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Secret Ingredients perform at Knowsley Education Awards 2018

Awards shine spotlight on education in Knowsley

by Gemma Melling

Teachers, pupils, governors and leadership teams were amongst those recognised at a prestigious awards ceremony this evening (Wednesday, 27 June).

The Knowsley Education Awards highlighted achievements across the borough’s schools, honouring and rewarding the many examples of excellent practice, as well as showcasing the talent, ambition and dedication of everyone involved in education in Knowsley.

Guests enjoyed fantastic entertainment from Halewood C of E Primary School choir and Halewood based dance company, Secret Ingredients at the awards, which took place in the inspirational setting of Liverpool University’s Leggate Theatre.

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Knowsley Education Awards 2018: The winners in full

Outstanding Achievement (Primary) – Niamh Roberts, St John Fisher Catholic Primary School

Outstanding Achievement (Secondary) – Joel Thomas Cubbin, Lord Derby Academy

Outstanding Achievement (Special)– Daniel Allan, Finch Woods Academy

Apprentice of the Year – Rebecca Blease, Keepmoat Homes

Innovation of the YearComics Youth

Teacher of the Year – Jane Woods, Eastcroft Park Primary School

Team of the YearStockbridge Village Primary School – Early Years Foundation Stage

Senior Leadership Team of the YearFinch Woods Academy

Governing Body of the YearHalewood Academy

Outstanding Contribution to School Life – Elaine Burrows, teacher at St Mary and St Pauls CE Primary School

Outstanding Performance of the YearCronton CE Primary School

Outstanding Employer/Education Initiative of the YearAll Saints Catholic High School and Jaguar Land Rover

Most Inspiring School of the Year (Primary)Northwood Community Primary

Most Inspiring School of the Year (Secondary)Halewood Academy

Inspiring evening

Cllr Margaret Harvey, Knowsley Council’s Cabinet Member for Children’s Services, said: “It was a wonderful evening for everyone involved in education in Knowsley.

“The Knowsley Education Awards were intended to recognise achievements, celebrate success and inspire people to aim high and raise aspirations – their own and those of the people around them. I certainly think we’ve achieved that tonight with some really worthy winners being awarded in such a prestigious setting.

“I’d like to congratulate everyone who was shortlisted and awarded this evening on their fantastic achievements.”

The Knowsley Education Awards brought Knowsley Council, Knowsley’s Education Commission, local schools, pupils, families, teachers and governors together in the spirit of ‘Knowsley Better Together’ .

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Thanks to everyone who shared their pictures and experiences from the event on Twitter – here’s a roundup of how the night unfolded…