The Educate Awards is delighted to announce that SupplyWell has come on board as an associate sponsor for next year’s ceremony.
The Liverpool-based recruitment tech company, which matches supply teachers with schools that are in need of cover, attended the awards for the first time in November and was taken aback by the scale of the event and the meaning it has for schools.
SupplyWell believes that all teachers should be treated and paid fairly, with access to perks and benefits they don’t usually get.
Its digital platform helps schools reduce staff absence, improve their retention and save money on their recruitment spend, whilst ensuring teachers are paid fairly by cutting out high agency fees.
The Educate Awards will soon be in its ninth year and continues to be the biggest education awards in the North West.
Over 700 guests attended the ceremony on Friday 15 November, which was held at the Liverpool Anglican Cathedral and hosted by broadcaster Simon ‘Rossie’ Ross.
Co-founder of Supply Well, Michael Heverin, said: “As a former teacher and senior leader, I saw first-hand how many fantastic teachers were leaving the profession and how much money is needlessly lost from our schools to replace them.
“We created SupplyWell to keep more teachers teaching happy in order to reduce absence, improve attainment and help students thrive. We do it by keeping more money in education, so that schools can invest more in their teachers, both in pay and wellbeing, to maintain consistency in the classroom.”
Michael added: “We are really excited to partner with Kim and the Educate Awards team to celebrate the great work of teachers and schools.”
Founder of Educate Awards, Kim O’Brien, said: “It is a great pleasure to have SupplyWell confirmed as an associate sponsor.
“The company has a fantastic ethos and it is great to be working with a team that supports teachers and is intent on keeping them #TeachingHappy.
Kim added: “We are so grateful to have the support of organisations and businesses, like SupplyWell, as they help make the Educate Awards be the prestigious event that it is today.”
For more information about SupplyWell, visit www.supplywell.co.uk