On the eve of its 70th anniversary later this year, Highfields School in Newark has appointed a new Head. Mr Richard Thomson will join the school in September after 10 years at Rauceby CE Primary School (Academy) in Lincolnshire where he was Head for the last six years and previously Deputy Head.
Mr Thomson led his team and managed Rauceby School through a very successful Ofsted inspection, ‘outstanding’ SIAMs inspection, academy conversion and three significant capital projects. He is ideally placed to build on Highfields’ many strengths and brings a wealth of experience to his new role in the independent sector.
“This is an extremely exciting opportunity for both Highfields and my career. I am looking forward to bringing my six years’ experience as a Headteacher to Highfields to help build upon its strong history and add a new chapter of success. Highfields is going from strength to strength and I am delighted to be able to play a major part in shaping its future.”
Chair of Governors, Mr William Bicknell, welcomed Mr Thomson’s appointment. “The Governors were looking for someone of the highest calibre who is exceptional and can demonstrate proven leadership skills, bring innovative ideas for the future and take a rigorous approach to continued school improvement for the benefit of all our pupils. We are delighted in Richard Thomson’s appointment and all the board are very much looking forward to working with him when he joins us in September.”
Mr Thomson is only the ninth Head in the school’s 70 year history.