September 10th 2021

TAHS Weekly Newsletter. 

Assemblies for Next Week

Mrs Rudge will be leading assemblies this week on the subject of Resilience

Thought(s) for the Week 

“You drown not by falling into a river, but by staying submerged in it” –Paulo Coehlo

“There is no innovation and creativity without failure. Period.” – Brené Brown

6TH FORM TUTOR TIME ACTIVIES

Monday’s PSHCE tutor time activities for 6th form this week are as follows:


Y12 – IMPROVING REVISION AND ORGANISATION

Organising your folders. Do you use organising your files as a chance to revise frequently? Try the Leitner Box system and other revision ideas. Students should try out some of these ideas eg download a revision plan, make some flash cards, summarise yesterday’s lessons etc.

Y13 POSITIVE MINDSET – THE CHIMP PARADOX

Watch a Ted Talk on the ‘chimp paradox’ about getting the most out of 6th form and not repeating Y12 mistakes to encourage a positive mindset.


Tutor time is organised into:

Monday – PSHCE activities

Tuesday – debates and current affairs

Wednesday – wellbeing, wider reading and revision opportunity

Thursday – future intentions planning time to research universities and apprenticeships

Friday – assembly


DEBATING SOCIETY

Any KS5 students interesting in joining a debate society should contact Mrs Bell (bell@tahs.net). This will be held one lunchtime per week with the aim of joining a national competition.


YOUNG LEADERS IN SERVICE AWARD

If students complete any community service/unpaid work, they may be eligible for the international Lions award for Young Leaders In Service. Please ask Mrs Bell for details (bell@tahs.net).


RECYCLING

Uttoxeter Lions have a recycling scheme running at TAHS. Please deposit any old mobile phones, old spectacles or old hearing aids in the collection box outside Mrs Walton’s office in the 6th form reception area. These are used for projects both nationally and internationally.

Our Online Tools

As a reminder to you all:

Homework is set in Insight, http://www.thomasalleynes.org – login with you school username and password. This system will be updated this term to a more user-friendly system, we will advise when this is to be. Year 9 parents please keep an eye on your emails for your login details.

All students have a free office365 account, at home go to office.com and login with your school email, username@tahs.net and your school network password. This gives you access to the full office suite, teams, OneDrive, email to name a few. You also have 5 free downloads of the full office suite to use for your time at the school.

It is advisable to access teams either through the mobile app or to download the desktop app onto laptops and PCs.

https://www.microsoft.com/en-ww/microsoft-teams/download-app

All year 9 students will be introduced to all of the above in their first IT lesson of the year. We will also be sharing hints, tips and how to information throughout the coming weeks.

News from PE

It has been great to welcome back students to PE this week.

In their first lesson students in Yr9, 10 and 11 will all be doing a cross country run – this is a 3000m run with a current fastest time this week of 11.14. Slowest time has been 28 min.  Students are all doing this to give them a practice for House Cross Country which is on Thursday 16th September P1. All students can participate to earn credits and house points, with the 10 fasted times in each house contributing to the House Trophy.  This will also give students a time to qualify for school and district competitions.


After Cross Country Boys Classes will be doing Rugby, Girls Groups will be doing Hockey and mixed groups will be doing badminton.  This is to prepare for Boys House Rugby and Girls House Hockey on Wednesday 6th October.


Extra Curricular Activities start next week-


Wednesday 15th September – 6th form Football Yr 12 v Yr 13 3.05-4.30

Thursday 16th September- House Cross Country P1 all years

Thursday 16th September- Boys Football Practice 3.05-4.30 Yr9, 10, 11

Thursday 16th September- Girls Netball Practice 3.05-4.30 Yr9, 10, 11 

Friday 17th September- Badminton Club 3.05- 4pm

Friday 17th September- Fitness Club (new gym) 3.05-4.pm (see Mr Scott in room 3 to get on the list)


For all after school activities students need to make their own arrangements to get home and need correct school kit.

Musical Production News


We are so excited to announce that the new school musical production is going to be Grease. The performances will take place in February 2022 and auditions will be taking place very soon.


Tuesday 21st September ; Vocal audition

Wednesday 22nd September; Drama audition

Thursday 23rd September ; Dance audition. 


Please see Mrs Todd in the music room or Mrs Mood in the drama room to secure an audition time. 


Music News


Instrumental and vocal lessons have now begun. Please see Mrs Todd as soon as possible to secure a lesson time. If you have already done so then please ask your form tutor to tell you the time of your lesson as I have made notes on SIMS for you. Details are also on the music notice board in room 67.  Please check below for the day your teacher is in. 
Monday; drum lessons 11.40 until 12.40Tuesday; guitar lessons 10.30 until 11.30Thursday ; woodwind lessons 9.30 until 10.15Thursday ; Vocal, piano and violin 10.30 until 12Friday ; Brass 11.30 until 12.


Please see the music notice board in room 67 for further details of the music opportunities available for all students. 

MFL Musings

After an interesting 18 months, it has been delightful to finally welcome everybody back to their French lessons for the new academic year, and to get students speaking once again. There have been many Battleships sunk, and plenty of reading aloud by everyone.


In particular, the following students have impressed us:

Year 9AT 9HL, HG 9HA, AK 9HL, ML-B 9HS, JH 9HA and DE 9UL
Year 10LWS 10CKW 10C
Year 11YL 11C
All of Year 12!


It may seem too early, but there some exciting apprenticeship opportunities out there for people with French skills, have a look: https://uk.indeed.com/Apprenticeship-French-jobs?advn=6635864265058138&vjk=5cf5dfe7f73513c6

English Stars

So many students have had a brilliant start to their new year and we have been very impressed by a  number of students in English lessons who have stood out for all sorts of positive reasons. Well done to this week’s students of the week for English. They are:


Year 9 Poppy W, Michael W, Daisy C, Lily H, Rowan S
Year 10 Rhys W, Michael H (for being so welcoming and kind), Holly T, Neve C, Oliver H-P, Will W-D
Year 11 Catherine B, Erin B, Abigail R, Samuel G, Lucy L, Salwa C
Year 12 Isaac H
Year 13 Lottie C

NEW CLUB: Allies


At Thomas Alleyne’s we are proud of our welcoming community. Allies is a new club, which will run on Monday mornings from 8:00. It is for anyone who wants to learn how to be an ally or develop a more diverse and outward looking atmosphere within our community.

Who is invited?

If you oppose discrimination of any kind and want to work with others to make our school and wider community a more inclusive environment and celebrate its diverse voices, then we hope you will come along. 

What is it about?

The aim of the club is to provide a safe space for students to discuss issues around diversity and share their own experiences; to get to know other like-minded people; come along and find out how to be an ally; and get involved in leading school wide activities around inclusivity. Allies opposes racism, sexual discrimination, homophobia and transphobia, as well as all forms of discrimination, and is a safe space to build friendships and support.

When?


Starting Monday 20 September at 8:00 – venue TBC – bring colouring pens!If you would like to know more about this, please email Miss Cann at cann@tahs.net

This week the career is ‘Cardiologist’ click on link to see the My Path video which tells you more – > CARDIOLOGIST – YouTube

Job title:  Cardiologists are doctors who specialise in diagnosing, treating and preventing diseases that mainly affect the heart and blood vessels. You’ll work with adult patients to treat ongoing, long-term illnesses or will respond to emergency, potentially life-threatening situations. As well as working to improve survival rates and quality of life, you’ll also be involved with disease prevention. Paediatric cardiologists work with children and this is a separate specialty.
How to become:To qualify as a cardiologist, you’ll first need to complete a degree in medicine recognised by the General Medical Council (GMC). This takes five years to complete, although if you’ve already got a degree in a subject other than medicine (normally a 2:1 or above in a science-related subject), you can apply for a four-year accelerated medical graduate trainee programme (also known as the Graduate Entry Programme).   You’ll then go on to complete the two-year UK Foundation Programme, common to all medical graduates   At this stage you must complete general medical training, which consists of either a three-year internal medicine stage 1 programme or a four-year acute care common stem (ACCS) programme.   To progress on to higher specialty training in cardiology (ST3 to ST7), you’ll need to achieve MRCP from the Royal College of Physicians (or equivalent) to show you have the required knowledge and skills. Speciality training is competitive and there may not be enough posts for all applicants, even if they’ve met the required standards. This training usually takes five years, although a large number of trainees also choose to undertake research, which adds on a further two years’ minimum
Skills required:Be able to make quick decisions and remain calm in stressful situations focused on attention to detail in mentally complex situations comfortable working in a fast-paced and pressurised environment a good problem solver with an analytical mind an excellent communicator who is able to understand and empathise with your patients and colleagues confident in your skills, knowledge and ability assertive and a good motivator and leader an excellent teamworker persistent in the face of challenges emotionally resilient when working in challenging situations.
What you’ll earn:£28,243 (Trainee) – £110,683 (Consultant) Figures relate to the pay and conditions of medical doctors within the NHS

              All information taken directly from Cardiologist job profile | Prospects.ac.uk

Upcoming events and Opportunities

Careers event with IBM, Experian, Vodafone – Wednesday15th September, 5:00pm – 7:00pm

No matter the career you decide to go into you will undoubtedly be involved with technology, so this event is a fantastic chance to get ahead of the crowd, start learning about this fascinating, ever-evolving industry and ultimately help you decide whether it’s a path you’d like to pursue. We will hear talks on the power of 5G and connectivity with Vodafone, cloud storage with IBM and big data with Experian and lots of other really interesting topics! Certificates will be awarded to those who attend the event. If you’d like to apply to this exclusive event, please click on the registration link below.

https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/Technology-15th-September

Royal Air Force ‘Access All Areas’ Free Virtual Careers Event – Wednesday 6 October 2021 at 18:30 – 20:30.

The RAF is responsible for protecting the UK’s air and space capabilities, and Access All Areas is a fantastic opportunity to uncover an immersive, interactive 360° experience. With nine must-see locations and the opportunity to chat directly with RAF Recruitment Personnel, explore where the RAF could take you.

RAF Virtual Event Access All Areas Tickets, Wed 6 Oct 2021 at 18:30 | Eventbrite

Spotlight Talks: Inspiring careers excellence – 13-14 October, 2021.

In partnership with BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT

Spotlight talks brings together the UK’s leading employers and apprentices to inspire even more young people, from all walks of life to take up technical career routes and apprenticeships. The next Spotlight talks will focus on digital skills and careers. To register click on the link below.

Registration | WorldSkills UK Events

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July 20th 2021

TAHS Weekly Newsletter. 

A Message from Mrs Major


We have made it!

I just wanted to say a huge thank you to all those, especially the students, in welcoming me here at Thomas Alleyne’s. Starting a new role is always a challenge but Covid has made this even more difficult. I want to take this opportunity to thank all in the Thomas Alleyne’s community for supporting me this year .

The students here at TAHS are a credit and they have always handled the challenges the year has given them with the utmost dignity, resilience and determination to make the most of it. So a huge well done from me!


I also wanted to say how much I am looking forward to September and the upcoming year and seeing the return, but for me for the first time, all the fantastic opportunities that will be made available to you. Grasp every opportunity that comes along and be the best that you can be.


Have a lovely and safe summer and we look forward to welcoming you back in September. 

UCAS

As part of our ongoing Future Intentions programme will need to you to register on UCAS, which is the portal for all university and conservatoire applications in the UK. 

The UCAS website can be found here: www.ucas.com 

To register, you will need to be linked to the school so that we can support and track your applications as well as add references and predicted grades from your subject teachers and your form tutor reference.  

To start the registration process, you will need to go to: www.ucas.com/students and scroll down until you see ‘2022 Entry’ and then click ‘Go to your hub’ work through the questions making sure that your complete them fully. 

Eventually you will end up at your own UCAS ‘hub’ you will then need to click on ‘start’ 

To link to TAHS you will need a ‘Buzzword’ which for the 2022 cycle is: TAHS2022 

Once you are there, you will need to click on ‘my profile’, which is underneath the blue ‘add choices’ box. 

UCAS have kindly produced an online module to support you through this process which can be accessed here: https://pdp.ucas.com/enrol/index.php?id=111 it will take approximately 30 minutes to complete this module. Alternatively, there is a quick start guide here: www.ucas.com/undergraduate/applying-university/filling-your-ucas-undergraduate-application#pay 

All students must register on the UCAS website, and we will be checking this ahead of September where we will be returning to form time from 8.40-9am each morning.  

There is no cost to register on UCAS or to access their wealth of materials. You will however need to pay a one-off fee directly to UCAS should you wish to submit an application for the 2022 entry cycle, the cost of which is £26.50. 

Personal Statement

Still need support on your personal statement? Here is some help from UCAS: www.ucas.com/undergraduate/applying-university/how-write-ucas-undergraduate-personal-statement

We expect that if you are applying for University that you will have registered on UCAS and have at least one draft of your personal statement completed by return in September. 

Effective revision

Further to this, off the back of the mock exams this summer many year 12 students have asked about support with revision and what makes effective revision. This is a good question, and I wanted to share the following course with you from tutor2u. They offer a FREE Skills Booster on ‘Effective Revision’ If you enrol on the course, it will provide you with a highly practical, step-by-step guide to making revision for assessments and exams more effective. The course will take 3-10 of learning time and comprises of 16 interactive videos and resources. The access the course please click this link: https://ondemand.tutor2u.net/students/effective-revision-skills-booster 

Some of these links have been added to the year 12 team folder so you can access this information during the holiday.

Writing Challenge

In celebration of National Writing Day, InvestIN is calling on students aged 12-18 to enter our ‘Writing to Reflect’ competition. For each entry, we’ll make a donation to UNICEF, whose life-changing work helps children across the world to access essential education. Shortlisted entries will be judged by a professional writer and the winner will receive an Amazon Fire tablet and a place on our Young Writer programme (or a career experience of your choice).

Please click on the link below to enter:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfRHaNhAKQSHlEiuTqcFT3H-DKozD8vwf8r6wK5ZJkO6hoDZg/viewform

Med School Application Day

There is a free online event for Year 11s and soon-to-be 12s who are just starting to think about applying to medical school. This is primarily aimed at Year 11s who will be starting A-levels (or equivalent) in September 2021. We will have Doctors and current medical students covering the application timeline, work experience, entrance exams and everything they need to hit the ground running in September. An event timetable can be found on the Google registration link below.

Event name: Medicine Application Timeline – Getting Ready
Location: Online
Date: 21st August 2021
Ages: Current year 11 (going into year 12 in September)

This is a FREE event and booked on a first come first serve basis.

Google registration link: https://forms.gle/Dud254nM1dozd3uF7

Unifrog support for clearing and results day

Welcome to Edition 131 of the Unifrog Gazette

This week: a Know-how library guide to get students ready for Results day, and the truth about Unifrog CEO Daniel Keller.

KHL guide of the week

Resuts day and Clearing: are you ready for Clearing?

In this Know-how library guide we teamed up with Teesside University to help students create an action plan for navigating UCAS Clearing and Adjustment.

> Check it out on our blog

This guide is taken from the Know-how library, a tool on the student side featuring 600+ guides for students on all sorts of topics, from careers to wellbeing.
 

Work with us: Marketing and Events Lead

Dear reader, in what’s becoming a regular feature of the Gazette, here’s our latest attempt to recruit you…

You’ll be the main point of contact for the many webinar series we run, as well as University Fairs and conferences. This is a growing part of the company that we’re really excited about, and you’ll play a big role in driving its success.

The salary is £30K-£32. Please find out more and apply here

The University of Wolverhampton’s ‘Get Set’ pages

Ever wondered how universities these days prepare incoming undergraduates for the start of their studies? Check out The University of Wolverhampton’s newly launched ‘Get Set’ pages to see how one university does it.
> Check out the Get Set pages here

 University of Essex: Results day Survival Guide

The University of Essex have produced an online Results day Survival Guide that gives students step by step advice from 2 weeks out, up until the day itself. They are also running webinars that cover a range of Results day topics; things like stress-busting, parents sessions, and tips from student ambassadors.

> Check out the Survival Guide here

Celebration

Can you see your name on the presentation below? Well done to all of you on you success in such a difficult year.

Play Golf?

All the information regarding our tournaments and camps can be found on our website www.schoolsgolf.co.uk

Supporting your Child this Summer for FREE!

Please have a look at the 3 easy ways you can support your child at home transition and GCSE subjects – all resources are free to access. As part of this GCSE pod are running  An exciting and inspiring new FREE programme designed to help support learning this summer!  From the 26th July and over the course of 3 weeks, students and parents are invited to participate in engaging and interactive webinars, and gain access to interviews with subject specialists, resources, task sheets, podcasts and more. Maths Whizz are offering a range of weekly activities to support engagement with maths and Changemakers provides helpful transition resources for students about to embark on KS4.

Grease is the word!

We are very excited to announce the new school production will be Grease, to be performed in February 2022.
Auditions will be held on Tuesday 21st, Wednesday 22nd and Thursday 23rd September. Further details will be announced at the start of next term.


Think about how you would like to be involved, either on stage or back stage. This will be a fantastic opportunity for the whole school and we invite students from all year groups to be involved.
More news will follow…

Mrs Todd and Mrs Mood.

English Stars

As summer approaches, your English teachers would like to wish you a wonderful and restful holiday. We also hope that it will be a holiday full of reading, enjoying stories and being creative. So many of you have been absolute stars over this year and we know that you will continue to impress us next year, approaching your studies with enthusiasm and determination next year. Meanwhile, we hope that you enjoy a well-deserved chance to regroup and spend time with families and friends. The final English students of the week for this academic year are:


Y9 James R, Lennon E, Logan C and Susie C, Aileen L, Aminah K


Y 10 Finley T-S, Zita M, Matilda T Alistair D, Gemma B, Charlotte J, Hannah W

Y 12 Martha M


As we reach the end of the academic year, and Mrs Peers says goodbye to us, she would also like to add:

As a final ‘student of the week’, I can’t nominate one. So, I would like to nominate all the students of 10H1 and 10U1 for ‘Students of the Week’. You’ve been totally delightful to teach and I know you will achieve much next year! Mrs Peers

A quick note from Mrs Brophy:

I have had a wonderful year at TAHS and would like to thank all of my wonderful students who have made this year fun and memorable and my excellent colleagues who have supported me every step of the way. I wish you all the best for next year and beyond.’

Classical Languages: new opportunity for year 12

From September there will be an opportunity to join a new classical languages club; we will focus on Latin (with some Classical Greek) and meet once a week in the first instance.


Studying classical languages is fun in its own right and allows you to access a huge wealth of literature, philosophy, drama and historical texts in their original language. Knowledge of Latin and Greek will also help you to develop your understanding of English and the Romance languages (Italian, French, Spanish etc.). Furthermore, there may be an opportunity to work towards a qualification later on if you are interested in this.


Studying classics is also considered beneficial for anyone considering careers, or further study, in: law, medicine, science, mathematics, computer programming, intelligence, linguistics, communications and journalism and more.
If you are interested in finding out more and would like to be sent the details when timings are confirmed, please contact Miss Cann on cann@tahs.net

Mental Health Support

Mental Health in Schools Team are accepting self referrals from parents/guardians over the summer holiday. Please see the flyer for contact details

Stay Water Safe this Summer

There is a Water Safety special over the summer holiday – see attached poster.

This will also be available to watch on demand after the broadcast via the same link – https://learnliveuk.com/safesound/

The programme will have contributions from; RNLI, Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service, Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service, Stoke on Trent City Council, Canal and River Trust and Staffordshire Police (Ryan’s Story) all covering different aspects of Water Safety for the young and not so young.

Career of the week

This week’s career link is a Barber! JOB OF THE WEEK – EPISODE #02 – BARBER – YouTube

Job title:Men’s hairdresser, gent’s hairdresser Barbers cut, trim and style customers’ hair, beards and moustaches. Day-to-day tasks As a barber, you might do the following as part of your daily routine: welcome customers and find out what they want give advice to customers on hairstyles and grooming cut and style hair shave, trim and shape beards and moustaches provide scalp, face and neck massages clean and sterilise equipment, like combs, razors and clippers take payments, keep records and make appointments keep up to date with new styles and techniques
How to become:College You could take a course to help you get started, for example: Level 2 or Level 3 Diploma in Barbering   You’ll usually need: 2 or more GCSEs at grades 9 to 3 (A* to D), or equivalent, for a level 2 course 4 or 5 GCSEs at grades 9 to 4 (A* to C), or equivalent, for a level 3 course   Apprenticeship You can do a hair professional intermediate apprenticeship, or an advanced apprenticeship for creative hair professionals. You’ll usually need: some GCSEs, usually including English and maths, or equivalent, for an intermediate apprenticeship 5 GCSEs at grades 9 to 4 (A* to C), or equivalent, including English and maths, for an advanced apprenticeship
Skills required:You’ll need: customer service skills to be thorough and pay attention to detail active listening skills the ability to work well with your hands sensitivity and understanding the ability to work well with others the ability to work on your own excellent verbal communication skills to be able to carry out basic tasks on a computer or hand-held device
What you’ll earn:£15000 – £25,000

Virtual Work Experience

Over the summer – why not sign up to some virtual work experience opportunities? Take a look at Springpod for a range of opportunities online which will support your career learning and boost your CV-  Take control of your future | Meet Springpod

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July 2nd 2021

TAHS Weekly Newsletter. 

Year 12 Graduation Thursday 15th of July 2021 via Zoom

We are delighted to share with you that this year as part of the year 12 to year 13 transition we will be still be holding our year 12 to 13 graduation ceremony, but will be delivering it via Zoom on Thursday the 15th of July for all year 12 students during their scheduled skills session

Alongside presenting graduation certificates, we will formally welcome our Senior Prefect Team for 2021-2022 to their new and prestigious roles; whilst recognising both progress and attainment in all Sixth Form subject areas, and acknowledging high levels of attendance.

The purpose the graduation is to celebrate the success of year 12 students who have met the 2021 graduation criteria, as outlined below:

·         Attendance to lessons and skills sessions.

·         Mock Examination Results.

·         Subject Teacher recommendation.

Once we have collated the information above, the Sixth Form Team will write to students and their parent(s)/carer(s) to indicate whether students have met the graduation criteria and therefore will be invited to graduate on the 15th of July. If a student is not graduating at this time, clear reasons will be given as to why.

For those not graduating on the 15th of July, a personalised support plan will be created and will be overseen by a member of the Sixth Form team so that all year 12 students can graduate by the end of September 2021.

If you have any questions about the year 12 graduation, please do not hesitate to get in touch via email: sixthform@tahs.org.uk or by calling the Sixth Form on (01889) 561820.

YEAR 12 UCAS REGISTRATION

Year 12 students, be on the lookout next week as Mrs Dodd will be sending out information on how to register for UCAS.

Student Wellbeing Board

Work experience student, Holly, has designed an amazing mental health resource outside the common room.  Designed to promote good mental health and to support any students, there is information about a range of issues so that students can educate themselves and find advice about where to go for help.  This includes apps and in-school links such as contacting the Sixth Form team.  Take what you need from the golden affirmation envelopes and use the coloured lollipop sticks in the self-check-in station.  Information is also available where students might need help in how to support others.

Unifrog

All students in Year 12 have been sent a task to complete on Unifrog. All your form tutors and subject teachers need to write references for you, these references will be used to support your Post 18 option choices. If you are thinking about applying to university then the references will up loaded to UCAS, if you are applying for an apprenticeship then this will be used when we are contacted for a reference by the employer and similarly if you are applying for a job.  

Please take the time to let your form tutor know what we need to add to our reference.  Do you volunteer? Do you support a group? What do you do inside and outside of school that makes you stand out or will support your application.  Once you have logged onto Unifrog you will see the tasks. Just type and send.

To support this further send your form tutor your first draft of your personal statement so that they can look at it before the end of term. This should be completed by all students regardless of your Post 18 option choices.

Med School Application Day

There is a free online event for Year 11s and soon-to-be 12s who are just starting to think about applying to medical school. This is primarily aimed at Year 11s who will be starting A-levels (or equivalent) in September 2021. We will have Doctors and current medical students covering the application timeline, work experience, entrance exams and everything they need to hit the ground running in September. An event timetable can be found on the Google registration link below.

Event name: Medicine Application Timeline – Getting Ready
Location: Online
Date: 21st August 2021
Ages: Current year 11 (going into year 12 in September)

This is a FREE event and booked on a first come first serve basis.

Google registration link: https://forms.gle/Dud254nM1dozd3uF7

YEAR 12 GCSE CERTIFICATES

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

COVID-19 Test Kits

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

Bangor University: Philosophy, Ethics and Religion Summer School

Bangor University’s School of History, Philosophy and Social Sciences will be hosting an online Summer School for A-Level students considering reading Theology, Religious Studies, Philosophy or Ethics at university.

This free on-line event aims to give a clearer understanding of what it is like studying these subjects at undergraduate level, and the opportunity to develop subject-specific skills to help ensure success at A Level. Participants will choose 3 modules (all live-streamed lectures) with the option of taking part in debates and discussions. 

Modules will include ‘Religion and the Environment’, ‘Atheism’ and ‘The Ethics of Race’.

> When: 26-30 July
> More info and register here


Newman University: new courses

Some news from Newman University: they are planning to launch new undergraduate courses in Social Work and Sociology in September 2022.

BA (HONS) Social Work: The skills needed to become a Social Worker. It will include 200 days of placement, and multidisciplinary teaching.

BA (HONS) Sociology: Critical thinking and applying theory to real world problems. There will be employer-led projects, and work-related learning in the second year.

Find out more at an Open Day

Potential Oxbridge Applicants


We are very pleased to welcome back into school an ex student who is currently studying at Cambridge University.  She will be giving a talk and answering questions on Thursday 15th July at 10am.  If there are any current y12 students who would be interested in attending this talk to learn more about the application process and find out what it is like to study at Cambridge then please contact Mrs North at north@tahs.org.uk

Catering

Please see this message from our in school caterers Chartwells.

PE Update

Students have taken part in their own mini Wimbledon competition this week – winners to be revealed next week. Please ensure all students have full PE Kit. They will all require , Black Polo shirt, Black Shorts, Sports socks, Indoor Trainers. Students also require a black swim costume / black swim shorts. If students are injured or unwell they should bring a note and their PE kit as the will still have a role to play in the lesson and should have a coat if the weather in inclement.  

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


Year 10 –  students need to complete both Sports Injuries and Technology assignments by the end of term.

Year 12-  Students need to complete Unit 3 developing understanding of the sports industry assignments including any improvements.  During lessons students are taking part in practical methods of training.

Year 9 ICT

As year 9 have their final lessons of the year in ICT it would be fantastic if as many of you as possible complete the Bronze Award on idea.org.uk

Get as close as you can in lesson and then finish it at home, remember it is a certificate that stays with you and demonstrates your digital literacy. To download go to the FAQs on the site and follow the link

Checkout the video on this page for more information: https://idea.org.uk/about

Skills Sessions

Our next skills session is on Thursday 15th July. All Year 9 and 10 form groups will participate in a zoom call with the external agency, R.I.O.T (Recovery is out there), to support their understanding of the risks and issues surrounding of drug and alcohol use.


This is an organisation which share the recovery stories of individuals who have recovered from addiction and mental health problems. The aim of this organisation is to empower individuals, families and communities to recover from addiction and mental health problems by providing hope, understanding and a sense of belonging. They aim to connect individuals so that they can inspire, learn from, and support each other.
We encourage our students to fully engage in this session and hope that it proves an informative and memorable experience. There will be an opportunity for students to give their feedback on the session at the end.

The final skills session of this academic year will be held on Tuesday 20th July. This will be dedicated end of year celebrations for the students in their form groups and will include a visit from their Head of House to present some awards before we wish our students a safe and enjoyable summer holiday. 

Science

This week’s Science Students of the Week:

Year 9

Mrs North would like to nominate Aimee S (9O1) for commitment in Biology.

Year 10

Mr Melland would like to nominate Charlotte J for effort and organisation in completing her online homework.

Mrs Dykes would like to nominate Livvy E in 10U3 Physics for excellent effort all year.

And also, Amy-Lee J, Finlay T-S, Lydia T, Yasmin L, Grace B in 10U2 Physics for great isolation work.

Mrs Hughes would like to nominate the following students for their commitment to Chemistry lessons – Erin B, Jack B, Katy J, Zita M and Matilda T.

Mr Mitchell would like to nominate Joe H (10H1) – for a great Year 10 exam result and consistently high performance all year.

And also, Evie R (10H1) – for great performance and improvement throughout the year in Physics.

Well done!

English Stars

English department student of the week nominations go to:

Y 9 Layla M, Oliver H-P, Maddy T, Lennon E, Logan C, Susie C, Ciaran M, Krishan K (for conquering his fear)


Y10 Alfie H, Sadie O, Livvy E, Josh W (all for excellent engagement in Live Lessons), Lucy O, Lewis B, Lily C


Y12 Victoria M, Jess L

Celebrating your success

While we’re still not back to having full assemblies, the head of house are looking forward to seeing their forms on the last day, and we’ll be running through some of the fantastic achievements you’ve made this year and giving the prize draw vouchers as well. Technology permitting, there will be a link to the assembly presentation in the final newsletter of the term.

Career of the week

I am going to start sharing a video for career of the week using a great channel on You tube called My Path – this week the career in focus is Actuary. Link below:

Job title:Actuarial analyst Actuaries work with companies and government departments, to help them forecast long-term financial costs and investment risks. In this role you could: analyse statisticsforecast financestest financial optionsassess risksuse computers to build mathematical and statistical modelswrite reports and presentationsexplain findings to managers, government ministers or business clients
Entry requirements:University You can get into this job by doing a degree and then joining a graduate actuarial training scheme. Most employers will look for a degree with a high level of mathematical skills. For example: maths and statistics actuarial science economics physics chemistry engineering accounting A course with a placement year or a summer internship will give you valuable experience and an advantage when you apply for work. You could take a postgraduate degree in actuarial science that may allow you to qualify as an actuary in a shorter time. Some actuarial companies may offer sponsorship for postgraduate courses. Entry requirements You’ll usually need: 2 or 3 A levels, or equivalent, including maths Apprenticeship You may be able to start by completing an actuarial technician higher apprenticeship or actuary degree apprenticeship. 4 or 5 GCSEs at grades 9 to 4 (A* to C) and A levels, or equivalent, for a higher or degree apprenticeship
Skills required:maths knowledge analytical thinking skills to be thorough and pay attention to detail knowledge of economics and accounting the ability to think clearly using logic and reasoning the ability to use your judgement and make decisions ambition and a desire to succeed thinking and reasoning skills to be able to use a computer and the main software packages confidently
What you’ll earn:£25000 – £70,000

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July 2nd 2021

TAHS Weekly Newsletter. 

Year 12 Graduation Thursday 15th of July 2021 via Zoom

We are delighted to share with you that this year as part of the year 12 to year 13 transition we will be still be holding our year 12 to 13 graduation ceremony, but will be delivering it via Zoom on Thursday the 15th of July for all year 12 students during their scheduled skills session

Alongside presenting graduation certificates, we will formally welcome our Senior Prefect Team for 2021-2022 to their new and prestigious roles; whilst recognising both progress and attainment in all Sixth Form subject areas, and acknowledging high levels of attendance.

The purpose the graduation is to celebrate the success of year 12 students who have met the 2021 graduation criteria, as outlined below:

·         Attendance to lessons and skills sessions.

·         Mock Examination Results.

·         Subject Teacher recommendation.

Once we have collated the information above, the Sixth Form Team will write to students and their parent(s)/carer(s) to indicate whether students have met the graduation criteria and therefore will be invited to graduate on the 15th of July. If a student is not graduating at this time, clear reasons will be given as to why.

For those not graduating on the 15th of July, a personalised support plan will be created and will be overseen by a member of the Sixth Form team so that all year 12 students can graduate by the end of September 2021.

If you have any questions about the year 12 graduation, please do not hesitate to get in touch via email: sixthform@tahs.org.uk or by calling the Sixth Form on (01889) 561820.

SIXTH FORM DEBATING TEAM

From September, we would like to offer Sixth Form students the opportunity to learn some debating skills.  This is a great way to develop your literacy, confidence and skills for life which will look great on any CV or personal statement.  We will focus on the parliamentary style of debate such as tabling a motion, being on the proposition or opposition side, how to offer a point of information and how a formal debate is structured.  If you are interested or have any questions, please email bell@tahs.net.

YEAR 12 YOUNG LEADERS IN SERVICE AWARD

We are continuing to offer the internationally recognised Lions Young Leaders In Service Award.  Any unpaid community service counts eg mowing the lawn for a neighbour, coaching another student in their studies, sports coaching, brownies and guides, shopping for others etc.  Awards are given from 25 hours per year for bronze up to 100 hours per year for gold.  Please see Mrs Bell for a log sheet or contact bell@tahs.net.

LIONS VOLUNTEERING OPPORTUNITY

Uttoxeter Lions are hoping to hold a litter picking event in the town (or any other local area).  If you would be interested in leading this project, please see Mrs Bell or email bell@tahs.net.  This can count towards your YLIS award and would be excellent evidence for leadership for personal statements and job applications.

YEAR 12 GCSE CERTIFICATES

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

COVID-19 Test Kits

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

YEAR 13 Prom update

Please see below message from Senior Prefects and school.

Due to the increasing case numbers and the uncertainty of whether the restrictions will be lifted on July 19th, it’s been decided that the Year 13 Sixth Form Prom has to be postponed. 

The new date will be the 11th of August which is the day after results day. We understand that there will be some people who are disappointed by this decision and that some people may no longer be able to come however we feel this is the best decision for the year group as well as the wider community as it will hopefully mean cases will have reduced and there will be more time for restrictions to be lifted. 

Because of the delay, we have decided to extend the deadline to buy tickets to July 9th. Additionally, anyone who has already bought a ticket and can now no longer will be able to get a full refund for their ticket. To do this you will need to email Mrs Walton by July 9th and your refund will be able to be processed. 

The event itself will remain the same, taking place at the Moat House with a 3 course meal.  We will be sending out a form for you to let us know of any dietary requirements as well as who you would like to sit with during the meal in the coming weeks. 

Year 11 Laptop Return

Please can any YEAR 11 pupils who have been loaned a laptop return it to the school office as soon as possible.

PE Update

For students isolating, please continue to keep active. Aim for 60 mins a day, see Core PE Team on Teams for some ideas.

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


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


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

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

English Stars

English department student of the week nominations go to:

Year 9 Millie W, Myles B, Cicely H, Reggie W


Year 10 Jake L, Tom Y; the whole of 10H1 for your excellent engagement in Miss Cann’s live lesson, the quality of discussion in your break out groups and your excellent engagement with the tasks; well done!

Anthony Y, Edward F & Neve R for amazing contributions in live lesson with Miss Beevor.

Year 12 Rob F, Lucy S

If you’re under 18 and a nude image or video of you has been shared online, you can report it and to be removed from the internet. You’ll need to:

  • Select your age and follow the steps below.
  • Create a Childline account so  you can send you updates on your report. 
  • Report your image or video to the Internet Watch Foundation (IWF). The IWF, a UK charity, are there to help remove nude images of under 18s posted online.

Once IWF has confirmed a nude image is against the law and can be removed from the internet they give it a digital fingerprint, called a hash. The hash can be used to find the image online even if it has been cropped or slightly changed, and the image can then be removed.

IWF keep a copy of the hash so that if the image is uploaded to the internet again it can be quickly removed and, in some cases, stop it even appearing online at all.

https://www.childline.org.uk/info-advice/bullying-abuse-safety/online-mobile-safety/remove-nude-image-shared-online/

Future Intentions is now on Twitter! Give our account a follow to be kept up to date with career related opportunities for your child. Search for @FutureTahs

Upcoming Opportunities

Careers at Sea with Engineering Officer CadetsParents webinar

Date: 13 July 2021, 1530-1630 – Chair: Rachel Gurnett, Careers at Sea/MNTB

Careers at Sea is here to promote the many career opportunities in the Merchant Navy, from cadet to captain, apprentice to Chief Engineer and so many more.
 
In this session, we speak to officer cadets from engineering officer training routes and one of our Careers at Sea Ambassadors. You will hear about their experiences both in nautical college and onboard ship, as well as why they chose the Merchant Navy and their engineering route.
 
This webinar is aimed at Careers Advisors and Parents seeking more information about these opportunities. We are unable to accommodate under 18’s in this webinar without supervision. Recordings will be provided, which you are free to play for your students after the event itself.

13 July 2021 | Careers at Sea with Engineering Officer Cadets Tickets, Tue 13 Jul 2021 at 15:30 | Eventbrite

STEP IN, STEP UP – FOUNDATIONS IN FINANCE: APPLY NOW – Year 12 into 13 opportunity – 31st August – 3rd September.

Step In, Step Up – Foundations In Finance is Morgan Stanley’s development programme, aimed at kick-starting the careers of Year 13 students and supporting social mobility. We’re striving to identify undiscovered talented individuals from diverse and underrepresented backgrounds who are keen to learn about our industry and release their potential. Applicants don’t need any experience, just a passion and eagerness to learn about the world of Finance. 

Through a 4 day program of workshops, students will gain insights into a number of different areas, including Technology, Investment Banking, Global Capital Markets and Sales, Trading & Research. Students will have the opportunity to delve into our culture and quiz employees through mentoring, networking, technical and professional skills training and panel sessions.


(Programme will be hosted either virtually or in our offices, this will bedetermined closer to thetime dependent on theCOVID-19 Pandemic). To apply for the opportunity, click on the link – https://successatschool.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=2c038531b25876a2c7c9cf8b1&id=135eab384e&e=884481cdf9

Royal Agricultural University – Outreach Opportunity

We are excited to announce that applications are now open for Discover RAU Y12 residential summer school (17-19th August 2021) and Y10 University Experience Day (25th August 2021). More information about both of these events is available on our website following the links below. We understand how frustrated your students must feel not being able to visit universities this year or attend many in person events, and so we are keen to offer them this opportunity. Please share these events with your students:

 Discover RAU Y12 Residential Summer School: https://www.rau.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/open-days/discover-rau

Y10 University Experience Day: https://www.rau.ac.uk/year-10-summer-residential-course

Career of the week

Job title:Oceanographer An Oceanographer studies the seas and Oceans. In your day-to-day tasks you may: plan and carry out research expeditions manage a research project or lead a team prepare scientific equipment design experiments to test your ideas use equipment to collect samples and data track changes in the environment use computers to produce models like maps of the ocean floor write reports of your research findings publish and present your findings in education you may give lectures and lead students on field trips
Entry requirements:You can study for a degree in oceanography or a related subject, like: ocean science geology biology chemistry environmental science Employers are increasingly looking for postgraduate qualifications, like a master’s or PhD. They also value experience of working in marine science or oceanography research. You can get experience through: studying for a degree that includes a year in industry with a research organisation a placement or internship in a laboratory or marine research centre   You can find marine companies and research organisations through the Society for Underwater Technology. Entry requirements 5 GCSEs at grades 9 to 4 (A* to C), or equivalent, including English, maths and science 3 A levels, or equivalent, including at least 1 science a degree in a relevant subject for postgraduate study
Skills required:You’ll need: knowledge of geography maths knowledge knowledge of sociology and anthropology for understanding society and culture excellent written communication skills knowledge of computer operating systems, hardware and software analytical thinking skills knowledge of teaching and the ability to design courses to be thorough and pay attention to detail to have a thorough understanding of computer systems and applications
What you’ll earn:£14000 – £60000
Working hours, patterns and environment:You could work in an office or in a laboratory. Your working environment may be outdoors some of the time and you’ll travel often. You may need to wear safety clothing and use safety equipment.
Career path and progression:You could further your career by taking courses through the Marine Technology Education Consortium, or by networking at events run by the Society for Underwater Technology or the Challenger Society for Marine Science. You could take a PhD through an initiative like the Southampton Partnership for Innovative Training of Future Investigators Researching the Environment (SPITFIRE).

Information sourced directly from – Oceanographer | Explore careers | National Careers Service

Find out more by from people within the profession Oceanographer: Max Campbell | Prospects.ac.uk, Oceanographic research technician: Claire Medley | Prospects.ac.uk

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June 25th 2021

TAHS Weekly Newsletter. 

SIXTH FORM TRANSITION

The three weeks of transition lessons have now come to an end.

We have been very impressed with how students have embraced the opportunity for transition and hope that they now feel in a better position and more prepared for Sixth Form.

We have received some very positive feedback from teachers.

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

YEAR 12 UCAS REGISTRATION

Year 12 students, be on the lookout next week as Mrs Dodd will be              sending out information on how to register for UCAS.

YEAR 12 YOUNG LEADERS IN SERVICE AWARD

We are continuing to offer the internationally recognised Lions Young Leaders In Service Award.  Any unpaid community service counts eg mowing the lawn for a neighbour, coaching another student in their studies, sports coaching, brownies and guides, shopping for others etc.  Awards are given from 25 hours per year for bronze up to 100 hours per year for gold.  Please see Mrs Bell for a log sheet or contact bell@tahs.net.

LIONS VOLUNTEERING OPPORTUNITY

Uttoxeter Lions are hoping to hold a litter picking event in the town (or any other local area).  If you would be interested in leading this project, please see Mrs Bell or email bell@tahs.net.  This can count towards your YLIS award and would be excellent evidence for leadership for personal statements and job applications.

Calling All Creative Minds

Writing To Reflect

Enter now for your chance to win a programme place and tablet!

At InvestIN, we want to finish the school year on a high by taking a moment to reflect on

what we have gained this year, rather than what we have lost.

To celebrate National Writing Day, we’re calling on students aged 12-18 to enter our ‘Writing to Reflect’ competition. We’re looking for positive, thoughtful submissions detailing a skill or life lesson you have learnt outside the classroom and how you think it will benefit your future.

Shortlisted entries will be judged by a professional writer and the winner will receive an Amazon Fire Tablet and a place on one of our ‘Live Online’ weekend programmes! For every entry, we’ll make a donation to UNICEF, whose life-changing work helps children across  the world access education.

The deadline for entries is Friday 6th August and must be no more than 250 words. Enter now for your chance to win!

YEAR 12 GCSE CERTIFICATES

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

COVID-19 Test Kits

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

Year 13 – Gofundme

Can you help support our Year 13 students.

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

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

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

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

Thank you for helping us achieve our goal!

Well Done Frankie

Congratulations to Frankie G (Y10) who got a commendation at the Support Staffordshire Volunteer of the Year Awards.

 
For her volunteering at the community Center which she did before COVID but did a lot more during lockdown helping with food bank, activity packages for children, helped out at holiday hunger days.

Aspiring Medics in Year 11

There is a free online event for year 11s and soon-to-be 12s who are just starting to think about applying to medical school. This is primarily aimed at year 11s who will be starting A-levels (or equivalent) in September 2021. It will involve Doctors and current medical students covering the application timeline, work experience, entrance exams and everything they need to hit the ground running in September. An event timetable can be found on the Google registration link below.


Event name: Medicine Application Timeline – Getting Ready
Location: Online
Date: 21st August 2021
Ages: Current year 11 (going into year 12 in September)

This is a FREE event and booked on a first come first serve basis.

Google registration link: https://forms.gle/Dud254nM1dozd3uF7

PE Update

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


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


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

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

English Stars

English department student of the week nominations go to:


Year 9 9HB – the entire class for doing amazing presentations and listening respectfully/ asking thoughtful questions when it wasn’t their turn to present

Year 10 Ryan B, Shannon B, Tyler R, Jason A, Lucy B, Hannah W, Flo W, Chloe K, Amy-Lee J, Jack T, Chloe S, Jake L, Callum G


Year 11 Freya S, Alyssa W, Erin H, May C, Evie N


Year 12 Katie G


Amber C for showing resilience


Congratulations to everyone nominated by their teachers!

Dementia Awareness & First Aid in Health & Social Care

Our Health & Social care transition group had some great vocational experiences this week with a Dementia Awareness course aimed at promoting our knowledge of all kinds of dementia. All students passed the course and were awarded a badge as they became ‘Dementia Friends’. We have also been learning the skills for CPR in emergency situations and using practice AED devices to watch defibrillation in practice. 


Coming soon ….. Our year 12 students are visiting Staffordshire University Centre of Clinical Excellence on 14th July. 

Apprenticeship Opportunities

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

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

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

In addition I have also uploaded a parents information video on apprenticeships on the following link: Thomas Alleyne’s High School – Information for Parents (thomasalleynes.uk)

Career of the week

This week I listened to an interview with a 17-year-old apprentice blacksmith who was just starting out in his training. They were discussing whether with an 8.6% contraction in jobs in this sector whether it was worth training in this profession. The boy was really enjoying his training and his employers had plenty of work coming in. The profession is still needed even though demand is far less than it used to be, but with over half of the current workforce set to retire before 2027 there will be opportunities for new recruits to fill the gap.

I have included some information below and also some links to find out more.

Job title:Forge worker, artist blacksmith Blacksmiths work with different metals to make and repair decorative, industrial and everyday items. You could: sketch out new design plans or follow customer instructions heat metals to the right temperature in a forge or furnace shape metals with hand tools like hammers, punches and anvils create moulds for casting use power tools, like drills, lathes and hydraulic presses join metal parts together using riveting and welding methods apply finishes
Entry requirements:University You can do a degree course in artist blacksmithing at university. You’ll need a portfolio of your work and creative ideas for course interviews. Entry requirements a foundation diploma in art and design 2 to 3 A levels, or equivalent, for a degree College You could take an introductory college course in working with metal before looking for a trainee position with a blacksmith. You could also take a Level 2 in Diploma in Blacksmithing and Metalworking though this is only available in a small number of places. There is a Level 3 Diploma in Fabrication and Welding, which may lead you into industrial blacksmith work. A course in general metalwork or art and design may also give you an advantage when looking for a job. Entry requirements 2 or more GCSEs at grades 9 to 3 (A* to D), or equivalent, for a level 2 course 4 or 5 GCSEs at grades 9 to 4 (A* to C), or equivalent, for a level 3 course   Apprenticeship Level 3 Blacksmith Level 2 General welder Level 3 Plate or Pipe welder You may be able to use industrial welding experience to find a trainee blacksmith job with a specialist metalwork company. Entry requirements some GCSEs, usually including English and maths, or equivalent, for an intermediate apprenticeship 5 GCSEs at grades 9 to 4 (A* to C), or equivalent, including English and maths, for an advanced apprenticeship  
Skills required:You’ll need: to be thorough and pay attention to detail design skills and knowledge the ability to work well with your hands thinking and reasoning skills physical skills like movement, coordination and dexterity the ability to use your initiative the ability to accept criticism and work well under pressure to be flexible and open to change to be able to carry out basic tasks on a computer or hand-held device
What you’ll earn:£15000 – £30,000
Working hours, patterns and environment:Shift work, potentially self-employed or Freelance. You could work as an assistant to an experienced blacksmith and learn the craft on the job. Experience in metalwork and technical drawing can be useful for this career. You could work in a factory, in a workshop or in a foundry workshop. Your working environment may be physically demanding, hot and noisy. You may need to wear protective clothing.
Career path and progression:As an experienced artist blacksmith you could set up your own gallery. You could also teach craft skills. As an industrial blacksmith, you could move into workshop management. You could also train to become a design engineer.

https://careertrend.com/the-average-salary-of-blacksmiths-13655253.html

https://www.bandjblacksmiths.com/

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June 18th 2021

TAHS Weekly Newsletter. 

YEAR 12 UNIFROG

Reminder Yr 12 students should all be accessing Unifrog. If any students are having difficulty logging in, please email sixthform@tahs.org.uk for support.

Unifrog is a one-stop-shop where students can easily explore their interests, then find and successfully apply for their next best step after school. It can help students with exploring what subjects they would be interested in studying Post 18 and how these choices can lead to different career paths and further education.

Discover and sign up to online courses in areas that are of interest.

Explore how to successfully apply to an apprenticeship or university course, including universities abroad.

Support with writing a CV and Cover Letter.

Record key activities, MOOC’s and achievements to help support their application.

YEAR 12 PERSONAL STATEMENTS

Students should all have started their personal statements and be working on these ready to give drafts to form tutors and academic tutors as soon as possible.  Please see the Sixth Form team or your academic tutors if you require further support. 

The Teams document ‘distance learning – acing your personal statement’ gives a useful structure and advice.  Mr Robinson-White has also uploaded a whole host of personal statement information on this link:  bit.ly/tahs6thF and this is also available on our Twitter page. 

Students not planning to go to university should also complete these tasks as they will form a useful CV or supporting documents for apprenticeships/employment.

Sixth Form Transition Careers drop-in sessions.

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

YEAR 12 YOUNG LEADERS IN SERVICE AWARD

We are continuing to offer the internationally recognised Lions Young Leaders In Service Award.  Any unpaid community service counts eg mowing the lawn for a neighbour, coaching another student in their studies, sports coaching, brownies and guides, shopping for others etc.  Awards are given from 25 hours per year for bronze up to 100 hours per year for gold.  Please see Mrs Bell for a log sheet or contact bell@tahs.net.

LIONS VOLUNTEERING OPPORTUNITY

Uttoxeter Lions are hoping to hold a litter picking event in the town (or any other local area).  If you would be interested in leading this project, please see Mrs Bell or email bell@tahs.net.  This can count towards your YLIS award and would be excellent evidence for leadership for personal statements and job applications.

YEAR 12 GCSE CERTIFICATES

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

COVID-19 Test Kits

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

Year 13 – Gofundme

Can you help support our Year 13 students.

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

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

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

If you would like to support us you can make a donation on our gofundme page by clicking on the link :

https://gofund.me/aadc3a6b

Thank you for helping us achieve our goal!

Year 10 & 12 Exams

Year 10 and Year 12 Exams are starting next week. These exams will help teachers to support students with areas they are less confident with and personalise next steps to support progress . In addition to the ‘how to revise’ card shared previously on INSIGHT – please have a look at  ways you can support your child in preparing for their exams and reasonably help them to manage workload.

The link below will give you access to helpful resources and ideas based on research evidence: What Are the Best Ways to Revise? | InnerDrive Guides 

Please get in touch with us if you require any help and support. 

Year 9 End of Year Maths Assessment

The final maths assessment for Year 9 will take place W/C 28th June. There are two 50 min papers, one non-calc and one calc. They will be completed in classrooms during normal lessons. The assessments cover all of the topics from all of Year 9.


Students will need the following equipment: black pen, pencil, ruler, rubber and also a calculator for the second assessment

Health & Social Care get into the labs!


Our year 11 transition students have been undergoing a programme of activities over the last 2 weeks, to introduce them to the variety of topics that we study in BTEC Health & Social Care. So far we have completed Health Promotion projects, looked at student well-being, and activities to support vulnerable people in Care Settings.

Yesterday, we carried out rat dissections to support our Anatomy & Physiology exam unit. We were able to dissect the major organs of the respiratory system and digestive system as well as learning safe laboratory techniques. We continue the programme next week with a Dementia Care advisor coming in to talk to the group and completing some practical first aid training. A valuable and interesting start to this course.

PE Update

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


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


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

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

Science News

Students in 10U2 turned up the heat with their practical investigation skills this week. Together, we investigated the different chemicals used to create different colours in fireworks. The students worked safely and methodically to determine the metal ion present in an unknown compound and saw some fantastic displays of flame tests along the way. They even got the chance to see a full-scale demonstration of dancing firework flames! Well done 10U2! 

This week’s Science Students of the Week are:

Year 10

Mrs Dykes would like to nominate Spencer D and Neve R (10H5) for great work during physics revision.

Miss Thorley would like to nominate Fletcher K (10O1), Jason A (10O1) and Jed F (10E1) for their fantastic approach to practical investigations this week.

Year 12

Mr Crum would like to nominate Caitlyn J (12A), Callum P (12E), Alex P (12B), Eleanor W (12C) and Caitlyn W (12B) – all for getting their Applied Science coursework in on time for the interim deadline.

Well done!

English Stars

English students of the week are:


Year 9 Ella H, Tom B, Elizabeth W, Bella R


Year 10 Zita M, Jake L, Megan L and both Mrs Peers’ year ten classes for excellent commitment and perseverance in their preparations for their assessment weeks


Year 11 Freya S, Erin H


Year 12 Victoria M

Well Done D of E


It’s been a funny old pandemic. The numerous lockdowns have meant that for many of us we have spent far too much time wearing pyjamas and eating our bodyweight in biscuits whilst staring at screens for endless hours. Routines were shattered, motivation was sometimes a scarce commodity and our mental and physical strength has been put under strain.

Against this backdrop, some went above and beyond: This year our Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme candidates managed to accrue 676 hours of voluntary hours, equating to a social value of £3075.80. A highly creditable number, made even more so with the additional challenges wrought by Covid-19. The young people volunteered for a diverse range of activities: raising money for charities; animal welfare; coaching younger children in sports and youth organisations; supporting elderly and vulnerable people both with practical needs and with companionship and company.

At the end of all this the candidates will, along with their other completed sections, have earned a D of E award at Bronze, Silver or Gold level. More importantly they will have learned a lot about themselves along the way and their community will be a much better place for all their hard work.

Music News

Please see Mrs Todd in the music department if you are interested in having instrumental lessons in school.  There are a few taster lessons available in the next few weeks before they fully start again in September.

After school music clubs continue to meet and anyone is welcome to join their year group bubble. Please see Mrs Todd for further details;

Tuesday; Year 10 bubble music group
Wednesday and Thursday; year 12 bubble music group
Friday; Year 9 bubble music group

Please see Mrs Todd if you are interested in creating an end of term music performance!!

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Career of the week

With Euro 2020 (21) in full swing – I thought it might be interesting to look at Careers in the Football industry this week.

Nearly 450,000 people are employed in sport across the UK, with 100,000 full time employees employed in football alone. The premier league adds just over £2.4 Billion to the UK Economy each year and possible careers include sports coaches, instructors, dieticians, broadcasters, events and finance managers to name just a few!

In the images below you can see some of the key statistics for the industry as well as the different career paths. There are also some links for you to do some further research into the roles yourself 😊

For more information on courses and routes into football careers click on the links below:

https://www.ucfb.ac.uk/your-career/careers-in-football-and-sport/

https://jobsinfootball.com/football-career-paths/

https://www.womeninfootball.co.uk/

https://www.ljmu.ac.uk/study/courses/undergraduates/2021/science-and-football

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June 11th 2021

TAHS Weekly Newsletter. 

Sixth Form Transition Lessons 2021.

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

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

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

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

FUTURE INTENTIONS YEAR 12

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

YEAR 12 REVISION

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

YEAR 12 PERSONAL STATEMENTS

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

YEAR 12 GCSE CERTIFICATES

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

COVID-19 Test Kits

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

Year 13 – Gofundme

Can you help support our Year 13 students.

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

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

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

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

Thank you for helping us achieve our goal!

Donations of Outgoing Year 11 Uniform


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

PE Update

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


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


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

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


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

Science News

This week’s Science Students of the Week are:

Year 9

Miss Lowson would like to nominate:

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

Paulina G – 9W1 – for excellent engagement. 

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

Year 10

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

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

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

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

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

Year 12

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

Well done!

English Stars

Students of the week for English this week are:

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

Year 10 Eliza K

Year 11 Henry W

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

Animal Care


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


Volunteering at Burton Hospital

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

What’s Involved

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

What Is Expected Of You

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

What You Will Get In Return

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

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

Apprenticeship Opportunities

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Career of the week

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

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

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May 28th 2021

TAHS Weekly Newsletter. 

Year 13 Leavers

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

Good Luck Class of 2021 from the Sixth Form Team

SIXTH FORM TUTOR ACTIVITY PROGRAMME

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

Sixth Form Transition Lessons 2021.

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

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

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

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

Reminder to Year 12

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

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

FUND RAISING OPPORTUNITY

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

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

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

Year 13 – Gofundme

Can you help support our Year 13 students.

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

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

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

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

Thank you for helping us achieve our goal!

YEAR 12 GCSE CERTIFICATES

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

COVID-19 Test Kits

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

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

PE Update 

PE – Update

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


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


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

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


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


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

Volunteering Opportunity at Burton Hospital

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

What’s Involved

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

What Is Expected Of You

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

What You Will Get In Return

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

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

Science News

This week’s Science Students of the Week are:

Year 9

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

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

Year 10

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

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

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

Well done!

English Stars

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


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


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

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

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

Year 9 & 10 ICT

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

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

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

Remember you need 50 points in each section.

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

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

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

Consent Forms

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

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

https://forms.gle/ps9n4Lz1DMZxt49e9

Data Collection Sheets

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

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

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

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

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

Maths – Year 10

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

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

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

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

Springpod Virtual Work Experience Opportunities

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

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

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

Career of the week

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

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May 21st 2021

TAHS Weekly Newsletter. 

Sixth Form Tip of the Week from Mrs Dodd

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

Sixth Form Transition Lessons 2021.

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

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

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

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

Reminder to Year 12

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

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

Eco Schools Award

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

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

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

FUND RAISING OPPORTUNITY

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

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

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

Year 13 – Gofundme

Can you help support our Year 13 students.

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

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

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

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

Thank you for helping us achieve our goal!

YEAR 13 LEAVERS JUMPERS

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

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

YEAR 12 GCSE CERTIFICATES

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

COVID-19 Test Kits

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

What’s coming up for students

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

– Tuesday 18 May @ 18:00


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

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


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

– Tuesday 25 May @ 17:00


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

– Wednesday 26 May @ 17:00

PE Update 

PE – Update

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


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


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

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


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


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

Science News

This week’s Science Students of the Week are:

Year 9

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

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

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

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

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

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

Year 10

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

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

Year 11

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

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

Year 12

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

Well done!

English Stars

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

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


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


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


Year 12: Martha M

Year 9 & 10 ICT

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

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

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

Remember you need 50 points in each section.

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

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

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

Torrance News

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

9T1
Bronze (30+ achievement points)

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

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

9T2
Bronze (30+ achievement points)

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

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

Gold (90+ achievement points)
Georgie S

10T1
Bronze (30+ achievement points)

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

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

Gold (90+ achievement points)
Ben L.

10T2
Bronze (30+ achievement points)

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

Silver (60+ achievement points)
Charlie A.

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

Miss Keeling

Consent Forms

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

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

https://forms.gle/ps9n4Lz1DMZxt49e9

Data Collection Sheets

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

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

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

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

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

LEARNING SUPPORT EVENING YEAR 8 – YEAR 9.


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

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

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

National Numeracy Day 19th May

Happy #NationalNumeracyDay everyone!


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

Information from Staffs Police

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

Springpod Virtual Work Experience Opportunities

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

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

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

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

Engineering Work Experience | Springpod

Finance Work Experience | Springpod

Journalism Work Experience | Springpod

Marketing Work Experience | Springpod

Law Work Experience | Springpod

Graphic Design Work Experience | Springpod

Veterinary Work Experience | Springpod

Fashion Work Experience | Springpod

Technology Work Experience | Springpod

Dentistry Work Experience | Springpod

TV and Film Work Experience | Springpod

Business Management Work Experience | Springpod

Charity Work Experience | Springpod

Psychology Work Experience | Springpod

Healthcare and Support Work Experience | Springpod

Allied Health Professional On-Demand Work Experience | Springpod

Career of the week

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

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

Apprenticeship Opportunities

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

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

Job title:                              Apprentice Plant Maintenance Technician

Department:                      Workshop

Responsible to:   Workshop Manager

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

Job Type:                             Full Time

Salary:                                 Applicable National Minimum Wage            

Job summary

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

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

Role and responsibilities

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

Qualifications and education requirements

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

Behavioural skills required

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

Additional notes

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

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

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

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May 14th 2021

TAHS Weekly Newsletter. 

 

SIXTH FORM SKILLS SESSION

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


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

Year 12

Focus will be personal statement writing

Year 13

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


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


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

Year 13 – Gofundme

Can you help support our Year 13 students.

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

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

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

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

Thank you for helping us achieve our goal!

YEAR 13 LEAVERS JUMPERS

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

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

YEAR 12 GCSE CERTIFICATES

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

COVID-19 Test Kits

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

We’re talking mental health

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

Year 11 Opportunities

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

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


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

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

PE Update 

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


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


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

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


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


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

Science News

This week’s Science Students of the Week are:

Year 9

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

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

Year 10

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

Year 11

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

Year 13

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

Well done to all of this week’s students!

History

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

Year 11 ‘Prom’ – Thursday 8th July 2021


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

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

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

English Stars

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


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

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

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

Year 12 Jess L

Year 13 Maddie A

Y11 ICT & CS Enrichment

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

Springpod Virtual Work Experience Opportunities

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

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

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

Engineering Work Experience | Springpod

Finance Work Experience | Springpod

Journalism Work Experience | Springpod

Marketing Work Experience | Springpod

Law Work Experience | Springpod

Graphic Design Work Experience | Springpod

Veterinary Work Experience | Springpod

Fashion Work Experience | Springpod

Technology Work Experience | Springpod

Dentistry Work Experience | Springpod

TV and Film Work Experience | Springpod

Business Management Work Experience | Springpod

Charity Work Experience | Springpod

Psychology Work Experience | Springpod

Healthcare and Support Work Experience | Springpod

Allied Health Professional On-Demand Work Experience | Springpod

Career of the week

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

Current opportunities

Gardening Apprentice Calke Abbey –

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

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