Headteacher - March Update
SIAMS Inspection – February 2014
In a recent letter to you, I made reference to the SIAMS (Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools) Inspection that took place on 12 and 13 February at Dyson Perrins.
I am pleased to be able to attach the full report which describes very positively the developments taking place at our school.
I am particularly encouraged by the acknowledgement that "Leaders at all levels have high aspirations and are determined to secure rapid improvement" and that they have been "empowered to improve all aspects of the academy's work as an expression of its Christian distinctiveness."
We will endeavour to address the areas for development as part of our ongoing efforts to make Dyson Perrins as successful a school as it can possibly be.
There is also a link to the inspection report on the school website.
Thank you for your continued support.
Headteacher - February Update
Welcome back to this new half term at Dyson Perrins; I trust that you and your sons and daughters had a relaxing and enjoyable break.
Last half term was incredibly busy at school as following the external review at the end of January, we had a Church School Inspection during the final week, on 12 and 13 February. Church School Inspections follow a strict framework which focuses on four key areas:
• How well the school, through its distinctive Christian character, meets the needs of all learners.
• The impact of collective worship on the school community.
• The effectiveness of Religious Education.
• The effectiveness of Leadership and Management of the school as a Church school.
The SIAMS (Statutory Inspections of Anglican and Methodist Schools) process is also more closely linked to OfSTED than it has been in previous years, so it was most encouraging that the lead inspector was so positive in her acknowledgement of the progress that is taking place at Dyson Perrins. As soon as the report has been released, I will make it available to you so that you can see the full extent of her judgements and comments but in her verbal feedback she described our 'satisfactory' effectiveness whilst emphasising the 'strong upward trajectory' that the school is on.
The Armed Man - Update
We have now had three very successful lunchtime rehearsals with visiting animateur, Carol Green, during which the 26 students from across Years 9-13 have displayed an unprecedented maturity and enthusiasm. On Sunday 26th January, over half of our group were able to attend the first massed rehearsal of Worcestershire schools at St. Andrew's Methodist church in Worcester. The two-hour voluntary rehearsal led by the esteemed conductor, Malcolm Goldring, was incredible with a high standard of participation and motivation despite the fact that much of the material we looked at was new to us. The experience itself, together with the obvious educational benefits of developing aural and sight-singing skills, ensemble work and the broader cultural aspects, was awesome!
Student offered place at Oxford University
We are pleased to be able to congratulate Kate Whatley, a member of year 13, on gaining an conditional offer to Oxford University. Her form tutor Mrs Smith has said the following about her: