Year 9 Update

Dear Parent/Carer

As this half term comes to a close, I would like to take the opportunity to update you on some recent achievements of the Year Group.

Year 9 have embraced the new Behaviour for Learning policy and taken the opportunity to Shine.  The vast majority of students are getting it right every single day. Student feedback has been extremely positive and welcomed. Thank you for your ongoing support.

Year 9 continue their success with rewards. This demonstrates the effort and passion they put into their learning. We always have a high number of students achieving the platinum badges at the end of the year, a high accolade indeed. Current badge numbers are 118 students on bronze (1000+ points) and 24 on silver (2000+ points).  Please remember you can follow your child’s progress via the weekly behaviour watch emails.

Students have enjoyed using their points to purchase ‘Shine Time’ available for 400 points. This involves taking part in an activity of their choice. So far they have enjoyed football, table tennis and a reading hour.

We were well represented for the JSA Variety Show with some beautiful musical performances and entertaining dance routines. Well done to those students!

We celebrated Heart to Heart day in true JSA style with our top point holders enjoying an exquisite dining experience. We also came together as a team and ‘rowed the Amazon’! This was a fantastic success, I am very proud of each and every one of them.

Next half term promises to be another productive and challenging one and I am looking forward to continuing to work together to ensure your son/daughter reaches their full potential in all areas of Academy life.  We will continue to embrace our Shine ethos that is at the heart of everything we do.

To ensure Year 9 maintain their high standards we will continue to focus on students with regards to:

  1. Attendance (95% minimum expected attendance)
  2. Positive Behaviour for Learning
  3. Uniform and equipment

Please remember that students are not allowed to wear make-up, jewellery (apart from a watch), trainers, boots or ‘skinny’ trousers.

An important date for your diary next half term is the Year 9 Options Evening on

Monday 19th March 2018.  More information will be sent out prior to the event.

Thank you for your ongoing and valued support. I look forward to enjoying the months ahead and continued success with Year 9.

Yours faithfully

Mrs K Peverley
Year 9 Leader