Tom and Jennie Newman – together with their three young children – really love running No.5. The house has a ‘work hard, play hard’ ethos and Tom believes that it fosters a strong and very real sense of community amongst its young people allowing pupils of all ages to integrate with one another and share experiences. It is Tom’s philosophy to encourage, stimulate and inspire the boys who, in turn, feel valued and confident of their own abilities.
Tom is a very keen sportsman who believes that the inclusive, supportive and encouraging atmosphere in the house helps to create a secure place in which the boys can grow up and flourish.
No.5 is very much a family orientated house and indeed many social events are organised including the well-known ‘Friends of Five’ evenings.
New Housemaster: No.5
From September 2017 Richard Howitt will be a teacher of Geography and the new Housemaster of No.5 at Malvern. He is married to Demelza, who is a Podiatrist, and they have two young daughters, Beatrice (aged 3) and Ottilie (aged 1) - they are all very much looking forward to being part of the No.5 family.
Richard has been teaching for fourteen years at St Edward’s, Oxford where he is currently an Assistant Housemaster, Master i/c Cricket and a Geography teacher. During his time at St Edward’s Richard has also been a Resident Tutor, Head of Geography, Head of Year and Director of Sport. Before teaching at St Edward’s Richard taught at a state boarding school (Wymondham College) and prior to that studied Geography at the University of Wales, Swansea and undertook his teacher training at Cambridge University. Richard was a boarder himself for five years at Denstone College and therefore has a very good idea of how a boarding house runs and the opportunities living in a boarding house can afford its pupils.
Sport in general, but particularly cricket has been a huge influence and passion throughout his life. He represented Nottinghamshire CCC between 1993 and 1999, Cambridge University in the 2000 varsity match and the England Cricket Board XI at the 2000 and 2002 European Championships. Richard enjoys coaching sport and mentoring young athletes.
During the interview, Demelza and Richard were very impressed by the warmth and spirit within House.
Richards says, “I will manage No.5 with empathy and enthusiasm whilst hopefully creating an environment that helps to develop well-rounded, happy, kind, resilient, interesting and self-reflective individuals. The House ethos of work hard, play hard resonates strongly with me and I would like to take labora ludeque sedulo forward as our House motto.
If you are a current parent, Demelza and I greatly look forward to meeting you and your children soon. If you are a prospective parent we hope that you will visit No.5; you will be guaranteed a warm welcome, as we have experienced.”
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