SSERC was delighted to host the Scottish ENTHUSE Celebration Awards 2019 at the Engine Shed (Stirling) on 14th May 2019.

These awards celebrate excellence in STEM education at primary, secondary, leadership and for technicians and support staff and the Scottish delegation will be part of a national celebration event at the Royal Society, London on the 20th June 2019.

Winners of the Scottish event were:

  • Derek Boath, Monifieth High School (winner Excellence in STEM Teaching Secondary)
  • Martin McKenna, Holy Cross Primary School (winner Excellence in STEM Teaching Primary)
  • Angela Barclay, Monifieth High School (winner School Leadership in STEM)
  • Karthika Paranthaman, Boroughmuir High School (winner Excellence in STEM Teaching Technician
  • Mark McShane and Graham Armstrong, Kinross High School (Joint winners School Leadership in STEM)

SSERC CEO Alastair MacGregor  commented  that ‘Career Long Professional Learning (CLPL)  has an impact on teachers and technicians, their colleagues, their school and their students and this event allowed us to  celebrate the commitment of the winners to CLPL and the impact that it has had on them, their students and their school. Congratulations to all winners. The judges were blown away by the quality of all submissions and congratulations to all those who were finalists’

Richard Lochhead MSP, Minister for Further Education, Higher Education and Science in the Scottish Government has the following message for the Scottish winners:

“I am delighted to hear that representatives from Scotland have reached the final of the national ENTHUSE Celebration Awards. I would like to pass on my very best wishes for success at the celebration event. These awards provide an excellent opportunity to highlight how high-quality professional development in STEM benefits teachers and young people. 

“The ENTHUSE Celebration Awards are strongly aligned to the Government’s STEM Strategy which aims to increase confidence in delivering STEM learning and drive forward improvements across the wider STEM education and training landscape.”