In support of Year of Young People 2018, Historic Environment Scotland and Social Enterprise Academy have launched a new opportunity for schools and social enterprises, aimed at inspiring young entrepreneurs and promoting Gaelic language. For more information contact email@example.com.
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.
This section of the Advice is available here:
There is also an earlier blog entry which may be useful to read.
Seo fiosrachadh ùr:
Please see our latest Briefing on Gaelic Education here:
The Scottish Government has commissioned Gaelic Medium Education Scottish National Standardised Assessments (GME SNSA) as part of the National Improvement Framework. The GME SNSA will assess children and young people from Gaelic Medium Education in reading, writing and numeracy during P1, P4, P7 and S3.
Giglets Education is developing the GME SNSA for launch in schools in August 2018. We are now bringing together a team of educators with experience of CfE in Gaelic Medium Education to develop content for the GME National Standardised Assessments.
Please visit https://www.obraichean.co.uk/job/giglets-education-5-gme-assessment-content-developer-2/ for details and to apply.
Flexible Approaches to Promoting and Delivering Gaelic across the Curriculum
Tuesday 27th February 2018 at Jury’s Hotel, Inverness
Bòrd na Gàidhlig are hosting a conference to support the delivery of GME at the secondary stages. The agenda includes:
- E-Sgoil sharing how digital technology may be used to deliver the curriculum
- SQA providing an update on the qualifications that are available to support GME.
To register for the conference, please contact Carol@gaidhlig.scot
Please search Gaelic on the National Improvement Hub for useful resources to support the development of the secondary GME curriculum. These include:
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:
For details of other leadership developments for education practitioners at all levels, 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
PLEASE NOMINATE AT
Tha Dùbhlan Matamataig an Leas Phrìomh Mhinisteir ri fhaighinn ann an Gàidhlig an seo:
Tha sinn an dòchas gun còrd e ruibh.
Deputy First Minister’s Maths Challenge is available through the medium of Gaelic:
Fun, festive activities to keep your child busy over the holidays!
Please see this presentation which gives an overview of the Read, Write, Count initiative. It explores the potential of Read, Write, Count as a parental engagement tool and discusses practical ways to integrate Read, Write, Count in schools and communities.
The presentation includes how Bookbug and Read, Write, Count has been used as a support tool for parental engagement and family learning in Gaelic Medium Education. It also highlights the related impact on Gaelic language development .
* A Glow login is required *