Liverpool schools shortlisted for prestigious education awards

SCHOOLS in Liverpool are celebrating after being named on the shortlist for the Educate Awards 2017.

The awards, in partnership with Copyrite Systems and Ricoh, is now in its sixth year and is the biggest celebration of education in the North West.

Held at Liverpool Cathedral, it is the one night of the year where the excellence of schools in the Liverpool City Region, Cheshire and Lancashire is celebrated and rewarded in a unique fashion, bringing together inspiring leaders and support staff to showcase the brilliance within the region’s education sector.

Hundreds of entries were sent in across the 21 award categories, breaking previous records. Categories include the WOW Recognition Award, Outstanding Sport and Teacher of the Year.

Whitefield Primary School, Alsop High School, Archbishop Blanch School, Booker Avenue Junior School, Gateacre School, The Academy of St Francis of Assisi, Calderstones School, The Belvedere Academy, The Academy of St Nicholas, Middlefield Community Primary School, Rudston Primary School, St John Bosco Arts College, St Sebastian’s Catholic Primary School, St Margaret’s CE Academy, Holly Lodge Girls’ College, Holy Family Catholic Primary School, New Park Primary School and St Christopher’s Catholic Primary School have all been shortlisted for this year’s awards.

Commenting on the shortlist, Kim O’Brien, founder of the Educate Awards, said: “We are delighted to finally reveal the shortlisted schools ahead of the awards ceremony in November. This year’s shortlist includes schools and colleges of all sizes, from all across the region. So many congratulations to all those shortlisted, it was a very tough job for our judging panel!

“It is so important to celebrate and shine a spotlight on the region’s inspirational teachers, support staff and school communities, who do such a fantastic job day in, day out.

“Well done and good luck to all the shortlisted schools in Liverpool.”

Tom Doyle, managing director of Copyrite Systems, says: “Once again the Educate Awards shortlist highlights the real passion, energy and determination of North West schools and their staff. As the main sponsor, I would like to congratulate each and every school and wish them the best of luck.

“So many different sides of school life are celebrated at the Educate Awards, so it is our pleasure to continue our support of the awards and help celebrate the region’s unsung classroom heroes.”

The winners will be announced at the annual awards ceremony, which takes place on Friday 17 November at Liverpool Cathedral.

The difficult task of shortlisting the entries fell upon the  judging panel which includes Michelle Dow, managing director of All About STEM; James Tartt, Merseyside track athlete and architect; Radio City breakfast host Leanne Campbell; Councillor Gary Millar, assistant mayor & mayoral lead for business & international trade; Chris Walker, regional managing editor of Trinity Mirror North West and North Wales; Lesley Martin-Wright, chief executive of Knowsley Chamber; Fiona Barnet, director of The Foundry Agency; Andrew Pimbley of Wirral’s Claremont Farm; Sue Cronin, head of teacher education at Liverpool Hope University and the education team at the Everyman and Playhouse Theatres.

Held in partnership with Copyrite Systems and Ricoh as title sponsors, other category sponsors include Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU); The Foundry Agency; Wray Brothers; Paul Crowley & Co; The Bishop of Liverpool, The Rt. Revd. Paul Bayes; MILK Education; The Liverpool Learning Partnership (LLP); Shaping Futures; All About STEM; Hi-Impact Consultancy; LSSP; Air Products; School Improvement Liverpool; CER Education and Progress Schools.