Knowsley recognises stars of education

Knowsley Lane Primary School

AWARDS recognising the efforts and achievements of everyone involved in schools and education in Knowsley were handed out at a event held at Knowsley Hall last week.

The Knowsley Education Awards, now in its second year, recognised inspirational teachers, high achieving pupils, supportive governors and strong leadership teams in the borough.

The event highlighted 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 everyone involved in education in Knowsley.

Among the big winners were Knowsley Lane Primary in Huyton and Kirkby High, who were named joint winners of School of the Year.

Meanwhile, Outstanding Achievement Awards went to Philip Walker from St Columba’s Catholic Primary School, Huyton; Katy Allen from Halewood Academy and Sonny Horrocks from Alt Bridge School, Huyton.

Teacher of the Year was Darren Partington from Northwood Community Primary, and the Governing Body of the Year Award went to St John Fisher Catholic Primary in Knowsley Village.

Meanwhile, Ethan Jones and Katie Askell from Park View Academy, Jessica Hughes from St Edmund Arrowsmith Catholic High in Whiston and Katie Maudsley from Alt Bridge School all picked up awards recognising an Outstanding Contribution to School Life.

Guests enjoyed entertainment from pupils from Prescot Primary and Plantation Primary at the prestigious event, hosted at the historical Knowsley Hall.

Cllr Margaret Harvey, Knowsley Council’s Cabinet Member for Children’s Services, said: “To see so many inspirational teaching staff and high-achieving pupils from Knowsley being recognised for their efforts tonight is fantastic.

“Behind each of the award winners is an incredible story of commitment and determination of which Knowsley can be extremely proud.

“Congratulations to all the winners, who have inspired us all.”

Details of all the winners can be found on www.knowsleynews.co.uk