Headteacher Andrew Dyer resigns from job at New Forest Academy

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THE principal of a Hampshire college, put into special measures by Government inspectors, has quit.

Andrew Dyer has stood down with immediate effect from his role at the New Forest Academy, which has 540 pupils.

The Holbury school says he has resigned due to “personal circumstances” and has appointed Karen Godsall, previously a teacher at The Purbeck School in Dorset, as interim principal.

In a statement Lisa Hayes, chair of the school's governors, said: “He has represented the academy locally through leading the New Forest principals' group and has brought about many successful initiatives for the students through his work with local businesses, headteachers of other local schools as well as Local Authority contacts within Hampshire.

“He has personally taught many of New Forest Academy's students and assisted them in gaining crucial grades for the next steps in their education.

“Governors, staff and students wish him well and trust that he will soon be able to re-enter the education service.”

The standard of teaching and the behaviour of pupils at the school was criticised in a recent Ofsted report.

The watchdog criticised poor GCSE results and accused staff of not inspiring pupils in its first year as an academy.

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4:12pm Mon 17 Mar 14

wishilivedabroad says...

bet he was pushed!
bet he was pushed! wishilivedabroad
  • Score: 2

4:50pm Mon 17 Mar 14

Dusty says...

Bit to late for my daughter and her education. Its suffered greatly because of this school. Now in Collage and doing very well.

She failed her maths at this school, 8 teachers in her final year, her grade was a G ;/

Redoing at collage and also getting A* at her chosen subject. Next year she will be doing A levels.

I had meetings with the head and even contacted my MP before my daughters exams, as i was concerned at how badly this school was doing. performing
Bit to late for my daughter and her education. Its suffered greatly because of this school. Now in Collage and doing very well. She failed her maths at this school, 8 teachers in her final year, her grade was a G ;/ Redoing at collage and also getting A* at her chosen subject. Next year she will be doing A levels. I had meetings with the head and even contacted my MP before my daughters exams, as i was concerned at how badly this school was doing. performing Dusty
  • Score: -2

5:06pm Mon 17 Mar 14

From the sidelines says...

I guess he jumped to preserve his pension, before he could be investigated, demoted, and have his final salary pension reduced.

See how it works in the public sector?
I guess he jumped to preserve his pension, before he could be investigated, demoted, and have his final salary pension reduced. See how it works in the public sector? From the sidelines
  • Score: 4

5:21pm Mon 17 Mar 14

GeekChic says...

Dusty wrote:
Bit to late for my daughter and her education. Its suffered greatly because of this school. Now in Collage and doing very well.

She failed her maths at this school, 8 teachers in her final year, her grade was a G ;/

Redoing at collage and also getting A* at her chosen subject. Next year she will be doing A levels.

I had meetings with the head and even contacted my MP before my daughters exams, as i was concerned at how badly this school was doing. performing
I'm guessing the English lessons you received were below standard too. It's college, a collage is a type of artwork.
[quote][p][bold]Dusty[/bold] wrote: Bit to late for my daughter and her education. Its suffered greatly because of this school. Now in Collage and doing very well. She failed her maths at this school, 8 teachers in her final year, her grade was a G ;/ Redoing at collage and also getting A* at her chosen subject. Next year she will be doing A levels. I had meetings with the head and even contacted my MP before my daughters exams, as i was concerned at how badly this school was doing. performing[/p][/quote]I'm guessing the English lessons you received were below standard too. It's college, a collage is a type of artwork. GeekChic
  • Score: 28

6:28pm Mon 17 Mar 14

Buddy SFC says...

GeekChic wrote:
Dusty wrote:
Bit to late for my daughter and her education. Its suffered greatly because of this school. Now in Collage and doing very well.

She failed her maths at this school, 8 teachers in her final year, her grade was a G ;/

Redoing at collage and also getting A* at her chosen subject. Next year she will be doing A levels.

I had meetings with the head and even contacted my MP before my daughters exams, as i was concerned at how badly this school was doing. performing
I'm guessing the English lessons you received were below standard too. It's college, a collage is a type of artwork.
Missed the point I think Geeky !
[quote][p][bold]GeekChic[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Dusty[/bold] wrote: Bit to late for my daughter and her education. Its suffered greatly because of this school. Now in Collage and doing very well. She failed her maths at this school, 8 teachers in her final year, her grade was a G ;/ Redoing at collage and also getting A* at her chosen subject. Next year she will be doing A levels. I had meetings with the head and even contacted my MP before my daughters exams, as i was concerned at how badly this school was doing. performing[/p][/quote]I'm guessing the English lessons you received were below standard too. It's college, a collage is a type of artwork.[/p][/quote]Missed the point I think Geeky ! Buddy SFC
  • Score: 0

7:06pm Mon 17 Mar 14

2010chappy says...

Love it how people are always happy to let the school pick up the blame for their childs failings. Did the parent inspire the child to learn at home, create an atmosphere to enable her to learn and do their homework etc?

Part of the reason for this school failing is the behaviour of the children, I know the school did not teach them how to misbehave!
Love it how people are always happy to let the school pick up the blame for their childs failings. Did the parent inspire the child to learn at home, create an atmosphere to enable her to learn and do their homework etc? Part of the reason for this school failing is the behaviour of the children, I know the school did not teach them how to misbehave! 2010chappy
  • Score: 18

7:16pm Mon 17 Mar 14

GeekChic says...

Buddy SFC wrote:
GeekChic wrote:
Dusty wrote:
Bit to late for my daughter and her education. Its suffered greatly because of this school. Now in Collage and doing very well.

She failed her maths at this school, 8 teachers in her final year, her grade was a G ;/

Redoing at collage and also getting A* at her chosen subject. Next year she will be doing A levels.

I had meetings with the head and even contacted my MP before my daughters exams, as i was concerned at how badly this school was doing. performing
I'm guessing the English lessons you received were below standard too. It's college, a collage is a type of artwork.
Missed the point I think Geeky !
I don't believe I did. Additionally if a parent feels the school is failing their child that much then there are other schools or dare I suggest home education? I personally do not believe my children's educational attainments be the sole responsibility of any school and if the school is hindering their education then I would step in.
[quote][p][bold]Buddy SFC[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]GeekChic[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Dusty[/bold] wrote: Bit to late for my daughter and her education. Its suffered greatly because of this school. Now in Collage and doing very well. She failed her maths at this school, 8 teachers in her final year, her grade was a G ;/ Redoing at collage and also getting A* at her chosen subject. Next year she will be doing A levels. I had meetings with the head and even contacted my MP before my daughters exams, as i was concerned at how badly this school was doing. performing[/p][/quote]I'm guessing the English lessons you received were below standard too. It's college, a collage is a type of artwork.[/p][/quote]Missed the point I think Geeky ![/p][/quote]I don't believe I did. Additionally if a parent feels the school is failing their child that much then there are other schools or dare I suggest home education? I personally do not believe my children's educational attainments be the sole responsibility of any school and if the school is hindering their education then I would step in. GeekChic
  • Score: 9

7:38pm Mon 17 Mar 14

eurogordi says...

Andy Dyer was a good Headteacher. He did his best for Hardley/New Forest Academy. He inherited a difficult situation from the previous Head which was combined with a difficult catchment area. I have enormous respect for Andy Dyer and wish him well for whatever his future brings.
Andy Dyer was a good Headteacher. He did his best for Hardley/New Forest Academy. He inherited a difficult situation from the previous Head which was combined with a difficult catchment area. I have enormous respect for Andy Dyer and wish him well for whatever his future brings. eurogordi
  • Score: 16

7:39pm Mon 17 Mar 14

bzzzybee says...

GeekChic wrote:
Dusty wrote:
Bit to late for my daughter and her education. Its suffered greatly because of this school. Now in Collage and doing very well.

She failed her maths at this school, 8 teachers in her final year, her grade was a G ;/

Redoing at collage and also getting A* at her chosen subject. Next year she will be doing A levels.

I had meetings with the head and even contacted my MP before my daughters exams, as i was concerned at how badly this school was doing. performing
I'm guessing the English lessons you received were below standard too. It's college, a collage is a type of artwork.
I don't think she's missed the point at all. Education starts at home and judging by your spelling on this post and every other forum you have posted this same drivel on you have not been the best teacher for your daughter. Have you ever thought that maybe your daughter failed maths because she had no interest in it, or had no help at home or maybe just isn't very good at maths?

Those that are willing and able to learn will do so, regardless of how many teachers they have in a year, or distractions in the classroom etc. I speak from experience- subjects I enjoyed learning at Hardley I did well in. Those I disliked I did less well in, was easily distracted and had to retake.

Blaming the teachers is the easy option. Teaching can only be effective if the students are willing to learn.
[quote][p][bold]GeekChic[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Dusty[/bold] wrote: Bit to late for my daughter and her education. Its suffered greatly because of this school. Now in Collage and doing very well. She failed her maths at this school, 8 teachers in her final year, her grade was a G ;/ Redoing at collage and also getting A* at her chosen subject. Next year she will be doing A levels. I had meetings with the head and even contacted my MP before my daughters exams, as i was concerned at how badly this school was doing. performing[/p][/quote]I'm guessing the English lessons you received were below standard too. It's college, a collage is a type of artwork.[/p][/quote]I don't think she's missed the point at all. Education starts at home and judging by your spelling on this post and every other forum you have posted this same drivel on you have not been the best teacher for your daughter. Have you ever thought that maybe your daughter failed maths because she had no interest in it, or had no help at home or maybe just isn't very good at maths? Those that are willing and able to learn will do so, regardless of how many teachers they have in a year, or distractions in the classroom etc. I speak from experience- subjects I enjoyed learning at Hardley I did well in. Those I disliked I did less well in, was easily distracted and had to retake. Blaming the teachers is the easy option. Teaching can only be effective if the students are willing to learn. bzzzybee
  • Score: 12

7:47pm Mon 17 Mar 14

forest hump says...

This School (in late 60's/ early 70's) had approaching 1000 pupils. It also had discipline and high achievers. Teaching staff currently have no power to discipline. Consequently, pupils suffer no consequence for failure both academically and behaviourally. That applies to home also. Sad reflection of these lazy, liberal times. Too much freedom and flexibility. Teaching staff are powerless so motivation to perform is severely hindered. The lunatics are running the asylum.....literally
. Bring back the Budgie twist and the Young's cane.
This School (in late 60's/ early 70's) had approaching 1000 pupils. It also had discipline and high achievers. Teaching staff currently have no power to discipline. Consequently, pupils suffer no consequence for failure both academically and behaviourally. That applies to home also. Sad reflection of these lazy, liberal times. Too much freedom and flexibility. Teaching staff are powerless so motivation to perform is severely hindered. The lunatics are running the asylum.....literally . Bring back the Budgie twist and the Young's cane. forest hump
  • Score: 6

8:02pm Mon 17 Mar 14

CeliaWithers says...

Personally, I liked Andy Dyer but professionally he was not able to give NFA what it needed. I wish him luck and hope that the school can find the right person to lead them to a more successful future.
Personally, I liked Andy Dyer but professionally he was not able to give NFA what it needed. I wish him luck and hope that the school can find the right person to lead them to a more successful future. CeliaWithers
  • Score: 8

8:59pm Mon 17 Mar 14

Lone Ranger. says...

From the sidelines wrote:
I guess he jumped to preserve his pension, before he could be investigated, demoted, and have his final salary pension reduced.

See how it works in the public sector?
I guess that you are guessing !! ..... Unless you have some proof !!
[quote][p][bold]From the sidelines[/bold] wrote: I guess he jumped to preserve his pension, before he could be investigated, demoted, and have his final salary pension reduced. See how it works in the public sector?[/p][/quote]I guess that you are guessing !! ..... Unless you have some proof !! Lone Ranger.
  • Score: -2

9:02pm Mon 17 Mar 14

thecmp93 says...

about time he was fired. I consider myself lucky I made it in to university considering he was headmaster for even one of my years at that school. underwood was so much better. hopefully now this school can make the improvements and go back to what it used to be, because now the joke of being "hardly educated" is proving to be true.
about time he was fired. I consider myself lucky I made it in to university considering he was headmaster for even one of my years at that school. underwood was so much better. hopefully now this school can make the improvements and go back to what it used to be, because now the joke of being "hardly educated" is proving to be true. thecmp93
  • Score: -1

9:22pm Mon 17 Mar 14

VOR666 says...

What did AET do to support one of its principals? They must surely take some responsibility for another of their principals losing their job.
What did AET do to support one of its principals? They must surely take some responsibility for another of their principals losing their job. VOR666
  • Score: 6

9:26pm Mon 17 Mar 14

VOR666 says...

Andy Dyer was a conscientious principal who tried his best in very difficult circumstances. He tried to appoint good teachers of English and maths but there just aren't any out there.

The comment about protecting his pension is insulting and hurtful to a good man. It just shows you know nothing about the way teachers' pensions work.
Andy Dyer was a conscientious principal who tried his best in very difficult circumstances. He tried to appoint good teachers of English and maths but there just aren't any out there. The comment about protecting his pension is insulting and hurtful to a good man. It just shows you know nothing about the way teachers' pensions work. VOR666
  • Score: 7

10:17pm Mon 17 Mar 14

Donald2000 says...

GeekChic wrote:
Dusty wrote:
Bit to late for my daughter and her education. Its suffered greatly because of this school. Now in Collage and doing very well.

She failed her maths at this school, 8 teachers in her final year, her grade was a G ;/

Redoing at collage and also getting A* at her chosen subject. Next year she will be doing A levels.

I had meetings with the head and even contacted my MP before my daughters exams, as i was concerned at how badly this school was doing. performing
I'm guessing the English lessons you received were below standard too. It's college, a collage is a type of artwork.
Thank you. Well as long as her daughter receives an educashun, who gives a flying one.

With the mother's sterling command of English, what could possibly have gone wrong?
[quote][p][bold]GeekChic[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Dusty[/bold] wrote: Bit to late for my daughter and her education. Its suffered greatly because of this school. Now in Collage and doing very well. She failed her maths at this school, 8 teachers in her final year, her grade was a G ;/ Redoing at collage and also getting A* at her chosen subject. Next year she will be doing A levels. I had meetings with the head and even contacted my MP before my daughters exams, as i was concerned at how badly this school was doing. performing[/p][/quote]I'm guessing the English lessons you received were below standard too. It's college, a collage is a type of artwork.[/p][/quote]Thank you. Well as long as her daughter receives an educashun, who gives a flying one. With the mother's sterling command of English, what could possibly have gone wrong? Donald2000
  • Score: 1

11:27pm Mon 17 Mar 14

ryan_gazzan@hotmail.com says...

To those that remember him - Mr. Budge would turn in his grave if he heard how bad this school has become. I was a student 1960-1963 and it was a great disciplined school. I was almost sorry to leave back then.
To those that remember him - Mr. Budge would turn in his grave if he heard how bad this school has become. I was a student 1960-1963 and it was a great disciplined school. I was almost sorry to leave back then. ryan_gazzan@hotmail.com
  • Score: 2

12:58am Tue 18 Mar 14

charrlee says...

ryan_gazzan@hotmail.
com
wrote:
To those that remember him - Mr. Budge would turn in his grave if he heard how bad this school has become. I was a student 1960-1963 and it was a great disciplined school. I was almost sorry to leave back then.
I think most schools were much better back then. Parents were much more in control, and they worked with the schools to maintain good behaviour. Of course the cane was a good deterrent.

The PC namby pambys,"cool dude" parents, and interfering, self-interested politicians have ensured the total destruction of a once great education system.

Don't blame Dyer. He, like everyone else, is just a cog in an elaborate system that relies on everything else functioning as it should in order to be effective himself.
[quote][p][bold]ryan_gazzan@hotmail. com[/bold] wrote: To those that remember him - Mr. Budge would turn in his grave if he heard how bad this school has become. I was a student 1960-1963 and it was a great disciplined school. I was almost sorry to leave back then.[/p][/quote]I think most schools were much better back then. Parents were much more in control, and they worked with the schools to maintain good behaviour. Of course the cane was a good deterrent. The PC namby pambys,"cool dude" parents, and interfering, self-interested politicians have ensured the total destruction of a once great education system. Don't blame Dyer. He, like everyone else, is just a cog in an elaborate system that relies on everything else functioning as it should in order to be effective himself. charrlee
  • Score: 6

3:40am Tue 18 Mar 14

Dusty says...

As i have a splint on my hand for carpal tunnel and was using a tablet, i am amazed the geek police only picked up on one auto correct error. As i am not a head teacher of a failed school, i think i can live with that.
As i have a splint on my hand for carpal tunnel and was using a tablet, i am amazed the geek police only picked up on one auto correct error. As i am not a head teacher of a failed school, i think i can live with that. Dusty
  • Score: -1

7:20am Tue 18 Mar 14

skeptik says...

Many of the discipline, social manners and communication skills, once taught as part of growing up by parents is often ignored today and these folk appear to be the most vocal in blaming schools and teachers. On occasion it pays to step outside and look in for the source of a problem.
Many of the discipline, social manners and communication skills, once taught as part of growing up by parents is often ignored today and these folk appear to be the most vocal in blaming schools and teachers. On occasion it pays to step outside and look in for the source of a problem. skeptik
  • Score: 8

11:59am Tue 18 Mar 14

Dusty says...

Just got a letter from brock, saying my daughter has passed her maths, next year A level English. I know where the problem is. With in 6 months my daughter has achieved more than she did at her whole time at that school
Just got a letter from brock, saying my daughter has passed her maths, next year A level English. I know where the problem is. With in 6 months my daughter has achieved more than she did at her whole time at that school Dusty
  • Score: -4

3:26pm Tue 18 Mar 14

S Pance says...

CeliaWithers wrote:
Personally, I liked Andy Dyer but professionally he was not able to give NFA what it needed. I wish him luck and hope that the school can find the right person to lead them to a more successful future.
I here the (ex) Head from Testwood is looking for a new challenge!
[quote][p][bold]CeliaWithers[/bold] wrote: Personally, I liked Andy Dyer but professionally he was not able to give NFA what it needed. I wish him luck and hope that the school can find the right person to lead them to a more successful future.[/p][/quote]I here the (ex) Head from Testwood is looking for a new challenge! S Pance
  • Score: -3

3:29pm Tue 18 Mar 14

S Pance says...

Dusty wrote:
As i have a splint on my hand for carpal tunnel and was using a tablet, i am amazed the geek police only picked up on one auto correct error. As i am not a head teacher of a failed school, i think i can live with that.
Wasn't the "Carpal Tunnel" designed by Brunel?
[quote][p][bold]Dusty[/bold] wrote: As i have a splint on my hand for carpal tunnel and was using a tablet, i am amazed the geek police only picked up on one auto correct error. As i am not a head teacher of a failed school, i think i can live with that.[/p][/quote]Wasn't the "Carpal Tunnel" designed by Brunel? S Pance
  • Score: 5

6:18pm Tue 18 Mar 14

Smashed Pasty says...

Dusty wrote:
Just got a letter from brock, saying my daughter has passed her maths, next year A level English. I know where the problem is. With in 6 months my daughter has achieved more than she did at her whole time at that school
How convenient.
[quote][p][bold]Dusty[/bold] wrote: Just got a letter from brock, saying my daughter has passed her maths, next year A level English. I know where the problem is. With in 6 months my daughter has achieved more than she did at her whole time at that school[/p][/quote]How convenient. Smashed Pasty
  • Score: 5

6:19pm Tue 18 Mar 14

Smashed Pasty says...

Dusty wrote:
As i have a splint on my hand for carpal tunnel and was using a tablet, i am amazed the geek police only picked up on one auto correct error. As i am not a head teacher of a failed school, i think i can live with that.
How convenient.
[quote][p][bold]Dusty[/bold] wrote: As i have a splint on my hand for carpal tunnel and was using a tablet, i am amazed the geek police only picked up on one auto correct error. As i am not a head teacher of a failed school, i think i can live with that.[/p][/quote]How convenient. Smashed Pasty
  • Score: 5

6:28pm Tue 18 Mar 14

Smashed Pasty says...

Smashed Pasty wrote:
Dusty wrote:
As i have a splint on my hand for carpal tunnel and was using a tablet, i am amazed the geek police only picked up on one auto correct error. As i am not a head teacher of a failed school, i think i can live with that.
How convenient.
Also a tablet would autocorrect your 4 "i"s to capital letters, so I'm afraid your tablet excuse does not wash with me. Check the way you've advised and helped your daughter over the years and maybe that's the reason she wasted those years at NFA.
[quote][p][bold]Smashed Pasty[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Dusty[/bold] wrote: As i have a splint on my hand for carpal tunnel and was using a tablet, i am amazed the geek police only picked up on one auto correct error. As i am not a head teacher of a failed school, i think i can live with that.[/p][/quote]How convenient.[/p][/quote]Also a tablet would autocorrect your 4 "i"s to capital letters, so I'm afraid your tablet excuse does not wash with me. Check the way you've advised and helped your daughter over the years and maybe that's the reason she wasted those years at NFA. Smashed Pasty
  • Score: 5

11:39pm Tue 18 Mar 14

MrJohnston says...

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? MrJohnston
  • Score: -1

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