Miranda Norris has been announced as new head of Felsted Prep from September 2022. She will be taking over from Simon James who has served the school community since 2016.
Miranda brings with her over 18 years of senior leadership experience across state, independent and international settings. She joins Felsted from Dulwich College Junior school, where she is currently head of the school’s pre-prep department (DUCKS). Previously, Miranda was deputy head of Dulwich College Junior Schools in Suzhou, China and more recently Dulwich College, Singapore.
Miranda grew up in Swindon and North Wales before completing a four-year bachelor of education honours degree at Westminster College, Oxford. Miranda began her career as a primary school teacher in Neston where she also led the physical education curriculum before moving to the independent sector in London, as director of Studies at Wetherby Prep. Miranda’s experience to date has enabled her to deepen her knowledge of learning across all sectors and she is a passionate ambassador for building environments where children are inspired and engaged.
Miranda will be joining Felsted with her husband Kieron, who is also a teacher and has been a director of IT across different sectors, along with their two children Joseph and Evie.
Miranda said: “I am absolutely thrilled to be joining the Felsted Family and very much looking forward to working with the whole Felsted community.”
Head of Felsted, Chris Townsend comments, “Miranda competed against a very strong field and was the unanimous choice of the selection panel. Miranda brings a wealth of experience to Felsted and is an inspirational leader, the perfect fit to lead Felsted Prep in the next stage of its development.”