The Pearson Teaching Awards

Celebrating transformational teaching

Gold Winners

Irene Smith

Bell’s Brae Primary School

The Award for Lifetime Achievement

LERWICK, SHETLAND

Irene has worked at her school since 1976, originally as a teacher, latterly progressing to Deputy

Headteacher and most recently as acting Headteacher. Throughout her career she has strived to

ensure that her pupils receive the highest quality learning experience possible, leaving primary education with a love of learning and fully prepared to take on the challenge of secondary school. Her passion for teaching remains the same today as it has always been and her enthusiasm for the well-being of children shines through every day at school through her encouraging manner, her reassuring presence and her professional approach.