Hello and a very warm welcome to the best tutor group in Dragon, D4!

My name is Daniel Shine and I am a very proud Dragon!  I moved to Harlow, from Ireland, in August of 2013, having completed my University degree, to take up a teaching position at Passmores. A decision I could never have imagined would work out so well!

As well as being the Deputy Head of Dragon House, I am currently in my fifth year of teaching Science at Passmores Academy.  D4 are based in my Science room, L008, where you will find me for the majority of the school day. I became the form tutor of D4 after half term 2013. I had big shoes to fill replacing the much loved Mr. Webster but I think as a form we went from strength to strength, culminating in our victory last summer for the most Passmores Points awarded to any form in Dragon House and in the entire school! This is something I am sure we will achieve again this year with the addition of six fresh faces in the form of our eager and enthusiastic new Year 7's, who have blended in perfectly to our happy, if slightly dysfunctional, little family!

I see my main role as a form tutor as ensuring that all of my tutees are prepared for every school day so that they can get the most out of their time here at Passmores. Most importantly for D4, I aim to create a friendly, relaxed and enthusiastic atmosphere where everybody feels comfortable and relaxed so that they can start and finish the day in a positive frame of mind.

Being part of D4 comes with some responsibilities and expectations. I expect all of my tutees to work hard to represent Dragon house to the best of our ability, both academically and in the house events. We regularly smash the house challenges by having the required school equipment and an impeccable standard of uniform. I expect all of my tutees to represent Dragon house throughout the year in the various house competitions and house events. If sports is not your forte, do not worry as there are many non-sporting events that you can compete in and earn Dragon some valuable points to ensure we win back the 'House Champions' trophy at the end of the year from those pesky Lions!

As a student, parent or carer please do not hesitate to contact me should you have any questions or queries and remember Dragons, "we can and we will"!