Pearson National Teaching Awards

Celebrating transformational teaching

Tracy Swinburne

Jerry Clay Academy

The Award for Headteacher of the Year in a Primary School

Wakefield, West Yorkshire

Tracy’s outstanding commitment and dedication to her school, the children and community is infectious. The whole team are so incredibly proud of the relentless work and time that Tracy dedicates to the school to make it the amazing place it is – where children, parents and visitors never want to leave.

Her positive approach to every challenging situation that has happened in our school has always meant that the whole community has continued to feel supported and this is something she has never faltered on – never seeing problems but instead finding solutions.

It is through working with Tracy or hearing her love of education and children that the school continues to see not only the children develop but everyone