Educate Awards announce a brand-new category and sponsor for 2024

Educate Awards is thrilled to reveal the launch of a brand-new category with an exciting new sponsor on board for 2024.

Joining the established list of associate sponsors is sector-leading leadership recruitment and bespoke consultancy organisation, Satis Education.

Satis Education will sponsor the brand-new category, Most Inspirational Multi Academy Trust. Established to support the needs of schools and academies, multi academy trusts, dioceses and local authorities, Satis Education understands the challenges education providers face.

The bespoke and flexible approach is tailored to each educational institution to enhance the capacity that already exists within the organisation. The vast range of consultancy and support services available, are crafted to evolve and develop to meet the needs of aspirational education providers.

As well as recruitment at all levels, services include governance framework development, growth plan and operating models, conversion project management, governance reviews and health checks, school improvement services, financial services, recruitment and retention strategies, procurement services, capital build services and PR and marketing consultation.

Satis Education places a huge emphasis on client relationships. The team has fostered a ‘hands-on’ culture and carefully crafted a delivery model that ensures transparency and continuity.

Armed with a team of sector experts at the forefront of education delivery, Satis Education has a deep-rooted understanding of the challenges and obstacles facing education providers and offers flexible solutions.

Helen Stevenson, founding director of Satis Education, commented on the exciting news. She said: “Satis Education is delighted to be the inaugural sponsor of Most Inspirational Multi Academy Trust.

“As sector leaders in multi academy trust leadership recruitment, we have the privilege of working with MATs nationally, seeing the fantastic contribution they can make to the life chances of children and young people regardless of background or ability.”

Helen went on to note how it was important to recognise the MATs within the region as a business with grounded Merseyside roots: “As a Merseyside-based business, sponsoring this award provides us with an exciting opportunity to recognise the best MATs from across our region and pay homage to their outstanding contributions to educational outcomes, leadership development, finances and much more,” she said.

Now in its thirteenth year, the Educate Awards showcases the outstanding achievements of schools, academies and colleges across the North West.

Kim O’Brien, founder of Educate Awards, said: “We are delighted to welcome support from Satis Education as it comes on board as the sponsor for our brand-new category, Most Inspirational Multi Academy Trust.

“It was important for us to gain the support of a business whose values align so closely with our event.

“We’re so grateful that the sector-leading recruitment business, dedicated to MATs, has pledged its support for this year’s event.

“Plans are well underway for the Educate Awards 2024. Entries will reopen on Thursday, 1 February and we encourage all schools, colleges and multi academy trusts across the North West to enter – it’s free!”

The Most Inspirational Multi Academy Trust award category will join 20 other categories at the Educate Awards, all of which are completely free to enter.

The Most Inspirational Multi Academy Trust award recognises a multi academy trust (MAT) which is committed to delivering outstanding educational outcomes for students across all its academies and fostering a culture of continuous improvement in learning and teaching.

More information can be found about the Educate Awards entry criteria here: