Welcome to Year 9

When our students reach Year 9 they are closer to GCSE examinations than they are to their primary school days.  This can be a daunting prospect but it is during this critical year that we see students taking on a more mature attitude as well as more responsibility for their own learning and their lives.  Along with this comes more independence and during the Spring Term of Year 9 we will be guiding our students through the GCSE options process to choose subjects they enjoy and at which they excel.  These subjects could lead on to areas of specialism, jobs and professions to which the students already aspire and can really help shape their lives and their future.

Our Year 9 students are also supported in their everyday journey through Tabor by Mrs Ellis in the Year Care Team and their Form Tutors who they see every day. The Year Team is experienced and skilled in providing strong support for the diverse and evolving needs of the students and we work with parents to make sure that we get the very best from our students. In the year in which you turn fourteen the world can be a very confusing place and our Year 9 students need the support of all the adults in their world to make sure that they are fully prepared for the rest of their school journey and for a happy and successful life beyond Tabor.

“Everyone has inside of him a piece of good news. The good news is that you don’t know how great you can be! How much you can love! What you can accomplish! And what your potential is!” Anne Frank wrote these words when she was fourteen.

Mr Pennington
Achievement Team Leader