Dates for your diary
7/3/2018 Tim Benton Motivational Speaker
22/3/2018 Year 10 Parents Evening
Year 10 Future Intentions Day 2018:
This week sees the start of National Careers week and National Apprenticeship week and here at Thomas Alleyne’s we are engaging our year 10’s in a Future Intentions day on Monday as part of our CEIAG provision. The day will see our students tackling team-building challenges, attending employability skills workshops and catching up with ex-pupils in their journeys into the world of work. In addition, all students at our school will have the opportunity at break time to visit a purpose built roadshow bus where they can access information and seek guidance on all aspects of apprenticeships.
For more information about the activities our year 10 students will be undertaking please click here:.
For more information about national careers week, please visit the following link:http://nationalcareersweek.com
There are also a number of careers events running over the next few weeks, which may be of interest to our students. Keele and Cambridge universities are holding events for students wishing to experience life at a university in a short residential plus sessions in History, Economics and Medicine. There are also events at local colleges including taster sessions at Derby and an Apprenticeship Information evening. Please see the links in the careers section for details.
The themes for this half-term now moves onto more thought-provoking topics from PSHE.
Year 9 will be studying Diversity, looking into:
What is Diversity?
The History of Diversity in the UK
How Different Are We
How has Diversity Shaped Britain?
Year 10 will be studying Teenage Pregnancy, looking into:
Social Issue of Teenage Pregnancy
Exploring Social Issues
Year 11 will be studying Alcohol, looking into:
Short and Long-Term Consequences
Links Between Alcohol and Mental Health
If you have any thoughts or questions about these themes, please do not hesitate to contact your child’s form tutor or respective Head of House.
Year 11 Photographs
Anyone that has made a purchase for an individual student photograph should receive their order over the next few weeks. Please be patient as the orders do arrive into school sporadically, but it will be passed onto your child as soon as it is received. If you do not receive your order, or an update on it’s status, please contact the school directly.
We have also received sample order forms for the Year 11 Group Photograph that also took place before half-term. These are available to collect from Reception or from your child’s form tutor, and again we have a deadline of Friday 9th March to have orders submitted to the school to avoid postage and packaging charges (£4). There are many fantastic products available from Tempest on these order forms and also online. If you wish to ask any questions about this, please do not hesitate to contact Mr Hawthorne (Head of Torrance House).
Year 9 Options and Parents Evening
Please can students make sure that they check insight as staff will have set catch up work due to the fact that the poor weather has meant that the school has been closed. In addition all students in Years 9 to 11 have been set a task in which they are asked to access GCSE Pods covering the areas which they would have been taught on Thursday and Friday.
Year 12 – Business Live Trip
Last week 19 Business Students visited Disneyland Paris to attend the Business Live Conference where we enjoyed presentations from British Airways, Pret a Manger and Disney! The presentations were informative and allowed students to apply some of the theory they have learnt so far to real business contexts!
As well as the conference we spent some time in the theme park! Students also enjoyed dinner at the Buffalo Bill Wild West show and even got themselves involved!
The students were all a credit to the school and even at temperatures of less than -7 degrees we managed to have a good time!
Thank you to Mr Parkes and Mr Washbourne for supporting the trip!
Tim Benton Motivational Speaker
Online Safety Advice
Advice for parents and carers in starting conversations about on line safety can be found here…..
The latest interventions timetable is under the link below:
News from PE
This week’s Animal Care Students of the Week selected by Mr Gilson are:
Kieran Wild and Joe Porritt for all round commitment to the course.
This week’s Environmental Land Based Science Students of the Week also selected by Mr Gilson are:
Olivia Bennett and Chrystal Malelu for producing very good coursework above their target grade.
On Wednesday this week, Mrs Lyon and myself took 8 year 10 students to participate in the maths feast at DeFerrers High school. There were lots of challenges to complete in teams of 4. Both teams put in a fabulous performance and did the school proud. Many thanks to Mrs Lyon for taking us there and back safely.
Once again it was a pleasure to take our students out, we thoroughly enjoyed the afternoon.
School Report Day
Your Staffordshire Card
We have received the following information regarding Your Staffordshire Cards:….
From the 1st April 2018 there will be a change in the bus fare charges for holders of Your Staffordshire Card bus passes, which some pupils use to travel to and from school on local bus services at a set lower fare.
From the 1st April 2018 the fare for the under 16 Your Staffordshire Card holders is increasing to £1.30 in line with the fare for the 16 to 20 card holders.
Please could you advertise this increase in bus fares on your school web sites etc. Where possible there have already been e-mails sent to card holder applicants and the bus companies have been informed. Further information and details of how to obtain or renew a card can be found on the web-site yourstaffordshirecard.info
Please direct any queries from card holders and parents to the web site not to school transport.
Don’t forget to check out the new careers page on tahsroundup.wordpress.com
This week information on:
Medicine Taster Days @ Keele