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Sexey’s School appoints Ross Dalzell as Assistant Head

Thursday 28th March 2019

Sexey’s School has appointed Ross Dalzell to join as Assistant Head - Curriculum and Standards. Ross brings two decades of teaching experience to his new role, which he takes up after the Easter holidays, on 23rd April 2019.

Since joining King Arthur’s Community School as Assistant Headteacher - Curriculum and Assessment and Head of Mathematics in 2014, Ross has led on curriculum development, timetable design, examinations and data, and has implemented strategies to improve students’ progress. He brings this knowledge with him to Sexey’s, along with a passion for tailoring solutions so that each student has a unique learning and development experience.

A keen traveller and sportsman, Ross has participated in many running events, triathlons, multi-obstacle races and the round the Isle of Wight yacht race alongside building his teaching career in schools in Portsmouth, Somerset and Dorset since completing his PGCE in Mathematics at Cambridge University in 1999. He also enjoys spending family time with his wife and young daughter.

Commenting on his appointment, Ross Dalzell said, “There is a real vision at Sexey’s that drives its ambition to be truly exceptional and to produce such strong results, year on year. I believe that education should be inclusive, allowing students to be inspired and enabling them to develop into confident, motivated adults – something that is particularly core to the ethos of the school at Sexey’s. I look forward to working alongside my new colleagues to promote this further within the School, on behalf of all of the students.”

Helen Cullen, Headteacher at Sexey’s School added, “During the interview process we were particularly impressed by Ross’ breadth of skill sets, which allow him to support different aspects of school improvement from curriculum design to coaching. He clearly shares our vision to develop a curriculum where all students are treated as individuals, using strong systems and data-driven processes to achieve that goal. We are delighted that he has accepted this Assistant Headship post and look forward to working with him very much.”

Sexey’s School is celebrating its students’ success once again as the Department for Education’s league tables ranked its Sixth Form as best in Somerset for a state academy this year, based on the all-important Progress (or ‘Value Added’) score. This combined with excellent GCSE results – Sexey’s secured the second highest published Attainment 8 score in the county – means the school maintains its reputation for outstanding academic standards in a tough environment of educational reform.

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