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Archived Weekly News - 8 November 2019

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Head Teacher's Message

Head Teacher

Dear Parents & Carers

An election – how exciting! Or at least in this seat of Warwick and Leamington it is. In 2017, it was won by Labour with a slim majority of just over 1,200 votes. Prior to this, it was a Conservative seat in the 2015 and 2010 elections, with majorities of 6,500 and 3,500 votes respectively. The three elections between 1997 and 2005 all saw Labour winning the seat. In short, this constituency matters. So far, four candidates have declared: Labour, Conservatives, Liberal Democrats and the Greens, and the Brexit Party are promising to unveil their candidate before the deadline of November 14.

During previous elections, Myton has hosted hustings between the candidates, chaired by Mr Sykes with the audience made up of Year 13 students (many of whom are 18 and eligible to vote). This year we want to try something different. Firstly, we would like all year groups represented in the audience to ask their questions. One feature of our ’50 things to do before you leave Myton’ is challenging elected officials and this is an ideal opportunity. Secondly, we would like to live stream the event to all our parents and hopefully beyond. With 1667 students, our parental body is huge and large enough to swing this seat one way or another. If wider family and friends tune in too, even more voters could be helped to make up their minds. (more…)


Announcements

Thinking about teaching?

The President Kennedy Teaching School Alliance is holding an experience day on Thursday 21 November for anyone who is thinking of training to teach and wants to find out more. As some of you may be aware, Myton School is a partner in this alliance and we work with Warwick University and a large consortium of schools to attract people into teaching and train them. (more…)

Local mental health services for families

Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust has asked us to make parents aware of their Mental Health Team – RISE – and the services they offer, from one-to-one consultations with parents who would like to discuss their child’s mental health, to information sessions and coffee chats. Please see their flyer for more details of their services: RISE Warwick District Sept 19 – July 20

Xtreme Parties

As you may know, our John Atkinson Sports Hall is managed by Everyone Active (on behalf of Warwick District Council) during evenings and weekends and the school receives a share of any profit they make. As well as sports activities, they also offer Xtreme Parties, which are aimed at teenagers and offer a choice of Bubble Football/Mayhem, Battlezone Archery, Turbo 10 Cricket, Goggle Football, Xtreme Dodgeball or Disco Dodgeball. If you’re interested in booking a party you can find out more by contacting Everyone Active on Tel: 01926 498363 or emailing them via their website.

Message from Chair of FOMS

Dear Parents, Carers and Teachers of Myton

We are excited to announce that we are introducing a great new way for our parents and teachers to communicate about fundraising and social events at school. PlanSocial is an online community hub that allows you to stay up to speed with the latest PTA news and can be viewed from your smartphone, tablet or home computer. It gives you control over what emails you receive and protects your privacy. (more…)


What's on this week


Sports News

Myton hosts Primary Schools Sports Hall Athletics Competition

On Thursday 7 November Myton hosted the Primary Schools Sportshall Athletics competition, involving seven schools. Myton provided over 20 student sports leaders for the event. They were involved in timing, scoring, motivating and organising the students for their events and were highly praised for their enthusiasm and the encouragement they gave to the younger students.

Year 7 Netball Success

Well done to the Year 7 netball team who played and won their first match of the season with a 7-4 win against Campion on Thursday 7 November.

Joel competes in British Junior Squash Championships

Well done to Joel in Year 9 who took part in 2 days’ training led by the England performance coach then went on to play in the British Junior Squash U15 Championships. His games were against the best of the best from England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales and he lost rounds 1, 2, 4 & 5 and won rounds 3 & 6.

Joel is playing for his Warwickshire team in the inter-county tournament next weekend in Sheffield and then starts his West Midlands Aspire training the following weekend, and heads to Pontefract for a 3-day tournament at the end of the month. We wish him luck.


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