November 29th 2019

TAHS Weekly Newsletter. 

Headteacher’s Blog

We have very much appreciated the support of parents and students this week. It was a difficult decision to postpone our production on Tuesday but students responded exceptionally well and put on a fantastic show on Wednesday. Congratulations to all involved. It was an innovative, refreshing presentation of Sharkespeare’s final play.  I would like to thank Mrs Mood and Mrs Shackell for their hard work in supporting students in preparing such a fantastic show. 


Student leadership has really shone this week. We have had Amanda from our sixth form leading assemblies on St John’s Ambulance and Oki and his team have submitted a bid to the Dragon’s Den Eco Challenge. We wish them every success in the bid they have compiled, which aims to reduce the school’s carbon footprint. Finally, Mia supported students in the production of The Tempest in the role of make-up artist and Corey led the lighting team. Along with this, Holly from our sixth form, did an exceptional job in leading the Choreography.


We know the vast majority of Year 11 and 13 students are working hard to prepare for their mock examinations. Please encourage them to stream GCSEpods as these offer an excellent revision resource. All students from Year 9 through to Year 11 have access to this superb resource.

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Assemblies week commencing 2nd December

Assemblies next week will be led by Mrs Shanahan on the theme of attendance. Due to mock exams starting this week assemblies will be as follows:

Year group assemblies (Monday year 9, Tuesday year 10, Wednesday year 11)

Sixth form Assembly in Canteen

Our thought for the week is:

“Vulnerability is about showing up and being seen. It’s tough to do that when we’re terrified about what people might see or think.” Brene Brown

Mrs Young sent information on Insight about Unifrog on Friday 15th November, some Year 12 students have registered but we still have many that have not. This is part of their tutorial programme and must be completed. It is a great tool and will benefit all students over the next two years. It helps students navigate their way through the process on apprenticeships, universities and employment.

Please contact Mrs Young at sixthform@tahs.org.uk for further help and support.

Sixth Form TAP activity w/c Mon 2nd December.

Year 12

Log onto Unifrog and research their careers library.  You can search by keyword eg law; by your 3 subjects; by career area eg social services; by theme eg community; or by competency eg team work.  At the bottom of the page is the Myers-Briggs personality test to take and compare with your friends before seeing which careers are best suited to you as an individual.

Year 13

Log onto Unifrog and take a look at their live apprenticeships.  Even if you are considering university, take a look – you might be surprised, especially with the Higher Level Degree Apprenticeships on offer.

Revision Tips

Do you understand the need for breaks and keeping active. Active body active mind!!

BEBRAS Challenge

In computing lessons year 9 have taken part in the Bebras Challenge, an international computational thinking competition. All students had 40 minutes to work through as many challenges as they could and they were then graded against all other competitors.

131,000 students from across the country took part in the same age group challenge as our year 9s and I am pleased to report that 18 of our students were in the top 10% nationally. They will now be invited to a further extra curricula club to prepare them to partake in a further challenge in March run by Oxford University. Names will be published in due course.

Well done all.

December Mock Examinations

Please see below for the upcoming examinations to held in school:

Well Done Max

Max Houghton in year 11 entered the National Young Drummer of the Year Competition and today found out that he is down to the last 40, shortlisted from over 4000 entries. He finds out on December 11th if he will be shortlisted for the final 10.

He performed his GCSE music composition as his entry and will be performing this at the Christmas Concert next week on December 5th at 7pm.

Tickets are £5 for adults and £3 for concessions and include seasonal interval refreshments. Tickets are available from the online shop or directly from Mrs Todd. 

Rehearsals for the Christmas Concert will take place all day on Wednesday 4th December. Please see Mrs Todd for further detail

 

Senior Maths Challenge

  On Monday, four Year 12 Further Maths students took part in the UKMT Senior Team Maths Challenge Regional Final. It was a closely fought competition with Thomas Alleynes performing exceptionally well, finishing in 6th place of 17 teams. The team achieved an excellent score in the group round, demonstrating brilliant team work alongside outstanding mathematical ability. Congratulations to Vicky, Alex, Andrew and Euan on their achievement!

Most Able Programme

Last week 30 year 9 students took part in the first session of the Most Able programme. After 4 hours of intense and entertaining French, they had all produced French lyrics to fit their favourite songs. They did a fantastic job, and even went so far as to perform them live for the rest of the group.
Try singing along to Wonderwall by Oasis:

J’ai mangé au petit déjeuner et c’était très bien,
J’ai bu du jus d’orange et c’était fantastique


Or try singing along to Rocking Around the Christmas Tree:

J’adore le fromage,J’adore le poulet et,Je mange des pommes de terre

Order your Alleyne’s Turkey Now!!!

Christmas turkeys available- Fully cared and prepared by our year 10 students, £7 per kg. Email deakingallimore@tahs.org.uk to order yours now! Thankyou for your continued support to the school farm! 

Flu-like illness at Thomas Alleyne’s School

This letter is to inform you that several children have been unwell from Thomas Alleyne’s School with a flu-like illness. There is no need for alarm as this most likely to be normal seasonal “colds” or flu. Please be reassured that the illness has been mild in most affected children and they are recovered at home.

If your child develops flu-like symptoms it is very important that your child stays at home and does not attend school or mix with others outside the home until 7 days after the onset of first symptoms.  

General infection prevention practices and good hand hygiene can help to reduce spread of all viruses, including flu. This includes:

  • Covering your nose and mouth when coughing or sneezing, using a tissue when possible.
  • Disposing of dirty tissues promptly and carefully.
  • Maintaining good basic hygiene, for example washing hands frequently with soap and water to reduce the spread of the virus from your hands to face or to other people.
  • Cleaning hard surfaces (e.g. door handles) frequently using a normal cleaning product.

If your child has a underlying chest illness such as asthma problems you should contact your GP for further advice.

Further information on influenza is also available on www.nhs.uk  Health A-Z/Flu. If you would like further advice on flu please contact NHS 111.

Sports News

U16 County Cup Basketball


Well done to our U16 boys who beat Endon 65 -18! The team showed great improvement from last year.  Harry Taylor and Connor McLaughlin led the team well with good shooting percentages. Ben Wain was man of the match with a fantastic all round performance. Lewis Caparis was a ball of energy in attack and Hayden Fisher was incisive with the ball. Josh and Kain spread the ball well and Ricardo defended brilliantly.

U14 County Cup


Well done to year 9 boys who played gallantly against a talented Trentham High School team on Tuesday. In very muddy conditions we played well with the ball but could not penetrate their defence. In defence we rucked well but we’re unable to contain some of their individual brilliance.

U18 County Cup Rugby


So near… A missed kick proved the difference in a close fought 21-19 defeat to Denstone. Captain Ben Simon did a great job getting the team organised and he was rewarded with a length of the field interception try. Their were good performances across the board. See team picture below.

Science News

Thank you for all the entries received in the ‘Big Science Question Competition’.  The competition is now closed and judging has commenced!

All entrants will receive a Credit Point, runners up will receive a ‘front of the queue’ lunch pass and the overall winner will also receive the fabulous prize of an Echo Dot. The results will be announced in next week’s ‘Weekly News Bulletin’.

Throughout December we will be celebrating success in Science with special nominations for our Science Students of the Week.  Students will be selected from teaching groups across all Science subjects.   

Students receiving our award, featured in each December ‘Weekly News Bulletin’, can, pick up a hot chocolate at break time from the Science Department on the following Monday (2nd December this week).

Year 9

Joel Armstrong for fantastic practical work.  Selected by Miss Thorley.

Yasmin Liu for excellent effort in Chemistry.  Selected by Mrs Hughes.

Year 10

Blake Plant for consistent hard work in Chemistry and for figuring out and completing the electronic structure table with minimal help. Selected by Mrs Macdonald

Bradley Marcroft for being above baseline all term. Selected by Mr Mitchell.

Duncan Craven for receiving the top mark in the end of unit Chemistry test.  Selected by Mrs Evans.

Tilly Shelley for excellent work in Chemistry.  Selected by Mr Crum.

Year 11 

Katie Simister and Sam Johnson, both students were selected for their focus and conscientiousness in their Physics lessons.  Selected by Mrs Pavey.

Year 12

Aaron Gwynne for consistent hard work and excellent results in Chemistry.  Selected by Mrs Evans.

Andrew Pye for his work with IRIS.  Selected by Mrs Pavey.

Katie Lawrence for always being so helpful in the Science Department.  Selected by Mrs Gouldsmith.

Year 13

Emily Whieldon, Elliot Jones and Luke Langley for excellent effort in Chemistry. Selected by Mrs Hughes.

Very well done to all students – we look forward to seeing you at breaktime on Monday!

 

Maths Revision

Maths after-school support sessions start after half term for Year 11, 12 and 13.  Come along if you need help with any topics or want to work on practice questions.

PTA Raffle

 

A level / GCSE Certification Collection Dates

Certificates are available for collection as follows:

  1. Monday December 2nd 2019 – 9am – 11am
  2. Thursday December 5th 2019 – 5pm – 6.45pm

If you are unable to collect your certificates please see the option below:

Nominate a friend/relative to collect them on your behalf.  They must bring with them photo ID plus the completed Certificate Collection form that was given out with exam results OR a letter of permission written by you.

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November 22nd 2019

TAHS Weekly Newsletter. 

Headteacher’s Blog

 

Outdoor Education Opportunity


We have a few places for Year 9 students on the Aberdovey Outdoor Education visit running from 6th – 10th January. This visit received fantastic feedback from students who went last year. 


If you would like to know more about Outward Bound please go to  https://www.outwardbound.org.uk/secondary-schools-and-colleges
If your son or daughter signed up but you have not made the first payment, please do so as soon as possible to secure a place. Please contact Mrs Julie Malbon who will support you on ParentPay if you have any difficulties. We are assuming that anyone who has not made a payment by Wednesday, no longer wishes to take up their place. 

If you are interested in securing one of the remaining places on the trip, and have not been allocated a place as yet, please email headteacher@tahs.org.uk with Aberdovey in the subject heading. You will then be given the opportunity to purchase a place on ParentPay. This will be organised on a first come first served basis for the remaining places.

The price of the week-long residential is £250.00.


All students who are participating will need to complete a medical form. These will be sent home next week. 


If any student receives PP funding, we will fund 50% of the £250.00.


There are just 7 days for Year 9 to take up these final places as we will then offer the places to Year 10 students. 

Ofsted visit


Thank you to all parents who completed the parent survey during our Ofsted visit. We hope to receive the report before the end of term and will forward you a copy on receipt. 

Parents’ evening


Thank you to all parents who attended Year 13 parents’ evening this week. We are looking forward to meeting parents of students in Year 11 next Thursday. 


Finally, in assembly this week we talked Year 9 through the advice given to us by the government on what to do in the event of a  terrorist attack. We do this each year. The video we shared with them is below as we understand some students may have found this difficult and may want to talk to you about the assembly. The students approached this difficult topic in a mature way. 
https://www.staffordshire.police.uk/advice/advice-and-information/t/terrorism-in-the-uk/staying-safe-from-terrorism/

Assemblies week commencing 25th November

Assemblies next week will be led by The St John’s Ambulance and will be led by Heads of House.

Our thoughts for the week are:

“Healing through the mind can work harmoniously with medicine.”  Rhonda Byrne

“Without a sense of caring, there can be no sense of community.” Anthony J. D’Angel

This was such a busy week, unexpectedly so as well! Tuesday 19th November was Year 13 parents evening.  Thank you to all that attended. It was a very successful evening with 86% of students being represented by parents and carers. If you were unable to attend or had further questions that you would like answered then please email Mrs Walton on sixthform@tahs.org.uk

11th – 18th November was Samaritans Christmas shoebox week and Sixth Form form groups decided to get involved with a challenge to see which form group could put together the best shoebox.  We have had some amazing shoeboxes ensuring that children around the world will receive some wonderful gifts at Christmas.  Mrs Dodd has chosen a winning form from both Year 12 and Year 13 as the standard was so high.

Well done to the winning form groups – Ms Thorley’s form 12D and Mrs Evans form 13D 

We are always happy to receive positive feedback from outside organisations regarding our Sixth Formers and would like to share with you a message we have received from The Education and Learning Manager at Burton Albion Community Trust Thank you for joining us yesterday at BBC Media City.   Just to say that your students were a true credit to your school, they joined in all day and they were superbly polite”

Mrs Young sent information on Insight about Unifrog on Friday 15th November, some Year 12 students have registered but we still have many that have not. This is part of their tutorial programme and must be completed. I will resend the information to all students and parents. It is a great tool and will benefit all students over the next two years. It helps students navigate their way through the process on apprenticeships, universities and employment. Please contact Mrs Young at sixthform@tahs.org.uk for further help and support.

Sixth Form TAP activity w/c Mon 25th November.

Year 12

Visit the Bright Knowledge website and look at the tips on getting rid of stress.


https://www.brightknowledge.org/health-wellbeing/stress-busting-tips

Year 13

Watch this RAC video about safe winter driving.  Take away the handout from ROSPA.  Winter driving factsheet is attached.


https://www.rac.co.uk/drive/advice/winter-driving/winter-driving-how-to-drive-on-snow-and-ice1/

Free School Meals

Your child may be able to get free school meals if you get any of the following:

  • Income Support
  • Income Based Job Seekers Allowance
  • Income Related Employment and Support Allowance
  • eligible for Child Tax Credit but not Working Tax Credit and the household income (as used by HMRC to assess tax credits) is not more that £16,190. Please note: anyone eligible for Working Tax Credit, or if you have a partner and they receive it, regardless of Income, you will not qualify
  • The Guarantee element of State Pension Credit
  • Support under part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • In receipt of the 4 week run on of working tax credit (this is where someone becomes unemployed or reduces their hours and so is no longer entitled to working tax credit but will continue to receive it for a further 4 weeks and is entitled to free meals during that time) 
  • Universal credit (provided you have an annual net earned household income of no more than £7,400 as assessed by earnings from up to three of your most recent assessment periods). Your net earned income is your household income after taxes and deductions and does not include income from Universal Credit or any other benefits you may receive.

To apply for free school meals please use the online link below:

https://www.staffordshire.gov.uk/Education/Educational-awards-benefits/FreeSchoolMeals/Apply-online.aspx

Revision Tips

Have you ever used / created Flash Cards to assist with your revision – well have a look at these hints and tips to help you prepare for your mock exams.

Year 11 Unifrog

Mrs Young sent information on Insight about Unifrog on Monday 18th November, some Year 11 students have registered but we still have many that have not. I will resend the information to all students and parents. It is a great tool and will benefit all students over the next four years. It helps students navigate their way through the process on apprenticeships, universities and employment. It is a great way to look at pathways needed for future employment. Please contact Mrs Young at sixthform@tahs.org.uk for further help and support.

December Mock Examinations

Please see below for the upcoming examinations to held in school:

Success for School Farm at the English Winter Fayre

Students at Thomas Alleynes High school have yet again achieved huge success at the prestigious winter fayre run by the Staffordshire and Birmingham Agricultural society.

Training of both students and animals begins in September when halters are first put on the lambs. The lambs are never initially very keen on being restrained, but with a lot of patient encouragement and cajoling by students, they soon get used to the feel of the rope and walk confidently around the farm. The pigs are always a bit trickier because they go into the ring without halters and so require skilful manoeuvring with a stick and board; however, the students often have to resort to a tasty treat as a bribe to keep them well behaved.

The week before the show is always incredibly busy; the sheep have to be trimmed and washed, the pigs bathed and this year students also plucked two turkeys to enter into the poultry class. The hard work didn’t stop there with the students arriving at the show ground at 8.30am on both Saturday and Sunday in order to feed the livestock and carry out last minute cleaning and grooming.  Saturday started off well with two y10 students winning 3rd prize in the pair of cutter pigs class and one of our turkeys, plucked by the y11 students, winning 2nd prize. Despite all their other commitments, eight students also managed to take part in the sausage making competition which they found both educational and interesting and particularly enjoyed tasting the final products.

The main event of the day however, was the stock judging for our high quality Beltex cross lambs. At 3.30pm twenty very nervous students with their beautifully turned out animals entered the packed arena and led the lambs out in front of the judges.  All the hard work and many hours of halter training paid off with the lambs behaving impeccably, even standing still in pairs when required.  The judge started making his final decisions and we were thrilled when all six of the top pairs were chosen from Thomas Alleynes.  The students showing the top four pairs all received rosettes and were justifiably proud of their achievement.

On the Sunday, it was the turn of young handlers in which the students were judged on how well they understood and handled the animals.  Once again our students showcased the school, winning first, second and fifth prizes for their skills in showing the pigs and third and fourth with the lambs.

Our thanks and congratulations go out to all the students who took part in the competitions and in particular to the skill and dedication of Rosie Deakin-Gallimore the farm manager without whom this could not have been achieved.

 

Geography Star of the Week

This week’s stars are:

This week our winners are…


Year 9: Harry Pickering and Luke Norman for some fantastic subject knowledge and effort.


Year 10: Benjamin Edwards for great participation and showing eagerness to learn.


Well done stars.

Senior Maths Challenge

Thursday 7th November, ten Year 12 and Year 13 students took part in the UKMT’s Senior Mathematical Challenge. A national competition for all sixth form students. After a two week wait, the results are in…

Congratulations to the following award winners

Matthew Ockleton, Vicky Catterall and Euan Walsh – Bronze Award

Carl Hallam, William Taylor and Alfred Bednall – Silver Award

Alex Ford and Andrew Pye – Gold Award

Well done to all participants but especially to Alex and Andrew who have also qualified for the next round of the competition, the Senior Kangaroo which take places place Friday 29th November.

 

Production – The Tempest

Our school production, The Tempest by William Shakespeare will be
performed on the 26th and 27th November at 7pm. Tickets cost £4.00 and
can be purchased from the online school (see link at the bottom of this Newsletter). Then send the receipt into school for collection of tickets and allocation of seats.

For the past few months we have started a project called IRIS run by year 12 students. It is a project where we are sent data from the SPITZER telescope to analyse and identify Galaxies and stars. So far, we have analysed a known sample set and currently we are analysing an unknown data set which we will eventually send to the project organisation to confirm whether the analysis is correct. Eventually we will get data that no one else has analysed which means we will be the first people to uncover this data and will play a pivotal role in helping physicists to decide what interstellar objects to observe with the James Webb telescope when it is launched. This is an incredible opportunity for us and we will keep you updated on our progress and research.

Jess & Libby

Order your Alleyne’s Turkey Now!!!

Christmas turkeys available- Fully cared and prepared by our year 10 students, £7 per kg. Email deakingallimore@tahs.org.uk to order yours now! Thankyou for your continued support to the school farm! 

Sports News

Inclement Weather


As the weather becomes wetter and colder please ensure students bring suitable clothing for outdoor PE.  We endeavour to carry on with normal curricular activities – students may wear skins or other tops under their PE top and may wear plain black tracksuit bottoms over their shorts.  Students may also wear gloves. Reminder if you are injured you need a note explaining what is wrong and you must bring full PE Kit so you can be involved in the lesson.  The pool is now fully operational and a major part of our curriculum. Students require plain black swimming costumes / black swimming shorts they may swim with a T-shirt if they wish.

6th Form BTEC Sport BBC Sport Media Trip


On Thursday we took 4 of our Year 13 sport students to Media City to work with BBC sport. The morning was spent having a tour of the BBC, meeting presenters, Editors, Producers and the news crew.  The boys had tips on how to use social media and practiced making insta stories to deliver news content and made their own insta story on their county cup run.   The afternoon we explored the docks area and then had some sessions on how to apply for jobs and talent ID at the BBC .

Science News

This week’s Science Students of the Week selected by Mrs North are:

Year 9

Joseph Hall and Abigail Rolph for an excellent start in Biology and high assessment scores.

Year 12

Georgia Fleeman and Alex Done for excellent practical work and write-ups in their Applied Science studies.

Year 13

Nick Jakes and Luke Langley for consistent commitment and effort in their Biology studies.

This week’s Animal Care Students of the Week selected by Mrs North are:

Year 10

Rebecca Wooliscroft for excellent work showing sheep and pigs at the Winter Fayre.

Emily Carrington for excellent work at the Winter Fayre and a brilliant piece of course work.

Year 11

Alex Pope and Saffron Forrester for excellent results in recent assessments and a superb attitude to learning.

Well done!

Maths Inspirations Trip


On Tuesday, 25 year 12 students along with Miss Wright and Mrs Rodi, travelled to Birmingham for a Maths Inspiration trip. The day was hosted by mathematician and stand up comedian Matt Parker, who we all agreed was extremely entertaining.  We were also treated to talks by three guest speakers, including a talk on how maths can stop an AI apocalypse. Ben Sparks’ talk, ‘Windmills of your Mind’ was particularly interesting; looking at rational, irrational and complex numbers, their visual representations and the surprising places these crop up in the real world. Zoe Griffiths, gave a fascinating insight into the pitfalls of believing every headline or statistic you read in the media. Alex Ford (Year 12) says “It was a fascinating day which highlighted the enjoyment and surprising applications of different branches of Mathematics”

‘A Monster Calls’ at Nottingham Theatre Royal.

We have managed to secure a set of excellent seats to see the smash-hit play ‘A Monster Calls’ during February half-term. If your child would like a place, please return the form below. We are currently offering places to Y9 and Y10 students. Any questions, please email Mr Hollins (hollinst@tahs.org.uk). Full details of the trip are available on the letter.

Maths Revision

Maths after-school support sessions start after half term for Year 11, 12 and 13.  Come along if you need help with any topics or want to work on practice questions.

PTA Raffle

 

World Challenge Christmas Gift Fair

Two Thomas Alleyne’s 6th form students are raising money to go to Malawi for a month in July 2020 with the prestigious World Challenge organisation. Archie Whitehead and Alfie Bednall are hosting a Christmas Gift Fair at Denstone Village Hall on November 30th from noon to 4pm.

The event is for all the family and includes hand picked gift stalls from organic skincare, hand made homewares to delicious home made treats and much more. There will also be a cafe serving home made soup, toasties, refreshments, cakes, mince pies and mulled wine. All this will be washed down with fun games for children of all ages, live music, a raffle and fun for everyone.

A level / GCSE Certification Collection Dates

Certificates are available for collection as follows:

  1. Monday December 2nd 2019 – 9am – 11am
  2. Thursday December 5th 2019 – 5pm – 6.45pm

If you are unable to collect your certificates please see the option below:

Nominate a friend/relative to collect them on your behalf.  They must bring with them photo ID plus the completed Certificate Collection form that was given out with exam results OR a letter of permission written by you.

Data Collection/Photo Consent Reminder


If you have not yet returned data collection and photo consent sheets to the school office would you please do so as soon as possible.

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November 8th 2019

TAHS Weekly Newsletter. 

Headteacher’s Blog

Thank you to our guest speaker Emma Gerrard who spoke at GCSE prize giving on Thursday. We had a wonderful evening celebrating students’ achievements. 

Oki, from our sixth form, asked me to  try to reduce the school carbon footprint by contacting our school bus companies. The results of his request are evident from the letter below which will be sent out to all school bus companies in Staffordshire. I am sure you will agree that this shows what a difference an individual can make.

Dear Operator,

I have received a request from the students of Thomas Alleyne’s High School asking that all school bus drivers do not leave their vehicle engine running whilst waiting for students.

I hope you agree that it is very commendable that the students are considering the impact on the environment that school buses have. 

Staffordshire County Council have already issued notes regarding “Efficient Driving” on the final page of  the Drivers’ Guide to Home to School Transport.

Also, for any contract let from the 1stSeptember 2019, it is now part of the terms and conditions of contract that drivers avoid engine idling when a vehicle is due to be standing still for a minute or more at or adjacent to a school site. Obviously it is good practice to apply this rule on all contracts.

Please could you ensure that all your drivers receive this message and everyone’s cooperation in complying with this request would be very gratefully appreciated.

Staffordshire County Council

Assemblies week commencing 18th November

Mrs Mood will be leading assemblies for lower school this week showcasing the school production of The Tempest.

On Friday there is no sixth form assembly, instead year 9 will take part in the Prevent assembly led by Mrs Rudge.

Thought(s) for the Week

“The word theatre comes from the Greeks. It means the seeing place. It is the place people come to see the truth about life and the social situation. The theatre is a spiritual and social X-ray of its time. The theatre was created to tell people the truth about life and the social situation. “ Stella Adler

“If you turn up worrying about how you are going to perform you have already lost” Usain Bolt

I am pleased to pass the following information on to you all. Amanda, who shaved her head for charity as part of the Macmillan Brave the Shave last Wednesday, has raised an amazing £800.00.  We are so very proud of her. Well done Amanda.

As part of the Sixth Form we like to give opportunities to all our students, participating in Uttoxeter’s Christmas Cracker night, World Challenge, Brave the Shave, Community Service are just some. A little closer to home we ask that students involve themselves, where possible, in the school community. We have many opportunities for students to represent the Sixth Form at school events. Next week, Tuesday 19th November is Year 13 Parents evening. We would like students to volunteer to help support staff and parents at this event.  We generally see students that are looking for senior roles in Year 13 helping and it is acknowledged by parents and staff how helpful these volunteers are.

The theme of Mrs Dodd’s assembly this week was happiness.

To support this assembly please find attached an image from the action for happiness organisation which discusses the ten factors that are important to our well-being and what we can do about them.

The website is: www.actionforhappiness.org and there is an app that can be downloaded.

In next week’s form TAP activities:

Year 12

Watch this RAC video about safe winter driving.  https://www.rac.co.uk/drive/advice/winter-driving/winter-driving-how-to-drive-on-snow-and-ice1/

Year 13

Getting ready for university, watch these videos about clearing, adjustment and managing offers.  Handout about clearing is in your pigeon hole to give to your students.

UCAS advice on clearing (if your results are not as good as you expected):  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lTMOLaHoVcY

UCAS advice on adjustment (if your results are better than expected):  https://www.ucas.com/connect/videos/how-use-adjustment

Understanding UCAS offers by Bedfordshire University:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tSJBhAvcmzw

Mrs Young has sent a link to all Students regarding Unifrog and how to log on, this information is on Insight. Please encourage your child to log on. When they have signed in they need to add their subject teachers and then they can start using the tools. It is a great platform that will help inform them of the many choices, apprenticeships and universities, that are available to them in the future. We will be holding information talks about these in school in the future.

Art Collection Dates

There is a second Year 11 Art work collection day for last years’ work is this Wednesday 20th, 2019- from 3:20- 5:00pm- Please collect your work from the Art Dept. from Mr Robinson-White. Don`t panic if you can`t make it and want to collect your work- we will keep it in storage until Christmas.

Revision Tips

This weeks tips are around the spacing and timing of revision, pertinent as we have mock examinations coming up in December. Take time to review these documents to assist you.

December Mock Examinations

Please see below for the upcoming examinations to held in school:

Geography Star of the Week

This week’s stars are:


Year 9: Amy-Lee Jones for a superb performance in her exam.
Year 10- Lewis Tomlinson- some brilliant engagement in lesson and always showing willing to learn.


Well done stars!

An Inspector Calls

There are a very small number of places available on the ‘An Inspector Calls’ trip taking place on Thursday 21st November in the evening. Please email Mr Hollins (hollinst@tahs.org.uk) if your child would like a place. This is a performance of an exam text for GCSE English Literature, therefore attending is encouraged. The trip is open for all of lower school.

Production – The Tempest

Our school production, The Tempest by William Shakespeare will be
performed on the 26th and 27th November at 7pm. Tickets cost £4.00 and
will be available next week, details of how to buy the tickets will be
posted on Insight.

Christmas in Music!!!

The Christmas Concert will be on 5th December at 7pm and tickets are now on sale via the online shop or see Mrs Todd in the music department.

Rehearsals take place at lunch time for the following groups:

Monday: Band

Wednesday: String Group

Thursday: Jazz Band

Friday: Choir


If you wish to be involved in the Christmas Concert, please make sure you attend the rehearsals at lunchtime from 1.30 in the main music room. Please see Mrs Todd asap to collect a letter and consent form.

Save the date

7th February
PTA Quiz

Sports News

U18 County Cup Football


On Tuesday we hosted John Taylor in a rematch of our national cup defeat before half term.


On a wet boggy pitch, Alleynes had made some positional and personnel changes. Lewis Dawson open the scoring after teasing the fullback, Coates squared to Johnson who held it up and set it for Archer who shaped to shoot before sliding it to Dawson. With the crowd shouting shoot, Dawson treated us to some extra trips before smashing the ball the the keeper into the net.  Archer then rattled the cross bar from 35 yards.


1-0 at half time, Coates pulled his hamstring which resulted in Haywood coming on.


In the 2nd half, Bosworth bundled in a Archer cross.  Despite being on top John Taylor scored to increase the pressure. On another day Harry Johnson would have had a hat trick but the ball would just not roll the right side of the post. He did get a deserved goal in the end when a poor goal kick allowed Whitehead to head on and Johnson slotted the ball through the keepers legs. 


Final score 3-2


Man of the match Archer Team-  Rodgers, Archer, Ford, Bussell, Cope, Brain, Coates, Shaw, Johnson, Cope, Haywood, Bednall, Dawson, White


U16 County Cup Football


On Wednesday we made the trip to Chesterton. Playing on a 3G pitch we were able to play some attractive football. Kenny opened the scoring from distance, man of the match was Ashton Bagley who had his best game of the season and scored a deserved goal late on.Final score was a 3-2 winTeam- Whitehead, Cope, Clarkson, Brunt, Mangon, Hall, Beech, Hocking, Evans, Kenny, Stockbridge, Van Hoek, Lynn, Kenny

U14 County Cup


Home v Repton postponed due to conditions.

Science News

Mr Mitchell would like to send a really big ‘thank you’ to Mr Barrow’s form for the significant number of entries received so far for the ‘Big Science Question Competition?’.

There is still time to enter – look out for the posters displayed around the School. All entrants will receive a Credit Point, runners up will receive ‘front of the queue’ lunch passes and the overall winner will also receive the fabulous prize of an Echo Dot.

Entries must be received by Friday 29th November 2019.

Year 11 students are advised to refer to the posters in their Form Room and in the Science Department for information on Intervention Support for their upcoming trial exams. 

This week’s Science Students of the Week selected by Mrs Gwynne are:

Year 10

Bailey Redshaw and Alyssa Whitehall for hard work and commitment in all lessons.

Year 11

Alice Boothby, Oliver Taylor and Thomas Johnson for getting 100% in both recent assessments.

Year 12

Charlie Martin and Emma Kendrick for consistent effort and achievement.

Year 13

Emelia Lowe and Luke Hardwick for excellent contributions to lessons and superb progress.

Well done!

All students receiving our Science Students of the Week award in December can pick up a hot chocolate from the Science Department on the following Monday at break time – just the thing for a cold winter’s morning!

Maths Inspirations Trip


On Tuesday, 25 year 12 students along with Miss Wright and Mrs Rodi, travelled to Birmingham for a Maths Inspiration trip. The day was hosted by mathematician and stand up comedian Matt Parker, who we all agreed was extremely entertaining.  We were also treated to talks by three guest speakers, including a talk on how maths can stop an AI apocalypse. Ben Sparks’ talk, ‘Windmills of your Mind’ was particularly interesting; looking at rational, irrational and complex numbers, their visual representations and the surprising places these crop up in the real world. Zoe Griffiths, gave a fascinating insight into the pitfalls of believing every headline or statistic you read in the media. Alex Ford (Year 12) says “It was a fascinating day which highlighted the enjoyment and surprising applications of different branches of Mathematics”

Wembley…

13 year 9 and 10 students went to Wembley on Saturday 9th November to watch England V Germany ladies football.

England lost in the closing minutes 2-1.


All students were a credit to the school and have a great experience.

Maths Revision

Maths after-school support sessions start after half term for Year 11, 12 and 13.  Come along if you need help with any topics or want to work on practice questions.

PTA Raffle

A level / GCSE Certification Collection Dates

Certificates are available for collection as follows:

  1. Monday December 2nd 2019 – 9am – 11am
  2. Thursday December 5th 2019 – 5pm – 6.45pm

If you are unable to collect your certificates please see the option below:

Nominate a friend/relative to collect them on your behalf.  They must bring with them photo ID plus the completed Certificate Collection form that was given out with exam results OR a letter of permission written by you.

Data Collection/Photo Consent Reminder


If you have not yet returned data collection and photo consent sheets to the school office would you please do so as soon as possible.

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November 8th 2019

TAHS Weekly Newsletter. 

Headteacher’s Blog – A Thank You!

Thank you to all the staff who have offered additional activities this week. It has been fantastic to hear recounts of students’ experiences watching Hamilton, The Woman in Black and at the Bodyworks visit. 

Attendance at our Year 11 revision evening was the highest we have ever had. Mrs Peers will be following this up with an assembly preparing Year 11 for their trial examinations 

Before Christmas, each Year 11 student will be meeting with one of our pastoral leads or senior staff to have a one-to-one guidance meeting to consider their next steps post GCSEs. 

Thank you to parents who joined us for the workshop on mental health. The feedback has been very strong. If you would like a place we are continuing to fund parental places on the workshops for a limited amount of time. Please email headteacher@tahs.org.uk to reserve a place. 

We would appreciate your support in ensuring that your children are dressed appropriately for school/ We encourage them to wear a plain black v-neck jumper under their blazers during the winter. However, they must not bring hooded tops or sweatshirts, of a different colour, into school. If they are seen in school wearing these they will be confiscated. Please also ensure that students are not wearing acrylic nails to school. These are not part of our school uniform. 

Assemblies week commencing 11th November

Assemblies will be taken by Mrs Dodd on the theme of Actions for Happiness.

Our thoughts of the week are:

“Happiness is not something ready-made. It comes from your own actions.” Dalai Lama

“In life everyone has a choice. The key is: make a right choice.” DJ Khaled

Year 13 Parents Evening

We would like to say how proud we were of our Year 13 English Literature group who delivered the Remembrance Assembly to all year groups this week. It was delivered with the high level of respect and many staff and students alike have since commented on how well the students composed themselves throughout the twenty minutes assembly.

It is also very clear that the students in Year 12 and Year 13 are making a huge effort with regards to attendance.  We are very appreciative of the work that you as parents and carers are doing in ensure that students are in school and able to learn.  If for any reason they are unable to attend then please let us know at your earliest opportunity.


Year 13 Parents’ Evening is on Tuesday 19th November2019.  The evening will last from 4.00pm to 7.00pm. Letters have been posted home.    
In order to prevent queuing please can you make appointments with your child’s respective subject teachers. This is done via Insight. Please log on to Insight and book your appointments. This will be live from 3.30pm on Friday 8th November. If you have a problem accessing Insight please email insight@tahs.org.uk for support.  If you would like to speak to Mrs Dodd or another member of the Sixth Form Team on the evening then please let us know.   

Charity Event


Well done to Amanda, one of our Year 13 students. On Wednesday 6th November 2019, at lunchtime in the school theatre Amanda had her head shaved to raise money for Brave the Shave in support of Macmillan Cancer. Staff and students had to give a donation if they wanted to watch.  Amanda raised over £80.00 from donations at lunchtime and is currently well on track to smash her £600 goal.  Amanda is also sending 8 plaits of her hair to the Little Princess Trust.

Mock examination timetables will be issued soon to the Year 13 students, please spend sometime looking at these with your child to ensure they are a fully prepared for them as they can be. We want all our students to succeed and supporting them at home is a great way to start on the path of success.
Students that are completing BTEC subjects will be completing external examinations and these will count towards their final grade, this will Year 12 and 13 students.  Students will receive a timetable with these dates and times on.

6th Form Tutor Time Activities

Year 12

Watch the Unifrog video on Moocs.  Log onto the Future Learn website and look at some Moocs you can start during your enrichment time.  Once you have access to Unifrog, you should start filling in your competencies and researching universities and apprenticeships.

Year 13

Log into Unifrog and look at their personal statement writing advice.  Read some of their exemplars to help you improve your own.  Go to ‘subjects library’, choose a career area and scroll down to ‘statement’.  Remember not to plagiarise but to use this as a starting point.

Unibuddy

Discover Unibuddy!Chat online with current university students and gain insight into what life is really like at specific universities or specific courses.  Via UCAS, log onto the UCAS hub:

Year 11 Revision – Guidance for parents and students


Thank you to all students and parents who were able to join us for Y11 Revision Evening on Tuesday 5th November Materials and Powerpoints from the evening have been sent via insight – please let us know if you need any assistance.We are going to share additional strategies each week on round up to support your revision – with a handout for parents and students. Please see the attached parent and student information sheets on ‘chunking information’.  

Start now to maximise your potential.

December Mock Examinations

Please see below for the upcoming examinations to held in school:

Learning Support Evening

Thank you to staff and parents who attended the evening on Thursday.  It was an excellent opportunity to meet year 9 parents and catch up with them regarding their son or daughter’s progress at school over the last 8 weeks.  The event held in Keeling House provided the opportunity for parents to meet the staff who were working closely with their child and visit the environment they work in .  Thank you once again.

Staffordshire Winter Fayre

This will take place on Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th November at the County Showground.  A large number of students from the school will be taking part in the show with our pigs and sheep.  Most of the competitions will be on Saturday, with pig showing from 10am onwards and the big schools sheep competition at approximately 2pm.  Please come and support the students who have worked hard to prepare for the show. 

History Year 11

If you are considering taking A level history next year or would like to know more about the subject then you may be interested in attending a short A level History taster lesson. If you would like more information about this then see Mrs Johnson or Mrs Young for details.

Production – The Tempest

Our school production, The Tempest by William Shakespeare will be
performed on the 26th and 27th November at 7pm. Tickets cost £4.00 and
will be available next week, details of how to buy the tickets will be
posted on Insight.

Woman in Black

Mrs Mood, Mr Hollins and Mrs Goodwin took the GCSE Drama and A Level
Drama and Theatre classes to see The Woman in Black at The Regent
Theatre, Stoke this week.

The students will be writing about live theatre in their final exams
and this longstanding hit production certainly provided enough
material with some screams and jumps along the way!

West End Visit

This week, Y9 and Y12 students got the chance to visit London to see the musical, Hamilton.

“Organised by Mr Hollins and accompanied by Mrs Hunt, Mrs Robinson and Mrs Mitchell, we boarded the coach at 7:30 in the morning – a very early start! After a long and tiring journey, we finally arrived in the busy, bustling city of London. Sites greeted us everywhere we looked, including: the Lord’s Cricket Ground, Hyde Park and the amazing Buckingham Palace.

We got off the bus and stretched our legs before taking photos outside of Buckingham Palace and then eating our much-wanted lunch. While eating, we caught sight of Prince William! What a place to have lunch!

Arriving at the Victoria Palace Theatre, we took our Grand Circle seats (with an incredible view), ready to watch the much-anticipated American Musical: ‘Hamilton’. Overall, it was amazing – everybody enjoyed it!

After the performance, the cast came back on stage to do a Q+A – one question of was asked from our school! The cast gave us valuable information which we all remember and treasure. It was a brilliant, fun-packed, amazing day!”

Joe H – Year 9

Bodyworlds Health & Social Visit

We went to the BodyWorlds exhibition in Piccadilly, London to see the anatomical specimens on display. This supports our work in Health & Social Care towards the Anatomy & Physiology exam we are taking in January and supports the curriculum in Biology, Psychology and Sport.


“It was an eye opening experience and it taught me a lot about the human body. I found it very interesting and insightful and enjoyed the interactive exhibits.  We are grateful to the people who donated their bodies to science so that we could learn so much about the human body.”

Save the date

7th February
PTA Quiz

Sports News

Goal fest at John Port – Netball


Both our Year 9 & 10 teams enjoyed victories at John Port on Wednesday. The Year 9 team winning 38-5 & Year 10’s enjoying at 34-8 victory. The girls played some quick passing netball, quite direct providing our shooters with plenty of scoring opportunities.Both teams rotated players to unfamiliar positions in the second half of the fixture and looked to score from the edge of the D.   

Year 9 – Hattie, Lucy O, Amelie, Flo, Lucy L, Kiera, Molly & Evie

POM – Amelie

Year 10 – Halle, Zoe, Teegan, Lydia, Evie, Lucy & Holly

POM – Evie

Cross Country

Thursday brought the heavy rain and strong winds associated with cross country. The competitors warmed up well for the races with the walk to Oldfields.The Year 9 girls raced first and Grace Ingram finished 6th, Georgie Fryatt 16th, Amelie Rastall 17th, Katie Schuk 23rd, Alice Morris 25th, Harriet Ekins 26th and Chloe Stockbridge 28th all completed the course. The girls finished 5th as a team.Bertie Ingram won the boys race or Year 9 and Lewis Bradley finished 3rd, Sam Pickup and Harry Irving also competed and as a team TAHS finished 3rd.In the senior girls we had two competitors Evie Bowers and Issy Punchard who both finished in the top 10.The senior boys had team success winning this category represented by Max Houghton, Josh Rogers, Duncan Craven, Ben Twynhamn and Harry Meredith – Wood.

Under 15 Football District Cup.


On a very wet Thursday afternoon the year ten side ventured over to De Ferrers in the first round of the cup.  On a very wet pitch  both teams played good football with De Ferrers dominating the first 15 minutes.despite a spirited comeback at the end of the half and having a goal disallowed Alleyne’s  went into half time 2 nil down.  At half time Harrvey clarke came on to central midfield and gained some decent possession for the team, unfortunately despite this they were unable to score and take chances, Alleyne’s even had a penalty saved it was not tp be their night.  Chasing the game Alleyen’s lost 2 further goals, losing 4- 0. 

Science News

Our Year 13 A-level Physics students have recently been on an extremely interesting visit to CERN, the European Organisation for Nuclear Research, in Switzerland.  The students had the opportunity to see some of the world’s most powerful particle accelerators; which aim to uncover what the Universe is made of and how it works.

The students also had the opportunity to visit the United Nations buildings in Geneva.

Below is a write-up from one of our students:

‘Our trip to Geneva began late on Wednesday evening when we arrived in the city and made a short bus trip to the tram station, from which we got the tram to our hostel. After a relatively early start we rode the tram to CERN on Thursday morning, where we were shown two exhibitions in the museums. The first was a fascinating overview of the history, work and results of CERN since its formation in 1954. This provided us with an insight into the scale of the project (with their largest particle collider measuring at 27km long), what their experiments consisted of and how they worked whilst simultaneously exhibiting some of the equipment used in previous work. The second exhibition focused on CERN`s work answering some of the biggest questions in science and gave simple yet detailed explanations of everything from how there is energy in a vacuum to timelines of the Big Bang and understanding time as another dimension.
The second day began with a tour of the UN buildings after a walk through the greenhouses and groves of the Botanic gardens. We were shown around the complex and given a guided tour, informing us of the history, work and administration of the United Nations. In the afternoon we were taken on a boat trip around the lake, with views of Mont Blanc, the cathedral and the mountains across the lake.’ 

The visit has left a lasting impression on the students and enthused their Physics studies in school.

World Challenge Training Expedition Weekend


During the first weekend of half term, 27 Thomas Alleynes students made their way to the Peak District for their training expedition, in preparation for their trip to Malawi in summer 2020. Despite the cold temperatures and continuous rainfall, students spent their weekend with their teammates practising their roles and responsibilities that they will be expected to do whilst in Malawi.

This involved pitching their tents, preparing meals on trangeas and practise walks – with each team completing an 18km walk to the top of The Roaches. Students worked hard throughout the whole weekend, both individually and as a team, which resulted in a highly successful and enjoyable weekend.

Well done to all students (and staff!) who battled through the weather and for keeping morale high despite the poor weather conditions!

Star Geographer of The Week

This is a new scheme being brought in to the geography department, to showcase the students who have really shown great effort and achievement in their lessons.

Currently we are starting this scheme in Mr Harris and Miss Patrick’s classes and focusing on Year 9 and 10, but will be rolled out across the whole department and all year groups by the end of term. 

This Week’s Stars are:

Year 9- Joshua Leyland- Amazing effort in lesson, and showing willing to push himself further.

Year 10- Bradley Marcroft- Fantastic work produced this week, with great answers to the activities in class.


Well done to our Star Geographers! 

Maths Revision

Maths after-school support sessions start after half term for Year 11, 12 and 13.  Come along if you need help with any topics or want to work on practice questions.

PTA Raffle

Tickets on sale soon…..

A level / GCSE Certification Collection Dates

Certificates are available for collection as follows:

  1. Monday December 2nd 2019 – 9am – 11am
  2. Thursday December 5th 2019 – 5pm – 6.45pm

If you are unable to collect your certificates please see the option below:

Nominate a friend/relative to collect them on your behalf.  They must bring with them photo ID plus the completed Certificate Collection form that was given out with exam results OR a letter of permission written by you.

Data Collection/Photo Consent Reminder


If you have not yet returned data collection and photo consent sheets to the school office would you please do so as soon as possible.

Keeping Children Safe online. 

Childnet have updated their parent and carer toolkit that will help parents have conversations about online safety. 
Their booklet ‘Let’s talk about life online’ includes ten key messages that should be shared with children which we thought parents may find helpful.

  1. “You can always come to me if you need help.”
  2. “What would you do if this happened…?”
  3. “Remember that not everyone is who they say they are online.”
  4. “Keep your personal information safe, and other people’s too.”
  5. “Be respectful to others online.”
  6. “Think before you post.”
  7. “Remember to ask if it’s okay.”
  8. “Remember not everything is true online.”
  9. “The things other people post online might not always show what their life is really like.”
  10. “Recognise how going online makes you feel and take a break when you need to.”

The Parent and Carer Toolkit can be found here:

Workshop Available…..

If you are interested, and have not replied, please email headteacher@tahs.org.uk. For those parents who have expressed an interest you will be contacted by our office staff who will offer you dates that remain for the sessions.

Anxiety Workshop

We all experience anxiety at certain times in our life, when it reaches high levels it can cause us physical and psychological distress. As an experienced counsellor and trainer, I have developed this 3 hour workshop to help you understand anxiety and learn how to feel more in control, not to fear it.

· Understand what anxiety is

· Why and how anxiety works, biologically and psychologically

· The effects of high levels of anxiety and panic attacks

· Effective coping techniques to reduce your level of anxiety

· How to feel more in control and achieve your goals

· Helpful for anxiety at work and in your personal life

· Students preparing for exams and parents supporting them

This workshop is aimed at parents who would like to learn more about anxiety concerning their child. It is useful for those experiencing life events which may cause increased levels of anxiety or anyone with longer term anxiety issues. It is a psychological educational workshop aimed at helping you to feel more in control of your life again. Come and join me in a relaxed atmosphere and increase your sense of well being. Jane Differ

Vacancies

We require a number of exam invigilators for our exams in December. Please see the attached for full information.

We also have some vacancies in our Special Needs team.

YESS Drop in Sessions

Links

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October 25th 2019

TAHS Weekly Newsletter. 

Headteacher’s Blog

We have just completed our staff training day and it has been incredibly useful. It was lovely to welcome our new CEO Sarah Clarke to the Multi Academy Trust. I am excited to begin working with her from January.
We hope students and staff take a break to recharge their batteries, but are aware that many students will be wanting to combine time for relaxing with time revising ready for their trial examinations in December. Some students may want to revisit content taught in this term.


There are some fantastic resources to support parents and students with revision techniques one set is at GCSEpod https://www.gcsepod.com/free-resources/student-resources/. Thank you to the parents who attended the training session at Year 9 parents evening on Unifrog and GCSEpod. As we mentioned, we have purchased access for Year 9, 10 and 11 students to both packages.


We hope Year 11 parents can join us at revision evening on Tuesday 5th November at 6.00pm in the Theatre. We have some materials we will be giving away on the evening. If parents of a child in any other year group would like to attend please feel free to join us. The session is usually finished by 7.15pm.


Finally, on this rather rainy evening, I wanted to wish our World Challenge students well as they take on the elements this weekend, camping in the peak district. Thank you to the staff who are working with them.
I hope you all have a lovely half term

This upcoming week is a week to plan, to get ahead and to start thinking about the upcoming mock examinations. It is a week to complete personal statements, look at apprenticeships and to look at completing UCAS applications.  It is a week to find time to sit, relax and contemplate how much our students have completed in eight short weeks.

All students must not forget to bring their data collection sheets back to school when they return.  If their uniform is not quite right then it is a time to make those changes.  We would also like to state that all students should be in school between the times of 8.40 – 3.05. If they leave school at break or lunch then they must sign out, this is a mandatory requirement.

Upcoming events for the Sixth Form are: Body Worlds Trip, Maths Inspiration Trip, GCSE Prize Giving, Year 13 Parents Evening, UCAS Design Your Future Art Trip and Year 13 mock examinations.

6th Form Tutor Time Activities

These are the weekly activities for 6th form registration for Monday 4th November’, then the above under Y12 and Y13.

Year 12

Read the Which guide to higher and degree apprenticeships.  Consider which is the right route for you.

Year 13

Spend some time working on your personal statement.  Talk to your tutor.  Read the TAHS personal statement advice on Twitter.  Consult Unifrog advice and exemplar statements.

Year 11 Revision Evening

On 5th November 2019 6pm we would like to invite all Year 11 students, parents and carers to attend a Revision evening to share key information about revising for cores subjects and effective strategies for exam success. Please join us to support your preparation for the mock exams.

Robotics Challenge

Our first Robotics UK challenge team made up of pupils from year 9 through 13 are busy preparing for their first event on 4th December at Staffordshire University. This will then be followed by a regional competition at RAF Cosford in the New Year. Keep an eye on the school social media for updates and links to their own social platforms.

idea Award

Three more students have attained their idea.org.uk Bronze award in Digital Literacy in their 6th Form 7 time. They are now working towards their silver award. Congratulations to Harvey, George & Jack.

Sports News

Lifesaving Training


The PE Department successfully completed the RLSS National Rescue Award on Wednesday.A full day of training was delivered by Miss James, covering aspects of pool safety, operating procedures, CPR and basic first aid. The test included practical rescues, demonstrations of first aid techniques and questioning. Completion of this award will allow for more swimming lessons to be delivered on our curriculum.  

U18 ESFA Cup


On Tuesday our U18 boys bowed out of the FA cup at the second round stage going down 4-2 to John Taylor.  After taking the lead through Lewis Dawson we took the foot off the gas and allowed the home side back into the game. Poor defending allowed a 3-1 deficit before Archie Whitehead pulled a goal back. We then missed an open goal, hit the post and had another disallowed- It was not going to be our day.


U16 BDSFA Cup


On Thursday we travelled to Robert Sutton in the semi-final of the district cup.  Despite playing some lovely football we went down 3-0 to a very strong side, in what was our first defeat of the season.

Science News

This week’s Science Students of the Week selected by Mr Crum are:

Year 9

Lucy Blood for excellent effort

Harmony Green for superb attainment

Thomas Yeomans for his enthusiasm and effort in lessons

Year 10

Charlie Hallam for his consistently high effort and attainment

Harley Walkenden for exemplary effort this half term

Isaac Stanier for excellent effort and attainment

Year 11

Chloe Yates for consistent effort

Abi Wildman for always trying her best every lesson

Year 12

George Mothershaw

Katelyn Poole

Ben Seaman

Leyton Tyers for their brilliant efforts towards their forensics assignment at Staffs University

Year 13

Elliot Jones for superb effort all half term

Luke Langley for consistent excellent effort

Sian Rendell for her conscientious approach to her studies

Well done!

Maths Revision

Maths after-school support sessions start after half term for Year 11, 12 and 13.  Come along if you need help with any topics or want to work on practice questions.

Apprenticeships

If your child is thinking about whether to go to university or to do an apprenticeship, please read this guide to help with your decision.  Y12 have been watching useful videos on this topic during registration this week.  We would also advise researching university websites.

Geography Revision

Optional Geography revision sessions, every Thursday in room 6B from 3:05 to 4pm.

Sadfishing

SadFishing’ is described as a behavioural trend where people make exaggerated claims about their emotional problems to generate sympathy and attention. The term was created at the beginning of the year by a blogger using the term to describe certain celebrities who embellish their emotional difficulties to generate sympathy and gain more followers. The term has now gained traction and is seen as a growing trend on social media. The challenge with sadfishing is that sometimes real problems can become overlooked or young people can even be bullied for having shared their problems online.  


A guide for parents from the National Online Safety Centre can be found here:

Support for D & T

We are looking for support from local businesses in giving some real world examples to our A level DT students who are covering some complex Industrial practices in preparation for their main exam. If you feel that you could support our students by sharing your own expertise and experience, giving them examples to refer to in their coursework and exam, then we would love to hear from you. We are looking at Manufacturing systems and strategies including Concurrent Manufacturing, Project Data Management and Enterprise Resource Planning, Scrum, SixSigma, DMAIC and DMADV. Please contact office@tahs.org.uk and I will get back to you. Many thanks, Mr Swindlehurst

Vacancies

We require a number of exam invigilators for our exams in December. Please see the attached for full information.

We also have some vacancies in our Special Needs team.

YESS Drop in Sessions

Parental Help with Fortnite Chapter 2

Links

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October 18th 2019

TAHS Weekly Newsletter. 

Headteacher’s Blog

I joined Mr Cartwright this week for his assembly on on-line safety. The message was a powerful one. If you have chance to ask your sons and daughters about the assembly, please do as this may help them reflect on the key messages which were shared. 


The PTA raffle has gained incredible momentum with some amazing prizes including a £250.00 shopping voucher. Please look out for the tickets as your PTA has done an incredible job in sourcing the prizes.
We look forward to meeting Year 9 parents next Wednesday (23rd) to review how everyone has settled in. If you haven’t booked your appointment, please do so. 


On the 5th November, we will be holding our Year 11 revision evening. The hall is always packed on the evening and we hope you can all join us. We will be starting the evening at 6.00pm. It will be an opportunity for you to hear from our Heads of Science, English and Maths on the final steps before the GCSE examinations. We will also be sharing some generic revision skills which you can support your sons and daughters with. 


I have seen the first plans for our new gym. there is no doubt in my mind that If we can make it happen it will be a fantastic resource for anyone wishing to do some training on site. I am personally excited to see the vision brought to reality! 

Assemblies: 14th October

Assemblies: w/b 21st of October

Heads of House will be leading assemblies this week on the theme of ‘ ‘Celebrating Success’

Thought(s) for the Week 

“Competition is a by-product of productive work, not its goal. A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others.”–Ayn Rand

‘Taking the initiative’ is an ethos that we promote within the Sixth Form so it was no surprise to us that the Sixth Form Council decided to wear a red tie to school to show support for Show Racism the Red Card campaign.

It is very relevant especially after the recent incident involving English football players, well done.

One of year 13 students, Amanda Clough is very involved with outreach programmes in the community and is hoping to raise awareness and encourage participation in life saving events.  Amanda is going to allow her hair to be shaved! Please read the follow article from Amanda.

‘Brave The Shave, is where I shave my head for charity. I will be doing it on 6th November 2019, at lunch time in the Theatre. I am doing it in memory of a loved one and in support of Macmillan Cancer Support. Everyone is welcome to come and watch, and there will be a 50p entrance charge. The person who donates the most, gets to do the first shave, currently the amount to beat is £30, so if you want to do this, or simply just donate follow this link – https://bravetheshave.macmillan.org.uk/shavers/amanda-clough -, or google “Brave The Shave Amanda Clough” and you will find a link to my Macmillan Profile page, alternatively you can donate on the day, when paying the entrance fee for the Theatre, (you will not be able to shave my head if donating on the day). Happy Donating everyone, and a massive thank you! I will also be sending my hair to the Little Princess Trust’

To add to this amazing effort Amanda also volunteers for St John Ambulance.  They are running a Restart A Heart Day, where you can come along to the St John Ambulance Unit, Carter Street, Uttoxeter, ST14 8EY, and learn the lifesaving skills of CPR and how to use an AED (defibrillator). If this sounds interesting to you, come along on Saturday 19th October 2019, from 9am until 12pm.

Each week Mrs Bell organises an activity for Year 12 and Year 13 forms which enable them to help plan for the future. This is completed each Monday and over the year we will have covered a range of skills and topics. Work, university, apprenticeships, finance, time management to name a few. This coming week we will be:

 Y13

How well do you use source material? 

Y12

Is university right for you? 

Why go to uni?

Apprenticeship or uni?

Advice to help you prepare for an open day

With these topics in mind the Sixth Form Team have processed all the UCAS applications for Oxbridge and competitive courses.

French Exchange

Applications need to be with Mrs Clemett by the 24th October please.

Year 9 Tutor Evening

Year 9 Tutor Evening Wednesday 23rd October 4.00pm – 6.00pm
We are looking forward to welcoming year 9 parents on Wednesday evening.  It will give parents the opportunity to meet their son/ daughters form  tutor as well as attending workshops on Unifrog, a destinations platform, GCSE pod and a most able workshop. There will also be an opportunity to purchase revision materials at a reduced rate too! Look forward to seeing you Wednesday.

Appointments are made via the Parents Evening menu on your parental Insight login (not the child’s login). If you are having issues logging in please email insight@tahs.org.uk

Year 11 Revision Evening

On 5th November 2019 6pm we would like to invite all Year 11 students, parents and carers to attend a Revision evening to share key information about revising for cores subjects and effective strategies for exam success. Please join us to support your preparation for the mock exams.

Data Checking and Photo Consent

Envelopes containing data collection sheets, photo consent forms and our Privacy Notice have been given out to students this week.  Parents should check, sign and return data collection sheets and photo consent forms and return to the school office by Thursday 24th October please.

Sports News

U15 Netball


v’s John Talor. Our Year 10 girls first game of the season ended in defeat to John Taylor.Our girls battled hard but a very strong John Taylor side did not allow many TAHS many opportunities to scoreNext fixture is against Robert SuttonTeam – Calladine, Martin, Carr, Robins, Perry, Berry, Young, Page

U14 Netball


At the half way point of the staffs moorlands competition TAHS are leading having won 5 games out of 6.The latest fixtures saw a 9-2 win against Painsley, a 13-0 victory against against Cheadle and a 2-0 defeat to Moorlands.Well done girls

U16 District Football

On Tuesday we hosted John Taylor in the Burton and District Cup, winning 2-1 with two goals from Ashton Bagley and a man of the match performance from Ethan Clarkson.

Team- Whitehead, Kenny, Cope, Beech, Van Hoek, Hocking, Clarkson, Evans, Brunt, Bagley, Stockbridge, Hall, Lunn, Mangon, Wildridge

Fixtures next week-


Tue U18 FA Cup away v John Taylor

Thu U16 District cup away v Robert Sutton

Thu U14 District cup home v Pingle

U15 National and county cup Rugby v QMG Walsall


On Monday in torrential rain we hosted the powerful QMG Walsall.  While matching them in many aspects of play their match experiences coupled with 2 super stars made the difference to the score line.


Team- Pattinson-Lycett, Edwards, Gascoigne, Wilson, Watt, Forrerester, Gwynne, Hensman, Moorfield, Hodgekinson, Plant, Buxton, Chouhibi, Ward, Moody, Pagett, Craven, Young

Science News

 

This week our Year 12 BTEC Forensic and Applied Science students visited Staffordshire University’s crime scene house and specialist laboratories.  Below is an account from one of our students.

‘The Forensic and Applied Science groups went to Staffordshire University to take part in learning how to investigate a crime scene.  We started off with a brief on what we were doing and how to investigate, package and record certain elements before we began the investigation.

After the brief we all got taken to the investigation house and got suited up in an investigation kit and then went into our room and began finding evidence and packaging them up properly.  We also learnt how to take pictures properly, take finger prints and draw a sketch of our room to try and solve the crime. 

Overall, it was a really fun day out and was very interesting to learn new skills.’

This week’s Science Students of the Week selected by Mr Mitchell are:

Year 9

Joseph Hall for brilliant work rate, and out of the classroom with excellent homework and research tasks.

Frankie Groom for brilliant answers in Science and completion of work.

Year 10

Alyssa Whitehall for a brilliant work ethic and application to Science in the classroom.

Zoe Hunter for excellent work in Physics.

Year 11

Hannah Davis for a great start to the year with attitude and progress in Chemistry.

George Foster for a tremendous start to Year 11 with a really mature work ethic and high test scores.

This week’s Year 10 Animal Care Students of the Week selected by Mr Harris are:

Toby Minshell and Josh Gascoigne – both students have worked really hard and really sensibly throughout the start of Animal Care.

This week’s Year 11 Animal Care Students of the Week selected by Mrs North are:

Taylor Corkin, Ben Guntripp, Izzie McLeavy, Spencer Reeves for excellent results in a recent end of module test.

Well done!

INSET Day

A reminder that students finish school at 3.05 on Thursday 24th October and return at 8.40 on Monday 4th November.

With this in mind the canteens ‘fish and chip Friday’ will be on Thursday next week.

Geography Revision

Optional Geography revision sessions, every Thursday in room 6B from 3:05 to 4pm.

Exam Invigilators

We require a number of exam invigilators for our exams in December. Please see the attached for full information.

YESS Drop in Sessions

Parental Help with Fortnite Chapter 2

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October 7th 2019

TAHS Weekly Newsletter. 

Headteacher’s Blog

This weekend I am fortunate to be able to join Outward Bound, who offer our Year 9 a residential experience, at their outdoor centre in Eskdale. For a long time educators have been clear that  adventure learning programmes can have a positive impact on academic outcomes, as well as other skills like resilience and motivation. We hope to continue to build our outdoor education provision into our offer at Thomas Alleyne’s High School by having a close working relationship with Outward Bound and by providing opportunities like Duke of Edinburgh and World Challenge. 


On a different note, thank you to all parents who contacted us regarding the anxiety workshop we are offering to parents. 


If you are interested, and have not replied, please email headfteacher@tahs.org.uk. For those parents who have expressed an interest you will be contacted by our office staff who will offer you dates for the sessions.

Anxiety Workshop

We all experience anxiety at certain times in our life, when it reaches high levels it can cause us physical and psychological distress. As an experienced counsellor and trainer, I have developed this 3 hour workshop to help you understand anxiety and learn how to feel more in control, not to fear it.

·        Understand what anxiety is

·        Why and how anxiety works, biologically and psychologically

·        The effects of high levels of anxiety and panic attacks

·        Effective coping techniques to reduce your level of anxiety

·        How to feel more in control and achieve your goals

·        Helpful for anxiety at work and in your personal life

·        Students preparing for exams and parents supporting them

This workshop is aimed at everyone who would like to learn more about anxiety for themselves or others. It is useful for those experiencing life events which may cause increased levels of anxiety or anyone with longer term anxiety issues. It is a psychological educational workshop aimed at helping you to feel more in control of your life again. Come and join me in a relaxed atmosphere and increase your sense of wellbeing.


Thank you also to everyone who supported us on the Post 16 open evening this week. If you were unable to attend but are interested in studying with us please contact the sixth form team.


This week, as part of our process of school improvement. We are working with two secondary schools to share best practice. A review has taken place this week, which has been helpful in continuing to look at how we continue to introduce school improvement strategies. 


We look forward to seeing Year 9 parents at the Year 9 induction evening on 23rd October. Appointments can be booked on Insight. Please also allow some time to join us for a presentation on GCSEpod and to meet with our gifted and talented co-ordinators. We hope to see you there. 

Assemblies: 14th October

Assemblies: w/b 14th of October

Mr Cartwright will be leading assemblies this week on the theme of ‘ ‘Staying Safe Online’

Thought(s) for the Week 

“The internet is insecure by default.”
― David Chiles

“The internet isn’t written in pencil, Mark. It’s written in ink” – The Social Network

I do a love a good Open Evening, and this year seemed to be the best yet. It was a great turn out by our Year 11 students and it was nice to see so many parents. One thing that Mrs Walton also comments on is the amount of external students that we talk to on these evenings, the reason we have so many each year is due to the positive ethos that we promote in and around our community.

I would like to personally thank all the Year 12 and 13 students who gave up their time to help, please remember to log the hours you volunteered so that you can start working towards your Lions certificate.

Thank you to the students who have taken the time to help keep the Sixth Form Common Room and clean and tidy space to work. All students need to remember that it is everyone’s responsibility to tidy up after themselves.  The reason I mention this is because on Monday we had to close the Common Room and the Study Room due to the poor behaviour of a few students. The facilities they have at their disposal are a privilege and not a right. I hope I do not have to close this to students again this academic year.

As we draw close to half term, could I recommend that if students have not started preparing revision materials that they think of using the time to do so. Last week I purchased a pack of ten revision cards and a box to store them in for under £10 from a local shop, these were for my daughter who, although she may not have been as enthusiastic as I had hoped, will need them soon. So please encourage your child to start revising sooner rather than later.

French Exchange

The details about the French Staffordshire- Limousin Exchange have been given out to interested Y10 students this week . Reply slips need to be in by the 24th October. Please see Mrs Clemett In room 11 for more details.

Year 9 Tutor Evening

The year 9 tutor evening takes place on Wednesday 24th October between 4 & 6pm. This is your chance to come into school and meet with your child’s tutor to discuss how they have settled in at TAHS.

Appointments are made via the Parents Evening menu on your parental Insight login (not the child’s login). If you are having issues logging in please email insight@tajs.org.uk

Year 9 Talk the Talk

On 15th – 17th October, students at Thomas Alleyne’s High School will work with expert trainers from the education charity Talk The Talk.

Talk The Talk’s mission is to improve students’ communication skills to enable positive interaction in all life situations.

Talk The Talk has trained over 25,000 students in the past twelve months in England and Wales and nearly 80,000 since we first started – using a programme developed over the past six years.

Talk About Communication is an exciting and engaging master-class in essential speaking and listening skills within a creative classroom environment teaches students how to use persuasive language techniques to get ‘their message’ across. The day highlights and nurtures employability skills, interview techniques and key presentation skills.  Via numerous speaking opportunities, students are coached and supported throughout the day to deliver a structured two-minute presentation, on a topic for which they have a genuine passion, to their peers.

There is no doubt that grades open the door to opportunity for our students. But when they walk through that door – it is a completely different set of skills. We are striving to ensure that all young people are suitably equipped with the essential tools and skills to communicate confidently in a variety of situations – both within school and in their lives beyond.

Tuesday 15th: 9UD, 9HB, 9HL

Wednesday 16th: 9HD, 9HA, 9HS

Thursday 17th: 9UA, 9UB, 9UL

Sports News

QEGS Ashbourne 1 – Thomas Alleyne’s 5


On Wednesday our First X1 travelled to neighbours QEGS in the first round of the schools FA cup.  On a wet boggy pitch Alleyne’s wasted 3 good chances before opening the scoring from a corner with a well taken finish from centre back Alex Brain fresh from a successful loan spell.
The lead was doubled after good pressure led to Archie Mcnair bundling the ball into the net. A third shortly after was a precision free kick from Harry johnson which had the keeper rooted to the spot.


Great sportsman ship from captain Whitehead to hold his hands up for offside after missing a clear chance- this then put doubt in the linesmans mind and the skipper had a goal debatedly chalked off moments later.
A defensive mix up allowed QEGS back into the game via a free kick for a back pass.


The goal gave QEGS heart and the 2nd half was a more even contest until our greater class told through a great move which saw Joe Haywood place the ball into the bottom corner. A fith was added with a great pass from player’s player Alex Shaw to Lewis Dawson.  The game still required some great defensive work from the younger Bussell brother Frankie who took the an of the match award.


Team- Rodgers, Brain, Shaw, Bosworth, Archer, Bussell, Dawson, Johnson, Whitehead, Mcnair, Haywood, Coates, Flanagan, Simon, Cope, Bednall

Year 9 Football


Well done to the year 9 football team who progressed through to the next round of the Burton and District Cup.  Facing a strong and established John  Taylor side, the year 9’s came from a goal down to deservedly win 3-2.  Led by Sam Pick up the team played some nice football in difficult conditions but conceded a goal half way through the first half. 

After a couple of tactical substitutions the team regrouped and drew the score level with a goal from Liam Archer.  John Taylor from the restart gained a corner and scored.  Not to be out done, Alleyne’s increased the pace of the game and improved their commitment.  Two good goals from Ali Dawson sealed the contest.  A good team performance with Bertie Ingram Man of the Match.  Well done.

U15 Rugby
On Monday we play QMG from Walsall in a County and National Cup double header. 2.30 ko. Team-

Tim Hensman, Toby Minshall , Lewis Forrester, Ben Ogden, Connor Buxton, Josh Gascoigne, Oliver Gwynne, Leo Hemmings, Driss Chouhibi, Sonny Ward, Luke Watt, Will Gregory, Duncan Craven, Toby Patterson-Lycett, Hal Thornton, Aiden Moorfield, Ben Pagett, Billy Oakes, Tyler Edwards, Mark Hodgkinson, Daniel Forrester, Cole Moody, Blake Plant, Joe Wilson.

U16 Football


On Tue 15th Oct we entertain John Taylor High School in the 2nd round of the Burton & District Cup.

Science News

 

This week’s Science Students of the Week selected by Mrs Pavey are:

Year 9

Sylvia Stocks for always being ready to learn

Jimmy Kirkman for achieving highly in his assessment

Year 10

Martha Cope for showing resilience in lessons

Joseph Upson for a positive start to the year, paying off in assessment performance!

Year 11

Always persevering in lessons and having a positive attitude to the tasks:

Katie Gilbert

Katie Simister 

Year 12

Taking responsibility for their learning and showing resilience:

Isaac Pattinson-Lycett

Rachel Agnew

Year 13

Will Taylor – for having a very conscientious attitude to his learning and a determination to master the topics!

Tom Bagnall – for exceeding his target grade in the recent assessment

Well done!

November 11th – 18th November is Samaritan’s Purse Operation. 

Samaritan’s Purse Operation helps children around the world by collecting shoebox gifts and ensuring they get something for Christmas.

Fill your shoebox with a selection of fun toys, hygiene items, pens and pencils. Once you have filled your shoebox attach the appropriate label marking if your box is for a boy or girl and select what age category.

If anyone would like to get involved you can collect a leaflet and shoebox from Mrs Brown in the Main School Office.  

Young Minds have an excellent website provding advice for parents and guardians on how to help your child with specific mental health conditions, and life events which might be negatively affecting their well being. They also show you where you can get help. 


The link to this valuable resource can be found here:

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October 4th 2019

TAHS Weekly Newsletter. 

Headteacher’s Blog

Thank you to all students who supported us during our open evening this week. A particular mention to our student speakers, Thomas, Ella, Kieron and Emilia, and to Corey and Reuben  who organised the lighting. We had some wonderful feedback on how helpful all our student leaders were. Student leadership is important to us at Thomas Alleyne’s.

This week, I was urged by  one of our Year 12 students to re-watch Greta Thunberg’s speech at the United Nations Climate Conference. I appreciate his commitment, clear thinking and  strategic approach to trying to respond to her speech and reduce the school’s carbon footprint. 

Over the next few months, I will be working with him to address the priorities he has raised. 

This year, we would like to trial a workshop for parents on supporting children with anxiety or with their mental health.The workshop will be led by an accredited  member of BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy). We are planning to cover the cost of the workshop for all attendees. There are 10 places available on the first workshop. If you are interested in the course, please email headteacher@tahs.org.uk and put Mental Health Workshop in the email subject. The dates and times will be confirmed once we have our first group of participants.

It’s never too late to learn to swim!

Lane 1 swim school, who operate in our school pool during the evenings, have just opened bookings for adult swimming lessons on Friday evenings. They have a number of classes ranging from adult swim classes for non-swimmers to a masters class. As someone who learned to swim at the age of 23 and has enjoyed swimming ever since, I think this is a fantastic opportunity for people in our community.

If you are interested  please see https://www.facebook.com/pg/lane1coaching/posts/


Finally, if your child is in year 11, please don’t miss out on our Post 16 open evening on Tuesday (details below). Thank you to everyone who has supported us by sharing the details of the evening in the community. The larger our sixth form, the broader the offer for our young people.

 

Assemblies: 7th October

Assemblies will be lead by Miss Jones on the theme of Mental Health, out though for the week is as follows:

People assume you aren’t sick
unless they see the sickness on your skin
like scars forming a map of all the ways you’re hurting.

My heart is a prison of Have you trieds?
Have you tried exercising? Have you tried eating better?
Have you tried not being sad, not being sick?
Have you tried being more like me?
Have you tried shutting up?

Yes, I have tried. Yes, I am still trying,
and yes, I am still sick.

Sometimes monsters are invisible, and
sometimes demons attack you from the inside.
Just because you cannot see the claws and the teeth
does not mean they aren’t ripping through me.
Pain does not need to be seen to be felt.

Telling me there is no problem
won’t solve the problem.

This is not how miracles are born.
This is not how sickness works.”


Emm Roy, The First Step

On Tuesday it is our Sixth Form Opening evening where we encourage all students in Year 11 at Thomas Alleyne’s High School and students from other schools to come and see the Sixth Form Team and meet the Sixth Form teachers. Taster sessions will be running all evening as well as an introduction to the application process from Mrs Dodd as well. Mrs Walton will be on hand with our Senior Prefects and other Sixth Form students to answer any questions you may have and to help guide external applicants to and from classrooms. It is always a lively and busy event so please come along and see what we have on offer. The evening is a s follows: 

•     6.30-7.00pm – First Information session in the school theatre

•     7.10-7.20pm – Subject talk One

•     7.30-7.40pm – Subject talk Two

•     7.50-8.00pm – Subject talk Thee

•     8.10-8.20pm – Subject talk Four

•     8.30-8.40pm – Subject talk Five

•     8.45-9.15pm – Subject questions and answers OR

•     8.45-9.15pm – Second Information session in the school theatre 

I would like to say a big thank you to those students who helped us on Wednesday at the Year 9 Open Evening, many parents stated how helpful the students had been at showing them around and sharing such valuable information.  It is these small gestures from your children, our students, that make our Sixth Form so special.

Thank you to all the parents that have signed up on Unifrog, remember the information was sent via Insight so is still available for you to access. Year 12 students will be receiving this soon, and the Lanyards will be distributed to Year 12 students at the beginning on next week. Once issue these have to be worn all day whilst on the school site. The school day starts at 8.40 and finishes at 3.05. Students should all be on school site between these hours, the only exceptions are where they leave the school site at break or lunch. If leaving the school site then students should ensure that they have signed out in the correct way.  When these lanyards have been issued then the students will have a gate card, both Year 12 and Year 13 students must not be entering or exciting the school via reception or using the fire exit near the history stairs.

Students that drive to school have been given permission to park their car on the rear car park of Bradley House. It is £1 per day to park here and they must see Mrs Walton if they plan to do this. Parking must be paid in advance, most pay for a week at a time. A card must be displayed in the car window at all times.  Students may park for free at Tesco’s but must park near the recycling centre if they wish do this. If students are see parking their cars elsewhere on the car park then Tesco’s will revoke this privilege.  Alternatively, students can park their cars on the Maltings car park and pay the daily charge. 

 

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Photography Trip

The Year 12 Art and Photography Trip to Birmingham City Gallery and Library went really well this Thursday, the weather held off and our students were able to get some brilliant images and drawings to develop in the next stage of their coursework- A big thanks from Mr. Robinson-White, Mrs. Cornell and Ms. Edge- who thought the students were exemplary in their spirit and attitude. 

Year 9 Talk the Talk

On 15th – 17th October, students at Thomas Alleyne’s High School will work with expert trainers from the education charity Talk The Talk.

Talk The Talk’s mission is to improve students’ communication skills to enable positive interaction in all life situations.

Talk The Talk has trained over 25,000 students in the past twelve months in England and Wales and nearly 80,000 since we first started – using a programme developed over the past six years.

Talk About Communication is an exciting and engaging master-class in essential speaking and listening skills within a creative classroom environment teaches students how to use persuasive language techniques to get ‘their message’ across. The day highlights and nurtures employability skills, interview techniques and key presentation skills.  Via numerous speaking opportunities, students are coached and supported throughout the day to deliver a structured two-minute presentation, on a topic for which they have a genuine passion, to their peers.

There is no doubt that grades open the door to opportunity for our students. But when they walk through that door – it is a completely different set of skills. We are striving to ensure that all young people are suitably equipped with the essential tools and skills to communicate confidently in a variety of situations – both within school and in their lives beyond.

Sports News

Netball

The Year 9’s played their first fixtures for Thomas Alleyne’s on Wednesday, participating in the Moorland tournament. They came away with three comprehensive victories from three fixtures and not conceding a goal, against Moorside, Painsley & Cheadle. Amelia, Chloe and Evie all successfully scored when playing the GA and GS positions. Lucy. Evie and  Harriet were heroic in the defensive positions to limit the opposition to very few shots, intercepting the ball before it could reach the D. Kiera, Lucy and Molly were creative and composed across the centre court to allow TAHS to play some controlled netball.


The Year 11 team also played against Moorside, Cheadle and Painsley and they left the competition with one defeat and two victories. Ella, Eve and Holly made up the defensive unit, Anna, Feya and Jess rotated around the shooting positions and Frankie running the show at centre. As always the team played some excellent netball but lacked some height in the defensive circle against Painsley. Many thanks to Andrea Adams who umpired and was team manager.

Clubs & Fixtures for Next Week


Monday – Lifesaving 3:05-4:15

Tuesday – Girls Football 3:05-4:15, U14 football V John Taylor (H)

Wednesday – Girls Rugby 3:05-4:30, U18 football Vs Quegs (A)

Thursday – Climbing club 3:05-4:15, U14 netball match @Cheadle 3:05-5:30

Friday Badminton Club 3:05-4:15

Year 10 Football Victorious

Congratulations to the year 10 football team who beat Kingsmead on Tuesday night in the first round of the County Cup 2 – 0. On a very squally evening Alleynes travelled to Cannock to take on Kingsmead. Playing with a strong wind behind them Alleynes made a good start scoring early on. Throughout the first half Alleynes played the better football through George Arnold and Leighton Thomas with Charlie Ratcliffe leading from the front. In the second half with the wind in their faces and playing up hill Alleynes defended well and kept Kingsmead out, winning the game.

As were the Under 16s……

Great start to the county cup for our Yr11 boys with a 5-2 win over St Peters.


A hat trick from Jed Brunt, and goals from Callum Stockbridge and Reuben Kenny. Great defensive performance from Owen Evans first half and a Bryan Robson esque performance from Ethan Clarkson in midfield.
Team- Whitehead, Wildridge, Van Hoek, Evans, Clarkson, Kenny, Hocking, Brunt, Stockbridge, Hooker-Myles, Lynn, Hall, Beech, Mangon, 

Science News

 

This week’s Science Students of the Week selected by Mrs Hughes are:

Year 9

Jed Fry and Amy Jones for making an excellent start in Chemistry.

Year 11

Jess Banner and Felicity Burgess for making an excellent start to Year 11.

Year 13

Emily Barton and Emily Whieldon for commitment to Chemistry.

This week’s Animal Care Students of the Week selected by Mrs North are:

Year 11

Scarlett Simister for an excellent attitude towards her Animal Care studies so far this year.

Finlea Boot for all the work she has done with Johnnie, our new bearded dragon.

Year 10

Megan Brown

Louisa Page

Jessie Johnson

Blake Plant

Bailey Redshaw

Jessie Johnson

Bethany Hoskins

For their enthusiasm and commitment to the department during Open Evening.

Well done!

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September 27th 2019

TAHS Weekly Newsletter.

It takes just a couple of minutes to support the school PTA lottery. Simply click on ‘Sign Up Now.’ Thank you for your support. 

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On Monday our first PTA meeting took place. We always welcome new members and we don’t expect everyone to be able to attend every meeting. All meetings take place at 7pm in the school staffroom. If you would like to join us at any future meeting the dates are:

Monday 4th November 2019
Monday 3rd February 2020
Monday 27th April 2020
Monday 8th June 2020
 
Current members include: parents of children from Years 9 – 13,  parents whose children have left the school, Mrs Goodwin Assistant Headteacher and Mrs Rudge Headteacher.

Headteacher blog

We are looking forward to welcoming guests to our Year 9 open evening on 2nd October and to our Year 12 open evening on 8th October. Thank you to all students who have offered to be guides and speakers for the evening. 


If you  know anyone who has a child in Year 8 or Year 11, who may not be aware of our open evening, please share these dates with them. 


This year, we welcomed 10 students from other local schools into our sixth form. They have settled in quickly and suggested that we ask all members of the community to spread the word about what is on offer Post 16.

We are passionate to provide a broad curriculum for our community and the greater the size of the sixth form the broader the range of subjects we are able to offer. If you are prepared to help us  promote the school that would be much appreciated. 

Assemblies: 30th of September

Assemblies: w/b 8th of October

Mr Hulme will be leading assemblies on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday on the theme of ‘ ‘Truth’ which is the theme for National Poetry Day

Wednesday will be an extended assembly for year 9 only lead by CACH.

Thought(s) for the Week 

“If you tell the truth, you don’t have to remember anything.”
― Mark Twain

“The truth.” Dumbledore sighed. “It is a beautiful and terrible thing, and should therefore be treated with great caution.”  J. K. Rowling

I would like to say a big thank you to all those who were able to attended our Year 12 information evening. We feel that it was a huge success and that the information we provided will enable you to guide and support your child through Year 12 and 13. If you were unable to make it then I have sent the power point on Insight as well as attaching it to this document. I wish that we had taken a photograph on the evening but as all of the Sixth Form Team were presenting we were unable to do so.

Again I would like to mention female uniform. There are still some girls that are wearing the wrong dress/skirt to school. It needs to be of a suitable length, nearer the knee than they currently are, they must not be skin tight and they must be a suitable pattern for school. Please can you support us with this.

Over the next few weeks we have various events running at school in the evenings and have asked for volunteers to help. All Senior Prefects should be attending these events, we need Year 12 to be volunteering too. These are the type of events that teachers need support, we can give information about the content and expectations but the students can help explain the courses from their point of view.  It is Year 9 Open Evening on Tuesday 2nd October from 6.30-8pm and Sixth Form Open Evening on Tuesday 8th October from 6.30 – 9.30pm.  You can help us by asking your child to volunteer but also spread the word about these events.

Today our assembly was about Fairtrade and the importance of it, it resonated with our students as it made them consider about where their product originates from and how ethically they are produced.  I would like to think that this will enable them to make more informed choices in the future.

Young Leaders in Service Award

We were delighted to present even more certificates for community service to our Y13 students.  Representatives from Uttoxeter Lions attended an assembly to further promote this exciting opportunity for our students to work towards an internationally recognised award.  Last year, our students gave 3,200 hours of service to the community which is a massive achievement. 

Both Y12 and Y13 can take part.  Please see Mrs Bell for further information and get involved!

TAHS Open Evening

Open Evening for Students in Year 8 – 2nd October 2019

We are pleased to invite Year 8 students and their parents to visit Thomas Alleyne’s on 2nd October from 6.30pm – 9.00pm for our Open Evening.   This will be an opportunity for you to meet staff and students and visit classrooms and our excellent facilities.  We were thrilled that once again our students achieved outstanding results at GCSE and A level this year.

As we have large numbers of parents and students attending the evening, the 30 minute introductory talk by Mrs Rudge and senior staff is delivered on 2 separate occasions. Firstly at 6.30pm and then at 7.30pm. If the talk is already underway when you arrive, please take the opportunity to tour the school first. Our Sixth Form students will be on hand to answer your questions and offer directions.

All teaching staff will be present during the evening to give you the opportunity to meet with them and discuss individual curriculum area work. During this time please feel free to ask teaching staff or members of the senior team any questions you may have.

We realise that this is a busy evening and would like to ensure you have had all your questions answered.  Therefore Mrs Rudge will also be offering a smaller, less formal opportunity, to meet with her at your middle school following the open evening.  Your sons and daughters are also welcome to attend.  

The dates for these events are:

 3.40pm Thursday 3rd October – Ryecroft

 3.40pm  Tuesday 15th October – Oldfields.

 3.45 pm Tuesday 22nd October – Windsor Park.

Alternatively, you cannot gain a better picture of the school other than seeing it during a school day. As well as joining us on the Open Evening, if any parents would like to join Mrs Rudge on a tour of the school during Open Week, she will be running sessions on Monday 14th, Tuesday 15th and Wednesday 16th October at 9.00am.   Please telephone our office to book in.   Parking is available at the Maltings car park on these days.

An Inspector Calls

There are a very small number of places available on this trip, if you are interested in a place for your child, please email Mr Hollins in the library for a letter.

Year 9 Talk the Talk

On 15th – 17th October, students at Thomas Alleyne’s High School will work with expert trainers from the education charity Talk The Talk.

Talk The Talk’s mission is to improve students’ communication skills to enable positive interaction in all life situations.

Talk The Talk has trained over 25,000 students in the past twelve months in England and Wales and nearly 80,000 since we first started – using a programme developed over the past six years.

Talk About Communication is an exciting and engaging master-class in essential speaking and listening skills within a creative classroom environment teaches students how to use persuasive language techniques to get ‘their message’ across. The day highlights and nurtures employability skills, interview techniques and key presentation skills.  Via numerous speaking opportunities, students are coached and supported throughout the day to deliver a structured two-minute presentation, on a topic for which they have a genuine passion, to their peers.

There is no doubt that grades open the door to opportunity for our students. But when they walk through that door – it is a completely different set of skills. We are striving to ensure that all young people are suitably equipped with the essential tools and skills to communicate confidently in a variety of situations – both within school and in their lives beyond.

Pastoral Students of the Week

Pastoral students of the week this week are the ones getting their houses off to a flying start in the credits competition: Sam Archer, Lizzie Shaw, Grace Ingram and Harriet Ekins. Well done!

Sports News

PE clubs next week

Monday – Lifesaving club 3:05-4:15

Tuesday – Girls Football Club 3:05-4:15, U15 football A v Kingsmead County Cup

Wednesday – U14 & U16 Netball at Cheadle 3:05-4:30, Girls rugby club 3:05 – 4:30, U18 Football practice

Thursday – Climbing Club 3:05-4:15, U16 football H v ST Margaret Ward, U14 and U15 v Moorside A

Friday – Badminton Club 3:05- 4:15

Science News

This week’s Science Students of the Week selected by Mrs Evans are:

Year 9

Joe Hall and Abigail Rolf for making an excellent start to Chemistry.

Year 10

Isabel Punchard and Freya Staley for consistently working above target.

Year 11

Evie Latham and Lewis Taylor for excellent first test scores.

Year 12

Aaron Gwynne and Vicky Catterall for making an excellent start to A Level Chemistry.

Year 13

Emily Barton and Laura Simister for commitment to Chemistry studies.

Well done!

INSET DATE OCTOBER 25th & Half Term

Please note that Friday 25th October is an INSET date for staff.  The school reopens again for students on Monday 4th November, with half term from Monday 28th October to Friday 1st November.

Coaching for Success


We are very proud of the 24 students who completed the coaching for success course this week.  They survived a tough two days in which external coaches from GRIT challenged their attitudes and approaches to everyday situations. They have now been matched up with coaches from within school who will work with them on a regular basis over the school year.  The aim is to enable them to achieve their potentials in every aspects of their lives. Both the coaches and students are looking forward to a productive relationship.

Student Council

The first student council meeting of this academic year took place this week and it was great to see so many new members.  This year’s student council leader is Ellie Roobottom in year 11 and her first meeting was very lively with many students bursting with ideas and concerns about what the focus of the council should be this year.  

These included looking at our school site from toilets to windows, basketball courts to litter bins, looking at rules and procedures from equipment checks to chewing gum, looking at the canteen and the seating areas around school.  The group decided their priorities to focus on this year should be to look at the definition of “individuality” in the school aims, non uniform days,  contributing to the assembly programme, looking at heating in classrooms and water dispensers and starting with how we can reduce the use of plastic in school.

Our next meeting is scheduled for the 11th November and we are hoping to be joined by some members of Uttoxeter Town Council.  If you would like to join us let your form teacher know and if you would like anything raised within the council look for any student wearing the School Council Badge.

Advice for parents/carers from Young Minds

Smoking and Vaping

Could we please remind all members of our school community that Thomas Alleyne’s is  a smoke free site. This includes both cigarettes and vaping/e-cigarettes.

The law states,”You must be 18 or over to purchase e-cigarettes or e-liquids in the UK. This legislation came in to force on 1st October 2015 following government policy change. At the same time, it also became illegal for an adult to buy e-cigarettes for someone under the age of 18.” 

Therefore if any students are caught in possession of a vape or cigarettes, these will be confiscated and cannot be returned. This is explained in our behaviour policy. 

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September 20th 2019

TAHS Weekly Newsletter.

Headteacher blog

It was fantastic to see so many people join us for the Duke of Edinburgh Award introduction evening this week. We wish everyone well who embarks on the programme and our sincere thanks to all the staff and volunteers who support our young people. 


Next week at 7.00pm we have our PTA AGM we would love to see new members at the meeting. Our PTA is a huge help to the school both in supporting events and fundraising. 


Finally congratulations to all the Year 9 students who have already got involved in clubs and competitions across the school. You have made a fantastic start. 

Assemblies: 23rd of September

Assemblies: w/b 23rd  of September

Mrs Goodwin will be leading assemblies this week on the theme of ‘ ‘Fairtrade’

Thought(s) for the Week

“I pity the man who wants a coat so cheap that the man or woman who produces the cloth will starve in the process.” — Benjamin Harrison

All students are now well and truly settled into the Sixth Form way of life. We need to draw your attention to a couple of points which are important to us as a Post 16 centre. All students must be in school between the hours of 8.40 and 3.05. There is no opportunity for students to go home if they do  not have a lesson in the afternoon.  All students need to be working in their non-contact times. This is always monitored and we do have some students that we need to speak to that seem to have forgotten this.  Could I please ask all parents and carers to support us in this matter.  All students will have set work or wider reading/Sixth Form Seven to be completing during this time.


We have a Year 12 parent/carer information evening on Thursday 26th of September 2019.  During the evening Mrs Dodd will explain the educational process and the pastoral support that will be available to your child during the next two years.  The focus of the evening is to give you an insight into life in our Sixth Form, our expectations and for us to answer any queries you may have.  Primarily this is an event for parents/carers, as most of the information covered in this evening formed part of the Year 12 student induction, which took place on Tuesday the 3rd of September.  Mrs Young and Mrs Bell will also be available on this evening and Mrs Young will explain our Unifrog support platform for Year 12 students. We look forward to welcoming you to the information evening, which will begin at 6.30pm prompt in the school theatre and last for approximately one hour.  Letters have been posted home.

On Tuesday 8th October we will be holding our Sixth Form Open Evening. This event will be for all students in Year 11 who want to find out more about what the Sixth Form is and what to expect in Sixth Form lessons. All staff will be available on this evening and we will also have current Sixth Form students who will be able to talk to you about their experience and what our Sixth Form has to offer. We welcome students from all schools to come and have a look round our facilities and we will be able to arrange current Year 12 and 13 students to show you around on the evening. If you have any queries surrounding this event then please contact the Sixth Form Team at sixthform@tahs.org.uk and we will endeavour to help answer your question. This is a vibrant event and we often leave feeling exhilarated that we have manged to speak to so many of you. This is the first step for many of you, and we will help you through every step of the process.

Our Head Girl and Head Boy, Amelia Lowe and Kieran Coates, presented themselves very well in church on Thursday as they spoke about their journey through TAHS and the opportunities that they had and those that they had taken advantage of.  The message was received well by the Year 9 students and we hope the message resonated well with them.

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TAHS Open Evening

Open Evening for Students in Year 8 – 2nd October 2019

We are pleased to invite Year 8 students and their parents to visit Thomas Alleyne’s on2nd October from 6.30pm – 9.00pm for our Open Evening.   This will be an opportunity for you to meet staff and students and visit classrooms and our excellent facilities.  We were thrilled that once again our students achieved outstanding results at GCSE and A level this year.

As we have large numbers of parents and students attending the evening, the 30 minute introductory talk by Mrs Rudge and senior staff is delivered on 2 separate occasions. Firstly at 6.30pm and then at 7.30pm. If the talk is already underway when you arrive, please take the opportunity to tour the school first. Our Sixth Form students will be on hand to answer your questions and offer directions.

All teaching staff will be present during the evening to give you the opportunity to meet with them and discuss individual curriculum area work. During this time please feel free to ask teaching staff or members of the senior team any questions you may have.

We realise that this is a busy evening and would like to ensure you have had all your questions answered.  Therefore Mrs Rudge will also be offering a smaller, less formal opportunity, to meet with her at your middle school following the open evening.  Your sons and daughters are also welcome to attend.  

The dates for these events are:

 3.40pm Thursday 3rd October – Ryecroft

 3.40pm  Tuesday 15th October – Oldfields.

 3.45 pm Tuesday 22nd October – Windsor Park.

Alternatively, you cannot gain a better picture of the school other than seeing it during a school day. As well as joining us on the Open Evening, if any parents would like to join Mrs Rudge on a tour of the school during Open Week, she will be running sessions on Monday 14th, Tuesday 15th and Wednesday 16th October at 9.00am.   Please telephone our office to book in.   Parking is available at the Maltings car park on these days.

Insight Parental Logins

Access emails have been sent to year 9 parents for whom we hold an email address. Please check your junk / spam folders.

If you have not received or are having issues please email insight@tahs.org.uk. You will be asked a few security questions to confirm your identity before we activate your account. The same goes for any existing parents who do not have a login.

If you have simply forgotten your password please click the forgotten password link on thomasalleynes.org

Year 9 Welcome Service

Thank you to Reverend Charles Dale for welcoming our year 9 students and out staff at Saint Mary’s Church on Thursday morning.
The service provides a formal opportunity to welcome our new students to Thomas Alleyne’s High School.


Special thanks also to Robert Fuller and Mrs Todd for proving the music for our service and our Head Boy and Head Girl for also contributing.

Pastoral Students of the Week

Pastoral students of the week this week are the ones getting their houses off to a flying start in the credits competition: Sam Archer, Lizzie Shaw, Grace Ingram and Harriet Ekins. Well done!

Sports News

U16 Girls Netball

The Girls played very well this week, winning all three matches.
Won Cheadle 18-7

Won Mooreside 9-2

Won JCB 18-0

U14 County Cup Football


Year 9 got off to a great start in their High School football careers with a 3-1 county cup win at home to Landau Forte.  Well done to all players that took part.

U16 Staffordshire Moorlands Football League

Our Yr11 boys began the season with a comfortable 4-1 win over JCB at a sunny Rocester FC.  Star of the show going forward was Callum Stockbridge with all 4 goals, as well as hitting the cross bar twice with free kicks.  Jake Wildridge made a good debut at right back as did Kian Hall in midfield. Ethan Clarkson and Tommy Mangon worked tirelessly in midfield.

Next game is at home to Leek High on Thursday.

House Cross Country

On Wednesday morning over 200 students took part in the annual House Cross Country.


In the Year 9 boys 1st was Bertie Ingram, 2nd Lewis Bradley, 3rd Ali Dawson

Team result 1st Torrance, 2nd Elkes, 3rd Whitmore, 4th Orme

In the Year 9 girls 1st was Grace Ingram, 2nd Chloe Stockbridge, 3rd Caitlyn Lovatt

Team result 1st Orme, 2nd Whitmore, 3rd Elkes, 4th Torrance

In the Senior boys 1st was Kieran Coates, 2nd Leighton thomas and 3rd Hayden Fisher.

Team result 1st Orme, 2nd Elkes, 3rd Whitmore, 4th Torrance


In the Senior girls Isabelle Punchard was 1st, Jodie Birks 2nd and Eve Bednall

Team result 1st Orme, 2nd Whitmore, 3rd Torrance, 4th Elkes

Congratulations to the Year 10/11 cricket team.

After making it into the county final last term they were in a final again, this time it was the league final.  Playing at the beautiful setting of Endon Cricket Club, against Endon High School the team put on decent score of 88 off 16 overs. New recruit Clowes put on an impressive 35 runs unbeaten which was supported by Bassett and Whitehead.  With Endon needing 5 and a half runs a over Alleynes were in a strong position.  Captain Richardson opened the bowling with Whitehead at the other end.  Unfortuantely the Endon opening pair stood up to Alleynes opening pair and wasn’t until the 4th over that Whitehead made the break through, with 30 runs on the board.  Richardson changed the bowling to stop the flow of runs, this worked to some degree with Cooper and Forrester taking wickets in their first overs.  As the game drew towards its climax Richardson bought on Clowes, a very tight over, conceding only 2 runs and a hostile over from Forrester left Endon needing 8 off the last over.  They hit the winning runs with 2 balls to spare. It was unlucky for Alleyne’s who fought well to bring the match to such a close finish. Well done.

PE clubs next week


Monday – lifesaving club

Tuesday – Girls football club (all year welcome), U15 Football Vs Kingsmead

Wednesday – Girls netball club (all years welcome), U15 rugby Vs Lancaster academy (A)

Thursday – U14 & U16 football Vs Leek (H), Climbing club

Science News

The details of our long-awaited for Science Quiz have now been released!

Please see the attached poster and look out for those displayed around the School. All entrants will receive a Credit Point, runners up will receive ‘front of the queue’ lunch passes and the overall winner will also receive the fabulous prize of an Echo Dot.

The quiz will be a termly event; this term’s theme is all biological!

On Wednesday, students studying for the BTEC Diploma in Forensic and Criminal Investigation and A level Biology visited the new laboratories at Keele University.  We were lucky enough to use their state-of-the-art equipment and be taught by lecturers from both the Life Sciences and Forensic Science Departments.

The students began by extracting DNA from their own cheek cells using the Chelex resin technique.  They then amplified this DNA using PCR (polymerase chain reaction) before visualising the sample following electrophoresis on agarose gel. This practical is normally undertaken by first year students at the University so we were very lucky to be able to access this workshop. 

The students also had the opportunity to walk around the University and were provided with information about potential degrees on offer.  They thoroughly enjoyed the experience and gained a valuable insight into a challenging area of their specification.

This week’s Science Students of the Week selected by Miss Thorley are:

Year 9

Livvy Edwards and Joe Renshaw – For a making a fantastic positive start to the year, not being afraid of getting involved and putting forward excellent scientific contributions.

Year 10

Ben Pagett – For fantastic practical skills when investigating the rate of photosynthesis.

Zusanna Lysniewska – For consistent hard work and resilience in lessons.

Year 11

Ricardo Goncalves – Brilliantly detailed classwork.

Abigail Baldwin – For always asking questions making her work accurate and detailed.

Year 12

Kieran Hunter – For showing a great dedication to his studies from the very first lesson.

Georgina Fleeman – For fantastic in-class contributions.

This week’s Animal Care Students of the Week selected by Mrs North are:

Year 11

 Abby Moore and Millie Hodges for an excellent attitude in class and course work.

Year 10

Millie Yates and Luke Watts for excellent work when worming the sheep  

Well done!

MFL Intervention

GCSE French intervention target grades 7-9 intervention room 11 Tuesdays 3.05.

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