Schools and colleges from across the region have broken records this year after the highest number of entries ever were received for the Educate Awards 2019.
Following the deadline on Sunday 23 June, the team behind the awards were inundated with hundreds of entries, both electronically and physically.
The awards, in association with Copyrite Systems and Ricoh, is open to all government funded and independent private educational establishments, including primary, secondary, further education providers and special needs schools in the Liverpool City Region, Cheshire, Lancashire and Greater Manchester.
Since it was founded by Kim O’Brien in 2012, it has quickly become the largest education awards in the North West and celebrates every aspect of the school’s curriculum, teaching and staff.
This year sees the launch of a new category, The Mental Health & Wellbeing Award, which will be awarded to a school or college with a strong commitment to promoting social and emotional wellbeing, mental health and wellness.
Kim O’Brien, founder of the Educate Awards, said: “We are completely overwhelmed with the number of entries we have received this year. Schools all over the region put a lot of time and effort into every single one of their submissions and it is really appreciated.
“In particular, the Mental Health & Wellbeing Award has received an incredible number of entries. This just goes to show that schools are taking the mental health of their students and staff very seriously and are working hard to offer them a wide range of support and services.
“We’re currently compiling the entries ready for the judging panel, who will no doubt have their work cut out once again formulating the shortlist for all 21 categories.”
The highly anticipated shortlist will be announced in September and the winners will be revealed on 15 November at Liverpool Cathedral.
Associate sponsors include: All About STEM, Angel Solutions, CER, DMR David M Robinson Jewellery & Watches, Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool Diocesan Schools Trust, Liverpool Learning Partnership, LSSP, Progress To Excellence Group, Satis Education, School Improvement Liverpool, Signature Living, The Foundry Agency, and Winstanley College.