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 Year 8)
I am delighted to be taking my current year group through to their next year and become Year Leader for year 8. I feel, more than ever, at this current time of uncertainty, it is important to have as much consistency as possible and therefore I am extremely pleased to report that, apart from 7TAS, all our year 8 form tutors also remain the same.
As Year Leader for year 8, I remain committed to cultivating a safe, secure and structured environment within which our 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, resilience and well-being.
In year 8, we continue to provide a range of diverse learning opportunities and encourage the students to become as actively involved in school life as possible. As a school, this year, we are focusing on reading and how we can build this into our everyday lives to become proficient readers. Research shows that reading helps to develop successful students and this is our aim at Dyson Perrins.
I am excited to accompany our year 8 students on the next part of their learning journey and look forward to working in partnership with our parents and students. We want to establish a learning environment that encourages independent thought, personal growth and assures every child's right to a full and diverse education both academically and socially in the coming years
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
Mrs Taylor (nee 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 11)
I have been at Dyson Perrins for thirteen 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 11 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 11 is one of the most important academic years for students as they will be studying for their GCSE/BTEC qualifications. The Year 11 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 Years_5_6_7)
It is with pleasure that I am Year Leader for students in Year 7
Miss Watson (Year Leader for Year 13)
I studied Theology and Religious Studies at the University of Gloucestershire before completing my PGCE.
I have now been teaching for 15 years and am passionate about my subject and my profession. I have been on the Leadership team for six 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.