New headteacher at Samuel Ward Academy, Mark Neild, ‘privileged’ to start role

Mark Neild - new headteacher of Samuel Ward Academy. Picture: RUSS BENNETT

Mark Neild - new headteacher of Samuel Ward Academy. Picture: RUSS BENNETT - Credit: Archant

The new headteacher of Samuel Ward Academy in Haverhill says his appointment is a “real privilege”.

Mark Neild will start his position with immediate effect after spending the last two years as director of secondary education at the Samuel Ward Academy Trust.

Mr Neild, who had been installed as acting headteacher following the departure of Kath Just in the summer, said: “I am very excited and it is a real privilege to be the new headteacher of a school that means so much to its local community.

“I believe deeply in the values and ethos of this school and will do everything I can to help achieve academic success and personal development to our young students.”

Tim Coulson, chief executive of Samuel Ward Academy Trust, said: “Mark has had an outstanding career and the trust has had great benefit from his years as director of secondary education.


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“I am sure he will be an excellent headteacher at Samuel Ward Academy.”

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