Entries sought for Educate Awards

Date published: 05 February 2018

The hugely prestigious Educate Awards has excitedly announced that judges are widening its reach in to Greater Manchester.

The awards, founded by Kim O’Brien in 2012, is the largest education awards in the north-west and celebrates every aspect of the school’s curriculum, teaching and staff.

From inspiring teachers, superb support staff to innovative projects across the curriculum, the awards recognise the work of schools and colleges which are delivering outstanding education and helping students achieve their full potential.

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

Following a record-breaking year in 2017, the Educate Awards is now expanding in to Greater Manchester and will accept entries from all 10 boroughs (Oldham, Rochdale, Bury, Bolton, Wigan, Salford, Stockport, Manchester, Tameside and Trafford).

Founder O’Brien insists the expansion is due to unprecedented demand from schools in Greater Manchester to take part and be in with a chance of winning a prestigious award.

She said: “We have received so many messages from schools across Greater Manchester who are keen to be involved in the awards.
“Expanding our reach allows us to recognise yet more outstanding practice and shine a spotlight on the North West as a hotspot for innovative education.”

In total there are 21 award categories, from Teacher of the Year, Career Aspiration, School Support Star of the Year and Outstanding Commitment to Sport, and nominations are now open.

With the entries independently judged and awarded by some of the leading names in education, business and media, the prestigious awards are highly respected throughout the region.

The awards are free to enter and open to all government funded and independent private educational establishments, including primary, secondary, further education providers and special needs schools in the Liverpool City Region, Cheshire, Lancashire and Greater Manchester.

The deadline for entries is midnight on Sunday, June 24. The shortlist will be announced prior to the awards ceremony and the winners will be revealed on November 16 at Liverpool Cathedral.

For further information including full details of how to enter, head to educateawards.co.uk/nominate/