A newly appointed Keighley deputy head teacher says he is looking forward to being part of a school with a bright and exciting future.

Martin Hings, who began his career in education as a PE teacher, is now curriculum deputy head of Holy Family Catholic School.

He said: “Holy Family is going in the right direction and it’s a fast-moving school. I’m very keen to support Holy Family with its next stage, which is to become an outstanding school.”

Mr Hings previously worked at St John Fisher Catholic High School in Harrogate for 12 years. He served as assistant head teacher in charge of the sixth form.

He has also worked at Ampleforth, St Mary’s in Menston, St Aidan’s in Harrogate and Wortley High School in Leeds.

He was born in Peterborough and was initially employed as a general clerk for Natwest Bank for three years before switching to education.

He now lives in Menston, is married with two children, and is a keen cricketer who plays for a village team in the Nidderdale League.