Our Achievements

Our staff work hard to ensure that Braidburn is the best that it can be so, while the greatest is achievement is the success of our pupils, here we celebrate the accolades and awards we have received in recent years.

Award for Innovation in Customer Service

Catering staff Catriona and Kim with our award-winning lunch board

Catering staff Catriona and Kim with our award-winning lunch board

In September 2012 Amey (the company with whom Edinburgh City Council are in partnership in Braidburn) won the BIFM (British Institute of Facilities Management) Award for Innovation in Customer Service for ‘Pro-active Catering in Braidburn School’. Thanks to our ever-helpful kitchen staff engaging with the therapy and class teams in school the pupils are able to choose and order their lunches independently and easily by using a sound and picture menu and sticks featuring sticky pictures to indicate choices. Read more on the award at the BIFM site. Gracious as ever, our kitchen staff can be seen accepting the award below.

Inclusive City Excellence Award

Braidburn's Almond and Spey class teams and HE teacher Mrs. Morrison receiving the staff excellence award

Braidburn’s Almond and Spey class teams and HE teacher Mrs. Morrison receiving the staff excellence award

At the Edinburgh City Council Staff Excellence Awards 2011 Braidburn won the Inclusive City category for our welcoming community enterprise: the Rainbow Café. On Tuesday afternoons people in school and visitors from the community can join together to enjoy drinks and treats made at the Rainbow Café run by our senior classes Almond and Spey. The café provides an opportunity for the pupils to engage with the community and to experience the trials and tribulations – and fun! – of working in a café. Read more on the Bright Futures blog. You can watch a video on our Rainbow Café below:

Highly Commended Children and Families Project

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Mrs. McFadzean (far left) and Mrs. Duncan (bottom right) at the awards ceremony

The Braidburn Bright Start Nursery was Highly Commended in Edinburgh City Council’s Top Children and Families Projects 2011. The awards noted that at Braidburn “families value the opportunity to share ideas and experiences and learn together. And many have particularly welcomed the social aspect of the group where they have formed lasting friendships.” Read more at the council’s news site.