Date you joined the School
September 1997.

What do you do at Bethany?
I teach English, Media Studies and DLS, look after my tutor group and also support my husband, Francie Healy, in his Headship.

Other responsibilities?
DLS teacher and Media Studies teacher.

What did you do before you came to Bethany?
I worked as a fund-raiser and event organiser for a charitable organisation that promoted goodwill and reconciliation between the divided communities of Ireland and Northern Ireland during ‘The Troubles’.

What is your favourite novel and why?
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte because each time I read it I discover something new. It is such a surprising story.

What is your favourite quotation and why?
Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world – Nelson Mandela. It inspires others to value education so that they can engage and be part of an evolving world.

Why do you like working at Bethany?
It is situated on a beautiful campus and all who attend, whether they are staff or pupils, are really good people. I feel very lucky working in such a positive environment where everyone supports each other through life’s challenges.

What is your favourite childhood memory?
One Christmas morning, together with my three younger sisters, we ran into the bedroom of a great-aunt who was staying with us for the festive season. She whispered to me that she had spotted Father Christmas’ sleigh the night before as he landed on our roof. She observed a Japanese doll being taken from his sack and she wondered if it might be for me! You can imagine how delighted I was when I ran downstairs to find a beautiful Japanese doll waiting for me and how much I admired such a special lady who knew so much.

What is your favourite School memory?
The day that Mr Healy dressed as Barbie for the day – all in aid of charity of course!

Frances Healy