• The Award for Headteacher of the Year in a Secondary School
  • Dalkeith High School
  • Silver Winners
  • 2022
  • Dalkeith

Inspirational headteacher Allyson Dobson has positively impacted pupils, families, staff and the wider community of Dalkeith High School. Allyson has created a culture of empowerment at Dalkeith High, valuing and respecting everyone. She inspires all to excel, whether that’s leading staff on a pathway of progression or ensuring pupils can succeed.

Allyson is dedicated to offering alternative opportunities which raise attainment and improve wellbeing as well as development, such as the school’s inclusive outdoor education programme. She promotes passion throughout education, from encouraging staff to further their skills and have a passion for their practice, to being committed to giving young people valuable learning experiences. Her ability to go the extra mile with integrity and compassion will be truly missed when she begins her retirement soon.