Get the votes in for your local school champs

PEOPLE in East Dunbartonshire 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, March 2 and 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.

East Dunbartonshire Council convener of education, Councillor Una Walker, said: “The Scottish Education Awards are a very prestigious award and each year East Dunbartonshire schools, teachers and support staff have received nominations for the excellent work that they do.

“This year is no exception and I would like to encourage you to submit your nomination for your local school or for a special teacher, headteacher or member of support staff to receive one of the 2012 awards.

“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 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 www.scottisheducationawards.org.uk