We have updated the Advice on Gaelic Education to reflect some recent changes to the 1+2 policy. This change enables children to continue with L3, as they move from primary to secondary, if schools are able to demonstrate that children’s achievements are “approaching the second level”. We have included challenge questions, matched to the quality indicators, to support self-evaluation for self-improvement.
Newly-appointed headteachers can now apply to join Scottish College of Educational Leadership (SCEL)’s In Headship programme. The In Headship programme encompasses the role of a headteacher as a strategic leader within, across and beyond the school community. It is designed to facilitate and support head teachers in the transition through the early stages of headship, to enable them to develop as effective strategic leaders who contribute to system leadership. This programme aims to support the first phase of headship and develop an understanding of the Standard for Headship in practice. For more information and to apply, please visit:
Over 50 schools around Scotland are enjoying inspirational author visits through the First Minister’s Reading Challenge Inspiring Classrooms fund. If successful, your school could receive a £500 grant to bring an author to your school. Please note: you must register for the Reading Challenge to be eligible to apply for this opportunity.
Win a reading tent, cushions and a bundle of books by telling us what you thought of this year’s Bookbug Primary 1 Family Bag. Fill out our survey by 31 January 2018 to be in with a chance of scooping this great prize.
Our flash fiction competition challenges you and your pupils to compose a story in 50 words or less. This month, we’re looking for stories featuring an old piano. Get your entries to us by 31 January 2017 for the chance to win exciting prizes and have your story featured on our website.
The Scottish Education Awards recognise early learning and childcare settings and schools that have developed a vibrant and progressive culture and climate of continuous innovation in relation to Gaelic Medium and Gaelic Learner Education. The culture and ethos should promote respect, ambition and achievement in Gaelic Education while improving outcomes for all learners in ways which eliminate inequity.
Do you know an early learning and childcare centre or school that can respond to the above statement? Then why not nominate them for the Gaelic Education Award?
Nominations close at 12 noon on Wednesday 14 February 2018
Scotland’s National Centre for Languages (SCILT) has published a case study which focuses on increasing the uptake for languages as young people move from the broad general education into the senior phase. It demonstrates how self-evaluation has been used to secure improvements.
The Moderation Cycle is now available through the medium of Gaelic. This outlines each stage of the moderation process and assists in enabling practitioners to develop a shared understanding of standards and expectations in the BGE.
An External Examiner is required for the successful STREAP Programme to start immediately. This post will normally be for a period of 4 years but will be dependent on continued funding from Scottish Government.
This postgraduate programme was developed jointly by Sabhal Mòr Ostaig UHI and the University of Aberdeen. It aims to meet the needs of fully-qualified educationalists who want to enhance and extend professional practice in the teaching of subject/stage through the medium of Gaelic.
The programme covers a range of theoretical, historical and policy perspectives – interpretive, social, creative – relating to immersion and bilingual teaching and the promotion of Gaelic Medium Education.
It develops participants’ personal Gaelic language skills, competence and confidence in classroom practice and critical reflection in the Gaelic medium context.
To express interest, please send a current CV to Catriona MacDonald at the University of Aberdeen firstname.lastname@example.org.
The SCEL Teacher Leadership Programme supports teachers and practitioners to make a difference in the classroom, school and wider community through access to innovative and quality leadership development programmes and activities. For more details, please visit: