Henry Hepburn

In Covid, teaching heroes popped up everywhere

The coronavirus pandemic brought out the best in so many within the teaching profession that choosing our person of the year for 2020 has been an near impossible task

In the year of Covid, teaching heroes popped up everywhere

Just 12 months ago, I signed off my last editorial of the year by wishing all our readers “a happy, fulfilling and successful 2020”. Well, there’s always 2021. Not so fast, though – times of crisis always have a flipside: in education, at least, it’s not that hard to find the shafts of light amid the gloom.

And when the crisis is as profound as that of Covid-19, then, paradoxically, the light can shine even more brightly.

That’s why, in what is now an annual event for us here at Tes Scotland, selecting our 10 people of the year felt different this year: there were just so many to choose ...

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