A TEACHER who served her probation at Ardeer Primary School has received special recognition for her time spent there.

Sarah Stewart is one of three Ayrshire probationer teachers who were nominated for the General Teaching Council for Scotland’s National Probationer Celebration.

Sarah completed her probation at the North Ayrshire school, and will now be eligible to teach full time, with full GTCS registration, from August 2020.

She was nominated by North Ayrshire Council and the Scottish Council of Independent Schools for her “hard work and dedication”.

A unique celebration took place online due to lockdown, with probationers and supporters taking to Twitter and GTC Scotland website to celebrate their success.

Sarah and her fellow probationers were given praise by Deputy First Minister John Swinney.

In a video message the Cabinet Secretary for Education said: “I wish you every success in making a difference in the lives of children and young people.”