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Year 9 Group Information

Introduction

Mr Fisher is the Learning Manager for Year 9.  Based in the Key Stage 3 office, he deals with more serious behavioural issues and academic progress referred to him by tutors and teaching staff.

Mrs Lynn is the Student Support Manager for Years 7 to 9.  Based in the Key Stage 3 office, she deals with all major issues regarding the education and welfare of students.  She may contact parents about issues concerning their child. These may be referred to her by tutors and teaching staff or the Learning Manager.

Mr Crichton (Deputy Headteacher) is the Senior Management Team link for Year 9.  Mr Willoughby will discuss any pastoral concerns with him if necessary.

Tutors

In the first instance it is the tutor (or sometimes Mrs Lynn) who will be the first point of contact for parents.  Please phone the main school office (01952 468400).  If they are unable to speak to you straight away, you will usually receive a reply within 48 hours.   Here is a list of Year 8 tutor groups and their respective tutors:

9ABA  - Miss Lewis - Room L1
9AGF – Miss de Graaf - Room E7
9AHW – Mrs Shaw - Studio A
9AJL – Mrs Lloyd -  Room M7
9LCR  – Mr Russell - Room M4
9LDW – Mr Williams - Room D1
9LFR – Mr Forster - Room S10
9LRS  – Miss Smith - Room S8

Tutor Weekly Routine

Monday - Uniform and Equipment Check
Tuesday - Quiet Reading
Wednesday - Numeracy
Thursday - Assembly
Friday - Current Affairs Discussion

Key Dates

Listed here are any important dates for parents and students' diaries.  Please note, these dates are provisional.

Event Provisional Date
Year 9 Parents Evening 19th January 2017
Year 9 Options Evening 26th January 2017
Year 9 Options Deadline 17th February 2017
Assembly

Year 9 have their assembly on Thursday mornings in the Main Hall.  Students should go directly to assembly at 8.50am instead of their usual tutor room. Punctuality is as important on assembly days as it is at daily registration.

Year Group Letters to Parents

Copies of recent year group letters sent to parents usually via pupil post, can also be downloaded from our Letters to Parents page.

House Information

When students join Idsall School in Year 7 and the Sixth Form they are placed into 1 of 4 Houses – Long Mynd, Caradoc, Ragleth and Wrekin and remain in the same House throughout their school life.  Placing students in Houses enables inter-school competition at all levels as well as creating a sense of belonging.   Here is a list of Year 7 tutor groups and their respective houses:

9ABA  - Longmynd
9AGF – Caradoc
9AHW – Ragleth
9AJL –  Wrekin
9LCR  – Wrekin
9LDW – Ragleth
9LFR – Caradoc
9LRS  – Ragleth