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Nomination open for new Knowsley education awards

NOMINATIONS are now open for the new Knowsley Education Awards, which will take place in June this year.

The Knowsley Education Awards will highlight achievements across the borough’s schools, honouring and rewarding the many examples of excellent practice, as well as showcasing the talent, ambition and dedication of Knowsley’s pupils, teachers and schools.

A total of 13 awards will be on offer, with a panel of experts assessing nominations before producing a shortlist ahead of the awards evening on June 27, 2018.

The categories will be as follows:

  • Outstanding Achievement (Three awards, one for Primary, Secondary and Special Schools)
  • GCSE Star of the Year
  • Apprentice of the Year
  • Teacher of the Year
  • Team of the Year
  • Senior Leadership Team of the Year
  • Governing Body of the Year
  • Outstanding Contribution to School Life
  • Most Inspiring School of the Year (Three awards, one for Primary, Secondary and Special Schools)
  • Outstanding Performance of the Year
  • Innovation of the Year
  • Outstanding Employer/Education Initiative of the Year
  • Partnership of the Year

More detail about the criteria for each category, and how to enter, can be found on the Knowsley Education Awards website at

 Cllr Joan Lilly, Knowsley Council’s Cabinet Member for Children’s Services, said: “We have incredibly dedicated teachers, talented and ambitious pupils here in Knowsley, and it is high time that those stories were told and those achievements recognised – that’s what these awards are all about.”

The Knowsley Education Awards will bring together Knowsley’s Education Commission, Knowsley Council, local schools, pupils, families, teachers and governors all working collectively in the spirit of the borough’s new ‘Knowsley Better Together’ initiative. By celebrate achievements and sharing good practice, the Awards will also ultimately help to raise educational standards across the borough even further.

All shortlisted nominees will be invited to a prestigious awards ceremony at The University of Liverpool’s Leggate Theatre, in the heart of Liverpool’s Knowledge Quarter. It is a setting chosen to inspire any pupil nominees who may be considering higher education.

Cllr Lilly added: “My message to everyone involved with education in Knowsley is: Don’t be shy! If you’re involved in great work, shout about it! Nominate yourselves and tell us what you’re doing, how it’s working, and why others should be doing it too. And for anyone who has benefitted from the work or efforts of others, now is the time to say thank you, by nominating them for an award.”

Nominations can be submitted by anyone – students, parents, teachers, head teachers. You can nominate somebody who has helped or inspired you, or even nominate yourself.

All nominations are to be submitted by Friday 30 March via a nomination form or a video nomination – take a look at for help and guidance on the nomination process.


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