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Five Knowsley schools shortlisted in this year’s Educate Awards

by Gemma Melling

Congratulations to five schools in Knowsley, who have been named in the Educate Awards 2020 shortlist.

The shortlisting has come later in the year than usual, and the ceremony has had to be postponed, but the achievements of the schools is in no way diminished, having beaten off stiff competition from across the region to be named among those recognised.

The awards will now take place on Friday, 29 January, on YouTube.

The shortlisted schools in Knowsley are:

  • Evelyn Community Primary School shortlisted for the Mental Health & Wellbeing Award.
  • Finch Woods Academy shortlisted for the SEND Provision Award.
  • Halewood Church of England Primary School shortlisted for the Most Inspirational Primary School.
  • Plantation Primary School shortlisted for the Outstanding Commitment to Sport in Primary School.
  • St John Fisher Catholic Primary School shortlisted for the Leadership Team of the Year.

The awards, in partnership with Copyrite Systems and Ricoh, is in its ninth year and is the largest education awards in the North West.

Cllr Margaret Harvey, Knowsley Council’s Cabinet Member for Children’s Services, said: “This has been one of the toughest years in living memory for schools, pupils, teachers and support staff. But it’s also been a time when many of us have realised just how much we value the support of our school communities.

“Despite everything that we’ve been through in 2020, there have been so many reasons to be thankful and optimistic, and many of those things have been happening in our schools.

“It’s such a shame that the Educate Awards cannot go ahead as usual – but it’s so lovely that these schools have still been recognised for their outstanding efforts at this time. Congratulations to every one.”

Due to pandemic, the ceremony has been postponed until further notice but the team behind the event are keen to continue and raise spirts within in the education sector. Despite the difficult times, a record amount of schools and colleges from around the region entered one or more of the 21 categories.

About the Educate Awards

From inspiring teachers, dedicated support staff to innovative projects across the curriculum, the awards recognises the work of schools and colleges which are delivering outstanding education and helping students achieve their full potential, even during these unprecedented times.

Since launching in Liverpool in 2012, the awards have grown rapidly, recognising schools and colleges right across the Liverpool City Region, Cheshire, Lancashire and Greater Manchester.

Kim O’Brien, founder of the Educate Awards, said: “A huge well done to the Knowsley schools shortlisted in the Educate Awards 2020!

“It has been a really tough year for everyone and so we felt it was more important than ever to shine a spotlight on the heroes of the education sector and all the hard work that goes on in schools and colleges around the North West.

Kim added: “The calibre of entries we received were incredibly strong – our judges will really have their work cut out when deciding on the winners!”

Associate sponsors of the 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.