Gerard Curley
  • The Award for Headteacher of the Year in a Primary School
  • Neilston Primary School
  • Glasgow, East Renfrewshire

Come rain or shine, Mr Curley is at the school gates to welcome pupils and their families in the morning. Mr Curley has established a set of values which place pupils at the heart of the school community, making them feel cared for and appreciated. Gerard’s leadership is built on trust and has created a Senior Leadership Team which has the courage to go about their work diligently and effectively. Staff are empowered to develop and learn; raising the quality of lessons in class and allowing teachers to focus on the well-being of their pupils. During lockdown, Mr Curley used the school’s 3D printers to manufacture masks for NHS workers in the area.