East Lancashire Newspapers is proud to announce it Educations Awards 2018

Education Awards 2018
Education Awards 2018
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East Lancashire Newspapers are proud to announce its seventh Education Awards.

These awards will celebrate primary and secondary education across East Lancashire.

Burnley College

Burnley College

Sponsored by Burnley College and in association with BAE Systems. The awards will showcase and celebrate the very best students, teachers, schools and employees in the area.

The campaign will recognise the achievements that schools and pupils make within the education sector on a daily basis.

We are inviting our readers to be actively involved and support these awards by nominating worthy candidates.

To nominate a school, pupil, teacher or member of staff couldn’t be easier. Simply send in your nomination to Education Awards, Promotions Department, Burnley Express, Suite 104, Empire Business Park, Off Liverpool Road, Burnley, BB12 6HH. Or you can email your entry to competitions@eastlancsnews.co.uk

BAE Systems

BAE Systems

Your nomination should consist of your name and contact details, plus the name of the school/ person you are nominating, explain in no more than 250 words why they have been nominated and include their contact address and telephone number.

Closing date for nominations is Friday 25th May 9am.

The awards presentation evening will be at the Burnley College on Wednesday 4th July. For more information visit https:/www.burnleyexpress.net/educationawards


Burnley College Sixth Form Centre’s main focus is our passion and commitment to provide outstanding opportunities for all our students to succeed. We believe that education is vital for our young people, not only to ensure they achieve their dream careers and succeed in life, but also to help them develop strong personal and social skills. Rated as ‘Outstanding’ in our latest Ofsted inspection and continually highly commended for our secure, welcoming learning environment, we are proud to be one of the highest-performing colleges in the country.

Last year our students achieved 99.1% A Level pass rate and recorded the best ever results in the vital STEM subjects – Science, Technology and Maths. An outstanding 91% of our students achieved at least one high A*- C grade at A Level and 64% achieved at least one A*- B grade. We have retained a 100% pass rate in Advanced Vocational studies for 14 years and more than 500 of our students progressed to some of the country’s top universities last year.

Offering Advanced Academic, Vocational and Apprenticeship programmes within high-specification and engaging learning environments, including industry-standard workshops, we ensure that our students receive a high-quality education that allows them to achieve their full potential now and throughout their careers.

The future of the North of England relies on a new generation of bright, skilled, innovative and entrepreneurial individuals, and it’s up to us, as educational institutions, to nurture the important minds of tomorrow. Our inspirational teachers and trainers play their part in ensuring this happens by making the best use of innovative technologies in classrooms, laboratories and industry-standard workshops to bring learning to life. A combination of a structured learning environment together with diverse extra-curricular opportunities help our students to grow in character. Gaining valuable life skills, as well as Advanced qualifications, nurtures individuals who are mature, confident and prepared for their aspirational careers.

That’s why Burnley College Sixth Form Centre is extremely proud to be sponsoring the East Lancashire Newspapers Education Awards once again. We are looking forward to celebrating the educational achievements and advancements of schools, Sixth Forms and Colleges throughout Lancashire.

Education in Lancashire has much to be proud of. The Education Awards 2018 is a perfect way to commend and congratulate individuals and entire institutions who are doing everything they can to ensure the success of their students. We are delighted to once again be at the heart of celebrating the academic excellence of the area’s highest achieving pupils and teachers on this prestigious evening.

Karen Buchanan
Deputy Principal, Burnley College


2018 is an exciting year in the proud history of BAE Systems nurturing and developing talent through our business in Lancashire.

Our £15m academy for skills and knowledge at our site in Samlesbury provides a hub for investing in the bright, young talents packed with ideas who will become our workforce of the future. This facility includes state-of-the-art technology in advanced manufacturing, simulation and education, to prepare our new recruits to tackle the challenges we face today and in the future.

We look forward to welcoming a new cohort of over 180 apprentices in September, the majority of which will be based at our sites in Lancashire. Every year, we are overwhelmed by the high standard of applications that we receive and look forward to the enthusiasm and skills that the new generation bring to the company.

The Academy will provide them with on-the-job training alongside other opportunities. Many will then go on to study for university degrees, proving that choosing an apprenticeship is not a road block to academic excellence.

But, we recognise that recruiting for our own workforce is not the only thing we can do, which is why we continue to play our part in letting young people know of the wealth of exciting opportunities which careers in engineering and manufacturing can offer.

Our education roadshows have reached more than 250,000 school children in the past 10 years and our team of 300 education ambassadors are committed to continuing to deliver education activities across Lancashire and beyond.

In the past six months, we have held special open evenings to attract the next generation of young female engineers to the industry, and invited parents working across our sites to bring their children to get a glimpse of life working alongside world-leading technologies.

BAE Systems is delighted to support the East Lancashire Newspapers Education Awards because we know from first-hand experience what a difference education makes to the development of vibrant, intelligent and curious young minds.