North Chadderton

The Oak Trust will provide excellence in teaching, learning and leadership development.
This will be based on safe, inclusive practice which inspires and challenges everyone.
The Oak Trust

Year 9

Welcome from the Head of Year

Year 9 (ID 1285)

Dear parents and carers of Year 9,

Welcome to the Year 9 page. My name is Miss R Crawford and I have been lucky enough to lead this year group since they started their North Chadderton journey back in Year 7.  Over that time, I have seen them grow and develop into lovely young people.

Year 9 is a crucial year in the educational journey as this is when students begin to plan, and map out certain aspects of their route for future learning. Our Pathways to Success process forms an important part of the year and for the first time in their education, students can make decisions about some of the subjects they wish to study in years 10 and 11, so this really is the time to begin the process of planning for future study and beyond that, their training and entry into careers and to take further steps to fulfil The Oak Trust's aim of becoming work ready and life ready.

As the most senior Key Stage 3 students, we look to our Year 9 students to further develop their responsibilities as role models around the building, and the majority of them take this in their stride and represent their year group very positively. Throughout Year 9 we provide an array of pastoral support as students navigate their way into young adult life. At the heart of everything we do, are our school values;- Be Kind, Work Hard and Make A Difference. In helping me maintain this, I am fortunate to have the support of Mrs M Cunningham, the Assistant Head of Year 9 and Mrs Z Spanswick, our Year 9 Achievement Support Practitioner - between us we work collaboratively to help deal with any questions, queries or worries students may have, and to help them navigate the challenges inherent with progressing through the year.

As parents and carers of our Year 9 students, please do not hesitate to contact your child's tutor in the first instance, or the Year team if you have any queries. A list of tutors is provided below. 


Form Tutors

9N1 - Mr M Nazir

9N2 - Miss M Abidakun

9N3 - Mr T Springthorpe

9N4 - Mr J Phoenix-Archer

9N5 - Miss A Greenhalgh

9C1 - Mr J Vazquez

9C2 - Mr J Hamilton

9C3 - Mr A Robinson

9C4 - Mr N Joy

9C5 - Miss C Nedderman

Key Dates and Events

 Year 9 Parent Information Evening - 19th September 2023

Year 9 Immunisations - 27th November 2023 

Year 9 Parents' Evening - 14th December 2023

Year 9 Futures Week - w/c 29th January 2024

Year 9 Pathways Evening - 15th February 2024

Year 9 Pathways Deadline - 29th February 2024