Education Awards 2015, sponsored by Carmel College

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The St Helens Reporter are proud to announce its fourth Education Awards 2015.

These awards will once again celebrate primary and secondary education across the St Helens area.

Sponsored again 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 twelve 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, Creative Arts and Unsung Hero.

Each category has its own criteria for nomination.

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 fourth Education Awards 2015.

“The awards are a fitting way to celebrate the quality and diversity of education and students that exists across St Helens.

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 nominating 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 by clicking here

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 23rd.

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 December 3rd. So, if you are nominating, please remember this date for your diary!

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.


Last year Carmel College was delighted to host the 2014 Education Awards. It was a real privilege to hear the stories behind some great education successes. The presentation evening was terrific and exciting and a chance to celebrate the achievements of the students and teachers of the area.

I strongly believe that our young people are at least as talented as those in any part of the country. Every year our own students prove me right. This year they again achieved some of the best exam results in the country, putting Carmel in the top ten percent of schools and colleges nationally. The Times listed the College as one of the Top 5 Sixth Form Colleges for the achievement of A*’s whilst both the Times and the Telegraph placed us in the top 10 Sixth Form Colleges for the percentage of top grades (%A*- B’s).

Every year we see our young men and women go on to fantastic future careers, often to universities but also to some great apprenticeship and job opportunities. In 2015 a record number of students gained a place at top uiversities. A total of eleven students went off to study at either Oxford or Cambridge.

Our success is built on the talent and hard work of the staff and students here but it is also a huge testament to the skills and effort of all those in both High Schools and Primary Schools.

These Education Awards provide a chance to sing the praises of the staff who have worked so hard for those in their care and the students who have worked so hard to achieve their potential.

I look forward to meeting you and hearing their stories.

Rob Peacock

Principal, Carmel College

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