Children always love nice surprises and for primary schools, the chance to surprise their pupils with a nice, shiny trophy may be too good to resist.
One of the 12 categories at this year’s Lincolnshire Free Press and Spalding Guardian Education Awards, in association with Duncan and Toplis Chartered Accountants and Business Advisers, is for Primary School of the Year.
Committed teachers, inspirational headteachers, passionate parents and inventive governors can mean the difference between a primary school that merely exists and one that exceeds all expectations.
The Primary School of the Year Award is sponsored by Calthrops Solicitors, Spalding and Holbeach, whose former and current staff have provided a variety of legal services to clients for more than 150 years.
As one of the most established legal practises in Spalding, Calthrops has extended its presence in South Holland by also having an office in Holbeach.
Craig Delaney, a partner at Calthrops, said: “Training and education has always been an integral part of the firm’s ethos and therefore, Calthrops is very proud to be sponsoring the Primary School of the Year Award category.
“Several partners and staff at our firm are involved with our local schools, either as parents or in some cases as governors.
“We view the education of children as an important aspect of our local society and economy and it is a subject very dear to the hearts of a number of our partners and staff.”
The awards have also been endorsed by Coun Patricia Bradwell, Lincolnshire County Council’s executive member for children’s service, who said: “These awards are a fitting way to reward the excellent work of our schools in the South Holland, Greater Boston, Bourne and Deepings areas.”