Year 9 is an extremely important stage of the students’ educational journey as they think about choosing their options towards the end of the academic year. This is a time when our students begin to recognise their strengths in certain subjects and think about possible future pathways.
The Head of Year (Mr. Drury) and Pastoral Manager (Mrs. Small) have been very impressed by the start Year 9 have made since returning in September. Their behaviour for learning and presentation has been exemplary. Both Mr. Drury and Mrs. Small understand the importance of the wellbeing and happiness of the students in light of all they have been through during the pandemic. They are always available to support and nurture the pupils as they strive to overcome challenges daily.
This year, George Dixon Academy is launching the Duke of Edinburgh bronze award with year 9. In previous years, this prestigious award has only been offered to years 12 and 13; this is first time it has been offered to a different year group which emphasises what an amazing and unique opportunity this is for the students of year 9! This award is recognised nationally and certainly tests the students’ resilience, develops their confidence and team building skills. We are hoping to enrol at least 50 students! Any students who want to take advantage of this fantastic opportunity should speak to Miss Jordan who organising this event.
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Mr Drury and Mrs Small