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Weekly Edition - Published  13 October 2016


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Sefton schools make the grade for the Educate Awards 2016

Sefton’s inspiring teachers, projects and stand out schools have been named on the shortlist for the Educate Awards 2016.

THE Education Award 2016, in partnership with Copyrite Systems and Ricoh, is now in its 5th year and is the biggest celebration of education in the North West.

St Michael's CE High School in Crosby, Bishop David Sheppard CE Primary School in Southport, Valewood Primary School in Crosby, Netherton Moss Primary School in Bootle, Formby High School in Formby and Churchtown Primary School in Southport have all been shortlisted for this year's awards.

Held at Liverpool Cathedral, it is the 1 night of the year where the excellence of schools in the Liverpool City Region, Cheshire and Lancashire is celebrated and rewarded in a unique fashion, bringing together inspiring leaders and support staff to showcase the brilliance within the region's education sector.

Hundreds of entries were sent in across the 21 award categories, breaking previous records. Categories include the WOW Recognition Award, Outstanding Sport and Teacher of the Year.

St Michael's CE High School in Crosby is shortlisted for one of the night's most prestigious awards, Most Inspirational Secondary School. Bishop David Sheppard CE Primary School in Southport is up for two awards on the evening, the Community Partnership Award and Innovative and Creative Literacy Award.

In the running for the Teacher of the Year accolade is Valewood Primary School's Miss Chris Eglin, who is Sefton's only teacher shortlisted. Netherton Moss Primary School in Bootle is 1 of 3 primary schools shortlisted for the Outstanding Arts in a Primary School Award, and is also a finalist for the Leadership Team of the Year Award.

Meanwhile, Formby High School has been recognised for its arts programme in the Outstanding Arts in a Secondary School Award. Churchtown Primary School in Southport is up for the Outstanding Teaching of Life Skills Award.

The judges remarked on the variety of entries across all 21 categories and the exceptional standard of submissions. The passion and innovation showcased throughout made choosing this year's shortlist the most difficult yet.

This difficult task of shortlisting the entries fell upon the esteemed judging panel which includes:- Henry Platten, founder of the multi award winning eCadet Scheme; Michelle Dow, managing director of All About STEM; James Tartt, Merseyside track athlete and architect; Radio City breakfast host Leanne Campbell; Olympian and managing director of Raise The Bar, Steve Smith; Councillor Gary Millar, Liverpool's cabinet member for business, enterprise and investment; Chris Walker, Lesley Martin Wright, chief executive of Knowsley Chamber; Fiona Barnet, director of The Foundry Agency; Andrew Pimbley of Wirral's Claremont Farm; and the education team at the respected Everyman and Playhouse Theatres.

The winners will be announced at the annual awards ceremony, which takes place, on Friday, 18 November 2016, at Liverpool Cathedral.

Commenting on the shortlist, Kim O'Brien, founder of the Educate Awards, says:- "We're delighted to finally reveal the shortlisted schools ahead of the Educate Awards ceremony next month. With more entries than ever before, this year our judges found it so challenging to put together the final shortlists for each category. The dedication, hard work and impact that Sefton teachers, support staff and school communities have is truly humbling and it was fantastic to see so many schools from across Sefton enter and put their projects forward. The entries into the 2016 awards have been amazing, so thank you to each and every school that entered and best of luck to all those shortlisted."

Associate sponsors at the awards include:- Hays Education, All About STEM, The Foundry Agency, Greater Merseyside Learning Providers' Federation (GMLPF), eCadets, The Bishop of Liverpool, Kier Construction Northern, Merseyside Network for Collaborative Outreach (MNCO), PCS Law, Capita Education, Wray Brothers, Educ8 Group, School Improvement Liverpool Ltd, Liverpool John Moores University and the Witherslack Group Ltd.


Most Inspirational Primary School

►  Morecambe Bay Community Primary School
►  New Park Primary School
►  Barnton Community Nursery and Primary School
►  Leamington Community Primary School

Most Inspirational Secondary School

►  Hope Academy
►  St Michael's CE High School
►  St Damian's RC Science College
►  Shaftesbury High School

Most Inspirational 16-18 Education Provider

►  St Margaret's CE Academy
►  Winstanley College
►  St John Rigby College

Community Partnership Award

►  Gateacre School
►  Bickerstaffe CE Primary School
►  Springwood Heath Primary School and Kingsmoor Manor
►  Bishop David Sheppard CE Primary School

Outstanding Commitment to Sport in Primary School

►  Bidston Avenue Primary School
►  Halewood CofE Primary
►  Prescot Primary School
►  Cronton CE Primary School

Outstanding Commitment to Sport in Secondary School

►  Clare Mount Specialist Sports College
►  Rainford High Technology College
►  St Vincent's School for the Visually Impaired
►  St Augustine of Canterbury Catholic High School

Eco School Project of the Year

►  St Francis Xavier's College
►  St Damian's RC Science College
►  Neston High School

Communication Award

►  Enterprise South Liverpool Academy
►  Holly Lodge Girls' College
►  Archbishop Blanch School
►  Carr Hill High School

Teacher of the Year

►  Danny Watkins – Cowley International College
►  Chris Eglin – Valewood Primary School
►  Martyn Dutton – Barnton Community Primary School
►  David Swanston – St Vincent's School for the Visually Impaired

Spirit of Enterprise Award

►  New Park Primary School
►  Archbishop Blanch School
►  Neston High School

Innovative and Creative Literacy Award

►  Rainford High Technology College
►  Accrington Academy
►  Evelyn Community Primary School
►  Bishop David Sheppard CofE Primary School

SEND Provision Award

►  Clare Mount Specialist Sports College
►  The Observatory School
►  Springwood Heath Primary School

STEM Project of the Year

►  Gateacre School
►  Rudston Primary School
►  Dovedale Primary School
►  St Margaret's CE Academy

Outstanding Arts in Primary School

►  Cherry Grove Primary School
►  Netherton Moss Primary School
►  Riverside Primary School

Outstanding Arts in Secondary School

►  Archbishop Temple School
►  The Belvedere Academy
 Formby High School
►  Archbishop Blanch High School

Career Aspiration Award

►  All Saints Catholic High School
►  Notre Dame Catholic College
►  Enterprise South Liverpool Academy

WOW Recognition Award

►  Calday Grange Grammar School
►  Enterprise South Liverpool Academy
►  Alsop High School
►  Eldon Primary School

Leadership Team of the Year

►  Netherton Moss Primary School
►  Archbishop Temple School
►  Eldon Primary School

Innovation in Education Award

►  Gilmour Infants School
►  Whitefield Primary School
►  The Observatory School

Outstanding Teaching of Life Skills

►  Lakeside School
►  Rainford CE Primary School
►  Gateacre School
►  Churchtown Primary School

Support Star of the Year

►  Diane Reeves – Holy Family Halewood Catholic Primary School
►  Lisa Mitchell – Gateacre School
►  Tony Purcell – Enterprise South Liverpool Academy


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