Foundation News: New Crescent School Head Appointed

The Princethorpe Foundation is delighted to announce the appointment of Joe Thackway as Crescent School Headmaster with effect from September 2017. Joe will also become a member of the Foundation Executive Committee and sit on the Princethorpe College Admissions Panel. He takes over the headship from Huw Marshall who retires at the end of this academic year after 15 years of outstanding service.

Joe is a vastly experienced teacher with a strong track record of success in school leadership and management. He has been Deputy Head at Hallfield School, an outstanding independent preparatory school, in Edgbaston, Birmingham since September 2007. Committed to providing the best possible education for the children in his care in all aspects of school life, along with developing a true sense of belonging, Joe will be responsible for the management and strategic direction of the Crescent following its merger with the Princethorpe Foundation.

A History graduate with 22 years’ experience in the profession, he has taught in both the state and independent sectors and also gained valuable experience in international schools in Vienna and Prague.

Married with three children, aged 10, 14 and 16 years, Joe is a keen sportsman who enjoys long distance cycling and marathon running in his spare time.

Commenting on the appointment Mrs Mary O’Farrell, Chair of Trustees for the Princethorpe Foundation said, “We had a very strong field of candidates for the post and Joe impressed us all with his knowledge and insight, his fine educational credentials and swift rapport with the children. We are confident that he is the right person to take the Crescent to new heights and we will also value his contribution to the overall Foundation.”

In accepting the position Joe commented, “It is an immense privilege to take on the headship of the Crescent at this exciting time. I look forward greatly to meeting and spending more time with the pupils, parents and staff over the coming months and building relationships which will inform our future plans and ambitions for the school.”

Crescent School will be holding a Nursery and Reception Open Evening on Tuesday 15 November 2016 from 7.00pm to 8.00pm aimed at prospective parents looking for admission in September 2017 and beyond.

For more information visit www.crescentschool.co.uk.