The curriculum at Starley Hall is firmly based on Curriculum for Excellence, focusing on literacy and numeracy, health and well-being and ensuring young people develop skills for learning, life and work. All young people are offered a wide range of nationally accredited units and courses as they progress throughout the school, both within core subjects such as Mathematics and English, and in electives including social subjects and sciences.
Our school aims
We have very clear aims and objectives on our school, working towards producing the most positive impact for the young people in our care:
School assemblies are a big part of life in Starley Hall School; these assemblies follow a variety of themes and often involve ‘speakers’ and ‘guests’ from a variety of organisations.
These have included visits from the Police dogs where young people have learnt about the different jobs dogs undertake; local birds of prey organisations where young people were allowed to handle a variety of raptors; the army, who involved the whole school in team building exercises; speakers from Mary’s Meals who provided current information about the situation in Malawi; visitors - and dogs! - from Greyhound Rescue Fife, and the SSPCA who offered a ‘day in the life of an SSPCA Inspector’.
We have also had some excellent assemblies by 'Who Cares? Scotland'. These were delivered by both workers from 'WC?S' and from young adults who had previously been in care.