Byline: Brian McIver
WITH the end of the school year just a month away, it's time for our pupils, teachers and support workers to be recognised for their hard work.
The nominations for the Scottish Education Awards 2011 have just been announced, with another first-class list containing high achievers and creative thinkers from around the country.
The annual event takes place at the Glasgow Hilton on June 14 and is hosted by BBC Scotland newsreader Jackie Bird.
The nominees will be hoping to emulate the success of winners like Head Teacher of the Year Anne McFadden, of St Mirin's Primary in Glasgow, who was descri
bed as a "role model and an inspiration for all".
She said: "I was thrilled and very surprised to win.
"We have a real team spirit in the school - supportive parents, dedicated teachers and pupils who don't want to stop learning."
Support Worker of the Year went to janitor Alan Stern of Eaglesham Primary, whose pupils collected the award.
His head teacher Linda Congalton said: "Alan is deaf but he doesn't let that have any impact on his ability to do his job.
"He's a fantastic role model. Not only does he carry out his duties impeccably, he takes football, rugby, running, cycling proficiency, goes on trips and loves to be involved with the children."
A whole new list of teachers and schools are now in the running for the gongs. …