Francesca Heftman was educated at Benenden School in Kent and the University of Manchester (BA Hons in Psychology), before completing a Primary PGCE at Homerton College, The University of Cambridge. Having initially taught Key Stage 2 at Colville Primary School in Cambridge, Francesca joined the Pelican in 2012 where she worked across both the Early Years and Key Stage 1 as a dedicated and passionate class teacher.

In her role as Literacy Co-ordinator, Francesca developed many areas of the literacy curriculum; notably introducing and developing the Hemispheres handwriting programme across both the Pelican and the Prep. Francesca joined the Pelican Senior Leadership Team as KS1 Leader in 2015 and was appointed Head of the Pelican in August 2020.

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