Last Updated: Tuesday, May 03, 2022

Advice on Gaelic Education/ Comhairle mu Fhoghlam Gàidhlig

What is this?

This Advice provides important information on the national context, and describes best practice to support senior leaders, 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?

The Advice on Gaelic Education will be of particular interest to senior leaders, practitioners in Gaelic Education and education authorities. HM Inspectors use the Advice to support scrutiny activities.

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

The Advice on Gaelic Education should be used with the suite of quality frameworks How good is our ..? to contextualise these to the Gaelic sector. These frameworks set out the standards we use to evaluate and report on quality and improvement in Scottish education.

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

  • To what extent are senior leaders and staff critically engaging with the Advice on Gaelic Education and scrutiny findings to improve their outcomes for children and young people?
  • How do we ensure that improving provision for Gaelic is central to self-evaluation activity and part of impactful strategic planning for improvement?
  • What are our approaches to raising attainment and closing the poverty-related attainment gap across all areas of the curriculum?
  • How do we use our understanding of the social, economic and cultural context of the school to inform and shape planning for improvement?
  • In what ways do we gather and take account of a range of evidence on the quality of immersion we provide?
  • What actions are we taking to ensure learning and teaching is of a consistently high quality?
  • How effective is our use of digital technologies to enhance learning, deliver the curriculum and develop skills for learning, life and work?
  • What does equality and equity look like for the children and young people in Gaelic Medium Education?
  • The General Teaching Council for Scotland’s Professional Standards apply in English Medium Education and Gaelic Medium Education, with four bespoke references to Gaelic across standards. How will you embed their use in your setting?

Downloads

March 2022: We made minor updates to the Advice on Gaelic Education by renewing time bound references; adding detail of legislation for Gaelic to section 2 and adding more detail on assessment to Section 7.11.

PDF file: Advice on Gaelic Education (February 2015) - Updated March 2022 (960 KB)

You can also access the Advice on Gaelic Education publication in sections.

PDF file: 1. Introduction - Updated March 2022 (207 KB)

PDF file: 1. Introduction - Updated March 2022 (Gaelic version) (236 KB)

PDF file: 2. Legislation - Updated March 2022 (217 KB)

PDF file: 2. Legislation - Updated March 2022 (Gaelic version) (514 KB)

PDF file: 3. Policy - Updated March 2022 (189 KB)

PDF file: 3. Policy - Updated March 2022 (Gaelic version) (311 KB)

PDF file: 4. Gaelic Medium Education - Updated March 2022 (271 KB)

PDF file: 4. Gaelic Medium Education - Updated March 2022 (Gaelic version) (416 KB)

PDF file: 5. Engagement with parents - Updated March 2022 (219 KB)

PDF file: 5. Engagement with parents - Updated March 2022 (Gaelic version) (238 KB)

PDF file: 6. Career-long professional learning (CLPL) - Updated March 2022 (236 KB)

PDF file: 6. Career-long professional learning (CLPL) - Updated March 2022 (Gaelic version) (712 KB)

PDF file: 7. Total immersion - Updated March 2022 (369 KB)

PDF file: 7. Total immersion - Updated March 2022 (Gaelic version) (789 KB)

PDF file: 8. The immersion phase (immersion in the Broad General Education from end of P3/beginning of P4 onwards) - Updated March 2022 (206 KB)

PDF file: 8. The immersion phase (immersion in the Broad General Education from end of P3/beginning of P4 onwards) - Updated March 2022 (Gaelic version) (331 KB)

PDF file: 9. Secondary stages - Updated March 2022 (274 KB)

PDF file: 9. Secondary stages - Updated March 2022 (Gaelic version) (377 KB)

PDF file: 10. Improving fluency with a planned programme for language, grammar and vocabulary - Updated March 2022 (237 KB)

PDF file: 10. Improving fluency with a planned programme for language, grammar and vocabulary - Updated March 2022 (Gaelic version) (329 KB)

PDF file: 11. Transitions - Updated March 2022 (152 KB)

PDF file: 11. Transitions - Updated March 2022 (Gaelic version) (320 KB)

PDF file: 12. A 1+2 Approach to Language Learning - Updated March 2022 (199 KB)

PDF file: 12. A 1+2 Approach to Language Learning - Updated March 2022 (Gaelic version) (236 KB)

PDF file: 13. Ethos for Gaelic - Updated March 2022 (237 KB)

PDF file: 13. Ethos for Gaelic - Updated March 2022 (Gaelic version) (329 KB)

PDF file: 14. Learners with additional needs (203 KB)

PDF file: 14. Learners with additional needs (Gaelic version) (329 KB)

PDF file: 15. Gaelic Learner Education - Updated March 2022 (200 KB)

PDF file: 15. Gaelic Learner Education - Updated March 2022 (Gaelic version) (334 KB)

PDF file: 16. Gaelic Learner Education: Curriculum 3-18 and Language Learning in Scotland: A 1 + 2 Approach - Updated March 2022 (318 KB)

PDF file: 16. Gaelic Learner Education: Curriculum 3-18 and Language Learning in Scotland: A 1 + 2 Approach - Updated March 2022 (Gaelic version) (629 KB)

PDF file: 17. Learning about Gaelic language and culture - Updated March 2022 (204 KB)

PDF file: 17. Learning about Gaelic language and culture - Updated March 2022 (Gaelic version) (306 KB)

 

Powerpoint presentations

PowerPoint file: Advice on Gaelic Education - Key Messages (English) (2 MB)

PowerPoint file: Advice on Gaelic Education - Key Messages (Gaelic version) (2 MB)