Background

1.1 Curriculum for Excellence sets out a requirement for specific attention to be made to the development of literacy and numeracy. 

1.2 Building the Curriculum 1 described the role envisaged for all teachers in literacy and numeracy across the curriculum: 

"Competence and confidence in literacy, including competence in grammar, spelling and the spoken word, are essential for progress in all areas of the curriculum. Because of this, all teachers have responsibility for promoting language and literacy development."

"All teachers have responsibility for promoting the development of numeracy. With an increased emphasis upon numeracy for all young people, teachers will need to plan to revisit and consolidate numeracy skills across the curriculum."

1.2 Schools in all sectors will either have already considered, or will require to consider, how these expectations will be achieved and how it may affect their work practices. In some schools, specific teachers have been identified as CfE literacy and numeracy coordinators/champions.

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