The Pearson Teaching Awards

Celebrating transformational teaching

Gold Winners

Dinah MacManus

Holy Family Primary School

The Award for Headteacher of the Year in a Primary School

COUNTY ANTRIM, BELFAST

Dinah wants staff and children to shine, to be the best that they can be in a community that achieves lasting peace and reconciliation; aims that are at the core of her vision and work. The community
in which the school is set benefits richly from Dinah’s vision in action. The aspirations of Dinah and her
staff, not just for the children, but also for their parents, are very high and, under her leadership,
Holy Family Primary School has become a community learning hub, enhanced by a comprehensive and
well-subscribed Extended School programme, making Holy Family the heartbeat of its community.