Yasmin Bevan

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Dame Yasmin Bevan, DBE (née Prodhan; born 3 December 1953) is the Executive Principal and Headteacher of Denbigh High School[1] since 1991.[2] Her current appointment as Executive Principal started in September 2008. Prior to this she was the Headteacher of Denbigh High School, Luton, a role which she took up in 1991.

She was awarded the DBE in 2007 New Years Honours list.[3]

In 2009, Denbigh High School won the Times Educational Supplement's 'Secondary School of the Year' Award 2009.[4]


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  • Teaching Awards Special Commendation in 2003
  • Teaching Awards Headteacher of the Year in 2005
  • Named Dame Yasmin Bevan in January 2007 for services to education
  • Awarded honorary doctorate in April 2008
  • Became a National Leader of Education in 2009 (NLE)


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  • DCSF Secondary Education Adviser in June 2007
  • Former member of DfEE Race Education and Employment Forum
  • Former governor Luton Sixth Form College
  • Member, governing council of the National College of School Leadership and Corporate Plan Reference Group (2000–04)
  • Member, DfES headteacher reference group that advises the DfES Practitioners’ Group on Pupil Behaviour and Attendance
  • Member of the DfES headteacher reference group that advises the Department for Children, Schools and Families
  • Member of DfES citizenship education working party
  • Member of the DfES Practitioners Group on School Behaviour and Discipline
  • Headteachers' representative on a regional consultative head’s group for the School Improvement Partners Programme
  • NCSL Secondary Director (temporary secondment)
  • DfES Ten year childcare strategy stakeholder group
  • Advisory Group on National Leaders of Education 2006


Yasmin Bevan was born into an Indian Muslim family and grew up in India, Pakistan and Bangladesh before coming to the United Kingdom.


  1. https://www.denbighhigh.luton.sch.uk/pages/home.php
  2. ‘BEVAN, Dame Yasmin (Prodhan)’, Who's Who 2013, A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc, 2013; online edn, Oxford University Press, Dec 2012 ; online edn, Nov 2012 accessed 25 March 2013
  3. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/6216605.stm
  4. http://www.denbighhigh.luton.sch.uk/pages/denbigh-wins-secondary-school-.php

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