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Awards shine spotlight on education in Knowsley

Teachers, pupils, governors and leadership teams were amongst those recognised at a prestigious awards ceremony this evening (Wednesday, 27 June).

The Knowsley Education Awards highlighted achievements across the borough’s schools, honouring and rewarding the many examples of excellent practice, as well as showcasing the talent, ambition and dedication of everyone involved in education in Knowsley.

Guests enjoyed fantastic entertainment from Halewood C of E Primary School choir and Halewood based dance company, Secret Ingredients at the awards, which took place in the inspirational setting of Liverpool University’s Leggate Theatre.

The winners in full were:

Outstanding Achievement (Primary) – Niamh Roberts, St John Fisher Catholic Primary School

Outstanding Achievement (Secondary) – Joel Thomas Cubbin, Lord Derby Academy

Outstanding Achievement (Special) – Daniel Allan, Finch Woods Academy

Apprentice of the Year – Rebecca Blease, Keepmoat Homes

Innovation of the Year – Comics Youth

Teacher of the Year – Jane Woods, Eastcroft Park Primary School

Team of the Year – Stockbridge Village Primary School – Early Years Foundation Stage

Senior Leadership Team of the Year – Finch Woods Academy

Governing Body of the Year – Halewood Academy

Outstanding Contribution to School Life – Elaine Burrows, teacher at St Mary and St Pauls CE Primary School

Outstanding Performance of the Year – Cronton CE Primary School

Outstanding Employer/Education Initiative of the Year – All Saints Catholic High School and Jaguar Land Rover

Most Inspiring School of the Year (Primary) – Northwood Community Primary

Most Inspiring School of the Year (Secondary) – Halewood Academy

Cllr Margaret Harvey, Knowsley Council’s Cabinet Member for Children’s Services, said: “It was a wonderful evening for everyone involved in education in Knowsley.

“The Knowsley Education Awards were intended to recognise achievements, celebrate success and inspire people to aim high and raise aspirations – their own and those of the people around them. I certainly think we’ve achieved that tonight with some really worthy winners being awarded in such a prestigious setting.

“I’d like to congratulate everyone who was shortlisted and awarded this evening on their fantastic achievements.”

The Knowsley Education Awards brought Knowsley Council, Knowsley’s Education Commission, local schools, pupils, families, teachers and governors together in the spirit of ‘Knowsley Better Together’ www.knowsley.gov.uk/business/what-is-knowsley-better-together .

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