Week Commencing 26th June

Your PTFA needs you!

We need your unwanted gifts

This year you have helped the PTFA donate £2,835 to different department in school. Donations have been made to the Science Department for books; the English Department for an Exampro; the History Department for books; the Childrens’ School Council for Carpet in Keeling House and an outside tap among many others.

So we can keep on raising money we are holding a raffle over the Summer term and we’re asking for donations.  If you have anything you could send in as prizes, could you please let the Office have them by the 5th July.

thank you

Thought of the Week

Assemblies w/b 3rd July
There will be a Year 9 assembly on Thursday and a Year 10 assembly on Friday. Both assemblies will be led by Mrs Rudge and Mr Wright on the theme of Tolerance
Thoughts for the Week
Tolerance is the oil which takes the friction out of life. Wilbert E. Scheer
The test of courage comes when we are in the minority. The test of tolerance comes when we are in the majority. Ralph W. Sockman

Head Teachers Blog

Next week the Art Department will be holding their annual Art Exhibition. I have the privilege of being able to pop into the Art department throughout the year and am always stunned by the work the students produce. The Art department have brought all the work together to create a very special show for us.

We would like to invite all parents of our partner schools to the exhibition. If your son or daughter is in year 9 and opting for art next year please make sure they join us. I know they will be inspired by what they see!

Please see more details later in the newsletter.

On a more difficult note, as part of our Health and Safety procedures, we will be speaking to students in assemblies on Thursday and Friday about our plans if we ever needed to evacuate the school site. If you or your sons or daughters have any questions please let us know.

Snapchat Upgrade

Does your child use Snapchat? Are you aware of the latest upgrade whereby your child’s location can be made available to all? This article will be of great interest to you:

BBC News Article on Snapchat Upgrade

Safeguarding Reminder

​Please remind your son or daughter that students in Years 9 – 11 ​are not​ allowed to leave school during school hours unless collected by an adult such as a parent who is doing so for a valid reason. They should report to the office to do this.

Changes to GCSEs

We realise that parents will wish to know as much as possible about the changes in GCSE measures. Please see the leaflet below which gives further information.

.Gov Leaflet

Art Dept- Where are they now?

It’s always great to see past students come back to catch up with their teachers especially when their time at TAHS inspired them into a fulfilling career.

Past student Ella Kasperowicz left TAHS 3 years ago after securing 3 x A* at A level in Maths, Applied art & Photography. She gained a prestigious First Class BA Hons degree in Illustration from Falmouth University and has been fully immersed in developing her own unique style.

Her work incorporates her own quirky humour often based on comic observations of the world/ her own thoughts and anecdotes (see image of ‘fret- a- manger’ about an incident in New York). She has and a strong use of colour and innovate print techniques- one Mrs Derby and Mrs Cornell were astonished to see was a colour changing screen print on a page design for a version of Roald Dahl’s George’s Marvellous Medicine (see image). You can really imagine this having positive implications for children’s book publishing.
During her degree, Ella has returned to New York (her first trip was in the 6th form on an Art visit!), and spent some time building up contacts from publishers and is soon to be featured in New Designers (a trade fair for designers) in London. We wish Ella and all our other fantastically talented and hard working past students all the best forging out such interesting and exciting careers!

If you want to see our Art & Photography Students work before they leave us for exciting adventures in further education, training or employment, please come and visit the Art Exhibition this Thursday 6th July 5:30-7:30pm.

art ex

6th form

This week our Year 12 students have been given resources on their personal statements and how they should approach it. Mr Robinson-White has sent these to the students on insight. If you look on the UCAS website there are lots of hints and tips to help your child and also help you.
From Tuesday of next week, the Year 12 curriculum will be collapsed and all students will be participating in ‘Future Intentions’ activities. This is where we provide all the year with knowledge and insight to help them prepare for Post-18 (university, apprenticeship or work). We have arranged for guest speakers to talk to them about finance, not just student finance but also about mortgages and credits cards as we feel that it is beneficial for them to learn about loans and credit cards at this age.
We have a ‘Spelling Bee’ competition, where a member from each form will be playing to win the coveted Bee trophy.


As well as this we have sent letters home to invite all parents of Year 12 students to an informative evening where will be explaining student finances to you and also introducing Unifrog, a brand new platform that we have purchased especially for our Sixth Form.
unifrog letter

Sports Week

Key Stage 1 Team Games

On Tuesday the Uttoxeter pyramid first schools, were invited to Thomas Alleynes astro to take part in a range of team activities led by our young leaders, Burton Albion and The East Staffordshire School Games Organiser. Photos and full report to follow next week.

Ryecroft Swimming Gala

On Wednesday Ryecroft Middle school traveled to us for their house swimming gala. This provided a great opportunity for them to use our facilities and engage in competition. Due to their location it also increased the swimming provision for some students. Thanks To Jonathan Davis Yr12 BTEC sport student for acting as life guard.

House Cricket

Year 9 & 10 House Cricket will take place next week.

Monday P1 & 2 Whitmore v Torrance

Monday P3 & 4 Elkes v Orme

Tuesday P1 & 2 3rd place play off

Wedneday P1 & 2 Final

Whitmore- Joe Haywood
Torrance- Jack Bond
Elkes- Kieron Coates
Orme- Alfie Bednall

Teams are of 11 players and can include, year 9 and 10, boys and girls.

Science Students of the Week

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

Year 9
Alicia Coates and Timothy Campbell for good assessment scores

Year 10
Reece Heathcote and Emma-Jo Gilbert for consistently high achievement

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

Tom Cooper and Raeley Hall for hard work on their course work
Well done!

Languages Festival 7th July

Y9 have prepared activities on a visit to France and we are looking forward to welcoming our pyramid first schools on Friday.
Bon voyage​

School Walk 2017

The bi-annual school walk is fast approaching and all pupils will receive a letter and sponsor form during registration on Monday morning. For prior information the letter is attached below:


Don’t forget to check out the new careers page on tahsroundup.wordpress.com This week featuring a fantastic opportunity from Rolls Royce.

Direct Page Link


Follow the links to; School Website, Facebook, Twitter & our Online Shop

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