Introduction from Year 9 Learning Manager
Hi, my name is Jon Harris, and I am the new Head of Year 9.
After only recently starting, I have already been thoroughly enjoying getting to know the amazing students and their families within the year group. They have made me feel extremely welcome, and I can't wait to share in their successes across the academic year.
This is a very important year for all of our Year 9 students and I want to ensure that they are continually making the correct, informed decisions about their futures moving forward within the school, especially around their GCSE choices. I have high expectations of each and every one of the learners within the year, and I will make no apologies for that! I want each of them to continue to develop as individuals and come together as a strong cohort sharing lots of fun memories together. I have aspirations for them to develop into independent, disciplined, creative and confident learners. As these are traits which will see them successful in their future careers.
I am extremely proud about the early rewards I have been lucky enough to hand out and will make this a regular theme throughout the year; to acknowledge and celebrate success, no matter how small!
I pride myself on being able to forge strong working relationships and wish to do this with each and every one of the people I will be working with. I know there will be some obstacles this year, but I know we can tackle them together.
Hobbies: All Sports! As a former PE teacher, sport is a big passion of mine. Playing, watching or coaching. I support Chelsea and Plymouth Argyle and compete in Martial Arts (Brazilian Jiu Jitsu). I am a keen walking and kayaker also.