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.
Date N/A – Year 9 Strategy Launch to Parents
Overview of Year 9, including expectations, PSHE and Careers programme, Literacy Video Available on Website and Numeracy overview and key dates. Delivered by Year 9 Strategy leader Mrs Jones.
25/11/20 – Year 9 Data and Effort Scores Year 9 effort and current grades data collected for each subject. Will be shared with parents via Go4Schools. See Go4Schools.
10/02/21 – Year 9 Pupil Careers Fair
This is an opportunity for all pupils to meet a range of career pathways to support them when making their future Option Choices. Guest speakers from a variety of different professions and industries. See PSHE curriculum in drop down at the bottom of the page.
10/02/21- Year 9 Effort Data & Tutor Reports
Year 9 effort data will be collected for each subject. Will be shared with parents via Go4Schools. See Go4Schools.
01/03/21 – National Careers Week
Subjects across the school will discuss and promote different career options within their discipline.
03/03/21 – Year 9 Reports Year Reports will be shared with parents via Go4Schools in preparation for Parents Consultation Evening and Options Evening. See Go4Schools.
11/03/21 – Year 9 Options Evening
This is an opportunity for all parents & pupils to meet a range of subjects in order to help make informed choices about your child’s next steps and option choices. Pupil Option Booklet Copy of presentation will be uploaded here in due course.
25/03/21 – Year 9 Parent Consultation Evening
Pupils are to make appointment with subject teachers to discuss current effort and attainment. Access to post-16 pathways Appointment Timetable (Pupil Planner Page –)
WC 21/06/21- Exam Week Students will sit an end of year exam for each subject in exam Pupil Exam Week conditions. This is an opportunity for all pupils to showcase their progress made from year 8 to year 9 but also to place pupils in appropriate GCSE sets. Timetable/Study Tips (Pupil Planner Page 122) Knowledge Organisers
22/06/21 – Year 9/10 Work Experience Launch Evening
This is an opportunity for all parents & pupils to understand what to expect in preparation and during Year 10 Work Experience. Pupil WEX Booklet. Copy of presentation will be available here in due course.
08/07/21 – Final Year 9 Data and Effort Scores
Year 9 effort and current grades data collected for each subject. Will be shared with parents via Go4Schools. See Go4Schools