Year 9 are a bright, caring and hardworking year group. We live by the school values of courtesy and integrity; always striving to do our best and reach our full potential. Members of the year group take an active part in the wider school life. We have students involved in this year’s Rock Challenge within the Performing Arts Department. Many of our students are in sports clubs and see great success with this. We also have a number of students who take a lead role in STEM club and the mathematical UKMT challenge.

Year 9 students are showing great resilience towards their academic studies. They are making good progress in starting their GCSE studies and enjoying the option subjects they have chosen this year, which has given them opportunity to try new things and broaden their knowledge.

Excellent attendance is a focus for Year 9. We know the key to success is being in school and attending all lessons. Our aim is for everyone to have 100% attendance so we can all wear our attendance badges with pride on our blazers. Year 9 students must always be on time to school and lessons, arriving ready to learn at 8:25am fully equipped.

Our expectations of the year group are to show excellent attitudes in all lessons. These expectations go beyond having a growth mind set to learning. Our students will be resilient, hardworking and passionate about achieving academic success. They understand that a key part of this is the completion of homework when set and to revise diligently before tests and exams.

Last year, eight of our students were voted to be our year group prefects by their peers. Our prefects act as a voice for their fellow students supporting others on issues such as bullying, rewards and attendance.

PHOTOS OF PREFECTS

Lucy Jamie Colm Joseph Aisha Skyela

 

If parents have any concerns or questions your first port of call should be to communicate with your child’s form tutor via their planner.
Please check planners at least once per week for any key messages. Teachers may contact you through the comments section. You can also check any homework or revision tasks set by your child’s teachers.

Should you wish to speak with a member of the pastoral team for Year 9 please see the information below.

YEAR TEAM

Lembit Eha – Pastoral Manager.
Rosie Canning – Assistant Achievement Leader. rca@buttershaw.net
Michelle White – Achievement Leader. mlw@buttershaw.net