Welcome to Year 9

Welcome to the Year 9 information AND GUIDANCE

The information here covers (click on the bullet point to take you to more detailed information

Key Contacts

Year 9 Achievement Lead: Miss L Etches – LEtches@garibaldischool.co.uk

Student Services Year Manager: Mrs E Jewsbury – EJewsbury@garibaldischool.co.uk

Please direct all technical queries to your child's mentor in the first instance

Year 9 Mentors

9KL Mrs K Lever KLever@garibaldischool.co.uk
9WR Mr W Rae WRae@garibaldischool.co.uk
9GS Miss G Smedley GSmedley@garibaldischool.co.uk
9DB Mr D Brown DBrown@garibaldischool.co.uk
9MB Mr M Ball MBall@garibaldischool.co.uk
9BH Miss B Hough BHough@garibaldischool.co.uk
9DM Mr D Mogg DMogg@garibaldischool.co.uk

Remote learning - timings of the day

Messages to Parents

Achievement Lead letter to parents/Carers 14 09 2020

As the Achievement Lead for Year 9, it is my role to ensure that all students in Year 9 succeed to the best of their ability and are best set up to take their first steps as citizens in the wider world outside of Garibaldi. I know that, during the last six months, learning and school has felt very different for students and parents, but I am hopeful that students will embrace the opportunities they are provided with as part of their return to school and enjoy fitting back into life at Garibaldi (as much as we are as staff!). I will be catching up with students over the coming weeks to address any concerns that they may have and ensure that they have a positive start back to their studies, as they enter their penultimate year of KS3 and prepare to embark on the GCSE and Level journey.

Year 9 Achievement Lead: Miss L Etches



Week commencing 1st February 2021 the following six students from the year group have been recognised for the quality of the work they have produced or the positive attitude to learning they have displayed and have been added to the Hall of Fame for half term 3.

Hall of Fame

Name of Student:

Joshua Cullen

Reason for recognition:

Nominated by Miss Biggs - Music

“As always Joshua has produced excellent work for me since working from home and it has been lovely to see a video of his practical work on his own keyboard at home to see his progress.”

Name of Student:

Chloe Dallman

Reason for recognition:

Nominated by Mr Brown - History

100% attendance online and great engagement - always looking to make her work better”

Name of Student:

Sky Dixon

Reason for recognition:

Nominated by Miss Richards - English

“Sky is consistently demonstrating high levels of self-motivation and determination working remotely at home, even in tricky situations. She attempts all tasks to the best of her ability, and is leading in feedback on the live lessons, contributing even if she isn’t sure and building on responses from other students. She is thriving working from home and I am so impressed!”

Name of Student:

Katie Harrison

Reason for recognition:

Nominated by Mr Hall - DT

“Katie is always present when technology allows. Katie is keen to engage and participate and was one of few to submit a test score above expected. Katie will also make contact when she is having difficulty connecting to reassure that participation is made.”

Name of Student:

Devon Palmer

Reason for recognition:

Nominated by Mrs Ratcliff - English

“Devon has submitted every piece of work set so far and has really tried at some of the tasks. He also contributes in every lesson via the chat function and offers some really great ideas that help the other students in the class.”

Nominated by Mr Brown - History

“Devon - 100% attendance online and great engagement. He tries so hard even when he finds the work challenging”

Name of Student:

Esther Pink

Reason for recognition:

Nominated by Mrs Robinson - Art

“For a promising start to art and settling in to Garibaldi life well – showing true dedication to her art lessons and fully participating in remote learning engaging in Q&A and uploading class work to share with the group.”