Dear Parents and Carers
It has been another very busy week at Myton with Curriculum Freeze Day on Monday, three successive nights of the major musical production Our House, and a variety of other catch-up and sporting events.
This week has also been our staff welfare week. As a responsible employer, Myton takes the health and welfare of its 200 staff seriously. All staff are valued, supported and challenged to be the best they can be. Working at Myton can be demanding which we need to recognise in terms of rewarding and supporting our staff. We subscribe to an external advice and wellbeing provider which is available to all staff, we have regular whole-staff activities to encourage mutual support, and over the last week we have been doing team building activities and things that are just plain fun.
We know that in the future a particular difficulty is going to be attracting and retaining teaching staff. I try to explain to our students that they need to look after their teachers who are a very important resource. There is a significant national teacher shortage and, while Myton has an enviable reputation which enables us to get relatively large fields for posts, we need to be mindful that this may not always be the case.
Next week we will hopefully appoint a new Head Teacher for Myton. My hope for them is that they will be as happy as I have been here and relish the opportunity to work with excellent and supportive staff, wonderful young people, supportive parents and carers, and a wider community which respects the principles we follow. This is probably one of the most outstanding leadership opportunities in England at the moment and I know we have had a very strong field of candidates.
Thank you for your continued support.
Paul MacIntyreClick here to return to the current newsletter