July 12th 2019

TAHS Weekly Newsletter.

Headteacher blog

Thank you to parents for your support this year. We very much appreciate the cards and gifts you have sent in for the staff team and hope that you feel that your children have had a successful year.


We brought the year to a close with our Prize Giving Celebration.  Over 50,000 credits have been awarded this year, over 3200 hours of community service provided and national awards have been achieved. The final winning house this year is Whitmore winning by just one point at the end! Congratulations to all students who participated in one of our house events. 


This week, we also held our Year 12 graduation, music concert and platinum plus award winners ice-skating trip. We completed our pre-opening of the swimming pool. Seeing students in the pool made all the hard work worthwhile for everyone involved. 


I wanted to take this opportunity to thank all staff for providing these opportunities for students.


Over the next six weeks we have the opportunity to work on the school site to improve the environment for students and staff. The roof will be replaced over the Theatre, Maths and Science rooms, the new build continues and the floor, which was damaged by our recent flood, will be replaced. If students are on site please remind them they need to take care around the building sites. 


I hope that students from Year 8 enjoy their Summer school and look forward to seeing Year 11 and Year 13 when they collect their GCSE and A level results. We will be open at 7.00am on the  15th August for A level and BTEC results and at 9.00am on 22nd August for GCSE and level 2 BTEC awards. Once students receive their results they will be invited to sign up for our sixth form.


GCSEpod is available for all students during the holiday so that they can prepare for next year.


I hope you have a wonderful Summer, it has been a privilege to work with your children this year.

Well Done Joel

The end of this academic year has arrived and we have had a successful year.  Seeing the Year 12 students embrace the challenges of BTEC and A Level is inspiring.  I know that some students will feel that the upcoming 6 weeks holiday is a time to completely relax and forget about work but we have been reinforcing positive habits this week.  We recommend that all students spend some time revising and preparing for tests and exams that will be given upon their return in September.  Spend some time completing wider reading tasks and researching the Year 13 content.  Please check Insight to see what work has been set so that all students have a positive start to Year 13.

Thank you to all parents and carers for your continued support.

Celebration Assemblies

This morning Whitmore were crowned house champions by just one point. See below pictures of winning captain and Head of House.

For further pictures please see our Facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/thomasalleyneshighschool/

BBC Sport Media Day

On Wednesday our year 12 BTEC sport students went to Burton Albion FC to take part in the BBC Sport media day. The day involved working with BBC news journalists to produce a sports news video. They took on the roles of presenter, interviewer, researcher, cameraman, producer, director and editor. The day was a great success with our students being praised for their professionalism and even getting an interview with BAFC chairman.

Uniform & Behaviour

Please see the documents below for reminders of our polices on uniform and behaviour to ensure we all have a fantastic last week and a great start to the new term in September.

News from PE

Rounders Vs John Taylor Year 10

For the final game of the season TAHS travelled to John Taylor. The girls learnt from the games the previous week and held their wicket longer, not allowing the opposition any extra time to bat. Unfortunately with the cautious approach there were not enough rounders scored. TAHS trailed 7and a aahalf to 2 at the interval.

In the second innings, the rounders flowed with some big hitting from Eve, Frankie, Scarlett, Holly and Alice, which made the game more entertaining. John Taylor were also free scoring in their second innings and went on to take victory. A great game with lots of gigglesSquad – Boothby, Tooth, Bednall, Chatfield, Porritt, Hardisty, Sutton, Simister

Swimming Success

Harriet Bebbington has qualified to compete in the 200m breaststroke at the British Nationals Championships in Glasgow.She is currently ranked 16th in the country in the under 15 category and swam the race in a time of 2.43.22 minutes.We can support Harriet on the 24th July at Toll Cross as it is being streamed on the British Swimming website.Harriet will also be competing in the English Nationals at Pondsforge on the 3rd of August.Good luck and we cannot wait to see you swimming in the Thomas Alleyne’s pool in year 11.

Sports Day 2019

See a full report from Max here and the results below – the culmination of a fantastic day.

https://1drv.ms/v/s!AvUS8Q2sq8Qqa54AEUDEZ-wyT5w?e=0RqAg8

Sports Coaching

Thanks to Andy Griffin and NULC for providing coaching in football and netball to our Gifted and Talented Year 10 PE students this week.

Summer Water Safety

As we aproach the summer break and hopfuly some good weather it is pertinent that we share the attached with you all re water safety.

It may be tempting to jump in a local lake or river to cool off, but did you know that drowning is the third highest preventable death in the UK.

News from our Farm

On Saturday 13th July 8 Year 10 students took part in Uttoxeter sheep fair, competing in young handlers and a stock judging class.  As part of this we had to prepare the sheep by halter training them so we were able to lead them in the ring and also wash them so that they caught the judges eye. We were very successful with Saffron winning in young handlers and Zack winning in the stock judging class.  A big congratulations to everyone who took part with all prizes being won by students from Thomas Alleyne’s.

Ellie Roobottoom.

Canteen Funds

As we approach the end of the school year please could we politely remind you to ensure that your child has enough funds in their Thomas Alleyne’s school meals account to pay for their lunch and snacks when they return in September. 


It can be embarrassing and upsetting for both the students and the catering staff when insufficient funds are available to pay for meals.
Parents can check their child’s balances through their ParentPay account.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding this please don’t hesitate to contact the finance office and we will be happy to help.

Safeguarding Advice

Safeguarding advice for young people and their families as we approach the summer break.


Sexting & on-line safety


https://www.childline.org.uk/info-advice/bullying-abuse-safety/online-mobile-safety/sexting/
Mental health Issues


https://youngminds.org.uk/find-help/your-guide-to-support/need-to-talk/

Uniform Shop

For full details for the ‘pop up’ shop available over the summer holidays please see the link below:

School Lockers

Should you wish your child to hire a school locker for the new academic year please use the following link,  www.ilsschools.co.uk . 

On-line safety advice for students and families

*The NSPCC are currently working closely together with O2 to provide the most up to date and effective advice.

*O2 have a helpline which parents can call to ask advice on all aspects of parental controls on devices. (The number can be found on the attached link)

*A parent can go into any O2 store and ask them to help them to set parental controls on their child’s device and they will gladly do this for free.

*Primary schools can ask for an O2 advisor to come into school to complete a workshop with parents where they can bring their devices into school and ensure that the parental controls have ben applied. O2 will do this for all types of devices not just phones including ipads and gaming machines such as playstations and Xboxes.

Please see the link below for further information.

Links

School Website

School Shop

 

Why choose McCracken Opticians? 

Because your eyesight is precious….Because not all eye tests are the same….

  • When you choose to have your eyes cared for with McCrackens, you can look forward to a friendly, professional eyecare experience.
  • Come and browse our beautiful frames, many of which you will not find in high street chains. Among the brands we carry are Rayban, Oakley, Emporio Armani, Ralph Lauren Polo, Radley, Superdry, Furla, Police, Carolina Herrera, Reykjavik Eyes, Stepper..and countless more. Our frames are spread across two floors. With all the time and space to try on to your heart’s content in our elegant surroundings. 
  • Our qualified, experienced Dispensing Opticians have expertise in dispensing a wide array of lenses with prices to suit any pocket. From budget to top of the range, freeform varifocals with the latest coatings or photochromic options, we can decide what is best for you and have it expertly fitted. Your spectacles require skilled dispensing, therefore we ensure that dispensing of all our lenses and frames is always overseen by qualified staff.
  • Eye examinations for children, over 60’s and certain other categories are free under the NHS, with many of our spectacles free for children too.
  • Wheelchair friendly, all of our services can be accessed downstairs.

Give your local independent Optometry practice a try and see what you’ve been missing!

July 12th 2019

TAHS Weekly Newsletter.

Headteacher blog: What a week!

It has been a wonderful week culminating in our House Music competition which was an impressive display of teamwork and talent. Only yesterday, students took part in the House Sports day, the results of which will be announced in our final assemblies of the year. Next week, we have our celebration breakfasts,   house chess competition and the school music concert to look forward to. Thank you to all staff who have led these events offering students the opportunities to participate. 


Thank you also to all parents who joined us for our prize giving evening, the coaching for success introduction and sixth form finance talk this week.


At our prize giving evening, we had the pleasure of seeing over 80 students being recognised for commitment or excellence. I would like to give a particular mention to Leanne. She shared with us her Rotary National Young Writer Award prize-winning story. Many were brought to tears by the beauty of her story. Also congratulations to Eve who has been selected to play netball for Loughborough Lightning the number one Vitality Netball Superleague side in the East Midlands.


Finally, my personal thanks to Mark Goodwin our guest speaker at prize giving. His message to our students to ‘be teachable’ and to everyone in the audience to ‘hug with both arms’ brought our term to a fantastic conclusion.

 

 

Monday and Tuesday this week, we spent 10 hours sharing information to help students make the correct choices for their post-18 journey. We had outside speakers to talk to the Year 12 students about finances and budgeting. All students were registered on UCAS and personal statements should have been updated.  It is clear from the positive turn on Tuesday evening that you were also interested about their post-18 journey and keen to ask many questions to us when the two presentations from Mrs Dodd and Mr Fuller were completed.  If you were unable to attend or did not manage to make notes then we have attached the presentation for you to look through.  One of the sessions that was introduced this year was ‘Wellbeing’ led by Mrs Blair. I was unable to attend but from the discussions that I heard amongst the staff and students, it was successful. Some photographs are attached that link to the Lions talk on issues surround World Sight Week and Lion International Foundation.

On Tuesday, it is our Year Graduation ceremony.  You should all have received a letter about this. I have written about it in the last two weeks of Round Up so I hope it does not come as a surprise.  This process will allow students that have applied themselves robustly to their studies and shown commitment to the school to be celebrated.  Those that have not graduated or who are graduating with a condition must realise that this is an opportunity for them to think about what did not work this year and to seek support from school and home to remedy these areas of weakness. If you have any questions surrounding the graduation process then please contact the Sixth Form Team.  sixthform@tahs.org.uk

House Music Competition – Torrance Triumph

The House Music Competition was a huge success for the students of Thomas Alleyne’s and the students should be so proud of their achievements. It was a closely fought competition and one of the closest I have been involved in for 10 years. Each House had notable performances and the quality of the acts was outstanding.

In 4th place: Whitmore, 3rd: Elkes, 2nd: Orme, 1st: Torrance

There was a moving performance of ‘This is Me’ from The Greatest Showman for Orme’s finale and Willow Gregory brought the house down with her EDM performance on the launch pad. Torrance just pipped them to the post with their more diverse programme and a greater representation of more musical genres but it was such a close finish. Huge congratulations to Max Houghton and Robert Fuller for leading their house to victory. 


If you wish to see the highlights of the House Competition, they will be performed at the Summer Concert at 7pm on Wednesday 17th July. Tickets are available on the door, £2.50 concessions and £5 full price. There will be a special guest appearance by a local celebrity band and it is not to be missed.


Please can I thank all the students that took part both on and off stage, the pupils that supported the acts by being in the audience and to all the staff that supported the event

Uniform & Behaviour

Please see the documents below for reminders of our polices on uniform and behaviour to ensure we all have a fantastic last week and a great start to the new term in September.

Summer Revision for Yr 12 BTEC students

BTEC Health and Social Care students have been trying their hand at producing knowledge organisers for revision over the summer holidays. Their Anatomy & Physiology external exam in January has a lot of content and we are aiming to produce one of these after every section so that students can put them up at home. The use of colour and pictures and also the challenge of having to summarise a whole topic on one page is proving to be a really good revision tool.

News from PE

Sports Day 2019, results to be revealed next Friday.

Congratulations Eve

Eve Bednall has been selected to play for Loughborough Lightning Acadmey. The trials involved a series of games were Eve played the position of Wing Defence, where over 150 girls were present. This is a fantastic achievement, where Eve will enjoy the competitive nature of the academy and the expert level of coaching. Well done!

Rounders

Year 10

There were some scintillating rounders game played this week, both with very high standards of fielding. At half time in the Robert Sutton match the game was evenly poised with TAHS trailing by half a rounder. The second half we batted a lot smarter protecting our position in the batting line up rather than chasing points and ending up out.

The game was won by Alleyne’s 16 – 11.

Player of match – Eve


De Ferrers visited on Wednesday, again a very even game. De Ferrers were slightly stronger in the field and gained time in both innings and this proved crucial as they ended up winning by one rounder.

Player of match – Frankie


Squad – Simister, Grocott, Bothby, Tooth, Hadgett, Hadgett, Bednall, Sutton, Chatfield, Barber

Year 9

A double win for this team, starting on Tuesday against Robert Sutton. Carr led the way with a player of the match performance, scoring a rounder off every ball bowled and fielding fantastically.

The team won 16-1/2 – 10.

County Cricket Plate Final

Congratulations to Yr9/Yr10 boys who made it to the County final on Thursday at Penkridge CC.  After beating Petersfield on Tuesday evening the year 9 and 10 took on Madeley High in the final of the county cup.  Madeley won the toss and elected to bat.  There opening batsman got off to a good start in the first 2 over however in his second and third over Whitehead took the wickets of the 2 opening batsman. 

Madeley were put under pressure from Jon Ball with an excellent spell of 2 wickets for 10 runs in four overs, unfortunately Alleyne’s were not as economical from the opposite end and Madeley were able to mass a total of 109 off 20 overs.  The opening pair of Alcock and Watt looked well set against some inaccurate bowling by Madeley’s opening pair unfortunately runs were difficult to come by, with Alcock becoming frustrated and losing his wicket.in the third over, this was quickly followed by Ball falling for  nought.

In the middle overs wickets started to fall along with the rain, which bought about a stop start period of play.  With the outfield wet and batsman off and on Alleyne’s failed to gain any momentum.  Watt tried to lead the charge as the asking rate crept up to 8 an over only being caught for 26.  With further rain disruptions Alleyne’s struggled to gain any momentum and fell short of victory by 9 runs!

Safeguarding Advice

Safeguarding advice for young people and their families as we approach the summer break.


Sexting & on-line safety


https://www.childline.org.uk/info-advice/bullying-abuse-safety/online-mobile-safety/sexting/
Mental health Issues


https://youngminds.org.uk/find-help/your-guide-to-support/need-to-talk/

Uniform Shop

For full details for the ‘pop up’ shop available over the summer holidays please see the link below:

Science News of the Week

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

Year 10

  • Eve Rigby
  • Felicity Burgess
  • Kyle Elcock

All students were selected for consistently working hard in Science lessons.

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

Year 10

  • Abigail Wildman
  • Ellie Roobottom
  • Spencer Reeves
  • Chloe Yates
  • Zack Hedgecombe

 All students were selected for excellent support to the School Farm throughout the year.

Well done!

School Lockers

Should you wish your child to hire a school locker for the new academic year please use the following link,  www.ilsschools.co.uk . 

 

History

This week, four Y9 students have represented the school in The National Memorial Arboretum’s Youth Festival of Remembrance. The Year 9 History Leaders visited Oldfields Hall Middle School on Monday to deliver a lesson on aspects of World War Two to a group of Year 7 history students and then on Wednesday students from both schools attended the event at the Arboretum. Students were involved in a range of activities – including constructing model Mulberries (floating harbours for the D-Day landings). The day finished with students taking part in a formal Act of Remembrance with other participating schools.

House Chess Competition

Wimbledon Finals weekend, Cricket World Cup Final – well they have nothing on the much anticipated House Chess competition.

Once again Mr Askey will be running the competition so enter please come to room 47 during registration Monday 15th July.

Art Success

Fantastic news for one of our Talented A Level Art and Photography Y13 students Livia Robinson; her work has been SOLD at the Mall Galleries in London thanks to the fantastic support of the Arts Society. The local Lichfield and Needwood Arts Society put forward her work as part of the Star Students scheme to highlight young talent. Although hundreds of entries were submitted only 21 made it to the exhibitions at the Royal Overseas League and the Mall Galleries in London. We look forward to hearing what Livia does in her future art career too. Well Done Livia! 

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On-line safety advice for students and families

*The NSPCC are currently working closely together with O2 to provide the most up to date and effective advice.

*O2 have a helpline which parents can call to ask advice on all aspects of parental controls on devices. (The number can be found on the attached link)

*A parent can go into any O2 store and ask them to help them to set parental controls on their child’s device and they will gladly do this for free.

*Primary schools can ask for an O2 advisor to come into school to complete a workshop with parents where they can bring their devices into school and ensure that the parental controls have ben applied. O2 will do this for all types of devices not just phones including ipads and gaming machines such as playstations and Xboxes.

Please see the link below for further information.

Links

School Website

School Shop

 

Why choose McCracken Opticians? 

Because your eyesight is precious….Because not all eye tests are the same….

  • When you choose to have your eyes cared for with McCrackens, you can look forward to a friendly, professional eyecare experience.
  • Come and browse our beautiful frames, many of which you will not find in high street chains. Among the brands we carry are Rayban, Oakley, Emporio Armani, Ralph Lauren Polo, Radley, Superdry, Furla, Police, Carolina Herrera, Reykjavik Eyes, Stepper..and countless more. Our frames are spread across two floors. With all the time and space to try on to your heart’s content in our elegant surroundings. 
  • Our qualified, experienced Dispensing Opticians have expertise in dispensing a wide array of lenses with prices to suit any pocket. From budget to top of the range, freeform varifocals with the latest coatings or photochromic options, we can decide what is best for you and have it expertly fitted. Your spectacles require skilled dispensing, therefore we ensure that dispensing of all our lenses and frames is always overseen by qualified staff.
  • Eye examinations for children, over 60’s and certain other categories are free under the NHS, with many of our spectacles free for children too.
  • Wheelchair friendly, all of our services can be accessed downstairs.

Give your local independent Optometry practice a try and see what you’ve been missing!

July 5th 2019

TAHS Weekly Newsletter.

Headteacher blog:

It was fantastic to meet Year 8 students on their induction days this week. They fitted quickly into our school, adapting to our expectations and showing that they have the potential to achieve well when they join us in Year 9. The Jenga towers they built in Design Technology lessons were a particular highlight! Thank you to all the student leaders who supported us on the day. We cannot believe how quickly Year 9 has passed. A particular thank you to our Year 9 speakers who shared their experiences with our new Year 8 students. We hope they have a wonderful last two weeks in their middle schools.


It has clearly struck many students in Year 10 on the return of their mock examination results, how soon they will be sitting their Year 11 GCSEs. They have already streamed over 16,000 podcasts as a year group from GCSEpod. The summer holiday is a fantastic time to take a break, spend time with family and friends, and take part in activities not possible in term time. Balancing this with a programme of revision will serve Year 10 students well. Mrs Johnson has offered support to any students who feel nervous about preparing a plan. 


As you may have seen, the new build is well underway. We are thrilled that it will be complete for October when we will be able to open the new changing rooms, toilets, classrooms and gym. 

Last night,  a group of young people (not from Thomas Alleyne’s High School)  trespassed on the school’s construction site. The police consequently attended the site. Please remind your sons and daughters that anyone who gains access is putting themselves and their friends at risk as well as committing a criminal act. If any current students access the building site, they will be excluded.


I would very much appreciate parental support in re-iterating this to your sons and daughters –  particularly over the Summer holidays. Building sites can be notoriously dangerous for young people. In addition, any damage caused will mean there is less money to spend on the equipment we provide in the gym. 

Finally, the Multi Academy Trust have held interviews this week for our new Chief Executive Officer. We will be able to share the outcome of these interviews with you next week and I am excited to introduce our new CEO to you. 

 

Last week in Round Up I shared our vision for Year 12 Graduation. Today Mrs Dodd reiterated that in her assembly.  She spoke clearly about being the best version of yourself that you can be. Strive to better, do better and be a positive influence for others. 

On Monday, form tutors will be giving out mock results and these will be the basis for the Year 12 Graduation, which will be held in school on Tuesday 16Th July.  The process of graduation may seem worrying but if they have worked all year, have had a positive attitude towards their subjects and are on or as close to their target grades as possible then their achievements need to be celebrated.  For those that have not shown the same level of commitment to their learning, or been able to follow school policies successfully, then we will be putting a programme of study together to enable them to succeed in Year 13. 

Each subject will be providing students with bridging work which must be completed over the 6 weeks break.  Letters are being sent home that will explain this process in more detail.  Once this has been received if you feel like you need further clarification then please contact the Sixth Form Team.

Date for diary:


Year 12 Future Intentions Parents Information Evening  – Post 18 Options Wednesday 10th July 6.30pm in school theatre. Letters will be sent out next week 

Year 8 Transition Days

Pastoral Team thanks go to all the year 9, 10, 11 and 12 students who gave such invaluable assistance to all of our Year 8 visitors and their families on our transition evening and transition days this week. They supported our new students through their time with us, and will have helped to make our year 8 students feel confident and prepared for their next move. Every one of our helpers was outstanding, and we’re hugely proud of them all.

News from PE

Sports Day will take place on Thursday 11th July.See Timetable attached.
Team lists will be confirmed on Tuesday.

County Cup Cricket Semi-Final


On Tue 9th July we host Perryfields in the U15 County Cup cricket semi-final 1.45 start.

U15 County Cup Cricket


Congratulations to our boys team who beat OSSMA  by 30 runs. Top scorer was Charlie Allcock with 22, top performer with the ball Jamie Richardson with 5 wickets. Game changer Archie Cooper who removed their county batsman.

School Games – Trampoline

Our largest team travelled to Keele University to compete in the County Finals for trampoline.Selina, Leanne and Tia participated in the beginners category and held off nerves in their first ever competition to complete routines.Two teams were entered for the intermediate competition, Chloe, Evie, Eliya, Alicia, Evie S and Frankie all performing the routine strong. The A team finished 4th and the B team 6th out of 10 schools. Evie N’s score from the two routines saw her finish second individually and on the medal podium.Zoe, Megan and Jodie also won the silver medals in the team event for the elite category successfully completing a very difficult routine.

National Sports Week

I was really impressed by how many students embraced the week during curriculum and extra curricular time. Students took part in 2 of the following activities during lessons:


Danish Long ballFootball rounder’svolleyballTennis volleyballUltimate Frisbee


After school we had a mix of activities to maximise participation including:
Girls world cup footballRounder’sCricketRock climbing Self DefenceTennis
Due to the success of the week, the PE department are looking forward to running National Sports week in 2020!

Science News of the Week

This week our Year 12 Biology students visited Formby Beach, situated on Merseyside, as part of their A Level Biology course.  The dramatic sand dunes provided the ideal opportunity to study the plants growing along the coastline.

The students investigated the growing conditions of marram grass found along the dunes. The grass is a pioneer plant with an extensive rhizome root system, which ultimately enables other plant species to colonise the harsh environmental conditions.  The marram grass also stabilises the sand dunes helping to prevent coastal erosion. 

The students also visited the adjacent pine forest; studying the effect of light intensity on lichen distribution and abundance.  The students concluded that the most favourable growing conditions were on the north facing tree trunks away from direct sunlight.

The students were graced by the presence of a red squirrel; the first one many students had seen in the wild! 

After spending a glorious summer’s day by the seaside, the students are now back in the lab analysing their data and presenting their findings!

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

Year 9

Tess Shelley – for her consistent effort in Physics.

Nathan Shipley – for his consistent effort in Physics.

Year 10

Sam Johnson – for always being ready to learn, having everything he needs and for achieving his target grade in his Mock.

Martha Murray – for always getting involved in activities and doing her best – consistently showing a positive attitude to her learning.

Well done!

House Music 2019

Meeting in room 67 at 1.20pm on Monday 8th July for pupils who wish to participate in the House Music Competition (Friday 12th July) and the Summer Music Concert (Wednesday 17th July). Pupils MUST be at the meeting in order to take part in the events. All pupils from across the school are invited to take part and do not have to study GCSE or A Level music in order to be involved. I would love to see Year 11 and Year 13 pupils as this may be your last opportunity to take part in a music event. I look forward to seeing you all at the meeting on MONDAY 8th July. Many thanks, Mrs Todd. 

Mock Exam Results.


Year 10 and 12 students will receive their mock exam results on Monday morning in an envelope from form tutors.


Results will be available on Insight from Monday.

YEAR 12 LITERATURE VISIT: DRAGONS WORKSHOP AT ST.MARY’S C of E (A) FIRST SCHOOL

On Friday the 28th of June Mrs Baldwin accompanied 7 Year 12 English Literature students to St Mary’s C of E First School to tell the story of the Bamburgh Dragon. These students were Daniel Campion, Rob Bradley, Nicole Rankin, Erin Bedford, Chris Kitson, Patrick North and Euan Marshall. We were all tasked with dressing up as a character from the play, including a dragon and a toad!

As the year 3 children walked into the room we were shown how much they loved the story as they were all dressed in the best fancy dress costumes. To start the morning off the children were asked to act like various fantasy characters and walk around the classroom. We awarded prizes for the best costumes.

They were then split into small groups to work on their part of the play with a sixth former. They all threw themselves into the challenge and gave it all they had, which was reflected in the performances and how much they enjoyed the story.

Once we had completed the storytelling the students were tasked with colouring in and naming their own dragon, with students taking inspiration from sixth formers for names and colour schemes for their dragons. To finish off the session they were asked what they enjoyed most about the morning, with one student proclaiming the performance was amazing and another really enjoying the lollipops given out by the sixth formers and Mrs Baldwin.  

Daniel Campion

Excellent Experience Day for BTEC students.


On Monday, 16 year 12 BTEC Health & Social Care students had the exciting opportunity to visit Staffordshire University’s Centre of Clinical Excellence.  The day centred around practical challenges in Paramedic Science, Nursing, Midwifery and Operating Department Practice (OPD).  Students saved lives by opening airways, checked the heartrate of an unborn baby and prepared for surgery by learning how to scrub up! 


Aaliyah said,  ‘I had only really thought about Midwifery, however, listening to the other talks and how passionate they were, it made me open my eyes and look further into Child Nursing and OPD.’


Tilly commented, ‘We got taught how to prepare for going into theatre.  We were all provided with surgical gowns and gloves, then got the chance to put them on without contaminating ourselves.  I found this helpful and fun; staff and students from the university were extremely kind and encouraging. I am now considering OPD as a future career.’


Megan said, ‘The day has made me want to become a paramedic because of what I can achieve.  For example, being able to save people or help people who have a mental health problem and be able to adapt.’


Becky reflected, ‘I found the nursing talk really interesting, learning how to give someone CPR was informative and fun to do.’


Amberleigh enthused, ‘I found the Midwifery course session the best.  The room was very interesting with lots of models including a talking, moving, pregnant woman model.  We held model babies, felt a model pregnant abdomen and listened to a baby’s heartbeat.  I am excited for a career in Midwifery.’

National Healthcare Weekend – external provider.

Doctors, dentists and vets will provide invaluable insight and network to our students.

Day 1: Making it Into Medicine, Dentistry or Veterinary
An introduction into your future career. Network with current students and professionals, whilst gaining an in-depth understanding of topics including CV building, work experience and choosing the right university for you.

Day 2: Medical Masterclass
A full day of lectures covering the medical application process including personal statements, interview techniques, UCAT, BMAT and medical ethics led by our team of doctors and medical students.

Dates: London 6th – 7th July
           Cardiff 13th – 14th July 
           Birmingham 20th – 21st July

Registration starts at £25. Students from low-income backgrounds can apply to attend for free. Please click on this link for the flyer: https://medicmentor.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/NHW-Summer-2019.pdf

Students can register and find out more information here: https://medicmentor.co.uk/national-healthcare-weekend/

On-line safety advice for students and families

*The NSPCC are currently working closely together with O2 to provide the most up to date and effective advice.

*O2 have a helpline which parents can call to ask advice on all aspects of parental controls on devices. (The number can be found on the attached link)

*A parent can go into any O2 store and ask them to help them to set parental controls on their child’s device and they will gladly do this for free.

*Primary schools can ask for an O2 advisor to come into school to complete a workshop with parents where they can bring their devices into school and ensure that the parental controls have ben applied. O2 will do this for all types of devices not just phones including ipads and gaming machines such as playstations and Xboxes.

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June 28th 2019

TAHS Weekly Newsletter.

Headteacher blog:

This week, we had the pleasure of over 100 first school children spending the morning with us. They joined us to spend the day taking part in French lessons. These were taught by our Year 9 students. The feedback was that the Year 9 students were a credit to our school. There were lots of smiling faces at the end of the day, as the younger students headed home. Thank you to the French department, particularly Mrs Clemett, for organising the day and to all student leaders who looked after our visitors from the first schools.

Last week, the Art department’s exhibition took my breath away. Some of their work will be on show when we hold our Junior Prize Giving event so that everyone has the chance to appreciate it.

As end of term approaches, we have a number of celebration events when we will be celebrating excellence. Year 12 will be invited to their graduation and Years 9 and 10 to celebration breakfasts. It has been lovely to see Year 11 students back in school completing their bridging sessions before they take a very long, well-earned break!

What an amazing day it was at the UCAS convention at the NEC. Rows and rows of universities all pitching for the attention of our students. A whole section for the apprenticeships and the armed forces represented by the Navy and RAF. It is clear from the conversations we heard on the coaches on the way back that the convention had been a success. So many students were able to ask questions about entrance grades, course specifics and to get contact details from their preferred universities. The apprenticeships were equally proactive providing apprenticeship information for specific companies and explaining the different types of schemes available.
On the back of his we have scheduled our Future Intentions intensive workshops at school week commencing 8th July where all students will register with UCAS, where Unifrog and personal statements will be revisited. All Year 12 will be on a collapsed timetable for these few days and will be working with the Sixth Form Team and external providers to continue to enrich and enthuse their Post-18 journey.


Over the next two weeks we will be assessing Year 12 and their academic performance using the results from their recent mocks, teachers class assessments, attendance and attitude. Students were explained this in assembly on Friday morning. This may seem worrying to them but if it is clear that they have worked all year, have had a good attitude towards their subjects and are on or as near to their target grades as possible then we feel that these students need to be celebrated. For those that have not shown the same level of commitment to their learning at TAHS then we will be putting a programme of study together to enable them to succeed in Year 13. For those that this applies to it is an expectation that poor working habits are replaced with positive and focused outcomes towards improving on Year 12 performance. We will be sharing further information on this over the next week.

Date for diary:


Year 12 Future Intentions Parents Information Evening  – Post 18 Options Wednesday 10th July 6.30pm in school theatre. Letters will be sent out next week 

Year 12 Geography Field Work

Wednesday to Friday evening saw 21 year 12 students, accompanied by Mrs Goodwin, Miss Robinson and Mr Cartwright descend on the YHA in Liverpool to conduct essential field study work.

Wednesday saw us explore the city, visit the landmarks including the Cavern Club and the world famous water front enabling the students to start their research into regeneration, tourism to name but two topics.

Thursday dawned bright and sunny and physical Geography was the order of the day with sand dune transects taking place at the glorious Formby Beach.

Friday was the day to finalise any research around various city locations including Anfield, Toxteth, Liverpool One and the regenerated Albert Dock. All students now have considerable live data sets to enable them to complete their A Level coursework.

A final meal and then it was back in Uttoxeter for 9.30pm – a great and productive few days.

News from PE

U15 County Cup Cricket


Congratulations to our boys team who beat OSSMA  by 30 runs. Top scorer was Charlie Allcock with 22, top performer with the ball Jamie Richardson with 5 wickets. Game changer Archie Cooper who removed their county batsman.


Science News of the Week

This week in Science, our Year 11 students had the opportunity to sample activities in a range of A Level and BTEC Science subjects during the Sixth Form Subject Taster Sessions.


The Biology Department looked into the effect of substrate concentration on enzyme activity using hydrogen peroxide and the enzyme catalase in potato extract.


The Chemistry Department introduced students to the art of mole calculations.


The Physics Department used diffraction gratings to determine the wavelength of laser light.


The BTEC Applied Science taster entailed investigating diffusion rates using different concentrations of hydrochloric acid and pink alkali agar cylinders infused with phenolphthalein indicator.


For the first time we are running the BTEC course in Forensic Science. Students extracted some impressive strands of DNA from ‘blood’ samples – actually strawberry extract, but quite convincing!

We look forward to seeing the students in the Science Department in September.

This week’s Science Students the Week selected by Mrs Faizey are:
Year 9
Joshua Gascoigne, Elizabeth Shaw and Lucy Harbour for always making an excellent effort with a positive attitude.
Jessie Johnson for excellent attitude and progress in Chemistry.
Year 10
Katie Simister, Brad Cantrill and Sam Johnson for excellent progress in Chemistry.

Well done!

For a selection of photos from the session please see this link:

Languages Festival

Thank you to all the Y9 students who presented at the Languages festival. Their preparation and skills was praised by both teachers and children from Richard Clarke, St Mary’s, Picknalls and All Saints Church Leigh. They presented activities on fruit, favourite foods, coloring in a boulangerie picture and lots of mini white board and running and repeating games. Thank you to everyone involved.

Year 12 Drama in London

On Wednesday Mrs Wheildon and the current year 12 Drama Students travelled to London to see the West End Musical Everybody’s Talking About Jamie. This trip is part of their course where they have to see alive performance to review in their written exam in year 13.

After a walk down Tottenham Court Road and a quick burger we attended the Apollo Theatre on Shaftsbury Avenue. The show is an inspiring story about a boy, Jamie, who aspires to be a drag queen. The story shows the highs and lows of his life in a small minded northern town. The performance was modern, funny and eye opening as to what goes on in peoples lives. There was such a great message , delivered in a fantastically relatable way. A great way for the theatre to challenge such issues.

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June 20th 2019

TAHS Weekly Newsletter.

Headteacher blog:

I would just like to personally thank parents and students who joined us for the year 11 celebration day . It was wonderful to see everyone together enjoying their final day. 

On Tuesday the Year 12 students will be heading off to the NEC for the day. While we are there the students will have the opportunity to see apprenticeship providers as well as universities. There is also a seminar or two for students to listen to.

Well Done Adam

Well done to Year 13 student Adam Burrows who on Wednesday evening attended a District Scout meeting and was presented with his Queens Scout Award. This is the highest award you can get in scouting. The District Commissioner said Adam was the first person to get this award in the district for many years. Adam will now attend a ceremony and parade at Windsor Castle in April next year. Huge congratulations to Adam on this achievement.

News from PE

Year Nine Cricket Team.

No the weather has improved the year nine cricket team were able to get their season underway. On Thursday Alleyne’s played De Ferrers in the first league game of the season. In a sixteen over game Alleyne’s batted first. After a flurry of quick wickets by the De Ferrers bowlers in was left to McGarry and Alcock to steady the ship. Both batsmen played well scoring 12 and 20., they steered the team to a respectable 73 runs. The De Ferrers batsman strugled against the accurate bowling of Cooper and Forrester and lost quick wickets in four overs with a score of 20. The opening bowlers were further supported by D. Forrester and McGarry and the batsmen found it diffult to score runs. Eventually Alleyne’s bowled all their overs and only conceded 34 runs. A very good display by all the team well done. Next game is Tuesday against Stanley Matthews, away at Longton Cricket Club.

County and Regional Athletics

Several students from Thomas Alleynes braved the windy and torrential rain conditions at Northwood stadium at the County Athletics Championships. Louisa Page was 3rd in the junior girls shot with a distance of 7.24m. Charlotte Ward completed the 200m in a season best time of 31.3secs.


Harry Merdith Wood was 7th in the 1500m in a time of 5:12minutes, Callum Stockbridge cleared the High Jump at 1.45m and jumped a distance of 9.67m in the triple jump. Josh Rogers threw the javelin 24.22m.

Two competitors from TAHS managed to qualify for the Mason Trophy which is held at the Alexander Stadium by finishing in second place in their events. George Foster finished 2nd in both the 100m and 200m, with times of 11.7 and 23.6 seconds respectively. At the Mason Trophy George finished 4 in the region for his events and he will hopefully qualify for the English Schools event.


Ellie Alcock also saw personal bests in her event discus, finishing 2nd at Northwood with a distance of 24.67m and 25.09m at the Mason Trophy.
Congratulations to all of the competitors

Girls Cricket


The county cricket finals saw TAHS, soundly beaten by Blythe Bridge in the semi finals. Zoe was able to take one wicket, but Blythe Bridge were scoring a run a ball with quick running between the wickets and taking advantage of some sloppy fielding on occasion. Eve, Liberty, Zoe and Holly did a good job trying to match the batting of Blythe bridge but their bowling was very accurate.


Things vastly improved for the second game against Paget with Maddy taking a couple of wickets from her over, the Hadgett twins fielded well, with Freya putting her body on the line to try and stop a boundary. Amelia and Neve also bowled consistently.

Squad – Hadgett, Bednall, Chatfield, Hadgett, Carr, Peaty, Egerton, Carr

House Rounders

Orme were victorious in this house event by keeping a 100% record.
1st Orme
2nd Elkes
3rd Whitmore
4th Torrance
Rounders club is on next Tuesday – please attend as we have fixtures against Paget and William Allit next week

Science News of the Week

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

Year 9

Zoe Hunter and Polly Jones for continuous effort in Biology lessons

Year 10

George Foster and Zack Hedgcombe for consistent hard work in Biology.

Well done!

Well Done Y11 Maths Students

Well done to the ten year 11 students that were still revising last weekend for their final further maths exam on Monday. Your commitment and dedication was fantastic. I am proud of you all and can’t wait to see your results in August.Best wishes for the future. Mrs Payne 

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June 14th 2019

TAHS Weekly Newsletter.

 

 Headteacher blog:

Next week, we have our annual Art Exhibition. It is always inspiring to see students’ creativity on show. We would love it if you could find half an hour to pop in and join us for the evening. further details are below. 

Congratulations to Year 11 who finished their examinations today. It was lovely to see them as they made their way out of their final examination but also sad to think that is their final school day with us. We look forward to seeing them for their leavers’ celebration when we will have the opportunity to say our goodbyes properly. Congratulations to them all for completing their examinations. 
 
It was good to see so many of our Year 9 students participating in the House Cricket competition this week. We are in the final weeks before the House trophy will be awarded and so every point counts. Please remind your sons and daughters that every credit they receive counts towards the house competition. 
 
You may be aware that our main corridor flooded this week. We have made it our priority to ensure this impacts on students as little as possible. However, if you are in school over the coming weeks you will see that we have needed to remove some flooring to allow the rooms to dry before we replace the carpets in the Summer holiday. 
 
Meanwhile on a more positive note, our new build is progressing well and we look forward to seeing the new changing rooms, classrooms and gym completed by October. The pool and pool changing room refurbishment was finished this week and we are now able to get the pool back in action. Thank you to everyone involved.  If you know anyone, with younger children, who is looking for their children to have swimming lessons after school Lane 1 will be commencing their lessons from September in our school pool. 
 
Their website is  http://lane1coaching.com
 
 
 
 
 
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Year 12 students have now completed a full week of mock examinations and there is still another week to go. We have been encouraging them to be revising in their non-contacts and to ensure that they have all the correct equipment with them to be successful in their exam.


Students should have handed back their acceptance letters for the UCAS convention on 25th June. If these have not been returned then could they please be done as soon as possible. If another letter is needed then please see Mrs Walton.


A big thanks to a couple of Year 12 students who helped to clean the Common Room kitchen this week, Lucas Rodgers and Alex Brain. It is important that all students tidy this area and that if crockery is used then it is washed up by the, all rubbish is placed in the bins provided and that all belongings are taken home at the end of each day. Food that is purchased outside of school should not be eaten in the canteen and that some rooms in Ross House are out of bounds to all students.

 

 

 

French Cuisine

 
30 year 8 students from Oldfields, Ryecroft and Windsor Park came to Thomas Alleyne’s for a French recipe challenge.
 
Despite really difficult authentic French they all managed to understand and create recipes in French helped by year 9 students.
 
Bon effort à tous!
 
 

BTEC Health & Social Care

 
We were pleased to welcome Mrs Schorah into our Health & Social Care lesson on Friday to tell us all about living with diabetes.  This information will help the students with their distinction work when they are writing care plans for people with different physiological disorders.
 
 
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Maths – Year 10

The Year 10 end of year maths exam takes place on Thursday 20th June.  It is one non-calculator paper worth 80 marks.  The exam lasts 1 hour 30 minutes.

A list has been put on Insight of all the topics you have covered in Year 9 and 10 for you to use as a revision list.

You will need the following equipment for your exams:  Black pen, pencil, rubber, ruler, protractor and compass.

If you do not turn up with all of this equipment you will get an afterschool detention – be warned!

 A great way to revise for your exams is to use www.vle.mathswatch.com

          username: surnamefirstname2digityearofbirth@tahs  eg smithjohn04@tahs   password: triangle

 

 

Science

 

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

Year 9

Jack McGarry for excellent progress and Elizabeth Shaw for excellent effort in Biology.

Year 10

Thomas Haines for effort and Freya Hadgett for progress in Biology.

 

Well done!

 

 
 

News from PE

House Cricket
 
Despite the wet weather we managed to play the full house cricket competition this week. The 3rd 4th place play off was won by Torrance.  In the final Whitmore beat Elkes by 3 wickets with Ethan Hudson man of the match with 4 wickets and 36 runs. Earlier Lewis Tomlinson had top scored with 43 for Elkes.
 
 
 
 

SEND Transition Evening

 
On Tuesday evening , the SEN department welcomed  Year 8 pupils and parents.  The evening was held in Keeling house and gave pupils, parents and staff to meet and share information.  Tours of the school were guided by current pupils and parents had the opportunity to ask members of the department questions.  Staff and parents  spent time getting to know each other over tea and biscuits. It was nice to meet so many new families and  we look forward to meeting them again at the transition days and evenings.  Thank you to all those who attended.
 

FOR ONE NIGHT ONLY…….

TAHS ANNUAL ART EXHIBITION-

SAVE THE DATE 20th JUNE 5:30-7:30

 
The highly anticipated Annual TAHS Art exhibition is on Thursday 20th June 5:30-7:30pm. This is a chance for the Art department to showcase a selection of the fantastic work that the Students have been doing over the past year. We invite potential students from middle schools, those in Y9 who have taken GCSE as well as our Current A Level Students to help celebrate creativity, determination and hard work!
 
The Year 13s have much of their recent work out up on display in the studio, and the other art rooms are awash with drawing, painting, sculpture, textiles, fashion, illustration and much more. 
 
In addition we will welcome the Uttoxeter Rotary Club to present the local Young Photographer awards to participating first, middle and secondary school winners.
 
*please note: photographs are not permitted of students work at this event.*
 

 

 

SEND Transition Evening

 
On Tuesday evening , the SEN department welcomed  Year 8 pupils and parents.  The evening was held in Keeling house and gave pupils, parents and staff to meet and share information.  Tours of the school were guided by current pupils and parents had the opportunity to ask members of the department questions. 
 
Staff and parents  spent time getting to know each other over tea and biscuits. It was nice to meet so many new families and  we look forward to meeting them again at the transition days and evenings. 
 
Thank you to all those who attended.

 

History

 
Year 10 Exam Support. 
 
Don’t forget that there are after school revision classes: Tuesday 18th – Thursday 20th June, 2019. See Mrs Johnson or Mrs Young for details.

 

Ski 2020

Yes Easter next year may seem a long way away but it is time to start thinking about donning the ski gear, slapping on the sun screen, clipping in and sliding down the mountain in the high alps.

 

All of the details are in the attached letter and deposits need to be paid via parentpay by this coming Friday. Reply slips to Mr Cartwright in room 43.

Places are strictly limited to 40 and last year we sold out in 48 hours! A waiting list will operate if required. 

Ski letter 2020

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School Crossing Patrol Vacancies

 

Vacancy

School Crossing Patrol to work term time only on

E515a Stone Road Zebra Crossing in Uttoxeter

Monday to Friday

Times

8.05 am TO 9.05 am

           3.05 pm TO 4.05 pm

Paid all through the school holidays

In the first  instance please contact Caroline Pegg School Crossing Patrol Organiser on tel 07773 791 502.

 
 

 

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June 7th 2019

TAHS Weekly Newsletter.

 

 Headteacher blog:

I am delighted to be able let you know that we have received the figures for the completion of Duke of Edinburgh Awards for 2018 and 2019. Across the United Kingdom, an amazing 26,563 young people completed their award last year. This is only possible due to the volunteering work done by many staff, parents and members of our community. Thomas Alleyne’s High School students did particulary well, being placed in the top 5% of schools for completion of their Bronze, Silver and Gold Awards. Our congratulations to everyone involved. 
 
As you may know, a number of staff, including some greatly valued senior and middle managers, are going on to pastures new at the end of this term. We wish them well in their new posts and thank them for their service. You will be pleased to know that we have been able to appoint some outstanding people to replace them. We have had our first day today working with our new Heads of Department and Assistant Headteachers and it is clear that they will be a tremendous addition to our team and will bring new ideas and experience to the school. They are clearly excited to be joining us and we are looking forward to working with them in September.
 
Finally, please ask your son or daughter to share the letter we have given them regarding bringing the correct equipment to school. All students must bring to school, 2 pens (black/blue),  a green pen, 2 HB pencils, a ruler, rubber, sharpener, scientific calculator, protractor and set square. Ideally this should be in a clear pencil case. We very much appreciate your support in ensuring they have the equipment they need for school. 
 
 
 
 

Assemblies

Assemblies for next week will focus on equipment and expectations and will be delivered to year 9.
 
 
 
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To start with a quick note to all Year 13 students, could all the white swipe cards be returned to Mrs Walton after their last exam. The students will not need them after this date.

 

Year 12 students have been informed about their upcoming tip to the NEC at Birmingham.  A letter was given to all student in the assembly on Thursday; students who were on work experience need to collect one either from their form tutors or from Mrs Walton. On this letter is all the information needed for the day including timings. A message on Insight has been sent to all students providing them with clear instructions on how to register for the event. They must have done this prior to the day. They will not be allowed entry to the venue if they do not have the correct voucher code.  Also a reply slip must be sent back to school as soon as possible please.

 

The Year 12 exams start on Monday 10th June.  All students must be at the exam venue 10 minutes before their start time and must have the correct equipment with them.  It goes without saying that all students must also be the correct uniform for these exams. Well done to those Year 12 students who have already completed external exams as part of their BTEC course.

Intervention for May & June

 

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Year 13 BTEC Health & Social Care

 
The Year 13 BTEC Health and Social Care students put on their annual display of work completed over the last 2 years. They were pleased to welcome staff members and lower school students to the event to explain the variety of work involved in the course. The students complete 9 coursework portfolios and 4 exams on subjects ranging from sociology to anatomy. The course continues to be very successful with students going on to study at university for Nursing, Midwifery, Counselling, Primary Education, Policing and Paramedic Science. We also have students entering the world of work in the care industry and beyond and one student taking up a pharmacy apprenticeship.
 
Congratulations to all. 
 
 

 

Maths  – Year 11

The last of the maths pre-exam revision sessions will take place from 8-8.40am on Tuesday 11th June.  Well done to all the students who have taken advantage of this opportunity.

The sessions are a great way to get your brain into maths mode before entering the exam.  We will go over a few key topics, ensure you know the formulae you will need and make sure everyone has the correct equipment!  In past years the students have found these sessions very useful to attend.

Equipment you need: black pen, pencil, ruler, rubber, protractor, compass and  a scientific calculator.  All of this can be purchased from the maths department or online shop (maths sets £1.20, calculators £7.80)

Maths – Year 10

The Year 10 end of year maths exam takes place on Thursday 20th June.  It is one non-calculator paper worth 80 marks.  The exam lasts 1 hour 30 minutes.

A list has been put on Insight of all the topics you have covered in Year 9 and 10 for you to use as a revision list.

You will need the following equipment for your exams:  Black pen, pencil, rubber, ruler, protractor and compass.

If you do not turn up with all of this equipment you will get an afterschool detention – be warned!

 A great way to revise for your exams is to use www.vle.mathswatch.com          username: surnamefirstname2digityearofbirth@tahs  eg smithjohn04@tahs   password: triangle

 

Help the Environment @TAHS

 

 

Don’t forget that you can recycle your old mobile phones, spectacles and hearing aids at TAHS to support Uttoxeter Lions’ projects at home and abroad.  The recycling bin is in the sixth form reception area but you can also bring items to Mrs Bell in Room 11.

 

 

Science

 

This week’s Year 9 Science Students of the Week selected by Mr Beech are Ben Barker and Lilly McDaid for excellent concentration and effort in Biology.


This week’s Year 10 Science Students of the Week selected by Mrs North are Ricardo Goncalves and Saffron Forrester for excellent commitment in biology.

Well done!

 

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News from PE

Next week is House Cricket
 
Wed 12th P3/4 Whitmore v Torrance
Thu 13th P1/2 Elkes v Orme
Fri 14th P1/2 3rd/4th
Fri 14th P3/4 final
See Mr Godwin for details. Competition is open to year 9 and 10  boys and girls.
 
House Rounders is the week after.
 
 
Under 15 Girls Cricket
 
On Tuesday 4th June our U15 Girls cricket team played in the Rachel Heyhoe Flint cup at Wolverhampton cricket club. They won every match and came first overall which means they now go through to the county finals in two weeks time.
 
They got off to a great start against Q3 to take the win by 17 runs winning 47-20. Their second match was against Wolverhampton Girls high school and they just secured the win by 1 run (27-26). Their third match was against QMGHS and won 37-30 and finally their fourth match was against wood green and they won 47-25.
 
All of the girls played really well and I would find it difficult to pick a player of the tournament.
 
A big thank you to Freddy Whitehead who officiated the matches.
 
 
 
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TAHS Win Photography Awards

 
Thursday 16th May saw the District presentations for the Rotary Club Young Photographer Competition held at Sir Graham Balfour School in Stafford. Hundreds of entries from across the massive Rotary district including from Ludlow, Wolverhampton, Stafford, Stoke on Trent, Telford to name a few and of course Uttoxeter were submitted to the expert judging panel. After a rather lovely buffet and speeches outlining the work of the Rotary Club with young people, presentations across the categories were awarded. Successes for Uttoxeter region were in abundance with some awards to students at Windsor Park and Oldfields. However, despite the stiff competition at the advanced College age category, our 6th form photography students did really well. 
 
We are thrilled to announce Adam Bodsworth came 1st Place in the Black and White College age section, with a stunning Portrait image taken at Silverstone race track. Abbie Keeling gained 2nd place. Livia Robinson securing 1st Place in the colour section, for her complex constructed artwork of ink and tattoo gun, and Abbie again in 2nd place. Other commendations went to TAHS students Tom Johnson and Erin Pleasance. 
 
Livia Robinson was also stunned to be selected by the district coordinators David and Janet Stubbs to receive an additional award of a years Student Membership of the Royal Photographic Society to help her develop further in a creative career. Livia has excelled so far in her studies for A Level Art, Photography and Graphics and is taking an unconditional place at Nottingham university to study graphic communication in September. She also won an Arts Society award for her painting earlier in the year and her work will be on exhibition in the Mall Gallery in London in July.
 
Congratulations to all the entrants and winners from the Art Department, we are very proud of you all. 
 
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FOR ONE NIGHT ONLY…….

TAHS ANNUAL ART EXHIBITION-

SAVE THE DATE 20th JUNE 5:30-7:30

 
The highly anticipated Annual TAHS Art exhibition is on Thursday 20th June 5:30-7:30pm. This is a chance for the Art department to showcase a selection of the fantastic work that the Students have been doing over the past year. We invite potential students from middle schools, those in Y9 who have taken GCSE as well as our Current A Level Students to help celebrate creativity, determination and hard work!
 
The Year 13s have much of their recent work out up on display in the studio, and the other art rooms are awash with drawing, painting, sculpture, textiles, fashion, illustration and much more. 
 
In addition we will welcome the Uttoxeter Rotary Club to present the local Young Photographer awards to participating first, middle and secondary school winners.
 
*please note: photographs are not permitted of students work at this event.*

 

World Challenge Fundraising

Archie Whitehead, Alfie Bednall and Alex Brain (not doing World Challenge but wanted to support his friends) cycled the coast to coast over the bank holiday weekend to raise money for their World Challenge pots.
 
They left from Whitehaven on Friday morning and ended up at Roker beach in Sunderland on Monday lunchtime – 140 miles in 3 and a half days. They had a grandparent support team but were totally alone each day to navigate and keep each other going over some very hilly ground and camped every night.
 
A fantastic achievement – well done lads!
 
 

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May 24th 2019

TAHS Weekly Newsletter.

Dates for your diary

 

03/06/2019 Lessons start for Y9, 10 & 12

 

 Headteacher blog:

Support Our PTA 
 
Our PTA have been a fantastic support to the school and have now launched the school lottery. This is an incredibly easy way to help your PTA raise funds for your sons and daughters.
With your help they can provide extra resources for the children, improve the school environment as well as run extra curricular activities such as music, art and sport.

 

Your support is greatly appreciated.

Examinations:

The majority of Year 10,11, 12 and 13 have been working hard towards their examinations. Please remind Year 10 students that GCSEpod is available to them all to support them with their revision. It is a fantastic resource giving them access to their entore GCSE specificaiton online. https://www.gcsepod.com/ A number of students have streamed over 100 pods already in Year 10 which places them in a strong position as they sit their examinations. 

We wish everyone a lovely half term break.  

 

Rotary Young Writers Competition

To start our half term holiday I would like to share a short story with you. Our congratulations to Leanne from Year 9 has won the Rotary National Young Writers competition. 
 
Her story speaks for itself. 
 
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Assemblies

Assemblies for the first week back will be celebration and our thought for the week will be:
 
“Your positive actions combined with positive thinking results in success.”
 
 
 
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Well today has been a roller coaster of emotions for the Year 13 students. Thanks to the organisation of Mrs Young, Mrs Walton and the Senior Prefect team another successful year 13 leavers celebration has been and gone. Mr Robinson-White has taken over 1000 photographs and once he has gone through them we will share a few with you.

Year 12 and 13 will be revising over this half term in readiness for their exams in June. 
We would a special mention to Adam Burrows in Year 13 who has successfully achieved his Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award. He had a beautiful day meeting Peter Andre and the Duke of Wessex, he then had afternoon tea at the Royal Albert Hall.
 
Adam’s next presentation is for his Queen’s Scout Award is at Windsor Castle where he’ll meet Bear Grylls and hopefully the Queen.

 

See the section below for images.

Intervention for May & June

 

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Year 11 Celebration Day

 
Friday 21st June 10am-2pm.
 
A reminder  that the attached letter has been issued to all year 11 students.
 

Leavers Day letter 2019

Gold D of E at the Palace

Earlier this week two present and one past pupil attended the special awards ceremony at Buckingham Palace to collect their Gold Award. 

A massive well done to Sarah, Adam & Michael.

 

 

Parental Advice

 

 

Advice for parents, carers and students about sexting on on line safety

 
 
Mental health awareness week 13th May.
Advice for parents, carers and students about body image,
 

 

https://youngminds.org.uk/blog/all-the-revision-and-exam-tips-you-ll-ever-need/

 

PTA Meeting

 
PTA meeting Monday 20th May 7pm in the staffroom.
 
All welcome.
 
Also do not forget the Lottery check out this link for all the details.

 

www.yourschoollottery.com/play

Search for Thomas Alleynes. 

Year 12 English Language: Exploring South Africa

 
Year 12 English Language students welcomed guest speaker Gill Hutinger this week. Gill is South African, and spoke about the ways English is used within South Africa, from big issues like the connection between language and racism, to the ways in which royal babies and Marvel’s Avengers help spread English. She also highlighted for us some contemporary debates about English in South Africa, including plans to make it the compulsory language of Universities. The talk was very enjoyable and very enlightening, and will enhance and complement Year 12’s studies of English in the wider world. 

 

Science

 

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

Year 9

Leanne Painter and Freya Staley for excellent assessment scores.

Year 10

Eve Bednall for always having a positive attitude and cheery disposition.
Holly Chatfield for effort, determination and enthusiasm.

Year 11

Daniel Hensman and Alicia Mountford for maintaining a high standard throughout the course.

 

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

Year 10

Ellie Roobottom and Zack Hedgecombe for all their help during stock duties.

Year 11

Alex Whiteman and Ash Grey for hard work constructing the hen pen.

 

Well done!

 

Reports

Year 9, 10 and 12 reports are now available on insight.

News from PE

Finally our U16 boys had some silverware to celebrate after a fantastic season of near misses.
 
 
On Thursday evening we beat JCB 5-1 at Rocester FC. In beautiful sunshine we played some outstanding football with a new shape of 3-5-2. Lewis Dawson had a late birthday celebration scoring a hat trick. At the back Alex Ford won every header and was superb winning man of the match. Jenson was his usual Jaap Stam but regretted practising his attacking headers. Ethan Archer was a revelation at right centre back and covered a lot of ground. Captain Bussell scored a great goal to round off the season, Matthew Flanagan was excellent in midfield playing the whole game recycling possession.
 
Up front Martin and Thornton were a constant threat, with Lewie so enthusiastic he wanted to carry on playing during half time. Out wide, Shaw, Ball, Land and McNair, created numerous chances and worked exceptionally hard. Ben Simon provided solid cover at the back and moved the ball well into midfield. In goal Belchers distribution was much improves and started many of our attacks. Hunt , our wizard of dribble provided another memorable moment with a Messi style goal. Well done to all on an outstanding season and good luck in the First X1 trials in September.
 
 

 

 
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The year 9  girls Rounders team played on Wednesday against John Port.
 
They won 18.5 – 8
 
It was their first game of the season and they played exceptionally well!.
 
Player of the match was Zoe Carr – who had excellent leadership skills, scored the most amount of rounders and fielded very well.
 
 
YEAR  9 Moorland League Cup Final.
 
On Tuesday night the Year 9 team played thrier final match of the season, it was in the Moorlands league Cup final at Stone Dominio’s against Moorside.  The started the first half very well and dominated possession.  It was played at a a fast pace wityh Alleyne’s gaining the better of Moorside.  As the half wore on Moorside started to get into the game, however Alleyne’s remained patient and after excellent play by Harry Clarke and Leighton Thomas, they scored just before halh time.  The second half saw a different Moorside come out and they soon equlaised after half time.  Alleyne’s were not to be out played and battled hard to gain a free kick just outside the box.  Ethan Hudson scored from it.  Moorside fought back and unfortunately scored late on in  the half  taking the match to extra time.  Both teams were exhausted in the May sunshine, again both battled hard,  with 3 minutes left Moorside scored, they went on to win 3-2.  The team should be proud of their efforts as they worked very hard for each other.  Well done and thank you all the parents who have supported the team over the last season.

Maths  – Year 11

The maths department will be holding a pre-exam revision session before each of the GCSE maths exams.

The sessions will take place from 8-8.40am on Thursday 6th June and Tuesday 11th June.

The sessions are a great way to get your brain into maths mode before entering the exam.  We will go over a few key topics, ensure you know the formulae you will need and make sure everyone has the correct equipment!  In past years the students have found these sessions very useful to attend.

Equipment you need: black pen, pen, ruler, rubber, protractor and compass.  Also for paper 2 and 3 you will need a scientific calculator.  All of this can be purchased from the maths department or online shop (maths sets £1.20, calculators £7.80)

After school revision sessions on Tuesdays – Fridays are still continuing.

Maths – Year 10

The Year 10 end of year maths exam takes place on Thursday 20th June.  It is one non-calculator paper worth 80 marks.  The exam lasts 1 hour 30 minutes.

A list has been put on Insight of all the topics you have covered in Year 9 and 10 for you to use as a revision list.

You will need the following equipment for your exams:  Black pen, pencil, rubber, ruler, protractor and compass.

If you do not turn up with all of this equipment you will get an afterschool detention – be warned!

 A great way to revise for your exams is to use www.vle.mathswatch.com          username: surnamefirstname2digityearofbirth@tahs  eg smithjohn04@tahs  password: triangle

History

 
Year 11 History Revision
 
Paper 1 revision in school: Friday 31st May, 10.00am – 2.00pm. Then 2.00pm – 4.00pm Paper 2: American-West and Anglo-Saxon and Normans. Sessions suitable for anyone who is feeling a bit uncertain about any content or feels they will work better in school than at home.
 
Paper 1 pre-exam warm up: 3/6/19 from 8.10am in rooms 14 and 16.
 
Paper 2 revision in school: Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday 3.05pm – 4.00pm AND if you are in school, timetabled for history and don’t have an exam then come up to the history department to revise either independently or with Mrs Johnson or Mrs Young.
 
Paper 2 pre-exam warm up: 6/6/19 11.20am – 12.20pm (period 3) room 16.
 
Paper 3 revision in school: 7/6/19 and 10/6/19 3.05pm  – 4.00pm AND if you are in school, timetabled for history and don’t have an exam then come up to the history department to revise either independently or with Mrs Johnson or Mrs Young.
 
Paper 3 pre-exam warm up: 10/6/19 11.20am – 12.20pm (period 3) room 16.
 
Year 13 History pre-exam warm up
 
Period 3, room 16 with Mrs Johnson

 

 

Year 12 Particle Physics Masterclass at the University of Birmingham

 
‘The trip to Birmingham was very informative and touched on highly relevant and modern Physics. The data from the University of Birmingham’s project at CERN was analysed by us using state of the art software. We were given time to explore the campus which provided us with an insight into university life.’ Thomas Page 

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May 17th 2019

TAHS Weekly Newsletter.

Dates for your diary

 

24/05/2019 End of Term & start of study leave for Y11 & 13

03/06/2019 Lessons start for Y9, 10 & 12

 

 Headteacher blog:

Firstly congratulations to our football and athletics teams who have performed superbly this week. Full details of their success is below.
 
We have seen an improvement this week in the equipment students are bringing to school. Thank you to everyone who has checked their sons/daughters bags to ensure they have pens, pencils, calculators etc. If you can also remind them to be quiet around the examination venues that would be much appreciated.
 
Year 11 and Year 13 attendance at examinations has been excellent, as has their behaviour. We wish them well for next week. We are pleased to see that Year 10 and Year 12 students are preparing for their internal examinations.
 

Assemblies

Our thought for the week for next week  is:
 
 
“You are always responsible for act, no matter how you feel”


 
Assemblies will be for year 10 only and be in the sports hall.
 
 
 
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Well done Year 13, one full week to go! We are so very proud of all our Year 13 students.  All those who have worked so hard in all of their chosen subjects. Well done to those that have already completed their exams and finished all their coursework.  You should be basking in your success and achievements.

On Monday we see the first A Level exam of this summer season, it may be a shock to the system but I am sure that all students are fully prepared for it.  If not, don’t worry, give yourself enough time this weekend to go through your notes, complete a few exam questions and then spend some time focusing on yourself.  Mrs Bell sent some links round to form tutors this week that maybe useful to look at.  They explain the science behind the stress and explain that all students have anxiety of some kind before an exam, and that this is perfectly normal. I will add the links at the end.

 

On Friday 24th May at 1pm we will be holding our Year 13 Leavers Celebration afternoon at Uttoxeter Racecourse. This is an afternoon for the Year 13 students to dress in their finest outfit and celebrate their success and the ‘end of an era’. I have attached the letter to go with this day.

 

Monday 20th May is the deadline for current Year 11 students to accept their place at TAHS Sixth Form so please return your slip to Mrs Walton or hand it in to the office. Letters will be sent out to Year 11 students who have applied to the Sixth Form to explain about the taster sessions, there will also be a timetable with all the taster sessions, so if you fancy looking at a different subject then please just pop along.  We do ask all students to enter through reception and sign in upon arrival and to sign out when they leave the premises.  The taster sessions will be held week commencing 24th June, we are aware that some students will not be able to attend due to other commitments, if you could let us know if this applies to your son/daughter then we would be grateful.

Leavers Day letter 2019

 

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Elaine is the Careers Adviser linked to Thomas Alleynes.  If you need any help or advice you can get in touch with her now and after leaving the 6th form.  Her email is elaine.tomlinson@entrust-ed.co.uk

Elaine can help with deciding what career you want to do after 6th form as well as help with how to plan the next year. She also has information on a range of topics including CV writing, application forms, interview tips, using social media to find employment, how to find apprenticeships. Please email her if you have any questions, need any help or would like one of the information sheets she has created.

Attached below is a useful information sheets on Internships, Gap year, School Leaver programmes and other options.

Careers information sheet

 

Intervention for May & June

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RE Revision

Thanks for the great attendance at last weeks revision session – we are in school on Monday morning from 7.45 for any student who wishes to drop in – room 33A and 33B.
 

 

Parental Advice

 

 

Advice for parents, carers and students about sexting on on line safety

 
 
Mental health awareness week 13th May.
Advice for parents, carers and students about body image,
 

 

https://youngminds.org.uk/blog/all-the-revision-and-exam-tips-you-ll-ever-need/

 

PTA Meeting

 
PTA meeting Monday 20th May 7pm in the staffroom.
 
All welcome.
 
Also do not forget the Lottery check out this link for all the details.

 

www.yourschoollottery.com/play

Search for Thomas Alleynes. 

Thomas Alleyne’s High School SSAT Award Winners

 
 

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Science

 

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

Year 9

Katie Boot for exceptional hard work

Katie Large for consistent effort and attainment

Sam Archer for always trying his best

Year 10

Sam Spooner for continued excellence

Willow Gregory for excellent effort and enthusiasm

Year 11

Charlotte Cope for nailing moles!

Emily Wright for excellent preparation for her exams

 

Well done! 

 

Reports

 
Year 11 and 13 Pastoral Reports are now available on Insight.

News from PE

Sentinel Schools Shield
 
So near yet so far- a great effort but sadly not the result we wanted losing 3-2. Goals came from Lewie Thornton and Archie McNair. Man of the Match Jenson Bosworth.  All players should be immensely proud of their efforts. 
 
More pictures can be seen here:
 
 
 
 
East Staffs Athletics Championships
 
Well done to all athletes that took part- results in next weeks edition.

 

Maths  – Year 11

The maths department will be holding a pre-exam revision session before each of the GCSE maths exams.

The sessions will take place from 8-8.40am on Tuesday 21st May, Thursday 6th June and Tuesday 11th June.

The sessions are a great way to get your brain into maths mode before entering the exam.  We will go over a few key topics, ensure you know the formulae you will need and make sure everyone has the correct equipment!  In past years the students have found these sessions very useful to attend.

Equipment you need: black pen, pen, ruler, rubber, protractor and compass.  Also for paper 2 and 3 you will need a scientific calculator.  All of this can be purchased from the maths department or online shop (maths sets £1.20, calculators £7.80)

After school revision sessions on Tuesdays – Fridays are still continuing.

Maths – Year 10

The Year 10 end of year maths exam takes place on Thursday 20th June.  It is one non-calculator paper worth 80 marks.  The exam lasts 1 hour 30 minutes.

A list has been put on Insight of all the topics you have covered in Year 9 and 10 for you to use as a revision list.

You will need the following equipment for your exams:  Black pen, pencil, rubber, ruler, protractor and compass.

If you do not turn up with all of this equipment you will get an afterschool detention – be warned!

 A great way to revise for your exams is to use www.vle.mathswatch.com          username: surnamefirstname2digityearofbirth@tahs  eg smithjohn04@tahs  password: triangle

 

Photography Winners

Year 13 A-Level Photographers Livia Robinson, Adam Burrows and Abbie Keeling celebrated success with wins in the Rotary Young Photographer of the Year awards at Graham Balfour School in Stafford last night.  There were wins in both colour and Black and White Portfolio categories, along with commendations for Erin Pleasance and Tom Johnson -We are really proud of them.  

 

Technology Competition 

Last Friday Uttoxeter’s middle schools were invited to take part in a Technology Tournament held at TAHS. Three teams of 4 students from Year 7 in each school competed against one another in what turned out to be an extremely close and competitive competition. Students did not know what the challenge was going to be until arrival on the day.
 
Tension was high and the students were extremely eager to discover their challenge for the day. Once the challenge was explained students got straight to work exploring possible design solutions, analysing ideas and modelling their best solutions. The behaviour, attitude, team working skills and work rate could only be described as inspirational. Students used a range of materials along with tools and equipment to manufacture their working prototypes ready for the final challenge.
 
The challenge involved building a crane with working motor that could travel down a straight track, collect an item from a container using a working mechanism and return to the start line without allowing the item collected to touch the track.
 
All teams attempted the challenge and most had working prototypes. However, the overall winner was Ryecroft who displayed excellent making skills and a fully working prtotype and mechanism.
 
Congratulations to all who took part and a huge thank you to the staff who made it possible and we hope to run this Tournament again next year.

 

 

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May 10th 2019

TAHS Weekly Newsletter.

Dates for your diary

 

13/05/2019 GCSE Examinations Start

24/05/2019 End of Term

 

 Headteacher blog:

Mrs Lindsay and I were delighted to collect the Specialist Schools and Academies Trust Educational Outcomes Award for Student Progress on behalf of staff, governors, and students on Thursday of the week. This is a testament to everyone’s hard work. 
 
Year 11 and year 13 joined me for an assembly this week. We reminded them to – check their timetables (exams have been missed in the past purely because a student got the date wrong); make sure they have all the equipment they need (if they do forget anything on the day please tell them to come to us as early as possible); leave smart watches at home or hand them in with their mobile phones; and do their individual best. We are there to support them throughout this challenging time.
 
We are regulated by the exam board and if a student misses an examination due to illness it is highly unlikely they will be awarded a grade. Therefore if they are unwell, whilst they may have stayed at home on a normal school day, they should check with us to see if we can support them in an individual venue. Equally, if they are late for an examination due to unforeseen circumstances, please contact us as soon as possible;e as we will be ready to receive them in reception and will do everything possible to get them into the exam. 
 
On a number of days, prior to half term, we will be moving lunchtime to 12.20 to prevent disruption to our students sitting afternoon examinations. We would very much appreciate it, if you can remind your daughters and sons in other year groups of the importance of being quiet around exam venues at all points during the day to give their peers the best possible experience. 
 
Students were also told that when their examination starts at 1.00pm or 1.15pm and we have not moved lunchtime for the whole school, candidates are invited to join us in the canteen at 12.20 when we will give them a break before the start of the examination. A wide range of food is always available at 11.00 – 11.20 for students who wish to eat early. 
 
We are pleased to see Year 10 and Year 12 preparing for their annual examinations which will be interspersed with our GCSES/BTECS and A levels. 
 
We wish everyone well as they move into their examination season.
 
As we have conducted learning walks across the school it has been noticeable that we have a significant number of students in year 9 who are not arriving in school with the correct equipment. (The basics such as pens/pencils rulers but also calculators and glue sticks) We are aware that as a parent you will have made sure they had the correct equipment at the start of the year and would ask if you could check their bags and do another check. If there is anyone who would like support in providing their sons or daughters with equipment please let us know. 
 

Assemblies

Our thought for the week for next week  is:
 
 
“You are always responsible for act, no matter how you feel”


 
Assemblies will be for year 9 only and be in the sports hall.
 
 
 
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With only one week to go until the Year 13 students start their A Level exams we are making sure all students are prepared. Simple things like making sure they know their exam start times and their seat numbers, ensuring that they have all the right equipment needed for that exam and that they have all the correct amount of time needed for revision, all help the students to feel ready to enter the exam venue.  Suggestions that we have made is that they ask about reducing their hours of work so for this short period of time they are fully focused on their revision.  We have also informed all Year 13 students that after May half term they must still attend lessons where they still have their exam to do.  This is important as it will be guided revision focusing on exam skills and technique.  These are small changes will help our students to be even more successful.

 

This week the Year 12 students, who have been nominated by their peers and staff to apply to be Senior Prefects, have had their interviews. These were short and informal interviews and only lasted up to 15 minute. These have now been completed and the Sixth Form team will discuss the interviews and as soon as a decision has been made about the roles, the students will be informed. It is always a very difficult decision to make as all students who apply for these roles present themselves outstandingly.

 

Intervention for May

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RE Revision

Year 11 RE Revision will be available on Saturday 11th May, next Saturday between 10 and 12.
 
In this session students will have the chance to opt into quick topic overviews for each religion and a walk through some potential questions. 33B
 
In 33A students can revise, work through practice questions and ask individual questions to a teacher. 
 
It would be great to see you there, we are here to help!
 

TikTok App



Are you concerned about the dangers of the video-sharing app TikTok (formerly Musical.ly)?

The Safeguarding Training Centre have created the below fact sheet to help you.

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There is also some great advice from CEOP on other E-Safety issues under this link:
 
 

https://youngminds.org.uk/blog/all-the-revision-and-exam-tips-you-ll-ever-need/

 

PTA Meeting

 
PTA meeting Monday 20th May 7pm in the staffroom.
 
All welcome.
 
Also do not forget the Lottery check out this link for all the details.

 

www.yourschoollottery.com/play

Search for Thomas Alleynes. 

History

 
Year 11 – A reminder that History revision will take place in school on Friday, 31st May, room 16, 10.00am – 2.00pm. This session is primarily for pupils who feel insecure about any areas of Paper 1 content / skills – if you feel happy with your knowledge and understanding of this examination paper then you are probably better revising at home.
 
See Mrs Johnson if you would like more detail or help deciding whether this revision session is relevant for you.
 
Year 10 – after school revision sessions are now available for everyone in the run up to Year 10 exams.
 
See Mrs Johnson or Mrs Young for details.

Science

 

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

Year 9

Cheyanne Sutton and Tyler Benton for always working to the best of their ability

Year 10

Ricardo Goncalves and Jack Doyle for 100% effort in Chemistry

Year 11

Mackensie Paterson and Tish Fry for revising well in Science

 

This week’s Animal Care Students of the Week selected by Mr Gilson are:

Year 10

Laura Backhouse and Millie Hodges for commitment to the Animal Care Course

Year 11

Morgan Perry and Rachel Spence for maturity and determination completing the Animal Care Course

 

Well done!

 

News from PE

Sports Clubs
 
Tuesday 14th May – Year 9 & 10 Rounders 3:15-4:30
 
Wednesday 15th May – Athletics meet at Shobnall, if selected return approx. 6:30
 
Thursday 16th May – Girls Cricket 3:05-4:30
 
Friday 17th May – Trampoline  3:05-4:15
 
 
U16 Sentinel Schools Shield Final
 
The final is on Monday 13th May at Port Vale FC. Kick off 7pm  Entry £4 adults £2 concessions. All money raised goes to charity. 
 
Please support the boys if you can, they have worked very hard to get there.
 
 
 
GCSE PE
 
Exams are on Wednesday (paper 1) and Friday (paper 2) revision resources are available on insight. Revision sessions will take place on both days from 8.15 in room 83a.
 
 
East Staffs Athletics Championships
 
This will take place on Wednesday 15th May at Shobnall. Competitors will receive a parent text on Monday. If anyone would like to take part see Mr Barrow on Monday morning.

French Intervention

 
Warm up for GCSE French room 10 8.10 Tuesday 14th May. Come and get prepared for the listening exam.

 

Well Done to Elkes Students

Elkes students of the week – Becky Wooliscroft and Lily Brassington for kindly helping Windsor Park year 8 students with their transition.

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