Angus stars sought

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People across Angus are being called upon to help find the area’s brightest education stars who are worthy of recognition at the Scottish Education Awards 2012.

The awards, which celebrate hard work and innovation in Scottish classrooms, are now open for nominations after Dr Alasdair Allan, Minister for Learning and Skills launched the awards this week.

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.”

People across Angus are being urged to nominate and reward local schools and education professionals for an accolade at this year’s awards.

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.

This year there are a number of new categories including the Active Nation Award, Parents are Partners in Learning Award and Gaelic Language and Culture in Learning Award.

Angus Council’s convener of Education Peter Nield said: “I know there is excellent work being carried out in Angus schools and these awards are a fantastic way of rewarding the enthusiasm and commitment of staff, parents and pupils. I would encourage everyone involved in education in Angus to get their entries in and have their hard work recognised.”

For further information and to make a nomination visit www.scottisheducationawards.co.uk