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Archived Weekly News - 11 October 2019

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Head Teacher's Message

Head Teacher

Dear Parents and Carers

On Monday afternoon, all Myton staff completed their annual safeguarding training. This year we chose the theme of County Lines gangs, the drug use that fuels them, and the associated risks including child sexual exploitation and knife crime. We selected this theme because County Lines gangs are unfortunately so active in Warwick and Leamington.

These gangs target potential drug markets, take over the dealing networks locally and then ship drugs from their base, in this case Birmingham or sometimes Coventry, to those local markets. They target children both as customers and runners. It is a problem that can affect all of us and it is important therefore for us to be aware, to notice signs, and to know how to act. (more…)


Announcements

How to teach children about strangers

In school, we do not teach blanket ‘stranger danger’ messages to the students. Instead, we follow the recommendations of the Warwickshire Safeguarding Children Board’s Taking Care Scheme and explain that sometimes a stranger is the only person who can help us and is a far safer option than not talking to anyone. (more…)


Events

Year 7 Halloween Disco

A reminder that if your child would like to come to the Year 7 Halloween Disco on Thursday 24 October you need to buy them a ticket on ParentPay. If you have not yet activated your ParentPay account or you have any queries about how to use it, please contact the Finance Office on 01926 405747 and we’ll help you get started.

Year 11 Parents’ Information Evening – Thursday 17 October

A reminder about our Information Evening for Year 11 parents on Thursday 17 October between 6pm-7pm in the Upper School Hall. The event is designed to give practical advice on how you can support your child with their upcoming progress exams. This will include ideas for practical revision and the requirements of the GCSE English, maths and science exams. There will be a short presentation and an opportunity for you to ask questions.

Friends of Myton School AGM

On Monday 14 October we will be holding the FOMS AGM and electing the committee.

So why not come along to the LINC building at 7pm on Monday 14 October (follow the school drive around past the Sports Hall and the LINC is the new building on the left). If you have any questions, or you’d like to join but can’t make the meeting, please contact our chair, Jon Chambers on: foms@myton.co.uk


What's on this week


General News

Sixth Form World Challenge training

Last weekend, 11 Year 12 students, along with Miss Stevens and Mrs Heggs, travelled to the Forest of Dean in Gloucestershire for a training expedition in preparation for their Tanzania World Challenge.

One of the students, Matthew Teevan, has written the following about the experience: (more…)


Sports News

National Schools Swimming Competition

Congratulations to the U13 girls and boys swimming teams who took part in the West Midlands qualifying round of the National Schools Swimming Competition on Friday 4 October at Warwick School. They competed well in both Medley and Freestyle relays achieving a personal best in both races.

Cross country cup event

Well done to our junior girls & boys cross country teams who took part in the Warwickshire Schools Cup event on Monday 7 October at Princethorpe College. Notable successes were Isaac Ball, Oscar Westmore and Ellie Bowen who all finished in the top 12 in their races. Great running from all of you!

Hockey result

Well done to the U16 hockey team who beat Aylesford 4-0 on Tuesday 8 October. Congratulations to our scorers: Tom, Sophia, Alfie and Amanvir.

Boys Squash result

Well done to our Key Stage 4 boys squash team who played in the Midlands round of the National Squash championships this week. They finished third and will now progress to the Plate Finals.

The girls team will compete in their Midlands round early in November.

Inter Counties Swimming Championship

Well done to Abby Jolley & Rebecca Greenwood who both represented Warwickshire in the Inter Counties Swimming Championship on Sunday 6 October. Rebecca swam a Midlands qualifying time – well done!


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