Welcome to the Year 9 part of our website! I am Mr Lewis and it is a pleasure to be your Head of Year, I work together with Ms Lorente who is our Deputy Head of Year and Head of Turing College. In addition to our roles as pastoral leaders we are also teachers of Modern Languages.
There are ten Form Tutors who are taking care of our Year 9 students. These include Ms Cox (9JC), Mr Happy (9CH), Mr Yakup (9MY), Mr Riddell (9DR), Mr Nagata (9JN), Ms Kalantari (9SK), Mr Common (9NC), Ms Wilson (9HW), Ms Gill (9AG) and Ms Kaye (9AK).
Together we make up a pastoral team for Year 9 which works to promote and support high levels of attainment, aspirations and attendance throughout the Year Group.
One of the key parts of Year 9 is of course the choosing of GCSE options, this will be done through initial conversations with tutors in January and then meetings with senior members of staff to help guide our students to the subjects that they will excel in. There will be a Year 9 Options Talk and Fayre on the 22nd of January 2020. The deadline for the Year 9 Options Form will be the 28th of February 2020.
This is key to your success this year and your tutors together with Ms Lorente and I will be monitoring your attendance to ensure that you can achieve your full potential this year.
In Year 9 we celebrate academic achievement and progress across the school and each term we will have celebration assemblies to reward those students who go the extra mile. Some students will also be rewarded with postcards home from their tutors of Head of Year.