We have some good news to share about the 2015 Lincolnshire Free Press and Spalding Guardian Education Awards.
Nominations are still open for all 12 categories, including new awards for Pre-School of the Year (sponsored by Ashwood Homes) and the Pre-School Staff Award (sponsored by Riverside Training).
Other categories you can nomination in are the Environmental Award (sponsored by South Holland District Council), Contribution to the Community (sponsored by Calthrops Solicitors), Support Staff (sponsored by Coveris Packaging) and Most Improved Student (sponsored by WorldWide Fruit).
There are Student of the Year (sponsored by Boston College), Inspirational Primary Teacher of the Year (sponsored by Duncan and Toplis Chartered Accountants and Business Advisers) and Inspirational Secondary Teacher of the Year (sponsored by Maples Solicitors).
Finally, there are Outstanding Sporting Achievement (sponsored by Double G Clothing), Primary School of the Year (sponsored by PSP IT) and Secondary School of the Year (sponsored by Mana Education).
Retired headteacher and awards judge Chris Beckett said: “I was immensely proud to be the recipient of the Headteacher of the Year Award (Secondary) last year as it brought a very special end to my career as head at The Deepings School.
“We live in a world of continuous change and education is always at the forefront of massive innovation.
“The pressures on teachers and headteachers are enormous, yet it is the most rewarding and privileged job in the world.
“Any way in which we can celebrate the work of both teachers and students has to be respected and I look forward to being part of this year’s judging panel and the awards night at South Holland Centre, Spalding, on Thursday, November 12.”