils focus on discrete subject areas leading to SQA qualifications from National 2 to Advanced Higher level. Their education is designed to prepare them for college and the workplace. This is enhanced by a Throughcare Co-ordinator who ensures all S4 to S6 pupils experience college placements, work experience and are given comprehensive career guidance.
Class sizes are small, between two and six pupils and each pupil has a personal Learning Journey document which tracks and provides evidence of work. The Learning Journey is used to celebrate success and also allows the Key Teacher to provide individualised targets and additional resources if required.
Whole school and mini projects ensure interdisciplinary learning and collaborative working in larger groups occur on a regular basis. The Seven Principles of Curriculum Design are used as part of our ongoing quality assurance process to ensure all pupils receive the best possible learning experience.

The latest Education Scotland and Care Inspectorate report stated:

"The school supports children and young people to develop and learn very well. Across care and education, staff provide a very welcoming, caring environment for children and young people. The school has very successfully supported a number of children and young people who have well established patterns of non attendance to re engage with their learning. Children, young people and their families speak extremely highly of the pastoral support they receive from staff at Falkland House."