Retired head backs awards

Heather Beeken with pupils on her retirement as headteacher of St Paul's Church of England Primary School, Spalding.  SG230713-117TW. www.spaldingtoday.co.uk/buyaphoto
Heather Beeken with pupils on her retirement as headteacher of St Paul's Church of England Primary School, Spalding. SG230713-117TW. www.spaldingtoday.co.uk/buyaphoto
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Schools in Bourne, the Deepings and south of Boston are also up against the clock as the deadline for entries looms tomorrow.

Retired head of St Paul's Primary School, Spalding, Heather Beeken.

Retired head of St Paul's Primary School, Spalding, Heather Beeken.

But you can still enter one or more of the 12 categories, including Primary and Secondary Headteachers of the Year, Primary and Secondary Schools of the Year, Primary and Secondary Inspirational Teacher of the Year.

The other categories are Contribution to the Community, Environmental, Most Improved Student and Student of the Year, Outstanding Sporting Achievement and Support Staff.

One of the judges is Heather Beeken, former headteacher of St Paul’s Church of England Primary School, as well as ex-teacher at schools in Shepeau Stow and Crowland,

Mrs Beeken said: “I am very pleased and proud to be associated with the Lincolnshire Free Press and Spalding Guardian Education Awards.

“As someone who has worked in education for many years, I understand how difficult and demoralising it can be at times for staff working in schools.

“I know from personal experience how much a simple ‘thank you’ from a parent or pupil can mean after an exhausting week away on a residential visit.

“Awards such as these are a wonderful opportunity to redress the balance by publicly rewarding and thanking hard-working and inspirational staff, pupils and students.

“I welcome the chance to celebrate success in all areas of education across South Holland and other parts of south Lincolnshire.”