We were delighted to be the first secondary school in Scotland to be awarded the prestigious Excellence in Professional Learning Awards from the General Teaching Council for Scotland at a glittering award ceremony in Glasgow. This involved a visit from eight panel members who spent time talking to staff and pupils about what it is like to be a learner in St Ninian’s High School. The report written by the panel says this about our school:-
“Key to the work of St Ninian’s is striving to ensure that its young people are fully prepared for life in the 21st century. The young people who attend the school are encouraged by all of the staff to be ambitious in their achievements, confident in their abilities, responsible within their community and effective in their learning by developing the talents of each individual. During the course of the GTCS one-day visit to the school it was clear that there is a real sense of equity and deep respect for each other. Parents and pupils, teachers and colleagues through different professional learning activities, forums and involvement in the life of the whole school, shape their own learning. Across the day, it was clear that learning is what St Ninian’s is all about.”
Please click on the link below to view the GTC page relating to the awards, and also to view our short video clip.