In the running for both Coach and Teacher of the Year in the Sleaford Town Awards is teaching assistant, dance and drama teacher Debbie Savage of William Alvey School.
The dance troupe she has been working with have just won the area dance competition for the third successive year and are going on to compete at the county finals.
Debbie demands excellence in everything she does and the children, although mostly untrained, love to perform to a high standard for her. She was a professional dancer in the West End and on TV, performing on prime time shows such as Morecambe and Wise, The Two Ronnies and Live From the Palladium when she lived in London before moving up here and taking the job as a TA eight years ago. She took on the dance and drama role later.
Pictured here with the dance troupe, she said: “I have taught stage schools before and encourage the children to achieve high standards as I only want the best for them. The effort, dedication and enthusiasm they show is incredible.”