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Cath Pic Jubilee Issue-1 February

 Six Catholic schools honoured at the Educate Awards

Six Catholic schools honoured at the Educate Awards


Six outstanding Catholic schools were triumphant, on Friday 29 January, after winning at the Educate



Ellesmere Port Catholic High School won the WOW Recognition Award

St Cuthbert’s Catholic High School won the Outstanding Commitment to the Environment Award

The Academy of St Francis of Assisi won The Communication Award and teacher of RE, Miss Suaad

Hussain won the Teacher of the Year Award

The Barlow RC High School won the SEND Provision Award

The De La Salle Academy won The Community Partnership Award


The ceremony, in partnership with Copyrite Systems and Ricoh, took place virtually and was

streamed on YouTube, due to the current coronavirus restrictions in place. The Educate Awards

would have normally been held at the Liverpool Cathedral in November 2020.


Presented by broadcaster Simon ‘Rossie’ Ross, the live ceremony connected with judges and

sponsors, via Zoom, who revealed the winning schools. The event then crossed live to the individuals

from the winning schools to find out their reaction in real time.


Each of the 21 awards focus on different aspects of school life, including careers and enterprise,

STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) subjects, SEND (special educational needs and

disabilities), as well as sport, the arts and mental health and wellbeing.


Inspiring individuals are also recognised through the Teacher of the Year Award, School Support Star

of the Year Award, and the latest category to be introduced, the School Governor of the Year Award.


Kim O’Brien, founder of the Educate Awards, said: “A huge congratulations to all the winning

Catholic schools! I would also like to say a big well done to the runners-up, those who were

shortlisted and everyone who took the time to enter last year. You should all be very proud of



“It has been really tough for those working in schools and we are so pleased that we have managed

to find a way to shine a spotlight on the hard work and dedication that goes on inside and outside of

school. We hope this has given a much-needed lift to those in education, given the incredibly

challenging times we are going through at the moment.”


Kim added: “2021 is the tenth year of the Educate Awards and we are very excited to start planning

an extra special event!”


Associate sponsors of the Educate awards include: Satis Education, Liverpool Diocesan Schools Trust,

All About STEM, Angel Solutions, CareersInc, CER, CPMM Media Group, Liverpool

John Moores University, LSSP, SupplyWell and Winstanley College.


The Educate Awards ceremony can still be view here.