Meet your Tutors
Hello, my name is Mr Rooke. I have been teaching at Iveshead for the past three years and at Shepshed High School before that. I am a Maths teacher but have taught some PE over the years and also run the school football teams with Mr Snutch. Outside of school I like to keep fit and play futsal. During lockdown I have been making a garden pond as I love wildlife.
I have been a Year 7 form tutor before and understand the worries students often have about starting a new school. From my past experience, Year 7s settle in very quickly and I will have several fun activities ready for you to help you get to know each other.
I look forward to meeting you, when you start at Iveshead.
Hi, I’m Mr Bailey, Head of English at Iveshead and – more importantly – your new tutor. I like reading (obviously), football, swimming in rivers and going to see music concerts in different countries.
I hope you have no worries about joining the school. To be honest, as long as you have a positive attitude and you are nice to other people, you will have a great time at Iveshead. I look forward to meeting you
Mrs Pearson Neal Phase 3 Manager
Hello I am Mrs. Pearson-Neal and I am responsible for dealing with the Behaviour, Attendance, Welfare & Progress of everyone in Phase 3.
Phase 3 is Years 7 and 8 so that will be you!
I deal with students when they have done something wrong but also when students have had something done wrong TO THEM. This can be something like someone being mean or rude. So I am here to look after you. I have been working here since 2005 and there isn’t a problem I haven’t sorted out yet! Everyone gets something wrong at some point and I like to help people sort these things out and move forward. Normal things people come to see me about are friendship worries, boyfriend/girlfriend worries, issues at home (other than safeguarding) and issues at school.
I am always around in the mornings, breaks and lunchtimes and you will be shown where to find me. Sometimes I will be on the playground where last year the Year 7’s tried to teach me to kick a football properly! I have been trying to learn this for years so am looking forward to meeting you and maybe this will be the year I learn from you!
I’m Mr Jeffries and as well as being the school’s Music teacher, I have the pleasure of being the ADJ form tutor. Each day, between 8:40 and 8:55 you will register with me and I will make sure that you have arrived at school safe, happy and ready to learn. Worried about something? – Tell me. Lost your pen? – No problem, you can borrow one. Exciting news from the weekend? – Great, share it with the tutor group.
Let’s face it, the Music room is definitely the coolest in the school – and I’m not talking about the temperature. ADJ tutees register each morning in the Music room (H50), surrounded by instruments and other exciting bits of music kit, where you’re likely to hear at least a little bit of music at the start of the day. That doesn’t mean we will all sit around playing instruments during tutor time, although some students like to arrive early and have a go. We will do activities to wake up our brains though, such as word and number games, breathing exercises, brain-teasers, general knowledge quizzes and discussing the news, amongst other things.
As your tutor, I will keep track of your behaviour at school. Your teachers will reward good work and behaviour with positive points, while negative points will be given when school rules are broken. Getting a negative point is not the end of the world and you should definitely not worry about it. We are all human and make mistakes from time to time; it’s all a part of growing up. What is important is that we learn from our mistakes and therefore don’t keep repeating them. So, if I spot several negative points building up, I will be speaking to you about it to find out why and to help you to put it right.
I know that starting highschool can be exciting and scary in equal amounts and I want to reassure you as an ADJ tutee that I will be there to support you each step of the way. I look forward to meeting you in the new school year!
Hello, my name is Mr. Willson and I am part of the Maths team at Iveshead.
At the start of the Autumn term it is an exciting time, as we welcome our new year sevens. I understand that it will be a major change in your school career, with a much bigger building, many more students, most of which are older than you and most certainly bigger. This may seem a bit daunting at first, but if past experience is anything to go by, year sevens settle down very quickly, make lots of new friends and find it very enjoyable.
I will do my best in our tutor time to make sure that everyone gets to know each other really fast and help you start some friendships that will last throughout your school career. Be prepared to share what your favourite hobbies or activities are, with the rest of the tutor group. As far as I am concerned, I like nothing better than knocking balls around a tennis court or taking my Holly for walks.
I understand that you will be feeling a bit anxious, but I want you to look forward to the stage of your schooling. It will be fun!
Hello, year 7, I’m Mrs Pratt, I teach English at Iveshead School.
In the new academic year, we’ll be meeting really soon.
I have been a teacher, for many, many years.
I have always been a year 7 tutor, so you have nothing to fear.
I like reading, dancing and eating, Television and watching plays,
Poetry, travelling and cinema, and sometimes a spa day!
So when you start at Iveshead School, I’ll be there to look out for you.
I am delighted to welcome you into the tutor group.You will be joining us at an exciting time at Iveshead School.
I am the new Director of our Inclusive Development and Learning Provision, so we will both be starting something new this term!
I am looking forward to meeting you and getting to know you all. I am sure we will share lots of interests. Mine are; cooking, keeping fit, reading, music, dancing, country walks and I am a great believer in getting the best out of people. One of my favorite quotes is:
“Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass. It’s about learning how to dance in the rain”.
Hello to all my new year 7’s! Welcome to Iveshead
My name is Miss Elgey. I’ve taught English here for 8 years.
I’m here to support you as a tutor so if you’re unsure or need help with anything then you can come and see me.
I know starting somewhere new is always a bit daunting but you’ll be amazed how quickly you settle in.
We do lots of activities in tutor time and I hope we’ll enjoy working together.
Hi I am Mrs Hoult and I teach PE and the transition group. I will always be around in
building A if you ever need to find me, but as I am quite small you will have to look carefully as people sometimes think I am a student!
I have two cats which are old and quite lazy and I am often found on a netball court as this is my favourite sport. My favourite biscuit is a custard cream and you will always see me with 2 at breaktime with my coffee, which helps me get through the day.
I am looking forward to meeting you and hope you are excited about joining us.