Heather McKissack MBE Tribute

It is with huge sadness that we let you know of the passing of one of our truly wonderful Governors.

Heather McKissack MBE served as a Governor at Deer Park School from December 2016, with her main focus being on our Pupil Premium children. Heather’s appointment to the Governing Body truly embodied our mission to blend the best of the public education system with that of the state system having spent her career working towards bettering children’s outcomes in both sectors. We were so privileged to have had someone of Heather’s gravitas on our governing body.  Her outreach work stretched far and wide and she was awarded an MBE in 2016 for her dedication to building strong partnerships between schools from state and independent sectors. Heather will be very fondly remembered for her challenge (which was very fierce!), her humour and her wealth of knowledge and experience. She lived life to the very end and we are truly grateful for her contribution. We wouldn’t be where we are without her and will be creating a new ‘Heather garden’ in the permanent home of Deer Park School in her honour.