Education Awards

Rob Peacock - Principle of Carmel College
Rob Peacock - Principle of Carmel College

THE St Helens Reporter are proud to announce its Education Awards 2014.

These awards will once again celebrate primary and secondary education

across the St Helens and Leigh area.

Sponsored by Carmel College, the awards will showcase and celebrate the

very best students, teachers, schools and employees in the area.

The campaign will recognise the achievements that schools and pupils make

within the education sector on a daily basis.

There are eleven categories. They are – School of the Year secondary and

primary, Pupil of the Year - secondary and primary, Sustainable School,

Health and Wellbeing, Educational Tours, Sports Achievement, Inspirational

Teaching, Career Aspiration and Unsung Hero.

Each category has its own criteria for nomination, which you can see on the

opposite page.

We are inviting our readers to be actively involved and support these awards

by nominating worthy candidates.

Our Editor Janet Wilson said:

“The St Helens Reporter is delighted to launch its Education Awards 2014.

“The awards are a fitting way to celebrate the quality and diversity of

education and students that exists across St Helens and Leigh. The awards

are designed not just to reward high achievement, but to also recognise the

efforts of all levels and sectors of the education system.

“We want as many nominations are possible so we can honour schools and

individuals and celebrate the undoubted young talent that exists in our area.

So please get nominationg now and help make our special awards evening an

event to be remembered.

“But for people to get the recognition they deserve we need those who know

all about this great work to tell us. Don’t be shy, get those nominations in!”

To nominate a school, pupil, teacher or member of staff couldn’t be

easier. Simply send in your nomination to Education Awards, St Helens

Reporter, Promotions Department, C/o Avroe House, Avroe Crescent,

Blackpool Business Park, Blackpool Fy4 2DP. Or you can email your entry

to or, if you would like to nominate

online, please log onto Your nomination should

consist of your name and contact details, plus the name of the school/ person

you are nominating, explain in no more than 250 words why they have been

nominated and include their contact address and telephone number.

Closing date for nominations is Friday October 24th

A panel of judges will examine all nominations and select shortlisted finalists

in each category. All finalists will be invited to a prestigious presentation

evening , where the winners, as chosen by the judges, will be announced.

The awards presentation evening will be at Carmel College on Thursday

November 27th. So, if you are nominating, please remember this date for

your diary!

However, the Unsung Hero winner will be chosen by you, our readers.

The nominations shortlisted by our judges in this category will be featured in

The St Helens Reporter at the end of October and you can vote for who you

think most deserves to win.

It is now over to you to let us know who you would like to nominate for an

award and be in with the chance of winning one of these prestigious titles.

The Awards are open to primary and secondary schools only. Sixth forms

and nurseries are not eligible for this competition.

A word from our Sponsor:

When OFSTED inspectors last visited Carmel College they judged the

College “outstanding in all aspects of its provision”. They praised the

achievements of the students, the quality of teaching and learning and

the support that we provide. Every year we see our young men and

women enjoying fantastic success in exams. This year the College was

listed by the Telegraph and the Times as one of the top ten sixth form

colleges in the country. We also see first class sports men and women,

performers, musicians and young people who make a real difference to their

communities. We firmly believe that the. people of this part of the world

are immensely talented individuals and have a great deal to offer. We are

fortunate in being able to build on the hard work of pupils and staff, teaching

and support, in high schools and primary schools. So Carmel College is

delighted to sponsor these Education Awards. I think it is really important that

we celebrate the success of all that is good in education: the achievements of

pupils and students as well as those of staff. I am looking forward to hearing

about the successes of our colleagues and their pupils and students. These

people make a real difference to the lives of others.

Rob Peacock, Principal, Carmel College