Headteacher's December update
As the end of a very busy term draws to a close, I thought I would take the opportunity to write to you.
I have been very impressed with the students' application and attitude to learning since September
throughout all year groups. They appear to have adapted very quickly to the changes in the staffing and
leadership structure recently implemented. My main aim of such a change was to meet all of our learners'
needs more effectively, and when I visit classrooms across the school, I get a real sense of progress being
Combined Arts & Charity Evening
Primary School Boys and Girls Football Tournament
at Dyson Perrins CofE Academy
25th October 2013
The Dyson Perrins Football Tournament generated a great atmosphere with many, very excited children attending from the local Primary Schools. The children's age range for boys was Years 1 to 2 and Girls Years 3 to 4, and they experienced a football tournament on the new AGP football pitch.
The matches where lead by Zig Zag Coaching and the Young Sports Leaders from Dyson Perrins who displayed excellent Leadership skills, behaviour and attitude. Big thank you to the below leaders: Maggie Smith, Kia Alton, Hollie Somers, Sam Rathbone, Lewis Hill, Sam Edmunson, Mat Carter (unfortunately not all leaders could make the photo)
Welcome to Dyson Perrins Church of England Academy
As Acting Headteacher at Dyson Perrins C of E Academy may I start by saying how much of a privilege it is to be entrusted with the responsibility of leading this unique school and how excited I am at the prospect of trying to get the very best out of everyone who works or learns here.
The role of leading Dyson Perrins is not one that I aim to take lightly. I am committed to helping your sons and daughters to achieve their God given potential and this will be at the core of my daily work at our school.
I have high expectations of your children and want to further instil in them a sense of pride and aspiration that they can achieve. I believe strongly in the basic principles of respect and courtesy for each other and feel that we will succeed if our school community is based on these values and underpinned by a strong work ethic. Your support in your child's education is vital and a positive partnership between school and home has never been so important in helping to prepare our young people for the challenges that lie ahead.
A community which embodies the motto 'To Love to Learn' is what I aspire to at Dyson Perrins and I look forward to writing to you in the near future about our successes and achievements in this new chapter at our school.
Stuart Wetson, Acting Headteacher.
It has been a particularly busy start to the school year at Dyson Perrins but there is a real sense of purpose in the way that both staff and students are approaching this important term.
Our recent Open Evening was an incredibly positive advert for Dyson Perrins and it was very encouraging to see so many prospective parents and pupils in attendance. I spoke in my welcome address about the importance of community, a place where we all work with each other and where there is a clear sense of high expectation and aspiration.
At Dyson Perrins, I am building an ethos which is 'student centred', where teachers seek to get the best out of each individual student and where the emphasis is placed on students' learning and progress. What struck me when I walked round the school on Open Evening was just how much our students wanted to show what they are learning and the skills they have acquired – they are clearly proud of what they do. I saw some amazing dance and gymnastic routines, scientific experiments and was greeted in French when I visited the MFL department!
We have also had to ensure that development plans at Dyson Perrins will help to secure the outcomes so deserved by our students. To this end, I have been working very closely with our governors and an external review team with a focus on Achievement, Teaching & Learning, Behaviour & Safety and Leadership & Management.
Over the coming weeks and months my role will very much be to monitor the impact of the plans and actions that we put in place and ensure that they are reaching the children through effective practice in the classroom. The relationships between the staff and students are so positive here and this gives us a great platform from which to build. I look forward to writing to you about our various achievements in the future.