Dear Parents & Carers
We’ve had a very busy first week of the new half term in the unseasonal sunshine, and it’s been great to see the students settle back into school so quickly.
On Tuesday, Year 7 students took part in an hour-long workshop delivered by an organisation called Diversity Role Models. It was designed to equip them with the skills to recognise, prevent and challenge gender and sexuality-based bullying and discrimination. Students had the chance to explore stereotypes and address misconceptions around gender and sexuality with volunteers from different careers and walks of life who are part of the LGBT+ community.
On Wednesday, our Sixth Formers were off timetable for a day of workshops and talks on apprenticeships run by an organisation called the Young Professionals. After school we then hosted our annual Post-18 Options Evening which aims to give students a comprehensive overview of the options available to them at the end of their study here at Myton and featured a range of guest speakers plus an interactive panel of employers.
We had a very well attended Year 8 Parents’ Evening on Thursday. I hope students are now in a position to make their option subject choices for next year and that we have provided you with enough information to inform those decisions. A reminder that the completed option forms are due in on Friday 8 March. The Options Booklet and the form are available on our website if anyone needs an extra copy: Year 8 Options Booklet 2019.
Also on Thursday, a group of Year 9 students who are interested in exploring a career in the hospitality industry had a great day at Mallory Court in Leamington. They had a tour of the hotel and facilities and were given a fantastic overview of the whole operation with talks by the General Manager, Head of HR, Head Chef, Events Manager and Head Gardener. All interesting food for thought when it comes to exploring possible career paths.
Next week’s diary is similarly full of trips and extra-curricular events, although the weather seems to have remembered its place.
With best wishes
Andy Perry – Head TeacherClick here to return to the current newsletter