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Published Date: 

16 Apr 2012 - 13:43

  Five schools or education professionals from Argyll and Bute have beaten off stiff competition from across Scotland to be selected as a finalist at the Scottish Education Awards 2012.

The finalists from Argyll and Bute are:

Educational Supporter of the Year: Alison Robertson, Furnace Primary

Headteacher of the Year: Alison Palmer, Arrochar Primary

Learning Through Technology Award: Hermitage Primary School

Enterprise and Employability Across Learning Award (Primary and Early Years): Kilmodan School

Cleland Sneddon, Executive Director of Community Services, Argyll and Bute Council said:  “We are delighted at this recognition of teaching standards in Argyll and Bute. The Education Service each year provides a very high quality of education across all of its schools and the shortlisting of four of them in the Scottish Education Awards 2012 highlights this record of success.

“It is also fantastic that Alison Palmer has been shortlisted for Headteacher of the Year Award as this reflects the hard work and effort put in by Alison and all her staff at Arrochar Primary School.”

The awards, which celebrate the achievements of schools and teachers across Scotland, 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 the country.  

Finalists from Argyll and Bute attend an awards ceremony at the Hilton Hotel, Glasgow on Tuesday 12 June 2012 where judges will unveil the winners of each award category.

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