Head­teacher up for top ed­u­ca­tion gong

Mar­garet is fi­nal­ist in Life­time Achieve­ment Awards

Paisley Daily Express - - Front Page - Ken­neth Speirs

Three schools and a teacher from Ren­frew­shire have been given great re­port cards.

They are fi­nal­ists for the Scot­tish Ed­u­ca­tion Awards 2018, which cel­e­brate the hard work and achieve­ments of schools and the peo­ple who work in them.

Mar­garet Con­very, head­teacher at St James’ Pri­mary School in Ren­frew, has been short­listed for the Life­time Achieve­ment award – one of 15 cat­e­gories in the Scot­tish Ed­u­ca­tion Awards – and will now com­pete against two other fi­nal­ists, Mairi Le­vack, a PE teacher in the West­ern Isles and Sarah Kennedy from Dun­blane Pri­mary School.

The pres­ti­gious awards cer­e­mony will be held at Dou­bleTree by Hil­ton Glas­gow Cen­tral in June.

Other fi­nal­ists from the area in­clude, St James’ Pri­mary School, short­listed for the Rais­ing At­tain­ment in Lit­er­acy award, East Ful­ton Pri­mary school for the Rais­ing At­tain­ment in Nu­mer­acy award, and Tod­holm Pri­mary school for the Fam­ily and Com­mu­nity award.

Run by Me­dia Scot­land Events, and spon­sored by the Pais­ley Ex­press’s sis­ter pa­per the Daily Record and Ed­u­ca­tion Scot­land, the Scot­tish Ed­u­ca­tion Awards cel­e­brate the hard work and suc­cess which takes place in ed­u­ca­tion es­tab­lish­ments through­out Scot­land.

David Dick, edi­tor in chief of The Daily Record and Sun­day Mail, said: “Our schools and ed­u­ca­tion sys­tem are full of un­sung he­roes help­ing shape Scot­land’s fu­ture ev­ery day. We are de­lighted to hon­our such a key part of Scot­tish so­ci­ety.”

This year’s awards at­tracted a record 400 nom­i­na­tions.

All fi­nal­ists have al­ready been as­sessed by a panel of ex­perts, and en­dorsed by Ren­frew­shire coun­cil. All fi­nal­ists will now un­dergo one fi­nal round, a visit from awards’ judges, which will de­ter­mine the win­ner.

Alan Arm­strong, Ed­u­ca­tion Scot­land, said: “Ed­u­ca­tion Scot­land is de­lighted to sup­port the Scot­tish Ed­u­ca­tion Awards. Each year the Awards high­light in­no­va­tive and ef­fec­tive prac­tices tak­ing place across Scot­land’s learn­ing es­tab­lish­ments.

“The Awards al­low us to recog­nise and cel­e­brate the suc­cesses of our chil­dren and young peo­ple, to­gether with prac­ti­tion­ers and all those who sup­port their ed­u­ca­tion. “Well done to all fi­nal­ists. “I look for­ward to meet­ing them and hear­ing about their in­spi­ra­tional work at the Awards cer­e­mony in June.”

For more in­for­ma­tion, visit www. scot­tishe­d­u­ca­tion­awards.co.uk

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