Headteacher Update - End of Summer Term
7 July 2014
As the end of this academic year approaches, I am just writing to thank you all for your support throughout what has been a productive and positive year at Dyson Perrins. I have been really pleased with how your sons and daughters have made the most of all of the opportunities available to them at school and also with how they have performed in the classroom.
As many of you will know from previous letters about your child's work or the marking in their exercise books, we are very focused on the quality of teaching and learning and it is my aim to continue improving this at Dyson Perrins. From my time spent observing learning in classrooms I can see the potential we have at our school and in 2014/15 I want to build on the good start we have made this year. Our school has been reviewed quite robustly and frequently throughout the course of the year and this has enabled myself and my leadership team to gain a sense of the progress the school is making and highlighted our 'next steps' for continued school improvement. If you haven't seen the most recent 'Incyte Review Report – 17 and 18 June' please take the time to visit our website where you can access the full report in the 'Inspection Reports' section. It makes for encouraging reading and strengthens my determination to make this school as good as it can be.
Headteacher Update - June 30th
I wrote to you earlier in the month amongst other things about an external review that we had commissioned for the 17th and 18th June 2014. The purpose of such a review was to check and evaluate the school's progress against areas for development and to consider our next steps for ongoing improvement.
I am extremely pleased that the draft report concluded by outlining that 'Clear structures, expectations and roles are now in place and as a consequence, Dyson Perrins Academy is a rapidly improving school with the capacity to continue improving.' Incyte, June 2014. The draft report also describes how 'considerable progress was evident on a broad range of issues since the last review.' Incyte June 2014.
I will of course provide a more detailed summary of the findings for you when the final report is available.
I want to express my thanks for your ongoing support and for the hard work and efforts of your sons and daughters, I have been so impressed with their positive attitude and work rate during my first year as Headteacher at Dyson Perrins.
Year 11 Leaving Day
The Year 11 students at Dyson Perrins enjoyed a memorable last day on Wednesday 21st May. The day was designed to be a celebration for all the hard work and effort that they have put into their studies and exam preparation. It was fantastic to watch them sign shirts and leaving books and also to see their enjoyment when taking part in the football tournament and rounders match.
We were blessed with a beautiful day, making lunch together on the field all the more enjoyable. The final service in the afternoon was a lovely opportunity to recall highlights from their time at school and to listen to accounts given by Form Tutors and students about happy memories they will have of their time together.
Our day culminated in me wishing the year group every success for the future and by releasing over 140 balloons together at the front of the school to mark what has been a really positive year.
I am extremely proud of the work this year group have done – they are a credit to the school.
New Artificial Grass Pitch at Dyson Perrins
As another very busy year comes to a close we have had the excitement of seeing the new AGP take shape. This will give us a fantastic opportunity of not only continuing to establish Dyson Perrins as a first class centre for educational sporting achievement, but also enhancing our commitment to being at the heart of our community.
This project is the fruition of 5 years of collaboration and fundraising to provide a spectacular facility for the school and wider community. The AGP is the first of its type in the country to provide a surface suitable for both football and full contact rugby. We have had the backing of our local clubs and the district council together with the Worcestershire Football Association.
We look forward to another successful sporting year at Dyson Perrins.