Tamsin Rafnsson


Assistant Principal

Tamsin started her career as a peripatetic instrumental teacher around Manchester, Cheshire, and Yorkshire. After a period of time working in several different schools and with a variety of choirs and theory classes she was inspired to gain her PGCE and go into full time classroom teaching. Once qualified Tamsin joined what was then Dixons City Technology College.

During a 20 year career, she has been lucky enough to experience a wide range of opportunities; working as a middle leader (both as a Head of Year and a Head of Department), developing a Creative Arts Faculty and more recently work more widely across the growing Dixons Trust as a Director of Music. This role has involved coordinating collaborative performance opportunities for students from schools across the Trust and promoting the sharing of good practice between teachers of music and peripatetic staff.

After successfully gaining her NPQSL in 2015, Tamsin now works as an Assistant Principal at DCA, and most recently has been working closely with the Assistant Principal for Literacy and Learning with the planning and delivery of CPD. Tamsin is passionate about ensuring that students from areas of disadvantage still have opportunities to create and perform music of exceptional quality, and was pleased when the most recent Ofsted inspection acknowledged that ‘Performing Arts is a real strength of the school’.