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Over 50 schools and colleges shortlisted in this year’s Educate Awards

59 primary and secondary schools, academies, colleges and alternative education providers from around the North West have been named in the Educate Awards 2020 shortlist.

The awards, in partnership with Copyrite Systems and Ricoh, 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. Despite the difficult times, 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 schools and colleges 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.

Kim added: “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 St Helens
  • 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

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