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Pastoral Team

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.


Ms E Jerrard

Hello!  I am the Pastoral Manager at DMS and I like to think my job is to keep all of our children happy and safe! I am responsible for implementing our safeguarding procedures and I also work directly with our children and their families; with our Inclusion Team and with external agencies,  to provide appropriate support when it is needed.  I am definitely,  one of the people our children can come to if they are struggling with their mental health or have worries or problems. Outside of school, I am a single Mum of two, we have two dogs and a campervan. I am very lucky to be able to say I really enjoy working here and I love my job!


Mrs E Pearson

I am the SENDCo across The Dedworth Campus. As a SENDCo I help and support children who have any specific educational needs and offer advice and support in the classroom as well as to parents. Having 2 children of my own with educational needs, I am passionate about ensuring all children are able to achieve their potential. When I am not at work, I like to spend time with my husband, our 2 children, Jonas who is in Year 10 and Tula-Grace who is in Year 6 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 spending time as a family.


Mrs C Farago

I work in The Achieve Centre with the Pastoral Team, as Pupil Wellbeing and Nurture Coordinator.

I work across all year groups offering support programmes to help pupils improve their emotional health and wellbeing.

I am also involved in pupil transition sessions, helping identified pupils cope with the challenges of moving school.

When not in DMS, I enjoy spending time with my 2 daughters, going on long walks with my Dalmatian Skye, riding horses and singing in the chorus of the Windsor and Eton Opera.


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.


Mr J Edwards

Hi, I am Mr Edwards! 

After spending last year as a catch-up tutor, I am now excited to start my teacher training. As I’m just starting, I’m still learning what subjects are my favourite to teach, but having done Geography at university I can’t wait to give that a try! Outside the classroom I enjoy running, playing tennis, and reading. 

I look forward to meeting you all this year!