With the implementation of a new curriculum in Scotland called the Curriculum for Excellence, there is an expectation for children to progress beyond being just successful learners. Children are also expected to develop as responsible citizens, confident individuals and effective contributors. While it is the responsibilty of the school to develop this in all pupils, Class Teachers are the ones who manage this development in children on a day-to-day basis with their teaching.
Mrs Irvine was the Class Teacher for both Robert and Jimmy until Jimmy moved to the school's other P1 class. After the October mid-term holiday, Mrs Mouat become Jimmy's Class Teacher.