SIX schools in the borough were recognised at the Educate Awards ceremony on Friday night.T he awards, the largest education awards in the North West, were held for the eighth time at Liverpool Anglican cathedral.More than 700 guests gathered for the ceremony, hosted by broadcaster Simon ‘Rossie’ Ross. On the night, 21 awards were handed out to schools across the region.
The night saw six St Helens schools recognised as either winners or runners-up for awards.
Rainford High won the SEND Provision Award for its ongoing commitment to supporting special needs students with its ethos, ‘Everyone Matters, Everyone Helps, Everyone Succeeds’ having become a way of being for the school and its dedicated SENCo team.The school also came runner up in the Outstanding Commitment to Sport in Secondary School category.
Every child on the SEND register, regardless of funding or statement, is allocated a key worker, who is always on hand to ensure that pupils are thriving.Meanwhile, Paul Edwards from Cowley International College was presented with the Teacher of the Year Award.
Paul Edwards, from Cowley A teacher with almost 30 years’ experience, Mr Edwards has been the force behind the introduction of two successful programmes at Cowley.His enthusiasm, passion and drive is described as infectious and he is regarded very highly and is incredibly popular with students, parents and colleagues.Elsewhere, Parish Church of England Primary School, based on Charles Street, triumphed in the Innovative and Creative Literacy Award after demonstrating to judges its continued commitment to literacy and how it encourages reading outside of school.
Parish Primary School with its award Its mission involved gaining the support and understanding of parents who encourage their child to read for pleasure. From parental workshops, coffee mornings and whole school events, the school has classes full of book worms.Meanwhile, Carmel College was named as runner up for Most Inspirational 16-18 Education Provider
Haydock High School was the runner up for the Community Partnership Award
And St Mary and St Thomas Church of England Primary School was named as runner up for the new popular Mental Health & Wellbeing Award, which saw many entries.
During the evening there was a number of incredible performances by schools including a tribute to The Beatles by Riverside Primary School, from Wallasey; a surprise flash mob from LIPA Sixth Form; a Mary Poppins recital by the Liverpool-based Belvedere Academy, while Wirral Grammar School for Boys & Wirral Grammar School for Girls sang hits from the musical Chicago.
Also, more than 60 students from St Julie’s Catholic High School in Liverpool performed a medley from its own original production called ‘This is Liverpool’.
Kim O’Brien, founder of the Educate Awards, says: “A huge well done to Rainford High, Parish Church of England Primary School and Paul Edwards from Cowley International College on their fantastic award wins.
“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.”
Associate sponsors include: All About STEM, Angel Solutions, CER, CPMM Media Group, DMR David M Robinson Jewellery & Watches, Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool Diocesan Schools Trust, Liverpool Learning Partnership, LSSP, Progress To Excellence Group, Satis Education, School Improvement Liverpool, Signature Living and Winstanley College.
Full list of winners and runners up:
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
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
Thanks to the St Helen’s Star for the post:- https://www.sthelensstar.co.uk/news/18043262.6-st-helens-schools-recognised-educate-awards-2019/