Fife’s education service is top of the class

Alastair Goldie, Service Manager, Communication and Information, Fife Education Service; Lord MacFarlane of Bearsden and Ken Greer, Executive Director, Education and Learning Directorate, Fife Council.
Alastair Goldie, Service Manager, Communication and Information, Fife Education Service; Lord MacFarlane of Bearsden and Ken Greer, Executive Director, Education and Learning Directorate, Fife Council.

FIFE’S education service has achieved one of Scotland’s most prestigious business awards.

The service was awarded the overall prize at the Quality Scotland ceremony – picking up the 2012 Scottish Award for Business Excellence.

Independent assessors from some of the UK’s leading business and public service organisations evaluated every aspect of Fife education’s activities and performance and highlighted a number of key successes.

These included successful working with other groups to provide a high quality education standard, having a clear vision to engage and consult with others, empowered staff and being capable of enhancing the learning experience for pupils.

Ken Greer, the authority’s executive director of education and learning said: “Following on from our five star-rated achievement at the start of the year, we are absolutely delighted to be named as the winner of the Scottish Business Excellence Award for 2012.

“This award is testimony to the tremendous hard work and commitment of all of our staff and supporters in partner organisations and is a fitting tribute to mark how far we’ve come on our journey to excellence over the past 10 years.

“Despite the challenging economic times, we will continue to build on this achievement to improve the quality of education we provide to Fife’s children and young people.”