Sharing inspection evidence: leadership and primary Gaelic Medium and Learner Education
This resource has the following objectives:
- demonstrate the importance of strong collective leadership and a shared vision for Gaelic Education.
- exemplify leadership of change over time linked to effective self-evaluation and bespoke professional learning to gain impact for Gaelic Education.
- share how technology can assist in meeting the needs of learners.
- share how curriculum makers support the role of partners and young people in shaping the future direction of Gaelic Medium and Learner curriculum.
In the first part of the video: HM Inspectors (HMI) share key messages from a range of inspection evidence for Gaelic Medium and Learner Education.
In the second part of the video: (from time frame 11:00 onwards) Senior leaders, teachers, young people, and the community from Comhairle nan Eilean Siar illustrate how they are improving the quality of Gaelic and immersion.
- What features of effective practice resonate with you from this film? How can these impact on learners?
- How do you gather evidence on what needs to improve at strategic, senior, middle, and individual leadership levels to ensure incremental development of the Gaelic language and culture in your establishment/local authority?
- To what extent are senior leaders and staff critically engaging with the Advice on Gaelic Education, Statutory Guidance on Gaelic Education 2017, and inspection findings to ensure high-quality Gaelic Education? Is the pace of continuous improvement appropriate to overcome these?
- How well do you use learners’ voice to shape the future direction of Gaelic Medium and Learner Education?
- How well do children and young people articulate the benefits of learning Gaelic and becoming increasingly bilingual?
- How is the monitoring and tracking of progress and achievement ensuring that children and young people have a secure foundation in the Gaelic language before commencing skills in English language?
- What are effective strategies for teaching English to children as they move from the total immersion to the immersion phase of Gaelic Medium Education?
- How well are partners and the community members supporting the Gaelic Medium curriculum?
- How well do you engage with national opportunities such as e-Sgoil, Film-G, An Deasbad Nàiseanta to enhance and expand Gaelic in the curriculum?
- How effective are your strategies and interventions to reduce the impact of any barriers to Gaelic and to raise attainment of learners requiring additional support?
- How well is Gaelic Learner Education being embedded across the curriculum through the 1 + 2 approach to languages?
- Is Gaelic visible and audible in and around the school and does it have a sufficiently high profile at whole-school events?
PDF file: Challenge questions (77 KB)
PDF file: Challenge questions - Gaelic version (73 KB)
PDF file: Sharing Inspection Finding - slides (308 KB)