Raising Attainment in Numeracy Award

Thank you for your interest in the Raising Attainment in Numeracy 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 raising attainment in Numeracy.

The culture and ethos of establishments nominated for this award category should promote respect, ambition and achievement in numeracy and mathematics 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 Raising Attainment in Numeracy 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 Raising Attainment in Numeracy award you may wish to include additional details in relation to the following questions:

  • How are you providing motivational, creative and experiential learning and teaching in numeracy?
  • How are you planning across all four contexts of the curriculum to ensure a coherent approach to raising attainment in numeracy?
  • How are you using numeracy to engage learners and raise ambitions, attainment and achievement?
  • How are you developing numeracy 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 Raising Attainment in Numeracy award you may wish to include additional details in relation to the following questions:

  • In what ways are you raising the attainment of boys and girls in numeracy?
  • 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, to access numeracy?

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 Raising Attainment in Numeracy award you may wish to include additional details in relation to the following questions:

  • How are you involving learners in your planning and delivery of numeracy approaches?
  • How are you engaging families in order to raise attainment in numeracy?
  • How are you building staff capacity in relation to numeracy?
  • To what extent are you working in partnership with employers, colleges and other partners to enhance numeracy learning and teaching?
  • In what ways are you working with your learning community and across sectors to ensure a coherent and progressive approach to numeracy activities?
  • What impact is this having on numeracy attainment and achievement?
  • How are you monitoring improvement in numeracy attainment?

Please note: the award for raising attainment for literacy is for early learning and childcare and school settings only. If you would like to nominate an individual for an award then please see Lifetime Achievement, Headteacher of the Year or Teacher of the Year categories.