Senior Leadership Team
Craig Batty was born in Crewe and is an ex-pupil of Malbank School, his lifelong association with the school beginning when he joined Year 7 in 1992. The first member of his family to go to university, he left the Sixth Form in 1999, initially studying Politics at Sheffield University. Craig is a qualified chef, and changes in family circumstances led to him postponing his degree to work in the catering industry. For a time, Craig combined his work in the kitchen with a part-time role as a Learning Support Assistant at King’s Grove High School (now the Oaks Academy). (Click photo for more details)
In 2007 Craig returned to Malbank as the Key Stage 3 Learning Manager, and studied part-time for an English Literature degree with the Open University. Graduating in 2012, he completed his Graduate Teacher Programme at Malbank, eventually becoming Assistant Curriculum Leader in the English Department.
After four years away from Malbank as Curriculum Leader for English at Sandbach High School, Craig has re-joined the school as Assistant Headteacher (Head of Sixth Form, Careers and Student Voice). He is passionate about the way that education can change the lives of young people and is an advocate for work ethic, resilience and integrity. He is also the proud leader of Kent house (coincidentally, the house that his father was in when he joined the school in 1961!).
Craig’s wife is also a teacher at Malbank (Kathryn Batty, Subject Lead for Geography); they have two sons – one at university and one at high school. When Craig is not working he can be found enjoying all varieties of live sport (currently, he is a rather unhappy Manchester United season ticket holder), attending concerts and volunteering at his local cricket club.