Let’s Talk Scottish Education – Consultation

Bòrd na Gàidhlig has submitted a response to the Scottish Government consultation entitled “Let’s Talk Scottish Education“. This consultation will inform how education in Scotland is delivered for generations to come.

Points raised by Bòrd na Gàidhlig include:

Scottish Education should provide an education system, which is built around the following key principles all of which relate directly to the delivery of Gaelic-medium Education (GME) and Gaelic Learners’ Education (GLE).

a) High-quality learning experiences for all children and young people across the 3-18 spectrum centred around a fundamental principle that Scotland provides education in two languages, either through the medium of English or through the medium of Gaelic.

b) Within both English-medium education (EME) and GME the Gaelic language and culture is included within the curriculum to ensure that everyone in Scotland understands the importance of the language as an integral part of Scotland’s cultural heritage.

c) Both GME and EME ensure children and young people develop a wide range of skills as well as knowledge and understanding of planned content within the curriculum.

d) Digital learning is integrated into all programmes of learning within both GME and EME and particular attention is paid to ensuring digital learning opportunities are provided in Gaelic as well as in English.

e) Scotland’s education system recognises and demonstrates that it is committed to continuous improvement because of rigorous self-evaluation. These fundamental principles should be evident within GME and EME delivery.

The full response can be read here.