Dyson Perrins Church of England Academy
Dyson Perrins CofE Academy is a 11-18 co-educational comprehensive school with approximately 680 students on roll, including a strong Sixth Form of over 100. Situated in the Malvern Link area, the academy occupies a sizeable campus area including a state of the art 4G pitch, tennis courts, sports fields and an onsite fitness suite. There are several well equipped computer rooms and the Library, which has recently been refurbished, has Apple Mac computers available for use. There is a specialised area for the Sixth Form .
As a Church school we are proud of our Christian ethos; we have recently appointed a Chaplin and the school chapel is available to students, staff and parents.
In 2011, Dyson Perrins converted to Academy status, a change which brought with it exciting opportunities and the freedom to deliver the most appropriate curriculum for our students. A recent change in leadership has also brought about many unique changes and has enabled us to become a ‘rapidly improving’ school. Dyson Perrins was judged to be a ‘Good’ school by Ofsted in February 2015.
Why train with us?
- In 2015, Dyson Perrins was the second most improved school in Worcestershire for 5 x A*-C Including Maths and English and amongst the most rapidly improving in the country. 64% of our students gained 5 x A*-C including Maths and English compared to 50% in 2014. We exceeded the Worcestershire average of 60% and the national average of 56.1% (as released by the Department for Education). For progress and attainment measures in 2015, Dyson Perrins was in line or above all national averages.
- 70% of students made at least expected progress (3 levels of progress) in English and Maths. 45% of our disadvantaged students (those receiving additional pupil premium funding) achieved 5 good GCSEs including English and Maths compared to 28% in 2014 and 14% in 2013. 29% of all students achieved the English Baccalaureate compared to 14% in 2014.
- Students’ results at Key Stage 5 showed continued improvement from 2014. Vocational subjects performed particularly well and there were improvements in the academic A-levels which whad been identified as an area for development in 2014.
- Dyson Perrins was judged to be ‘Good’ in February 2015, with Ofsted stating ;
We have a strong CPD programme, we ensure all our NQT’s and PGCE placement students are well supported.
We have a strong ethos of sharing good practice which allows an open door, supportive environment to flourish. All our trainees are part of a welcoming and strong team.
We have an Mainstream Autism Base on site which allows our trainees to have a broad and in-depth experience of students with a range of special needs.
Schools Direct Training Programme Places 2016/17:
For the academic year 2016/17, the number of subject areas for which we are looking to recruit has increased and this is a credit to the departments and the quality of support they give to trainees.
- Food Technology
- Modern Foreign Languages
- Science -Chemistry
- Science – Physics
- Religious Education
Our departments within the school are thriving, and following the recent summer examination results they are going from strength to strength. All our departments have exceptionally high expectations of their learners in terms of attitude to learning and progress, and this enthusiasm for success is infectious with the trainees.
What we are looking for:
We are hoping to recruit talented and motivated individuals, who are enthusiastic about helping young people achieve their potential. The successful candidates will be organised, efficient, have excellent communication skills, and establish excellent relationships with colleagues and students. They will respond positively to advice, act with integrity, and embrace the school’s culture of high expectations and achievement.
Degree or Equivalent: A good Honours Degree (2:1 or above) in a Mathematics related subject.
GCSE: Grade C at GCSE (or equivalent) in English language and Mathematics is essential for all applicants. (The University organises alternative examinations for candidates without these qualifications.)
Pre-Entry Skills Test:
Applicants must pass skills tests in literacy and numeracy before commencing the course. We would expect applicants to have booked their skills test prior to being interviewed.
Contact: Claire Watson, Assistant Head