Category Archives: Gaelic Learners

Gaelic Translation Competition Winners!

Education Scotland and SCILT are delighted to announce the winners of the Scientist biography translation competition.

They are: 

Hannah Wood, Gairloch High School-Gaelic (Learners);

Donald Morrison, Millburn Academy-Literacy and Gàidhlig

Congratulations and well done! Mealaibh ur naidheachd is gur math a rinn sibh!

Thank you to all who took part.

These winning entries are now available on the National Improvement Hub alongside the other biographies. This work will support learners of Gaelic across Scotland.

Quality and Improvement in GME

We have now published the individual chapters form the Quality and Improvement in Scottish Education report on our website, along with the full report. This report gives a review of our inspection findings for the period 2012-2016. It highlights areas of growing strength and key areas for further improvement.

 

For the first time, we have included a chapter on Gaelic Medium Education (GME) which exemplifies the growth of the sector. This chapter is available at:

 

PDF file: Gaelic Medium Education (126 KB)

 

The full report may be accessed at:

PDF file: Quality and improvement in Scottish education 2012-2016 (1.1 MB)

 

We would encourage those with responsibility for Gaelic Learner and Medium Education across sectors to engage with the report. In particular,  the findings for Gaelic and to build these into improvement planning.  Addressing these areas for improvement effectively will make a decisive contribution to achieving the twin aims of excellence and equity for Scottish learners which sits at the heart of the National Improvement Framework. For more information to support improvement, please use our Advice on Gaelic Education.

 

To keep up to date with Gaelic at Education Scotland, please visit our learning blog for Gaelic Medium Education and Gaelic Learner Education.   We also publish Briefings on Gaelic Education for which partners’ contributions are invited.

The 1+2 Languages Leadership Programme

The national leadership programme, formerly known as Train the Trainer, is now open for registration. Invitations have gone out to local authority representatives and teacher education institutions. The programme has Professional Recognition accreditation from GTCS and is completely free of charge for educators in the public sector. This begins with a Summer School which will take place from Monday 3rd to Friday 7th July 2017 at the University of Strathclyde’s city centre campus in Glasgow. There will be a session led by Education Scotland on the Curriculum for Excellence Benchmarks for Gaelic (Learners). Teachers interested in the Programme should contact their education authority’s 1+2/Gaelic officer.

Professional Learning for Teachers of Gaelic Medium Education (GME)

Streap, is a Postgraduate Teaching Certificate for teachers of 3-18 GME. It presents an opportunity to deepen your understanding of GME, while developing further fluency in the language. The next programme begins on 4 September 2017. This programme is fully-funded by the Scottish Government. For more information, please visit:
http://www.abdn.ac.uk/education/degrees-programmes/gaelic-medium-education-pgcert-436.php
http://www.smo.uhi.ac.uk/gd/cursaichean/streap

Gaelic Language Enrichment Course for teachers of Gaelic Learner and Medium Education (GLE and GME)

When: 2 – 7 July 2017 and 23 – 27 July 2017

Where: South Uist

Fee: £250

Language level: Beginner to Fluent

Brief: This Gaelic Enrichment Course is a career-long professional learning opportunity for teachers of GLE and GME. The course aims to support teachers use and develop their Gaelic language skills within a community setting. The course will be tailored to the specific needs of the teachers.  It includes: conversational skills, grammar, resources for the classroom, workshops and field trips.

For more information, please contact: Ceòlas Uibhist, Taigh Gleus, Dalabrog, Uibhist a Deas HS8 5SS Tel: 01878 700154 E-mail: info@ceolas.co.uk

www.ceolas .co.uk

SCEL: Teacher Leadership Programme

The Scottish College for Educational Leadership Teacher Leadership Programme supports and challenges teachers to become more confident in leading classroom practice in their contexts and develop against the GTCS Standard for Career-Long Professional Learning.

Who is the programme for?

The programme is open to all post-probation classroom teachers in Scotland. The programme is free of charge and is primarily aimed at teachers who are seeking professional learning opportunities to develop their leadership of learning and teaching in their contexts.

How is the programme delivered?

The programme is primarily delivered online through Glow and participants are regularly supported and challenged by a regional group of their peers as well as a critical friend and a programme tutor. Regular online tutorials are provided to support participants’ professional learning.

The programme also includes one national and one regional event which allow participants to learn and share in person.

What does the programme involve?

A central feature of the programme is enquiring into an aspect of the participants’ classroom practice to develop an aspect of learning and teaching as appropriate for the learners in their contexts.

Participants will be supported to explore teacher leadership, reflect on current practice and consider the nature and purpose of enquiry. They will then plan and implement an enquiring approach to developing their classroom practice.

Throughout the programme, teachers will engage with literature and reflect on the learning arising in terms of their own leadership as well as for their learners.

The regional and national events provide an opportunity for the participants to network, share their learning and learn from the enquiring approaches taken by other programme participants.

How can I find out more?

SCEL are holding an online information session from 6.30pm to 7.30pm on 19 April (hosted by Fearghal Kelly, Lead Specialist at SCEL) where you can find out more about participating on the next cohort of the programme.

Register for information session

How can I apply?

Applications for the programme must be submitted using the online form on SCEL’s website. Applications should be completed no later than 15 May 2017.