The search for the brightest education stars

19/03/2012 Pic Lisa Ferguson'Cumbernauld Airport - Minister for Youth Employment Angela Constance meeting three new Modern Apprentices
19/03/2012 Pic Lisa Ferguson'Cumbernauld Airport - Minister for Youth Employment Angela Constance meeting three new Modern Apprentices

The search for East Dunbartonshire’s brightest education stars is underway as nominations open for the Scottish Education Awards 2015.

People are being urged to nominate the teaching professionals and local schools that go the extra mile for recognition at the national awards ceremony which honours the hard work and innovation happening in classrooms across Scotland.

Angela Constance, Cabinet Secretary for Education and Lifelong Learning, said: “I am delighted to launch the Scottish Education Awards 2015. Teachers, and those who support education, are the lifeblood of our schools and communities and these awards help us to celebrate that. Schools across Scotland are working really hard and this is a great opportunity to make sure they are getting the recognition they deserve.

“I am really looking forward to the Awards ceremony next year when no doubt we’ll be meeting some of our exceptional teachers from across Scotland who dedicate their lives to helping every child and young person to succeed in life.”

There is a wide variety of award categories which recognise and reward the dedication of teaching staff and educational supporters. Entry is open to all publicly funded schools including secondary, primary, nursery and special schools.

Nominations can only be accepted online. To nominate a school or teacher for any of the awards, and for more information on the categories, go to www.scottisheducationawards.org.uk. The closing date for nominations is Monday 16 February 2015.

Winners will be revealed at an awards ceremony in Glasgow next year.

Do you know a local school that shines within the community, or an exemplary teacher who motivates pupils to become confident learners? If so, this is an ideal opportunity to recognise the hard work of deserving schools and educational workers in East Dunbartonshire.