Digital Learning and Teaching Award

Thank you for your interest in the Digital Learning and Teaching (DLT) category of the Scottish Education Awards. This award recognises early learning and childcare settings and schools that have developed a vibrant and progressive culture and climate of continuous innovation in relation to DLT.

The culture and ethos of establishments nominated for this award category should promote respect, ambition and achievement in DLT while improving outcomes for all learners in ways which eliminate inequity.

We hope you'll be encouraged to submit a nomination so we can celebrate successes and achievements within Scottish education.

Please give careful thought to the points below before submitting your nomination. It is important that you provide as much detail as you can to give a good account of the practical activities and programmes you are supporting in relation to this award category. You should also answer each question fully as the scoring criteria for the awards are based on these questions. Bullet points and concise sentences are acceptable.

To nominate in The Digital Learning and Teaching Award please click here.

When submitting your nomination form please consider the following when answering the questions.


1. Please provide detail about all the activities, programmes and creative approaches you are taking forward in your setting in relation to this award category. How are these being embedded across the four contexts for learning? (Max 600 words)

For the DLT award you may wish to include additional details about the following:

  • How are you providing motivational, creative and experiential learning and teaching across the curriculum using digital technologies?
  • How are you using digital technologies to engage learners and raise ambitions, attainment and achievement?
  • How are you developing digital skills in a progressive way and linking these to the world of work?

2. How are you promoting equity, equality, diversity and inclusion in relation to this award category? (Max 300 words)

For the DLT award you may wish to include additional details about the following:

  • How are you promoting gender equality in relation to developing learners digital skills and in the use of digital technologies?
  • In what ways are you helping young people with disabilities, those from different ethnic backgrounds, those from our most deprived communities and those who have experienced care engage in learner using digital technologies?

3. What impact are your approaches having on learners, staff, their families, partner organisations, other educational establishments and the wider community? What evidence do you have to support this? (Max 300 words)

For the DLT award you may wish to include additional details about the following:

  • How are you using digital technologies to engage families?
  • How are you building capacity in the use of digital technologies in staff, learners and their families?
  • To what extent are you working in partnership with employers, colleges and other partners to develop learners digital skills?
  • In what ways are you working with other colleagues and colleagues across your learning community to ensure a coherent and progressive use of digital technologies and approach to ensuring learners have appropriate digital skills?
  • What impact is this having on attainment, achievement and choices for learners in relation to their future careers?