Nominate Midlothian schools for award

County residents are being urged to enter their local schools, nurseries or individuals into the Scottish Education Awards 2012 so that their exceptional achievements can be recognised.

Last year, Tom Weston from King’s Park Primary School in Dalkeith reached the final of the Scottish Education Awards in the Educational Supporter of the Year category.

Councillor Peter Boyes, Midlothian Council cabinet member for education, said: “The Scottish Education Awards are a great way to recognise the dedication and hard work put in each and every day by our teachers and school support staff.

“I strongly encourage Midlothian residents to submit a nomination for the awards – by doing so, you could help ensure nationwide recognition for your local school, or for a particularly helpful teacher or support staff member.”

The Scottish Education 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 the country.

Nominations are currently being invited across all 17 categories – including Teacher of the Year, Global Citizenship, Literacy and Numeracy across Learning and Sustainable Schools. The deadline for submissions is Friday, March 2.

For further information and to make a nomination, visit