Mr Hill hopes to earn top marks in teacher of year awards

INTREPID Shaw deputy headteacher Steve Hill MBE is in the running for a prestigious award.

Steve on his Arctic Ice Ultra Marathon

He is one of five people nominated for teacher of the year in the annual Educate Awards.

Founded in 2012, the awards celebrate the excellence of schools in Merseyside, Cheshire, Lancashire and Greater Manchester.

The winners will be announced at a swanky ceremony at Liverpool Cathedral on Friday, November 15, 2019.

Mr Hill, also St Joseph’s RC Year six teacher, has become well known for his fund-raising exploits through a series of gruelling and sometimes perilous challenges including: climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, Mont Blanc, trekking through the Sahara Desert, trekking through the Arctic, the Jungles of Borneo and to Mount Everest Base Camp.

Earlier this year and following a trip to Uganda, he founded the Team Hill Charitable Trust.

His Educate Awards shortlist citation says: “Stephen Hill has been recognised for his unrivalled commitment to pupils, the school and also the wider community.

“Stephen encourages every child to fully realise their potential and under his guidance, they grow in confidence.

“He also regularly dedicates his time to arranging unique experiences for his pupils to enjoy and learn from, both after school and at weekends.”

He is up against: Academy of St Francis of Assisi’s (Liverpool) Head of Music, Jay Bradley, Lister Junior School’s (Liverpool) Peter Kelly, St Damian’s RC Science College’s (Ashton under Lyne) assistant headteacher, Margaret Banks and Mrs Suzanne Gardner, Academy @ Worden’s (Leyland) head of English.

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