08/02/2016

Bishop of Warrington encourages nominations for Educate Awards

Bishop Richard urges us to enter our best educators for recognition in the North West's biggest annual celebration of education

Schools, colleges, parents and pupils can enter to reward their role models
The Educate Awards is the one night of the year where the excellence of schools in Merseyside, Cheshire and Lancashire is rewarded - including every aspect of the school’s curriculum, teaching and staff.

Bishop Richard said: “We know from experience the value a good Christian ethos and positive role models can add to a child’s educational journey. The Educate Awards are an ideal opportunity for us to affirm the quality and achievements of schools, teachers and education leaders in our region. Let's give them a chance to shine as they do for our children and young people."

Entry to these highly respected awards is free and open to all government funded and independent private educational establishments, including primary, secondary, further education providers and special needs schools across Liverpool, Sefton, Knowsley, Halton, Wirral, St Helens, West Lancashire, Lancashire, Cheshire West and Chester.

A total of 21 awards are up for grabs - nominations are now open, and anyone can vote. A panel of judges, including leading names in education, business and media, will draw up a shortlist and notify shortlisted nominees, then the lucky winners will be announced at the awards ceremony in the autumn.   

This year there are two new awards - Most Inspirational 16-18 Education Provider, for the most outstanding delivery of 16-18 education provision, and School Support Star of the Year, which will award an individual who consistently goes that extra mile in a school setting.

The categories are:
  • Most Inspirational Primary School
  • Most Inspirational Secondary School
  • Most Inspirational 16-18 Education Provider
  • Community Partnership Award
  • Outstanding Commitment to Sport in a Primary School
  • Outstanding Commitment to Sport in a Secondary School
  • Eco School Project of the Year
  • The Communication Award
  • Teacher of the Year
  • Spirit of Enterprise Award
  • Innovative and Creative Literacy Award
  • SEND Provision Award
  • STEM Project of the Year
  • Outstanding Arts in a Primary School
  • Outstanding Arts in a Secondary School
  • Career Aspiration Award
  • Wow Recognition Award
  • Leadership Team of the Year
  • Outstanding Teaching of Life Skills
  • Innovation in Education Award
  • School Support Star of the Year
This year’s ceremony will once again be held at Liverpool Cathedral on Friday 18th November.

Kim O’Brien, founder of the Educate Awards, said: “So much has changed in education over the last five years but the awards continue to celebrate schools, colleges and staff who are providing outstanding provision and continue to go above and beyond the call of duty. I’m certain the Educate Awards 2016 will continue to raise the bar and award the best projects and initiatives happening throughout the region. I urge anyone involved in schools in Merseyside, Cheshire and Lancashire to enter this year!”

To make a nomination, visit www.educateawards.co.uk to find the full list of award categories, entry criteria and the entry form. Follow @EducateAwards on Twitter for updates.