Following the expansion consultation, the Department for Education has confirmed that the expansion has been approved. Click here to read the letter to parents and carers.

Governors’ Information

Under the terms of the Education Funding Agency’s Academies Financial Handbook, we are required to publish information about the local governing body and attendance of the governors from the meetings held on behalf of the Academy Trust.

Thowheetha Shaah – Chair
Term of Office:  01.07.2019 to 30.06.2022 (three year term)
Appointed by:  OHCAT Board
Declaration of Interest:

  • Setfords Solicitors, Self Employed Consultant
  • SE London Family Mediation Bureau, Mediator
  • National Family Mediation, Legal Trainer
  • Kingston College, Lecturer
  • Royal Borough of Kingston Upon Thames, Elections Presiding Officer
  • South West London Magistrates Bench, Lay Magistrate

Present at 3/3 LGB meetings in 2019-20.

Jackie Van WestVice Chair
Term of Office: 01.07.2019 to 30.06.2022 (three year term)
Appointed by:  OHCAT Board
Declaration of Interest:

  • Director of Safeguarding & Learning Support Services at OHC&AT

Present at 3/3 LGB meetings in 2019-20.

Leigh Edser – Principal
Term of Office: Ex-Officio
Appointed by: OHCAT Board
Declaration of Interest:

  • Dysart School, SEN School, Headteacher since 1 April 2014
  • Servium, IT Sales Company, Husband is Account Manager since July 2017
  • Father employed by OHCAT as Bank Handyman since June 2011.

Present at 3/3 LGB meetings in 2019-20.

Heini Furrer – Staff
Term of Office: 01.07.2019 to 30.06.2022 (three year term)
Appointed by:  OHCAT Board
Declaration of Interest:

  • Member of Staff at Dysart School 31 March 2003

Present at 3/3 LGB meetings in 2019-20.

Rosemary Jubraj – Parent
Term of Office: 01.07.2019 to 30.06.2022 (three year term)
Appointed by:  OHCAT Board
Declaration of Interest:

  • Parent of child at Dysart School

Present at 3/3 LGB meetings in 2019-20.

Carly Murphy – Governor
Term of Office: 29.06.2018 – 28.06.2021 (three year term)
Appointed by: OHCAT Board
Declaration of Interest:

  • Married to a member of SLT at the school.

Present at 3/3 LGB meetings in 2019-20.

Tony Williams – Governor
Term of Office: 29.06.2018 – 28.06.2021 (three year term)
Appointed by: OHCAT Board
Declaration of Interest:

  • Father of member of SLT at the school.

Present at 3/3 LGB meetings in 2019-20.

Former Governors over the past 12 months

Ellie Capuozzo – Parent Governor
Term of Office: 27.01.2020 to 28.04.2020
Appointed by:  OHCAT Board
Declaration of Interest:

  • Parent of child at Dysart School
  • Employee at Chessington Garden Centre.

Present at 1/1 LGB meetings in 2019-20.

To contact the clerk, please email: clerk-dysart@dysartschool.org

You are rightly proud of your work around pupil wellbeing, and ensuring pupils are ready for learning.  This has enabled you to establish a calm and purposeful learning environment for pupils with considerable needs.

Ofsted 2018

Latest News

Change to funding agreement approved

We are pleased to announce the changes to the school’s funding agreement that it holds with the Department for Education (DfE) have been approved. Principal, Leigh Edser, says: “This is a very exciting time for Dysart as we can continue to …

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Dysart Opens during Easter Holiday for Pupils affected by COVID

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Easter Egg Surprise

Students at Dysart were extremely excited to each receive an Easter egg on the last day of term.  A massive thank you to Dons Local Action Group who donated the eggs. The Dons Local Action Group is a network of …

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YouTube Workshops in Understanding Stress and Behaviours

Our Wellbeing and Sound Practitioner Joanna McEwen is running a number of workshops explaining the importance of the Polyvagal Theory in understanding stress and behaviours. The first of the workshops can be found on the Dysart YouTube channel by clicking …

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