Angus education stars sought for national awards

Councillor Sheena Welsh.

Councillor Sheena Welsh.

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The search for Angus’ brightest education stars is underway as nominations are now open for the Scottish Education Awards 2017.

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

Councillor Sheena Welsh, Children and Learning Convener for Angus Council, said: “I am always impressed by the inspiration and creativity of our teachers, staff and young people in schools across Angus. The achievement of our schools and terrific projects undertaken by our young people would all be commendable recipients of a Scottish Education Award.

“I hope schools, parents, pupils and teachers in Angus will be inspired to think about all of these great things and nominate their education stars for an accolade at the Scottish Education Awards 2017.”

John Swinney MSP, Deputy First Minister and Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills said: “There is great strength in Scottish education, with teachers, parents, pupils and community partners working hard to ensure that all children and young people have equal chances to reach their full potential.

“I am therefore delighted to launch the Scottish Education Awards 2017, which help us showcase and celebrate this important work that is happening across the country.”

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

Nominations close on February 15, 2017 and the winners will be announced at an awards ceremony in Glasgow next June. To nominate a school or individual for the awards, and for more information on the categories this link