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Welcome to Year 9

Dear Parents/Guardians,

I would like to welcome you and your daughter to Year 9 at Presdales School. This is a very exciting year in school and by the end of it students will have chosen the courses they will study at GCSE level. In Year 9 it is vital that students work to their very best and keep on top of homework.

Year 9 is always a very busy year and will provide a wide range of opportunities for the students which I encourage them to take advantage of including river trips and visit to Germany.

The Year 9 pastoral team is shown below. This team of staff are on hand to support your daughter through Year 9 and beyond.

9D Miss Dickson

9I Mrs White

9M Miss Tatum

9S Miss Watts

9Y Miss Bray

We have a theme for the year which is 'Making a difference' and this will be woven through a variety of activities and events to encourage our Year 9 students to make a positive contribution to the school community and beyond. Students will be recognised for their achievements in the class room through the usual merit mark system but when they have 5 then this will earn points for their form group via a 'Make a difference' merit from me. In addition, there will be 'missions' through the year when teams of Year 9 will be making a difference around school.

My team and I are very much looking forward to supporting your daughter on the next step in her school journey. Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions or concerns.

My contact details are: Tel: 01920-462210 ext. 243 and E-mail: fryj849@presdales.herts.sch.uk

Here's to a great year!

Jane Fry (Mrs)

Head of Year 9