June 11th 2021

TAHS Weekly Newsletter. 

Sixth Form Transition Lessons 2021.

This week has seen the start of our three week preparatory lessons in all Sixth form subjects. Subject specialists are leading all sessions, and it is a fantastic opportunity for students to learn more about their Sixth Form subjects, alongside supporting their transition from Key Stage 4 to 5, whilst ensuring they are fully prepared for September. Where students have ‘non contacts’ on their transition timetable they do not need to be in school. Students who catch the school bus are entitled to use the bus until the 25th of June 2021.

To further support transition, Mrs Featherstone, is offering careers drop-in sessions in room 74 during period 3 on the 7th, 10th, 21st and 24th of June should students wish to discuss their post-16 options to ensure that they facilitate their future intentions. If you wished to contact her directly, her email address is featherstone@tahs.net

At the end of this transition period, all subjects will issue summer bridging work, which must be completed and returned to the subject teacher(s) upon arrival to the Sixth Form in September.  The compulsory bridging work will enable us to support students more effectively as they make the transition to post-16 study. 

If you have any questions about Sixth Form Transition Lessons or wish to apply for a place in the Sixth Form, please contact Mrs Walton in the Sixth Form office on 01889 561820 or email sixthform@tahs.org.uk

FUTURE INTENTIONS YEAR 12

Please use this handy website for super curricular ideas and planning for university.

YEAR 12 REVISION

There is a wealth of revision material on the Y12 Team including a variety of revision planners, with around 68 tips around how to revise, templates for Cornell notes and also around academic literacy such as how to interpret questions and commands.  This week’s Skills session gave students time to access these resources and start to plan their time.  Please use these resources to support your revision for Y12 mocks and beyond.  See the Sixth Form team if you would like any further support eg help to plan your time or different ways of revising.

YEAR 12 PERSONAL STATEMENTS

This week’s Skills session gave students chance to work on their personal statements and an opportunity to discuss this with their tutors whilst accessing Unifrog, which is the platform where their personal statements should be uploaded.  Unifrog competencies also give useful sub-headings such as leadership, resilience and academic achievements which students can complete then copy and paste into their final personal statement.  The Y12 Team gives a range of supporting resources as does Unifrog such as exemplar personal statements for each subject.  Students should all have started their personal statements and be working on these ready to give drafts to form tutors and academic tutors as soon as possible.  Please see the Sixth Form team or your academic tutors if you require further support.  The Teams document ‘distance learning – acing your personal statement’ gives a useful structure and advice.  Mr Robinson-White has also uploaded a whole host of personal statement information on this link:  bit.ly/tahs6thF and this is also available on our Twitter page.  Students not planning to go to university should also complete these tasks as they will form a useful CV or supporting documents for apprenticeships/employment.

YEAR 12 GCSE CERTIFICATES

Students who have not received their next GCSE certificates can collect them from Mrs Walton in the Sixth Form office

COVID-19 Test Kits

Any Sixth Form students who have not received their next batch of COVID-19 test kits can collect them from Mrs Walton in the Sixth Form office.

Year 13 – Gofundme

Can you help support our Year 13 students.

Over the past 18 months students education has been massively disrupted due to COVID-19 and everyone has had to work tirelessly to adapt to an unprecedented and ever-changing environment.

Normally, the Senior Prefect Team, would have been organising Sixth Form balls, fundraisers, and activities for the sixth form to raise the funds to provide an end of year celebration of what we have achieved in the Sixth Form. Sadly, however, this has not been possible ☹️. We feel like it is our responsibility to provide one final celebration for our peers so that they can finish off this chapter in a positive way.

We are therefore reaching out to the community in trying to raise money to support us in paying for our formal leaver’s celebration, making it accessible to everyone in Year 13, regardless of their circumstances. 

If you would like to support us you can make a donation on our gofundme page by clicking on the link : https://gofund.me/aadc3a6b

Thank you for helping us achieve our goal!

Donations of Outgoing Year 11 Uniform


This is a polite request for any donations of items of school uniform from current Year 11 students who will have no use of these items following their completion of Year 11.  Any items from foot to neck that are suitable for reuse would be greatly appreciated.  If you have any such items could they please be brought to the school office situated in the Main Reception.  Thank you.

PE Update

It has been great for students to return to PE lessons.  We have begun the term with, rounders, cricket, softball, swimming, tennis and frisbee. Please ensure all students have full PE Kit. They will all require , Black Polo shirt, Black Shorts, Sports socks, Indoor Trainers. Students also require a black swim costume / black swim shorts. If students are injured or unwell they should bring a note and their PE kit as the will still have a role to play in the lesson and should have a coat if the weather in inclement.  BTEC Sport


** We have purchased on line learning resources for BTEC Students in Yr10, 11, 12, 13. Please see Teams for Log In details and how to access the resources **


Year 10 –  students are working towards coursework on Sports Injuries and Technology

Year 11- All Component 3 coursework needs completing on Teams. 


Year 12-  Students are now working on Unit 3 developing understanding of the sports industry. Students should now be using homework and independent study time to work on their Coursework. During lessons students are taking part in practical methods of training.

Science News

This week’s Science Students of the Week are:

Year 9

Miss Lowson would like to nominate:

Libby L – 9E1 – for fantastic contributions in class.

Paulina G – 9W1 – for excellent engagement. 

Lennon E – 9W1 – for producing fantastic class work.

Year 10

Mrs Keeling would like to nominate Sylvia S – 10U2 Biology – for great assessment and excellent effort on next steps and Erin P – 10H4 Biology for great effort in lesson. 

Miss Lowson would like to nominate Lochlann H – 10O1 – for consistently working hard and Charlie A – 10T2 – for consistently working hard and producing fantastic work.

And also, the whole of 10H3 for conducting the Specific Heat Capacity practical safely and collecting good results.
Mrs Hughes would like to nominate the following students from 10H3 for their excellent chemistry results: Jack B, Elliot F, Zita M, Grace S, Megan S, Daisy T and Tim W.

And also, the following students from 10U3 for their excellent effort in their chemistry lesson: Livvy E, Harry G, Ryan J, Eliza K, Sadie O’B, Mia S and Sophie W.

And a special mention from Miss Thorley to the four Year 10 students who made a brilliant contribution to the School Prospectus photos!

Year 12

Mr Milward would like to nominate Eve B and Alice B, both in 12E, for their dedication to the Biology course.

Well done!

English Stars

Students of the week for English this week are:

Year 9 Charlie E, Logan C, Lennon E, Garrard W, Caitlin D

Year 10 Eliza K

Year 11 Henry W

Congratulations to Evan O and Victoria H in 9HS who entered a mini-crime saga writing competition and have been published in the ‘Young Writers’ anthology ‘Unsolved’. They will be awarded book token prizes for their excellent achievement. Well done both!

Animal Care


Students are approaching the final deadline for the first piece of animal care coursework on Animal Handling.  The deadline for this is:10B 25th June10D 2nd July. This piece of work is worth 25% of the final BTEC grade. All students, who have submitted their work, have now received feedback and they have a small number of classroom lessons to complete the next steps.  They are also welcome to work on this at home and will be encouraged to upload their work to their Teams account or their email.  I will also be available after school on Wednesdays until 4pm if anyone wants additional support.  All resources have been posted on Teams and INSIGHT and students are welcome to contact Mrs North at any time via Teams if they have any problems.


Volunteering at Burton Hospital

We are thrilled to announce that Thomas Alleyne’s has been asked to work alongside Queens Hospital, Burton on its Social Action Campaign.  This is a fantastic opportunity for any students over the age of 16 who would like to gain work experience in a hospital setting.  It will also count towards the volunteering section of the Duke of Edinburgh Award and work experience hours for the BTEC Health and Social Care qualification.

What’s Involved

As part of the volunteering you will be going onto wards to contribute to patients wellbeing, encouraging nutritional and hydration intake and helping with patient surveys. In this role you will engage with patients and ward staff, working as part of a team, building relationships and gaining a greater understanding of how a hospital operates.

What Is Expected Of You

You will need to be able to commit to two hours per week for sixteen to eighteen weeks and be willing to complete a reflection diary.

What You Will Get In Return

Training and mentoring by hospital staff, a uniform, support and a reference at the end.

If you would like to know more about this fantastic opportunity, Simon Passam, the voluntary services coordinator will be giving a presentation via Teams at 4pm on Tuesday 15th June.  If you would like an invite to this presentation, please reply to Mrs North using the following email address: north@tahs.org.uk

Apprenticeship Opportunities

I have created a new tab on the school website where I will post apprenticeship opportunities shared with the school. At the moment there are two accounting opportunities, a welding and fabrication and a carpentry role which have all been shared by local businesses with the school.

Thomas Alleyne’s High School – Local Job Vacancies (thomasalleynes.uk)

If students need support applying for apprenticeships then they can contact me at featherstone@tahs.net.

UK University & Apprenticeship Search Virtual Fair – Wednesday 16th June 2021

We would like to encourage students to register and take part in the UK University & Apprenticeship Search Virtual Fair. The event takes place on Wednesday 16th June and our students can join from home between the hours of 3.30 and 6pm.  This free event features a multitude of universities, colleges, and apprenticeship providers from around the UK, along with 10 interactive webinars and virtual campus tours. It is aimed at years 13, 12, 11, and 10 as well as parents. The event will provide your child with all the information they need to make informed decisions about their post-18 options. 

Students, parents and carers simply need to register online at: https://ukunisearchnorth.vfairs.com/

Students and parents can chat directly with a mixture of Russell Group, red brick, and modern universities from around the UK to find out invaluable information about courses and life at university, and discover what admissions tutors are looking for in UCAS applications. Attendees can also speak to colleges, universities and local and national companies about their apprenticeship schemes.

10 interactive webinars will run throughout the day on a variety of university and apprenticeship topics, such as UCAS Personal Statements, Careers & Employability, Clearing, Student Finance, and Apprenticeships. There is also a special webinar to help support parents and teachers taking place at 17:00. The webinars are run by university and apprenticeship professionals who will also host Q&A sessions after the presentations. You can view the webinar timetable and presenters list using this link: https://ukunisearchnorth.vfairs.com/en/webinar-timetable

Students should try to register in advance to receive reminder emails with new exhibitor alerts, information on how the day will work and how your child can make the most of the exhibitor interactions. 

Each webinar is recorded so students can watch any of interest after the live session has taken place. After 23rd June all webinars will be available to stream on StudentStream along with lots of other videos from universities: http://studentstream.co.uk  Please encourage your son or daughter to book their free place and view the list of exhibitors who’ve signed up so far here: https://ukunisearchnorth.vfairs.com/.   We recommend registering for the event as soon as possible to ensure students have time to prepare for the big day.

Career of the week

The 11th June is TECHOGNITION day which is a national celebration of technical support staff, recognising the importance of their essential roles in school and FE college education. So with this in mind I have chosen Science Technician as our career of the week!

Job title:Lab technician – Laboratory technicians support scientists and help carry out tests, research and investigations. You will work safely, following strict guidelines. You could do routine or one off tests and will: set up experiments and investigations carry out risk assessments collect and analyse samples prepare solutions, cultures or specimens record and present data order and control stock dispose of chemicals and waste products safely clean and maintain equipment
Entry requirements:You can get into this job through: University You could do a foundation degree, higher national diploma or degree course in: biology, chemistry, physics or forensic science Entry requirements – ·        5 GCSEs at grades 9 to 4 (A* to C), or equivalent, including English, Maths & Science ·        3 A levels or equivalent College You could take a college course to help improve your chances of finding work. Courses include: Level 2 Certificate or Level 3 Diploma in Applied Science Chemistry, Physics or Biology A levels T level for Laboratory Technicians Entry requirements – 2 or more GCSEs at grades 9 to 3 (A* to D), or equivalent, for a level 2 course 4 or 5 GCSEs at grades 9 to 4 (A* to C), or equivalent, for a level 3 course 4 or 5 GCSEs at grades 9 to 4 (A* to C), or equivalent, including English and maths for a T level Apprenticeship Apprenticeships relevant to this role include: Level 3 Laboratory technician or Level 5 Technician scientist Entry requirements 4 or 5 GCSEs at grades 9 to 4 (A* to C), or equivalent, including English, maths and science 4 or 5 GCSEs at grades 9 to 4 (A* to C) and A levels, or equivalent, for a higher or degree apprenticeship  
Skills required:You’ll need: knowledge of chemistry including the safe use and disposal of chemicals knowledge of biology the ability to work well with your hands to be thorough and pay attention to detail the ability to use your initiative the ability to work well with others administration skills maths knowledge to be able to use a computer and the main software packages competently
What you’ll earn:£17000 – £30,000
Working hours, patterns and environment:You could work in a laboratory or an education establishment, with contracts varying from 38-52 weeks of the year. You may need to wear protective clothing.
Career path and progression:With experience, you could progress to team manager or lab supervisor, or specialise in complex analysis work. With a degree and experience you could move into a research technician role.

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May 28th 2021

TAHS Weekly Newsletter. 

Year 13 Leavers

Today was the final day in school for our Year 13 students. We are so proud of the young people that they have become, and we wish them all the very best for the future. We hope that they will keep in touch with us and let us know how they are doing.

Good Luck Class of 2021 from the Sixth Form Team

SIXTH FORM TUTOR ACTIVITY PROGRAMME

Please read the Change Makers PowerPoints 10 and 11 available on the pastoral Teams for each year group.  Change Makers 10 ‘Be Deliberate’ is about being kind and the benefits for everyone including creating study support groups.  Change Makers 11 ‘Be Dedicated’ is about navigating the bumps in the road on the way to success.  Both include short think pieces and some inspirational videos from motivational speakers.  These cover this week, half term and the first week back after half term.

Sixth Form Transition Lessons 2021.

As part of transition to the Sixth Form, this year we are offering preparatory lessons in all Sixth form subjects, in the three weeks after May half term. All Sixth form applicants have received a letter with further details and a personalised timetable. Subject specialists are leading all sessions, and it is a fantastic opportunity for students to learn more about their Sixth Form subjects, alongside supporting their transition from Key Stage 4 to 5, whilst ensuring they are fully prepared for September. Where students have ‘non contacts’ on their transition timetable they do not need to be in school. Students who catch the school bus are entitled to use the bus until the 25th of June 2021.

To further support transition, Mrs Featherstone, is offering careers drop-in sessions in room 74 during period 3 on the 7th, 10th, 21st and 24th of June should students wish to discuss their post-16 options to ensure that they facilitate their future intentions. If you wished to contact her directly, her email address is featherstone@tahs.net

At the end of this transition period, all subjects will issue summer bridging work, which must be completed and returned to the subject teacher(s) upon arrival to the Sixth Form in September.  The compulsory bridging work will enable us to support students more effectively as they make the transition to post-16 study. 

If you have any questions about Sixth Form Transition Lessons or wish to apply for a place in the Sixth Form, please contact Mrs Walton in the Sixth Form office on 01889 561820 or email sixthform@tahs.org.uk

Reminder to Year 12

After half term you will be expected to remain on site during the school day including your non-contacts. The Sixth Form study room, common room and room 75 will be available for you as study areas.

There will be plenty to be doing with Sixth Form 7, future intentions planning, and homework tasks. It is important that you develop effective study habits to prepare you for your post-18 options. 

FUND RAISING OPPORTUNITY

Lions den roars into action!  Uttoxeter Lions are organising a Dragons’ Den style event where individuals or teams are invited to put together a bid for a project of their choice. 

It must be a project which will improve the local community.  You can bid for any reasonable amount. 

Applicants will be asked to produce a static display and to present their project to the dragons.  If you are interested, please see Mrs Bell for details. Deadline is 31st July.

Year 13 – Gofundme

Can you help support our Year 13 students.

Over the past 18 months students education has been massively disrupted due to COVID-19 and everyone has had to work tirelessly to adapt to an unprecedented and ever-changing environment.

Normally, the Senior Prefect Team, would have been organising Sixth Form balls, fundraisers, and activities for the sixth form to raise the funds to provide an end of year celebration of what we have achieved in the Sixth Form. Sadly, however, this has not been possible ☹️. We feel like it is our responsibility to provide one final celebration for our peers so that they can finish off this chapter in a positive way.

We are therefore reaching out to the community in trying to raise money to support us in paying for our formal leaver’s celebration, making it accessible to everyone in Year 13, regardless of their circumstances. 

If you would like to support us you can make a donation on our gofundme page by clicking on the link : https://gofund.me/aadc3a6b

Thank you for helping us achieve our goal!

YEAR 12 GCSE CERTIFICATES

Students who have not received their next GCSE certificates can collect them from Mrs Walton in the Sixth Form office

COVID-19 Test Kits

Any Sixth Form students who have not received their next batch of COVID-19 test kits can collect them from Mrs Walton in the Sixth Form office.

Even more information from the sixth form is contained in this document…

PE Update 

PE – Update

It has been great for students to return to PE lessons.  We have begun the term with, rounders, cricket, softball, swimming and frisbee. Please ensure all students have full PE Kit. They will all require , Black Polo shirt, Black Shorts, Sports socks, Indoor Trainers. Students also require a black swim costume / black swim shorts. If students are injured or unwell they should bring a note and their PE kit as the will still have a role to play in the lesson and should have a coat if the weather in inclement.  BTEC Sport


** We have purchased on line learning resources for BTEC Students in Yr10, 11, 12, 13. Please see Teams for Log In details and how to access the resources **


Year 10 –  students are working towards coursework on Sports Injuries and Technology

Year 11- All Component 3 coursework needs completing on Teams. 


Year 12-  Students are now working on Unit 3 developing understanding of the sports industry. Students should now be using homework and independent study time to work on their Coursework. During lessons students are taking part in practical methods of training.


Year 13- Students have received an individual mark breakdown via email. It is important that they use this to access lessons and resources they require. With uncertainty around summer exams it is vital students are fully prepared for the units they are taking to give them the best chance of their highest grade.

Volunteering Opportunity at Burton Hospital

We are thrilled to announce that Thomas Alleyne’s has been asked to work alongside Queens Hospital, Burton on its Social Action Campaign.  This is a fantastic opportunity for any students over the age of 16 who would like to gain work experience in a hospital setting.  It will also count towards the volunteering section of the Duke of Edinburgh Award and work experience hours for the BTEC Health and Social Care qualification.

What’s Involved

As part of the volunteering you will be going onto wards to contribute to patients wellbeing, encouraging nutritional and hydration intake and helping with patient surveys. In this role you will engage with patients and ward staff, working as part of a team, building relationships and gaining a greater understanding of how a hospital operates.

What Is Expected Of You

You will need to be able to commit to two hours per week for sixteen to eighteen weeks and be willing to complete a reflection diary.

What You Will Get In Return

Training and mentoring by hospital staff, a uniform, support and a reference at the end.

If you would like to know more about this fantastic opportunity, Simon Passam, the voluntary services coordinator will be giving a presentation via Teams at 4pm on Tuesday 15th June.  If you would like an invite to this presentation, please reply to Mrs North using the following email address: north@tahs.org.uk

Science News

This week’s Science Students of the Week are:

Year 9

Mrs Hughes would like to nominate Tom L and James R from 9H3A for their super scores in their chemistry assessment.

Mrs North would like to nominate Scarlett and Ruby B-W, Jake B, Hannah S, Aimee S and Izzy G for excellent scores in their recent biology test.

Year 10

Mrs Hughes would like to nominate Megan S, Daisy T, Matilda T, Zita M, Cagayan A and Tim W in 10H3 for their excellent effort in chemistry.

Mrs Simpson would like to nominate Harry F (10H1) for a huge improvement in both effort and attainment in Chemistry.  And also, Max D (10H1) for innovative sporting design using a range of materials and explaining their properties. 

Miss Lowson would like to nominate Fletcher K (10O1) for creating an excellent analogy for elements, compounds and mixtures.  Roman S (10O1) for contributing to the lesson.  Maddie D (10T1) for a very creative scenario when drawing sounds and Mya P (10O3) for fabulous presentation and consistent good work.

Well done!

English Stars

The English department would like to commend everyone who has continued to work hard over the last half term in their lessons; we have been very impressed by the quality of work which many of you have produced. 


In particular, we would like to highlight our students of the week, who are:


Year 9 Jake B, Shanaii B, Holly T, Georgia S, Rebecca B, Abbie C

Year 10 Alfie L, Tasha M, Daisy C, Callum G

Year 11 Harley S, Lily May D, Alfie A, Harry B, Leanne P, Nadia D

Year 9 & 10 ICT

All of year 9 have now started idea.org.uk in lesson. The nationally recognised Digital Literacy certificate

You will have one more lesson before the end of the school year and we would like as many of you as possible to attain your Bronze certificate.

You must spend time at home before your last lesson doing idea so that you are able to complete the Bronze award in lesson time. This has been set for you on insight.

Remember you need 50 points in each section.

If you have forgotten your password go through the password reset procedure on the sign in page and the link will be sent to your school email.

Congratulations to the following in Y10 who have attained Bronze already:

Jake L, Ben R, Eloise, Daisy C, Harry B, Ed F, Tommy C

Consent Forms

Thank you to all Parents and Carers who have completed our electronic Consent Form.

If you have not completed the form please use the link below to update your consent preferences.  Please tick the box where you give parental consent and leave it blank if you do not consent.  Thank you for your assistance with this form.

https://forms.gle/ps9n4Lz1DMZxt49e9

Data Collection Sheets

Thank you to all Parents and Carers who have completed their Data Collection Sheet.

If you have not yet completed the form please complete it and ask your child to return to the School Reception as soon as possible.

If you have not received a data collection sheet through the post please contact us.

It is very important that we have at least 2 contact people for your child as it allows us to contact you in the event of an emergency.

If you require a new Data Collection Sheet please email office@tahs.org.uk

Maths – Year 10

The revision list for the Year 10 end of year maths exam will be put on Insight.  All Year 10 students have been given a GCSE maths revision guide to use to help them with revision over the next few weeks. 

A good website for maths revision is https://vle.mathswatch.co.uk/vle/ each student has their own login – this is their school login with @tahs on the end eg smithjohn05@tahs and the password is triangle. 

Click on videos, choose ‘Qualifications’ GCSE and then choose the revision topics that are on the list – watch the video clips and complete the interactive questions.

Another good maths website is https://corbettmaths.com/ this has video clips and worksheets for each topic.

Springpod Virtual Work Experience Opportunities

Last week I shared the opportunities for virtual work experience in round up. There are still plenty of places on these courses and so if you are interested click on the link below and get signed up! They can be done alongside school work and may also be really beneficial to some of our year 11 and 13 students to study at home.

Find Virtual Work Experience | Meet Springpod – SpringPod are offering a wide range of virtual work experiences aimed at students between the age of 14-18 in June this year. The experience is completely free and is a great way of exploring careers within different sectors. The experience is spread of 2 weeks and is approximately 10 hours of live webinars and activities to complete so you can fit them around your school studies. If you cannot attend one of the live sessions they are sent to you to watch when you are able.

Work experience opportunities like this look great on your CV and will help you to develop practical skills and knowledge which are important to your employability when you leave school.

Career of the week

Job title:Naturopathy | Dubai Herbal & Treatment CentreNaturopaths encourage clients to achieve optimal health and wellbeing through the use of natural therapies which promote and stimulate the body’s own ability to improve and thrive. A naturopath is a natural health practitioner who specialises in nutritional therapy, osteopathy, homeopathy, acupuncture, or herbal medicine. As a naturopath, you’ll use an approach to healthcare which blends modern scientific knowledge with traditional, natural forms of treatment. As a naturopath, you’ll need to: carry out initial 60-90 minute consultations to gain a detailed account of the person’s condition, medical history, diet and lifestyle, and any conventional treatments that they may be taking carry out more specific assessments using techniques such as iridology, or tongue and nail diagnosis to get a better picture of the complete state of health of the client if needed, carry out pathology testing such as hair, stool, or blood analysis take into account drug/nutrient interactions before making recommendations recommend and give advice on diet changes, exercise regimes, lifestyle, herbal medicine and homeopathic remedies create personalised health programmes or treatment plans which address all areas of the person’s life, providing the client with a comprehensive integrative plan which will best enable their body to heal carry out hands-on treatments such as osteopathy, reflexology, or acupuncture, and/or work with the client using hydrotherapy, coaching, meditation or yoga techniques depending on your expertise provide follow up care through additional one-to-one sessions to track progress and review treatments as required occasional referral of clients to other practitioners who can help the client with issues which sit outside of your remit, such as counsellors manage client and financial records and general business administration Create social media and marketing content to promote your business and services.
Entry requirements:The General Naturopathic Council (GNC) is the regulator for naturopathy in the UK. Along with the government agency Skills for Health, the GNC has developed the National Occupational Standards for naturopathy in the UK, which describes the minimum competencies for naturopaths. A practitioner must have completed a standard level and amount of training. The GNC sets the curriculum for UK courses, so you should seek out training from a GNC accredited provider. The qualifying course in the UK is to take a diploma in naturopathy, or one of the fields within naturopathy: nutrition, acupuncture, or homeopathy. Each provider will specify their course entry requirements – you don’t need a degree, foundation degree or HND to apply. Usually you’ll study biomedicine (anatomy, physiology, and pathology) in the first year of your course. The qualifying path is open to all, including career changers. There are two main professional bodies for naturopathic practitioners, and the courses they support include supervised clinical practice. The General Naturopathic Council (GNC) has a list of accredited courses, which includes courses in naturopathy, herbal medicine and naturopathic nutritional therapy from the College of Naturopathic Medicine.
Skills  You’ll need: a warm and friendly approach to build a rapport with clients and put them at easeconfidence talking to people of all ages from a wide range of backgroundsexcellent listening skills to effectively gain client history and check personal factsthe ability to influence, support and encourage clients to follow their programme or plana diplomatic, patient and non-judgemental approacha passion for the natural approach to health and wellbeingthe proactivity and self-belief to self-promote your business and servicesorganisation skills, to manage and maintain financial and business records.
What you’ll earn:It’s likely you’ll work on a self-employed basis. As a practitioner you could charge in the region of £65-£90 for a 60-90 minute initial consultation and £45-£65 for 45 minute follow-up appointments. 
Working hours, patterns and environment:Most naturopaths are self-employed and run their own practice. This means that you can choose your own working hours, although you may have to offer evening and weekend appointments to meet client need. Follow-up and continued support of clients is likely to involve answering phone calls and emails, which may be outside of regular working hours.

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May 21st 2021

TAHS Weekly Newsletter. 

Sixth Form Tip of the Week from Mrs Dodd

Year 12 students are now starting to formulate their personal statements and will soon be making applications to universities. One important aspect of both is to know of the latest developments in their subject fields. This week, I was introduced to a free app called ‘Feedly’ which allows you to channel news feeds from the same topic/field/subject from a variety of sources into one place. It is a fantastic way to keep up to date with the latest developments in your area of interest from around the world. If you don’t believe me, take a look. 

Sixth Form Transition Lessons 2021.

As part of transition to the Sixth Form, this year we are offering preparatory lessons in all Sixth form subjects, in the three weeks after May half term. All Sixth form applicants will be receiving a letter with further details and a personalised timetable. Subject specialists are leading all sessions, and it is a fantastic opportunity for students to learn more about their Sixth Form subjects, alongside supporting their transition from Key Stage 4 to 5, whilst ensuring they are fully prepared for September.

To further support transition, Mrs Featherstone, is offering careers drop-in sessions in room 74 during period 3 on the 7th, 10th, 21st and 24th of June should students wish to discuss their post-16 options to ensure that they facilitate their future intentions. If you wished to contact her directly, her email address is featherstone@tahs.net

At the end of this transition period, all subjects will issue summer bridging work, which must be completed and returned to the subject teacher(s) upon arrival to the Sixth Form in September.  The compulsory bridging work will enable us to support students more effectively as they make the transition to post-16 study. 

If you have any questions about Sixth Form Transition Lessons or wish to apply for a place in the Sixth Form, please contact Mrs Walton in the Sixth Form office on 01889 561820 or email sixthform@tahs.org.uk

Reminder to Year 12

After half term you will be expected to remain on site during the school day including your non-contacts. The Sixth Form study room, common room and room 75 will be available for you as study areas.

There will be plenty to be doing with Sixth Form 7, future intentions planning, and homework tasks. It is important that you develop effective study habits to prepare you for your post-18 options. 

Eco Schools Award

We are pleased to announce that Thomas Alleyne’s High School has been awarded it’s Bronze Certificate. There are three awards and we have taken our first step towards becoming an Eco-School.

Students in Year 13 have carried out an action plan and have submitted this to Mrs Young, they have created a notice board where minutes of previous Eco-Team meetings are displayed. They have considered changes that needed to be made at TAHS and have spear headed these issues. The most memorable change is that all school buses and minibuses are not wait with their engines running whilst waiting for students to board the bus.

We are now contacting students in Year 8 to invite them to become part of our team upon their arrival at Alleyne’s, we would like to encourage students currently in Years 9-12 to apply to become members of the Eco-Team.  The Eco-Team have worked with the Town Council by being part of the Bio-Diversity Sub-Committee and our next task is to add the progress of this team to the school website with links for students, parents and carers and members of our wider community to visit.

FUND RAISING OPPORTUNITY

Lions den roars into action!  Uttoxeter Lions are organising a Dragons’ Den style event where individuals or teams are invited to put together a bid for a project of their choice. 

It must be a project which will improve the local community.  You can bid for any reasonable amount. 

Applicants will be asked to produce a static display and to present their project to the dragons.  If you are interested, please see Mrs Bell for details. Deadline is 31st July.

Year 13 – Gofundme

Can you help support our Year 13 students.

Over the past 18 months students education has been massively disrupted due to COVID-19 and everyone has had to work tirelessly to adapt to an unprecedented and ever-changing environment.

Normally, the Senior Prefect Team, would have been organising Sixth Form balls, fundraisers, and activities for the sixth form to raise the funds to provide an end of year celebration of what we have achieved in the Sixth Form. Sadly, however, this has not been possible ☹️. We feel like it is our responsibility to provide one final celebration for our peers so that they can finish off this chapter in a positive way.

We are therefore reaching out to the community in trying to raise money to support us in paying for our formal leaver’s celebration, making it accessible to everyone in Year 13, regardless of their circumstances. 

If you would like to support us you can make a donation on our gofundme page by clicking on the link : https://gofund.me/aadc3a6b

Thank you for helping us achieve our goal!

YEAR 13 LEAVERS JUMPERS

The Senior Prefects have organised Leavers Jumpers for Year 13.  If you would like to order a jumper please click on the link below:

https://store.leavershoodies.com/thomas-alleynes-sixth-form-2021-leavers/ckomygk0x3kni0702xfap1ryz

YEAR 12 GCSE CERTIFICATES

Students who have not received their next GCSE certificates can collect them from Mrs Walton in the Sixth Form office

COVID-19 Test Kits

Any Sixth Form students who have not received their next batch of COVID-19 test kits can collect them from Mrs Walton in the Sixth Form office

What’s coming up for students

Liverpool universities
Five leading universities talk about studying and living in Liverpool.

– Tuesday 18 May @ 18:00


Explore subjects with the University of Law
An introduction to different subjects, their career paths, and the skills required.

– Criminology Monday 24 May @ 17:00
– Policing Monday 7 June @ 17:00
– Law Monday 14 June @ 17:30


Apprenticeship panel: Hear from the apprentices
Current apprentices at Google and Morgan Stanley discuss what it’s really like to do an apprenticeship.

– Tuesday 25 May @ 17:00


CV and Cover letter writing masterclass
Two experts show students how to make their CV and Cover letters stand out. 

– Wednesday 26 May @ 17:00

PE Update 

PE – Update

It has been great for students to return to PE lessons.  We have begun the term with, rounders, cricket, softball, swimming and frisbee. Please ensure all students have full PE Kit. They will all require , Black Polo shirt, Black Shorts, Sports socks, Indoor Trainers. Students also require a black swim costume / black swim shorts. If students are injured or unwell they should bring a note and their PE kit as the will still have a role to play in the lesson and should have a coat if the weather in inclement.  BTEC Sport


** We have purchased on line learning resources for BTEC Students in Yr10, 11, 12, 13. Please see Teams for Log In details and how to access the resources **


Year 10 –  students are working towards coursework on Sports Injuries and Technology

Year 11- All Component 3 coursework needs completing on Teams. 


Year 12-  Students are now working on Unit 3 developing understanding of the sports industry. Students should now be using homework and independent study time to work on their Coursework. During lessons students are taking part in practical methods of training.


Year 13- Students have received an individual mark breakdown via email. It is important that they use this to access lessons and resources they require. With uncertainty around summer exams it is vital students are fully prepared for the units they are taking to give them the best chance of their highest grade.

Science News

This week’s Science Students of the Week are:

Year 9

Miss Lowson would like to nominate Dylan H (9T2) and Lucas W-S (9T1), for excellent contribution in lessons.

Mrs Dykes would like to nominate Connor W (9H3A) for excellent answers on Electromagnetic Waves during physics revision.

Miss Thorley would like to nominate Ciaran M (9T1) and Lucas W-S (9T1) for fantastic contributions in lessons this week.

Mrs Dykes would like to nominate her 9U3 Chemistry class for a great attitude towards completing this week’s assessment under exam conditions.

Mrs Hughes would like to nominate Charlie F, Bethan P, Luke N, Joshua Ba and Neve C, for fantastic results in their assessment tests.

Mr Mitchell would like to nominate Carly D (9U4) for fantastic work on the C2 Topic – Global Warming.

Year 10

Miss Lowson would like to nominate Dylan C (10O3), Eloise P (10O2) and Rhys R (10W1) for excellent contribution in lessons.

Miss Thorley would like to nominate George P (10W2) and Mya P (10O3) for a much-improved work ethic.

Year 11

Mr Mitchell would like to nominate Lily W (11U1) for awesome revision work!

And also, Josh B (11U1) and Leanne P (11H1) for continual high-level Chemistry results.

Year 12

Mrs Dykes would like to nominate all of the students in her Year 12A Physics class who got up and did a presentation on Materials!

Well done!

English Stars

As we enter the final week of this half term and, for some of our students, the final week of their current courses, the English department would like to thank all of those students who have been continuing to work so hard over the past week. In particular, the students of the week are:

Year 9: Aimee Sh, Aimee Sm, Keira B, Chloe S, Alex L, Edwin S, George C, Henry McB, Joe N, Lily C, Poppy B


Year 10: Livvy E, Sadie O, Jack VH, Harriet E, Joe H, Charlotte J, Hannah C


Year 11: Josh G, Robbie H, Lily W, Will G, Ollie B, Lucy C, Leanne P, Nadia D, Maggie C, Finn M, Lizzie S, Harry S


Year 12: Martha M

Year 9 & 10 ICT

All of year 9 have now started idea.org.uk in lesson. The nationally recognised Digital Literacy certificate

You will have one more lesson before the end of the school year and we would like as many of you as possible to attain your Bronze certificate.

You must spend time at home before your last lesson doing idea so that you are able to complete the Bronze award in lesson time. This has been set for you on insight.

Remember you need 50 points in each section.

If you have forgotten your password go through the password reset procedure on the sign in page and the link will be sent to your school email.

Congratulations to the following in Y10 who have attained Bronze already:

Jake L, Ben R, Eloise, Daisy C, Harry B, Ed F, Tommy C

Torrance News

During the Skills session this week, the Year 9 and 10 form tutors had the opportunity to present students with their pin badges in celebration of their achievement points so far this academic year. It was great to see students being presented with bronze, silver and even gold pin badges. Congratulations go to the following students:

9T1
Bronze (30+ achievement points)

Ellie B, Sam B, George C, Aminah K, Maisie L, Joseph N, Lauren N, Ethan O, Aaron P, Amelia R, Emily S, Hannah S, Lucas W-S and Megan W-B.

Silver (60+ achievement points)
Shanai B, Alex E, Charlie F, Oliver H-P, Chloe N, Vicky N and Keeley S.

9T2
Bronze (30+ achievement points)

Isabelle A, George A, Rebecca B, Myles B, Caitlin D, Jocelyn E, Charlie G, Jack G, Dylan H, David H, Amy H, Lily O, Bobby P, Millie W, Daniel W, Holly T and Kieran S.

Silver (60+ achievement points)
Carly D, Alisha C and Willow M.

Gold (90+ achievement points)
Georgie S

10T1
Bronze (30+ achievement points)

Spencer D, Harriet E, Charlotte J, Roisin K, Zita M, Bren P, Abigail R, Mia S, Ethan W and Thomas Y.

Silver (60+ achievement points)
Shannon B and Ali M.

Gold (90+ achievement points)
Ben L.

10T2
Bronze (30+ achievement points)

Connor B, Molly D, Katie F, Katey G, Odette H, Cora N, Ruby O, Joseph R, Megan S, Rhiannan T, Matilda T and Bradley W.

Silver (60+ achievement points)
Charlie A.

Any students who were not in and therefore have not received their pin badge can collect one from myself next week.

Miss Keeling

Consent Forms

Thank you to all Parents and Carers who have completed our electronic Consent Form.

If you have not completed the form please use the link below to update your consent preferences.  Please tick the box where you give parental consent and leave it blank if you do not consent.  Thank you for your assistance with this form.

https://forms.gle/ps9n4Lz1DMZxt49e9

Data Collection Sheets

Thank you to all Parents and Carers who have completed their Data Collection Sheet.

If you have not yet completed the form please complete it and ask your child to return to the School Reception as soon as possible.

If you have not received a data collection sheet through the post please contact us.

It is very important that we have at least 2 contact people for your child as it allows us to contact you in the event of an emergency.

If you require a new Data Collection Sheet please email office@tahs.org.uk

LEARNING SUPPORT EVENING YEAR 8 – YEAR 9.


Thank you to the parents and pupils of our three middle schools who attended our Learning Support evening on Thursday.  It was lovely to meet so many of you and to be able to start to get to know you.  We are delighted that so many pupils attended and had the opportunity to tour the school, meet the teaching assistants and answer any questions you had about transition and life at Thomas Alleynes. 

There will be other opportunities to visit the school next half term as well as another Learning Support Evening on Thursday 1st july, 4.00pm – 6.00pm. 

In the meantime if you have any questions regarding SEND at school please contact Mr Godwin or Mrs Oliver.

National Numeracy Day 19th May

Happy #NationalNumeracyDay everyone!


This year one focus is on helping adults build their confidence with maths to be able to support children’s learning.
There are loads of fun, free resources through the link below, so get involved!

Information from Staffs Police

Please se information in the two files below regarding County Lines from Staffordshire Police.

Springpod Virtual Work Experience Opportunities

Last week I shared the opportunities for virtual work experience in round up. There are still plenty of places on these courses and so if you are interested click on the link below and get signed up! They can be done alongside school work and may also be really beneficial to some of our year 11 and 13 students to study at home.

Find Virtual Work Experience | Meet Springpod – SpringPod are offering a wide range of virtual work experiences aimed at students between the age of 14-18 in June this year. The experience is completely free and is a great way of exploring careers within different sectors. The experience is spread of 2 weeks and is approximately 10 hours of live webinars and activities to complete so you can fit them around your school studies. If you cannot attend one of the live sessions they are sent to you to watch when you are able.

Work experience opportunities like this look great on your CV and will help you to develop practical skills and knowledge which are important to your employability when you leave school.

All opportunities below are hyperlinked to the registration page. They all start on 1st June so get signing up!

Engineering Work Experience | Springpod

Finance Work Experience | Springpod

Journalism Work Experience | Springpod

Marketing Work Experience | Springpod

Law Work Experience | Springpod

Graphic Design Work Experience | Springpod

Veterinary Work Experience | Springpod

Fashion Work Experience | Springpod

Technology Work Experience | Springpod

Dentistry Work Experience | Springpod

TV and Film Work Experience | Springpod

Business Management Work Experience | Springpod

Charity Work Experience | Springpod

Psychology Work Experience | Springpod

Healthcare and Support Work Experience | Springpod

Allied Health Professional On-Demand Work Experience | Springpod

Career of the week

Job title:Psychiatrist Psychiatrists are doctors who diagnose and treat patients with mental health problems. In this role, you could: assess your patient’s condition by asking them about their thoughts get information from other sources, like GPs, relatives or social workers carry out blood tests or scans to rule out other health conditions. carry out psychiatric tests prescribe medication recommend treatments like counselling or cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) suggest practical ways to stay well
Entry requirements:University To become a psychiatrist you’ll need to complete: a 5-year degree in medicine, recognised by the General Medical Council a 2-year foundation programme of general training 3 years of core training in psychiatry 3 years of training in a speciality You may be able to join a 6-year degree course in medicine if you do not have qualifications in science. This includes a one-year pre-medical foundation year. If you already have a degree in a science subject, you could take a 4-year graduate entry route into medicine. Some universities will also accept non-science graduates. When you apply for a course in medicine, you could be asked to take the University Clinical Aptitude Test (UCAT) or BioMedical Admissions Test (BMAT). They test the skills you’ll need on the course, like critical thinking, problem solving, data analysis, communication and scientific knowledge. There’s a lot of competition for places on medical degrees. Most university admissions departments will expect you to have done some relevant paid or voluntary experience. Entry requirements You’ll usually need: 5 GCSEs at grades 9 to 4 (A* to C), or equivalent, including English, maths and science 3 A levels, or equivalent, including biology and chemistry a degree in a relevant subject for postgraduate study
Skills required:You’ll need: counselling skills including active listening and a non-judgemental approach knowledge of psychology knowledge of medicine and dentistry the ability to understand people’s reactions excellent verbal communication skills active listening skills knowledge of English language sensitivity and understanding to be able to carry out basic tasks on a computer or hand-held device
What you’ll earn:£24,907 Starter to £87,754
Working hours, patterns and environment:You could work in a prison, in an NHS or private hospital, at a client’s home or in the community. Your working environment may be emotionally demanding. 41-45 hours a week – potentially shift work
Career path and progression:With experience, you may go on to lead a team, or manage a unit or department. You may also progress to teaching and training students, trainee doctors and other healthcare professionals.

With experience and entry on the General Medical Council (GMC) Specialist Register, you could apply for senior (or consultant) roles.

Apprenticeship Opportunities

We have a number of students looking out for level 2 and 3 apprenticeships in Year 11. If you are able to offer apprenticeships then please do not hesitate to contact the school! In particular we have students looking for plumbing, bricklaying and electrician opportunities.

A.P.Webb Plant Hire Limited – Apprentice Plant Maintenance Technician

Job title:                              Apprentice Plant Maintenance Technician

Department:                      Workshop

Responsible to:   Workshop Manager

Based at:                             Common Road, Stafford, but will be require travel to client’s sites throughout the UK

Job Type:                             Full Time

Salary:                                 Applicable National Minimum Wage            

Job summary

Plant fitters repair, service and maintain light and heavy plant equipment. This includes machinery such as bulldozers, cranes, excavators and also smaller items such as air compressors, pumps and generators.

As a new member of a young diverse group of mechanical engineers you will learn how to fault find/repair and maintain construction/rail plant using a combination of first principles diagnostics and experience. You will be expected to attend college for 3 years and achieve at least a level three Plant Technician qualification.

Role and responsibilities

  • Supervised periodic servicing: scheduled preventative maintenance and servicing of construction/rail plant
  • Supervised pre delivery inspections: check and inspect road rail plant to an industry compliant company standard
  • Inspect documentation to a national rail standard: the inspection of machine related documentation to check its serviceability and compliance with company and industry standards and policies
  • Using a working knowledge of LOLER assess lifting equipment prior to examination
  • Supervised machinery and attachment repair:
  • With mentored instruction and supervised use of hand tools and equipment, repair road rail equipment and machinery.
  • Travel to site as part of a team of two under the supervision of a mentor and with a valid PTS (Personal Track Safety Accreditation) inspect rail plant as part of a current and live maintenance plan.
  • Replenish fluid levels as part of a pre start checks regime.
  • Engage in an operational training programme for road rail plant: learn to drive 1 Tonne to 45 Tonne road rail plant including dumpers, bulldozers, cranes and excavators.
  • Rotate through all commercial areas of the business to understand plant hire operations, compliance and transport management.
  • Observe question understand and stay safe.

Qualifications and education requirements

  • GCSES English, Maths and ICT to grade 4,5,6 (C) or above are desirable however not essential as Functional Skills support are offered as part of the Apprenticeship.
  • It is not essential, however if you have completed any relevant prior training such as an engineering or automotive vehicle technician course this will be looked on favourably.

Behavioural skills required

  • Mechanical and Technical Skills
  • Knowledge of Machinery and Metals
  • Good Computer Skills
  • Good Communication skills
  • Practical with good hand skills
  • A passion for plant or similar machines
  • Ability to work as a part of a team of Fitters
  • Accurate, methodical and systematic
  • Punctual and professional

Additional notes

  • AP Webb Plant Hire is a growing company there are roles within the company that we don’t even know we need yet, as a minimum a hard working fourth year improver apprentice can expect to have his own stocked van, or an equivalent operational apprentice would be required to drive nationwide to site in a smaller van within 3 years.
  • Selection days in the first two weeks of July 2021

To find out more about A P Webb Plant Hire go to www.apwebbplanthire.co.uk

If you would like a discussion to see if this role might be right for you, please email your CV and contact details to Ian Harrison at: iharrison@apwebbplanthire.co.uk

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May 14th 2021

TAHS Weekly Newsletter. 

 

SIXTH FORM SKILLS SESSION

There is a mandatory skills session with your Sixth Form form tutor scheduled for the following time:


Week 4 – P3 on Tuesday 18th May from 2.05pm – 3.05pm

Year 12

Focus will be personal statement writing

Year 13

Update on Year 13 ball and opportunity to say farewell to your form tutor and form group.


This session will be replacing your timetabled lesson if you have one at that time.  


You must attend this session even if you have a non-contact or no scheduled lesson as registers will be taken

Year 13 – Gofundme

Can you help support our Year 13 students.

Over the past 18 months students education has been massively disrupted due to COVID-19 and everyone has had to work tirelessly to adapt to an unprecedented and ever-changing environment.

Normally, the Senior Prefect Team, would have been organising Sixth Form balls, fundraisers, and activities for the sixth form to raise the funds to provide an end of year celebration of what we have achieved in the Sixth Form. Sadly, however, this has not been possible ☹️. We feel like it is our responsibility to provide one final celebration for our peers so that they can finish off this chapter in a positive way.

We are therefore reaching out to the community in trying to raise money to support us in paying for our formal leaver’s celebration, making it accessible to everyone in Year 13, regardless of their circumstances. 

If you would like to support us you can make a donation on our gofundme page by clicking on the link : https://gofund.me/aadc3a6b

Thank you for helping us achieve our goal!

YEAR 13 LEAVERS JUMPERS

The Senior Prefects have organised Leavers Jumpers for Year 13.  If you would like to order a jumper please click on the link below:

https://store.leavershoodies.com/thomas-alleynes-sixth-form-2021-leavers/ckomygk0x3kni0702xfap1ryz

YEAR 12 GCSE CERTIFICATES

Students who have not received their next GCSE certificates can collect them from Mrs Walton in the Sixth Form office

COVID-19 Test Kits

Any Sixth Form students who have not received their next batch of COVID-19 test kits can collect them from Mrs Walton in the Sixth Form office

We’re talking mental health

This week was mental health week, so we’ve made plans to help support your student’s wellbeing. There’s something on everyday across all of our social channels, make sure they’re following us so they don’t miss out on any of the top tips and tricks we’ll be sharing.

Year 11 Opportunities

See the images below for two fantastic opportunities for our year 11 students:

YEAR 8 into YEAR 9 Learning Support Evening Thursday 20th May 3.30 – 4.30.


We look forward to meeting Year 8 parents of SEND pupils on Thursday.  Please come and meet the SEND department for refreshments and an insight as to how your son or daughter could be supported whilst they are at Thomas Alleynes. 

The afternoon will give you the opportunity to meet TA’s, meet current pupils and see how support is given.
We hope to see you on Thursday 20th May.  If you are unable to attend but would like to visit please contact Mrs Oliver or Mr. Godwin at school.

PE Update 

It has been great for students to return to PE lessons.  We have begun the term with, rounders, cricket, softball, swimming and frisbee. Please ensure all students have full PE Kit. They will all require , Black Polo shirt, Black Shorts, Sports socks, Indoor Trainers. Students also require a black swim costume / black swim shorts. If students are injured or unwell they should bring a note and their PE kit as the will still have a role to play in the lesson and should have a coat if the weather in inclement.  BTEC Sport


** We have purchased on line learning resources for BTEC Students in Yr10, 11, 12, 13. Please see Teams for Log In details and how to access the resources **


Year 10 –  students are working towards coursework on Sports Injuries.

Year 11- All Component 3 coursework needs completing on Teams. Students are now beginning to practice their practical leadership and so need PE kit for lessons.


Year 12-  Students are now working on Unit 3 developing understanding of the sports industry. Students should now be using homework and independent study time to work on their Coursework.


Year 13- Students have received an individual mark breakdown via email. It is important that they use this to access lessons and resources they require. With uncertainty around summer exams it is vital students are fully prepared for the units they are taking to give them the best chance of their highest grade.

Science News

This week’s Science Students of the Week are:

Year 9

Mrs Hughes would like to nominate the following students for super participation in Chemistry discussions – Cameron B, Logan C, Charlie F, Calli H, Kristers L, Luke N, Ben P and Ben S.

Mrs Dykes would like to nominate 9H2 for excellent behaviour in their 3 teacher Chemistry lesson on Wednesday.

Year 10

Mrs Hughes would like to nominate the following students for excellent effort in their chemistry lessons – Livvy E, Sophie W, Harry G and Mia S.

Year 11

Mrs Dykes would like to nominate the following students from 11U4 – Minnie M-A, Lily May D, Sammy E, Ben A, Maddison C and Arthur M for their efforts in Physics.

Year 13

Mr Mitchell would like to nominate Vicky C for fantastic scores in Chemistry and say ‘well done’ to all Year 13 with really pleasing results.

Well done to all of this week’s students!

History

Well done to Year 10 on some fantastic Anglo-Saxon and Norman England examination results. A lot of students were at or above their target grades and one person got 100%

Year 11 ‘Prom’ – Thursday 8th July 2021


For some of our students, they are now entering their final two weeks at Thomas Alleyne’s High School. We know they have a number of additional assessments this week and wish them well with these.

We are looking forward to being able to celebrate this milestone with them on the 8th July 2021 at Uttoxeter racecourse where their end of year prom will take place. Tickets are now on sale and available via parent pay. Year 11 students need to ensure that in these final two weeks they are conducting themselves in an appropriate
manner and continue to show respect to staff, peers and the school site. Please note that any misbehaviour in school will result in their tickets being withdrawn.

If you have not purchased your ticket as yet, they are still available to purchase on Parentpay for £20, the deadline for payment is Friday 21st May 2021.

English Stars

The English department would like to congratulate all those students who have been putting in lots of effort and working so hard this week. In particular, we would like to commend the following as student of the week:


Year 9 Joel M, Martha B, Sophie A, Savannah O, Jess C (all for completing their speaking and listening speeches), and 9UL for just being delightful and motivated and engaging so positively with the topic we are studying! Millie S, Billy T

Year 10 Jake L, Rhiannan T, Grace A, Joe H, Finn D, Lucy S, Tom N

Year 11 Gaby S, Leanne P, Jess P, Isla M, Harry S, Minnie MA, Lizzie S, Rebecca W, Joey P, Neve P, Katie L

Year 12 Jess L

Year 13 Maddie A

Y11 ICT & CS Enrichment

All year 11 ICT and Computer Science students are completing assessments towards their teacher assessed grades. Once these have been completed students will have the opportunity to access this menu of activities in lesson time – even if you do not study ICT or CS there may be something of interest for you here – take a look:

Springpod Virtual Work Experience Opportunities

Find Virtual Work Experience | Meet Springpod – SpringPod are offering a wide range of virtual work experiences aimed at students between the age of 14-18 in June this year. The experience is completely free and is a great way of exploring careers within different sectors. The experience is spread of 2 weeks and is approximately 10 hours of live webinars and activities to complete so you can fit them around your school studies. If you cannot attend one of the live sessions they are sent to you to watch when you are able.

Work experience opportunities like this look great on your CV and will help you to develop practical skills and knowledge which are important to your employability when you leave school.

All opportunities below are hyperlinked to the registration page. They all start on 1st June so get signing up!

Engineering Work Experience | Springpod

Finance Work Experience | Springpod

Journalism Work Experience | Springpod

Marketing Work Experience | Springpod

Law Work Experience | Springpod

Graphic Design Work Experience | Springpod

Veterinary Work Experience | Springpod

Fashion Work Experience | Springpod

Technology Work Experience | Springpod

Dentistry Work Experience | Springpod

TV and Film Work Experience | Springpod

Business Management Work Experience | Springpod

Charity Work Experience | Springpod

Psychology Work Experience | Springpod

Healthcare and Support Work Experience | Springpod

Allied Health Professional On-Demand Work Experience | Springpod

Career of the week

Job title: Horticultural Worker  Horticultural workers grow and sell plants in garden centres, and tend to plants in parks and gardens.   On a typical day you could: sow seeds, plant bulbs and ornamental plants grow plants from cuttings and by grafting water, weed, prune, feed and spray plants mow grass, cut dead growth and branches, and generally tidy up lay paths and look after ornamental features research new strains of seed and plants in the lab for crop production pick, sort and package produce to be sent to retailers sell plants and other products advise customers in a garden centre
Entry requirements:You can get into this job through: a college course an apprenticeship applying directly training with a professional body   College You could take a course at college. Relevant courses include: Level 1 Award in Horticultural Skills Level 2 Certificate in Gardening Level 2 Diploma in Horticulture   Entry requirements You’ll usually need: 2 or fewer GCSEs at grades 3 to 1 (D to G), or equivalent, for a level 1 course 2 or more GCSEs at grades 9 to 3 (A* to D), or equivalent, for a level 2 course   Apprenticeship You may be able to get into this job by doing a horticulture and landscape operative intermediate apprenticeship. You can also do a packhouse line leader advanced apprenticeship, if you’re working on a horticultural production line, for example picking and packing plants and flowers to order. You could move onto a horticulture supervisor advanced apprenticeship as you get more experience. Entry requirements You’ll usually need: some GCSEs, usually including English and maths, or equivalent, for an intermediate apprenticeship 5 GCSEs at grades 9 to 4 (A* to C), or equivalent, including English and maths, for an advanced apprenticeship
Skills required:You’ll need: to be thorough and pay attention to detail the ability to work well with others the ability to work on your own to be flexible and open to change persistence and determination physical skills like movement, coordination and dexterity the ability to work well with your hands physical fitness and endurance to be able to carry out basic tasks on a computer or hand-held device
What you’ll earn:£13,000 – £23,000
Working hours, patterns and environment:Likely to work on a Rota, including weekends and bank holiday. Up to 45 hours a week.   You could work on a country estate, in a park, in a garden or at a garden centre.
Career path and progression:With experience you could progress to a supervisor or manager role, or set up your own nursery or garden maintenance business. You could move into a research job for a university, or with a food and agricultural development company

Current opportunities

Gardening Apprentice Calke Abbey –

An excellent opportunity to work in a heritage garden and gain a qualification packed with knowledge & practical experience. Calke Abbey has atmospheric walled gardens, parkland and pleasure grounds where you will learn about vegetable & fruit growing, flower gardens, glasshouses, propagation & pruning, and the use of machinery & tools. Gardening Apprentice – Calke Abbey – Find an apprenticeship (findapprenticeship.service.gov.uk)

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May 7th 2021

TAHS Weekly Newsletter. 

SIXTH FORM SKILLS SESSION

There is a mandatory skills session with your Sixth Form form tutor scheduled for the following time:


Week 4 – P3 on Tuesday 18th May from 2.05pm – 3.05pm

Year 12

Focus will be personal statement writing

Yea 13

Update on Year 13 ball and opportunity to say farewell to your form tutor and form group.


This session will be replacing your timetabled lesson if you have one at that time.  


You must attend this session even if you have a non-contact or no scheduled lesson as registers will be taken

TUTOR ACTIVITY PROGRAMME

This week’s activity is to work through the Change Makers session 9 – Be Decent, available on Teams for both Y12 and Y13.

DEAF AWARENESS WEEK

3-9 May is deaf awareness week.  Watch this video for ideas on how to be deaf friendly: https://www.ndcs.org.uk/information-and-support/being-deaf-friendly

You could also consider learning some British Sign Language such as on this great site:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=clPTV1wq8Jw

INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY

Unifrog are currently recruiting paid interns for 3 different roles, in either Graphic Design, Written Content or HR operations/finance.  They will be paid at £11 per hour and work either remotely or from their London office.  Please contact Mrs Bell if you are interested.

UNIFROG INFORMATION ON RESULTS DAY & CLEARING

Although the tutor activity programme during form time has covered what to expect on results day and clearing, there are plenty of videos on Unifrog for students and parents to watch such as ‘what is clearing’, ‘results lower or higher than expected’ and ‘what should you do after you have accepted a place’.

YEAR 12 GCSE CERTIFICATES

Students who have not received their next GCSE certificates can collect them from Mrs Walton in the Sixth Form office

Year 11 Opportunities

See the images below for two fantastic opportunities for our year 11 students:

PE Update 

PE – Update

It has been great for students to return to PE lessons.  We have begun the term with, rounders, cricket, softball, swimming and frisbee. Please ensure all students have full PE Kit. They will all require , Black Polo shirt, Black Shorts, Sports socks, Indoor Trainers. Students also require a black swim costume / black swim shorts. If students are injured or unwell they should bring a note and their PE kit as the will still have a role to play in the lesson and should have a coat if the weather in inclement.  BTEC Sport


** We have purchased on line learning resources for BTEC Students in Yr10, 11, 12, 13. Please see Teams for Log In details and how to access the resources **


Year 10 –  students are working towards coursework on Sports Injuries.

Year 11- All Component 3 coursework needs completing on Teams. Students are now beginning to practice their practical leadership and so need PE kit for lessons.


Year 12-  Students are now working on Unit 3 developing understanding of the sports industry. Students should now be using homework and independent study time to work on their Coursework.


Year 13- Students have received an individual mark breakdown via email. It is important that they use this to access lessons and resources they require. With uncertainty around summer exams it is vital students are fully prepared for the units they are taking to give them the best chance of their highest grade.

Science News

This week’s Science Students of the Week:

Year 9

Miss Thorley would like to nominate – Garrard W (9E1), Caitlin D (9T2), Carly D (9T2) and Logan G (9W1) for exceptional investigative process in the circuits practical.

Year 10

Miss Thorley would like to nominate Zak S-S (10E1) for fantastic knowledge and understanding of reversible reactions.

Year 12

Mrs Hughes would like to nominate the following students for a fantastic chemistry practical write-up:

Jack B, Jack D, Sophie G, Freya H, Adam M, Ellie R, Layla T and Izzy W.

Well done!

Yr11 Laptop Return

If you have been loaned a school laptop could you please return it to reception or Rm8 as soon as you are able to do so. If you still need to use the laptop please speak to Mr Godwin to make alternative arrangements.

Thank you 

English Stars

For English this week, students of the week are:


Year 9 Victoria H, Lucas WS, Abbie C
Year 10 Juan B, Chloe K
Year 11 Reece A, Katie U, Joey P, Tom K
Year 12 Martha M, Rosie-Mai KP
Year 13 Rubie G, Aidan R, Torin N, Emma K, Tom F

Y11 ICT

With the assessment done students now need to ensure they maximise their opportunity of a good grade by putting finishing touches to their controlled assessments. To assist with this room 43 will be open on Wednesday evening until 4.15 exclusively for y11 ICT students.

Do not miss the opportunity of maximising this section of the course – 50%!!!

Health & Social Care 6th Form Masterclasses


Bishop Grosseteste University are running masterclasses in a variety of subjects in June and July this year. We are very pleased that all of our year 12 Health & Social Care National Extended Diploma students have been allocated a place for the following masterclasses : –


Health & Social Care – ‘Caring Looks Different for Everyone’

Special Educational Needs, Disability & Inclusion – ‘Want to Learn.

Can’t Learn’Counselling – ‘A Masterclass in Self-Compassion

Primary Education – ‘Debating Behaviour in Primary Schools – Do Rewards & Sanctions Work?’


These masterclasses will really deepen their understanding of the care industry and give breadth to the vocational nature of the course.  They will also support their applications to university, apprenticeships and the world of work next year.

MFL Musings

Year 11 – The Final Straight

Congratulation to all of our GCSE students so far, there has clearly been some incredible effort at home over the past few months.


Over the next few weeks, we are offering the final opportunities to show off your skills in Listening, Reading and Writing. We recommend focusing your writing revision on jobs/work, health, your region/where you live, and friends/family.


Don’t forget to use your revision workbook, www.gcespod.comwww.thisislanguage.com and www.quizlet.com!

What’s your favourite French word?

You could win up to £40 by sharing your favourite French word with the University of Exeter – details of how to enter are here: https://flipgrid.com/e97a3206 (you will have to sign up to Flipgrid)


MFL in the news

https://www.theguardian.com/education/2020/dec/26/bonjour-europe-britons-are-turning-to-learning-languages-like-never-before Apparently we’re getting more popular…

In the French news

https://www.1jour1actu.com/culture/mitchell-contre-machines-film-animation 

Netflix stream in France too! What other films can you find which are dubbed or subtitled in French as well?

Springpod Virtual Work Experience Opportunities

Find Virtual Work Experience | Meet Springpod – SpringPod are offering a wide range of virtual work experiences aimed at students between the age of 14-18 in June this year. The experience is completely free and is a great way of exploring careers within different sectors. The experience is spread of 2 weeks and is approximately 10 hours of live webinars and activities to complete so you can fit them around your school studies. If you cannot attend one of the live sessions they are sent to you to watch when you are able.

Work experience opportunities like this look great on your CV and will help you to develop practical skills and knowledge which are important to your employability when you leave school.

All opportunities below are hyperlinked to the registration page. They all start on 1st June so get signing up!

Engineering Work Experience | Springpod

Finance Work Experience | Springpod

Journalism Work Experience | Springpod

Marketing Work Experience | Springpod

Law Work Experience | Springpod

Graphic Design Work Experience | Springpod

Veterinary Work Experience | Springpod

Fashion Work Experience | Springpod

Technology Work Experience | Springpod

Dentistry Work Experience | Springpod

TV and Film Work Experience | Springpod

Business Management Work Experience | Springpod

Charity Work Experience | Springpod

Psychology Work Experience | Springpod

Healthcare and Support Work Experience | Springpod

Allied Health Professional On-Demand Work Experience | Springpod

Career of the week

Job title: Horticultural Worker  Horticultural workers grow and sell plants in garden centres, and tend to plants in parks and gardens.   On a typical day you could: sow seeds, plant bulbs and ornamental plants grow plants from cuttings and by grafting water, weed, prune, feed and spray plants mow grass, cut dead growth and branches, and generally tidy up lay paths and look after ornamental features research new strains of seed and plants in the lab for crop production pick, sort and package produce to be sent to retailers sell plants and other products advise customers in a garden centre
Entry requirements:You can get into this job through: a college course an apprenticeship applying directly training with a professional body   College You could take a course at college. Relevant courses include: Level 1 Award in Horticultural Skills Level 2 Certificate in Gardening Level 2 Diploma in Horticulture   Entry requirements You’ll usually need: 2 or fewer GCSEs at grades 3 to 1 (D to G), or equivalent, for a level 1 course 2 or more GCSEs at grades 9 to 3 (A* to D), or equivalent, for a level 2 course   Apprenticeship You may be able to get into this job by doing a horticulture and landscape operative intermediate apprenticeship. You can also do a packhouse line leader advanced apprenticeship, if you’re working on a horticultural production line, for example picking and packing plants and flowers to order. You could move onto a horticulture supervisor advanced apprenticeship as you get more experience. Entry requirements You’ll usually need: some GCSEs, usually including English and maths, or equivalent, for an intermediate apprenticeship 5 GCSEs at grades 9 to 4 (A* to C), or equivalent, including English and maths, for an advanced apprenticeship
Skills required:You’ll need: to be thorough and pay attention to detail the ability to work well with others the ability to work on your own to be flexible and open to change persistence and determination physical skills like movement, coordination and dexterity the ability to work well with your hands physical fitness and endurance to be able to carry out basic tasks on a computer or hand-held device
What you’ll earn:£13,000 – £23,000
Working hours, patterns and environment:Likely to work on a Rota, including weekends and bank holiday. Up to 45 hours a week.   You could work on a country estate, in a park, in a garden or at a garden centre.
Career path and progression:With experience you could progress to a supervisor or manager role, or set up your own nursery or garden maintenance business. You could move into a research job for a university, or with a food and agricultural development company

Current opportunities

Gardening Apprentice Calke Abbey –

An excellent opportunity to work in a heritage garden and gain a qualification packed with knowledge & practical experience. Calke Abbey has atmospheric walled gardens, parkland and pleasure grounds where you will learn about vegetable & fruit growing, flower gardens, glasshouses, propagation & pruning, and the use of machinery & tools. Gardening Apprentice – Calke Abbey – Find an apprenticeship (findapprenticeship.service.gov.uk)

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April 30th 2021

TAHS Weekly Newsletter. 

COVID-19 Test Kits

Any Sixth Form students who have not received their next batch of COVID-19 test kits can collect them from Mrs Walton in the Sixth Form office

Year 12 GCSE certificates

Students who have not received their next GCSE certificates can collect them from Mrs Walton in the Sixth Form office

UNIFROG

Attached is information leaflet from Unifrog.

Recycling

Can you help the Lions International Club by donating your old, unwanted glasses and mobile phones.  Recycling spectacles & hearing aids is a long established Lions Club International project. “Recycle For Sight” is aimed at improving the sight & hearing of people in countries around the globe.

Captain Tom 100 Challenge

White Rose maths are celebrating the “Captain Tom 100” challenge, in memory of Sir Captain Tom Moore who would have been 101 today.


I have put together this short PowerPoint explaining the challenge to students and inviting them to get involved. There are also a few numeracy challenges based around the number 100. This is being shared with classes and on teams too.

Assessments

Please see full details of the assessments to be completed for Y11 & 13:

PE Update 

PE – Update

It has been great for students to return to PE lessons.  We have begun the term with, rounders, cricket, softball, swimming and frisbee. Please ensure all students have full PE Kit. They will all require , Black Polo shirt, Black Shorts, Sports socks, Indoor Trainers. Students also require a black swim costume / black swim shorts. If students are injured or unwell they should bring a note and their PE kit as the will still have a role to play in the lesson and should have a coat if the weather in inclement.  BTEC Sport


** We have purchased on line learning resources for BTEC Students in Yr10, 11, 12, 13. Please see Teams for Log In details and how to access the resources **


Year 10 –  students are working towards coursework on Sports Injuries.

Year 11- All Component 3 coursework needs completing on Teams. Students are now beginning to practice their practical leadership and so need PE kit for lessons.


Year 12-  Students are now working on Unit 3 developing understanding of the sports industry. Students should now be using homework and independent study time to work on their Coursework.


Year 13- Students have received an individual mark breakdown via email. It is important that they use this to access lessons and resources they require. With uncertainty around summer exams it is vital students are fully prepared for the units they are taking to give them the best chance of their highest grade.

Science News

Are you passionate about Science and Art?

The Nancy Rothwell Competition, organised by The Royal Society of Biology, offers students the opportunity to enter a natural specimen drawing competition.   

Your entry could be an anatomy drawing or you could choose to draw a preserved natural object such as a fossil.  There are three age categories:  7 – 11, 12 – 14 and 15 – 18, certificates and various prizes will be awarded for outstanding entries in each category.

The Nancy Rothwell Award celebrates specimen drawing in schools and highlights the benefits of combining art and science.

The closing date for entries is Friday 30th July 2021.  For more information and entry details see the link below.

https://www.rsb.org.uk/get-involved/rsb-awards/nancy-rothwell-award

This week’s Science Students of the Week are:

Year 9

Mrs Hughes would like to nominate – Alex H, Sam L and Joseph N for attainment in Science.

Year 11

Mr Mitchell would like to thank all of the Year 11 students who have diligently and resiliently sat their Science Assessments this week. Well done.

Mrs Simpson would particularly like to nominate Tyler E 11H5 for a brilliant attitude towards his Chemistry exam.

Well done!

English Stars

The English department wish to congratulate all those students in year 13 and year 11, who have put so much effort into their assessments this week. Mrs Peers in particular would like to nominate all three of her Year 11 classes for students of the week. You have all put a great deal of effort into your assessments and behaved impeccably. 

In terms of those who have really stood out this week across all year groups, students of the week for English are:

Yr 9 – Kai H, Vicky N
Yr 10 – Ben L, Jake L, Molly D, Hannah C, Joe H
Yr 11 – Harrison W, Evie N, Mollie B, Nadia D, Henry W
Yr 12 – Lizzie S 
Yr 13 – Emma K

Year 9 Most Able Master Classes. 

On Tuesday Miss Shackell led a year 9 master class tutorial. Well done to those students who took part in this session on Teams. The sessions gave students the opportunity to discuss lots of ideas about how monsters are portrayed in literature. The next session is the 25th May. 

Design a Stamp Competition

Year 10 Thinking Ahead Questionnaire

In order for us to support the year 10’s next year with their post 16 choices we would be interested in finding out a little bit more about their initial thoughts! All year 10’s have been allocated this questionnaire on Insight and we would be grateful if they could complete it before the end of this half term.

https://forms.office.com/r/12uYbV4qGh

Apprenticeships

There are a large number of apprenticeships being advertised at the moment on the government website within 15 miles of the school. There are a number of apprenticeships with JCB being advertised and also in care, business administration, construction, equine care and farming to name but a few! Have a look on the government website Search Apprenticeships and also keep an eye on the future intentions library where I also share apprenticeship vacancies. If you would like support searching or applying for apprenticeships then send me an email.

Are you offering an apprenticeship?

We have a few students looking for Building, Construction and Plumbing Apprenticeships, if your Business if offering one this year we would love to hear about your vacancies so we can share them with our students. Please email featherstone@tahs.net

Career of the week

Job title:Police Officer – Police officers keep law and order, investigate crime, and support crime prevention.
Routes into this career:University You could get a degree in any subject and apply to: the Degree Holder programme the Police Now graduate leadership scheme Alternatively you could self-fund a Professional Policing Degree before applying to join a force. You are not guaranteed a job at the end of the course. Instead, you have to apply for probationary constable roles within 5 years of completing this degree. Entry requirements You’ll usually need: 2 to 3 A levels, or equivalent, for a degree College You could gain some of the skills and knowledge you need to apply directly or through the degree apprenticeship route by doing a course like: Level 3 National Diploma in Uniformed Protective Services Level 3 Certificate in Public Services Level 3 Diploma in Policing Entry requirements You’ll usually need: 4 or 5 GCSEs at grades 9 to 4 (A* to C), or equivalent, for a level 3 course Apprenticeship You could start by doing a Police Constable Degree Apprenticeship (PCDA). It’s a 3 year work-based programme that leads to a degree in Professional Policing Practice. You can apply through your chosen force. If you want to work in non-emergency response situations you could do a serious and complex crime investigator degree apprenticeship. In this role, as well as police forces you could also be employed by organisations like: The National Crime Agency Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs The Ministry of Defence Entry requirements You’ll usually need: 4 or 5 GCSEs at grades 9 to 4 (A* to C) and A levels, or equivalent, for a degree apprenticeship  
What you’ll earn:Starter: £21,000 – Experienced: £45000
What skills will I need?You’ll need: legal knowledge including court procedures and government regulations knowledge of public safety and security negotiation skills for keeping people safe patience and the ability to remain calm in stressful situations sensitivity and understanding for dealing with traumatic situations the ability to understand people’s reactions excellent verbal communication skills leadership skills
Day to day duties:Day-to-day tasks In this role you could: respond to calls for help from the public investigate crimes and offences interview suspects and make arrests give evidence in court control traffic and crowds at large public events and gatherings advise the public on personal safety and crime prevention promote respect for people in relation to their race, diversity and human rights
Career path and progression:Once your training is complete you’ll need to pass a probationary period as a police constable. There are clearly defined ranks in the service which you can move through with experience as well as taking additional examinations. There are opportunities to specialise in a particular type of policing, for example: criminal investigation department (CID), anti-fraud or road traffic drugs or firearms counter-terrorism air support or underwater search dog-handling or mounted policing With experience, you may be able to apply for promotion to sergeant, inspector or chief inspector. In the CID you’ll also have the title of detective added to your rank, for example detective sergeant or detective chief inspector.  

Information sourced directly from www.nationalcareersservice.gov.uk ,

 

Current opportunities in our local area

Police Officer Degree Apprenticeship: Staffordshire Police – Find an apprenticeship (findapprenticeship.service.gov.uk)

If you have any suggestions for a career you would like to know more about then please email me at featherstone@tahs.net

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April 23rd 2021

TAHS Weekly Newsletter. 

Sixth Form Entry September 2021

All Sixth Form offer letters have been posted out. If you are happy to accept your place in the Sixth Form based on your chosen subjects, please complete the acceptance form.  The link for this form is located on Teams – Year 11 Future Intentions. Please complete this form by Friday 30th April 2021.

If any students have any queries about their letter or Sixth Form, please email sixthform@tahs.org.uk

COVID-19 Test Kits

Any Sixth Form students who have not received their next batch of COVID-19 test kits can collect them from Mrs Walton in the Sixth Form office

SIXTH FORM TUTOR ACTIVITY PROGRAMME

Please work through session 8 of Change Makers.  This week, the topic is about making a change and being a do-er.  PowerPoint is attached on Insight.

UNIFROG

Attached is information leaflet on how Unifrog can help you make informed choices regarding your future.

Year 13 Student Finance Powerpoint

Year 13 students were emailed the attached powerpoint earlier this week regarding student finance.

Volunteering opportunity – Sixth Form Students

The British Heart Foundation shop in Uttoxeter are currently appealing for volunteers to join their team and have contacted us to see if any of our Sixth Form students would be interested in getting involved.  This could be a great opportunity to gain work experience and to get involved with the local community.

They have a variety of roles on offer from cashier volunteer to online sales volunteer.  Full training and support will be provided.

They are Covid-19 secure with all appropriate safety measures in place.

If you are interested in finding out more, please see Mrs Walton in the Sixth Form office.

Exciting News from Music

HOUSE MUSIC COMPETITION 


Watch this space for news coming soon of this years’ House Music Competition. Your Year 10 captains will be decided soon.


AFTER SCHOOL MUSIC CLUBS


Tuesday; Year 10 performance club.

Wednesday; Year 12 music theory club

Thursday; Year 11 course work support.


News of Year 9 singing group to be announced soon.

Art Winners

Ready to be amazed?

PE Update 

It has been great for students to return to PE lessons.  We have begun the term with, rounders, cricket, softball, swimming and frisbee. Please ensure all students have full PE Kit. They will all require , Black Polo shirt, Black Shorts, Sports socks, Indoor Trainers. Students also require a black swim costume / black swim shorts. If students are injured or unwell they should bring a note and their PE kit as the will still have a role to play in the lesson and should have a coat if the weather in inclement.  

BTEC Sport


** We have purchased on line learning resources for BTEC Students in Yr10, 11, 12, 13. Please see Teams for Log In details and how to access the resources **


Year 10 –  students are working towards coursework on Sports Injuries.

Year 11- All Component 3 coursework needs completing on Teams. Students are now beginning to practice their practical leadership and so need PE kit for lessons.


Year 12-  Students are now working on Unit 3 developing understanding of the sports industry. Students should now be using homework and independent study time to work on their Coursework.


Year 13- Students have received an individual mark breakdown via email. It is important that they use this to access lessons and resources they require. With uncertainty around summer exams it is vital students are fully prepared for the units they are taking to give them the best chance of their highest grade.

Science News

At the start of this academic year, our Year 11 students studied Nuclear Science as part of their Physics course, which includes researching the effects of the release of radioactive material. As a case study, this is linked to the Chernobyl nuclear power plant accident.

Chernobyl Revisited

Next week marks the 35th anniversary of the world’s worst nuclear accident in Ukraine.  In the early hours of 26th April 1986 reactor 4 of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Pripyat exploded contaminating the surrounding area in both Ukraine and Belarus with radioactive material. More than 350 thousand people were evacuated and an exclusion zone of 4700km2 was formed.

However, it wasn’t just the immediate area surrounding the nuclear power plant that was affected by fallout – the radioactive isotopes of caesium and strontium were transported in the atmosphere over Western Europe and Scandinavia.  Here in the United Kingdom the sale of sheep was banned across large areas of Cumbria, Scotland and North Wales, amid concerns that the animals had ingested radioactive material.  Approximately 9000 farms had restrictions imposed on the movement and sale of sheep meat, which were not fully lifted until 2012, 26 years after the accident.

The ’exclusion zone’ around the nuclear power plant is still heavily contaminated with caesium, strontium and several other radioactive isotopes – ensuring that the Chernobyl legacy will pose a threat for many generations to come.

Attention all budding designers!

Rolls-Royce Electric World Record Attempt Helmet Design Competition

Here’s the opportunity to entera competition to design a safety helmet for the test pilot of an all-electric plane called ‘Spirit of Innovation’ that will be aiming to reach the record-breaking speed of 300+ mph (480 km/h) later this year.

Please see this document:

This week’s Science Students of the Week are:

Year 9

Mrs Dykes would like to nominate the following students from her 9H3A Physics group – Callum R, James R, Sam L and Joseph N for good practical work in physics.

Mrs Hughes would like to nominate the following students:

Susie C, Isabelle G, Cameron B, James L and Bethan P – for excellent results in their Chemistry test.

Mr Melland would like to nominate Tashi T and Aminah K for excellent class contributions in Physics.

Year 10

Mrs Keeling would like to nominate – Milly G, Spencer D and Georgie S in her 10H5 Biology class for excellent effort during lesson, particularly on our retrieval practical quiz!

Year 11

Mr Melland would like to nominate Maddie W, Isobel P and Leanne P for problem solving in Physics.

Well done!

English Stars

The English department students of the week this week are:


Year 11- Alyssa W, Connor H, Blake P, Alex P, Joe D, Lily-May, Lizzie S, Becky W, Mollie B, Harry S

Year 10- Will G,  Jake L, Tom Y, Lewis B, Harriet E 

Year 9 – Aminah K and Cicely H, Will F, Alex C, Joe N

Year 12 – Martha Murray, Sadie B

Year 9 Drama Club 


Year 9 Drama club made an excellent start exploring the writing of Willy Russell with Our Day Out this week. 


Drama club is open to year 9 each week on Wednesdays at 3.15-4.15pm  All Welcome!

Year 11 ICT & Computing Assessments

Do not forget your assessment on the 3oth period 2 year 11. Loads of information to help you here:

Computer Scientists yours is the week after and we have lessons next week where we will go through revision. But in the meantime do not forget the standard Algorithms…

All in this playlist: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TVUvDdpmI70&list=PLCiOXwirraUAf7ueVPl99gktxzJNEIyCC

Year 11 GCSE Maths

Year 11 GCSE Maths

Year 11 students will complete a GCSE maths past paper in class every other week.  The dates for the next 3 assessments are listed below.  Revision lists will be made available on Teams and Insight before each paper – the revision list for the next assessment has already been given to Y11 students.

Students will need a black pen, pencil, ruler and scientific calculator

Week beginning 26th April (week 1) – Assessment week

11H   Friday 30th Period 111U    Thursday 29th period 1

Week beginning 10th May (week 3)

11H   Tuesday 11th Period 211U    Tuesday 11th period 1

Week beginning 24th May (week 1)

11H   Friday 28th Period 111U    Thursday 27th period 1

Good sources of revision:

www.Corbettmaths.com              

https://vle.mathswatch.co.uk/vle/

www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/z38pycw

www.mathsbot.com

Knowing the Times Tables really helps students in many areas of maths. Please use the following link to access a FREE App to help you keep practicing the Times Tables


https://completemaths.com/teaching-tools/digital-manipulatives/timestables?utm_source=MASTER+LIST&utm_campaign=76e361ce57-Times+Tables+App+-+Masterlist&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_774f60912e-76e361ce57-232696453

Congratulations to Sally!


https://www.staffs.ac.uk/news/2021/04/staffordshire-student-named-degree-apprentice-of-the-year

Feeling Crafty?

JCB Apprenticeship opportunities released

JCB have contacted us to let us know that they are advertising the following vacancies to start September 2021. There are a range of Level 2 opportunities which are suitable for Year 11 students moving on to their next phase and also a couple of level 3 opportuinities for our 6th form leavers.

The posts and the links are below, if you want any help completing your application for these roles then don’t hesitate to get in touch with me and I’ll be happy to help. Featherstone@tahs.net

Material Planning Technician Apprenticeship (This is aimed at individuals who like planning and organising) – Level 3: https://careers.jcb.com/search/527

Quality Technician Apprenticeship – Level 3: https://careers.jcb.com/search/532

Assembly (also known as lean manufacturing) Apprenticeship – Level 2: https://careers.jcb.com/search/535

Fabrication & Welding – This is Level 2, however candidates do have to be 18 to apply for this one: https://careers.jcb.com/search/519

Project Management Apprenticeship – This is Level 4, so would be suitable for someone who is completing A-Levels or something equivalent: https://careers.jcb.com/search/508

 Apprenticeships

There are a wide range of opportunities becoming available in our local area to start in September. Please see the link below for apprenticeships within 15 miles of Uttoxeter.

Results – Find an apprenticeship (findapprenticeship.service.gov.uk)

Students can also keep up to date with apprenticeships being advertised in the Future Intentions library.

If you are looking for an apprenticeship and need our support then please email featherstone@tahs.net.

Career of the week

Meteorologist / Weather Forecaster / Weather Scientist

Job title:  Meteorologists collect and study data from the atmosphere and oceans to make weather forecasts and carry out research.
Potential Earnings:£28,000 – £56000
Routes into:  You can get into this job through: a university course training with a professional body University You’ll usually need a degree in meteorology or a related subject like: physics maths environmental studies geography computer science You might need a postgraduate qualification in meteorology or climatology if you want to do research. Entry requirements You’ll usually need: 4 or 5 GCSEs at grades 9 to 4 (A* to C), or equivalent, including English, maths and science 2 or 3 A levels, or equivalent, including a science, for a degree a degree in a relevant subject for postgraduate study Volunteering You can get hands-on experience with the Met Office summer placement schemes. There are schemes for different groups, including graduates and A level students who are thinking about meteorology as a career. Other Routes You can apply to the Met Office for a place as a trainee on their forecasting and observations course. You’ll need a degree or equivalent qualification in science, maths or a related subject like geography. Other subjects may be accepted if you have the right qualities.
Day to day duties:As a forecaster you’ll: collect data from satellite images, radar, remote sensors and weather stations measure air pressure, wind, temperature and humidity forecast the weather by analysing information and using computer programmes give weather information and reports to customers As a researcher you’ll: study weather patterns and climate change improve computer forecasting models use research to predict floods and droughts study how the weather affects the spread of pollution or disease  
What skills will I need?You’ll need: maths knowledge knowledge of geography knowledge of physics analytical thinking skills excellent verbal communication skills the ability to work well with others to be thorough and pay attention to detail excellent written communication skills to be able to use a computer and the main software packages competently
Career path and progression:With experience you could manage a team of weather forecasters. You could also move into teaching and train future forecasters and scientists. You can learn more about becoming a meteorologist from the Met Office and the Royal Meteorological Society.

Information sourced directly from www.nationalcareersservice.gov.uk .

If you have any suggestions for a career you would like to know more about then please email me at featherstone@tahs.net

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April 2nd 2021

TAHS Weekly Newsletter. 

Sixth Form Entry September 2021

All Sixth Form offer letters have been posted out.  If any students have any queries about their letter or Sixth Form, please email sixthform@tahs.org.uk

Year 13 Planned Assessments

Reminder that Year 13 planned assessments were sent out via email in the parent news

Sixth Form Skills Session

In the Year 12 skills session this week Mrs Dodd held part 2 of her live talk on Future Intentions, UCAS and apprenticeships.  After Easter Mrs Dodd will be holding a live session on personal statements in the next skills session.

In the Year 13 skills session students continued with their change makers booklet.  The Senior Prefects also shared their ideas regarding their proposed leavers plans.

Project Trust

Here at Project Trust, we are very excited about the prospect of relaunching our overseas program this September.

And, looking ahead to next year, applications are now open for students who are interested in volunteering in 2022/23.

Our first online Selection Course for this cohort is taking place next week, on the 5th and 6th of April, and courses will be running right throughout the summer.

Download the Project Trust Brochure

Opportunities for YOUR students

If you, or your students, are interested in learning more about the opportunities available with Project Trust, please check out our website. You can also download our brochure above. 

Celebration

We have celebrated the success of our students across the school in our Skills Sessions – have a look at the presentation below and see if you can see your name:

Assessment Fortnight

Below is a summary of the Assessment Fortnight between 23rd April- 10th May. Some assessment dates have been provided around these dates, but hopefully this will only help you to structure your revision.

It is important that we provide you with the opportunity to do a series of timed assessments as we know they have been working hard over your courses. It will also give you an opportunity to experience completing a series of assessments in different subjects.

The assessments will provide us with one piece of evidence as we work to submit your grades- However, this will not be the only piece of information used.

The assessments have a specific area of focus to ensure that you can feel prepared and to give you time to review this area of their curriculum.

Geography

Y11 revision resources can be found on the Y11 Geography teams. These resources cover all of the topics that will be on the Geography assessments after Easter. There you will also find previously recorded revision sessions that you also have access to. Don’t forget to also revise from your work booklet that you have completed in your lessons running up to Easter on the ‘Pre-Release topic’ ready for your paper 2 assessment. 


Y11 revision sessions will resume after Easter on Tuesdays with Miss Robinson in room 6a between 3:15-4pm. (These will run until the assessments have been completed by all geography groups). 


Y13 revision sessions will continue on Friday’s after-school with Mr Harris in room 6b. 

PE Update 

It has been great for students to return to PE lessons taking part in rugby, netball, football, badminton and fitness. Please ensure all students have full PE Kit. They will all require Reversible Rugby Top (This is to be worn for all outdoor lessons), Black Polo shirt, Black Shorts, Black Football Socks, Shin Pads, Gum Shield,  Football Boots, Indoor Trainers. Activities are on Insight. If students are injured or unwell they should bring a note and their PE kit as the will still have a role to play in the lesson and should have a coat if the weather in inclement.  After Easter we will be re-introducing Swimming, so please ensure you have Black swim shorts / Black swimming costume that fits.

Over Easter there will be lots of community sports available including Uttoxeter Cricket Club, Wootton Cricket Club, Uttoxeter Bulls Basketball. Keep your eyes out for sporting activities to get involved in over Easter.PlayStation F.C. Schools’ Cup – Freestyle competition

As you know PlayStation F.C. Schools’ Cup is running their annual freestyle competition, where pro freestylers Jack Downer and Lia Lewis are on the hunt for the nation’s next generation of skilful footballers.

With an opportunity to win a Digital PlayStation 5, there’s never been a better attraction to an extracurricular activity in the Easter holidays!
All we need your pupils to do is:

1. Go to Jack<https://scanmail.trustwave.com/?c=13415&d=w4bk4HezAbjOPA9JTRgzvUSONlrceBinnXDCHozvKQ&u=https%3a%2f%2fwww%2etiktok%2ecom%2f%40street%5fpanna%3flang%3den> and Lia’s<https://scanmail.trustwave.com/?c=13415&d=w4bk4HezAbjOPA9JTRgzvUSONlrceBinnXeTH9_qfg&u=https%3a%2f%2fwww%2etiktok%2ecom%2f%40lia%2elewis%3flang%3den> TikTok channels to see their Freestyle videos

2. Duet with Jack or Lia’s video

3. Send their duet and completed consent form to playstationschools@eartotheground.org<mailto:playstatuonschools@eartotheground.org>

Make sure they have checked the T&Cs and got their consent form from pssc.info/consent<http://scanmail.trustwave.com/?c=13415&d=w4bk4HezAbjOPA9JTRgzvUSONlrceBinnXqSTYzvKQ&u=http%3a%2f%2fpssc%2einfo%2fconsent>.

The competition runs until the 13th April, when Jack and Lia will pack their two finalists.

BTEC Sport**

We have purchased on line learning resources for BTEC Students in Yr10, 11, 12, 13. Please see Teams for Log In details and how to access the resources **


Year 10 –  students are working towards coursework on Sports Injuries.

Year 11- All Component 3 coursework needs completing on Teams. Students are now beginning to practice their practical leadership and so need PE kit for lessons.


Year 12-  Students are now working on Unit 3 developing understanding of the sports industry. Students should now be using homework and independent study time to work on their Coursework.


Year 13- Students have received an individual mark breakdown via email. It is important that they use this to access lessons and resources they require. With uncertainty around summer exams it is vital students are fully prepared for the units they are taking to give them the best chance of their highest grade.

Science News

This week’s Science Students of the Week:

Year 9

Mr Crum would like to nominate:

Aminah K (9T1) – for excellent effort with revision activities.

Layla M (9O1) – for excellent effort with revision activities.

Isobel H (9O1) – for consistent effort throughout remote lessons.

Martha B (9E1) – for consistent effort throughout remote lessons.

Year 10

Mrs Hughes would like to nominate Livvy E (10E1), Jasmin W (10E2), Alfie H (10W1) and Jack V H (10W1) for effort in their Chemistry lessons.

Mr Crum would like to nominate Harriet G (10T2) for her work in chemical analysis.

Mr Mitchell would like to nominate Mia S and Alfie H – for good test scores and extended learning from online work.

Year 11

Mr Mitchell would like to nominate:

Duncan C – for good answers in class and completion of practical assessment.

And also, Leanne P – for continued high level assessment and answers throughout the GCSE Chemistry course.

Year 12

Mr Crum would like to nominate Evie D (12A) and Eleanor W (12C) – both for awesome coursework.

Year 13

Mr Crum would like to nominate:

Alex D (13C)

Georgia F (13A)

Tya M (13A)

George M (13C)

Amy P (13D)

Katelyn P (13E) all for their progress with Applied Science coursework.

Well done!

English Stars

The English department wishes everyone a lovely holiday. Year 11 and 13 students will be busy preparing for assessments on their return and many have been working very hard this term already, alongside many students from across the school. The following students have particularly impressed their teachers this week; well done!

Year 9 Logan C, Ben S, Garrard W, Calli H

Year 10 Matt R, Edward F, Sadie O, Chloe S, Jake L, Tom Y, Sam P
Year 11 O’Shea P, Alyssa W, Jacob B, Gaby S

Year 12 Mez R, Katie G

Year 13 Jason L

Year 11 GCSE Maths

Year 11 GCSE Maths

Year 11 students will complete a GCSE maths past paper in class every other week.  The dates for the next 3 assessments are listed below.  Revision lists will be made available on Teams and Insight before each paper – the revision list for the next assessment has already been given to Y11 students.

Students will need a black pen, pencil, ruler and scientific calculator

Week beginning 26th April (week 1) – Assessment week

11H   Friday 30th Period 111U    Thursday 29th period 1

Week beginning 10th May (week 3)

11H   Tuesday 11th Period 211U    Tuesday 11th period 1

Week beginning 24th May (week 1)

11H   Friday 28th Period 111U    Thursday 27th period 1

Good sources of revision:

www.Corbettmaths.com              

https://vle.mathswatch.co.uk/vle/

www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/z38pycw

www.mathsbot.com

Knowing the Times Tables really helps students in many areas of maths. Please use the following link to access a FREE App to help you keep practicing the Times Tables


https://completemaths.com/teaching-tools/digital-manipulatives/timestables?utm_source=MASTER+LIST&utm_campaign=76e361ce57-Times+Tables+App+-+Masterlist&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_774f60912e-76e361ce57-232696453

ICT & Computing Topics of the Week

Over Easter you need to be focusing on the topics listed in the Assessment document above – choose your weakest topic from the list and use the fantastic videos linked below to help you. Mind map, notes, flash cards – what ever will help you learn the topics.

Computer Science Craig & Dave

Elkes

At the end of the term we like to reflect on how well our students have tackled the challenges they’ve faced, and to celebrate those who teachers feel exemplify resilience and determination in their approach. This is the assembly we’re going through with students this afternoon, and if you would like any more information on it, please get in touch with your child’s head of house. C Parker

Career of the week

Job title: Food Scientist    Food scientists and food technologists develop food and drink products, making sure they are safe to consume. As a food scientist, you’ll: provide accurate nutritional information for food labelling investigate ways to keep food fresh, safe and attractive find ways to save time and money in food making test the safety and quality of food As a food technologist, you’ll: blend new ingredients to invent and modify recipes conduct experiments and produce sample products design production processes and machinery source, cost and select raw materials investigate and resolve problems, like customer complaints or quality issues
Entry requirements:University You’ll usually need a foundation degree, higher national diploma or degree in food science, food studies or food technology Employers may also accept other subjects like chemistry or nutrition. If you have a degree in an unrelated subject, you could study a postgraduate course like food safety or food quality management. Experience of working in a food science or food development environment, for example through an industrial placement, may improve your career prospects. You’ll usually need: 5 GCSEs at grades 9 to 4 (A* to C), or equivalent, including English, maths and science1 or 2 A levels, or equivalent, for a foundation degree or higher national diploma2 to 3 A levels, or equivalent, for a degreea degree in any subject for a postgraduate course  Apprenticeship You may be able to do a food technologist advanced apprenticeship then move on to a food industry technical professional degree apprenticeship. Entry requirements You’ll usually need: 5 GCSEs at grades 9 to 4 (A* to C), or equivalent, including English and maths, for an advanced apprenticeship4 or 5 GCSEs at grades 9 to 4 (A* to C) and A levels, or equivalent, for a degree apprenticeship  
Skills required:You’ll need: knowledge of chemistry including the safe use and disposal of chemicals knowledge of manufacturing production and processes maths knowledge knowledge of biology knowledge of food production methods to be thorough and pay attention to detail analytical thinking skills excellent verbal communication skills to be able to use a computer and the main software packages competently
What you’ll earn:£20,000- £45000 depending on experience
Working hours, patterns and environment:You could work at a research facility or in a laboratory, You may need to wear protective clothing.Shift work may be required
Career path and progression:You could work for a range of organisations involved in researching and developing new products, including:food manufacturers and supermarketsgovernment and university research establishmentslocal authoritiesYou could improve your career prospects by getting Registered Scientist (RSci) or Chartered Scientist (CSci) status through the Institute of Food Science and Technology.With experience you could become a project leader or manage a department like research and development or quality control. You could also move into fields like chemical engineering, agricultural research, toxicology or nutrition science  

Source: https://nationalcareers.service.gov.uk/job-profiles/food-scientist you can find more information and current opportunities on the national careers service website.

If you have any suggestions for a career you would like to know more about then please email us at futureintentions@tahs.org.uk

Easter Virtual Work Experience Opportunities

There are exciting opportunities being provided by Springpod focusing on a virtual work experience. We feel this might be a great chance for our students to be able to experience a range of different professions some of these include:

– Law

– Fashion Design

– Music Production

– Medicine

Please note these placements are run by an external company and are not monitored by the school, there also may be live content involved in these sessions.

You can sign up using the following link: https://www.springpod.co.uk/virtual-work-experience…/

If you do attend we would love to get some photos and feedback

Careers information BBC

Looking for more information about careers, or some insights into the work of work. The BBC Bitesize careers page has a large amount of information to help with this!

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/careers

Apprenticeships

There is a large number of apprenticeships being advertised locally now at all levels including degree. They can be searched for locally on https://www.apprenticeships.gov.uk/. There are resources to support applications and CV templates on the future intentions library, but if your child is interested in receiving further support or advice on their applications then please contact Mrs Featherstone on featherstone@tahs.net.

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March 26th 2021

TAHS Weekly Newsletter. 

Sixth Form Skills Session

There is a mandatory skills session with your Sixth Form form tutor scheduled for the following time next week:


Week 3 – P3 on Thursday 1st April from 2.05pm – 3.05pm


This session will be replacing your timetabled lesson if you have one at that time.  


You must attend this session even if you have a non-contact or no scheduled lesson as registers will be taken.

Year 12 – Unifrog

Students should be utilising this excellent VLE by adding to their competencies, researching careers/university courses/apprenticeships and looking at wider reading suggestions.  These can be used as Sixth Form 7 study.  Follow this link to the Unifrog blog for ideas on where to get started:  https://www.unifrog.org/blog.

Medicine events

Sessions on Eventbrite could be useful for Sixth Form students who are interested in medicine. 

Staffs Uni

Please see attached information regarding upcoming events which could be of interest to Sixth Form students.

Army Foundation College

Please see attached information on live webinar opportunity regarding junior soldiers which could be of interest

Winning Artists


L2 Certificate in Team Leading


During half-term, 25 students from year 10 and 11 completed the Level 2 Certificate in Principles in Effective Team Leadership.  It was wonderful to see students investing in their personal development and future potential in this way.   Sam P from Year 10 said about the course “the leadership course was a very useful and helpful course. I feel like it helped grow my understanding of the workplace; I now feel much more knowledgeable and confident about it. The people who ran it were incredibly nice and helpful. It was also nice to have some communication with others as the lockdown has left some of us lonely, so this course also offered a social element with them rewarding us with quizzes if the work was completed. I’m very thankful for the course being set up as I feel I gained invaluable information and enjoyed it so much.”


Congratulations to all who took part in the course.

Mrs Maingay 

Year 9 Most Able Team

On Tuesday after school it was great that 17 year 9 students joined an online tutorial and chat discussion on the right to protest in the UK. Our year 9 students had watched a Brilliant Club Master Class lesson on Does Protesting Make you Loyal? Thank you to those students who took part by watching the masterclass and then joined the online lesson in their own time. It was great to hear so many different opinions. 

PE Update 

It has been great for students to return to PE lessons taking part in rugby, netball, football, badminton and fitness. Please ensure all students have full PE Kit. They will all require Reversible Rugby Top (This is to be worn for all outdoor lessons), Black Polo shirt, Black Shorts, Black Football Socks, Shin Pads, Gum Shield,  Football Boots, Indoor Trainers. Activities are on Insight. If students are injured or unwell they should bring a note and their PE kit as the will still have a role to play in the lesson and should have a coat if the weather in inclement.

Year 9 Options – On the Core PE Team is a presentation on the option subject we offer for PE, Entitled BTEC Tech Sport Activity & Fitness. There is also further information and materials about the course.

It is important you are trying to get 60 minutes of physical activity and eating healthily each day. Why not have a go at making your own fitness or healthy cooking video and send it in on Teams? For Ideas and inspiration have a look at files on the Core PE Team.

BTEC Sport** We have purchased on line learning resources for BTEC Students in Yr10, 11, 12, 13. Please see Teams for Log In details and how to access the resources **
Year 10 –  students are working towards coursework on Sports Injuries.

Year 11- All Component 3 coursework needs completing on Teams. Students are now beginning to practice their practical leadership and so need PE kit for lessons.


Year 12-  Students are now working on Unit 3 developing understanding of the sports industry. Students should now be using homework and independent study time to work on their Coursework.

Year 13- Students have received an individual mark breakdown via email. It is important that they use this to access lessons and resources they require. With uncertainty around summer exams it is vital students are fully prepared for the units they are taking to give them the best chance of their highest grade.


Please see message below from Uttoxeter Cricket Club- They are also require a wicket keeper for their U15 team


“Dear parents and carers,

Are you looking for the opportunity to involve your child in a fun outdoor
activity this summer? Why not come down to junior training at Uttoxeter
Cricket Club in Marchington? It doesn’t matter whether you are experienced
or new to the game, we have coaching programmes to suit all ages and
abilities in a safe and sociable environment for both children and parents.
Our sessions are planned to start on Friday 9th April and will run through
to mid-September. For more information, please contact rickuttoxeterjnrcc@gmail.com.
Kind regards,
Rick Ormiston
Uttoxeter CC Junior Co-ordinator”

If you’d like to learn how to play cricket

If you’d like to learn how to play cricket you’d be most welcome to attend outdoor training sessions* run by ECB qualified Coaches at Wootton CC

Science News

This week’s Science Students of the Week

Year 10

Mr Mitchell would like to nominate Gemma B and Joe H for continued excellence in science assessment.

And also, Harley T for brilliant work-rate and focus since returning from lockdown.

Mrs Simpson would like to nominate Holly A in 10O2 – for excellent recall of concepts learned remotely to make it an easy transition back into the classroom. 

Mr Melland would like to nominate Jack T for excellent work in lessons.

Year 11

Mr Mitchell would like to nominate Lily May D, Arthur M, Madison C, Beth H, Minnie M-A and Tyler B for excellent work on practical assessment in science.

Well done!

English Booster Sessions

There will be a series of English revision sessions available over the next few weeks for year 11 students, focusing on targeting the top grades. They will be on Teams and the details are below. To be added to the Team, please contact Miss Cann on cann@tahs.net


Session One Tuesday 30 March 2021 4:30 – 5:15 Writing an amazing literature essay

Session Two Tuesday 13 April 2021 4:30 – 5:15 Revising language Section A (paper 1 &2)

Session Three Tuesday 20 April 2021 4:30 – 5:15 Developing writing skills for Section B

English Stars

Your English teachers have continued to be impressed with so many of the wonderful things you have been doing in lessons and the approach of so many of you to your learning; well done! In particular, the following students have really stood out and deserve recognition for their approach over the last week. I have really enjoyed reading about all of the wonderful things you have all been doing and the reasons your teachers have recommended you. Our students of the week are:

Year 9 Aminah K, Joel M, Lily O, Cara Marie G, Kai H, Kristers L, Oliver H-P

Year 10 Tom N, Lucy O, Ben L, Edward F, Neve R, Eloise P, Ben L, Molly D, Sam P, Rhys R, Katie F

Year 11 Josh N, Tess S, Tilly S, Larbi F, Ben P, Leia W, Maddie W

Year 12 Rosie-Mai KP, Frankie T, Katie G

Year 13 Tom F, Maddie A

Year 11 GCSE Maths

Over the next 10 weeks, Year 11 students will complete a GCSE maths past paper in class every other week.  Revision lists will be made available on Teams and Insight before each paper.

Week beginning 29th March (week 3)

11H   Tuesday 30th Period 211U    Tuesday 30th period 1

Week beginning 26th April (week 1) – Assessment week

11H   Friday 30th Period 111U    Thursday 29th period 1

Week beginning 10th May (week 3)

11H   Tuesday 11th Period 211U    Tuesday 11th period 1

Week beginning 24th May (week 1)

11H   Friday 28th Period 111U    Thursday 27th period 1

Good sources of revision:

www.Corbettmaths.com              

https://vle.mathswatch.co.uk/vle/

www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/z38pycw

www.mathsbot.com

ICT & Computing Topics of the Week

For computing we want you to look at storage devices this week primary & secondary. Our old friends Craig and Dave have some fantastic videos and more resources are on teams.

For ICT we are looking at the differing planning tools so that you can use them in your controlled as well as look at them in relation to the assessments after Easter. All of the links are on our team under the Controlled Assessment Channel – this link will be only available to students.

Cartwright: Planning Tools posted in Year 11 Cambridge National Exam Summer 2021 / Controlled Assessment at 26 Mar 2021 10:47 

Geography News

Y11 revision session on Tuesday will be focussing on the Nigeria case study from the Changing Economic World topic. This session will be in Miss Robinson’s room between 3:15-4pm. 


Y13 revision session will be on Thursday next week in Mr Harris’ room after-school. Look out for a message from Mr Harris on Teams regarding the topic. 

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March 19th 2021

TAHS Weekly Newsletter. 

Sixth Form Skills Session

There is a mandatory skills session with your Sixth Form form tutor scheduled for the following time next week:


Week 2 – P3 on Wednesday 24th March from 2.05pm – 3.05pm


This session will be replacing your timetabled lesson if you have one at that time.  Please remember to bring you TAP booklet with you for this session. This is the booklet you received in your resources pack Copy attached as a reminder.

There will be another skills session on Thursday 1st April – more details to follow regarding this in next week’s round up.


You must attend this session even if you have a non-contact or no scheduled lesson as registers will be taken.

Year 13

Look out for opportunities and information regarding apprenticeships and virtual workshops on offer. This information is available to everyone even if you have applied to University.

Virtual Workshops ASK Programme.

Virtual Workshops information sheet

These virtual workshops will encourage students to undertake practical, engaging activities to help to prepare them for an apprenticeship. These workshops will look at the whole recruitment process from Applications, interviews and online processes. These will be interactive and fun!!!!!

Workshop 1 – Recognising your strengths

Activity overview- Students will gain an understanding of what ‘strengths’ are. They will identify their top 5 strengths and assess themselves for each of these strengths and come up with an example of their top strength. Students will be encouraged to discuss why strengths are important when applying for jobs by competing interactive activities.

Workshop 2 – Write a winning application

Activity overview – Students will gain an understanding of how to write engaging and well-structured answers to the application questions on Find an apprenticeship. They will learn to identify buzz words in vacancy adverts and will analyse the strengths and weaknesses of answers to the 3 questions included.

Workshop 3 – Interview Skills

Activity overview – Students will gain an understanding of face to face and online interviews. They will discover what to expect from the different interview situations, how to prepare and how to structure their responses to questions

Workshop 4 – Preparing for online recruitment

Activity overview – Students will gain a detailed understanding of what to expect from online recruitment methods, including video interviews, online testing and the use of different platforms. They will discover how to prepare and how to structure their responses to questions effectively

Workshop 5 – Searching for jobs in the current market

Activity overview – The purpose of this activity is to encourage individuals who are seeking jobs to consider a range of resources and support when searching in the current climate, considering the types of jobs that are advertising at the moment

Workshop 6 – Boost your employability

Activity overview – Students will be encouraged to identify, capture and plan for practical ways that they can boost their employability. Students will share examples of where they have enhanced their skills / knowledge / experience during lockdown, and then complete an Employability Action Plan which captures their actions to further boost their employability.

Assessment Updates


Year 9 Assessments


In the weeks leading up to Easter, you will be receiving assessments in your Core subjects; English, Maths and Science.
These will test the skills and knowledge that you have learnt over this year, but your subject teachers will guide you to areas on which to focus your revision. It is important to use your time out of school making sure that you are revising and re-reading notes. Remember that many lessons are available on Teams for you to re-use to support your learning. 


Year 10 and 12 Trial Exam- 21st June- 2nd July


Students in Year 10 and 12 will be sitting trial exams from the 21st June. 


These are a useful way for us to assess your learning over the first year of your GCSE, BTec or A Level courses. So that you are well prepared for the final year of your courses, these will be formal, timed assessments in the style of exam papers that you would expect to see when you sit your terminal exams. 


You may be assessed on content that you have been taught over the course, including that delivered during remote lessons. Starting revision now will help you to feel prepared for these assessments. A good starting point would be to go through your exercise books; you could use post it notes to identify where you need to add to your notes or ask questions of your teachers if you are unsure. 

A timetable for the Year 10 and 12 Trial Exams will be published to students in May.

Year 11 and 13 Assessment Fortnight- 23rd April- 10th May

Students in Year 11 and 13 will be sitting a range of formal assessments. The majority of these will take place between 23rd April and 10th May. 

It is important that you are provided with the opportunity to evidence the level at which you are working. The assessments will provide us with one piece of evidence as we work to submit your grades- However, please do be assured that this will not be the only piece of information used.

You will be guided on the topic for the assessments to ensure that you can feel prepared and to give you time to review this area of the curriculum. This information has been shared in Mrs Rudge’s Parent News on Friday, 19th March. You may be assessed on content that you have been taught over the course, including that delivered during remote lessons. Starting revision now will help you to feel prepared for these assessments. A good starting point would be to go through your exercise books; you could use post it notes to identify where you need to add to your notes or ask questions of your teachers if you are unsure.   

For any assessments, your subject teachers will guide you through these and please be assured that you will only be assessed on materials that you have covered in class. 

Geography

Year 11 revision sessions will be starting up again on Tuesday 23rd March, then running every Tuesday, between 3:15 and 4pm in Miss Robinson’s room. These sessions will focus on the topics that will be coming up on the assessments that will take place after Easter. Students from all year 11 geography classes are welcome to attend.


Year 13 revision sessions will also take place on Friday’s after-school in Mr Harris’ room. More information on these sessions will be given out during lessons.

PE Update 


PE – Update

This week we have returned to practical PE lessons. Please ensure all students have full PE Kit. They will all require Reversible Rugby Top (This is to be worn for all outdoor lessons), Black Polo shirt, Black Shorts, Black Football Socks, Shin Pads, Gum Shield,  Football Boots, Indoor Trainers. Activities are on Insight. If students are injured or unwell they should bring a note and their PE kit as the will still have a role to play in the lesson and should have a coat if the weather in inclement.

Year 9 Options – On the Core PE Team is a presentation on the option subject we offer for PE, Entitled BTEC Tech Sport Activity & Fitness. There is also further information and materials about the course.

It is important you are trying to get 60 minutes of physical activity and eating healthily each day. Why not have a go at making your own fitness or healthy cooking video and send it in on Teams? For Ideas and inspiration have a look at files on the Core PE Team.

BTEC Sport**

We have purchased on line learning resources for BTEC Students in Yr10, 11, 12, 13. Please see Teams for Log In details and how to access the resources **


Year 10 –  students are working towards coursework on Sports Injuries.

Year 11- All Component 3 coursework needs completing on Teams. Students are now beginning to practice their practical leadership and so need PE kit for lessons.


Year 12-  Students are now working on Unit 3 developing understanding of the sports industry. Students should now be using homework and independent study time to work on their Coursework.

Year 13- Students have received an individual mark breakdown via email. It is important that they use this to access lessons and resources they require. With uncertainty around summer exams it is vital students are fully prepared for the units they are taking to give them the best chance of their highest grade.


Please see message below from Uttoxeter Cricket Club- They are also require a wicket keeper for their U15 team

Dear parents and carers,

Are you looking for the opportunity to involve your child in a fun outdoor activity this summer? Why not come down to junior training at Uttoxeter Cricket Club in Marchington? It doesn’t matter whether you are experienced or new to the game, we have coaching programmes to suit all ages and abilities in a safe and sociable environment for both children and parents.
Our sessions are planned to start on Friday 9th April and will run through to mid-September.

For more information, please contact Rick Ormiston on rickuttoxeterjnrcc@gmail.com.

Science News

All Year 9 students will be taking a science assessment in the week beginning 29.03.21. The test will be out of 60 marks and comprise equal amounts of Biology, Chemistry and Physics marks. The topics to review are listed below. The Science Department will be loading a Year 9 Science Assessment TEAMS account over this weekend and adding hints, tips and links to revision in preparation for this assessment. 

Biology

Cell structure, microscopes and differentiation to specialised cells

Cell division and mitosis 

Transport in and out of cells 

Chemistry

Atomic Structure and electron arrangement

The history and development of the Periodic Table 

Trends and reactivity within the Periodic Table groups 

Physics

Contact and non-contact forces, Magnets and Electromagnetism  

Scalars and vectors, Gravity and Hooke’s Law

Speed, distance, time and stopping distances and Density  

This week’s Science Students of the Week

Year 9

Miss Thorley would like to nominate Ashton H 9E2 for an amazing first lesson back with a seriously improved work ethic and high standard of verbal and written contributions to the lesson!

Year 10

Miss Thorley would like to nominate Chloe F 10E2 for always coming to lesson with a hard-working attitude and successfully recapping all of our lockdown work on Energy and Work Done.

Year 12

Mrs Gwynne would like to nominate Tommy M and Adam M in her A Level Biology group for creating particularly good mitosis revision resources.

Mrs Hughes would like to nominate Jack B, Jamie, Tom and Izzy for a great result in their A Level Chemistry test.

Mr Melland would like to nominate Harry C and Ben S in his A Level Physics group for making good progress in their Circuits assessments.

Year 13

Royal Society of ChemistryUK Chemistry Olympiad 2021

Mr Mitchell would like to say a massive (massive) well done to Vicky C, Aaron G and Emma R for competing in the National Chemistry Olympiad Competition. This is an incredibly difficult challenge that all three students took on during lockdown. We are immensely proud of their achievements and great plaudits must go to the students for achieving awards, 2 Silvers and a Bronze, in this competition.

Very well done!

English Stars

The English department has been enjoying seeing classes back in face to face lessons over the last two weeks. So many of you have been working brilliantly and we are pleased to make a special note of our students of the week:

Year 9 Will F, Amina K, Laura G, Susie C


Year 10 Ben L, Spencer D

Year 11 Duncan C, Jessie, Meg, Millie, Owen, Alex P, Ben B, Harley S


Year 12 Eve B


Year 13 Tom F

Congratulations to Maddie A for winning first place in the Uttoxeter Rotary Club Young Writer Competition, 14 to 17 age group. Thank you to all those that took part on behalf of Thomas Allayne’s High School.

Year 11 GCSE Maths

Over the next 10 weeks, Year 11 students will complete a GCSE maths past paper in class every other week.  Revision lists will be made available on Teams and Insight before each paper.

Week beginning 29th March (week 3)

11H   Tuesday 30th Period 211U    Tussday 30th period 1

Week beginning 26th April (week 1) – Assessment week

11H   Tuesday 30th Period 211U    Tussday 30th period 1

Week beginning 10th May (week 3)

11H   Tuesday 30th Period 211U    Tussday 30th period 1

Week beginning 24th May (week 1)

11H   Friday 19th Period 111U    Thursday 18th period 1

Good sources of revision:

www.Corbettmaths.com              

https://vle.mathswatch.co.uk/vle/

www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/z38pycw

www.mathsbot.com

BTEC ICT

Congratulations to our year 13 and 12 BTEC ICT students for a fantastic set of results in the January examinations.

Against all the odds, disruption and lockdowns you performed and excelled.


Career of the week

Job title:Interior Designer –  Interior designers plan and supervise the layout and decoration of the inside of buildings
Routes into this career:University – You could take a foundation degree, higher national diploma or degree in a relevant subject like: interior design art and design interior architecture spatial design You’ll usually need: 1 or 2 A levels, or equivalent, for a foundation degree or higher national diploma 2 to 3 A levels, or equivalent, for a degree College – You could take a college course to get started, for example: Level 3 Diploma in Interior Design Level 3 Diploma in Art and Design A Level in Art and Design You may need: 4 or 5 GCSEs at grades 9 to 4 (A* to C), or equivalent, including English, maths and a creative subject Apprenticeship – You could do a furniture design technician advanced apprenticeship to get into interior design. To get onto an apprenticeship, you’ll find it useful to have: 5 GCSEs at grades 9 to 4 (A* to C), or equivalent, including English and maths, for an advanced apprenticeship
What you’ll earn:Starter: £18,000 – Experienced: £45,000
What skills will I need?You’ll need: design skills and knowledge to be thorough and pay attention to detail customer service skills the ability to come up with new ways of doing things the ability to accept criticism and work well under pressure knowledge of building and construction the ability to use your initiative the ability to work well with others to be able to use a computer and the main software packages confidently
Day to day duties:Your day-to-day tasks may include: meeting clients to discuss their requirements and ideas developing designs to suit clients’ needs, their budget, and the type of building preparing initial sketches and mood boards for the client to approve advising on use of space, colour schemes, fabrics, fittings and furniture working out costs and preparing estimates creating detailed drawings from the initial sketches, usually on a computer finding suppliers of fittings, furniture, fabrics, and wall and floor covering
Career path and progression:You could move into related work like theatre set design, visual merchandising, exhibition design or furniture design.

Information sourced directly from www.nationalcareersservice.gov.uk ,

You can get more details about careers and training in design from the British Institute of Interior Design.

You can get information on working in this and other creative careers from Discover Creative Careers.

If you have any suggestions for a career you would like to know more about then please email me at featherstone@tahs.net

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