New Directions Education and Liverpool ECHO School Awards 2014

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On May 7th 2014 the Liverpool Echo launched their first ever Schools Awards in conjunction with New Directions Education.

The competition will acknowledge the first class work going on schools across the region. The awards are open to all schools in the area with 10 categories for individuals to nominate in. Entries can come from schools, staff, governors, parents or students. Finalists will receive a cash prize of £50 for their school and winners of each category will receive a cash prize of £100 and a trophy.

Liverpool ECHO Editor Alastair Machray said ‘Whether you are a teacher, a pupil or a parent, this exciting and prestigious new event is your chance to salute your school as we aim to find and celebrate the very best. We will be naming the overall ECHO School of the Year for 2014, for a primary and secondary school our judges think have had the most outstanding year. And we are on the lookout too, for success stories across a range of categories’.

The panel of judges will have the difficult decision of deciding on the finalists for each award, who will all be invited to an awards luncheon at the Crowne Plaza Liverpool on Tuesday, July 15th 2014.

New Directions Education is sponsoring the awards as part of its commitment of supporting and recognising the excellent work that goes on across the sector every day. New Directions Education was established in 1999, and has quickly established itself as one of the UK’s leading agencies, specialising in the recruitment and training of education professionals and ancillary staff.

Ruth Dalton, Group Communications Manager, said ‘New Directions Education is delighted to be sponsoring the ECHO Schools Awards 2014. Recognising and rewarding those special individuals from within the education community is an honour’.

To find out more about the categories or to nominate visit and download an entry form the deadline for entries is Friday, June 6.