One of the great pleasures and privileges I get in my role at Mountbatten is to go around and visit classrooms and to see how your children are learning in each and every subject. I have now been around a number of different areas and seen many typical lessons at Mountbatten with your fantastic children working hard, listening carefully and actively learning across the school. To see your children responding so well to the hard work our subject specialist staff have put into lessons brings me great joy, and joy of a lifelong love of learning is one thing we are focused on developing as a school this year.
Thank you for all your support and for sending us your wonderful children; we are all looking forward to another highly successful year for everyone at Mountbatten.
Click here to see what's on next week:
Monday 9 October
Tuesday 10 October
Wednesday 11 October
Geography Department - Year 9 New Forest Fieldwork (95X, 92X & 92Y), 8.40am - 3.10pm
Science Department - Year 9 Baylab Trip, 8.00am - 5.00pm
Thursday 12 October
Year 7 Meet the Tutor Evening, 3.30pm - 6.00pm in the Olympic Hall
Friday 13 October
INSET Days for 2023/24
Wednesday 29 November 2023
Tuesday 2 and Wednesday 3 January 2024
Monday 19 February 2024
Tuesday 18 June 2024
Every effort is made to ensure these dates are accurate. There are occasions when circumstances beyond our control may result in changes.
Walktober Week 1 is complete! It has been lovely to see how many of our students regularly engage with active and sustainable modes of transport to travel to school. The first tutor group challenge has been completed and we are busy tallying up the scores to reveal the tutor group with the highest sustainable travel score! Watch this space for the announcement of the winners next week…
For week 2, we would like to hear from our students via this short student survey
Congratulations to the following students for levelling up on Sparx Maths!
Lucas V 9RMN - Level 1
Edward Y 9OWS - Level 1
William B 10BHT/CFT - Level 1
Rowan M-S 10HCO/KMN - Level 1
Capeson T 9RMN - Level 2
Danae P 9VGN - Level 2
Sophie H 9JBY - Level 2
Amber B 9RMN- Level 2
Ella C 9MRT/OJN - Level 2
Priyana GJ 7CBN - Level 4
Tyler B 7ESY/GWT
Daria A 7MAZ
Lizzie T 7MAZ
Lorenzo S 7LAD/AGN
Reuben D 7TDN
Lucas V 8EGY
Arabella D 9MRT/OJN
Riley K 10SBS
Evie S 7ESY/GWT
Arla D 7TDN
Victoria D 8ADY
George H 9JFR
Rose G 9VGN
Samuel H 9IHS
Eve L 9JFR
Amelia S 9RGY/JLE
Jayden G 10HCO/KMN
Jessica H 10AWE/RAR
Olly J 7JAD
Tolly C 7EHK
Anabelle B 8HHN
Lucas V 8EGY
Lizzie R 9YDS/EGE
Zoe C 9OWS
Alexandra E 10LJS
Seb F 10JLR/MSD
Maja E 11PSN
Ellie T 11NKN
Giulio S 7EHK
Gillian B 7LAD/AGN
Matthew H 8DDY
Isla N W 8HHN
Clara F 9RMN
Alastair H 9IHS
Kara P 8DDY
Bella W 8DCR
Ryan E 9MRT/OJN
Alastair H 9IHS
Eva P 10AOR
Stephanie M 11DDN/HMS
Tullulla S 11PSN
Max S 11COY/SDN
Heidi W 11COY/SDN
Evie B 11TLS
Percussion Academy Drum Kit Exam
Evan T 9RGY/JLE – Grade 1 with Distinction
Daniel S 8DDY – Grade 1 with Distinction
Click the drop-down menus below to find out more about different careers opportunities coming up for our students.
Year 11 College Assemblies
This week concluded the Year 11 college assemblies with speakers from Peter Symonds, Totton College and Sparsholt. Students have had the opportunity to hear from the majority of our local colleges. Following the assemblies, we encourage them to visit the colleges to investigate the various courses on offer and speak to staff at the college.
British Army Apprenticeships
This month, the nation's number 1 apprenticeship employer – the British Army, is celebrating 100 years of offering apprenticeships. To find out more, students and their parents/carers are invited to listen to a podcast to hear more about the various opportunities on offer. The podcast can be accessed here
Army Foundation College (AFC) Harrogate is holding a webinar on 7 November at 4.00pm where students have the opportunity to hear from the AFC about how they prepare students for a career in the British Army and speak to current students about how it has impacted and inspired their careers so far. Click here to register.
Year 11 Accountant, Actuary, Tax Consultants and Project Managers - PWC Insight
PWC, one of the large four consultancy companies (with offices in Southampton) are holding a variety of online insight events into their school leaver, apprenticeship and degree apprenticeship programmes. Click here to find out more.
Year 11 Apprenticeships
Please see the poster below from PETA, detailing the different apprenticeships available, with this training provider.
Year 11, 12 and 13 Work Experience October Half-Term
On Tuesday, 24 October, global employers such as KPMG, Mazars, CIMA, Mott MacDonald, University of Law and others are holding a half-day workshop focussing on real-world projects and networking opportunities. The event is aimed at those interested in business, technology and law, and takes place in the Harbour Hotel in Southampton. To register, please click here
Upcoming College Open Events
7 October: Sparsholt College
9 October: Bishop Wordsworth Grammar School
10 October: Bitterne Park Sixth Form
10 October: Totton College
11 October: St Anne’s Sixth Form
11 October: Wiltshire College
11 October: Eastleigh College
12 October: Itchen College
12 October: City College Southampton
14 October: Brockenhurst College
14 October: Itchen College
The Business Department have launched an exciting competition where students will have the opportunity to submit their designs for an official Mountbatten reusable water bottle to reduce the amount of single-use plastic around the school site. Students will hear more about this in tutor time next week and we cannot wait to see their designs!
Years 11s: Free NCS Programme
In partnership with Personal Best Education, Year 11 students are invited to participate in the 'NCS Grow Your Ambition' Programme. This programme offers a range of experiences for young people that supports them to become world-ready and work-ready through growing their confidence, independence, and skills; connecting them with people from all walks of life and empowering them to make a difference in their communities and wider society.
The programme is for students aged 16 - 17 years and is free of charge, fully funded by NCS. Click the button below for more information, and to sign up!
If you have any queries, please email Personal Best Education
The Book Sale last week was a huge success, thank you to all the Mountbatten Librarians for their help outside of school hours, spending many hours sorting books.
Next week in the library we join in with World Mental Health Day on Tuesday, come along and read at lunchtime and maybe spot a few surprise differences!
RSHE (Relationships, Sex, & Health Education) is delivered by form tutors to their once a week. Tutors deliver discussion-based lessons which allow our students to explore a range of topics to effectively prepare our young people for success in the modern world with the knowledge, understanding and desire to keep themselves safe, happy, healthy, respectful and tolerant. Our aim is to empower them with the resilience and confidence to make a difference to their own and others’ future.
Click on the tabs below to find out what each year group is up to!
This half-term, Year 7 will be looking at how to deal with starting secondary school, dealing with change and how to grow self-confidence. They will also explore how friendships may change, form and develop as well as how communication is a valuable tool to manage friendships. Year 7 will then look at how to show empathy, compassion and care.
Year 8 will be starting with identifying their personal strengths and achievements. They will then explore personal safety and move on to looking at the meaning of discrimination and prejudice and what protective characteristics are. After this, they will learn about Black History month and gender identity.
Year 9 will be looking at what a healthy relationship is and how to recognise the features of them. They will explore the meaning of commitment within a range of different relationships. They will then move onto discussing internet use and digital safety.
Year 10 will be developing their knowledge of changes during adolescence and how to reframe negative thinking and develop self-confidence. They will then explore positive mental health and how to maintain emotional well-being.
Year 11 will be exploring the impacts of peer-pressure and the strategies they may employ to reduce it. They will consider their own ambitions and aspirations before hearing from some colleges in readiness for their post-16 applications. They will then look at the need for good sleep hygiene and how to deal with different emotions.