Howe meets school community ahead of leadership role

Ipswich High School will be getting a new head from August 2020

Ipswich High School will be getting a new head from August 2020, ahead of the 2020/21 academic year.

Mark Howe will spend this academic year getting to know the entire school community before he makes the permanent move.

He said: “Ahead of the move, I will be spending time at the school to meet the staff, parents and pupils in the autumn and spring terms.

“I am excited to be joining the school at such an exciting time; following its successful transition to co-education and the creation of the school’s first boarding house, The Dairy, which opened in September.”

I am excited to be joining the school at such an exciting time; following its successful transition to co-education and the creation of the school’s first boarding house, The Dairy, which opened in September

Howe joins from a private boarding school in Devon where, under his leadership, the school has seen its highest examination results. He has worked in state education and has been head of sixth form and deputy head at a British international school in China.

Oona Carlin, the current head, is stepping down in January 2020 after six years.

She said: “I have every confidence that the school will be in safe hands with Mr Howe’s exceptional background of achieving results and his ethos for delivering an unparalleled student experience.”