Alan Strachan’s distinguished career with at Churchill Community College has spanned 36 years. In this time his roles have included Head of Physics, Head of 6th Form and Assistant Headteacher. His current role is Director of Extended Services. In all these roles Alan has had a tremendous transformational impact that has benefited students, their families and the community he has served so well over the years. His outstanding success is the result of his hard work, dedication and commitment to supporting young people in the Wallsend area. Students are at the heart of everything he does and he continually strives to provide an education of the highest quality coupled with the supportive care that will give them the best start in life. He is a passionate, engaging and inspirational education and a professional whose vision is that young people should be provided with the best education possible. His career is testament to this vision and his is a very worthy winner of this prestigious Award.