With little over 2 weeks to go before the prom point deadline, the massive majority of Year 11 have already secured their 250 points needed to go to the prom and the majority of those who haven't will get there over the next couple of weeks. A reminder to parents that apart from helping with GCSE success, good attendance to school and a positive attitude in class in these last few weeks will be rewarded with epraise points, as will attendance with a good attitude to any revision sessions. You will also know that on these final few weeks any epraise points will be doubled as prom points.
Life at home over the GCSE period can be stressful. As a fellow parent whose youngest child completed their GCSEs almost 10 years ago (ouch), I know what you are going through and it's often difficult to know the best way to praise and support your child. If I had to give one piece of advice, it would be this: praise their effort, not their results. Not everyone can achieve the highest grades, and not everyone even needs to. But everyone can work hard and do their best, whatever that looks like. As a parent, that's all I wanted for my own children and as a teacher, that's all I want for yours. Remind them that you love them and that you're proud of their attitude and effort.
On behalf of all staff, I wish all of our Year 11 students the very best of success for the summer and of course for life after Mountbatten.
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Monday 15 May
Tuesday 16 May
Wednesday 17 May
Thursday 18 May
Friday 19 May
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
Click the drop-down menus below to find out more about different careers opportunities coming up for our students.
University Student Loans
Changes to the English student loan system are on the way. From September 2023 loans need to be paid back once the student earns over £25,000/yr (previously £27,295/yr) and the loan only gets written off after 40 years, instead of 30 years under the old system. On a positive note, interest added to the student loan is now in line with the Retail Price Index (RPI), instead of RPI + 3% as previously added. For further information, please have a look here.
STEM Course Opportunity - Year 9 & 10
The Engineering Development Trust (EDT) has arranged an insightful local course over the May half-term, collaborating with Solent University Apprenticeship Routes, University of Southampton and Leidos to deliver their Routes into STEM programme.
Please click here to view a letter containing further details.
All years – Nestle apprenticeship webinar
The webinar will cover topic such as:
Levels of apprenticeships and what they mean.
When to apply and what the process might look like.
What an apprenticeship might offer and the various careers it can lead into.
Top tips for your application.
The event is scheduled for Thursday 25 May; 6-6.30pm. To register, please click here.
College Open Events
13 June: Eastleigh College
15 June: Sparsholt College
17 June: City College Southampton
20 June: Totton College
28 June: Richard Taunton College
4 July: Barton Peveril College
5 & 6 July: Peter Symonds College
No Mow May
It is officially "No Mow May." This a call for all garden owners and green space managers to limit mowing the grass during May in a bid to promote space for nature. You can find out more about this below:
Personal Best's Mountbatten Activity Camp is back for May half-term for just £25.00 per day (5% off for siblings). We have some great activities planned such as the giant inflatable obstacle course, Nerf Battle games, arts and crafts and much more.
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!