Mr A Crawshaw, Head Teacher

Mr Crawshaw was appointed as the new head teacher of St Joseph’s in April 2015.  Having qualified as a teacher in 1992 from Nottingham Polytechnic (as was), he worked in several different schools in the state sector across the primary age range.  Having crossed the threshold for effective teaching in 2000, he went onto to be awarded his National Professional Qualification for Headship (NPQH) in December 2003, taking on his first full headship in 2007.  Mr Crawshaw also underwent training for Ofsted in 2013/14 but decided that wasn’t a future career path in the current climate of education.

Out of school Mr Crawshaw enjoys walking, skiing, golf and spending time with his family. Until recently he also played drums in a covers band.

In partnership with the staff, parents  trustees and children, it is Mr Crawshaw’s mission to help ensure St Joseph’s offer the best lifelong education possible and prepares all our pupils for a happy and successful future.

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