Optimus Education is thrilled to announce that comedian Shazia Mirza will be hosting this year's MAT Excellence Awards ceremony. In recognition of her talent, Shazia was recently nominated for Best Stand-Up Tour Show in Channel 4's National Comedy Award.

With her wit, charm, and keen insight into the world of education, Mirza promises to infuse the event with laughter and celebration as it honours the outstanding achievements of multi-academy trusts (MATs) across the nation.

MAT Excellence Awards, organised by Optimus Education, recognise the exceptional work and dedication of MATs in improving educational outcomes, fostering innovation, and making a positive impact on the lives of students and communities. The awards serve as a platform to showcase best practices and inspire others to strive for excellence in education.

In anticipation of her role as host, Mirza shared her excitement about the event.

As a former teacher, I know much about teacher professionalism and unprofessionalism, and I am very much looking forward to hosting these awards to see the range of these people in the audience.

The ceremony will be held on 27 June 2024 in Solihull, bringing together leaders, educators, and stakeholders from MATs across the country. 

Optimus Education looks forward to welcoming Shazia Mirza and all attendees to an unforgettable evening.