Education staff receive professional awards

Published Date: 

20 Jun 2019 - 15:34

Education staff from across Argyll and Bute recently attended a special awards ceremony in Inveraray to receive their SQA Professional Development Award (PDA) in Education Support.

Louise Lawson, Argyll and Bute Council’s Manager for Inclusion and Equality, presented the certificates on behalf of the council to 18 classroom and additional support needs assistants before congratulating the candidates on their hard work and commitment.

The assistants all contribute to the learning and the health and wellbeing of pupils across Argyll and Bute and have recently finished almost two years of accredited training, including practical work in schools, closed book assessments and personal study.

The PDA course is designed to support classroom assistants and additional support needs assistants in developing their role in schools and in gaining a wider range of knowledge and skills in relation to pupils with additional support needs.

The council’s Policy Lead for Education and Lifelong Learning, Councillor Yvonne McNeilly, said: “I would like to say a massive congratulations to each and every candidate who has worked extremely hard to achieve this award – they are a credit to the council.

“This course requires a lot of hard work and dedication, and I wish them every success in their careers.”

The following staff received their awards:

Tracey Brogan

Carradale Primary School

Mairi MacKinnon

Castlehill Primary School

Jowite Kolibska

Campbeltown Grammar School

Karen Willett

Dalintober Primary School

Norma Grogan

Dalintober Primary School

Jayne McCulloch

Dalmally Primary School

Eileen MacKinnon

Dalmally Primary School

Mari Wilson

Gigha Primary School

Iris Teague

Hermitage Academy

Clare Dickson

Hermitage Academy

Lynsey McPhail

Campbeltown Grammar School

Michelle McFadyen

Easdale Primary School

Karen Forgrieve

Oban High School

Kirsteen Morrison

Rothesay Joint Campus

Aleksandra Szim

Tarbert Academy

Susan McAlister

Rothesay Primary School

Lynne Whittaker

Rothesay Joint Campus

Jennifer McArthur

Kirn Primary School