SCHOOLS across the area have welcomed a whole host of new faces with the arrival of youngsters from pre-school.
Primary Schools large and small now boast a new intake of first year/reception pupils.
But it isn’t just the student population that has a few new faces. At several schools there are new staff members as well - inluding new headteachers at the likes of Toynton All Saints Primary and Friskney Primary.
New Toynton All Saints headteacher Lesley Coulthurst is really looking forward to “growing the school’s links with the village”.
Prior to taking up her new post Lesley had previously taught at St Helena’s in Willoughby and at Spilsby Primary School.
“My hopes for the school are to continue the fantastic work here over the last couple of years and grow the school.
“We’ve a wonderful team of very experienced teachers and teaching support staff and it is a wonderful community school - which is what attracted me to it in the first place.
“I’m very hands-on about giving the pupils a hands on teaching experience.
“When I worked at St Helena’s I helped it to gain International Schools accreditation and I want to further the pupils’ international knowledge here too.
“I’m very excited about being part of a village community school and I’m really looking to grow our contacts with the village,” she added.
New Friskney headteacher Roy Borrell is also looking forward to his new post.
He has held three headteacher posts in the past and most recently worked as a teacher in Chapel St Leonards.
He said: “This is a good school and a very good staff and it has very supportive parents.
“My role will be to identify the good points and build on them for the future,” he added.