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Appointment of New Principal

Appointment of New Principal

UWC Atlantic College has appointed one of the organisation’s most experienced leaders as its next principal. Peter Howe joins the college from UWC Atlantic College’s sister school, UWC Maastricht in the Netherlands, where he has served as Head of College for the last four years.

Mr Howe’s UWC career actually began in 2005, as the International Baccalaureate Coordinator and Head of Economics at the Italy-based, UWC Adriatic. Later, he became the school’s Deputy Head and Director of Studies and ultimately, its Rettore (Head of School).

John Walmsley, current principal, said: “I can honestly say that Peter has secured the best job in education that the UK has to offer. UWC Atlantic College is an exciting, dynamic and stimulating place, an icon in the UWC movement. In my 40 years of teaching, no other role has rivalled it. Peter is a lucky man and the college is in very safe hands with him at the helm.”

Mr Walmsley continued: “Peter’s excellent work at both UWC Maastricht and UWC Adriatic exemplify his commitment to the mission and values of the UWC. With Peter taking on the role of Principal, UWC Atlantic College can look forward to an exciting future.”

Speaking of his new role at UWC Atlantic College, Peter Howe said” “I feel both honoured and humbled to have been given the opportunity to join the flagship of the UWC movement.

“Working in education is an absolute privilege, but UWC Atlantic College offers something truly unique. This exceptional place rightfully deserves to be seen as the beacon of the UWC. The college, its staff and students, embody all that our movement stands for. It’s a place of vision that looks beyond the classroom. I believe that many things John has helped to create here, such as the Diploma, should be embraced by all UWC colleges and it is my goal to see that they are.”

Mr Howe will join UWC Atlantic College in March 2017.

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