These route maps have been produced in response to teacher requests for more streamlined and simplified guidance on delivering the new qualifications. They aim to consolidate current approaches and help practitioners reflect on their processes this year and prepare for next year. They cover subject specific material to over-arching information on assessment and verification.
Education Scotland has produced a suite of documents to support learning, teaching and assessment of the sciences from early to third level. Find out more on the learning blog.
National Parent Forum of Scotland
The summer issue of the National Parent Forum of Scotland’s e-News Update is now available online.
It includes information on:
- NPFS’s latest resources for parents and learners in their Curriculum for Excellence in a Nutshell series – Progression in a Nutshell, Skills in a Nutshell, Higher English in a Nutshell and Higher Mathematics in a Nutshell.
- the new Parents’ Connect area at the Scottish Learning Festival
- focus groups on the new National Qualifications
- conference theme
- a leaflet on bullying for parents
- and much more.
National Records of Scotland
National Records of Scotland (NRS) Schools Programme – bookings open for September 2014 – March 2015
The National Records of Scotland has launched its 2014-15 programme of free workshops and web conferencing sessions for primary and secondary schools.
This year’s programme includes workshops which may be of interest to teachers planning learning that focuses on the Commonwealth Games, the Year of Homecoming 2014, or the First World War.
Full details of the Schools Programme and the booking form are available on the NRS education website.
Education Scotland has published the Primary Language Learning framework for P2-P7. This part of the framework complements the P1 guidance issued in December 2013. The framework contains advice and support for practitioners who are introducing, or planning to introduce the teaching of a modern language from P1-P7. It contains learning maps to aid planning for teaching the first modern language (L2) as well as an overview of the essential Knowledge about Language required for children to progress in their language learning. There are film clips of primary language teaching, sound files of useful classroom language, progression grids and useful web links to support practitioners in their preparation and delivery of a contextualised modern language experience.
Fiosrachadh bho Foghlam Alba:
Education Scotland has worked with Social Enterprise Academy to develop a bespoke leadership award for teachers of Gaelic Medium Education who aspire to be principal teachers, depute headteachers and headteachers of nursery, primary and secondary GME provision. On this programme, you will gain invaluable insight into what it takes to be an effective leader. The leadership award will support teachers to:
- Reflect on your role and identify your key strengths and areas for growth.
- Gain clarity on setting direction and developing confidence in communicating change.
- Gain confidence in your abilities as a leader.
- Develop your skills and knowledge to prepare you for being in a leadership role in GME provision, for example, leading the curriculum, self-evaluation, support those with additional support needs, professional development and review.
- Learn to use participatory techniques and other skills to improve your ability to engage in partnership working.
- Gain a nationally recognised qualification from the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM).
The programme will be delivered in two sessions, 16 & 17 September and 4 & 5 December 2014 at Columba 1400 on the Isle of Skye.
For more information and to apply, please contact Kate McArdle on 01463 238 088 or firstname.lastname@example.org.