Pearson National Teaching Awards

Celebrating transformational teaching

Mairi McFarlane

Kings Oak Primary School

The Award for Headteacher of the Year in a Primary School

GREENOCK, PAISLEY

Mairi’s positive impact on the entire community in which she works is nothing short of transformational. She is committed to the ethos that disadvantage should not lead to
a lack of academic attainment and works hard to narrow the gap, improving outcomes for all
children. Under her guidance, the school values of honesty, empathy, respect and encouragement were agreed by children, staff and parents and by involving everyone, she has ensured that these values flourish in the community as well as in her school. As a result, the school is a thriving, nurturing environment dedicated to the welfare of the pupils and families it serves.