Two West Lancs schools make the Educate Awards 2021 shortlist

Two West Lancs schools make the Educate Awards 2021 shortlist

by Henry James (October 2021)

TWO schools in West Lancashire have been shortlisted for this year’s Educate Awards.

St Bede’s Catholic High School has been shortlisted for the Community Partnership Award and the Mental Health & Wellbeing Award, while the school’s PE teacher, Jen McGee, has been nominated for Teacher of the Year.

Bickerstaffe CofE Primary School has been shortlisted for the WOW Recognition Award for its newly revamped EYFS outside area in order to support its children’s Personal Social and Emotional Development (PSED)

The awards showcase the work of schools and colleges which are delivering outstanding education and helping students achieve their full potential. With more than 21 categories, the shortlist recognises inspiring teachers, dedicated support staff and strategic leadership teams.

The awards, in partnership with Copyrite Systems and Ricoh, is the largest education awards in the North West and will take place at Liverpool Cathedral on Friday, November 19.

This year marks its tenth anniversary and it is set to be extra special after 2020’s ceremony was held virtually due to the pandemic.

Kim O’Brien, founder of the Educate Awards, said: “A huge well done to the schools and colleges who have made this year’s shortlist.

“After a difficult 18 or so months, it is extremely important that we recognise the amazing schools and colleges which have supported students, families, staff and the wider communities during the pandemic. The calibre of entries was absolutely incredible and deciding on the shortlist was a really difficult process.

“As 2020’s ceremony didn’t take place in its usual format, we are excited to be planning a spectacular event which makes up for last  year.”

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