EDUCATION AWARDS: Put your thinking caps on and nominate before October 12 deadline

EDUCATION AWARDS: Jeremy Ransome with staff from Sir John Gleed School, Spalding, and Rachel Reid (right) of The Willoughby School, Bourne, at the 2015 Lincolnshire Free Press and Spalding Guardian Education Awards.  Photo (TIM WILSON) : SG121115-234TW.
EDUCATION AWARDS: Jeremy Ransome with staff from Sir John Gleed School, Spalding, and Rachel Reid (right) of The Willoughby School, Bourne, at the 2015 Lincolnshire Free Press and Spalding Guardian Education Awards. Photo (TIM WILSON) : SG121115-234TW.
  • Support your outstanding pre-school, playgroup, primary and secondary school

The first Tuesday in October means there are just eight days left for nominations in this year’s Lincolnshire Free Press and Spalding Guardian Education Awards.

Held for the third consecutive year, in association with Duncan and Toplis Chartered Accountants and Business Advisers, pre-schools, playgroups, primary and secondary schools, along with sixth forms, are being recognised for their excellence in education over the last 12 months.

As in previous years, there are 12 categories to be judged by a panel made up of former teachers, support staff, governors, civic and political leaders, with a broad knowledge and experience of education in South Holland, Bourne, the Deepings and villages south of Boston.

Each category, along with its award sponsor, has been feature in the Free Press and our sister newspaper, the Spalding Guardian, over the last four weeks.

Jeremy Ransome, editor of the Lincolnshire Free Press and Spalding Guardian, said: “Both the Lincolnshire Free Press and Spalding Guardian enjoy positive, productive and constructive relationships with pre-schools, playgroups, primary and secondary schools across our new area.

“Whether it is the opening of an outdoor learning environment, the excitement of new starters, the achievement of sporting success or the astonishment of outstanding GCSE and A-level results, the Free Press and Guardian are on hand to bring this to our readers.

Whether it is the opening of an outdoor learning centre, the excitement of new starters, the achievement of sporting success or the astonishment of outstanding GCSE and A-level results, the Free Press and Guardian are on hand to bring this to our readers

Jeremy Ransome, editor of the Lincolnshire Free Press and Spalding Guardian

“I know myself, with three children all at secondary education in South Holland, how excellent the provision of education is in south east Lincolnshire and these awards are designed both to reflect and recognise that.

“So I would urge teachers, headteachers, governors, parents, grandparents, carers and anyone else who knows of a pupil, student, teacher, support staff member, pre-school, playgroup and/or school deserving of recognition to nominate them.”

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