Deputy Head Operational (ELT; SMT)
Mrs Catherine Beddison was appointed Deputy Head (Operational) in 2017, having worked as Head of Prep School Music at Cranleigh Prep since 2010. She loves the creative challenges of problem solving and innovative thinking that are required in the day-to-day running of the school. Every week is varied and interesting; from calendar planning to choir practice, events to empathising, strategic planning to sports coaching.
She loves working with children of all ages; encouraging them to set high standards, show enthusiasm in all that they do and be determined to develop their skills. Her favourite times are when an individual has a ‘break through’ moment and makes a huge leap forward in their understanding. Outside school she is a tutor and trustee for the choral charity ‘Sing for Pleasure’ and encourages people to achieve better singing in their classes and choirs. She loves to coach other conductors and help them pass on their knowledge to their singers.