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Pastoral Team

ODonnell

Mr E O’Donnell

I am the Pastoral Leader at Dedworth Middle School. I teach History and Geography to Year 7 and 8 pupils. I mainly teach my lessons in Jubilee 1. When I can I like to watch the school sports teams and referee football matches.

At lunchtimes and breaktimes I can be found in the PLC or on the playgrounds. I am more than happy for you to come and find me if you have a problem or a worry.

When I’m not at school I enjoy playing golf, watching a wide range of sports and spending time with my family.

I’m looking forward to welcoming all pupils back to school and meeting all of the new Year 5 starters.

 

Mitchel

Mrs H Mitchell

I am currently on maternity leave after having my second daughter who is a ‘lockdown’ baby. I will be returning in March 2021. When I am in school I am the SENDCo, I have been in the position for two years and previous to that I was a Year 5 teacher at DMS.

When I am not in school I have my hands full with my 3 year old and 6 month old. I also love sewing, my current project is a quilted blanket; crochet, currently making a rainbow blanket that has been ongoing for about three years (a very slow project) and I enjoy Pilates.

I look forward to seeing you all when I return.

 

Pearson

Mrs E Pearson

I am the SENDCo at Dedworth Middle school. As a SENDCo I look after all the children who have any specific educational needs and offer advice and support in the classroom as well as to parents. When I am not at work, I like to spend time with my husband, our 2 children, Jonas who is in Year 9 and Tula-Grace who is in Year 5 and our dog Ivy who is training to be a therapy dog. As we live in the country, we love to go on long walks together and have enjoyed exploring more over lockdown

 

Farago

Mrs C Farago

I work in the Nurture Hub across all year groups helping children who may need support with their emotional and social wellbeing.
I also help run our break and lunchtime Q club for some of our more vulnerable students who need a quiet place to be away from the noise of the playground.
As a French speaker I have supported the French department by working with small groups of pupils to assist with language learning.
In my free time I enjoy long walks with my Dalmatian Skye, riding horses and singing in the chorus of Windsor and Eton Opera.
I am really looking forward to seeing everyone back in school again.

Jerrad

Ms E Jerrard

I work in our Pastoral Team as the Pastoral Manager. We do group and 1:1 behaviour mentoring when our children need it, do an on-call service for our classrooms, mindfulness, anger management, sessions for self-esteem and mental health, sports mentoring and generally working together with our  children and families to help you all be happy at school! Outside school I do some Personal Training with women who want to get fit, I love cooking and I have 2 children and 2 dogs. I am really lucky too because I love my job!

Donnelly

Mr S Donnelly

I currently work in the Hub but also have many other responsibilities around school and I enjoy the challenge of every day being different. I joined Dedworth Middle School not too long ago but due to my role at the school I feel like I have got to know so many children already, and hope that they feel as though they know me too. Working with children on a one-to-one basis outside of the classroom enables me to encourage them to recognise their strengths and that is something that I aim to achieve each day with all the children I come across. As well as this, I am also a fan of many different sports and play football (semi-professionally). If anyone ever fancies a chat about anything sporty, I’m your guy! You can usually find me on the playground at break times and lunch times.

 

Fern Morrey

Miss F Morrey

Being a past student of DMS, when the opportunity of a catch-up tutor arose, I felt obliged to assist. It has been an odd time to start this new adventure, but with that said, I have felt incredibly welcomed by all staff and students. I am passionate about the development of educational needs of children and to accommodate, support those students who have fallen behind due to current issues of the pandemic. It is vital, in this case to succeed. My career outside of education is art. I am a photographer and am inspired by performance art also. I am a fond reader and love long walks listening to music. This year I am keen to learn new things as well as teach; grasp the structure of the school and help those who are in need the most.

Max

Mr M Simkin

I joined Dedworth Middle School on 4th January 2021 - the very day lockdown was announced!  I have however been fortunate enough to have spent some quality time in my role as Pastoral Mentor already, and have started to build some rewarding relationships, both with children and my colleagues.  Having recently left school myself, I am dedicated to supporting those students who may face barriers with their learning, whilst gaining their trust and ensuring their engagement.  Every day in my role so far has been varied, and I am really excited about new challenges and opportunities ahead of me.  I enjoy many sports and discovering new countries to visit.

Jonathan Edwards

Mr J Edwards

I am a catch-up tutor. My aim is to help students who have been impacted by the pandemic improve their English and Maths. Although my focus is on English and Maths, the subject I am most interested in is Geography which I studied at university. I love staying active, and when outside of school I play football, run, and go to Bracknell forest to do mountain biking. My favourite sport is skiing, which led me to doing a ski season last winter in Austria. I am excited to be a member of Dedworth Middle School and support the learning of students in this difficult period.

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