A STIRLING school has scooped a prestigious national award in recognition of its professional learning.

St Ninian’s Primary School was recently presented with an Excellence in Professional Learning Award from the General Teaching Council for Scotland (GTCS) at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Glasgow.

Launched in 2017, the accolades celebrate those in Scotland’s teaching and education sector who excel at leadership, show professionalism and provide professional learning that brings about a sustained impact on learning and learners.

St Ninian’s was praised for its strong strategic leadership of learning, strong learning culture and innovative and enterprising attitude, along with a number of other areas.

Headteacher at the school, Carolann Morrow said: “I am delighted the staff team at St Ninians have been recognised for their commitment and dedication to professional learning; being leaders of learning ensures they do the best for our children and families.”

Convener of Stirling Council’s children and young people committee, Cllr Susan McGill said: “This major award recognises staff at St Ninian’s are committed to professional learning, which will help children at the school fulfil their potential and reach a range of positive destinations. A huge well done to all.”

Vice convener of the committee, Cllr Christine Simpson said: “A culture of learning and development is clearly embedded within the school which will have a positive and sustained impact on pupils.

“Congratulations to everyone at St Ninian’s on this well-deserved success which is another example of our schools achieving high standards of excellence.”

GTCS chief executive and registrar, Ken Muir, said: “These awards recognise and celebrate the commitment to high-quality professional learning and leadership of learning shown by our teachers, learning communities and organisations.

“This type of learning has the potential to transform the lives of children and young people in our schools. I would like to congratulate each and every winner of this year’s Excellence in Professional Learning Awards. The effect their dedication has on schools, young people and the wider teaching profession is to be commended.”

The GTCS awards were presented by drummer and TV presenter Dougie Vipond. The event also featured keynote speeches from Claire Adamson, MSP Chair of the Education and Skills Committee at Scottish Parliament and Professor Margery McMahon.