Mr Richard Peace, Senior Leader (PDBW) / SENCO / Head of Year 10 / Teacher of Geology
“Our students are nulli secundus, or second to none – we expect the very best from them and will provide all they need to reach their full potential,” says Mr Peace.
Mr Peace was educated at a grammar school, and went on to attain a degree in Applied Sciences, a master’s degree in Oceanography, and a Post Graduate Certificate in Education. He is a keen sportsman who has coached golf, football and cricket to a high standard and is currently the club captain of his local golf club. He is also a keen musician who plays guitar and has been lead vocalist for a variety of bands.
Mr Peace is a highly experienced Head of Year who has previously performed this role in a school graded ‘good’ by Ofsted. The pastoral care of children was rated ‘outstanding’.
He had exceptionally strong references from his two previous schools, both of which highlighted the lead role he played in supporting individual children. This approach is central to our student-focused approach at The Island Free School.
Mr Peace’s references also noted his outstanding commitment to school life including running a wide range of extra-curricular activities and his excellent reputation as a teacher and leader amongst colleagues, parents and pupils.
Mr Peace’s goals…
Mr Richard Peace
Undergraduate degree in Applied Sciences: Second class with honours
Master’s degree in Oceanography: MSc
PGCE Science: Qualified
Expectations of pupil progress
A progress measure identifies improvement in learning and therefore is a good measure of the impact an individual teacher has had on a pupil or class. Pupils are expected to make a minimum of 3 points’ progress in each subject each year. As part of teacher appraisals we will report on the average progress made by classes taught by each of our teachers. An average of three points is the expected progress measure. A progress measure of 4 points or more highlights good to outstanding teaching and learning. All progress measures at the Island Free School are taken from externally marked or moderated exams taken at the end of the year. Due to the fact that even the most able pupils began year 7 with little knowledge of Science, progress in year 7 may appear superficially high.
Mr R. Peace – Senior Leader (Pupil Development, Behaviour and Welfare), Head of Year 10, SENCO
All pupils taught: 4.1
Free Schools Meals pupils: 5.0
Pupil Premium: 4.7
SEN pupils: 5.8
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