Dysart New Family Support Team

Dysart are delighted to introduce you to our new Family Support team, Kara Walters and Christine Powell.  I am sure many of you will have already spoken to either one of them since we returned after the Summer break in September and already benefitted from their support.  We have asked them to introduce themselves and this is what they had to say:

Kara Walters, Family Support Lead, Weds & Thurs. email: kwalters@dysartschool.org

I have been working at Dysart for the last 13 years and have loved teaching in classes across upper and lower school during this time, as well as leading on the school’s assessment. I am so looking forward to getting to know even more families across the school in this new role and offering a range of workshops, events and face to face support throughout your journey here at Dysart.

Keep an eye out in the newsletter for our “Family Focus” section where we will share information we have gathered for things that are on offer to our families in the local community. Our door is always  open and the kettle is always on for anyone requiring advice or guidance in finding support for their family or child in school and beyond.

Christine Powell, Family Support, Mon-Fri. email cpowell@dysartschool.org

This month I will have been at Dysart for 30 years gaining much experience from working in both lower and upper school.

During my time in the Post 16 department, I oversaw the Travel Training Programme and had responsibility for all Transitions to College.

I have been an active member of FODS and have organised many a Summer and Christmas Fair.

I am very excited for my new role within the Family Support team and have already had the pleasure of meeting some families and look forward to meeting lots more of you at future events or in school for an informal chat.


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

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