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An t-Alltan 2014

Co-labhairt do thidsearan Gàidhlig bho Stòrlann

Bidh An t-Alltan 2014 air a chumail ann an Ionad Co-labhairt MhicDhòmhnaill san Aghaidh Mhòir, air 1 agus 2 Dàmhair. Tha a’ cho-labhairt a’ toirt cothrom do luchd-foghlaim Gàidhlig air sàr leasachadh proifeiseanta. Tuilleadh fiosrachadh an-seo: http://www.storlann.co.uk/an-t-alltan/index.html


Goireasan airson Foghlam tro mheadhan na Gàidhlig

Annotated exemplification of the early level in Gaelic Medium EducationBasic CMYK

This work forms a part of the Assessing Progress and Achievement professional learning resource and generally uses the Significant Aspects of Learning, identified in this resource, to guide exemplification.  Practitioners involved in this exercise have compiled examples of learners’ work and other evidence to show what they are able to do at the early level of literacy and Gàidhlig.  It is anticipated that this resource could be used by practitioners to provide a focus for professional dialogue.

1.2 The following learning resources are now published to support the senior phase:


  • National 3, 4, 5 and Higher Gàidhlig
  • National 3, 4, 5, Higher Gaelic (Learners)
  • National 4, 5, Higher GM mathematics
  • National 3, 4, 5 GM Lifeskills mathematics
  • National 3, 4, 5 and Higher GM geography
  • National 3, 4, 5 and Higher history
  • National 3, 4, 5 and Higher GM modern studies.


1.3 We are now focusing on producing some support materials for the Advanced Higher.  Schools and education authorities are invited to advise Education Scotland of the subjects that they are offering in the senior phase through the medium of Gaelic. Based on responses we will receive, we will translate learning materials that Education Scotland will be commissioning. Education Scotland acknowledges the co-operation of education authorities in sharing materials they themselves have produced for the new qualifications and are made available on our website.  Please also advise us of possible writers for support materials.


1.4 Route Maps for Higher now available: Education Scotland, in partnership with the SQA, has now published route maps for all Higher qualifications, providing a sequenced list of main messages and links to resources. These route maps have been produced in response to teacher requests for more streamlined and simplified guidance on delivering the new qualifications.


1.5 An Cogadh Mòr (1914-18)

Please visit the Education Scotland website for resources to support learning in Gaelic Medium Education about World War I. These resources include looking at the causes of the war, stories from veterans and reflections on the impact of the conflict.


Fiosrachadh bho Foghlam Alba

SCILT and Education Scotland are now able to offer two places to each local authority on our 1+2 Train the Trainerautumn session. The week long course will take place at the University of Strathclyde from Monday 27th October to Friday 31st October.  The course is aimed at key people in local authorities who will be responsible for training others to take forward Primary Language Learning (PLL). Participants will already have a level of language at SCQF 6 (Higher or equivalent) and although the course will focus on pedagogy, exemplification will be in French. This should not, of course, exclude people with other languages as the ideas and strategies we discuss will be completely transferrable. Expressions of interest should be sent to  e.mclean@strath.ac.uk by 30th September 2014.
The theme of the Scottish Learning Festival SLF 2014 is raising achievement and attainment for all with a focus on maximising educational outcomes.  HM Inspectors will share key messages from national advice that they are preparing for Gaelic Education.  Education Scotland acknowledges the support of Comhairle nan Eilean Siar who will share practice in Gaelic Education. Bòrd na Gàidhlig will provide an update on teacher education.
Education Scotland appreciates the opportunity to present at An t-Alltan on career-long professional learning and Professional Review and Development (PRD). 
Education Scotland has published P2-7 primary language learning framework which complements the P1 guidance issued in December 2013. Education Scotland would like to thank stakeholders who worked with them to refresh the advice, The Role of Gaelic Education in a 1+2 Approach.  Other 1+2 updates include: