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Moray & Banffshire Heroes 2024: Nominate your secondary school teachers

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Jenna Ogg (left) was the secondary school teacher of the year 2023. Picture: Beth Taylor
Jenna Ogg (left) was the secondary school teacher of the year 2023. Picture: Beth Taylor

Secondary school teachers play a hugely important role in the lives of our young people.

Today, they are far more than solely educators. They can have a significant influence on the personal growth and development of their students, helping to prepare them for life outside of high school and into the wide world of work, college or university.

Moray & Banffshire Heroes 2024 recognises the vital and often long-lasting contribution they make to the lives of their students with the secondary school teacher of the year award.

The secondary school teacher of the year will be an individual 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/morayheroes/ by February 4, 2024.

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

Kevin Urquhart, construction director, said: “As the UK's leading sustainable housebuilder, we are always incredibly proud to support the future generation’s success. We are supporting the secondary teacher category to highlight the incredible work carried out each day by teachers in Moray and Banffshire.

“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, particularly in Elgin, with the employment of 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 adults’ 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 we’re delighted to support the Moray and Banffshire region this year too. We 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 websites and newspapers will highlight a Moray & Banffshire Heroes category:

  • Charitable organisation NEW
  • School NEW
  • Carer
  • Healthcare
  • Volunteer
  • Fundraiser
  • Emergency services/armed forces
  • Green hero
  • Primary pupil
  • Primary teacher
  • Secondary pupil
  • Secondary teacher
  • Community champion
  • Brave child
  • Green community venture NEW

Once all of your nominations are received, our judges will create a shortlist which will be revealed in a special supplement and you will be invited to vote for your winners. There is also a special award presented to the hero of heroes who is chosen by the judges from all of your category winners at the awards ceremony at The Banff Springs Hotel on April 25, 2024.

Which teachers will get top marks from you?
Which teachers will get top marks from you?

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