Nominations are now being invited for the Gaelic Education Award. This award recognises the successes of all aspects of Gaelic Education. The Scottish Education Awards also include 16 other categories, for example literacy, numeracy, sustainability, 1+2 languages and partnerships which may be of interest to schools with Gaelic Learner and Medium provisions. For more information, please visit the Scottish Education Awards website. Nominations must be submitted by midday on Monday 15 February 2016.
Our latest Briefing on Gaelic Education is available at:
We would appreciate your assistance in advising practitioners of the availability of this latest edition.
If you wish to use our e-bulletins and briefings to inform practitioners of Gaelic Education of useful information, please contact us at Inverness@educationscotland.gsi.gov.uk. Our next bulletin will be published on 26 February 2016.
As St. Andrew’s Day 2015 approaches, many schools will be thinking about how best to incorporate some studying of Scotland in the curriculum. Why not use St. Andrew’s day as a way of encouraging some deeper learning about Gaelic language and culture? Education Scotland has put together some suggestions which will deepen and enhance learners’ knowledge of Scotland and its languages. For these, visit the St Andrew’s Day site for details.
In addition, our website, Studying Scotland has a wealth of information on Scotland’s history, culture, heritage as well as Scotland’s place in the world. This includes learning and teaching ideas to help children and young people appreciate the meaning of placenames and the role of the Gaelic language in shaping these. These resources have been developed in partnership with the Scottish Toponymy in Transition project, University of Glasgow and support the curriculum from early to fourth level.
Education Scotland’s website Scotland’s Songs has a range of Gaelic songs that are suitable for a range of ages.
Stòrlann’s website Go! Gaelic has resources which may be used to help children and young people to learn some Gaelic. The resources on this website are designed for teachers who may have little previous knowledge of Gaelic. If teachers wish, they may use the information on this website to plan Gaelic (Learners) as the first or second additional language as part of a 1+2 Approach to languages.
For further advice on Gaelic in the curriculum, please visit Education Scotland websites for Gaelic (Learners), Literacy and Gàidhlig, Gaelic Education, The Role of Gaelic in a 1+2 Approach and Gaelic Education: Summary of Key Resources.
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:
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