Employability Across Learning Award (Secondary)

Sponsored by SQA

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

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

For your nomination to be considered, you are required to respond to the statement above and in detail to the following questions. This should include practical activities and projects your school has undertaken, detailing the impact these strategies have had on pupils, staff, parents and the community.

The award will recognise both the school and the partner employer.

If you can respond positively and in some detail to the following questions, we would welcome your nomination.


  • How is your school ensuring all young people have the opportunities to develop skills for learning, life and work?
  • How are these skills being developed across all curriculum areas within the school, in interdisciplinary studies and in all other contexts and settings where young people are learning?
  • How is your school ensuring young people, are aware of, and understand, the value of skills for learning, life and work that they are developing?
  • How is your school ensuring parents are aware of, and understand, the value of skills for learning, life and work skills that they are developing?
  • How is your school developing quality partnerships with employers?

  • What are the outcomes of these approaches in terms of impact on:

  • children and young people
  • the whole school community
  • the wider community