Health and Wellbeing Award

Thank you for your interest in the Health and Wellbeing 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 Health and Wellbeing.

The culture and ethos of establishments nominated for this award category should promote respect, ambition and achievement in Health and Wellbeing 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 Health and Wellbeing 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 HWB award you may wish to consider additional details about the following:

  • How have you developed your whole school/setting approach to improving the health and wellbeing of learners?
  • How successful is your educational setting in delivering the aspects of health and wellbeing that are the responsibility of all?
  • In what ways have you involved children and young people, in planning their activities to improve health and wellbeing?

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

For the HWB award you may wish to consider additional details about the following:

  • How are you promoting equity, equality, diversity and inclusion HWB?
  • In what ways are you supporting all children and young people with protected characteristics including: disability, race, sexual orientation, care experienced and those living in poverty?

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 HWB award you may wish to consider additional details about the following:

  • In what ways have you involved parents to support health and wellbeing?
  • What partnerships have you developed to support the school or setting in activities to improve health and wellbeing?
  • How have you ensured the health and wellbeing of your staff when implementing change?

Please note: the HWB category 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, Teacher of the Year or Headteacher of the Year categories.