Parents

MerIT is an e-portfolio, a safe online space where children and young people can write about their achievements and keep track of what they have been learning in, and out of, school. They save this information as they progress through primary and secondary school. It is their personal learning diary.

Teachers are able to see the information your child has added to MerIT and can comment on their work. It helps teachers to develop a much broader picture of your child’s progress in developing important skills, knowledge and understanding.

Pupils can also store examples of their work online. This might include photographs of something they made or took part in, video clips or written work.

They can use MerIT out of school too, all they need is access to a computer and their secure password. And, of course, at home they can show you their MerIT portfolio.

MerIT has been developed to support the learning outcomes and experiences set out in the Curriculum for Excellence.

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MerIT recognises the importance of young people’s activities and experiences out of school, from helping out at home to taking part in youth clubs. We encourage them to add information about their activities and interests outside school as these also help them to develop their skills, abilities and personal qualities.

In the future, we plan to give you secure access to your child’s My MerIT record, so that you can also read about, and comment on, their progress in learning.

MerIT has been developed to support the outcomes and experiences set out in the Curriculum for Excellence.

If you would like to know more about MerIT please contact us.

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Curricular Areas

Definition

What you achieve and learn in the eight curriculum areas, or any subject in these areas. The curriculum areas are:

Usually, each area is made up of a group of related subjects. For example, Art, Dance, Drama and Music are all subjects in Expressive Arts.

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Your achievement might be:

School Ethos

Definition

What you achieve and learn by making a contribution to the ethos and life of the school as a community.

This includes:
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Across the curriculum

Definition

This is called 'interdisciplinary learning'. It’s about making connections between different areas of learning.

It includes what you achieve and learn by working on topics or projects that involve different areas of the curriculum.

This helps you to make connections between different areas of learning.

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Personal achievement

Definition

What you achieve and learn as a result of the many other opportunities you have in school for 'personal achievement'. These are usually activities that develop your self-awareness, confidence, strengths and talents.

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