Congratulations to the four Knowsley schools who were recognised at a prestigious ceremony last night.
The Educate Awards, which took place in Liverpool on Friday, 15 November 2019, recognises outstanding practice, exceptional teaching and inspirational experiences in schools across the region.
Once again, several schools in Knowsley scooped prizes. They were:
Halewood Church of England Primary School – WINNERS of the Spirit of Enterprise Award AND runner up for Outstanding Commitment to Sport in Primary School
Plantation Primary School – runner up for SEND Provision Award
Knowsley Lane Primary School – runner up for Leadership Team of the Year
Kirkby High School – runner up for the WOW Recognition Award
About the Educate Awards
The Educate Awards, in partnership with Copyrite Systems and Ricoh, is now in its eighth year and is the largest education awards in the North West.
More than 700 guests gathered for the Educate Awards ceremony held at the Liverpool Anglican Cathedral, hosted by broadcaster Simon ‘Rossie’ Ross.
On the night, 21 awards were handed out to schools in the Liverpool City Region, Lancashire, Cheshire and Greater Manchester.
Halewood Church of England Primary School won the Spirit of Enterprise Award due to the many opportunities on offer that enable children to develop the skills required to be a successful entrepreneur. From Reception to Year 6, all children experience and learn about enterprise.
The school was also a runner up in the Outstanding Commitment to Sport in Primary School category.
Colette Dutton, Executive Director (Children) at Knowsley Council, said: “It’s fantastic to see Knowsley schools recognised at the Educate Awards yet again.
“We have so many schools, teachers, pupils and support staff to be proud of and it’s always nice to see them get this kind of recognition for the work we know they do week in week out.
“Huge congratulations to Halewood C of E, Plantation and Knowsley Lane Primaries and Kirkby High – we’re so proud of you!”
Kim O’Brien, founder of the Educate Awards, said: “A huge well done Halewood Church of England Primary School on this fantastic award win.
“We are so proud to host an event which champions the creativity, diversity and dedication of teachers, school support stars, schools and colleges from across the North West.
“This year we have been inundated with exceptional entries and so congratulations to all the winners, runners-up and finalists for 2019.”
The winners and runners up in full
The Communication Award
Winner: Whalley Range High School
Runner up: Alsop High School
Eco School Project
Winner: Heswall Primary School
Runner up: Bedford Primary School
Spirit of Enterprise
Winner: Halewood Church of England Primary School
Runner up: St Oswald’s CE Primary School
SEND Provision Award
Winner: Rainford High
Runner up: Plantation Primary School
Innovative and Creative Literacy Award
Winner: Parish Primary School
Runner up: Our Lady of Perpetual Succour Primary School
STEM Project of the Year
Winner: Cardinal Langley RC High School
Runner up: Gateacre School
Outstanding Arts in Primary School
Winner: Riverside Primary School
Runner up: Lister Junior School
Outstanding Arts in Secondary School
Winner: St Julie’s RC High School
Runner up: Wirral Grammar School for Boys & Wirral Grammar School for Girls
Career Aspiration Award
Winner: Abbot’s Lea School
Runner up: St Wilfrid’s CE Primary
Community Partnership Award
Winner: Gateacre School
Runner up: Haydock High School
Mental Health & Wellbeing Award
Winner: Bickerstaffe CE Primary School
Runner up: St Mary and St Thomas Church of England Primary School
Innovation in Education Award
Winner: St Vincent’s School for Sensory Impairment
Runner up: Whitefield Primary School
Outstanding Commitment to Sport in Primary School
Winner: The Belvedere Preparatory School
Runner up: Halewood Church of England Primary School
Outstanding Commitment to Sport in Secondary School
Winner: Formby High School
Runner up: Rainford High School
Leadership Team of Year of the Year
Winner: Wright Robinson College
Runner up: Knowsley Lane Primary School
Teacher of the Year
Winner: Paul Edwards, Cowley International College
Runner up Dr Carly Brooke, Liverpool Life Sciences
School Support Star of the Year
Winner: Katherine Lockley
Runner up: Elizabeth Clarke
Most Inspirational 16-18 Education Provider
Winner: Robbie Fowler Education and Football Academy
Runner up: Carmel College
Most Inspirational Secondary School
Winner: The Academy of St Francis of Assisi
Runner up: The Hollins
Most Inspirational Primary School
Winner: Eldon Primary School
Runner up: Alexandra Park Primary School
WOW Recognition Award
Winner: Chorlton High School
Runner: up Kirkby High School
For more information, please visit educateawards.co.uk