As a Head of Year, leading a team of Tutors and Year Team Assistants, we aim to teach our students to take responsibility. We encourage our students to develop a strong moral code and make informed judgements about what is right and wrong. Under our WE CARE ethos, we actively encourage respect and good behaviour and promote the importance of caring for others. Students are expected to play their part in our community and take pride in their own and other students’ achievements.
Students are made to feel welcome and safe and know that their problems are listened to and dealt with. They are taught the benefits of a healthy lifestyle through a series of assemblies, tutor group sessions and a PSHE programme, which helps students to develop the knowledge, skills and understanding they need to live confident, healthy, independent lives, achieve well and contribute to society.
Routines are critical and we seek to promote excellence in all aspects of school life, including having high aspirations, excellent attendance and punctuality, and becoming resilient.
As a Head of Year, my team and I also recognise the importance of open communication between staff, students and parent/carers and are always ready to listen.
Welcome to Year 9 - Mr G Edwards
You are entering Year 9 and embarking on the next phase of your school career. You have selected your Key Stage 4/GCSE/BTEC options and will now be studying for exams and completing assessments and courses that will have a major impact on your future.
You will have learned that hard work, determination and resilience leads to success and you have to commit to this way of thinking from the start of Year 9. There is no time to waste and every lesson counts, so you must keep up your attendance and punctuality in order to have the best chance of achieving your ambitious grades.
Use Show My Homework daily to keep on top of homework and controlled assessment assignments.
It is also important to have a good work/life balance, so try joining some enrichment activities such as sport, music or drama.
Adopt a positive attitude, enjoy your learning, aim high, be resilient and have fun on your journey.
Head of Year: Mr G Edwards
Year Team Assistants: Mrs Y Shaw
Assistant Head Teacher: Mrs N Harvey
Raising Aspirations Co-ordinator: Ms J Brady
Contact details: 020 8428 4330
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