City Region schools shortlisted in this year’s Educate Awards

LIVERPOOL City Region schools are showing a strong presence, being named in the Educate Awards 2020 shortlist.
The awards is in its ninth year and is the largest education awards in the North West.

Due to pandemic, the ceremony has been postponed until further notice but the team behind the event are keen to continue and raise spirts within in the education sector. This year a record amount of schools and colleges from around the region entered one or more of the 21 categories.

From inspiring teachers, dedicated support staff to innovative projects across the curriculum, the awards recognises the work of schools and colleges which are delivering outstanding education and helping students achieve their full potential, even during these unprecedented times.

Since launching in Liverpool in 2012, the awards has grown rapidly, recognising schools and colleges right across the Liverpool City Region, Cheshire, Lancashire and Greater Manchester.

Kim O’Brien, founder of the Educate Awards, said: “A huge well done to all the Liverpool schools shortlisted for the Educate Awards 2020.

“It has been a really tough year for everyone and so we felt it was more important than ever to shine a spotlight on the heroes of the education sector and all the hard work that goes on in schools and colleges around the North West.

“The calibre of entries we received were incredibly strong – our judges will really have their work cut out when deciding on the winners.”

Associate sponsors of the awards include: All About STEM, Angel Solutions, CareersInc, CER, CPMM Media Group, Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool Diocesan Schools Trust, LSSP, Satis Education, SupplyWell and Winstanley College.

The full Educate Awards shortlist:

The Communication Award                                         
Abbot’s Lea School in Liverpool
Buile Hill Academy in Salford
Chorlton High School in Manchester
Litherland High School in Sefton
St Cuthbert’s Catholic High School in St Helens       
The Academy of St Francis of Assisi in Liverpool                                                                                          

Outstanding Commitment to the Environment         
Birchwood Community High School in Warrington        
Heswall Primary School in Wirral                                   
St Cuthbert’s Catholic High School in St Helens            
St Vincent’s School in Liverpool                                                                                               

Careers & Enterprise Award                                       
Ellesmere Port Catholic High School
Myerscough College in Preston                                      
Progress Schools – Hamilton Square in Wirral               
St John Rigby College in Wigan                                     
St Oswald’s CE Primary School in Sefton                                                                                                      

SEND Provision Award                                                
Bickerstaffe CE School in Lancashire                           
Finch Woods Academy in Knowsley                              
Netherton Moss Primary School in Sefton                     
St Peter’s C of E Primary School in Bolton                    
The Barlow RC High School in Manchester                   
Wargrave House School and College in Newton-le-Willows

Innovative and Creative Literacy Award                    
Fairfield Primary School in Widnes   
Parish Church of England Primary School in St Helens       
Rainford High in St Helens

Outstanding Commitment to STEM                           
Bedford Drive Primary School in Wirral       
Cardinal Langley RC High School in Middleton        
The Mosslands School in Wirral                                                                                                

Outstanding Arts in Primary School                          
Netherton Moss Primary School in Sefton                     
Riverside Primary School in Wirral                                 
St Oswald’s CE Primary School in Sefton                                                                                               

Outstanding Arts in Secondary School                     
Bedford High School in Leigh                                         
Formby High School in Sefton                                        
Fred Longworth High School in Manchester                  
North Liverpool Academy in Liverpool                            
The Belvedere Academy in Liverpool

Community Partnership Award                                  
Gateacre School in Liverpool                                          
Progress Schools in Wirral                                             
The De La Salle Academy in Liverpool                          
Wargrave House School and College in Newton-le-Willows                                                               

Mental Health & Wellbeing Award                              
The Belvedere Academy in Liverpool                             
Evelyn Community Primary School in Knowsley           
Fairfield Primary School in Widnes                                 
Our Lady of Walsingham Catholic Primary School in Sefton           
The Hollins in Lancashire                                                                                                                             

Outstanding Commitment to Sport in Primary School  
Billinge St Aidan’s CE Primary School in Wigan            
Plantation Primary School in Knowsley                          
St Elizabeth’s Catholic Primary School in Sefton           
The Belvedere Preparatory School in Liverpool                                                                                         

Outstanding Commitment to Sport in Secondary School         
Hope Academy in Newton-le-Willows                            
Rainhill High School in Knowsley                                    
Ridgeway High School in Wirral                                     

Leadership Team of the Year                                      
Archbishop Blanch School in Liverpool
Parish Church of England Primary School in St Helens
Penketh High School in Warrington                                
St John Fisher Catholic Primary School in Knowsley                                                                                          

School Governor of the Year                                       
Father Harry Parish Church of England Primary School in St Helens
Kayte Parlevliet from Queen’s Park High School in Chester

Teacher of the Year                                                      
Sharon Kormachu from Burscough Lordsgate Primary School in Lancashire        
Mark Hardy from Parish Church of England Primary School in St Helens
Laura Harding from Penketh High School in Warrington      
Mary Lyons from Riverside Primary School in Wirral    
Rachael Chadwick from St Benedict’s Catholic Primary School in Sefton
Suaad Hussain from The Academy of St Francis of Assisi in Liverpool
Catherine Lutman from The Barlow RC High School in Manchester                                                                                          
School Support Star of the Year                                 
Julie Kelly from Bickerstaffe CE School in Lancashire  
Helen Greenway from Rainford High in St Helens        
Faye Lavelle from St Oswald’s CE Primary School in Sefton                     
Lindsey Onslow from The Barlow RC High School in Manchester  
Nicola Fisher from The Barlow RC High School in Manchester      

Most Inspirational Alternative Provision by a School    
Leasowe Primary School in Wirral                                  
Progress Schools – Toxteth in Liverpool                        
Queen’s Park Primary School in St Helens                    
Three Towers Alternative Provision Academy in Wigan       
Wirral WRAP

Most Inspirational 16-18 Education Provider            
Myerscough College in Preston                                      
The Manchester College in Manchester                         
Wargrave House School and College in Newton-le-Willows

Most Inspirational Secondary School                        
Archbishop Blanch School in Liverpool                          
Litherland High School in Sefton                                     
Stockport Academy                                                        
The Barlow RC High School in Manchester

Most Inspirational Primary School                             
Halewood Church of England Primary School in Knowsley             
Leasowe Primary School in Wirral                                  
St Peter’s C of E Primary School in Bolton

WOW Recognition Award                                            
Ellesmere Port Catholic High School                              
St John Rigby College in Wigan                                     
The Barlow RC High School in Manchester                   
The Hollins in Lancashire                                                
The Manchester College