This resource outlines recommendations which will assist schools with planning for Gaelic Education in a 1+2 approach.
These materials will be of particular interest to practitioners in Gaelic Learner Education, school leaders and education authorities.
Note: These documents may contain links to resources that have been moved during the recent development of our websites. We aim to update these links very soon.
PDF file: The role of Gaelic Education 3-18 in 'Language Learning in Scotland: A 1+2 Approach' (234 KB)
PDF file: Foghlam Gàidhlig 3 - 18 ann an 'Ionnsachadh Cànain ann an Alba: Modh - obrach 1 + 2 (473 KB)
PDF file: Language learning in Scotland: A 1+2 approach - Further guidance on L3 within the 1+2 policy (146 KB)
PDF file: The Wee Big Book Project - Lochyside RC Primary School (196 KB)
Education Scotland’s publication ‘Advice on Gaelic Education’ defines Gaelic Education as having three inter-related components. These are:
All of those components of Gaelic Education have a pivotal role to play in 'Language Learning in Scotland: A 1+2 Approach'. Many education authorities already offer Gaelic in one of its forms as part of the statutory planning for the National Gaelic Language Plan. As part of the 1+2 approach, education authorities should continue and extend planning for Gaelic as part of a 1+2 approach. In doing so, they will be contributing to an aim of the National Gaelic Language Plan to secure a sustainable future for the language.
Here are some reflective questions to consider when using this resource as part of planning for Gaelic with the 1+2 approach:
The following will be useful to use alongside this resource:
In this Glow TV, senior managers at Comhairle nan Eilean Siar detail their strategic planning for Gaelic, including a 1+2 Approach to Languages: Developing the vision for Gaelic Medium Education
1+2 languages: L3 audit tools for use in primary and secondary contexts
1+2 languages: progress from first to second level
PowerPoint file: Getting Gaelic in on the show - Gaelic 1+2 at Language Show Live, 2016 (1.84 MB)
PowerPoint file: 1+2 languages - Successes, challenges and next steps from inspection findings (1.64 MB)
SCILT- Scotland’s National Centre for Languages
Resources to support implementation of the 1+2 Approach at the secondary stages
Scottish Government- Language Learning in Scotland: A 1+2 Approach
SQA support materials for National Qualifications for Gaelic (Learners)