• The Award for Headteacher of the Year in a Secondary School
  • St Andew's and St Bride's High School
  • Silver Winners
  • 2023
  • South Lanarkshire

Fiona has been Headteacher here for eight years. Her Catholic faith permeates all that she does, and her inspirational leadership has transformed learning and educational experiences. She has strengthened relationships with parents, carers and families and built strong, sustainable partnership links in the local community. The school ethos under her guidance has been particularly apparent in the way refugee children joining the school have been received and have settled in.

Fiona continually encourages all departments to develop and set goals for improvement. Under her leadership, the school has attained Bronze and Silver Reading Challenge Awards and is working towards the Gold Award and the Oscar Romero Award, among others.

Outside the main curriculum, Fiona has initiated extra activities such as Paired Reading, Duke of Edinburgh awards, sporting activities, the school shows, Battle of the Bands and many more. She encourages students and staff to participate in a range of charitable activities and in six years they have raised over £40,000. Fiona regularly visits local shops and engages with local traffic safety and other groups to understand what matters to her wider community.