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Bryn Hafren Comprehensive School     
Merthyr Dyfan Road
CF62 9YQ
Vale of Glamorgan

Telephone: 01446 403500

Fax: 01446 403501

Email: brynhafrencs.bhcs@valelearning.com

Year 9


I would like to introduce myself – Mrs Charlotte Dix, as the Head of Year 9. I have been Head of Year for 12 years and I am also a teacher of English. I began with my year group in Year 7 and I will follow them through to Year 11. This enables me to lead the year group throughout their academic life at Bryn Hafren.

As a pupil in Year 9, your daughter will flourish in supportive surroundings as we encourage and monitor her to ensure she reaches her full potential. There is very much a focus on high standards and high expectations; for behaviour and engagement with learning. We also encourage and nurture a passion for new challenges. We pride ourselves on creating a positive atmosphere of belonging where each pupil feels a valued member of the Bryn Hafren family. We have established a partnership with the pupils of Year 9 with a joint responsibility for developing academic, emotional and social skills. Our vision is a generation of women who have the ability to make a difference in the world!  

Year 9 Team

We are very lucky to have an experienced team of form tutors in Year 9. Form Tutors are a constant source of support for the pupils - this begins during transition from primary school until the pupils complete their education at the end of Year 11. Our team:

Mr Michael Lewis (Head of Geography)

Miss Bryony Doyle (Music)

Mrs Jane Walby (Dance)

Mrs Felicity Broad (Science)

Miss Holly Bryant (Maths)

Miss Rebecca Martin (Science)

Mrs Angie Homer – Pastoral Support Officer

Celebrating Success

At the end of ever half term we have our Awards Assembly where we look back and celebrate success. Pupils look forward to this and there is a healthy competition to achieve the many accolades. We celebrate and reward those who have excellent attendance and those who engage positively in school life. Our awards and rewards include:

100% Attendance Award

Improved Attendance Award

Star Pupil Award

Form of the Term Award

Attendance Form of the Term Award

Highest Positive Logs Award

We also use this time to celebrate other achievements such as sporting achievements & charity achievements.

Year 9 Ventures

We have the opportunity to become involved in many exciting ventures this year. These include:

Cardiff Games – last year we took the gold medal!

The Rotary Club ‘Youth Speaks’.

School Parliament - we think pupil voice is important!

The Bridging Project - helping with the transition between key stages.

The English Creative Writing Club - because we have so many budding authors!

Our girls have been involved in many extracurricular activities they are too numerous to mention! They continue to take advantage of new ventures from yoga and cheer-leading to exotic food tasting and meeting exotic pets!

We pride ourselves on strong links with parents and carers. These links are cemented as we continue to progress with our pupils throughout the key stages. Therefore, you can always speak to me at the school regarding any issue.

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