Year 9 sees the students at Stanborough make the transition from Key Stage 3 to Key Stage 4. The students start to study for the subjects that they have opted for during Year 8.
These, for the most part, take the form of three year GCSE courses and a successful start to these courses is the key to the work that the pastoral staff do in Year 9. As well as ensuring that Year 9 students are happy with their new courses the head of year and tutors work tirelessly to ensure that students attend as often as possible to gain the best start.
The atmosphere of the year is made as positive as possible, focusing on the achievements of individuals and praising the progress of the year group. The approach to learning and progress of individuals is tracked through three progress updates and this is used to identify students who require additional support or alternative interventions to ensure their success. The pastoral team work with students to cover a life skills curriculum covering such things as study skills, health and fitness, personal safety and citizenship.
Year Leader: Mrs A Henderson
Deputy Year Leader: Mr G Persand