Bòrd na Gàidhlig has set up this fund to support those currently working towards a career in teaching or through the medium of Gaelic.
Consideration will be given to:
Students undertaking a PGDE in Gaelic Education (both Primary and Secondary – Gaelic as a subject and subjects through the medium of Gaelic)
Students undertaking a Gaelic Education Undergraduate Degree, (BA or MA Education or MA Gàidhlig with Education) – (no more than 2 grants in total will be approved for each student during their undergraduate degree course.)
Our latest briefing on Gaelic Education is now available and features:
Challenge questions to support the implementation of Gaelic (Learners) as part of 1+2 Approach to Languages.
Details of the seminar for Gaelic Education at the Scottish Learning Festival on Wednesday 19 September, 09.30-10.15. This year’s seminar is designed to support strategic planning for the expansion of ELC 1140 hours, with some advice on the GME senior phase.
Support from partners, including a new ebook in which children and young people in GME from all over Scotland have published their writing; and Comhairle nan Leabhraichean’s support for raising attainment in literacy P1 .
The Framework for Educational Leadership is an online learning resource which supports professional learning in leadership for educators at all stages of their careers. We have added an activity to the framework which is bespoke to Gaelic Medium Education (GME). This aims to support practitioners to develop an understanding of the key documents which assist in making self-evaluation integral to improving GME. This activity will be useful to senior leaders and practitioners of 3-18 GME settings. It will also be useful to those who have responsibilities to support continuous improvements in GME in local authorities and regional improvement colloboratives (RICs).
An t-Alltan is an annual conference to support the delivery of Gaelic Medium and Learner Education in the curriculum. It also supports the delivery of Gaelic (Learners) as part of the 1+2 Approach to Languages.
Bord na Gaidhlig has produced a new National Gaelic Language Plan. This sets out priorities for increasing the numbers speaking, learning and using the language.
The central aim of the Plan is to encourage and enable more people to use Gaelic more often and in a wider range of situations. The key messages, aims, priorities and new commitments contained in the Plan all contribute to achieving this increased use of Gaelic.
John Swinney, Deputy First Minister and Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills said “I am very pleased to launch this new National Gaelic Language Plan which reflects Gaelic’s unique and important contribution to many areas of Scottish life. It is vital that we have clear agreed priorities and continue to work together to increase the numbers speaking, learning and using the language. I would like to commend Bòrd na Gàidhlig for the work they have done in completing this Plan and I look forward to the opportunities for innovation, co-operation and progress prioritised in the plan over the next five years.”
Amongst the priority areas for the next five years are:
Initiatives targeting the use of Gaelic by young people
Increasing the contribution Gaelic makes to the Scottish economy across different sectors
Increasing the demand and provision for Gaelic Education
Developing Gaelic medium workforce recruitment, retention, training and supply
Gaelic in the family
Gaelic Language Plans developed and implemented by public bodies; and
Promotion of the social, economic and cultural value of Gaelic
Skills Development Scotland has launched a choices toolkit that helps pupils to make the right subject choices for their future career pathways. This tool complements the efforts of Career Advisors who are busy in schools providing a programme of support at this important time for young people in S2/3.
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
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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.