We are delighted to announce that the Leadership Award for educators of Gaelic Medium Education (GME) organised by Social Enterprise Academy, in collaboration with Education Scotland and Bòrd na Gàidhlig, is being offered in November and December 2018. This is a professional learning opportunity which is tailored to build leadership capacity in GME. It is delivered through the medium of Gaelic. The Leadership Award is endorsed by the Scottish College of Educational Leadership (SCEL), with accreditation by the Institute of Leadership and Management Award at SCQF level 9.
The objectives of the Leadership Award are to:
- Understand and reflect on your leadership in context of the challenges you face
- Gain clarity on setting direction for your work and communicating change
- Develop your skills in engaging with partnership working
- Gain confidence in your abilities as a leader to progress your career
- Gain insight into the skills required to be a successful leader in the Gaelic sector.
Bòrd na Gàidhlig fund this professional learning.
If you wish to apply for this Leadership Award, or require more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Bòrd na Gàidhlig has set up this fund to support those currently working towards a career in teaching Gaelic 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.
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:
How good is our school? (fourth edition)
Advice on Gaelic Education
Statutory Guidance for Gaelic Education
GTCS Professional Standards
Fullan, M. (2014) Leadership: Maximizing Impact
Parent, pupil and partner engagement in School Improvement Planning in Riverside Primary School
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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In order to reflect on the entitlements of learners and the expectations on teachers and practitioners outlined with in the Career Education Standard the following toolkits have been developed:
- self evaluation wheel on the CES 3-18 expectations
- CES 3-18 reflection tool L Entitlements
- CES 3-18 reflection tool L Entitlements and infographics
These can be used in conjunction with a wide range of other resources and exemplifications collated for easy access on the DYW Summary Page of the National Improvement Hub.
The following documents provide guidance and support materials developed by Perth and Kinross Council to support the profiling process and the creation of learner profiles:
- PKC Profiling and profiles 3-18
- Perth and Kinross: ‘A Skills Framework – creating a standard together’
Along side the documentation a Profiling Notebook 2014 for learners has been developed that outlines its purpose and supports them in the process of compiling their profiles.
New infographics are now available to help you bring the 10 Learner Entitlements from the Career Education Standard 3-18 to life.
Download the Careers Education Standard Infographic word_version.
CES Implementation: Where are you now?
If you are reflecting on the implementation of entitlements the following reflection tool may provide a starting point for you and your staff: CES 3-18 reflection tool L Entitlements
If you are involved in DYW planning the Exemplification Tool may offer help and guidance. Based on the ‘I can’ statements this resource provides illustrations of what children and young people might experience across all levels of the curriculum in order to help realise the entitlements.
This exemplar outlines a 8 week programme that helps learners in S2 to gain valuable experiences, skills and qualifications in relation to the world of work. Delivered in partnership with a number or organisations this PSHE course component provides learner with the opportunities to develop a wide variety of employability and career management skills as well as key attributes and dispositions to better prepare them for the world of work.
This is one component of a wider whole school strategy on career education that aims to inspire and prepare learners for future pathways and the world of work.
The following will outline the programme in more detail:
The following documents provide materials in support of the delivery of an SQA employability award :
DYW Regional Group in Moray involved 15 pupils to plan, film and edit 6 films for use in any educational context to show young people what career opportunities are available to them in growth sectors in the local authority.
The films are focussed on 6 Growth Sectors identified in the Moray Skills Framework launched in May 2017 by the Moray Council. We now would like the film to be used as much as possible to inform our young people better about potential career paths available to them – examples of usage may be at careers events; to assist with the delivery of courses within schools/colleges; to generally promote the Moray area for work etc.
Please follow the link below and scroll down to the section that says “Careers in Moray – Films for Educational Usage”.
Teachers, Lecturers and Employers are more than welcome to use them to show to our young people in Moray the Careers Available to them. Please can you pass on this email to any of your colleagues who would find it of value to see or use the films.
The films are also available on our YouTube page. Please click on the links below for each video.
- Early Learning and Childcare Sector Film – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tVtmjGMz6bU
- Food, Drink & Tourism Sector Film – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KvdIsrynuhc
- Engineering Sector Film – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K6SYWiz89Tc
- Creative Industries & IT – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=txfUIjYhay0
- Business/Professional Services Sector Film – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U8ruawNL-mo
- Land Based Sector Film – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mX77i4dvNdM
Also, if you haven’t yet noticed on our social media pages, there is a number of photos that were taken from our Moray’s Aspiring Film Trainee Awards (MAFTAs) on Monday evening. This event launched the films and recognised all of the pupils involved in the project. You can find these photos on the Facebook page “DYW More in Moray” – https://www.facebook.com/DYWMoreInMoray/.
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 case study is available here:
To use a similar approach for Gaelic (Learners), please consider using the following:
How good is our school? (fourth edition)
Gaelic Learner Education and a 1+2 Approach to Languages
Paragraphs 2.24 – 2.28 of the statutory Guidance on Gaelic Education