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Highland Heroes 2024: Nominate your secondary school teachers

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Chris Aitken won the secondary school teacher award 2023. Picture: James Mackenzie
Chris Aitken won the secondary school teacher award 2023. Picture: James Mackenzie

Secondary school teachers play a vital role in the development of students as their guidance, support and teaching skills help shape our young people as they prepare for life outside the familiarity and security of high school.

Highland Heroes celebrates inspiring teachers with the secondary school teacher award.

The winner will be a secondary school teacher who has made a significant difference, beyond the normal expectations, to the learning experience of their pupils or found innovative ways to teach that helps pupils enjoy it and be successful.

NOMINATE at https://www.hnmedia.co.uk/highlandheroes/ by December 17 in any of the categories.

Barratt and David Wilson Homes North Scotland is sponsoring the award for secondary school teacher of the year.

David Palmer, managing director of Barratt and David Wilson Homes North Scotland, said :“As the UK’s leading sustainable housebuilder, we are always incredibly proud to support the future generations' success. For the second year running we are supporting the secondary teacher category to highlight the incredible work carried out each day by teachers. It is their inspiration that drives confidence in young professionals, onto their next stage of skills development, higher education or their first steps into a new career. With the skills and knowledge supplied by those dedicated to secondary education, we can see the positive impact this has on our very own new homes business and wider industry.

“This year we continue to grow the industry with employing more trade apprentices in the area to strengthen our site teams, as well as growing our graduate, office and site management teams who continually win Pride in the Job awards year after year – none of which would be achieved without the commitment and pride of teachers in the first stage of building young adult’s career prospects.

“We saw last year the incredible amount of extracurricular efforts that secondary teachers put in to support young adults in the Highland community and strongly encourage readers to nominate their local Heroes so we can raise awareness of those who are truly deserving of such recognition.”

Each week, your favourite Highland News & Media (HNM) websites and newspapers will feature each category:

  • Community champion
  • School of the year
  • Carer of the year
  • Healthcare hero
  • Fundraiser of the year
  • Charitable organisation of the year
  • Green hero
  • Brave child
  • Volunteer of the year
  • Emergency services hero
  • Primary teacher of the year
  • Primary pupil of the year
  • Secondary pupil of the year
  • Secondary teacher of the year

Once all of your nominations are received, our judges will whittle down the submissions to create a shortlist. The shortlist will be announced in a special supplement next year where you can vote for your Highland Heroes 2024.

In addition, there is a very special award presented to the hero of heroes who will be chosen by the judges from all of your category winners at the awards ceremony.

The ceremony will be held at the Drumossie Hotel, Inverness on March 15, 2024.

Who will you nominate?
Who will you nominate?

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