Argyll and Bute teacher is top of the class as national awards finalist

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15 May 2017 - 14:50

An Argyll and Bute school and head teacher have beaten off stiff competition from across Scotland to be selected as finalists at this year’s Scottish Education Awards.

Port Ellen Primary School has been selected as a finalist for the Sciences, Technologies, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Award, and Sine MacVicar, Head Teacher at Dunbeg Primary School, is a finalist in the running for the prestigious Head Teacher of the Year Award.

Sine has been widely praised for her 44 years of devotion to Dunbeg Primary School, and the atmosphere of support and encouragement that she has crafted within the school. Her unique personality and tendency to go above and beyond for pupils have allowed her to become a cherished member of the Oban community.

All of the finalists will be invited to attend an awards ceremony at the Hilton Hotel in Glasgow on Wednesday 7th June, where judges will unveil the winners of each award category.

Anne Paterson, Acting Head of Education at Argyll and Bute Council, said: “Argyll and Bute has experienced a number of successes in the Scottish Education Awards in recent years. It therefore comes as no surprise that one of our head teachers and one of our primary schools have made it to this year’s final.

“Sine is a wonderful head teacher who has dedicated her life to teaching. She is committed to delivering a quality learning experience for her pupils and is constantly striving for excellence. The children are very much her priority.

“The same goes for Port Ellen Primary. The teachers and pupils work well together and, through a number of innovative projects, have created a positive learning experience which promotes respect, ambition and achievement.

“I would like to wish both Sine and Port Ellen the very best of luck.”

The Scottish Education Awards recognise and reward the people who dedicate their lives to children and young people and showcase the valuable work and innovation happening in classrooms across the country.

There are also categories which recognise and reward the dedication of teachers, head teachers and support staff across Scotland.

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