Mrs Neath (Year Leader Year 7)
My name is Mrs Neath and I have the pleasure of being Head of Year 7.
My focus for students in their first year at high school, is to ensure that they are happy and feel safe and secure in all that they do. I will encourage all students to embrace the opportunities offered to them, both from their learning and beyond the classroom. There will be consistently high expectations from all students, that they behave responsibly and with respect and kindness towards others. I very much look forward to getting to know every student and their families, and working together to get the very best from every student, in all that they do.
Mr Powell (Year Leader Year 8)
I have been at Dyson Perrins for sixteen years and have always been proud to be part of this growing and vibrant school. I have been a Year Leader for the past Ten years and am extremely passionate about my role within the school and have high expectations for my Year group. Over the years I have tried create a family atmosphere/culture amongst my year groups 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 8 students at Dyson Perrins, where our ethos is to promote a ‘To Love to Learn’ attitude.
As you will be aware, transitioning from Year 7 to 8 can be tricky and although we will try to support all students as much as we can we also want them to have the responsibility for themselves and develop key skills such as organisation and communication. I believe that for students to have a chance at success they firstly need to be at school so attendance will be monitored very closely. It will not be an easy Year especially with everything that has gone on over the last few years, however we will do our best to support your child with an emphasis on challenge and quality care through our Pastoral team. We believe that good communication between students, parents and relevant staff will ensure success for all Year 8 students. You can support your child by keeping us informed of any concerns that may affect your child’s learning by keeping an eye on the school website where details of revision, homework and after school events can be found.
If you would like to contact me my email is Powell.email@example.com
Mrs Wickens (Year Leader Year 9)
I am delighted to be taking my current year group through to their next year and become Year Leader for Year 9.
I am pleased that we can continue to offer consistency within Year 9 and am delighted to report that all of our form tutors remain the same. The only change is Mrs Hoare, who we welcome as our Pastoral Manager, although Mrs Bennett is still available should you need her.
As Year Leader for Year 9, 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 9, 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, we are continuing to focus 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.
Year 9, is an exciting year for the students, as they will be choosing their GCSE options. They will have the opportunity to hear from Heads of Department regarding the different GCSE and Vocational courses that we offer. This is an important time, and the first time they have a choice regarding their direction of study.
I am excited to accompany our Year 9 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.
I look forward to guiding Year 9 through their last year in Key Stage 3, before they start their GCSE studies.
Mrs Goodwin (Year Leader Year 10)
I am delighted to be taking my current year group through to Year 10. My experienced team of tutors will support their students and guide them through the decisions and changes that the students will face during the year. We have a few changes with form tutors this year and welcome Mrs Barratt, Mrs Harte, Mrs Taylor and Mrs White to the Team.
In tutor time, students will be taking part in the form-reading programme, where they will engage with a range of books that are classics, from different cultures, traditions and time periods, as well as a careful selection of important works of non-fiction. They will also continue to work through the PiXL Character programme, which aims to equip students with the skills, knowledge and competencies, distinct from their academic work, which will help them succeed in the future. Assemblies will focus on strengthening our community in school and supporting those outside school.
This is an exciting year for the students, as they start their GCSE courses. The next 2 years are extremely important for the students with excellent attendance being a key factor for success. It is therefore essential that when students are absent that they will be required to catch up with any work missed. If there are any concerns during the year please contact myself or Mrs Hoare.
There are a number of student leadership roles available to students this year; these include Form, Year and House representative. Students will also have the opportunity to apply to become prefects this year.
I look forward to guiding Year 10 through the first year of their GCSE studies.
Mrs Everitt (Year Leader Year 11)
I am delighted to be Year Leader for Year 11 having been Head of Year for the current cohort since the beginning of Year 10. I am keen to continue to develop positive relationships with students and parents in order to fully support all students. I believe that excellent pastoral support can help our students to excel both academically and socially.
Year 11 is an critical time in the students lives, and my experienced tutor team and I are keen to help all students strive for excellence. We have high expectations of all our students and hope that by establishing clear routines we can provide sound pastoral support to all.
In tutor times we will continue to deliver our PIXL Character programme. 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. We are also thrilled to have one form time a week dedicated to inspiring a love of reading through our form reading programme. We want all of our students to experience texts from a wide range of time periods and expand their vocabulary-skills which will help them on their GCSE journey. In addition, we will deliver collective worship, revision and a SLT assembly every week.
I look forward to accompanying Year 11 on this journey and celebrating with them at the Prom when their examinations are over.