Career outlook for teacher - secondary school - gaelic
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Currently employed in Scotland
What's it like?
As a Gaelic language secondary teacher, you’d educate and inspire the next generation of Gaelic speakers. Gaelic education has experienced growth each year since it began in the 1980s and you’d play a vital role in teaching young people about this important part of Scottish culture.
You would teach young people from 11 to 18 years old, in public and private schools. Preparing and giving lessons in Gaelic you’d develop their skills in talking, listening, reading and writing in the Gaelic language. You’d teach and support students with different abilities and prepare them for their National Qualifications and Highers in this subject.
There is national guidance for Curriculum for Excellence Modern Languages and National Qualifications, which you would use when planning your teaching.
As well as teaching, you’d also attend meetings and regular in-service training courses as part of your professional development. You’d work closely with colleagues to plan the school’s timetables, and work with other professionals, such as education psychologists and social workers.
What you might do
- Prepare lesson plans
- Assess students’ progress and mark their work
- Set homework
- Manage behaviour in the classroom
- Discuss students’ progress with parents and carers
- Organise study trips, social activities and sports events
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