Nominate for The Scottish Education Awards today!

We are delighted to once again be sponsoring the Learning for Sustainability category at this year’s Scottish Education Awards. This is our 6th year being involved with the Awards which recognise and champion the work done by pupils, teachers and support staff at schools across Scotland.

The closing date for nominations is Wednesday 15th February 2017 and we would encourage all schools to have a go.

The Scottish Education Awards were first launched in November 2001 by the Scottish Government and the Scottish Daily Record, with the specific aims of celebrating the successes and recognising the achievements taking place within Scottish education.

Entry to the Awards is open to all publicly funded schools, including secondary, primary, nursery and special schools. There is a wide variety of categories to enter which are linked to the Curriculum for Excellence Programme and that also recognise the dedication and commitment of teaching staff and education supporters.

The winners of the school categories will receive a trophy, a certificate and a £400 prize. Runner-up schools will receive a certificate and £200.

The winners of the individual categories will receive a trophy, a certificate and £400 for their school. Runners up will receive a certificate and £200 for their school.

There are 17 categories in total – we are proud to sponsor the Learning for Sustainability category

For nominations in this category to be considered, nominees are required to respond to the following questions. This should include practical activities and projects their educational setting has undertaken, detailing the impact these strategies have had on pupils, staff, parents and the community.

  1. How has your educational setting made connections between the different aspects of learning for sustainability (sustainable development education, international education, education for citizenship, global citizenship, outdoor learning, children’s rights and play) to support the development of a coherent whole educational setting approach?
  2. How has the educational setting embedded learning for sustainability issues within and across the four contexts for learning – the ethos and life of the school community, curriculum areas and subjects, interdisciplinary learning and opportunities for personal achievement?
  3. In what ways have learners, staff and other members of the educational setting community been given an opportunity to engage in learning for sustainability issues and to contribute to a coherent whole educational setting approach by taking on responsibilities, demonstrating leadership and participating effectively in decision-making?
  4. How have you developed effective community partnerships (e.g. with parents, Parent Council, community services, charities and voluntary groups) to support learning and provide learners with opportunities to develop skills and connect with their communities as active citizens?
  5. How have you developed your buildings and grounds to support learning, reduce your educational setting’s global footprint and provide opportunities for young people to interact with the natural world and the places where they live through outdoor learning?
  6. What are the outcomes of these approaches in terms of impact on:

Children and young people

The whole school or setting community;

The wider community?

We are proud of our involvement with the Scottish Education Awards and wish you every success with the nominations.