Meet The Team

Welcome to the Year 9 area of our school website! Here you will find some key information about issues and events relating to our year group which will be updated regularly. We will also be using this page to celebrate the successes of the students in Year 9. Click on each person below to find out more information!

On the Year 9 Team we have Mr Gavin – who is our Key Stage Leader, Miss Dubidat – who is the Progress Leader for 9A and Mrs Ridley – who is the Progress Leader for 9B.

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Mr Gavin

Key Stage Leader

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Miss Dubidat

Progress Leader (A)

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Mrs Ridley

Progress Leader (B)

Year 9 Tutors

9A1 Mr J Hartles, 9A2 Mr D Batty, and Mr J Thompson, 9A3 Miss H De Maine-Bowler, 9A4 MR D Smith, 9B1 Miss S Kumari, 9B2 Miss C Allatt, 9B3 Mr C Lawlor, 9B4 Mr P Morris, 9B5 Mrs E Lambert.

Trip to PGL Summer 2024

We are delighted to share that we are planning to take Year 9 to PGL at Boreatton Park. It is important to note that this trip is initially limited to 200 places and if the trip is oversubscribed then a random ballot will be undertaken by a member of the Leadership Group and a waiting list will be created. We cannot guarantee anyone a place at this time. If you pay your deposit and do not get a place on the trip, all deposit funds will be returned. To obtain a place on the trip we require a deposit of £50 to be paid via parent pay by November 15th 2023. Payment of this deposit will be returned if we are oversubscribed and you are not successful in the random ballot. Unsuccessful students will go onto a waiting list should any spaces become available. We look forward to receiving your interest in this trip and wish you every success in gaining a place. Letters have been sent out and the trip is now active on Parent Pay. If you have any questions please email

Assessment Week 1

As you will be aware, students have recently undertaken their first whole-school assessment week, during which all lesson timetables were collapsed, and students completed assessments across all of their subjects. The Year 9 Team were delighted with the positive attitude to learning and the mature approach that was demonstrated by so many of our students. The vast majority of Year 9 students did not receive any negative points and as such, have received additional praise points via Go 4 Schools.

Students will be using lesson time during the next couple of weeks to review the feedback from their teachers and ‘upgrade’ their assessments.

As a reminder, you will be able to view your child’s assessment results, along with a score for their attitude to learning, on Go4Schools from the 30th November 2023.

Information Evening Presentation

It was so lovely to see so many of you at our Year 9 Information Evening. Please see the PowerPoint that was shared on the evening for you to access at your leisure.

Praise & Behaviour

Check back later in the year, for information and tables showing the praise and behaviour data for Year 9.

Key Dates

We will post important dates below, or you can subscribe to our school calendar to ensure you do not miss anything.

27th October

The teachers and leaders of Arthur Terry are delighted to invite you to our first ever Be Ready Day, on Friday 27th of October. On the day, every parent and guardian will have an appointment with their child’s tutor, as well as exploring displays and stalls from our Careers, Enrichment and wider personal development offering on the school site.

iPad Devices

We are delighted to inform you that the initial phase of the rollout of iPads has gone extremely well. We believe that the devices will become a crucial part of the learning journey and will not only enhance the learning experience for our students, but will over time, fundamentally change the way our students learn.

Students have attended an assembly where we reiterated the very clear expectations in terms of conduct using their new devices. In addition, when the students were given their iPads for the first time, they have also been reminded again about what they are allowed and not allowed to do when using their school iPads. Please find attached the behaviour expectations for all students with an iPad and consequences for misuse of an iPad, that is aligned to our Praise and Behaviour policy.

We request that all parents and carers read the attached information carefully and discuss this with your children. Please do also remind your child that school has a very sophisticated system that monitors all use of all school devices including the iPads. This also includes technology that sends screenshots to select senior members of staff at school for any infringements of the attached policy. We would also like to remind students that the device remains the property of the school and if there are serious breaches of the school’s Acceptable Use Policy or of the attached iPad behaviour expectations, school reserves the right to limit a student’s access with the device or remove the device from the student in order to prevent further misuse.

We would like to thank all of our parents and carers for your support in this matter.