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 Neath (Year Leader Years_5_6_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.
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 Goodwin (Year Leader Year 9)
I am delighted to be taking my current year group through to Year 9. 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.
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 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. It is an important time for Year 9 as this is the first time they have a choice regarding their direction of study.
I look forward to guiding Year 9 in their last year in Key Stage 3, before they start their GCSE studies.
Mrs Everitt (Year Leader Year 10)
I am delighted to be Year Leader for Year 10, and am excited to take leadership of this year group after taking my previous year group 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 10 is an exciting time, and my experienced tutor team and I are keen to help all students settle quickly into their Key Stage 4 studies and assist them in striving 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 and a year assembly every week.
I look forward to accompanying Year 10 on this journey, supporting them to develop their individual talents both academically and socially.
Mr Powell (Year Leader Year 11)
I have been at Dyson Perrins for fifteen years and have always been proud to be part of this growing and vibrant school. I have been a Year Leader for the past nine years and am extremely passionate about my role within the school and have high expectations from my Year group. Over the past 3 years I have tried create a family atmosphere/culture 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. It will not be an easy Year especially with everything that's going on but 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 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.