Movers & Shakers, Politics

Movers & Shakers: Who’s new this week?

Your weeky guide to who’s new and who’s leaving

Joe Thackway, Headmaster, Crescent School, Rugby

Start date: September 2017
Current job: Deputy head, Hallfield Prep School, Birmingham
Interesting fact: He is a keen sportsman who enjoys long-distance cycling and running marathons in his spare time.


Allan Osborne, Executive principal of West Essex Hub, Burnt Mill Academy Trust

Start date: September 2017
Current job: Headteacher, Epping St John’s Church of England School, Essex
Interesting fact: He saw Whitney Houston in concert more than 40 times when he was a teenager.


Fiona Long, Headmistress, Herries School, Maidenhead

Start date: September 2017
Current job: Deputy head academic, Sherborne Prep School
Interesting fact: Long loves to tread the boards and most recently played Mrs Joe in a production of Great Expectations.


Keith Batchelor, Headteacher, The Beacon School, Surrey

Start date: September 2017
Current job: Deputy head, Glyn School, Surrey
Interesting fact: He ran the 2016 Run Reigate half-marathon.


Kristina Yates, Headteacher, The Turner Free School, Kent

Start date: January 2018
Current job: Vice-principal, Folkestone School for Girls, Kent
Interesting fact: Yates’ MA dissertation was on the changing narrative voice in Holocaust fiction.


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