Keith Howard, Headmaster of Queen Mary's Grammar School 1979-1995
While I was not a student at QM under Keith Howard, I was privileged to know him quite well during his tenure as Head, as an offical external visitor.
I found him to be a man of great wisdom, extensive knowledge and above all, a man you could trust. I enjoyed all my interactions with him.
Taking over from S L Darby was always going to be a mammoth task, as Sam was sch a pivotal figure in QM’s History, but Keith was surely the right succesor.
It is very sad to hear of his passing and I wish both his family and all those who knew and mourn him, my deepest condolences.
He will be remembered as a wonderful Head to be sure, but as a person, he was indeed special!