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Contacting the Team

If you have any questions or concerns about your child, please don’t hesitate to contact a member of the Year 9 team by leaving a message with Reception or by emailing our enquiry address with, for example, ‘FAO Ms Benjamin’ as the subject.

We aim to respond to phone calls & emails as quickly as possible, & certainly within 48 hours. Please bear in mind that members of staff may have a day of teaching & may not be able to respond to non-urgent matters until the end of the Academy day or the following Academy day.

          By telephone:      0121-464 2737 (main school switchboard)

          By email:              enquiry@harborneacademy.co.uk

Vision

In Year 9 our students are about to take their first step towards GCSE, although this is still Key Stage 3 we are building vitals foundations for success at Key Stage 4; it is therefore going to be a vital year our students.

As a team we strive to support all pupils to make sure that they get off to a positive start right from the beginning of the year as they embark on their option subjects; with a view to fulfilling their potential in their newly chosen subjects and continue to work hard in all core subjects over this year.

We will focus on embedding and developing the skills and work ethic that will enable all pupils to flourish and succeed over the next three years at Harborne Academy providing them with the best chance of reaching above and beyond their targets.

Not only is it vital to us that your child reaches their academic potential, we will also focus beyond the classroom, in order to ensure that their experience at Harborne Academy leaves them enriched and informed about wider life and culture outside of the school.  The aim is to help them to develop into responsible, caring and happy citizens who are able and willing to make positive contributions to wider society.  We aim to focus on providing opportunities for students to show leadership and responsibility skills, including trips and career events to help them focus on where, and who they want to be in the future.

Our priority is to ensure that all pupils enjoy school life, achieve the best levels they can and experience a variety of activities and events to enrich their lives, now and in the future.

Ms Benjamin

Year 9 Inspirational Quotes

  • “Nothing will work unless you do.” Maya Angelou
  • “A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.” Albert Einstein
  • “Let us make our future now, and let us make our dreams tomorrow's reality.”  Malala Yousafzai

Attendance & Punctuality

At Harborne Academy we expect students to be present in school every day. They should only be off school if they are very ill. A cough or cold is not a reason to not attend school. We are happy to offer support to overcome barriers to good attendance, please contact Miss Malpass if you have any concerns.       

Attendance figure

Year 9

Whole School

This academic year

(This table will be populated at the end of each half term.)

Last half term

Year 9 Student Voice

Pastoral Student Voice Results (Summer Term 2019)

Question

Strongly agree

Agree

Disagree

Strongly disagree

I enjoy coming to school.

47%

53%

0%

0%

I feel safe & happy at school.

53%

47%

0%

0%

I know where to go in school if I need to talk.

73%

27%

0%

0%

Bullying is rare at Harborne Academy & when it does happen, it’s dealt with quickly.

47%

47%

7%

0%

Staff treat all students equally regardless of their sex, gender identity, race, religion, sexual orientation or disability.

40%

60%

0%

0%

The school teaches me how to keep healthy.

47%

53%

0%

0%

StudentcouncilStudent Council Representatives

 

The Student Council meets with Senior Leaders of the School on a weekly basis to share suggestions, questions & concerns with them. Students are encouraged to share their ideas with the representatives for their year group.

 

The representatives to the Student Council are: Kyra, Luca, Qasim & Tom

Events/Important Year 9 Dates for this Year

Date

Event

26/09/2019

International Languages Day

10/2019

The Big Draw

03/10/2019

National Poetry Day

04/10/2019

Visiting author – Safiya Ahmed

10/10/2019

Theatre visit – Private Peaceful

18/10/2019

Charity Non-Uniform Day

25/10/2019

Theatre visit – Circus 1903

11/2019

Remembrance celebration

15/11/2019

PSHE Day 1 – Health & Wellbeing

w/c 18/11/2019

Student Pastoral Voice Survey

w/c 16/12/2019

100% attendance celebration

19/12/2019

Y9 reports issued

15/01/2020

House Party

Previous Events with Year 9

Event

Description

Christmas Concert

A range of performances from students and staff at Harborne Academy.

100% Christmas Brunch

Students with 100% attendance attended a brunch with their Progress Leader and Attendance Officer with a film of their choice.

World Book Day

Students were invited to attend school as their favourite book characters.

Science Fair

Students were able to access a range of scientific activities at lunch time

100% attendance brunch

All students with 100% attended a brunch with their Progress Leader and Attendance Officer with a film of their choice.

RSPCA Debate and Debate Mate contest

Two groups of students headed out to debate hot topics during the school day.

Big Bang Fair

The UK’s largest celebration of science at the Birmingham NEC.

TSA Project

A project run for selected students to increase engagement.

PSHE Day

A drop down day where students were off timetable to complete a range of workshops on healthy bodies and healthy minds.

Sports Day

Whole school sports day

Drayton Manor

A year group reward trip at the end of the summer term.

100% Summer Brunch

Students with 100% attendance were taken for lunch on this day.

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