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Comhairle mu Fhoghlam Gàidhlig/ Advice on Gaelic Education

Last updated:
21 August 2017

What is this?

​This Advice provides important information on the national context, and describes best practice to support practitioners and education authorities in evaluating and planning for improvement in Gaelic Education. It is based on evidence from inspections, reviews and validated self- evaluation, covering all sectors of Gaelic Education; and other engagements with a wide range of stakeholders.

Who is this for?

​These materials will be of particular interest to practitioners in Gaelic Education, School Leaders, Education Authorities.

How to use this self-evaluation resource to improve practice?

The PowerPoint presentations identify key messages from the Advice on Gaelic Education. They should be used by practitioners to support improvement in Gaelic Education.

Here are some reflective questions to support professional dialogue and help focus on self-evaluation in Gaelic:

  • To what extent are staff critically engaging with the Advice on Gaelic Education to improve their outcomes for children and young people?
  • How do we ensure that improving provision for Gaelic is central to self-evaluation activity?
  • How well have we identified the strengths and areas for improvement of our provision for Gaelic Education?
  • How effective is evidence from self-evaluation driving forward continuous improvement for Gaelic?
  • On critically engaging with the report Quality and Improvement in Scottish Education, what areas for improvement does it identify for your establishment?
  • An additional commentary on Quality and Improvement in Gaelic Medium Education highlighted additional advice on improving self-evaluation, attainment and the leadership of the curriculum. What targets for improvement should you identify from this commentary to ensure excellence and equity for children and young people in the Gaelic sector? 
  • The commentary gives advice on 3-18 educaton. How well do you work collaboratively with colleagues in 3-18 provisions and with partners to ensure well-planned and progressive programmes of learning from stage to stage?


Self-evaluation and improvement; Leadership; Curriculum for Excellence (CfE); Gaelic