Retirement of Head
After a week of student assemblies and a formal staff and governor farewell on Thursday evening, Keith Nancekievill retires as Headteacher of Hinchingbrooke School this week. Keith has been at the school for nine years and has had significant impact on both achievement and facilities. He worked hard to turn around a half a million pound deficit budget, at the same time achieving a steady rise in results which has been acknowledged by the Specialist Schools and Academies Trust, the Youth Sports Trust and Ofsted.
Under Keith’s leadership the school gained Sports Specialism in 2005 and the sixth form, based in Hinchingbrooke House, has increased significantly in both provision and numbers. Local colleague Rob Whatmough of the St Neots Learning Partnership and Huntingdon Secondary Education Partnership comments, “Keith’s well deserved retirement will deprive Cambridgeshire of one of its most accomplished headteachers.” Keith intends to continue his contribution to secondary education by assisting the Teaching Agency for the Department for Education, but he will also be enjoying his gardening and taking up some serious writing.
On Friday 30 March at 11.30 am, Keith planted in the grounds of the school, a Royal Oak tree, given to the school by the Woodland Trust to commemorate the Queen’s Jubilee.