Schools and colleges honoured at the Educate Awards

Outstanding schools and colleges from across the North West were triumphant, on Friday 29 January, after winning at the Educate Awards.

The ceremony, in partnership with Copyrite Systems and Ricoh, took place virtually and was streamed on YouTube, due to the current coronavirus restrictions in place. The Educate Awards would have normally been held at the Liverpool Cathedral in November 2020.

Presented by broadcaster Simon ‘Rossie’ Ross, the live ceremony connected with judges and sponsors, via Zoom, who revealed the winning schools. The event then crossed live to the individuals from the winning schools to find out their reaction in real time.

Each of the 21 awards focus on different aspects of school life, including careers and enterprise, STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) subjects, SEND (special educational needs and disabilities), as well as sport, the arts and mental health and wellbeing.

Inspiring individuals are also recognised through the Teacher of the Year Award, School Support Star of the Year Award, and the latest category to be introduced, the School Governor of the Year Award.

Kim O’Brien, founder of the Educate Awards, said: “A huge congratulations to all the winning schools and colleges! I would also like to say a big well done to the runners-up, those who were shortlisted and everyone who took the time to enter last year. You should all be very proud of yourselves!”

“It has been really tough for those working in schools and we are so pleased that we have managed to find a way to shine a spotlight on the hard work and dedication that goes on inside and outside of school. We hope this has given a much-needed lift to those in education, given the incredibly challenging times we are going through at the moment.”

Kim added: “2021 is the tenth year of the Educate Awards and we are very excited to start planning an extra special event!”

Associate sponsors of the Educate 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 Educate Awards ceremony can still be view here.

The runners up and winners of the Educate Awards:

1. The Communication Award

Runner Up: Litherland High School
Winner: The Academy of St Francis of Assisi

2. Outstanding Commitment to the Environment

Runner Up: Birchwood Community High School
Winner: St Cuthbert’s Catholic High School

3. Careers & Enterprise Award

Runner Up: Progress Schools – Hamilton Square
Winner: Myerscough College

4. SEND Provision Award

Runner Up: Finch Woods Academy
Winner: The Barlow RC High School

5. Innovative and Creative Literacy Award

Runner Up: Fairfield Primary School
Winner: Parish Church of England Primary School

6. Outstanding Commitment to STEM

Runner Up: Bedford Drive Primary School
Winner: The Mosslands School

7. Outstanding Arts in Primary School

Runner Up: Riverside Primary School
Winner: Netherton Moss Primary School

8. Outstanding Arts in Secondary School

Runner Up: Formby High School
Winner: North Liverpool Academy

9. Community Partnership Award

Runner Up: Wargrave House School and College
Winner: The De La Salle Academy

10. Mental Health & Wellbeing Award

Joint Runner Up: Evelyn Primary School & Fairfield Primary School
Winner: The Hollins

11. Outstanding Commitment to Sport in Primary School

Runner Up: The Belvedere Preparatory School
Winner: Plantation Primary School

12. Outstanding Commitment to Sport in Secondary School

Runner Up: Hope Academy
Winner: Ridgeway High School

13. Leadership Team of the Year

Runner Up: St John Fisher Catholic Primary School
Winner: Archbishop Blanch School

14. School Governor of the Year

Runner Up: Katye Parlevliet from Queen’s Park High School
Winner: Father Harry Wood from Parish Church of England Primary School

15. Teacher of the Year

Runner Up: Mary Lyons from Riverside Primary School
Winner: Suaad Hussain from The Academy of St Francis of Assisi

16. School Support Star of the Year

Runner Up: Julie Kelly from Bickerstaffe CE School
Winner: Helen Greenway from Rainford High

17. Most Inspirational Alternative Provision by a School

Runner Up: Wirral WRAP
Winner: Progress Schools – Toxteth

18. Most Inspirational 16-18 Education Provider

Runner Up: Myerscough College
Winner: Wargrave House School and College

19. Most Inspirational Secondary School

Runner Up: Archbishop Blanch School
Winner: Litherland High School

20. Most Inspirational Primary School

Runner Up: Leasowe Primary School
Winner: Halewood Church of England Primary School

21. WOW Recognition Award

Runner Up: The Barlow High School
Winner: Ellesmere Port Catholic High School