Education Awards

St John Rigby College Principle Peter McGhee
St John Rigby College Principle Peter McGhee

THE Wigan Observer and Wigan Evening Post are proud to announce their inaugural Wigan Education Awards 2014.

These awards will celebrate primary and secondary education across the Wigan borough.

Sponsored by St John Rigby College, the awards will showcase and celebrate the very best students, teachers, schools and employees in the area, and their achievements on a daily basis.

There are 10 categories.

Primary School of the Year Award

Secondary School of the Year Award

Inspirational Teaching Award

Primary School Pupil of the Year Award

Secondary School Pupil of the Year Award

Health & Well Being Award

Sports Achievement Award

Sustainable School Award

Educational Tours Award

Unsung Hero Award

Wigan Observer Editor Janet Wilson said: “We are are delighted to unveil our first education awards.

“They are a fitting way to celebrate the quality and diversity of education and students that exists across the borough. 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 as possible so we can honour schools and individuals and celebrate the undoubted young talent that exists in our area.

“But for people to get the recognition they deserve we need you tell us about them.

So please get nominating now and help make our special awards evening an event to be remembered.”

To nominate a school, pupil, teacher or member of staff couldn’t be easier.

Just pick up a copy of this week’s Wigan Observer for all the details.

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 St John Rigby College on Monday June 30.

However, the Unsung Hero winner will be chosen by you, our readers.

The nominations shortlisted by our judges in this category will be featured in the Wigan Observer and Wigan Evening Post at the end of May and you can vote for who you think most deserves to win.

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 valid for this competition.

A Word from our sponsor St John Rigby College - Principle Peter McGhee

At the heart of St John Rigby College is an absolute commitment to the growth and success of each of our students. All staff work hard to ensure that students have every opportunity to realise their potential and develop into the best person that they can possibly be.

When visiting the College, Ofsted Inspectors were extremely impressed by the high standards of teaching, learning and assessment that they observed, and I feel proud to be the Principal of a college in which “support for students is outstanding”, “students really enjoy college life” and “raising the quality of teaching and learning is at the heart of the College’s improvement strategies; resulting in the recent “rapid increases in students’ achievements.”

St John Rigby College students are successful students! Our A Level pass rate of 99.3% is above the national average, as are our pass rates for Vocational courses at Levels 1, 2 and 3, all of which are 100%.

We are delighted to sponsor the inaugural Education Awards for Wigan and look forward to seeing what fantastic achievements will be celebrated.

At St John Rigby College we are passionate about standards, expectations and aspirations. We are delighted to be involved with celebrating the academic excellence of Wigan’s highest achieving pupils and recognising their inspirational teachers at these prestigious Education Awards.