Year 9 is an important year in the development of our girls and a year of transition.
Girls in this year are growing up and maturing. The physical and mental changes encountered in puberty can be challenging. At a time when some of our pupils may wish to test the boundaries set by school, it is important to make them aware of the academic and behavioural expectations (including uniform) we require.
We should encourage them to become independent but also to understand the consequences of their actions. We should help the girls to develop an appreciation of rules, morality and their responsibilities and to be tolerant of others irrespective of race or abilities.
Girls should also be encouraged to take more responsibility for their own learning in preparation for GCSE examinations and further qualifications. They also may need help coping with sets in some subjects and matching their abilities to their expectations.
In Year 9 girls make decisions about their choice of GCSE subjects for Year 10. We need to encourage them to think carefully and to give advice about how they can achieve their individual aspirations. In Year 10 the girls will be allocated different tutor groups and we need to help them to see their friendships in a wider setting so that this transition is not so daunting.
We should encourage girls to continue to be involved in extra-curricular activities such as cultural, sporting or educational clubs and to take an active part in supporting charity events.
Head of Year
Mr J Shaw
Form Tutors 2012-13
Dr M Uttley
Mrs K Stothard
Miss W Zhang
Mrs D Dabbs
Mr S Besford
|Autumn Term I||Year 9 History Trip to London|
|Autumn Term II||Speech Day|
|Full reports issued|
|Spring Term I||Form Assemblies|
|Year 9 Parents' Evening|
|Spring Term II||Form Assemblies|
|Year 9 Ski Trip|
|Summer Term I||Exam week|
|Biology Trip to Chester Zoo|
|Summer Term II||Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Expedition|