Nominate a teacher or school for an award

DO you know a teacher who inspires pupils or a local school which deserves recognition?

Local people are being asked to nominate top teaching professionals and schools in the area for the Scottish Education Awards 2013.

The search is on to find East Dunbartonshire’s brightest education stars for these awards, which celebrate hard work and innovation in Scottish classrooms.

The scheme was launched recently by cabinet secretary for education and lifelong learning, Michael Russell.

He said: “These awards give us all an opportunity to recognise, share and celebrate the fantastic work in our schools and across the Scottish education sector. I hope schools, parents, pupils and teachers in East Dunbartonshire will be inspired to think about all the great things they are doing that could be shared with others through these awards.”

Councillor Eric Gotts, convener of education for East Dunbartonshire Council, said: “I am always impressed by the imagination and inspiration that is demonstrated by teaching professionals and the superb projects that are undertaken by pupils in the area.

“We are all very proud of the work that goes on in our schools and those efforts should be highlighted across the country. We would like to encourage local people to come forward and nominate their education stars for an accolade at the Scottish Education Awards 2013.”

The 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, headteachers and support staff across Scotland as well as parents as partners in learning.

Do you know a local school that shines within the community or an exemplary teacher who motivates and nurtures pupils to become confident learners? To make a nomination visit