Balwearie Skills Framework

Teachers are encouraged to target the Balwearie Skills Framework as part of Learning and Teaching and award merits based on performance in these areas.  This supports learners in understanding the practical application of skills in a variety of contexts and be motivated to demonstrate progress within these areas.

We track and monitor skills development for each pupil across the school. In addition, we will use the merits as a basis for our awards evening later in the year as we recognise wider achievement.

Learners can achieve the following merits upon demonstrating skills in an area:

  • Collaborative Skills
  • Enterprise and Creativity Skills
  • Health and Wellbeing Skills and Awareness
  • ICT Skills
  • Leadership Skills
  • Literacy Skills
  • Numeracy Skills
  • Problem Solving Skills

In addition to skills, pupils can achieve merits in:

  • Academic Achievement
  • School Contribution