Senior Leadership Team

Mr S Jones
HeadteacherMr Steve Jones

Mr Jones  became the Headteacher of Perins in September 2015. Formerly the Vice Principal of Christ the King College on the Isle of Wight, Mr Jones is fully committed to the ethos of the school and is looking forward to building on the past successes and leading the school into an exciting future. Mr Jones commented ‘I am determined to work with every member of the Perins community, including students, parents, staff and governors, to ensure that every student gains the best education that we can possibly offer.’

Mr M Nevola
Deputy Headteacher

Mr Nevola is the Deputy Headteacher at Perins and is responsible for the day to day operational running of the school.  He started working at Perins in 2007 with responsibility for the curriculum, having previously worked in secondary schools for two local authorities, including work on a Local Authority advisory team. Following a career in industry, he took his teaching qualification and worked his way through every level of responsibility to reach the senior leadership team in two Hampshire schools. Mr Nevola commented ‘I believe in assisting all young people to realise their true potential, by immersing them in a wide variety of experiences preparing them for lifelong learning.’

Miss S Bissett
Assistant Headteacher

Miss Bissett has been teaching in Hampshire Schools for over thirty years with a significant number of these on the Perins School leadership team.  As Assistant Head for Student Support, Miss Bissett oversees the pastoral welfare, Guidance Team, Learning Support and Personal Development Learning at Perins. She also manages the transition of students from primary to secondary school, is the Perins designated lead on safeguarding students and the designated teacher for Children in Care. Miss Bissett studied at Bath University where she attained a Bachelor of Education degree and teaches Textiles, Food Technology and Child Development in the Design and Technology Department.  She says ‘I have always felt privileged to work at Perins.  Within my teaching career I have been given the opportunities to develop as a teacher and person.  Supporting students and their families can be challenging, yet pleasurable.  If I have made a small difference to the ‘life chances’ of a young person, I consider it is a job well done!’

Mrs M Pearce 
Assistant Headteacher

Mrs Pearce has a BSc in Biomedical Science and formerly worked for the Forensic Science Service before training to be a Science teacher.  Her career lead her to teach in New Zealand, before returning to her old school as a Lead Practitioner, and then onto the position of Head of Science. Mrs Pearce holds the qualification of Innovation in Education, and joined Perins just a few years ago as the Team Leader of Transformational Learning.  Since then she has been promoted to Assistant Headteacher in charge of learning skills and e-learning.  Mrs Pearce says ‘I am passionate about teaching and helping other teachers to improve their teaching.  I enjoy reading current research and using this to reflect on what we do here at Perins. I have been a guest speaker at various local and national conferences and have a keen interest in pedagogy.’


Mr C Surry
School Business Manager

Mr Surry joined Perins from Hampshire Cricket in 2008 to develop the school’s  community enterprises; Patchwork Day Nursery and Pre-School, Evolution Health and Fitness, and the facility hire programme.  His progression to School Business Manager coincided with the school’s conversion to an Academy in 2011 and the development of the school’s Business Unit. Areas of responsibility include the school estates, health and safety, the community businesses, IT services, finance and personnel. He explains ‘My role, and that of my team, is to enhance the learning experience for everyone at Perins, from students and staff to our variety of community users.’ Mr Surry has been instrumental in the success of the funding bids for the development of the new Maths block, Turing, and the refurbishment of the English block, Pascal.

 Mr A PapanicolaouPapanicolaou, Andy (Team Leader MFL and Assistant Head Teacher)

Assistant Headteacher

Mr Papanicolaou holds a BA(Hons) in French and Spanish and is now embarking upon a Master’s Degree in Education. He joined Perins as the Team Leader for MFL in 2011, having previously spent 5 years as Head of MFL in his previous school. Following several successful whole school projects, Mr Papanicolaou was promoted to the position of Assistant Headteacher, responsible for the quality of teaching, staff development and the links with the Learn Alliance in September 2015, following the retirement of Mr Charde.

Mr Papanicolaou says “I have always been immensely proud of my role as a teacher. Over the last 17 years, I have enjoyed being involved in the development of staff and children, and am also very honoured to have been responsible for over 20 school trips outside of the UK, including the current Year 8 trip to Paris and the ski trip. To be responsible for the quality of teaching at such a prestigious establishment as Perins is an absolute privilege.”

Mr A WesternWestern, Alexei (Team Leader-Maths and Acting Asst Head Teacher)

Assistant Headteacher

After completing a degree in Maths Education, Mr Western started teaching in Manchester before moving to Hampshire 7 years ago. He joined Perins as the Head of Maths in 2012, a role which he still holds. Mr Western says ‘I am really proud of the developments that the maths teachers have made to pupils’ experiences of maths at Perins.’