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Howard Lay

2014 Honorary Fellow

Howard Lay, 2014 Honorary Fellow

Howard Lay

Howard Lay is Executive Principal of Samuel Ward Academy in Haverhill and Chief Executive of the Samuel Ward Academy Trust. Born in Lowestoft, Howard has enjoyed over 34 years working in Suffolk schools in the north, west and east of the county.

Howard became Head Teacher of Samuel Ward in 2000, leading it to outstanding in two Ofsted inspections, followed by academy status and more recently teaching school status. Samuel Ward is now one of the most highly achieving schools in the eastern region and this success was honoured in Suffolk s first ever Raising the Bar Awards when Howard was named as Educational leader of the Year.