An Ardrossan man who works as a Janitor at Glencairn Primary School in Stevenston has been recognised as the ‘Education Supporter of the Year’ at the prestigious Scottish Education Awards.
David Hosie has
worked in several local schools and has been at Glencairn Primary for
the past three years. A North Ayrshire Council spokesperson said, “The
support David shows the staff, parents and pupils is unparalleled. He
consistently goes the extra mile and the whole school is proud to have
him as part of their community.”
Ardrossan councillor Tony
Gurney, the Council’s SNP Cabinet Member for Environment and
Infrastructure, which oversees the school janitor service, said,
“David's achievement goes to show how much we appreciate the efforts and
talents of every member of staff in our schools.”
noted, “This award is acknowledgement of David's work and the
appreciation of everyone at the school. It is also recognition for all
our school janitors and the important part they play in our schools.
can be something of a cliché, but it is certainly true that David goes
the extra mile for the school and is thoroughly deserving of this
The Scottish Education Awards celebrate the achievements
of schools, teachers and staff in all publicly-funded schools,
including secondary, primary, nursery and special schools.
Cllr Gurney’s comments, John Bruce, SNP Cabinet Member for Education
Attainment and Achievement, said, “We have been fortunate enough to
have had a lot to celebrate at the Scottish Education Awards in recent
years, so I am delighted to see David join this illustrious list.
are unsung heroes who have a vital role to play in our schools and I am
delighted to see David receive such a prestigious award. He has
certainly made an impact at Glencairn Primary. Whether it is support
for staff, parents, pupils or indeed the whole community, there is
nothing but positivity for his efforts.
“He is known for his
friendly attitude, his concern for pupils' safety, taking some of the
more vulnerable children under his wing and encouraging pupils to take
an active role in looking after their environment. David has been a