Weekly News - 22 May 2020

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Head Teacher's Message

Head Teacher

Dear Parents and Carers

This afternoon I have written to parents of students in Years 10 and 12 with the options available to us for the ‘face-to-face support’ the Government has asked for. The promised guidance to secondary schools has yet to appear and it seems that there are changes of mind on an almost daily basis. However, what has seemed to be constant is that we are unlikely to see students in Years 7-9 before September.

This is a blow. We would have liked to get students in to accelerate their academic and social progress. Obviously, safety is the first concern and we await further guidance on what is or isn’t safe at secondary level, but assuming we will not see Years 7-9 until September, we will certainly look to include more interactive experiences next half term. We have discussed online lessons, teachers recording themselves presenting content, online assemblies and other options.

I look forward to firming up our plans with Years 10 and 12 and then looking at what we can do for other year groups to keep them in touch with the school and each other.

In the meantime, keep safe and well and we will be in touch early in June.

Best wishes

Andy Perry – Head Teacher


Announcements

Wellbeing survey

This week all Myton students in Years 7 to 11 have been sent a short wellbeing survey to complete as a ‘Show My Homework’ task. We are interested to see how your child is getting on during this time away from school and we would be grateful if you could encourage them to complete the survey and let us know how they are feeling. (more…)

Myton Science Department on YouTube

Our science department have created a YouTube channel which they are using to share lesson resources with students and parents.

On the channel you’ll see all of the GCSE science lessons as well as weekly science challenges, Flash Bang Friday videos and A level content. Coming soon are Key Stage 3 videos.

Current vacancies

We are currently recruiting a number of Teaching Assistants to work 33.5 hours/week, term time only.

This is a rewarding role where you can make a real difference to the achievements of our young people (11–16 years) who need additional support and understanding. (more…)

Helplines for students

  • Childline – 0800 1111
  • NSPCC – 0808 800 5000
  • Missing / runaway line – you can text or call for help when you’re missing or thinking of going missing – 116000
  • Young Minds mental health support – text YM to 85258
  • Samaritans – 116123
  • Compass (substance use) – 01788578227
  • Frank (substance use helpline) – 03001236600
  • Anxiety UK – text 07537416905
  • Crimestoppers (anonymously report crime) – 0800 555111
  • Emergency Duty Team (Children’s Services) – 01926 886922 out of hours
  • Fearless (Crimestoppers)

What's on this week


General News

Cooking in lockdown

Our teachers have been busy honing their culinary skills over these past weeks of lockdown and we thought we’d share some of their creations with you. (more…)

Toby gets creative with volcanoes

Well done to Toby W in Year 8, who made this amazing model volcano. Mrs Hawkes asked the class to choose a volcano to research and make a model if possible. She was delighted when she saw Toby’s ‘masterpiece’! (more…)

Celebrating success in Modern Foreign Languages

This week, we asked our Modern Foreign Languages department to nominate those students whose work their teachers feel should be shared and celebrated. We’ve sent electronic postcards home for these students.

Congratulations to Alex S in Year 10 who gets this week’s Head Teacher’s Award for exceptional work. (more…)


Sports News

Virtual School Games competition update

Athletics

Last week saw 67 students from Myton take part in ThinkActive’s virtual athletics competition, the first of four competitions taking place. Students competed in two athletics challenges: standing long jump and shuttle runs covering 100 metres. They were competing against all the schools in Coventry, Solihull and Warwickshire and Myton finished just outside the top 3 schools participating. (more…)

Keeping active for your health and wellbeing

We all know that keeping active is important for your health and wellbeing. As it is Mental Health Awareness Week, Miss Cole wanted to share with us all what staff have been doing to keep themselves active throughout this time. (more…)


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