Nominations sought for education awards

Aberdeenshire residents are being urged to enter local schools, nurseries or individuals into the Scottish Education Awards 2013 before the deadline for submissions on Friday February 22.

The awards, which celebrate the achievements of schools and teachers across Scotland, have attracted hundreds of nominations so far but many more schools and individuals are worthy of acknowledgment.

Last year, Ellon Academy won the Enterprise and Employability Across Learning Award (Secondary) for their successful interdisciplinary approach to developing skills for learning, life and work.

Chair of Aberdeenshire Council’s Education, Learning and Leisure Committee, Councillor Isobel Davidson, said: “The dedication and hard work of our staff, children and young people deserve to be recognised. The Scottish Education Awards give us the opportunity to celebrate the area’s brightest education stars.”

Committee Vice Chair, Councillor Ron McKail, added: “I would encourage everyone to nominate local schools and individuals they feel have worked exceptionally hard to achieve their goals and deliver an outstanding educational experience for pupils.”

The Scottish Education Awards are open to all publicly funded schools, including secondary, primary, nursery and special schools. There are also categories to recognise and reward the dedication of teachers, head-teachers and support staff across the country.

Nominations are currently being invited from across all 17 categories including Teacher of the Year, Global Citizenship, Literacy and Numeracy across Learning and Sustainable Schools.

For further information and to make a nomination visit