Progress Schools staff are bursting with pride after the Educate Awards nominee lists were revealed. The alternative? education provider has 11 school sites across England and secured three nominations across three separate categories for the esteemed awards.
Their schools based in Hamilton Square – Wirral, The Hive – Wirral and Toxteth – Liverpool all made the final shortlists for the prestigious awards. In their respective category, each school demonstrated just why they deserve to be on the final nominee lists. The awards recognise schools and colleges across Merseyside and Cheshire, who are delivering outstanding education and helping students reach their potential.
The first Progress School to be nominated was Hamilton Square, who were shortlisted for the Careers & Enterprise award. The category celebrates a learning institutes commitment to preparing young people for their future through career related learning, staff at Progress Schools Hamilton Square were left reeling by the news.
The next category Progress Schools made the shortlist for was the Community Partnership Award, where their site based in The Hive Youth Zone, Wirral, bagged a spot on the nominee list. The Community Partnership award looks to find schools who have formed strong community partnerships that have positively impacted students, parents, and the local community. Head of School, Zoe Hughes, said;
‘’We are delighted to be shortlisted for the Community Partnership Award, we work hard to forge partnerships in the local community that support our students, their parents, and the members of the community. It is amazing news that our hard work has been recognised for such a prestigious award.’’
The last school to make the shortlist for the Educate Awards was Toxteth – Liverpool, where they were nominated for the Most Inspirational Alternative Provision by a School. It’s no surprise Progress Schools made the final nominee list for this category, being an alternate education provider, Progress Schools know a thing or two about delivering inspirational teaching that ensures student progression, and promotes the improvement of life chances for young people.
Following on from the nominee announcement, Progress Schools CEO, James Madine, said;
‘’To be shortlisted for three awards is an outstanding achievement for our schools, who should be extremely proud of themselves. We would not be receiving these nominations if it weren’t for the continued commitment and hard work of our staff and students. I am privileged and proud to lead such a wonderful team and look forward to the awards ceremony early next year.’’
The Educate Awards usually takes place in November but due to COVID has been postponed, you can view the full list of categories and nominees here.