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

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 12th October 2020 the following six students from the year group have been recognised for the quality of the work they’ve produced or the positive attitude to learning they’ve displayed and have been added to the Hall of Fame.

Hall of Fame

Name of Student:

Ella-Grace Barker

Reason for recognition:

Nominated by Mr Orme for Spanish:

"Ella-Grace has done some fantastic work in Spanish, revised really well for her assessment and is making excellent progress”

Also Nominated by Miss Garforth for English:

“Exceptional performance every English lesson. Ella-Grace’s ATL is consistently outstanding, ensuring she is making rapid progress. Well done!”

Name of Student:

Benjamin Dwyer

Reason for recognition:

Nominated by Mrs O’Brien for Science:

"For putting in 110% effort every lesson and going beyond what has been asked of him. He should be proud of himself!”

Name of Student:

Taylor Jones

Reason for recognition:

Nominated by Mrs Ratcliffe for English:

“Taylor has really stepped it up this year by putting her hand up more and really getting involved in class and group discussions. Taylor is also using her knowledge from elsewhere to synthesise with the work we are doing in class and this in turn, is giving her analytical work greater depth.”

Name of Student:

Megan Levy

Reason for recognition:

Nominated by Mr Haywood for Maths:

“Megan makes excellent contributions towards discussion in class and her progress has been good as a consequence. She completes work enthusiastically and thoroughly.”

Name of Student:

Libby Orton

Reason for recognition:

Nominated by Mrs Reinspach for English:

“for coming out of her shell and making some great contributions to my lessons”

Name of Student:

Bradley Ward

Reason for recognition:

Nominated by Mrs O’Brien for Science:

“Brad is always focused and self-motivated. He really excels and wants to do his best. He is also very kind, which is a wonderful trait to have!”

Upcoming Events

  • 26/10/20 - 30/10/20 October Half Term
  • 2/11/20 School re-opens
  • 12/11/20 Sixth Form Virtual Live Open Evening
  • 16/12/20 Inset Day
  • 17/12/20 - 1/1/21 School Closure Christmas Holiday
  • 4/1/21 School re-opens
  • 19/1/21 Yr 9 Curriculum Information Event

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