“That making a breakthrough takes effort.”

“How to stir a school.”

“That you never stop learning.”

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What teaching taught them

Alasdair MacPhee

Alasdair MacPhee Gaelic medium primary teacher, Bun-sgoil Chnoc a’ Chonaisg (Whinhill Primary School)


"I once worked with a teacher who said that the teacher was the absolutely best resource we had for keeping Gaelic alive. I think about her words often to keep myself going! Teachers of the highest quality in the Gaelic classroom have an incredibly positive impact upon pupils’ attainment."

Chris Smith Maths teacher at Grange Academy, Kilmarnock


I love being in the classroom - inspiring and helping improve the lives of young people. Of course, teaching a subject like Mathematics is brilliant but teachers do so much more than pass on subject knowledge...

Soma Dey Battlefield Primary School.


I brought my South Indian Pakistani culture into schools whenever I could link it to an area of the curriculum and add value to the learner’s experience...

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