Rochdale Town Hall to host first-ever Educate Rochdale Awards 

Date published: 05 July 2024

A prestigious awards ceremony designed to highlight outstanding achievements and contributions in the field of education is being launched in Rochdale.

The first-ever Educate Rochdale Awards, which will celebrate the exemplary work taking place in local schools and colleges, will be held in a glitzy ceremony in Rochdale Town Hall in November.

The Educate Rochdale Awards aim to build an inspirational and inclusive legacy that resonates across the community. By recognising Rochdale’s education heroes, the awards hope to foster a culture of excellence and continuous improvement.

Winners will be announced at a special ceremony on Friday 8 November 2024, the evening is expected to be filled with passion and energy, celebrating the hard work of educators.

The 2024 Educate Rochdale awards promise to be a memorable event, uplifting and inspiring attendees by acknowledging the dedication, innovation, and commitment of individuals who make a significant impact on the school community.

Councillor Rachel Massey, portfolio holder for children’s services and education, is fully supportive of the awards and said: "Every parent/carer wants their child to love learning, be inspired at school, and grow into the best version of themselves.

“In Rochdale, our schools—ranging from early years and high schools to SEND provision and colleges—are full of amazing staff who dedicate themselves to making this happen.

She added: “We’re excited to launch the Raising Rochdale Education Awards, led by Andy Bridson, headteacher of Cardinal Langley, and Katie Charlton, head of schools at Rochdale Borough Council.

Members of the education community are invited to join in recognising the exceptional individuals who have made a significant impact to education in our region and who continue to Raise Rochdale.

A total of 15 awards will be presented in the following categories:

  • Community Partnership Award
  • Outstanding Arts Award
  • Mental Health & Wellbeing Award
  • Commitment to Sport Award
  • Teacher of the Year
  • Commitment to the Environment
  • Leadership Team of the Year
  • Governor of the Year Award
  • Most Inspirational School / College Award
  • Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Careers & Enterprise Award
  • SEND Provision Award
  • Innovation and Creative Literacy Award
  • Commitment to STEM
  • School Support Star of the Year

All schools and colleges across the borough are invited to enter. Entries are invited from school staff, parents, pupils, governors and anyone with knowledge of a particular school or education establishment.

Entries that exemplify the talent, innovation and commitment of our educators across all aspects of school and college life are encouraged.

Entries must be submitted by 31 August 2024 via:

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