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Scots Language in Curriculum for Excellence

Last updated:
30 August 2017


What is this?

​In April 2017, Education Scotland commissioned an expert Scots Language practitioner to visit three primary and three secondary schools to observe the learning and teaching of Scots as part of Curriculum for Excellence (CfE). This report outlines the good practice observed during the visits and the positive impact for learners.

Who is this for?

​This report will be of particular interest to teachers and senior leaders in primary and secondary schools. It will also be of interest to local authority officers with responsibility for literacy and 1+2 implementation.

How to use this resource to improve practice

Teachers and senior leaders in primary and secondary schools should read the report and consider the following challenge questions.

Local authority officers with responsibility for literacy and 1+2 implementation can consider the same questions in the wider local authority context.

  • To what extent does Scots Language feature in our curriculum currently?
  • How ready are we to introduce Scots to our curriculum, and where might we start?
  • How are learners benefiting from the Scots currently included in our curriculum? How do we know?
  • To what extent is Scots included in our implementation of 1+2, or our strategy for literacy? Should we include it in these areas of our work?



Tags:

Scots Language; Literacy; Self-evaluation and improvement; Curriculum for Excellence (CfE)