Rendlesham - Framlingham College

Housemaster: Mr Mark Lavery

My Life

Born in Ipswich, Mark Lavery graduated from Durham University with a degree in Zoology and also completed his PGCE there. He began his teaching career in 2001 at Lymm High School in Warrington, arriving back home in Suffolk in 2008 to take up a role as a Biology teacher at Framlingham and Resident Tutor in Stradbroke House.

In 2014 he made the big move along the main corridor to take up his current position at Housemaster of Rendlesham House. A former rower, Mark’s main sporting interest now lies in long-distance running, with several marathons and ultra-marathons under his belt. Aside from this, his real expertise lies in music – a French Horn player ‘by trade’, he has since taken up the trumpet, trombone and bass guitar and is a regular member of most College ensembles, directing the College Big Band, which he says is the most fun he’s ever had in music!

Mark married his wife Donna in the College Chapel in 2011 and they live happily in the Rendlesham Housemaster’s flat with their two children Olivia (8) and Philip (6) and enormous cat, Darwin.

Ethos

Gentlemen of Rendlesham leave us with a true appreciation of their time at Framlingham, with unbreakable bonds of friendship and a real thirst for success in whatever field they turn their hand to.”

Mark Lavery - Housemaster, Rendlesham

Mark’s vision for Rendlesham House is for it to be a place in which every boy feels safe, supported and happy. This is not to say we should wrap them in cotton wool, though. To be truly prepared for the world outside our Framlingham bubble, the boys need to be prepared to deal with adversity and have the confidence and resilience to make mistakes and learn from them. If you do not make mistakes, then you are nowhere near the edge of your comfort zone. In Rendlesham House boys are constantly challenged to meet the highest of standards in all aspects of their lives in an atmosphere of mutual support and encouragement, the leadership and example of the House’s Sixth Formers being of paramount importance. Gentlemen of Rendlesham leave us with a true appreciation of their time at Framlingham, with unbreakable bonds of friendship and a real thirst for success in whatever field they turn their hand to.

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