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19/01/22

Sorry about that and thanks for bringing this to our attention. We will get these fixed.

14/01/22

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🗑️ Fly tippers beware 📍 helping to put Sutton on the map 📺 Watch Council live on Monday 17 January  The latest issue of Sutton Scene is out ➡️ https://t.co/irk2vBjwXw https://t.co/4luZThyuJ7

14/01/22

Retweetd From Harris Sutton Library

A MASSIVE thank you to all students, parents and carers for donating to Library's new books fund - we raised a fantastic £1,681! The books are on the way, watch this space... https://t.co/ttdz5kdI3N

13/01/22

Retweetd From Steve Duffy

Year 9 doing fantastic guitar work in Music! https://t.co/eU6CbFbsEw

13/01/22

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📍 helping to put Sutton on the map Words cannot express the pride we are feeling right now because of this news This super low-energy school is helping make our borough a greener place and is part of our plans for a world-leading London Cancer Hub in Belmont https://t.co/6OGU3bJZAZ

11/01/22

Year 7 playing seated volleyball in PE as part of their unit on the paralympics. https://t.co/yOx5QZ8gFM

10/01/22

Well done Zoe! This is brilliant. https://t.co/qmnlttiYYR

10/01/22

Retweetd From Jigsaw Arts Sutton

We can’t wait to be back at on Saturday afternoon for a new term of our performing arts classes! Limited spaces still available: ☎️02086883409 📧michael-arts.co.uk 👩‍💻https://t.co/ZirUWv8iPx https://t.co/Y1uKlt91jT

10/01/22

Our Year 7 Boys Football Team beat Glenthorne on Friday in the latest round of the Sutton Cup. The score was 5 - 0. https://t.co/O7pwMmgBaf

10/01/22

All ready for Year 10 assessments. It’s our first time setting up exam tables in this space. https://t.co/4zrPCLM9E1

09/01/22

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We're getting some fantastic entries for our . Keep them coming! You have until Friday 14th January to enter https://t.co/J49TEAYdyR

05/01/22

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We won highest engagement! Our prizes were chosen from the student suggestion book in the library https://t.co/vyZrWnZIpK

05/01/22

Well done to everyone for completing the assignments set today. We look forward to welcoming Year 8 and 10 back to lessons tomorrow, and Year 7 and 9 on Friday. As usual, the gate opens at 8am and the canteen will be selling breakfast. Students must arrive by 8.25am. https://t.co/tYuWXA8Ra6

04/01/22

Hi. Sorry for missing this message. Work will be set on Satchel tomorrow and Thursday. It will be for the subjects that are normally timetabled on these days (so five subjects a day, approximately one hour per subject).

04/01/22

Retweetd From Jigsaw Arts Sutton

We can’t wait to be back at school from Saturday 15th January in Sutton at ! 🧩Get in touch to book a two week trial and find out what Jigsaw is all about! 🧩 ☎️ 0208 688 3409 📧 michael-arts.co.uk https://t.co/3DA7eq12pV

01/01/22

Happy New Year to our students, staff, families and community. Illustration by Maheda in Year 9. https://t.co/pBztjkvzw7

01/01/22

Retweetd From Harris Sutton Library

I hope everyone has had a lovely break and has found time to read a book or two. Remember there's still time to enter the for the chance to win 1 of 3 eReaders ! Take a picture of yourself reading or nice & and send it to Miss Lock https://t.co/vj5cwC1sGe

29/12/21

A parent of a HASU student is running cooking classes in our Food Tech Room on Saturdays from 8th January. Booking and information here: https://t.co/GfLznw9BF3 https://t.co/KLleLsVeSI

18/12/21

Retweetd From Harris Sutton Library

Our KS3 students have loved being paired up with KS4 Reading Leaders this half term to spend time reading and talking about stories together! https://t.co/xzOh9UkpCC

17/12/21

We are delighted to share our latest newsletter here: https://t.co/BZXFtiisec https://t.co/TyEzXRx3rC

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Year 9

Welcome from Head of Year 9, Mr Duffy

My name is Mr Duffy and I am Head of Year 9 at Harris Academy Sutton, as well as teaching Music and Performing Arts. I have been teaching for 14 years and have always been involved in pastoral care. I was Head of Music in two schools for 8 years, and I have been a Head of Year for the past five. My aim is to ensure that every student in the Year Group has a fantastic time at school, gets the best grades in their GCSEs and A-Levels and leaves us able to go on and lead a happy, successful and fulfilling life.

It has been wonderful to have been with the Year Group right from their very first day at the academy. I remember speaking to them on that first morning and telling them the two values I wanted the Year Group to live by. These were to try their very hardest at everything that they do, and to treat everyone with kindness and respect. It is fantastic to see them embodying these values every day and it is great to see them becoming thoughtful and conscientious young adults.

It is also extremely important to me that everyone in the Year Group is free to be exactly who they are, and that everyone is accepted for being themselves. We celebrate diversity and individuality within the Year Group. We encourage students to see what they have in common with each other, rather than what is different.

I also love hearing about all of the incredible things the Year Group achieve outside of school. We have some incredibly talented sports people, dancers, actors, artists and musicians to name but a few. I think it is hugely important for each student to have something outside of school that they are passionate about. This doesn’t stop when they leave school either – I love running and will do a run most nights after work as my way of relaxing.

In the Year 9 Personal Development Curriculum we look at challenging, but essential topics to equip them with the skills and knowledge they will need when they go out into the world. We look at topics such as consent, morality, how government works, the world of work and key safeguarding issues such as peer-on-peer abuse, knife crime and sexual harassment. It is wonderful to see the students engaging in deep, thoughtful and mature discussions on these topics.

One of the biggest parts of my role is to look after the wellbeing of all the students in the Year Group. If any student has any issue at all I would urge them to come and speak to me and we can put in place relevant support. We have an amazing set of professionals in our Wellbeing Team who can provide bespoke support to our students, as well as external experts in specific areas. We also provide academic intervention to students when appropriate.

I am incredibly proud to be the Head of Year to such a fantastic group of students. I am always so impressed with their effort, dedication, humour and spirit. It is a real honour to get to work with them and see them develop into the wonderful young adults they are becoming. 


What is it like to be a Year 9 at HASU?

Year 9 is a pivotal year for our students, as this is the year that they select the subjects that they will study in Years 10 and 11. It is the biggest decision they will have taken in their education so far. They will be guided at every turn by their Form Tutor, their subject teacher, myself and the Academy Leadership Team. We put in place a huge number of events to help support them in this decision, such as an IID Day where they get to have taster sessions of lots of different subjects. We also have an Options Fair where they get to discuss each subject in detail with their teachers. They also have one-to-one meetings with senior staff in order to help them make the best decisions for them as individuals.

By the time they get to Year 9 the students are well established in the school and serve as fantastic role models for our younger students. They also get to try a number of new and exciting opportunities, such as the Duke of Edinburgh Award. We encourage our students to make the most of every opportunity that comes their way, to try new things and to be the best possible version of themselves.


What are the events and occasions we can expect during Year 9?

When? What?
Autumn 1

Options Process Launched

Autumn 2

Year 9 Mid Year Assessments

Spring 1 Options Decision Made
Spring 2 Year 9 Parents Evening
Summer 1

 

Summer 2

Year 9 End of Year Assessments