Here at Dormston we feel building on the successes of Year 7 and Year 8 is crucial, we recognise the increasing maturity of our students and ensure that the Year 9 curriculum represents a significant step-change in terms of our pupils learning journey, challenge and complexity. As well as this our pupils are expected to start taking a greater ownership of their learning, continue to build on prior knowledge, take greater responsibility and reflect on their own skills and achievements to ensure they are preparing themselves for their upcoming Option Choices, GCSE’s and life post 16.
In Year 9 pupils can expect the following:
Strategy Leader Mrs N Garrett
The Year 9 strategy covers 3 main areas: The Curriculum, Pupils and Parents.
The CURRICULUM – Our aim is to:
I. Ensure that all subject teachers are preparing their pupils well for their future examinations through a clear mapped out overview of what they are teaching over the year.
II. Ensure all pupils have access to subject Knowledge Organisers.
III. Ensure pupils have the opportunity to extend their learning through the provision of Non-Required Work.
PUPILS – Our aim is to:
I. Prepare our pupils for their future examinations and GCSE choices.
II. Ensure pupils prepare and take responsibility of their own learning – study skills and time management.
IV. Ensure pupils see the value of education and how it can support their future career plans.
V. Identify any pupils who may be struggling with any of the above and provide bespoke intervention to support them.
We run a comprehensive, age appropriate and spiral PSHE programme that covers many topics to support the points above.
PARENTS – Our aim is to
I. Keep parents informed of their child’s progress so they can support their progress
II. Share key information with parents so that parents have a range of strategies which can be used to support their children throughout the year
III. Support individual parents as required
Reports and key information is shared with parents through Go4Schools. In addition to this there are a series of Parent Information Evenings & a Parents’ Consultation Evening during the year.
Year 9 Strategy Launch to Parents
Effort & Current Grades
Year 9 Reports available on G4S
Year 9 Options Evening
Year 9 Parent Consultation Evening
Work Experience Launch Evening
Effort & Current Grades