The Scottish Education Awards launch

The Scottish Education Awards were launched this week at St Ninian’s High School in Kirkintilloch by radio presenter Des Clarke and Olympic medallist Eilidh Doyle.

The Daily Record awards were launched at the high school where last year’s winner Mr John McKean won Teacher of the Year in a secondary school.

During the visit, the guests enjoyed performance from the pupils in music and dance.

Winners will be announced at an awards ceremony set to take place at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, Glasgow Central on Wednesday 27th May. Over 500 people attend the event, made up of finalists, sponsors, VIPs and ministers.

Entry to the awards is open to all publicly funded schools, including secondary, primary, ELCs and special schools. There is a wide variety of categories that recognise the dedication and commitment of establishments, practitioners and education supporters.

HMI Chief Inspector and Chief Executive of Education Scotland Gayle Gorman said: 'The Scottish Education Awards celebrate the hard work and success taking place in Scottish education and give us an opportunity to celebrate the inspirational work that is happening throughout the year in Scottish Schools.

'So many people are involved in supporting children and young people to be successful and to achieve their very best in education. I would encourage learners, parents, staff working in schools and establishments across Scotland to look at the award categories and nominate now so that we can showcase the amazing talent we have in Scotland.'

If you know of a learning establishment or practitioner that deserves to be recognised for their hard work visit the Scottish Education Awards website for more information and to submit a nomination.

Nominations must be in by 14 February 2020