Search for education’s best

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THE search is under way for Aberdeenshire’s top education performers as local people are invited to nominate top teaching professionals and schools in the area for recognition at the Scottish Education Awards 2013.

The awards, which celebrate hard work and innovation in the classroom, are now open for nominations following the launch by Cabinet Secretary for Education and Lifelong Learning Michael Russell.

Mr Russell said: “It’s a great pleasure to once again be launching the Scottish Education Awards. These awards give us all an opportunity to recognise, share and celebrate the fantastic work that is going on in our schools and across the Scottish education sector. I hope schools, parents, pupils and teachers in Aberdeenshire will be inspired to think about all of the great things that they are doing that could be shared with others through these awards.”

Aberdeenshire’s Education, Learning and Leisure Committee chair Councillor Isobel Davidson added: “The inspirational work that is demonstrated by teaching professionals in our area is impressive and it is important to celebrate this so I encourage people to get involved. Pupils carry out a range of projects that are engaging, imaginative and educational so please consider the categories and vote for the people that support our children to be the best they can be.”

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, head-teachers and support staff across Scotland as well as parents as partners in learning.

For further information and to make a nomination visit