Spalding teacher dies

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Respected Spalding teacher Sam Walker died on Friday following a two-year battle with cancer.

Mr Walker, head of business studies and economics at Spalding Grammar School, was still keen to hear news of his students’ progress despite being gravely ill and being admitted to a hospice in Lincoln.

Headteacher Nigel Ryan told parents and students on Thursday that Mr Walker wanted to know “how the students he knows and taught are currently doing”.

This week Mr Ryan sent a message to parents saying Mr Walker’s family would still appreciate “receiving news and messages for Mr Walker as planned last week”.

He said: “We will also make a book of messages etc for Mr Walker available in the school office.

“As soon as I am aware of the funeral arrangements I will let you know.

“The family would very much appreciate people from school attending.

“Once the funeral is over we will also arrange a special assembly for Mr Walker, which the family have already indicated that they would like to attend. Your support for each other in these sad and difficult circumstances is very much appreciated.”