Who will be crowned Glasgow’s Best Teacher 2021?

Cala competition to find Glasgow's best teacher
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The search is on to find Glasgow’s best teacher.

A competition has been launched to mark the centenary of the David Stow building in Jordanhill – Glasgow’s former teaching college.

The landmark building is currently being redeveloped by CALA Homes (West).

The housebuilder said it wanted to recognise the importance of teachers during a tough year.

CALA’s Liana Canavan said: “The David Stow building is iconic in Glasgow’s history and many people in and around the city have strong links to it as the main teacher training college. 

“As we mark 100 years since it first opened its doors, we feel it is fitting to respect its heritage and recognise the hard work and commitment of teachers in Glasgow today.

“We all know a teacher who has gone above and beyond for their students this year, and we know many of the city’s young people have really appreciated the extra effort and support given to them through these unprecedented times.

“We have a strong commitment to the communities in which we work, and we look forward to celebrating the great job of primary and secondary teachers alike as we move forward with the competition.”

Glasgow’s Best Teacher 2021 will see prizes for winners and runners up across primary and secondary schools.

The overall winner – taking the title of Glasgow’s Best Teacher – will receive a personal prize pot of £1,000 and a further £500 for their school.

Local schoolboy Elliot James helps launch the competition.

Runners up will also receive a cash prize for themselves and their school with total prize value exceeding £3,000.

CALA is looking for applications either in video format (no more than 2 minutes in length) or in writing (no more than 500 words) on why their teacher is best in the city.

‘We all know a teacher who has gone above and beyond for their students this year, and we know many of the city’s young people have really appreciated the extra effort and support given to them through these unprecedented times’

Liana Canavan

Applications should be sent to Glasgowsbestteacher@cala.co.uk by 5pm Friday May 7. 

The competition is open to all schools within the Glasgow City Council area.


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