Phonological Awareness Assessment – Gaelic

Many practitioners are currently using the Phonological Awareness materials to support the development of Phonological Awareness in their classrooms. We’re pleased to announce that the Phonological Awareness assessment which was published earlier this year is now available in Gaelic on the Phonological Awareness page. Many thanks to the staff at Bun-sgoil Ghàidhlig Inbhir Nis who supported Speech and Language to create the resource.


Phonological Awareness Screen (Gaelic)

PAAGMEPAPBGMECLICK HERE – (Gaelic) Phonological Awareness Screen
CLICK HERE – (Gaelic) Phonological Awareness Picture Booklet

Let us know if you have any suggestions of classroom based activities which can be used to support the development of Emerging Literacy by leaving a comment.

Pen Fifty Words – Mobile Phones

In a world where many of our learners utilise the benefits of digital technology at home and at school, this month’s ’50 Word Fiction’ from the Scottish Book Trust is a great opportunity for learners to pen a piece of fiction of no more than 50 words on the subject of the mobile phone.


The deadline is Monday 29th August 2016. The Young Writers category is open to all children and young people under 18.

CLICK HERE – 50 Word Fiction (Mobile Phone)

Words Up Training



Following our blog post on the Words Up Key Messages the training delivered by Speech and Language is now open to Early Years Practitioners and Primary 1 Practitioners.

Course Location Date Time
Words Up Level 1 Merkinch Community Centre 24th August 2016 6.00pm – 8.30pm
Words Up Level 1 Golspie Inn 6th September2016 6.00pm – 8.30pm
Words Up Level 1 PPP, Wick 7th September 2016 8.30am – 4pm
Word Up Level 2 MCC 22nd September 2016 8.30am – 4pm
Word Up Level 2 Weigh Inn, Thurso 22nd September 2016 8.30am – 4pm
Word Up Level 2


Council Chamber & North Committee Room, Lochaber House 23rd September 2016 8.30am – 4pm
Words Up Level 1 Mallaig CC 29th September 2016 1pm – 3.30pm
Words Up Level 1 Aviemore Community Centre 4th  October 2016 6.00pm – 8.30pm

Please apply through the CPD Calendar

Authors Live – Steve Cole


On Friday 26 August at 11am the Scottish Book Trust will be broadcasting an Authors Live with Steve Cole from BBC at the Edinburgh Festival. 

Steve Cole is the bestselling author of books including Stop Those Monsters! and Magic Ink. He will be speaking about his hilarious action adventure stories. The event is targeted at P4 – P7 pupils.

CLICK HERE to sign up for Authors Live with Steve Cole