26th June 2012
Shetland head teacher finalist at Scottish Education Awards
The head teacher of Dunrossness Primary School, Lesley Simpson, has been described as “inspiring” by judges at the finals of the Scottish Education Awards in Glasgow on 12th June.
Ms Simpson’s nomination for head teacher of the year was supported by all the staff, pupils and parents of the school. Although not the eventual winner, the judges said: “Lesley is a very enthusiastic and inspiring head teacher who has made a major impact on the school. She develops a highly positive ethos through her impressive personal commitment to her learners and staff.”
Director of Children ‘s services Helen Budge said: “This is a considerable achievement that is richly deserved.”
Chair of Children’sServices Vaila Wishart added: “Congratulations to Lesley and her team at Dunrossness Primary School. It is excellent to see Shetland getting to the final of such a prestigious national award.”
The Scottish Education Awards have been running for eleven years. They aim to celebrate the hard work and considerable achievements of some of the staff and parents throughout Scotland. This year there were more than 650 nominations for awards in 18 categories. There are three rounds of judging, ending with a school visit that narrows the field to three finalists in each category. The three finalists were then invited to the glitzy awards ceremony in Glasgow, where the winner of each category was announced.