Brechin High’s angels - and maybe even a star!

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Brechin High School parents have recently joined forces with teaching staff to promote and develop the understanding of numeracy across the school.

Fortnightly classes take place for parents, where the ideas and strategies in the numeracy booklet are worked through with school staff. The uptake has been significant with the expectation this will grow.

Parents, will become ‘Maths Angels’, and work through the numeracy booklet with their children, supporting staff within the school who will also promote the same techniques as and when necessary.

The booklet has been shared with all parents, all staff, some local employers and with colleagues in primary schools.

Pupils will engage in numeracy activities during form time based on the concepts in the booklet.

The school has also embarked on even closer links with the primary schools where maths staff will link with individual schools to look at and share good practice.

The next ‘class’ meets at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, January 13 in Brechin High School. All parents are most welcome.

Star Teacher sought

The search for the brightest education stars in Angus is under way as nominations open for the Scottish Education Awards 2015.

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

Angela Constance, Cabinet Secretary for Education and Lifelong Learning, said: “I am delighted to launch the Scottish Education Awards 2015.

“Schools across Scotland are working really hard and this is a great opportunity to make sure they are getting the recognition they deserve.”

There are numerous 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 is Monday, February 16.

Winners will be revealed at an awards ceremony in Glasgow.