SENIOR LEADERSHIP TEAM LINK: MRS K TEMPLE

HOUSE MOTTO: HOWITT BELIEVE SO HOWITT ACHIEVE

2020/2021 HOUSE CHARITY: BLUE CROSS HOUSE

ETHOS:

Howitt House has a very clear and distinctive ethos. Our culture aims to develop highly aspirant students and is centred on our passionate belief that every child can succeed. We challenge and inspire our students, providing high quality learning experiences that motivate students to be the very best they can. We develop commitment, independence and courtesy in all of our students. We expect the very highest standards and in return we value and respect student ideas and opinions. We explicitly promote leadership skills and offer a range of opportunities for students to take an active role in developing Howitt House and Aldercar High School. Celebrating our diverse community is a thread that runs through all aspects of our House life.

HISTORY:

Mary Howitt (12 March 1799 – 30 January 1888) was an English poet, and author of the famous poem The Spider and the Fly. Mary was educated at home, and read widely; she commenced writing verses at a very early age. On 16 April 1821 she married William Howitt and began a career of joint authorship with him. Together with her husband, she wrote over 180 books. They lived initially in Heanor in Derbyshire, where William was a pharmacist. William and Mary mixed with many important literary figures, including Dickens, Gaskell, Tennyson and Wordsworth. Their work was well regarded: in 1839 Queen Victoria gave George Byng a copy of Mary’s Hymns and Fireside Verses.