Headteacher up for top education gong
Margaret is finalist in Lifetime Achievement Awards
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