Final call for votes before judging day

JUDGING PANEL: Retired headteacher of The Deepings School and winner of the 2014 Headteacher of the Year (Secondary) Award, Chris Beckett.  Photo by Alan Storer.
JUDGING PANEL: Retired headteacher of The Deepings School and winner of the 2014 Headteacher of the Year (Secondary) Award, Chris Beckett. Photo by Alan Storer.
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Time is almost up for nominations in this year’s Guardian and Free Press Education Awards.

For the last five weeks, pre-schools, playgroups, primary and secondary schools in the area have been invited to tell us about their achievements over the past 12 months.

Retired special needs teacher Sue Coleman, formerly of John Fielding Community Special School, Boston.

Retired special needs teacher Sue Coleman, formerly of John Fielding Community Special School, Boston.

The awards, held for the second time in association with Duncan and Toplis, take place at the South Holland Centre, Spalding, on Thursday November 12 at 7pm.

But you only have until 5pm tomorrow to nominate in one or more of the 12 categories to be judged on Thursday, October 22.

Our judges are ex-Deepings School headteacher Chris Beckett, retired special needs teacher Sue Coleman, Supt Chris Davison of Lincolnshire Police, Sue Fixter, who taught at two primary schools for 36 years, Alistair Main of Duncan and Toplis and Coun Nick Worth of South Holland District Council.

Mrs Fixter said: “These awards are a chance to recognise and celebrate the hard work of dedicated people who help to deliver high-quality education in this area.

Bourne and the Deepings community policing superintendent Chris Davison.

Bourne and the Deepings community policing superintendent Chris Davison.

“It is important to celebrate their successes and achievements and to thank them for being an inspiration to others.”

To nominate a person and/or school, go to www.spaldingtoday.co.uk and click on the Education Awards section.

Retired primary school teacher Sue Fixter.  Photo by Tim Wilson.

Retired primary school teacher Sue Fixter. Photo by Tim Wilson.

Alistair Main of Duncan and Toplis Chartered Accountants and Business Consultants, Pinchbeck.  Photo by Tim Wilson.

Alistair Main of Duncan and Toplis Chartered Accountants and Business Consultants, Pinchbeck. Photo by Tim Wilson.

South Holland District Council deputy leader Coun Nick Worth.

South Holland District Council deputy leader Coun Nick Worth.