Gaelic Education Award / Duais Foghlam Gàidhlig

Sponsored by Bord Na Gàidhlig

The Scottish Education Awards recognise early learning and childcare settings and schools that have developed a vibrant and progressive culture and climate of continuous innovation.

The culture and ethos should promote respect, ambition and achievement while improving outcomes for all learners in ways which eliminate inequity.

For your nomination to be considered, you are required to respond to the statement above and in detail to the following questions. This should include practical activities and projects your educational setting has undertaken, detailing the impact these strategies have had on pupils, staff, parents and the community.

  • In what ways does your school or setting ethos develop Gaelic language and culture awareness and give young people the opportunity to be actively involved?
  • In what way are any related personal achievements recognised?
  • How are children and young people supported in developing an understanding of Gaelic heritage, language and culture?
  • How does your educational setting work effectively with Gaelic organisations or Gaelic communities?
  • How does your school or setting community share learning with parents and the extended community?
  • How does the educational setting incorporate Gaelic into career management in a meaningful way for the young people, highlighting the potential for employability skills?
  • What are the opportunities for Gaelic related enterprise activities?
  • What impact does developing Gaelic awareness have on children and young people, the whole-school or setting community and the wider community?
  • How has the educational setting used the experiences and outcomes and interdisciplinary learning to develop Gaelic awareness in the school or setting and the wider community?

What are the outcomes of these approaches in terms of impact on:

  • children and young people
  • the whole school or setting community
  • the wider community