Educate Awards gearing up to announce shortlist!

The shortlist for this year’s Educate Awards is just weeks’ away from being announced.

This year’s judging panel are busy selecting their shortlists from the hundreds of entries that were sent in across the 21 award categories.

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Making those difficult decisions are Michelle Dow, managing director of All About STEM; James Tartt, Merseyside track athlete and architect; Radio City breakfast host Leanne Campbell; Olympian and managing director of Raise The Bar, Steve Smith; Councillor Gary Millar, assistant mayor & mayoral lead for business & international trade; Chris Walker, regional managing editor of Trinity Mirror North West and North Wales; Lesley Martin-Wright, chief executive of Knowsley Chamber; Fiona Barnet, director of The Foundry Agency; Andrew Pimbley of Wirral’s Claremont Farm; Sue Cronin, head of teacher education at Liverpool Hope University and the education team at the respected Everyman and Playhouse Theatres.

Held at Liverpool Cathedral, the Educate Awards is the one night of the year where the excellence of schools in the Liverpool City Region, Cheshire and Lancashire is celebrated and rewarded in a unique fashion, bringing together inspiring leaders and support staff to showcase the brilliance within the region’s education sector.

The winners will be announced at the awards ceremony, which takes place on Friday 17 November.

Milk Education is the latest company to join the 16 other sponsors which have already signed up this year, including Copyrite Systems and Ricoh UK as title sponsors.

Kim O’Brien, founder of the Educate Awards and executive editor of Educate Magazine, says: “In a few weeks’ time we will be a step closer to presenting the 21 Educate Awards in November, as we announce the shortlist for 2017!

“With hundreds of entries to read through, it’s proving to be a difficult, but rewarding task for our judging panel. The entries this year have been amazing so thank you to each and every school that entered and best of luck to everyone.”

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