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Are you Awards Aware?⤴

from @ Education Scotland's Learning Blog

The Awards Network’s Awards Aware Scheme and new website will be formally launched by Shirley-Anne Somerville MSP, Minister for Further Education, Higher Education and Science at an event to be held at Leith Academy on 31 August 2017. Being Awards Aware demonstrates a commitment to recognise and value the skills and achievements gained by young people through youth awards.

The Awards Network website provides information on non-formal learning awards and programmes from (currently) 26 member organisations, highlighting learning outcomes and impact. Adding to learner journey options are credit-rated awards such as Youth Scotland’s Youth Achievement Awards, YouthLink Scotland’s Participative Democracy Certificate and SQA Employability Awards; programme awards, including the John Muir Award, The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award and Queen’s Scout Award; participation and nominated awards such as the Saltire Award and Young Scot Awards.

Further information at www.awardsnetwork.org.uk; e: contact@awardsnetwork.org

ONE MILLION reads on @TeacherToolkit⤴


One small tweet for man; one giant leap for education! Today, I celebrate my ONE MILLIONTH read on my very own blog. In the shameless self-congratulatory post, I aim to offer an insight into how I’ve managed to achieve such a feat, in less than 18 months. If you want to know how I have … Continue reading

Top 10 UK Education Blogs according to @CisionUK⤴


So, earlier on this week, I discovered my @TeacherToolkit blog was ranked amongst the Top-10 Education Blogs in the UK! In fact, number 1! Despite the accolade from Cision UK, this does come at a price and if you are a keen blogger, then please read this. Regarding this ranking, I was flattered to be … Continue reading

Educational #HighsAndLows of 2013 by @TeacherToolkit⤴


Over a year ago, I posted my highlights from 2012 and hopes for 2013. Here, I provide for the reader with an overview of my own educational highs and lows over the past 12 months. Highs of 2013: With over 145 online articles on my own website; and with countless tweets and photographs shared to … Continue reading »

National Recognition for Stonelaw High School Achievements⤴

from @ Interim reports

The Social Enterprise Awards, the nationwide competition that celebrates the work and achievements of the UK’s most inspiring and successful social enterprises took place last night in the 02 venue in London.

Stonelaw High School, Rutherglen won the Young Person’s Social Enterprise of the Year Award for the excellent work undertaken by the school’s Fair Trade group.

Ed Miliband, presented the Award to pupils, David, Carys and, Radika and teacher I Gilchrist who represented the school at the award ceremony.

The Stonelaw Fairtraders group has raised the amazing sum of £120,000 selling Fair Trade products this year which has been used to help support over 300 young people in other countries with Aids

Fantastic to see recognition for all the work undertaken at Stonelaw. Its a great school with lots of exciting things going on. Brain Cooklin HT and the whole school community must feel so proud!

Its sometimes easy to take for granted the work that goes on in our schools on a daily basis. Stonelaw is one of those places where work like this is so embedded that we sometimes need reminded about just how remarkable our young people and those working with them are.

Congratulations to everyone at Stonelaw!