Are your school staff top of the class?

The search is underway for Argyll and Bute’s brightest education stars as nominations open for the Scottish Education Awards 2014.

People are being urged to nominate the teaching professionals and local schools that go the extra mile, for recognition at the national awards ceremony which honours the hard work and innovation happening in classrooms across Scotland.

Cabinet Secretary for Education and Lifelong Learning Mike Russell, said: “The awards give us all an opportunity to recognise, share and celebrate our schools’ fantastic work.”

Argyll and Bute Council’s policy lead for education and lifelong learning Aileen Morton said the council’s schools and education staff had been nominated and received awards every year since 2006.

“I have visited many schools in Argyll and Bute since my appointment and I am aware there is outstanding and innovative work being done,” she said.

“The opportunity to be recognised in this way has a very positive impact on everyone concerned – the council, schools and pupils, as well as parents and the local community.

“Anyone who has contact with a school can make a nomination and I would encourage people to nominate Argyll and Bute schools and staff again this year.”

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.

Nominations close on February 21. For further information and to make a nomination visit the website.