Pearson National Teaching Awards

Celebrating transformational teaching

Danielle Timmons

Saint Vincent Primary School

The Award for Teacher of the Year in a Primary School

East Kilbride, Scotland

Danielle has taught at Saint Vincent’s for over nine years and during the past year has been promoted to Deputy Head. Her commitment to education and her innovative teaching is described by her Headteacher as “exceptional”. The children describe her as “awesome”, “creative”, and fun to be around “. Most recently she and led the entire school community to be UK finalists in a prestigious Science prize. She incentivises all learners to give of their best, rewarding their efforts with Master Classes. Using her sophisticated skills in ICT she captures, shares and celebrates children’s learning to the delight of appreciative parents. Danielle fosters a culture of ambition encouraging her learners literally and metaphorically to “reach for the stars”