New Pelican Head announced
26 Nov 2019
Francesca Heftman, appointed as the new Head of the Pelican from September 2020
The Perse is pleased to announce the appointment of Francesca Heftman as the new Head of the Pelican Pre-Preparatory and Nursery School. Selected from an impressive field of candidates, Mrs Heftman succeeds Sarah Waddington and will take up her post on 1 September 2020.
Francesca is well-known to Perse parents, having taught at the Pelican for eight years across different year groups. She is currently KS1 Leader and a member of the Senior Leadership Team. Francesca is a graduate of Manchester University with a BA in Psychology, and has a PGCE from Cambridge University.
James Piper, Head of the Prep, said; “We are delighted that in Francesca we have appointed an excellent leader for the Pelican and a worthy successor to Sarah Waddington, who will ensure that the high standards of academic, pastoral and extracurricular excellence for which the Pelican is known are maintained and enhanced.”
Francesca Heftman said; “I’m delighted to be given the opportunity to become Head of the Pelican. It has been a privilege to work with and learn from the current Head, Sarah Waddington, and I’m looking forward to working with the pupils and staff to ensure the Pelican continues to thrive.”
A thorough handover process will take place between now and the end of the academic year to enable a seamless transition for the children, as well as for staff and parents. During the Summer Term there will be suitable opportunities to recognise all that Sarah Waddington has done for The Perse over the past 10 years at the helm of the Pelican.