Tyto is the Latin name for the genus of bird that includes all barn owls, grass owls, and masked owls.
The barn owl can fly almost silently. This enables it to hear the slightest sounds made by its rodent prey hidden in deep vegetation while it’s flying up to three metres overhead. The barn owl’s heart-shaped face collects sound in the same way as human ears. Its hearing is the most sensitive of any creature tested.
As such, house Tyto prides itself on our wisdom and resourcefulness.
Tyto House has ten tutors from a variety of different subjects who offer a wealth of experience in supporting our students and encouraging them to take on new challenges offered at Crispin. Each tutor group has an owl mascot - some have even been traveling with their group!
|Mrs A. Rice||Head of House Tyto|
|Mrs J. Tonkins||House Learning Coordinator|
|Mr A. Priddice||Tutor of T-AJP|
|Mrs C. Baumgardt||Tutor of T-CLB|
|Mrs N. Mitchell||Tutor of T-NAM (Covered by Mrs C. Rubbo and Mrs R. Reid)|
|Mrs G. Blake||Tutor of T-GIB|
|Mrs R. Burrell||Tutor of T-RLB|
|Mrs K. Nicholson||Tutor of T-KLN|
|Mrs N. Hockley||Tutor of T-NRH|
|Mr S. Scarborough||Tutor of T-SDS|
|Mrs S. Daw||Tutor of T-SLD|
|Mrs V. Gibson/Miss S. Shaw||Tutor of T-VXG - IronMan Accredited!|
|Mr S. Baumgardt||Network Manager|
|Mr T. Lay||ICT Technician|
We also have a number of excellent support staff in House Tyto.
The summer term finished on a real high. Whilst we weren't the winning house we had a fantastic day celebrating and having fun, staff and students. We had achieved some real highs over the year and worked hard to begin building memories and memorabilia reflecting the house.
2018 - 2019
We have a new House Captain and Vice Captain and a few more colleagues have joined our tutor team and we have gained a wonderful set of year 7 students in Tyto. The Autumn finished with a huge success for the house, for the second year running, where we collectively contributed 708 items to the local Food Bank Appeal. A huge thank you and well done to all of the house who made that possible.
Last Updated: January 2019