Meet our past Scottish Winners

2023 Gold Winner Sheelagh Rusby

Sheelagh Rusby of Scotland discovers she’s won GOLD at the 2023 Pearson National teaching Awards

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Media reach across The Teaching Awards Trust in 2023.

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Award winners say their win positively impacted their whole community.

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Scottish award winners celebrated

Could it be your community celebrating in 2024?

The entry deadline is Friday 1st March.

Education communities across the UK are recognised through our annual televised celebrations and prestigious awards ceremony.

  • Being nominated has a huge impact, not just on the winner, but on the wider community.
  • Award recognition can elevate your school’s reputation and increase opportunities to share good practice.
  • 16 individual and team categories covering early years, schools, and FE.

We are here to help so if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us or book a call and who knows – we might just be surprising your school or college this time next year!

Meet some more of our former winners from Scotland

Fiona Mossman

  • The Award for Digital Innovator of the Year (sponsored by Nord Anglia Education)
  • Mearns Primary School
  • Glasgow, East Renfrewshire

Sarah Clark

  • The Award for Digital Innovator of the Year
  • Queen Anne High School
  • Dunfermline, Scotland

Our Lady & St Patrick’s High School

  • The Award for Making a Difference – Secondary School of the Year, (sponsored by PiXL)
  • Our Lady & St Patrick's High School
  • Dunbarton, West Dunbartonshire

Port Ellen Primary School

  • The Award for Making a Difference – Primary School of the Year, (sponsored by PiXL)
  • Port Ellen Primary School
  • Isle of Islay, Argyll and Bute

Netherburn Primary School

  • The Award for Making a Difference - Primary School of the Year
  • Netherburn Primary School
  • Netherburn, Larkhall

Alva Academy

  • The Award for Making a Difference - Secondary School of the Year
  • Alva Academy
  • Alva

Beth Fuller

  • The Award for Digital Innovator of the Year
  • Muirtown Primary School
  • Inverness

David Clifford

  • The Award for Teacher of the Year in a Secondary School (sponsored by Nord Anglia Education)
  • Alva Academy
  • Alva, Scotland

Allyson Dobson

  • The Award for Headteacher of the Year in a Secondary School
  • Dalkeith High School
  • Dalkeith

Nancy Clunie

  • The Award for Lifetime Achievement (Sponsored by Department for Education)
  • Dalmarnock Primary School
  • Glasgow

Braes High School

  • The Award for Making a Difference - Secondary School of the Year
  • Braes High School
  • Scotland

Amanda Pickard

  • The Award for Digital Innovator of the Year
  • South Ayrshire Council
  • Scotland

Fiona Mullen

  • The Award for Headteacher of the Year in a Secondary School
  • St Andew's and St Bride's High School
  • South Lanarkshire

Sheelagh Rusby

  • The Award for Lifetime Achievement
  • Dumfries and Galloway Council
  • Scotland

Patrick Walker

  • The Award for Teacher of the Year in a Secondary School
  • Turnbull High School
  • Scotland

East Plean Primary School

  • The Award for Making a Difference - Primary School of the Year
  • East Plean Primary School
  • Scotland

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Education Scotland’s role is to support quality and improvement in Scottish education and to secure the delivery of better learning experiences and outcomes for Scottish learners of all ages.
Our vision is achieving excellence and equity for Scotland’s learners, with Scotland’s educators.
We are delighted to support the National Teaching Awards this year and we encourage all Scottish schools and other establishments to nominate and celebrate excellence in education across the UK.