As we reach the end of British Science Week and are coming up to the Science Academy’s 1st Birthday it is a good time to explain what the Academy is, what we have been up to and what our plans are for the rest of this year.
The theme for Science Week was connections and we have spent the last year strengthening our links with local primary schools and helping them to get students excited about science. At the same time, we have been rebuilding the extra-curricular programme that was decimated by the recent demonstration of the need for an understanding of science and the tremendous possibilities for making a difference in the world that science offers. In the last year we have delivered assemblies and workshops for over 2000 students. Had over 280 students taking part in after school clubs as well as taking 250 students on out of school visits. The aim of all of this work is to show students the amazing opportunities to make a positive difference in the world available in STEM careers.
This is only the start, and highlights of plans for the next few months we will be taking Year 7 to the Winchester Science Centre, running 3 foreign residential trips and hosting ‘Big Bang Fair @ Mountbatten’ on 3 and 4 May. This in particular is shaping up to be a really exciting event with numerous STEM professionals coming in to deliver talks and workshops in Science and Computer Science lessons.
We are always looking for ways to add new opportunities and if you are reading this thinking that you might be able to collaborate with us to develop the offer please get in touch, we would love to hear from you.
Finally, and most importantly, please allow me this opportunity to thank our amazing science prefects (and the honorary one we borrowed from History) for all the help they have provided in running the after-school clubs. We wish them the best of luck in the upcoming exams and the great things they will achieve in the future. We look forward to welcoming the next cohort once they have negotiated the ongoing interviews
Click here to see what's on next week:
Monday 20 March
Netball League on the Mountbatten MUGA 4.00pm - 5.00pm
Tuesday 21 March
Wednesday 22 March
Thursday 23 March
History Department - Year 10 Berlin Trip (returns on Saturday 25 March)
Friday 24 March
INSET Days for 2022/23
Monday 19 June 2023
Friday 21 July 2023
Every effort is made to ensure these dates are accurate. There are occasions when circumstances beyond our control may result in changes
Welsh Athletics Championships 5km Event
Eve B 11NWT/JHR competed in the Welsh Athletics Championships 5km event and came 4th overall and 3rd in her age group. She has now been selected to represent Wales in the London Mini Marathon on Saturday 22 April. This is a fantastic achievement!! Well done, Eve!
Actual Salary Details: Grade B £14,873 - £15,103/Grade C £15,143 -£15,876 (depending on experience)
30.83 hours per week, Monday to Friday 8.25 am to 3.15 pm – 39 weeks per annum
We are seeking a Teaching Assistant to work in the classroom supporting students...
Luke H 10FBY has passed ABRSM Piano Grade 1 with Distinction.
Click the drop-down menus below to find out more about different careers opportunities coming up for our students.
Virtual Work Experience – NHS
On Sunday 2 April students will follow two patients from their initial presentation to recovery. They will gain a unique insight into how patients interact with a variety of healthcare professionals and what it’s like to work in an NHS multidisciplinary team. This includes:
- Occupational Therapy
- Prosthetics and Orthotics
- Speech and Language Therapy
Students are awarded a Work Experience Certificate for every session they complete. Places are £10 a session to cover administrative and technological costs. Click here to register.
Year 9, 10 & 11 British Airways and EasyJet sponsored flying lessons
Both companies will be sponsoring 420 spaces on the Fantasy Wing 23/23 programme. The Fantasy Wings programme aims to equip young people aged 13-25, particularly those from Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic backgrounds and young women, with the skills and knowledge necessary to become pilots and succeed in the aviation industry. The programme runs in person in London, Birmingham, and Manchester on one Saturday each month for ten months, beginning in October.
At the end of the programme, 50 participants will be selected to have a trial flight, and three young people will receive sponsorship for their 45-hour Private Pilot Licence training. Interested students should email the Careers Department as soon as possible.
Year 11 College Application Deadlines
As a reminder, please see the application deadlines below:
31 March*: City College, Eastleigh, Itchen, Richard Taunton, Sparsholt and Totton College
*Recommended deadline as courses can fill up fast.
Year 10/Year 11 College Open Events
We advise that Year 10 students start looking around the various colleges to see what they have to offer. Open Events are a good opportunity to speak to staff and students about the facilities and course content, and to get a feel for the college.
29 March: Fareham College (5.00pm – 7.00pm)
29 March: City College Southampton (4.00pm – 7.00pm)
With the clocks set to change soon and the longer daylight hours upon us, it may be time to investigate new ways for getting to school or work using the 'My Journey Hampshire' service.
The modes of transport that we choose to use can have a significant impact on our carbon footprint. Take on the challenge for the summer term to see if you could cycle, walk, run, car share or use public transport services to get from A to B!
RSHE (Relationships, Sex, & Health Education) is taught by Tutors to their Tutor Group once a week. Tutors deliver discussion based lessons which allows 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.
This half-term Year 7 have been looking at how to lead healthy lifestyles by considering what health and fitness is before identifying the need for good food, sleep and exercise habits. Students have also explored the impacts of energy drinks and caffeine based drinks on health and fitness and the law.
Students have just started to look at the body’s physical changes during puberty and this will continue after half-term. They will then move onto the importance of sleep and the benefits of good sleep hygiene. The half-term will then finish with a look at how the virtual world can impact how you feel about yourself and what behaviours are and are not appropriate online.
This half-term Year 8 have been exploring the benefits of healthy lifestyles and good physical health as well as how to maintain positive mental health and wellbeing when using social media. Media bias and different media sources has also been covered so we can encourage students to consider what influences they may be exposed to and how they can start to consider the validity of information.
Next half-term Year 8 are looking at mental health and wellbeing and different ways of coping or managing their feelings and emotions. They are encouraged to identify what strategies they respond positively to and why self-care is important.
Year 9 started the New Year considering what supports healthy living and how they can lead a healthy lifestyle. They have then considered what body image is and how this can be influenced and affected by internal and external factors. This then led onto covering mental health and wellbeing. Year 9 have explored what mental health is, what the different stages of mental health are and what strategies can support good mental health and wellbeing.
Next half-term Year 9 move onto completing a practical workshop on Emergency First Aid. The students who demonstrate a good practical understanding of the emergency aid will be certificated through St John’s Ambulance. This half-term also includes the topic of consent and how to avoid assumptions as well as freedom and capacity to consent. The law around consent and intimate relationships is shared with students also.
Year 10 started the term with a recap on healthy living and positive lifestyle choices.
They then went on to identify what a role model is and how this can support personal progress and decision-making. This then led into exploring the impacts of drug and alcohol use. This will continue into the next half-term before they start to prepare for their work experience placements.
Year 11 recapped healthy living before moving onto some practical emergency aid training. Students who engaged well with the sessions and demonstrated good practical understanding of CPR will be certificated by St John’s ambulance.
Students have also explored contraception and sexual health. The different methods of contraception and their efficacy have provided to ensure students are as informed. Students have been signposted to some external agencies that offer support. Youth In Romsey offer support and guidance and information can be found on their website, where details of further services can also be found, as well as what they offer.
Next half-term, students will prepare for mock exams and then revisit consent, explore coercion and consider risky behaviours.
Should your child wish to seek support in any of these topics or about anything else that is worrying them, please advise them to speak to their form tutor in the first instance or request some support from our Student Support team by completing the Student Support form on the student area of the school website.
We have our reporting system 'TootToot' where students can report anonymously or with their name.
Activity Camps - Mountbatten School & Barton Peveril
Personal Best Education is holding Activity Camps during the course of the Easter Holidays. Children will take part in a range of engaging activities including; sports, team building, creative design, personal development, arts & crafts and much more.
Free spaces available for children in receipt of free school meals and includes a hot lunch.
For paying customers, places can be booked per day or at a discounted rate for four day bookings. Additionally, we accept childcare vouchers.
Spaces are limited and allocated on a first come first served basis.
Monday 3 April - Thursday 6 April
Tuesday 11 April - Friday 14 April
Times: 8.30am - 4.30pm
Barton Peveril College
Monday 3 April - Thursday 6 April
Tuesday 11 April - Friday 14 April
Times: 9.00am - 3.00pm
In this episode, a group of students meet Mr Portas, our new Headteacher, and ask him questions about the things that matter to them. From what makes Mountbatten special through the controversial topic of pineapple on pizza!