Transforming lives through partnerships

Sponsored by CLD Standards Council Scotland

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.

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 educational setting, has undertaken, detailing the impact these strategies have had on staff, parents and the wider community.

  • In what ways have you improved life chances for people of all ages, through learning, personal development and active citizenship.
  • In what ways have you developed stronger, more resilient, supportive, influential and inclusive communities.
  • How does your work or project reflect the Community Learning & Development (CLD) principles:

Partnership - ensuring resources, varied skills and capabilities are used effectively

Participation - supporting people to take part in decision-making

Inclusion, equality of opportunity and anti-discrimination - recognising some people need additional support to overcome the barriers they face

Self-determination - supporting the right of people to make their own choices

Empowerment- increasing the ability of individuals and groups to influence matters affecting them and their communities

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

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