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 Hub on Glow contains materials which will assist practitioners in GME to develop a shared understanding of standards and expectations in the BGE. They can also be used to support teacher professional judgements.
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:
Leadership is key to the success of schools to which all colleagues can contribute.
This leadership programme aims to develop practitioners as teacher leaders who are able to positively influence Gaelic Education within their school. It has been developed by Social Enterprise Academy, in partnership with Education Scotland, and accredited by the Scottish College of Educational Leadership(SCEL).
Specific objectives are to:
apply leadership principles to the contemporary issues and challenges in Gaelic Education
use action learning and peer learning approaches to identify new approaches to improving practice
enable educational professionals to develop reflective practice techniques to ensure their ongoing development as classroom practitioners
develop practitioners’ own leadership ability.
Practitioners can gain an Award in Leadership (SCQF 9) on attending the leadership programme and successfully completing a reflective assessment. The programme, and related assessment, is delivered through the medium of Gaelic.
For more information, please contact Jessica@socialenterprise.academy.
Following on from the successful conference, Transitions to Secondary we are pleased to announce two further opportunities to support the development of the secondary GME curriculum.
The Scottish Learning Festival (SLF) is Scotland’s key educational event. We look forward to inviting you to a seminar for Gaelic Medium Education (GME) at 9.30am on Wednesday 20 September. This will have a focus on promoting excellence and equity for learners through an improved GME curriculum. We are delighted to invite Angus MacLennan, the headteacher of e-Sgoil, to co-present with us. Angus will share how e-Sgoil has been using technology to deliver different aspects of the curriculum to schools throughout Scotland. This seminar will be of interest to senior managers, teachers and curriculum partners. Registration for SLF 2017 is still open.
Following on from the SLF, we will provide professional learning at An t-Alltan to support the delivery of the secondary GME curriculum. E-Sgoil will co-present with us. This session will give practitioners an opportunity to become familiar with the digital technology that is used by e-Sgoil while promoting effective pedagogy. Registration for An t-Alltan is now open. Please visit, www.storlann.co.uk/an-t-alltan.
Please also refer to our Advice on Gaelic Education, some of which is statutory, on how to structure and design a curriculum for GME.