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Year 8 Team


Mrs C Masters

I am Head of Year 8 and the Head of Science. I teach Science to pupils in KS3 and also enjoy seeing the exciting scientific activities KS2 take part in. You will usually find me in one of the labs in the Tech Block, either teaching or setting up experiments for pupils. I like pupils to have opportunities outside school and arranged for Year 8 pupil to take part in STEM projects and competitions over the past couple of years. When I’m not in school I enjoy swimming, especially open water swimming when the weather’s not too cold!



Mr J Taylor

Hello. My name is Mr Taylor and I am head of the Computing department. I have been at Dedworth Middle School since 2005. In that time there has been many changes in the world of Computing and I am constantly improving the activities and resources to keep up with the changing technologies. I am making sure that all pupils can experience many styles of coding from creating web pages to creating dynamic playable games. My hobbies, which include coding, also include building from garden furniture to cabinets and running events such as quiz nights and discos. These are all skills which are utilized when the school puts on major theatrical productions. I walk about 50km a week walking my dogs and playing Pokemon Go and when time allows, I practise playing guitar and singing much to the annoyance of my family. 


Miss L Raz

My full name is Miss Rasarathnam, however I am known as Miss Raz as it is much easier to say. I am Head of Design and Technology, I also teach Art and have taught Maths here in the past. I am a Basketball coach and do lot of extra curricular basketball clubs across the whole year. You can often find me in the workshop, the kitchen or in the sports hall... or in the playground at break or lunch, especially when the sun is shining! When I am not at school I enjoy playing basketball, I really enjoy designing and making things weather it be from wood, fabric or food! I thoroughly look forward to teaching you some of those making skills



Mr S Pearce

Hello! I am Mr. Pearce and I am the Lead for KS3 English. I’ll be teaching Year 7 and 8 English lessons and working with the rest of the English team to make the Y7 and 8 English curriculum exciting, engaging and one that will make them the best readers and authors possible. I have high expectations of the pupils at Dedworth Middle and I will work my hardest to ensure each and every pupil in KS3 finds their English lessons fun and ones that they feel they can succeed in. I have been an English teacher for over ten years and love reading anything and everything from historical fiction to blogs and poetry. In my spare time, I love spending time with my wife and two girls as well as trying my hand at baking – I make a killer salted caramel cupcake!  


Mr M Lewis

I am the head of PE and will be teaching across all year groups, I am also a year 8 tutor. During lunchtime you will find me either on the field or in the sports-hall running clubs. I enjoy all sports but particularly like teaching football and athletics. I support Leicester City FC and my best memory is when Leicester won the Premiership in 2015/16. Outside of school I am either watching my local rugby team or transporting my daughters to their swimming and gymnastics lessons. I look forward to meeting you all and hope to see many of you at a club. 



Miss M Swift

I will be teaching PE to Key Stage 2 and 3 this year and PSHE to the Year 8’s; I am also a Year 8 tutor. During lunchtimes and afterschool you are most likely to find me in the gym or netball courts running extra-curricular activities. I enjoy participating in sports myself; outside of school I am a member of hockey club, I play for different netball teams and I horse ride. I look forward to starting a new year at DMS and seeing you all back in school.



Mrs J Blake

Hi, I’m Mrs Blake I am a KS3 Teaching Assistant. I love to help children with their work In various subjects. I am always available to talk to whether it’s just something fun you did at the weekend or if it’s something you are nervous or worried about.  I am also a military wife (originally from Manchester) and understand the complicated lifestyle that comes with having a military family member.  I have a daughter and a son, I also have a very cheeky Chihuahua. In my own time I love to spend time with my children and husband and visit my family in Manchester a few times a year. I look forward to seeing and meeting you all soon :)



Mrs Curtis

Mrs S Curtis

Hi my name is Mrs Curtis, I am a Teaching Assistant here at Dedworth Middle school. I am currently working with Key Stage 3 children however any child can approach me as I am here to help everyone. Out of work I like to spend time with my family, I have 2 children of my own who keep me very busy and a crazy pet cat. I like to do charity walks raising money for various charities, the last one I did was the moonwalk which was a 26mile walk through the night raising money for cancer. My favourite colour is red and my lucky number is 13. 


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