Inverclyde School is Top of the Class as National Awards Finalist

Tuesday 16 May 2017

Finalists announced for Scottish Education Awards 2017

Scottish Education Awards 2017

An Inverclyde school has beaten off stiff competition from across Scotland to be selected as a finalist at this year’s Scottish Education Awards. 

Aileymill Primary School’s partnership with Barnardo’s Nurture Service has been shortlisted for the Transforming Lives through Partnerships Award.  The partnership built on existing knowledge to create a more nurturing and inclusive environment for children both at home and at school. The school has seen increased numbers of families engaging and confidently supporting their children’s learning thanks to the scheme.

All of the finalists will be invited to attend an awards ceremony at the Hilton Hotel in Glasgow on Wednesday 7th June, where judges will unveil the winners of each award category. 
Catriona Miller, Head Teacher at Aileymill Primary said: “We are completely delighted at being short listed in this category.

“I believe that our partnership with Barnardo's has not only enriched the universal service at Aileymill Primary but also that it has been a lifeline for individual families. I now have a meaningful offer of support to parents and carers approaching the school in difficult times.

“This has been a game-changer for our community and has been recognised as a model of good practice nationally at the Scottish Learning Festival.”

The Scottish Education Awards recognise and reward the people who dedicate their lives to children and young people and showcase the valuable work and innovation happening in classrooms across the country. There are also categories which recognise and reward the dedication of teachers, head teachers and support staff across Scotland.    

For further information visit www.scottisheducationawards.co.uk

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The Scottish Education Awards 2017 are managed by the Daily Record and delivered in conjunction with Education Scotland.  

The 17 categories at this year’s Scottish Education Awards are:


•    Health and Wellbeing Award – recognises establishments that are developing a holistic approach to health and wellbeing of children and young people.  

•    Creative Learning Award (sponsored by Creative Scotland) – recognises the achievements of establishments which promote creativity for pupils and staff.  

•    Educational Supporter of the Year Award – recognises those within the establishment setting that support children, young people, staff and the life of the school and wider community.  

•    Teacher of the Year Award (sponsored by Voice the Union) – recognises teachers who are bringing learning to life by engaging and inspiring all children and young people to fulfil their potential.  

•    Head teacher of the Year Award (sponsored by Education Scotland) – recognises head teachers who provide inspirational leadership, who motivate and involve staff, children and young people across the whole school.  

•    Lifetime Achievement Award (sponsored by Education Scotland) – open to all qualified teachers and head teachers approaching the end of their careers, and aims to recognise their work in providing leadership and commitment for colleagues, the establishment and the wider community throughout their education career.  

•    Parents as Partners in Learning Award – recognises the important role that parents play in education, in establishments, in their local area, nationally and in individual children’s learning.  

•    Gaelic Education Award (Sponsored by Bord Na Gaidhlig)– recognises establishments who are providing opportunities for all children to develop fluency in the Gaelic language and culture.  

•    Transforming Lives Through Partnerships Award – recognises establishments who have transformed the life chances for young people through effective partnership working.  

•    Learning for Sustainability Award (sponsored by Caledonia Play) – recognises the achievements of establishments who have made connections between the different aspects of learning for sustainability and embedded these across the four contexts for learning.  

•    Sciences, Technologies, Engineering and Maths Award (sponsored by BAE systems) – recognises the establishments who are helping children and young people develop STEM skills and apply these across the four contexts for learning.  

•    Making Languages Come Alive Award – recognises establishments who are working effectively to implement the 1+2 policy for language learning.
  
•    Raising Attainment in Literacy Award – recognises establishments who are developing an innovative whole school approach to literacy learning for children and young people.  

•    Raising Attainment in Numeracy Award – recognises establishments who are developing an innovative whole school approach to numeracy learning for children and young people. 
 
•    Enterprise and Employability Across Learning Award (Primary and early years) (Sponsored by Skills Development Scotland)– recognises the establishments who are developing children’s skills for learning, life and work across learning and engaging with businesses and industry to develop children’s understanding of the world of work.  

•    Enterprise and Employability Across Learning Award (Secondary) (sponsored by SQA) – recognises the establishments who are developing children’s skills for learning, life and work across learning and engaging with businesses and industry to develop children’s understanding of the world of work.  

•    Learning Through Technology Award (sponsored by XMA) – recognises establishments who are innovative in their use of technology and maximise the potential of information, communications and other technologies.  
 

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