Employability and Creativity across Learning Award

The Scottish Education Awards recognise early learning and childcare settings and schools that have developed a vibrant and progressive culture and climate of continuous innovation.

This award recognises establishments which promote creativity and the world of work for pupils and staff through the development of skills across all contexts and settings where young people are learning.

The culture and ethos should promote respect, ambition and achievement while improving outcomes for all learners in ways which eliminate inequity.

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 Employability and Creativity across Learning 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)

The 4 contexts of learning are:

  • Ethos and life of the school as a community
  • Curriculum areas and subjects
  • Interdisciplinary learning
  • Opportunities for personal achievement

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

  • How does your establishment promote creativity and the world of work for pupils and staff?
  • How are these skills being developed across all curriculum areas, in interdisciplinary studies/projects and in all other contexts and settings where young people are learning?
  • How is your school ensuring that practitioners and young people, recognise, articulate and value these?

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

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

  • How is your school ensuring all young people have the opportunities to develop employability and creativity skills?

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 this award you may wish to include details about the following:

  • How is your school ensuring parents are aware of, and understand the value of employability and creativity skills?
  • How are your partnerships supporting the development of these skills?