• The Award for Teacher of the Year in a Secondary School (sponsored by Nord Anglia Education)
  • Alva Academy
  • Silver Winners
  • 2022
  • Alva, Scotland

Everything David Clifford does is to benefit the community of Alva Academy, creating experiences which promote development and achievement. Faculty head of music, art, PE and dance, David is not only a skilled teacher and talented musician but a nurturer of confidence and skill. Learning is developed through the various opportunities he creates, both inside and outside the classroom. Connecting with the community and helping pupils contribute to good causes, he set up the award-winning Parkinson’s Singing Group and has raised life changing amounts for Macmillan.

As interdisciplinary learning lead teacher, David was integral in Alva Academy being awarded Level 2 Vision Schools status for its Holocaust education. Even teachers benefit from David’s influence with the advice he offers and confidence he instills in them.