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Year 9

Head of Year: Mrs B Oguntayo

I am very pleased to have the opportunity to lead such a promising group of pupils as they continue their journey at Chadwell Heath Academy and embrace the values and ethos of the School.

This year I would like to see each and every member of the Year 9 community take full advantage of the opportunities on offer both inside and outside school, overcome the challenges that they will face and cultivate healthy relationships with peers and staff.

The students are busy settling into their lessons and I am sure they will work hard to achieve the very best SATS results of which they are capable. It is an important year for pupils to focus on their academic studies and develop the knowledge and skills that will allow them to achieve their aspirations for the future, including GCSE success.

Our vision as a Year Group is to cultivate good character, demonstrate academic prowess and develop crucial life skills.  This vision demands that pupils build upon their strengths and target any weaknesses with resilience, striving for excellence in all that they do.

As a Year Group we forge ahead, confident in the knowledge that persistently putting our best efforts into everything we do supersedes talent, genetics or luck. I expect that each and every member of the year group will continue, inside and outside school, to be worthy ambassadors of Chadwell Heath Academy.

As a parent/guardian you also play an important role in the education of your child and your encouragement and involvement can help a child excel. I’m sure that you will agree that effective communication between home and school is one of the best ways to support students, and I hope that you will find the information below useful as we start the new year.

Important dates:

Every week on a Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 3 supervised rooms are open for all pupils to use to complete homework or revision.

Module 1 assessment: week of the 28th of October
Module 1 effort grades: week of the 4th November 2019
Module 2 assessment: week of the 6th of January 2020
Module 2 effort grades: week of the 13th of January 2020
Module 3 assessment: week of the 9th of March 2020
Module 3 effort grades: week of the 16th of March 2020
Wednesday 29th April – Friday 30th April 2020 – Year 9 SATS Exams
Module 4 assessment: week of the 11th of May 2020
Module 4 effort grades: week of the 18th of May 2020
End of year examination: week of the 15th of June 2020
End of year reports will be sent home: week of 6th of July 2020

Year 9 Parents evening is scheduled for Tuesday 11th February 2020. It is extremely important that you attend this evening to not only have the opportunity to discuss your child’s progress with their subject teachers and to find out more about the courses available to your son/daughter in Upper School. This will be shown to you through the Options presentations that will be held in the drama studio.

As a parent may I remind you that you can access details of homework that has been set for your son/daughter via Show My Homework. If you are unable to login please do let us know. In addition, pupils are told to write down all of their homework into their planners, and parents are asked to check and sign these weekly.

If at any point you have queries regarding your son/daughters progress, please contact their subject teacher or form tutor in the first instance. However, please do not hesitate to contact me if you feel the matter should be passed directly to me and I will endeavour to get back to you as soon as possible.

May I take this opportunity to thank you for your on-going support to ensure the very best for your son/daughter. I hope they enjoy the new challenges this year and participate in all the school has to offer.

I wish them every success in their SATS results.