Hello and Welcome

(L-R, Mr Walmsley, Mrs Barraclough, Mrs Beavers)

A 7 week term taking us to the Easter Holidays

Year 9 had assessment week has been and gone and carers should have received reports by email as well as a copy sent home with the students. You will have been able to find positives to discuss with your child as well as spending time reviewing the targets set by subject teachers.

A number of Year 9 and 10 students have the opportunity to work with a make-up artist over a 10 week period. We are 4 weeks in at the moment and getting excited about the next few weeks when face painting techniques and scar creating will be looked at. There is an opportunity for future groups of students to have the same sessions so if your child is interested simply get them to see someone in the Year 9 or 10 team.


Please don’t forget that students should be going on Sam Learning daily and that the Year 9 assessment week is just after the Christmas break. If you are unaware of the process for Sam Learning or your child is struggling to log on please get in touch with their Form Teacher (their email addresses can be found below).

We also really need all parents to have the MyEd app downloaded on their smart phones. This will allow us to communicate more efficiently with parents, we just need to get the majority of parents on the app before we can use its full potential so please go onto your phones and download it now! (the priority 1 parent/carer from sims will be the one that can download and access the app for the student). The app allows you to receive messages from school but also keep a check on achievement and behaviour points received by your child and their attendance, broken down lesson by lessons.

Year 9 students are starting to lead Lego Club for students in younger years. The aim is to have fun, be creative and develop social skills.

Three tutor groups are still completing PiXL Edge and the deadline for this is Easter. So students need to be completing tasks and evidencing these on the programme. Some students have been having great fun pushing themselves to volunteer and stand out in various situations.

Thank you for reading!

Key dates and staff information can be found below.

Mrs R Beavers
Year 9 Support and Challenge Manager

Key dates this term:
7th March (Thursday) Science Hockney and Bronte 5 will be going on a school trip to the Railway Museum in York. They will travel by bus or minibus and then train to get there. They will then take part in two Science Workshops before returning to school at about 4pm. More information will be coming out to students involved in this trip soon.
7th March is also World Book Day – keep an eye on the electronic bulletin boards to see what is planned or speak to your English Teacher.

10th April (Wednesday) Careers Day for Year 9 – more information will be given nearer the time.

Week commencing 29th April Year 9 Assessment Week – various subjects will be holding assessments in lesson time this week. These will be marked and fed back to students in the next 2 weeks.

9th May End of Year Show

23rd May Year 9 Parents’ Evening

11th July Rock Assembly London (60 Yr 9 students TBC)

15th July Activities week

19th July Sports Day

Year 9 Team:

Support & Challenge Manager – Mrs R Beavers (RYB@beckfootthornton.org)

Assistant Support & Challenge Manager – Mrs K Barraclough (KNB@beckfootthornton.org)

Behaviour Worker – Mr Walmsley (IWA@beckfootthornton.org)

9DR1 R Duchovny (RND@beckfootthornton.org)
9DR2 K Sykes (KYS@beckfootthornton.org)
9DR3 R Pattinson (RAP@beckfootthornton.org)
9EL1 A Shah (AHS@beckfootthornton.org)
9EL2 G Walker (GLW@beckfootthornton.org)
9EL3 S Buddle (SJB@beckfootthornton.org) and E Linacre (EAL@beckfootthornton.org)
9SA1 P Garside (PAG@beckfootthornton.org)
9SA2 J Smallwood (JUS@beckfootthornton.org) and K Parkin (KEP@beckfootthornton.org)
9SU1 K Sykes (KES@beckfootthornton.org)
9SU2 I Degha (ILD@beckfootthornton.org)