17 May 2024

Nominate your Teacher of the Year in Aberdeenshire

The Teacher of the Year competition sponsored by GiftRound is giving people the chance to win a £250 Aberdeenshire Loves Local Gift Card, with a £500 gift card for the winning teacher and a £500 gift card for the winning teacher’s school.

The Aberdeenshire Loves Local Gift Card was launched in 2021 and can be spent with more than 380 local businesses including shops, restaurants and attractions.

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In the Teacher of the Year competition, all teaching staff are eligible to be nominated for the award, including primary and secondary school teachers, special educational needs teachers, early years teachers, teaching assistants and headteachers. 

You can nominate a teacher in the Teacher of the Year competition at  

The closing date for entries is August 31 and the winner will be announced in September.

To nominate, simply give the teacher’s name and a reason that they deserve to be the Teacher of the Year. 

The person who receives the most votes will be crowned Teacher of the Year and will have the choice of a £500 Scotland Loves Local Gift Card or an Aberdeenshire Loves Local Gift Card.

One person who nominates the Teacher of the Year will also win a £250 local gift card and there will be a £500 local gift card for the school that the winning teacher works at.

Emma Stanford of the Aberdeenshire Loves Local Gift Card team said: “The Teacher of the Year competition is a chance to celebrate hard working teachers across the region.

“With the end of the school year approaching, what better time to nominate a teacher who has made a positive impact for pupils, their school or their community. There is a fantastic £1,250 in Aberdeenshire gift cards to be won. The Teacher of the Year could use their £500 gift card on meals out, pampering, shopping and more. 

“The Teacher of the Year’s school could use their £500 gift card to treat the team to a social event, on supplies for a celebration party for pupils, on kit for after school clubs or another great cause. One person who nominated the winning teacher will also win a £250 Aberdeenshire Gift Card for themselves to spend as they choose. It takes just two minutes to nominate and we really hope to see a teacher from Aberdeenshire take the crown as Teacher of the Year.”

Colin Munro of Miconex which provides the technology for the Aberdeenshire Gift Card added: “Schools and teachers are at the heart of our communities, and our Teacher of the Year competition is a celebration of the teachers who are going above and beyond to educate, help and inspire young people. We’ll be telling the stories of the nominations as they come in, giving teachers the recognition they deserve.”