Terms and Conditions : MerIT


The MerIT website is operated by Gateway Shared Services, which will be referred to in this document as 'Gateway', and which is based at:

Gateway Shared Services
c/o Castlemilk High School
223 Castlemilk Drive
G45 9JY

Gateway Shared Services is a public sector, not for profit consortium of eleven local authorities, hosted by Glasgow City Council. Copyright is held by Glasgow City Council (Gateway Shared Services). All rights reserved.


The terms and conditions detailed in this document govern the access and use of the MerIT website.

By viewing or accessing this Site, you are acknowledging your agreement to the following statements:

  • Unless otherwise stated copyright and similar rights in all material presented on this website, including graphical images, is owned by Glasgow City Council.
  • Content and information posted on MerIT by e-portfolio users, including images and videos, are owned by the person who created the work and are not the copyright of Gateway.
  • You will not post content that infringes someone else’s rights or otherwise breaks the law.
  • You are allowing staff access the content and information that you have added to your MerIT e-portfolio for the purpose of assessing and commenting on it and for the creation of individual pupil profile.
  • All information relating to a third-party is for the purpose of providing the end-user with relevant information regarding the third-party, and is not considered to be the intellectual property of Glasgow City Council.
  • You have limited permission to print or download extracts from these pages for your personal non-commercial use only.
  • No part of this Site may be reproduced or transmitted to or stored in any other website, nor may any of its pages or part thereof be disseminated in any electronic or non-electronic form, nor included in any public or private electronic retrieval system or service without our prior permission.
  • You may not create a database in an electronic or other form by downloading and storing all or any part of the pages from this website without our prior written consent save as expressly authorised by an agreement in writing between us.
  • Any copies of the pages of this site which you save to disk or to any other storage system or medium may only be used for subsequent viewing purposes or to print extracts for personal use.
  • The structure and source code of the database and online functions integrated into this Site are the sole property of Glasgow City Council (Gateway Shared Services) and cannot be copied or published in any format or medium without our prior consent.
Links to Third Party Sites

This website contains links to the sites of third-party information providers. The information provided by these sites or subsequent linked sites, is not within our control and is therefore not the responsibility of Glasgow City Council. The inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement of the site by us.

Account security : your responsibilities

As a part of registration we will provide you with a username and password. You are responsible for:

  • keeping your username and password confidential;
  • protecting and securing your username and password from unauthorised access and use;
  • protecting your computing environment from unauthorised access, viruses, and malicious software.
Contributors material - privacy and conduct

MerIT provides you with a secure online space (My MerIT) for recording and reviewing your personal achievements and other associated documents, for example your CV and personal profile.

Designated teachers working in your school can add comments to certain records held within My MerIT.

Personal Data provided by you on the Website will be stored in a secure environment and your privacy will be ensured, as set out in our Privacy Statement.

You must use the website (including any contributions to the website) for proper purposes only. Gateway reserves the right to moderate (including editing and/or deleting) material contributed by you or other users. We reserve the right to remove any material that we consider to be unacceptable, including where the material consists of some or all of the following:

  • Defamatory statements;
  • Obscene language;
  • Other potentially offensive or illegal material.
Banning unacceptable use

Gateway reserves the right to terminate a user's ability to log-in or contribute material to the website if we determine that the user is using the website for unacceptable purposes or if the user has contributed material that is abusive or otherwise damaging to Gateway.

Changes to Terms and Conditions of Use

We reserve the right, at our discretion, to update or revise these Terms and Conditions. Please check these Terms of use periodically for changes. Your continued use of this website following the posting of any changes to these Terms of use indicates your acceptance of those changes.


Successful Learner

and able to:

Confident Individual

and able to:

Responsible Citizen

and able to:

Effective Contributor

and able to:

Curricular Areas


What you achieve and learn in the eight curriculum areas, or any subject in these areas. The curriculum areas are:

Usually, each area is made up of a group of related subjects. For example, Art, Dance, Drama and Music are all subjects in Expressive Arts.


Your achievement might be:

School Ethos


What you achieve and learn by making a contribution to the ethos and life of the school as a community.

This includes:

Across the curriculum


This is called 'interdisciplinary learning'. It’s about making connections between different areas of learning.

It includes what you achieve and learn by working on topics or projects that involve different areas of the curriculum.

This helps you to make connections between different areas of learning.


Personal achievement


What you achieve and learn as a result of the many other opportunities you have in school for 'personal achievement'. These are usually activities that develop your self-awareness, confidence, strengths and talents.