educate awards at anglican cathedral

Merchant Taylors school scoops GMLPF careers award

Schools across Merseyside had their achievements recognised and celebrated at this year’s Educate Awards, held in December at Liverpool’s Anglican Cathedral. The awards champion the very best in education across the region. Entries for the various awards this year surpassed all expectations and demonstrated the excellent work that our region’s schools are producing.

Career aspiration award

GMLPF sponsored the Careers Aspiration Award which recognises schools which have adopted the most innovative approach to careers information, advice and guidance for their pupils. The winner of the award went to Merchant Taylors’ Schools in Crosby who also provided the evening’s entertainment in the form of musical numbers from Les Miserables.

GMLPF CEO, James Glendenning who presented teachers from Merchant Taylors with their award on the evening, commented on the importance of this award category:

“Careers advice and guidance in schools is such a crucial aspect of children’s education. Schools are in a unique position to provide their pupils with the right information about careers and promising routes into employment. GMLPF is very proud to sponsor the Career Aspiration Award which recognises those schools that are taking their responsibilities very seriously. The entries have shown that many schools are already approaching careers advice in new and exciting ways. We look forward to more schools raising awareness of Apprenticeships as a valid route into a career alongside other more academic routes.”

Free support for schools

GMLPF and its members offer free support services to schools who want to raise awareness of Apprenticeships amongst their pupils. Services include:

  • Attendance at careers evenings and information events
  • Pupil-friendly presentations
  • Apprenticeships Q & A sessions for pupils and/or careers teachers
  • Parent workshops
  • Talks by ex-apprentices who have built successful careers
  • Resources: Apprenticeships case studies, lesson plans, leaflets

To find out more contact the GMLPF School Support Team on 0151 707 8775 or email [email protected]