e-Sgoil’s engagement with the Scottish Attainment Challenge is now documented as part of a Live Narrative Project. This sharing of practice is intended to assist senior leaders and teachers with improving practice through the medium of Gaelic and English. More information can be found at https://education.gov.scot/improvement/practice-exemplars/live-narrative-project …
Seminar at the Scottish Learning Festival
Leven Room, 16:15-17:15
Wednesday 19 September 2018
Names of key presenters:
Gillian Hamilton (Strategic Director, Education Scotland), Carrie Lindsay (Executive Director of Education and Children’s Services, Fife and Regional Improvement Lead, South East Alliance), headteachers from across Scotland.
Are you considering applying for a headship? This informal discussion brings together headteachers working in different sectors across Scotland to share their experiences of headship. Carrie and Gillian will discuss the support available for aspiring and new headteachers, and the changing responsibilities and expectations of the headteacher role. A panel of headteachers will share their experiences. Anne Graham, headteacher, Comhairle nan Eilean Siar will represent Gaelic Medium Education (GME) on this panel.
A free introductory module is available to develop an awareness of dyslexia. It may support partners working with schools . To find out more click here.
A new national CLD partnership plan was launched in June. It aims to improve the co-ordination of workforce development opportunities at national and regional level in community learning and development across Scotland.
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.)
More information is available at www.teagasg.com
Closing Date for Applications
Funding applications should be submitted to Bòrd na Gàidhlig as soon as possible but no later than 5pm on Friday 14th September 2018.
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 for the curriculum with translated versions of Curriculum for Excellence Benchmarks, Work Placements Standard and moderation support materials.
- Support for self-evaluation with translated versions of How good is our college? the STEM self-evaluation framework
- 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 .
Please follow this link for our Briefings.
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).
Useful links are:
The Framework for Educational Leadership can be accessed here:
Then select the activity:
Ag àrdachadh dòighean-obrach proifeiseanta ann am Foghlam tro Mheadhan na Gàidhlig (FMG)
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We are pleased to provide Gaelic Medium provisions with a Gaelic version of the Moderation Cycle poster. Please contact email@example.com.
We hope that the poster will help raise awareness of the Moderation Cycle, and that it will support professional discussion and reflection.
More information can be found at these two links.
National Improvement Hub
Moderation Hub on Glow
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.
For more information, please visit
Useful links from our National Improvement Hub
Resources from a conference to support the GME secondary curriculum – Transitions to secondary:
Resources from a conference to support Gaelic (Learners) 1+2 in the curriculum:
Updates from Education Scotland on Gaelic (Learners):
Updates from Education Scotland on Gaelic Medium Education:
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
For more information, please see the National Gaelic Language Plan 2018-2023