Scots and Curriculum for Excellence
Scots is an important part of the new school curriculum.
The clear and strong statements made in Curriculum for Excellence about the value of Scots to learning and literacy should give adults and teachers confidence to explore the language for themselves.
Scotland has a rich diversity of languages, including Scots…
Building the Curriculum 1: Languages
I develop and extend my literacy skills when I have opportunities to:
(1) Texts…may also include writing in Scots.
(2) The languages of Scotland will include the languages which children and young people bring to the classroom.
Literacy and English experiences and outcomes
The languages, dialects and literature of Scotland provide a rich resource for children and young people to learn about Scotland’s culture, identity and language. Through engaging with a wide range of texts they will develop an appreciation of Scotland’s vibrant literary and linguistic heritage and its indigenous languages and dialects. This principle suffuses the experiences and outcomes and it is expected that practitioners will build upon the diversity of language represented within the communities of Scotland, valuing the languages which children and young people bring to school.
Principles and practice: Literacy and English