Deadline to Nominate Education Stars Looms

Last chance to submit nominations for Scottish Education Awards

People in Scotland are being urged to enter their local schools, nurseries or individuals into the Scottish Education Awards 2012 so that their exceptional achievements can be recognised. The deadline for submissions is Friday 2 March 2012.

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.

Dr Alasdair Allan, Minister for Learning & Skills said: “The Scottish Education Awards are a fantastic opportunity for us to celebrate the hard work, innovation and excellence of standards of schools, teachers, head teachers and school communities across the country.

“I would encourage people across the country to take some time to nominate and reward the local schools and education professionals that make learning a rich experience, nurturing and motivating our children and young people to increase their understanding and realise their ambitions.”

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

Categories at this year's Scottish Education Awards includes:

Active Nation Award

Learning Through Technology Award

Aiming High Award

Lifetime Achievement

Educational Supporter of the Year

Literacy Across Learning Award

Enterprise and Employability Across Learning Award (Primary and Early Years)

Enterprise and Employability Across Learning Award (Secondary)

Numeracy Across Learning Award

Partnership for Learning Award

Entrepreneurial Learning Award

Probationary Teacher of the Year

Sustainable Schools Award

Global Citizenship Award

Teacher of the Year

Headteacher of the Year

Health and Wellbeing Award

For further information please contact Gillian Ferguson from Daily Record on 0141 309 3423 or