We have updated the Advice on Gaelic Education to reflect some recent changes to the 1+2 policy. This change enables children to continue with L3, as they move from primary to secondary, if schools are able to demonstrate that children’s achievements are “approaching the second level”. We have included challenge questions, matched to the quality indicators, to support self-evaluation for self-improvement.
This section of the Advice is available here:
There is also an earlier blog entry which may be useful to read.
2 – 5 July 2018, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow.
This national leadership programme is now open for registration. It is hosted by SCILT and Education Scotland. The programme is aimed at those who have, or aspire to have, a responsibility for leading languages and developing colleagues’ capacity to deliver the 1+2 approach to languages in their context. The programme is free of charge for educators in the public sector and begins with a summer school.
The programme themes include:
- 1+2 languages: the national picture and the position of languages within the National Improvement Framework and the Scottish Attainment Challenge
- Strategic leadership in languages: planning and evaluation
- Progression in language learning
- Parental and wider engagement in language learning
- Raising attainment: practical ways to develop literacy skills across languages
- L3 – existing models, diversity of languages
- Inclusive practice in languages
This presentation is designed to raise practitioners’ awareness of the resources on our online services to support Gaelic Learner and Medium Education.
The Go!Gaelic resource is a distinct programme which provides training, support and resources to equip teachers with the necessary Gaelic language skills and teaching methodology to deliver Gaelic as L2 or L3 from early to second level at the primary stages.
The Go! Gaelic course provides teachers with 18 days of language learning and pedagogy practice. It is supported by the website (http://go-gaelic.scot) which hosts materials to support trainers, teachers and learners. The website is also supported by a Go! Gaelic app that enables teachers to access the vocabulary and audio through tablets and smartphones. For more information, please contact: Jonathan.firstname.lastname@example.org
Scottish Learning Festival, 4.15pm on Wednesday 21 September. Seminar Room: Boisdale 2
Education Scotland invites you to a seminar at the Scottish Learning Festival on the role of Gaelic in a 1+2 Approach to languages. This session will give you an opportunity to hear of effective practice by a local authority which is increasing the number of young people that are learning Gaelic. Please register for this seminar at: http://www.educationscotland.gov.uk/slf/index.asp
The modern languages team at Education Scotland will be delivering another series of Glow TV events to support the 1+2 approach to language learning. In the first session, we will give an overview of all the latest developments in the 1+2 approach across the country, offer further insight into how L3 might be delivered and the support available to local authorities and practitioners from the Education Scotland team. For more information on the event please read further:
Wednesday 18th November @ 4pm
For information on the role of Gaelic in a 1+2 Approach please visit our website: The Role of Gaelic Education in a 1+2 Approach