Year Leaders as of September 2019
Our aim at Dyson Perrins CE Academy is to develop the whole child, both academically, socially, emotionally and spiritually. We believe in the motto 'to love, to learn' and we embed this into our daily practice. We are a genuinely learning community that meets the needs of all our learners.
As a pastoral team, we work hard to forge positive working relationships with our students: aiming to provide support, monitor learning and ensure that the correct provisions are put in place to help each child achieve their full potential.
The key to success for our students lies in a strong collaborative relationship between the school, students and parents. We welcome the opportunity to work in partnership to ensure the academic achievement and personal growth of all of the students within our care
Mrs Wickens (Year Leader Years 5, 6, 7)
As Year Leader for years 5, 6 and 7, I am committed to cultivating a safe, secure and structured environment within which year 5, 6 and 7 students can reach their full potential. I have high expectations of the students within my care and continuously challenge and encourage them to develop the skills needed to embark on the many challenges that lie ahead with a sense of confidence and well-being.
In year 7, we provide a range of diverse learning opportunities and encourage the students to become as actively involved in school life as possible. Extra-curricular opportunities are a great way to learn, make new friends and build support networks. We work in close partnership with local primary schools to run a transition programme that presents exciting opportunities for Year 5 and 6 students to work with our excellent teachers, more able students and outside agencies at regular intervals throughout the academic year. This approach ensures that strong foundations are put in place at Year 5, thereby facilitating smooth transition at Year 6 and 7.
It is a great privilege to be able to play a role in the education of our year 5,6 and 7 students and I look forward to working in partnership to establish a learning environment that encourages independent thought, personal growth and assures every child's right to a full and diverse education.
Mrs Everitt (Year Leader Year 8)
I am delighted to be Year Leader for Year 8, and am excited to take over this year group after taking my previous students through from Year 9 to Year 11. I am keen to swiftly develop positive relationships with students and parents in order to fully support all in my care. I believe that excellent pastoral support can help our students to excel both academically and socially.
Year 8 is an exciting time for all students and my tutor team and I are keen to help develop good study and life skills. We have high expectations of all our students and hope that by establishing clear routines we can provide sound pastoral support to all. We are proud to introduce our PIXL Character programme into our tutor times this year. This programme is designed to develop key life skills such as resilience, leadership, oracy, initiative and communication. Mastering these skills will help students to develop into well rounded young people, equipped with the necessary skills and characteristics for the wider world.
I look forward to accompanying Year 8 on this journey, supporting them to develop their individual talents both academically and socially in the coming years
Miss Murden (Year Leader Year 9)
My journey at Dyson Perrins started seven years ago, with my specialism being focused in the English curriculum, as I am also Second in Department. However, a year ago I decided to embark the role of Head of Year within the school and I am excited to continue to lead such a diverse and interesting group of young students; I believe that high expectations, and getting the ‘small, everyday things’ right are two ingredients to ensuring a positive atmosphere for learning and ensuring that your child gets the best from their time here at Dyson Perrins.
As you will be aware, due to the changes in curriculum, some Core subjects begin their KS4 content in Year 9 and therefore it is paramount that the students use this year to refine their skills in their different subjects and ensure that they embrace the diverse curriculum that they have offered here at Dyson Perrins. I believe in working closely with teachers, parents and the students; this enables us to work closely together and support each other which will help lead to the success for all learners here at Dyson Perrins.
Mr Powell (Year Leader Year 10)
I have been at Dyson Perrins for twelve years and have always been proud to be part of this growing and vibrant school. I have been a Year Leader for the past seven years and am extremely passionate about my role within the school and have high expectations from my Year group. I want to create a family atmosphere amongst the year group where aspirations to succeed and respect for others is at the forefront of every student’s mind. I believe this will raise the ambitions and improve the Behaviour for Learning of Year 10 students at Dyson Perrins, where our ethos is to promote a ‘To Love to Learn’ attitude.
As you will be aware, Key Stage 4, Year 10 in particular is one of the most important academic years for students as they will be studying for their GCSE/BTEC qualifications. The Year 10 pastoral team aim to support your child with an emphasis on challenge and quality care. We believe that good communication between students, parents and relevant staff will ensure success for all students. You can support your child by keeping us informed of any concerns that may affect your child’s learning and keeping an eye on the school website where details of revision, homework and after school events can be found.
Mrs Neath (Year Leader Year 11)
It is with pleasure that I am Year Leader for students in Year 11.
I have been working closely with Year 11 students since they started their journey in Year 7. Their transition through the years has been a privilege to observe. They continue to grow their personalities in becoming independent, responsible young people. I will continue my unwavering focus to support all students so that they feel happy, safe and secure and operate with respect and maturity within the school community.
I believe that a positive partnership between myself and parents or carers of all students, is the key to your children being happy and successful young people. I look forward to my contact with you as the year unfolds.
Miss Watson (Year Leader for Years 12 and 13)
I studied Theology and Religious Studies at the University of Gloucestershire before completing my PGCE.
I have now been teaching for 14 years and am passionate about my subject and my profession. I have been on the Leadership team for five years and my responsibilities include leading the Sixth Form and developing teaching and learning across the whole school.
Working with the students in the Sixth Form is a real privilege. The last year of school can be a real challenge for students who not only have to cope with the pressure of exams, but also have some difficult decisions to make about their future. Seeing the students reach their destination whether it be an apprenticeship, University placement or going into employment is the most rewarding aspect of my job.