New head for Castle Rushen

Keith Winstanley, new head at Castle Rushen High School

Keith Winstanley, new head at Castle Rushen High School

Keith Winstanley will become head teacher at Castle Rushen High School from September.

He is currently a deputy head teacher at Ballakermeen High School, in Douglas.

Mr Winstanley will replace Andrew Cole, who ends a 38-year career in education when he retires in August at the age of 60.

‘I am delighted to be taking over the headship at Castle Rushen High School and I am looking forward to getting to know the staff, parents and children,’ Mr Winstanley said.

‘I will, of course, miss the students and my colleagues at Ballakermeen, where I have had five very happy years.

‘It has been a pleasure to be one of the senior leadership team at such a great school.’

Mr Winstanley was brought up in the island and was educated at Peel Clothworkers’ School and Queen Elizabeth II High School.

After graduating from Salford University with a degree in geography, he came back to the island to work for the MEA.

He then completed a Post Graduate Certificate in Education at the University of Swansea. Mr Winstanley taught in Hampshire for 14 years before returning to the island in 2008. He was a deputy head teacher at Queen Elizabeth II High School, moving to Ballakermeen a year later.

Mr Winstanley is married to Sophia. His interests include travel, sport, cinema and reading.




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