provision of languages other than English in primary and secondary schools in Scotland

an SCCC Statement of Position 1988. by Scottish Consultative Council on the Curriculum.

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Alternative education encompasses many pedagogical approaches differing from mainstream pedagogy. Such alternative learning environments may be found within state, charter, and independent schools as well as home-based learning environments. Many educational alternatives emphasize small class sizes, close relationships between students and teachers and a sense of community. Modern Languages teachers open young people’s eyes up to new cultures, languages, and ways of life. Secondary schools typically cover French, German, and Spanish between several teachers. Training options. Teacher of modern languages must have a degree in one or two modern languages plus a Professional Graduate Diploma in Education (PGDE). The Education Scotland research was conducted at a number of primary and secondary schools in April this year. In most of the schools visited Scots is part of the literacy and English curriculum.   The figures show that in a total of 1, primary and secondary schools - more than one in 20 of all schools in England - children with English as their first language are in the minority.

The vast majority of these are English medium, with 58 primary and 31 secondary schools across the country offering Gaelic Medium Education (GME) (Bòrd na Gàidhlig, ). Modern Languages in the Primary School (MLPS) In , the MLPS initiative was piloted, followed by a roll-out to every primary school in Scotland beginning in There are now more than one million learners in UK schools who speak English as an additional language (EAL). This represents a considerable proportion of the school population, well above 15 per cent. EAL learners come from very diverse backgrounds. This statistic ranks the ten most spoken languages, other than English, in Scottish schools in , by number of speakers. Try our corporate solution for free! +1 () In England and Wales, primary school begins with an optional "nursery" year (either in a primary school or a privately run nursery,) followed by reception and then move on to "year one, year two" and so on until "year six" (all in primary school.) In state schools, children join secondary school when they are 11–12 years old in what used to.

Data from the Summary Statistics for Schools in Scotland No 8 (Scottish Government, December ) indicate the top 5 home languages in , other than English, were Polish, Urdu, Scots, Punjabi and Arabic. A total of languages were spoken as the main home language by pupils in publicly funded schools in Scotland. 53, pupils were identified whose main home language was neither English. Inquiry into foreign language learning in primary schools (in private): The Committee considered a draft report. 11 th Meeting, (Session 4), Thursday 13 June Foreign language learning in primary schools (in private): The Committee considered and agreed a . Joseph Lo Bianco is Professor of Language and Literacy Educationat the Melbourne Graduate School of Education, and serves as Immediate Past President of the Australian Academy of the Humanities (the first educator elected to this role). In he was appointed Research Director of the UNICEF Language and Peacebuilding initiative in Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand. This article reports the outcomes of study visits to Spain in June and June to consider early language learning. The Basque Country was chosen because of its linguistic diversity in that there could be lessons to be learned for parts of Scotland where a language other than English is also the mother tongue. It also has autonomy in Education and would therefore differ from the.

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The provision of languages other than English in primary and secondary schools in Scotland: An SCCC Statement of Position [Scottish Consultative Council on the Curriculum] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. primary and secondary schools, and some subjects delivered through the medium of Gaelic in a small number of secondary schools.

There is also complementary provision for Gaelic, principally in the form of Gaelic youth clubs to encourage its social use. Other ‘indigenous’ languages Provision for other ‘indigenous’ languages is limited.

The result is that many secondary schools have felt it necessary to make a fresh start to teaching a modern language in S1. In future, the introduction of earlier and additional language learning in primary will require secondary schools to make arrangements which give greater consideration to building on pupils' prior learning.

Schools will need to consider how they make the best use of resources, including how they can best provide their pupils with access to native speakers of other languages. Scottish Government has a role to play in ensuring that there is an engagement strategy in place that co-ordinates the support of all stakeholders including cultural.

Audit and review of staffing and professional development support required by primary and secondary schools to deliver 1+2 policy, including building on existing MLPS training/ CPD strengths Piloting and trialling of 1+2 projects, especially around the introduction of L2 and L3 languages in primary schools, during the school year The choice of language offered depends on both the primary and the secondary schools’ capacity to deliver these languages.

This L2 in primary school will most likely be taught by your child’s class teacher. From primary 5 onwards (or from an earlier stage in some schools), your child will learn a second additional language (L3), as well as.

Leadership Foreign Languages And Science Provision In Primary Schools Pupils are leaving primary school unprepared for the rigours of science and foreign languages at secondary level, according to this Ofsted report, because the focus on the "three Rs" has pushed other compulsory subjects to the margins of the curriculum in primary schools.

In primary schools and from S1 to S3 in secondary schools, Scots was included in a range of areas of the Literacy and English curriculum. Examples included the following. ln listening and talking, learners used Scots when participating in group discussion, and listened to and analysed other.

There were alm pupils on-roll at pupil referral units – and anot in other local authority alternative provision in January On top of that, there were anot pupils with subsidiary registrations at PRUs (ie, pupils on the rolls of schools and attending a PRU for some of the time), according to Education Datalab.

Such a consortium should work closely with Scotland's National Centre for Languages as a key provider of CPD for primary and secondary modern languages teachers.

What is important is that the support of 1+2 policy delivery by universities is not provided merely by schools and faculties of education within universities, but by the university as. Finnegan, J., Telfer, C. and Warren, H.

() Ready to Read: Closing the gap in early language skills so that every child in Scotland can read well. London: Save the Children. Goodman, R. () The Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire: a research note, Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 38,   A further change in language provision in the primary school is that it is the class teacher who delivers the L2, by way of blending the target language into everyday classroom work, integrating the L2 into interdisciplinary projects and providing discrete language lessons, as learners progress through curricular levels.

the percentage of pupils eligible for and claiming free school meals in secondary schools has increased from % to % while in primary schools it has decreased from % to %. schools for years to come. It describes a framework for language learning in Scotland based on the mother tongue + 2 additional languages model recommended by the European Union and adopted in many countries in Europe and beyond.

The Working Group welcomes the Government’s commitment to boost language learning in schools in all parts of Scotland. Gaelic Medium Education begins in provision or, in some cases in P1, and continues through primary and secondary school. In Gaelic Medium Education, there is an initial focus on learning Gaelic, until children become fluent enough in the language to.

There are increasing numbers of pupils learning English as an Additional Language (EAL) in schools in the United Kingdom. In excess of a million pupils in UK schools currently speak one or more languages in addition to English.

This number has more than doubled since (PLASC, DfE, ). English as an Additional Language: Teaching and Learning in Post-Primary Schools, which is published separately by the Inspectorate. Along with other reviews of EAL provision undertaken by the OECD and the ESRI, these reports form a substantial contribution to the policy-making process.

9 Trends in relation to specific languages taught in English schools Primary schools Secondary schools Longitudinal perspective on the development of individual languages Opportunities for pupils to learn more than one language Key points 10 Conclusions Appendix: Response profile References A spokeswoman added: "The language assistants are an enhancement to provision in Glasgow schools." Argyll and Bute Council confirmed it would axe six posts this year, saving £60, while.

The state of language learning in primary and secondary schools in England Executive summary Executive summary Introduction The Language Trends survey /4 is the 12th in a series of annual research exercises charting the health of language teaching and learning in English schools.

The findings are based on an online survey. Education in Scotland is overseen by the Scottish Government and has a history of universal provision of public education, and the Scottish education system is distinctly different from those in the other countries of the United Scotland Act gives the Scottish Parliament legislative control over all education matters, and the Education (Scotland) Act is the principal.

Education is provided at pre-school, primary and secondary levels in both mainstream and special schools. In accordance with the Education (Scotland) Actthe provision of education is the responsibility of local authorities who perform the function of education authority.

P upils who speak English as a second language are now outperforming native speakers at GCSEs, official figures show. Data released today by the Department for Education (DfE) shows that. The annual Language Trends survey examines language-teaching in schools in England.

Its authors, Kathyrn Board OBE and Teresa Tinsley, explain some of the findings. It’s not so very long ago that learning languages at secondary school in England brought with it the excitement and trepidation of school trips abroad.

programme on Children with English as an additional language (EAL). The report is the first publication of a three-year research programme. In this first stage, the aims were: (a) to identify the contribution that primary and secondary schools make to addressing the language development, social integration and academic achievement of EAL students.

Aberdeen City Primary schools. Gilcomstoun Primary School - Provides nursery and primary school GME.; Secondary schools. Hazlehead Academy – only provides education in the subject of Gaelic, not Gaelic-medium education in other subjects; Angus.

Whitehills Primary School, Forfar Argyll and Bute Primary schools. Bowmore Primary School, Islay Tiree Primary School, Tiree.

Foundation Stage (EYFS) settings for whom English is not the dominant language in the home. Many practitioners in settings across the country already work successfully with children and families who speak languages other than English.

For some there will be one or two language groups represented in their setting; for others the population may. schools (% of all secondary school pupils) and over million in primary schools (% of all primary school pupils).

The remainder of the total academy population are in special and alternative provision academies. Schools which teach both primary and secondary year groups are growing in number. In January there were such schools, but this figure has increased to state-funded schools.

Academy and free schools now make up 32% of primary schools and 75% of secondary schools1. More than million pupils now attend academies and free schools.

image caption The report said the position of foreign languages in secondary schools was "a matter of concern" A widespread lack of language skills could be damaging Scotland.

Schools in England are encouraging more teenagers to take languages at GCSE since the introduction of the English Baccalaureate league table measure, a report finds. The situation is the same in Scotland, though there is currently a consultation on recommendations that all children should have the chance to study two foreign languages as well as English.

Under new plans, Scotland's National Centre for languages will receive £, over to support language learning, with a fifth of this .