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Educate awards extended to include Oldham schools

A leading awards ceremony for teachers and schools is expanding to include Oldham.

The Educate Awards, founded by Kim O’Brien in 2012, is the largest education awards in the North West and celebrates every aspect of the school’s curriculum, teaching and staff.

From inspiring teachers, superb 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.

Since launching in Liverpool in 2012, the awards has grown rapidly.

Now, following a record-breaking year in 2017, the Educate Awards is expanding in to Greater Manchester and will accept entries from all ten boroughs – including Oldham and Tameside.

Kim O’Brien says the expansion is due to unprecedented demand from schools to take part and be in with a chance of winning a prestigious award.

“Expanding our reach allows us to recognise yet more outstanding practice and shine a spotlight on the North West as a hotspot for innovative education,” she said.

In total there are 21 award categories, from Teacher of the Year, Career Aspiration, School Support Star of the Year and Outstanding Commitment to Sport.

Nominations are now open for the Educate Awards 2018, in association with Copyrite Systems and Ricoh.

With the entries independently judged and awarded by some of the leading names in education, business and media, the prestigious awards are highly respected throughout the region.

Kim added: “The Educate Awards is an important platform to celebrate education and give those working in schools who transform learning, the credit they deserve.

“We would love to hear about the teachers, support staff and exciting projects happening in schools in Oldham.

“We are delighted to launch the call for entries for 2018 and are looking forward to celebrating another year of outstanding education in the North West.”

The awards are free to enter and open to all government funded and independent private educational establishments, including primary, secondary, further education providers and special needs schools.

The deadline for entries is midnight on Sunday, June 24.

The shortlist will be announced prior to the awards ceremony and the winners will be revealed on November 16 at Liverpool Cathedral.

For further information including full details of how to enter, please visit