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Archived Weekly News - 19 October 2018

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Head Teacher's Message

Head Teacher

Dear Parents & Carers

We have been conducting school tours over the past few weeks, helping prospective parents and their children decide whether Myton is the right choice for them (of course it is)! In each tour we explore the whole school and go into several classes where we find, without fail, children eager to discuss their work with our visitors.

Apart from enjoying meeting prospective new families, these tours have reminded me just how much children enjoy learning new things, just for the sake of learning. In education, we can get obsessed with results and of course students need the best grades they can get, but it is great to see students enthusiastically showing off a product they are making or a piece of art they are creating, or talking about a book they are reading or demonstrating their language skills without having to link it to an exam. This is why I am delighted to read that Ofsted are proposing to get rid of the ‘outcomes’ judgement in inspections (a judgement based on a number and which forgets the humans in the system), and replace it with a ‘quality of education’ grading. (more…)


Christmas Card Competition

Would you like to design the official Myton School Christmas Card for 2018? To enter, simply create an A5 (half of the standard A4 paper size) original design in a flat medium (no collage) using pencil, paint, felt tip pens, etc. No message to be included, just artwork (with your name and form in pencil on the back). Paper and advice – if you need either – are available from any of the art teachers.

Final designs to the Art Department by Friday 9 November.

Second-hand Uniform

Last term, FOMS set up a second-hand uniform shop with logoed items of uniform and PE kit being available for a small donation. All money raised goes to the school.

They will be selling items during half term in Upper School Reception at the following times: 30 October, 10.30am-midday & 2 November, 3-4pm.

If anyone is having a clear out of old uniform and would like to donate the logoed items (ie not trousers, shirts or jumpers), please drop them off at Upper School Reception at any time. Many thanks.

General News

25th Exchange Trip to Brühl

This year’s exchange trip to Brühl was one of our most successful ever, especially as we were celebrating 25 years of friendship, partnership and making music together.

We visited the Mustard Museum, the Chocolate Museum and Cologne Cathedral, we spent a morning in a German school and had a day trip to Fantasialand with our German friends. Our trip was made even more special by the amazing weather we had; we enjoyed 23-27 degrees of warm sunshine every day. (more…)

Year 10 & 11 Dance assessment

Well done to the Year 10 and Year 11 BTEC Dance students who have been working with local dance professional and choreographer Frankie, along with Ms Bayley and Ms Hotten for their BTEC assessment.

The students learned the professional repertoire from The Greatest Showman ‘This is Me’. They all did brilliantly; it was a fantastic opportunity that they certainly made the most of.

Students correspond with MPs over illegal wildlife trade

During the summer term Mr Hobbs’ Year 7 science class wrote letters to MPs about the illegal wildlife trade. We have had a number of responses, including one from Mark Field MP, Minister of State for Asia and the Pacific, singling out four students in particular – Harriett Roebuck, Damien Brown, Finley Smith-Kirk and Rhys Mendez (pictured with Mr Hobbs) – for the quality of their letters. (more…)

Sports News

Sportshall Athletics Trials for Year 7 & 8 boys and girls

There will be important Sportshall athletics trials on Thursday 25 October for both Year 7 & 8 girls and boys, from 3.10pm-4.15pm.

The trials will help select the team of 8 athletes who will compete for Myton in the School Games Level 2 competition the week beginning 5 November.

If you are unable to attend but wish to be considered, please see Miss Cole before next Thursday.


Year 9 Football results

Our Year 9 boys football team contested a well fought league game against Kenilworth on Wednesday evening. Both teams had their chances but even after the final whistle no team had managed to find the back of the net. Final score: 0-0.

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