AFTER an emotional ceremony the winners of the Worcestershire Education Awards have been revealed tonight.

It was a fantastic evening with wonderful host Matthew Burton, who shot to fame after becoming the face of the hit documentary Educating Yorkshire.

His warmth, humour, style and energetic style of teaching endeared him to audiences the country over, and that shone through in his hosting duties for the awards.

As a newspaper we are so proud to have been able to run these awards and put our fantastic educators in the limelight.

The awards, run in conjunction with the University of Worcester, were a big success after hundreds nominated people and organisations that readers felt were worthy of congratulations.

Readers took the opportunity to watch the event live on Worcester News' Facebook page. If you missed it, or want to rewatch the ceremony, visit our Facebook page where the video is available to view.

Here is the list of the winners:

  • Headteacher of the Year - Chris Allen, Bowbrook House School
  • Teacher/Lecturer of the Year - Will Stark, New College
  • New Teacher of the Year - Andrew Oates, St Joseph`s Catholic Primary School
  • Support Staff of the Year - Maggie Lisseman, Great Witley CE Primary School
  • Lockdown Hero - Paul & Helen Harding, Discover History
  • Early Years Education / Primary School of the Year - The Lenches Pre School
  • Middle/Secondary School of the Year - Christopher Whitehead Language College
  • Independent School of the Year - Bowbrook House School
  • Special Educational Needs Award - Castlemorton CE Primary School
  • Star Student of the Year - Meg Hipkin, Worcester Sixth Form
  • Overall winner - Maggie Lisseman, Great Witley CE Primary School

Maggie Lisseman, of Great Witley CE Primary School, was chosen as the overall winner due to her tireless efforts and dedication to her school.

The hard-working staff member has worked at the school for over 25 years, and in that time she has held a multitude of positions.

READ MORE: Great Witley Primary school worker nominated at Worcestershire Education Awards

Don’t miss our winners’ supplement celebrating Maggie and all those who won - it’s a great souvenir of a fabulous event, that will be in our newspapers next week.

Meanwhile for more on our finalists click here