Anglian Learning is delighted to announce the appointment of Mrs Alison Weir to the permanent Headteacher position at Howard Community Academy with effect from 1 May 2021.  Mrs Weir was recruited into the role following an extensive and thorough interview process involving a Trustee, members of the Executive Leadership Team and a Headteacher.

Mrs Weir has been with the school since September 2019, firstly as Deputy Headteacher before taking on the role of Acting Headteacher in April 2020.  During this time, Mrs Weir has led on improvements to the education provided, investment in the environment, and the experiences and opportunities now available at the school.

Howard Community Academy is at the heart of the local community and aspires to become a beacon of excellence and a school that staff, pupils and their families are excited by and proud of.

Jonathan Culpin, Chief Executive Officer of Anglian Learning said: “I congratulate Mrs Weir on achieving her role as permanent Headteacher.  Mrs Weir has demonstrated her passion and commitment to the staff, children and families of Howard and shares our vision for the school and community.  We look forward to Mrs Weir building on the strong foundations that have been laid under her leadership over the last year.

Commenting on her appointment, Alison Weir said: “I am delighted to be leading our wonderful school in our journey forwards.  It is an exciting time for Howard Community Academy and I look forward to continue working in partnership with our families and dedicated staff to provide a high quality education for all of our children.”



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