John McKean
  • The Award for Teacher of the Year in a Secondary School
  • St Ninian's High School
  • Kirkintilloch, Glasgow

As principal teacher of the language and communication resource at this Glasgow high school, John supports young people with an autistic spectrum disorder to access the curriculum within the mainstream environment.

He works closely with parents/carers and staff to support students to realise their full potential. An important aspect in broadening their life experience has been in establishing relationships with outside agencies, including ENABLE Scotland to support young people in developing independent travel skills, as well as with local  Colleges, the Dogs Trust, community sports and art clubs, and the outdoor education team at East Dunbartonshire council.