Weekly News - 15 January 2021

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Head Teacher's Message

Head Teacher

Dear Parents and Carers

Thank you for supporting your children with their remote learning; it certainly feels like a sense of routine has been established far quicker than last time around. As mentioned in the letter you received earlier this week, a few tweaks to the remote provision will come into force on Monday. These are designed to make online learning sustainable for as long as it needs to be. Staff train every Monday after school on how to improve remote learning, whether it be through Teams or other online resources. Please do encourage your child to keep up the positive start to this term, make sure they take part in the lessons and let their Head of Year know of any barriers that are preventing learning happening so we can try and help.

I had hoped to be able to discuss what replaces GCSE and A Level exams this week, but unfortunately there is still no official news. We are expecting a consultation to be launched imminently, which now appears to be heading back towards a form of exams but marked by teachers rather than examiners. All I can say to our Year 11 and Year 13 students is to keep studying hard and building up the knowledge and skills you need for the next step in life; that way you will be ready for whatever replaces the exams. (more…)


Announcements

Where to go for financial help

If you have suffered loss of income due to Covid and are finding things difficult financially, please text your local Welfare Team on 01926 359182 or Citizens Advice on 0808 2082138. They will send a text to your phone telling you how and where to access help.

Even if you own your own home and are still in work you are still able to ask for help.

Help keep children safe from sexual abuse

Did you know that around 1 in 6 children under the age of 16 experience some form of sexual abuse? At a time when schools are once again closed for many students, keeping children safe is more important than ever.

Parents Protect, the organisation set up to help parents and carers protect children from sexual abuse, has produced a series of 12 short films designed to explain how and why child sexual abuse happens, how to prevent it, and where to get help if something has already happened. You can view the films and get access to their helpline on the Parents Protect website.

Join our school lottery

The Friends of Myton School are unable to run any of their usual fundraising events again this term. However, they are still doing the school lottery.

Tickets cost just £1 per ticket, per week and 40% of all ticket sales will be donated to our school. There is a guaranteed cash prize to someone on our supporter list every week and a further chance of winning £25,000 in a separate draw every week. Draws are every Saturday at 8pm and results will be posted online.

Find out more and sign up on our Your School Lottery web page.


Events

Young Poets Competition 2021

Calling all young poets! Stratford Literary Festival is currently taking entries for its annual Young Poets Competition.

Entries will be judged in one of three age categories: 5-10 years, 11-16 years and 17-21 years, and the winner from each category will receive a prize of £100, £200 and £300 respectively. You have until Friday 5 March to submit a poem of no more than 600 words, on any theme.

For full details, including how to submit an entry, visit the Stratford Literary Festival website.

Friends of Myton School AGM

The Friends of Myton School annual general meeting will take place on Monday 25 January at 6pm.

Everyone is welcome. If you’re interested in joining the meeting, or finding out more about FOMS, please email foms@myton.co.uk.


What's on this week


General News

Student with poached eggs

Students join Mr Larner for live cook along

This week saw the launch of our new ‘MytonLive@8:45’ initiative. On Thursday we broadcast a live cooking session to 199 of our Year 7 students. Mr Larner demonstrated how to make smashed avocado with poached eggs on toast. (You can download the recipe here: Smashed avocado.) (more…)

Lockdown Challenge

Mr Apostol has launched the first of his lockdown challenges. The challenge is open to all year groups and is to make your own DJ session. He has shared the details on Show My Homework including the tracks for downloading and links to the free apps for making your own 30-minute mega mix.

Future challenges include building your own bird box, a 3-ingredient recipe challenge and a dance challenge.


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