Year 9

July 8th, 2021

Information for Year 9 Parents

Head of Year: Contact Miss C Smith (Mrs Ford is currently on Maternity Leave)
Assistant Year Leader: Contact Mrs R Branston-Jones


Contact Miss T Fowler – 9TMF
Contact Mrs H Hamilton – 9HMH
Contact Mr J Massiah – 9JPM
Contact Mr E Nias – 9EJN
Contact Mrs K Shaw – 9KJS
Contact Miss C Smith – 9CSM
Contact Mrs S Swanton – 9SHS

Attendance Information
Assembly Day: Thursday

Important Dates
(Subject to change)
4th January – Spring term begins
28th January – 3.30-7.00pm Year 9 Parent’s Evening (Virtual/Phone Call)
w/c 8th February – Years 7-10 Maths Assessments this week
Monday 15 to Friday 19 February – Spring Half Term
3rd March – World Book Day – Whole School
5th March – 6.00 – 6.30pm Years 8/9 More Able Parent Information Evening
11th March – 6.30 pm – 8.00pm Year 9 Curriculum Evening (Virtual)
16-17th March – Year 9/parent appointments for curriculum option choices (Virtual/Phone Call)
29th March – All Years Maths Assessments this week
1st April – Last day of Spring Term for students – school finishes at 3.00pm
Monday 5 April to Friday 16 April inclusive – Easter Holiday
19th April – Summer term begins
3rd May – Bank holiday
w/c 24th May – Years 7–10 Maths Assessment this week
26th May – INSET 4 – School closed to students
Monday 31 May to Friday 4 June – Summer Half Term
w/c 14th June – Years 7–10 End of Year exams (week 1)
w/c 21st June – Years 7-10 Progress Reviews published this week
w/c 21st June – Years 7-10 End of Year exams (week 2)
w/c 28th June – Year 9 English speaking assessments this week
5th July – INSET 5 – School closed to students
16th July – Sports Day
23rd July – Last day of Summer Term – school finishes at 12.45pm

Extra-Curricular and Sporting Clubs

Tuesday Club Staff Where Time
After School Rounders PE Staff Field 15.00 – 16.00
Wednesday Club Staff Where Time
After School Big Questions Dicussion Club Ms Blair H1 15.00 – 16.00
After School Band Jam Mrs Massiah A2 15.00 – 16.00
After School Dance Club Miss Evans Dance Studio 15.00 – 16.00
After School Cricket PE Staff Field 15.00 – 16.00
After School Athletics PE Staff Field 15.00 – 16.00
Friday Club Staff Where Time
After School WEEK B – Climbing Club Mr Davis Sports Hall 15.00 – 16.30

Suggested Reading

At Harrow Way, we acknowledge the large body of research which indicates a correlation between reading and academic success and between reading and well-being and we encourage all our students to be readers. To this end, our Learning Resource Centre operates a library facility with thousands of fiction and non-fiction books supporting reading for pleasure and reading for purpose. Some audio fiction titles are available. There are also a wide variety of magazines.

We operate an E-book platform though Hampshire County Council and this now includes audio books too. Our Reading Cloud platform allows students to access the library catalogue, read and write book reviews, find out what new titles are available and more. Both can be accessed via the VLE. All of these are free to use. However, lost items will need to be replaced by the borrower. In addition, we run a student book group called NatterReads who meet informally most weeks over lunch to share what they are reading.

Our Learning Resource Centre Manager is able to provide recommended reading book lists for students who are reluctant or struggling readers as well as recommended book review and search websites.

Suggested Reading
Malorie Blackman Noughts and Crosses (racism, romance)
LJ Smith Vampire Diaries series
Louise Rennison (humour)
Jane Austen
Ally Carter Gallagher Girls series (spy school adventure)
Robert Muchamore Cherub secret agent series
Michael Grant
Cassandra Clare City series (vampire, werewolves, shape shifters)
Joelle Charbonneau The Testing trilogy (dystopian)
Suzanne Collins The Hunger Games trilogy (dystopian)
PC Cast House of Night series
Rachel Cain Morganville Vampires series
Stephanie Meyer Twilight series (vampires)
Gemma Malley The Declaration (dystopian)
Cathy Macphail Between the Lies (missing girl, social media)
Lauren Kate (immortals)

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