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Archived Weekly News - 16 November 2018

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Head Teacher's Message

Head Teacher

Dear Parents and Carers

Next Thursday evening between 5.30pm and 8pm we will be welcoming Year 11 families from Myton and the surrounding area into school to showcase our Sixth Form. Our post-16 provision is a real strength of the school. The most recent Ofsted inspection found it ‘Outstanding’, commenting on the fact that, “Students make excellent progress”, they “achieve well across the full range of subjects” and “are excellent role models for younger pupils”.

This year we are launching a number of exciting new courses to further broaden our academic offering. Alongside our well-established and highly successful A level subjects, students will be able to select courses in Criminology, Forensic and Applied Science, Computer Games Production and Film & Media Studies. Some of these new courses have entry requirements starting at GCSE level 4, making them accessible to a wider range of students. The full list of courses on offer are detailed in the Sixth Form prospectus (which will be available on the night) and also on our website. (more…)


Announcements

GCSE English Revision Cards

If you have ordered and paid for English GCSE revision cards, these are now available for collection from the Finance Office. Please ask your child to come along and collect them at break or lunchtime. Thank you.

Music clubs

Our Music Department run a busy timetable of clubs during lunchtimes and after-school. See Ms Harrisson if you have questions about any of the following: (more…)

Parking near school

We have again been contacted by our neighbours about parents parking inconsiderately while waiting for their children to come out of school. This week, on Ashley Crescent, the traffic was apparently down to single file due to a badly parked car.

Can we please ask you to park considerately, or even better, to consider parking further away from the school and letting your child walk part of the way.

Residents have been advised by Warwickshire Police to contact Warwickshire County Council so we expect to see Enforcement Officers being sent to the area at the start and end of the school day. More information about parking is on the Warwickshire Police website.


General News

Descriptive writing competition winners

Well done to Year 7 students: Rahul Kumar, Eadie Rae, Louis Share and Leila Plotala for winning the English Bonfire Night descriptive writing competition with this piece of writing:

It was the 5th of November. The light of the pale moon illuminated my face. I watched the small children play cheerfully as the stars danced in the sky. (more…)

Children in Need

Well done to all the students who dressed in yellow today for Children in Need and thank you to the sixth formers who organised a cake sale to raise money for such a good cause.

Sixth Form Geography trip

Our Year 12 geographers attended a GIS (Geographic Information Systems) conference in Birmingham this week where they looked at mapping crime in their local area. They also had a lecture from a Geographer at the University of Liverpool who is a leading expert in using digital mapping.

Young Mathematician Award

Well done to the Year 8 maths students who took part in the Explore Learning National Young Mathematician Awards competition on Thursday 8 November. The team – made up of Ella Bamforth, Ethan Crump, Joey Manley and Kate Robinson – have successfully made it through round one and go through to the regional stage next month.

Not only did they successfully work through the challenge, but they were praised for their enthusiasm, especially in the way of teamwork and their ability to reason effectively with each other.


Sports News

Year 7 Netball Results

Our Year 7 A & B Netball teams played a friendly at Campion School on Tuesday 20 November. The A team won 13-4 and the B team won 4-3. Well done to them all.

Sixth Form Football team loses on penalties

The sixth form football team went to Kenilworth this week to play in the County Cup and, having taken the lead and stayed in the lead for most of the game, conceded a late goal in the final minutes of the game.

This led to penalties and unfortunately Myton missed just one of the penalties, to lose the fixture.

Myton team wins School Games Level 2 Badminton Competition

On Tuesday 13 November, Myton took two teams of Year 7-9 boys to the Level 2 School Games badminton competition at Campion School. Both teams played a series of doubles matches against Kenilworth A & B teams, Campion and Aylesford.

Everyone played very well and the Myton A team of Jacob Johns, Sam Parsons, Nikit Sajiv and James Holt won the competition and will now represent the District in the County Finals next year.


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