Monthly Archives: Am Màrt 2014

Naidheachdan bho Foghlam Alba 27.03.14

CfE and Glow News– March 2014
The latest issue of CfE and Glow News is now online. It includes updates on CfE, Senior Phase Benchmarking Tool, Food for Thought Phase 2 funding, Parentzone and Glow.
From April 2014, external review of Scotland’s careers information, advice and guidance services will be conducted by Education Scotland. Reports will be published based on local authority geographical areas, with some additional Aspect Reports being provided on themes of national interest.
The National Parent Forum of Scotland has prepared a series of revision support materials for learners who are about to sit the new National 5 qualifications. The Revision in a Nutshell subject guides are designed to complement learning and revision in the classroom .
The subject guides cover 20 of the most popular subjects.
They provide links to:


  • SQA Specimen Papers and marking instructions
  • useful SQA past papers and marking instructions, with questions listed
  • school websites with helpful course content and revision activities
  • revision materials on BBC Bitesize, YouTube and to teacher blogs.


Homecoming Scotland 2014
Homecoming Scotland 2014 now includes over 700 events taking place across Scotland.We would like to hear what Homecoming activity your school is undertaking and would be grateful if you could complete thisshort survey by18 April 2014. There are five questions so completion should only take a few minutes. This will help the Scottish Government and Education Scotland to build a picture of what is taking place in schools across the country.
Schools across Scotland are reaping the benefits of a fund set up to encourage innovation in food education. Primary and secondary schools who received the first batch of Food for Thought funding which was released last year are building poly-tunnels, growing fruit and vegetables to cook with, developing new food products and packaging, using science and technology, and working with local businesses to sell their wares. These are only a few of the activities that are being supported by the funding to date. The next tranche of funding is currently open for applications with the closing date of 28 March fast approaching.
Glow TV events:
1 April 16.00
This Game on Scotland Glow TV event will give Social Studies staff the opportunity to find out about international partnerships. A representative from the British Council will take practitioners though all the benefits a school can get from a partnership and explain the basics of how to get started.
SCHOLAR – Mathematics – National 5 Maths – Unit 1, Revision Topic 3, Algebra
1 April 19.00
Glow TV is delighted to offer pupils the opportunity to join a homework revision session on National 5 Mathematics provided by SCHOLAR. This session on Unit 1, Revision Topic 3, Algebra will be presented by Margaret Ferguson, SCHOLAR Online Tutor for Maths.
For full details of these and other events, please log in to Glow and view the current schedule. (Glow log-in and password required).

Commonwealth Games (fiosrachadh bho Foghlam Alba)

Education Scotland have supported Stòrlann Nàiseanta na Gàidhlig with a resource pack for Gaelic Medium Education to develop learning on the Commonwealth Games.

The pack includes

  • ·posters illustrating the Commonwealth flags
  • ·posters illustrating the 17 sports which will be at the Glasgow Games
  • ·fact cards about the sports
  • ·fact cards about  the Commonwealth countries.

    This pack has potential to be used as part of interdisciplinary learning for which the Commonwealth Games are used as a context. The resource presents opportunities for applying learning in numeracy and mathematics and literacy and Gàidhlig.

The Role of Gaelic Education 3-18 in ‘Language Learning in Scotland: A 1+2 Approach’

Stuthan ann an Gàidhlig bho Foghlam Alba airson  ‘1 + 2 Approach’.

Route maps through assessment

Minister for Learning, Dr Alasdair Allan recently put in place a package of support for secondary schools to help deliver the new National Qualifications. This support included new route maps through Assessment and these are now being published on the Education Scotland website. 
Developed by Education Scotland, in partnership with the SQA, these provide sequenced list of main messages and links for National 4 and National 5.  These guides will provide reassurance of the key documents and the sequence they should be used in. This can help teachers to reflect on their approaches this year, ensure they’ve done all they need to do and prepare for next year.  They are step by step  guides and will help practitioners ensure they have referred to the key guidelines and advice for learning, teaching and assessment in the new qualifications. The route maps are being developed for all subjects for the new National Qualifications.  They will also be developed for the new Higher courses and these will be available from the start of the new session.
Fiosrachadh air fhaighinn bho Foghlam Alba.

Naidheachdan bho Foghlam Alba 03.03.14

Basic CMYK
Scotland’s colleges
Meeting the needs of learners and employers through effective planning, application and admission processes in Scotland’s colleges

Education Scotland, on behalf of the Scottish Funding Council, has published an aspect report on the provision in Scotland’s colleges.

This report is set in the context of the reform of post-16 education and training. It reviews college admission policies, procedures and the criteria used when selecting applicants for a place on a college programme.


Curriculum for Excellence
CfE and Glow News – February 2014

The latest issue of CfE and Glow News is now available online. CfE and Glow News provides you with information on Curriculum for Excellence and support for practitioners, along with details of forthcoming Glow events.

To receive an email alert about future issues of CfE and News, please sign up on the Education Scotland email updates subscription page.


Additional support needs
Addressing the Needs of All Learners – 29 March, Larbert

Practitioners with responsibility for the delivery of physical education for children and young people with additional support needs are invited to attend this one-day event which focuses on providing positive learning environments for all learners in physical education.

This is a free event and is open to senior management, teachers and support staff from special schools, units and mainstream schools working with young people 3-18 years.

More information and registration details are on the 
Education Scotland website.
Scottish Education Awards 2014 

Nominations for the 2014 Scottish Education Awards have now closed and the judging process has begun. All finalists will be notified in late March.

Thank you to everyone who submitted a nomination.
There is a proforma seeking feedback on four questions:
  • Does the draft Statement cover all the key elements to be considered?
  • What are the benefits and opportunities in setting out the ambitious Statement?
  • What key priority would you wish to see within an Action Plan for the final Statement?
  • How might your organisation play a key role in implementing the final Statement?
Feedback should be sent to Education Scotland( Friday 14 March 2014.
Glow TV events:
Centre on Thursday 6 March and for those of you who are unable to attend we will be broadcasting two sessions live from there on the day.
First World WarTrench Warfare
12 March 13.30
Join the National Museum of Scotland for a unique opportunity to explore the experience of Scottish Soldiers serving on the Western Front between 1914 and 1918 through objects – including uniform and weapons – and first-hand accounts of life in the trenches, including letters and photographs. The sessions will be led by one of the expert enablers, who will work with participants to build up a picture of life on the front line.
Ask the Expert – The Romans
24 March 13.30
A fantastic series of live broadcasts from the National Museum of Scotland which let pupils explore the collections and meet experts face to face. You can ask questions, come up with answers and explore object handling collections on screen.