A SCHOOL governor who is fighting for a new free school to be set up in the town has been honoured for his lifetime in education with a prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award from the Times Education Awards.
Denzil Shepheard, who is the chair of governors for Boston’s Phoenix Federation, was presented with the award at a ceremony in London earlier in July which was led by The Times newspaper.
When editor Gerard Kelly took to the stage and began to tell Mr Shepheard’s life story, he thought the newspaper man was describing a former colleague, rather than himself, executive headteacher Carol Clare said, adding that he was extremely passionate about dedication.
Mr Shepheard said: “I was amazed and humbled that my work in education should be so highly valued. I am proud to be involved in the Phoenix Federation, which, in spite of today’s enormous pressure on schools continue to value achievement in the widest sense and provide inspirational leadership and teaching for all children.”
The federation, which includes Park, Gosberton and Fishtoft Primary Schools, also walked away with the award for outstanding mathematics initiative, for work in bringing Japanese learning method BANSHO into lessons.