This Statutory Guidance consists of two main parts. Part one provides guidance specifically relating to the Education (Scotland) Act 2016 and its provisions for the Gaelic medium primary education (GMPE) request process and the duty placed on education authorities to promote and support Gaelic education. Part two provides further guidance relating to the provision of Gaelic education in schools.
This guidance builds on the practice and delivery that has been developed by education authorities over the last three decades. It provides further detail on how to proceed with the submission of a request to an education authority to assess the need for Gaelic medium primary education (GMPE), and an explanation of how the process works.
Relevant public authorities must have regard to this Guidance where their functions relate to Gaelic education or the provision of Gaelic education.