Students entering Year 9 will be encouraged to really think about their career choices and what areas of study they need to excel in to get where they want to be in the future. In contrast to many other schools, students moving into Year 9 at Allerton Grange are now moving up to Key Stage 4 and our expectations increase accordingly. Students are expected to set a good example for younger students and to apply themselves whole heartedly to learning, leadership opportunities and to get involved in additional extracurricular activities to widen their skills even further.
Students in Year 9 are encouraged to explore which subject they would like to take at GCSE (which begins in Year 10) as their choice subject in addition to the subjects taken under the Ebacc pathway. They will be supported in making this decision through information over the year and via consultation with teachers.
Assemblies for Year 9 take place on Wednesdays in the Main Hall in place of registration with form tutors 8.50am – 9.10am. Assemblies cover a range of key messages as well as some special events and speakers linked with areas covered through the Personal, Social and Health Education curriculum. Every half term Rewards Assemblies take place to recognise achievements from individuals and groups.
We follow the school’s Policy for Positive Discipline which allocates achievement and behaviour points to students. Achievement points can lead to prizes or special trips whereas behaviour points issued for breaking school rules can lead to detentions or more serious sanctions.
Year 9 Key contacts
Mr Sat Hundal – Progress and Welfare Leader for Key Stage 4
Miss Jess Walker – Progress and Welfare Manager for Year 9
Mrs Gillian Gollop – Progress and Welfare Coach for Year 9
In addition, there is a large team of coaches and support staff in the Behaviour and Welfare base who are on hand throughout the day to help with a range of pastoral care needs.
All Behaviour and Welfare staff are on hand to support students and families. Please do not hesitate to get in touch with one of the team if you require support or advice. We aim to create good working relationships between school and home by working together to support students to achieve their full potential.