Inverclyde does the ‘Double’ at Education Awards

Friday 8 June 2018

Two schools in Inverclyde have scooped top honours at the annual Scottish Education Awards.

Scottish Education Awards 2018 all winners
Scottish Education Awards Winners 2018

Run by Education Scotland the event recognises significant contributions to education over the past year.

Kilmacolm Primary & Nursery were awarded the prize for raising attainment in literacy while King’s Oak Primary & Nursery in Greenock won the family and community learning award.

Inverclyde Council’s Education Convener Councillor Jim Clocherty said: “These are the top honours for education in Scotland. Picking up one award would have been a huge success but to see two of our primaries claim prizes is fantastic news.

“It is real recognition of the quality of education provided to our children and young people throughout Inverclyde.

“I would like to pass on my congratulations to all of the staff at Kilmacolm and Kings Oak and our pupils.”

Head Teacher at Kilmacolm Simone McCredie said: “We have taken our children on an exciting reading adventure for the past two years where they have developed a lifelong love of reading.

“They have learned that reading is cool and fun in our school and it is thanks to the enthusiasm of the children and parents, the passion and commitment of the staff and the wonderful links we have with the wider community.”

Graeme Marshall is Head Teacher at King’s Oak: “We are so proud of what the King’s Oak school community has achieved over the last year. We have developed a family hub which has already exceeded our expectations as a place where parents, carers and children can meet, chat, play, laugh and learn together. The hard-work and dedication of our senior family learning worker, staff team, parents and children has been instrumental in the success of our family hub and the partnerships we have developed along the way have brought an exciting new dynamic to our school community. We are looking forward to the next steps of our journey to ensure that family and community learning is at the heart of King’s Oak.”

Gayle Gorman, Chief Executive of Education Scotland said: “I was delighted to attend this year’s education awards, my first as Chief Inspector at Education Scotland.  The awards celebrated the very best of Scottish education and it was great to meet the finalists and hear about the inspirational work that is taking place across Scottish education.  I’m delighted that we are involved in the awards and congratulations once again to all finalists and winners.”

Photographs of the award winners from Kimacolm and King's Oak can be downloaded from this page.


Kilmacolm: (LtoR)

Simone McCredie, Emma Boyd, Stephen Brown (artist), Sam McGoldrick, Rhys McCole Inverclyde Year of Young People 2018 Ambassador, Ailie Glover

King’s Oak: (LtoR)

Simran Kaur, BEMIS, Dehra Macdonald, Jackie Thomson, Jan McLellan, Gayle Gorman, Education Scotland, Cameron Steele and Daymian Story


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