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Ex-regional journalist becomes headmaster of top school

Alistair HopkinsA former regional journalist who switched to a teaching career has become headmaster of a county’s top school.

Alistair Hopkins, left, has been appointed to the job at Caistor Grammar School, in Lincolnshire.

Alistair spent four years as a journalist at the Dewsbury Reporter, in Yorkshire, before going into education in 1999.

After graduating from Oxford with a degree in English language and literature, Alistair went on to teach English subjects at three schools in Bradford and Wolverhampton.

For the past six years he had been deputy headteacher at a school in Coventry.

Caistor Grammar was ranked top in the Sunday Times Schools Guide among 14 schools listed in Lincolnshire.

Alistair told the Grimsby Telegraph: “I’m proud to be here. It’s a tremendous opportunity and a privilege that I won’t take lightly. I’m honoured to be the head of this school.”

He added: “I feel like I’m part of a community here and I felt like the school is the right fit for me.

“In my career I’ve always wanted to do the best possible job I can and inevitably the time came when I wanted to better myself.”


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  • February 10, 2017 at 1:54 pm

    1999? Smart man in more ways than one…
    Clearly got out when he spotted the writing on the wall.
    Or chalk on the board.
    Or writing on the white board..
    Or…etc. :-)

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  • February 10, 2017 at 4:29 pm

    No offence to Mr Hopkins, but how is this newspaper industry news? He’s been out of it for far longer than he was in it.

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