New national role for head teacher

Dr Jason Howard with pupils at Boston High School
Dr Jason Howard with pupils at Boston High School

A national education role beckons for a head teacher who has announced he is to leave his Boston post.

Dr Jason Howard, head teacher of Boston High School, has been promoted to serve as one of Her Majesty’s Inspectors (HMIs) effective from September this year.

“I will be very sad to say goodbye to the wonderful staff and students at the end of the year in order to take up my new role as HMI,” he said.

Along with contributing to the inspection of schools, HMIs act as ‘national leaders’ in education and help head teachers and governing bodies to improve schools.

Mike Worrall, chairman of governors at the academy, said: “Our school has grown under Dr Howard’s leadership, and continued investment in teaching and learning helped make Boston High School the country’s 34th highest-performing state school at GCSE last year.

“We have also gained academy status which has given us the flexibility and the funding to improve the quality of provision for our students – and to plan some exciting new developments that will make the school site an even more attractive one in which to work and to learn.

“Dr Howard’s appointment is a measure of the extent
to which he has helped to make a great school even stronger and we will advertise nationally to secure our next head teacher.

“We anticipate a great deal of interest from experienced school leaders who will want to take the school to its next level of excellence. We are very confident of attracting an outstanding candidate to lead the school.”