Digital Schoolhouse Lead Teacher Awards Winners 2024

Author: Lewis Kay

Digital Schoolhouse Lead Teacher Awards 2024

Last week was epic for us to say the least, as we hosted our annual Summer Bootup Camp at the University of Westminster, bringing together some of the greatest minds in computing education for 3 days of interactive learning, workshops, masterclasses, talks and more. 

Additionally, we opened up our doors for day 2 of the Summer Bootup Camp, drafted in an additional range of inspiring speakers, and renamed the second day to the Playful Computing Conference. So, just a few small tweaks! You can read more on the Playful Computing Conference here.

On Day 3 of the Summer Bootup Camp '24, we honoured the outstanding Lead Teachers who have gone above and beyond over the last academic year in their delivery of the Digital Schoolhouse programme. This year was truly one to remember as we celebrated 10 years of Digital Schoolhouse. This saw the introduction of a special new award, named the Trailblazer School Award, which is dedicated to those schools who have been with the programme since its birth, 10 years ago.

Congratulations to everyone who was nominated for the awards, and a massive well done to the winners on the night. You are all leading the way in computing education and we are very proud to have all of you as part of the programme.

And the winners are...

Trailblazer School

Winner: Townley Grammar School

Winner: Langley Grammar School

Most Pupils Taught

Winner: Wioletta Gallie, Prendergast Ladywell School

Honourable Mentions (1000+ pupils): Townley Grammar, Merrydale Junior School, Lodge Park Academy, Stoke on Trent 6th Form College

Most Activity Delivered 

Winner: Laurie Davis, Merrydale Junior School 

Influencer of the Year

Winner: Dave Cross, North Liverpool Academy 

Innovation Award

Winner: Nasteexa Afrah & Mehrab Abdin, Barking & Dagenham Library 

Outstanding Contribution Award

Winner: Gareth Shaw, Ballyclare High School

Congratulations again to all of the award winners and nominees, well done on doing such amazing work and continuing to lead by example. We are so excited to continue working with you all as we head into the next 10 years of Digital Schoolhouse! 

From September, both our new and existing Schoolhouses will be available for workshop bookings. You can find out more about all of our Schoolhouses on our website.

If you're interested in applying to join the programme next year, or have any other queries, please don't hesitate to contact the Digital Schoolhouse team via our dedicated inbox -