Friday 27 January 2017

Holocaust Memorial Day
Staff and students at Millthorpe joined thousands of people across the country to mark Holocaust Memorial Day today.Year 9 students have taken part in special lessons run by the History, RE and MFL departments which you can read about on the school website by clicking here.

Year 11 GCSE Revision
All Year 11 students have been given a Revision Planner which consists of revision tips, dates of GCSE exams and a calendar in order to plan their own bespoke revision timetable. Revision in the run up to the GCSE exams consists of completion of all homework tasks, which will be on Show My Homework, as well as independent revision outside of school time. Students are welcome to use the school library after school for independent study.

Staff will also be running revision sessions, primarily aimed at students who have been identified for departmental intervention, after school and at lunchtime in the run up to the GCSE exams which start on Monday 15 May. Students have been givena letter today with their individual intervention revision programme for the next four weeks. GCSE Drama students will be participating in after school revision sessions once they have completed their Blood Brothers assessment. Where students are not required for an after school revision session they can still see a member of staff if agreed beforehand.

This is a fantastic opportunity for students and we hope that you will support the school in ensuring that your child attends all identified revision sessions.

Data Collection
Students in Years 8,9, 10 and 11 will be bringing home a Data Collection sheet containing the information which we currently hold for them. Please could you check the details on the sheet and update if necessary. It is essential that we hold the correct contact details for our students. Could you please sign and return the Data Collection sheet as soon as possible, even if there are no amendments, and return it to your child’s Form Tutor or the School Office, thank you.

Year 11 Careers Interviews
All students in Year 11 will be having a one-to-one careers interviewwith Mrs Morgan, our careers advisor. Mrs Morgan works for Shine, a company engaged by the school, which provides independent careers support and advice to schools and colleges throughout the UK. The interviews take place during school time and provide students with an opportunity to explore their career aspirations and receive support and advice from a qualified careers guidance specialist. As part of the interview process, Mrs Morgan will look at your child’s latest school report to help inform the careers guidance your child will receive. If you do not wish for your child’s report to be shared, please contact school.

Dropping off and collecting students
Can we remind parents and carers not to drivevehicles onto the school site but to pick up or drop off their children somewhere outside the school gates where it is safe to do so. Large numbers of students arrive and leave school at the same time and we need to ensure the safety of all our students. Thank you very much for your co-operation.

Year 10 Work Experience
The deadline for completed work experience forms to be returned to school has now passed. If your child has not yet returned theirs, it is essential that they hand it in as soon as possible.

German Exchange
A reminder that the third and final instalment of £100 for the German Exchange is due by Wednesday 1 February. Thank you to those parents and carers who have already paid the full balance. A complete itinerary of the March visit will be available in February.

YorOK Families Website
Are you a parent or carer of a child with Special Educational Needs (SEN) and disabilities? The YorOk Families website providesup-to-date, reliable and helpful information for families who have children, aged 0-25, with disabilities and additional needs. Please click here for more information or visit

York ISSP PeaceJam Slam Saturday 4 February 2017
The PeaceJam Slam is taking place on Saturday 4 February, 10am to 4pm and is an opportunity for students in Year 9 and above to learn how they can make a change in our world, be inspired by people who know how to make a difference and like meeting and taking action alongside people in our city. For more information and to book a place at the event please click here.

Apprenticeship vacancies for September 2017
BT Apprentice Programme – Vehicle Technician Apprenticeship
Siemens Rail Automation – Design Apprentice