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Shortlisted for the final

We are so proud to announce that Queen’s Park High School’s governor, Kayte Parlevliet has just been named as a finalist for the Governor of the Year award in the North West Educate Awards 2020.

The Educate Awards is an annual ceremony that recognises and celebrates education and the teaching profession. Since launching in Liverpool in 2012, the event has grown rapidly and is now the largest education awards in the North West.

“It has been a really tough year for everyone and so we felt it was more important than ever to shine a spotlight on the heroes of the education sector and all the hard work that goes on in schools and colleges around the North West.”

Kim O'Brien, Co-founder of the Educate Awards

We are delighted for Kayte who from hundreds of schools, academies and colleges around the region was shortlisted as one of two finalists in this brand new category for 2020. This new award honours the most committed and dedicated governor of a primary, secondary or specialist school who has a balance and diversity of knowledge, skills and experience, and goes above and beyond their voluntary role as a governor.

Kayte’s greatest strength is her absolute commitment to young people and seeing them grow. She has phenomenal drive and is always pushing for excellence within the governing body and the wider school community. Throughout her four years as Chair of Governors, Kayte has supported the school in moving from an Ofsted grading of RI to Good. Not only is Kayte an exceptional governor, she has been my coach/mentor/friend/sounding board through some incredibly challenging times – the rock that you need when times are tough.”

Miss Lyndsay Watterson, Headteacher

Kim added, 

“The calibre of entries we received were incredibly strong – our judges will really have their work cut out when deciding on the winners!”

The awards ceremony is provisionally planned to take place in Liverpool Cathedral on 29th January 2021. From all of us at Queen’s Park High School, we wish Kayte the very best of luck. 


Photo showing Kayte with 'Team of the Year' students & The Big Bang national runner up winners with their biscuit dunking machine, partially funded by Kayte's company Trajan Scientific & Medical

To read the full nomination sent in by Headteacher Miss Watterson, please download the document below: