Education stars sought for awards
Minister for Learning and Skills, Alasdair Allan has called on local people to help find education's brightest stars for the Scottish Education Awards 2012.
Dr Allan announced the awards as open for nomination during his visit to St. Elizabeth's Primary School in Hamilton, home of the UK Teacher of the Year Christine Emmett and winner of Teacher of the Year category at last year's Scottish awards.
Dr Allan said:"The Scottish Education Awards are a fantastic opportunity for us to celebrate the hard work, innovation and excellence of standards of schools, teachers, headteachers and school communities across the country.
"I would encourage people across the country to take some time to nominate and reward the local schools and education professionals that make learning a rich experience, nurturing and motivating our children and young people to increase their understanding and realise their ambitions.
"It is fitting that I am able to make this announcement at St. Elizabeth's school, the professional home of Christine Emmett, nominated for recognition by one of her own pupils."
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.
For further information and to make a nomination visit the Scottish Education Awards website or Engage for education online.