The team behind the Educate Awards has revealed they received an incredible amount of entries this year, despite the challenging times.
Educate Awards received entries from hundreds of schools and colleges from across the North West have proudly shared their achievements for the 2019/20 academic year and entered one or more of the 21 categories available.
Due to the pandemic and subsequent lockdown, the team has confirmed that the announcement of the shortlist will take a little longer than usual.
Founder of the Educate Awards, Kim O’Brien said: “Like many organisations around the UK and the rest of the world, we have been affected by the virus and have been working from home, although we are now back in the office one day a week.
“Because of this, our usual way of preparing the shortlist for the judges has had to change and is taking more time to complete. Therefore, we expect to announce the shortlist sometime in October.”
The Educate Awards, in partnership with Copyrite Systems and Ricoh, is set to take place on Friday 20 November at the Liverpool Cathedral.
Kim continued: “We would still very much like the ceremony to take place in November, however, given the current situation and changes to the guidelines we do have a provisional date booked for the end of January.
“Of course, we hope it won’t come to this as now, more than ever, we need to honour the education sector and the hard work of leadership teams, teachers and support staff in our schools and colleges around the region.”
Without the support of organisations and businesses, the Educate Awards wouldn’t be what it is today. A huge THANK YOU goes to this year’s associate sponsors, which include: All About Stem, Angel Solutions, Careers Inc, CER Education, CPMM Media Group, Liverpool Diocesan Schools Trust, LJMU, LSSP, Satis Education, Supply Well and Winstanley College.