The Governing Body of Lancing College is
delighted to announce that Mrs Heather Beeby has been appointed Head of
Lancing College Preparatory School at Worthing.
Heather Beeby will take up her post on 1
September 2014, and will bring a wealth of experience to the school at the
outset of an exciting new chapter in its history. Heather is currently Director
of Communication at Hurstpierpoint College where, last term, she organised
highly acclaimed, inaugural TEDx events for sixth formers from a range of
schools, including Bedales and Roedean. Prior to this, Heather was Head of
Hurstpierpoint College Prep School. She firmly believes in the power of big
ideas to bring about positive change; and she has planned and run a variety of
conferences and events for other school leaders.
Heather has also been Deputy Head of
Brighton College Preparatory School, and Head of St Christopher’s School, Hove.
She has been an independent schools’ inspector for twelve years and is a member
of the Independent Association of Prep Schools, having served recently as an
Area Training Board Representative.
Heather is a graduate of London University
with a Master’s degree in Science Education from the Institute of Education,
London. She started her teaching career in the Inner London Education Authority
working in two primary schools before moving into the independent sector,
spending nine years at Thomas’s, Battersea, where she became Head of Science
and Senior Mistress. This experience laid the foundations for her future career
as a school leader.
Outside education Heather enjoys theatre
as an audience member, director, choreographer of musicals, and occasional
actor. She is also a committee member of a thriving community arts festival.
Heather is married to Nicholas, a Housemaster and Director of Drama at
Hurstpierpoint College, and they have two daughters.
Heather Beeby said “I am thrilled to
be joining the Lancing College Family and to have the opportunity to lead its
newest member. I look forward to meeting the pupils, staff and parents next
term in preparation for my start in September.”
Dr Harry Brünjes, Chairman of the
Lancing College Governing Body, said “The recruitment process for this
appointment has been rigorous and we were delighted to have attracted such a
varied and talented field of applicants of whom Heather Beeby was by far the
outstanding candidate. We believe that Heather will bring to Lancing Prep at
Worthing invaluable experience, energy, vibrancy, together with a deep
commitment to the Christian ethos of the Lancing College Schools.”