SIX schools and one amazing teacher have been shortlisted for the prestigious Educate Awards 2019.

The awards, in partnership with Copyrite Systems and Ricoh, is in its eighth year and is the largest education awards in the North West.

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

The shortlist was announced yesterday, Thursday, October 3, with seven schools and one borough teacher being shortlisted for seven of 21 awards categories of the night, including a new category, The Mental Health and Wellbeing Award.

Kim O’Brien, founder of the Educate Awards, said: “Congratulations to all the schools and colleges shortlisted for the Educate Awards 2019.

“Every year, the judges’ job gets harder as the entries that are submitted get better. Whether it is the arts, careers, sport or their commitment to mental health and wellbeing, we aim to recognise all areas of education and shine a spotlight on all the hard work that goes on in schools and colleges each academic year.

“We look forward celebrating with all the finalists and winners on the November 15.”

Here are our shortlisted schools:

  • Innovative and Creative Literacy Award - Parish Church of England Primary School
  • SEND Provision Award - Rainford High School
  • Community Partnership Award - Haydock High School
  • Mental Health and Wellbeing Award - St Mary's and St Thomas' CE Primary School
  • Outstanding Commitment to Sport - Rainford High School and Cowley International College
  • Teacher of the Year - Paul Edwards at Cowley International College
  • Most Inspirational 16-18 Education Provider - Carmel College.

The winners will be announced at the annual awards ceremony, which takes place on Friday, November 15 at Liverpool Anglican Cathedral.