Year 9 Information Evening

We are delighted to be able to share with you that from September we will be the Progress Leaders for your child’s cohort and we are very much looking forward to building upon the foundations set in the first part of Key Stage three to prepare your child for their transition into Key Stage four and indeed onto the Upper School site, Ardor.

Transition is a theme that will permeate much of what we seek to do in Year 9. We have some very important work to carry out this year to begin to shape the pathways, into GCSE and beyond, that your child will take. We recognise that your involvement in your child’s educational life is of paramount importance for their success and we hope to be able to work collaboratively with you to realise the highest spiritual, social, and academic outcomes for your child.

Although you may have older children who have already passed through Year 9, there is a lot of new information to share ranging from the CAT4 tests, how the data reports work and when you’ll receive them, co-curricular opportunities for your child and how we will support them to access these, to the transition to the Ardor site as well as the pathways into Key Stage four and finally information about the new GCSE grading system. We really see this as a two year process and we want to give you an overview of Year 9 as well as looking forward to what you can expect in Year 10.

I would like therefore to invite you to an Achievement Information Evening where all the afore mentioned topics are covered so that you and your child can feel fully informed about how, together, we can make next year a success. The Information Evening will take place in the main hall at the Ignis site on Thursday 15th September at 6.00pm.

We will provide you with key dates and information about events throughout the year and we will also be providing the transition data report for your child on the same evening. Please let us know that you will be attending by returning the slip attached to your child’s form tutor.

Mr P Rhodes, Mrs M Hymas
Progress Leaders for Year 9