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We are thrilled to be able to share with you that Thomas Alleyne’s High School has been selected to be a national teaching school. I would like to thank Mr Brunt and Mr Osborne-Town for their work on securing this status for the school.
Please see below a press release from the Department for Education:
The headteacher and staff at Thomas Alleyne’s High School part of the Uttoxeter Learning Trust, have been selected for top roles supporting schools in challenging circumstances and training new teachers.
Thomas Alleyne’s High School is one of over 40 schools that has been selected to become a national teaching school in the latest recruitment round, taking a leading role in recruiting and training new entrants to the profession.
Mrs Julie Rudge is one of more than 50 headteachers to be appointed to the role of national leader of education in the latest recruitment round
Introduced in 2011, teaching schools are excellent schools that work with partner schools in an alliance to provide high quality school-led initial teacher training and professional development opportunities for teachers at all stages of their career.
They raise standards through supporting other schools, especially those in challenging circumstances, and ensure that the most talented school leaders are spotted and supported to become successful headteachers.
Julie Rudge Headteacher said:
“It’s an incredible honour to receive this designation on behalf of Thomas Alleyne’s High School. Our commitment to securing the best quality of education for children in the Uttoxeter area is unwavering.
‘’We look forward to building on the work already in place within Uttoxeter Learning Trust to further develop teaching and learning, both across our trust and beyond.’’
Mr Brunt said:
“The designation of Thomas Alleyne’s as a Teaching School, is a wonderful recognition of the significant work that had been undertaken over the last four years to develop the quality of teaching and learning in the school.”
Alison Trenery Chair of governors said:
“The Governors are delighted to hear this news which is a tremendous achievement for a comprehensive school in a semi-rural area like Uttoxeter, and which is the result of the impressive progress made by Julie Rudge and her colleague staff in taking the school and the Uttoxeter Learning Trust forwards.’’
Lord Agnew, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for the School System, said:
“I’d like to congratulate Thomas Alleyne’s High School and Julie Rudge on being appointed as a teaching school and a national leader of education. They should be very proud of this achievement.
“Teaching schools and national leaders of education are supporting other schools, attracting and training the best new teachers and developing the next generation of leaders.”
Successful headteachers will be invited to attend a regional induction event.
GCSE Warm-up Sessions
Please see the attached Presentation with information about the Saturday Revision session 10-12.
Please note that there will be also warm up sessions from 8am on Monday 14th and Wednesday 16th May in room 33A and 33B. All Year 11s welcome.
Computer Science & ICT
Year 11 Geography
GCSE PE EXAMS
Maths GCSE Revision
After school revision sessions continue to take place every Wednesday (rooms 48, 102, 103 and 105), Thursdays (rooms 48 and 102) and Fridays (rooms 46, 47, 102, 103 and 105)
In addition to these the maths department will be putting on some extra sessions before each of the GCSE maths exams.
Paper 1 revision sessions:
Wednesday 23rd May after school
Thursday 24th May 8am- 8.40 am (exam starts at 9am)
Paper 2 revision sessions:
Wednesday 6th June 11.20-1.20 (periods 3 and 4) and after school
Thursday 7th June 8am- 8.40 am (exam starts at 9am)
Paper 3 revision sessions:
Monday 11th June 11.20 – 12.20 (period 3) and after school
Tuesday 12th June 8am- 8.40 am (exam starts at 9am)
Equipment needed for the maths exam:
black pen, pencil, ruler, rubber, protractor, compass and a scientific calculator for paper 2 and 3.
There are also unconfirmed rumors that a lobster was seen teaching maths this morning, but it has to be said that she (there is a clue) was rather camera shy. We will see what we can do for next week!!!
Save the Date!
Tues 26th June 2018- Art department Exhibition
Please note that the Art Department Exhibition will be open to the public on Tuesday 26th June 5-7pm, and is a great chance to see a lot of the wonderful work that our students have produced. There is hours and hours of dedicated work in Art, Craft & Design, Photography from Year 9-year 13 on display and a chance to talk to some of the 6th form artists about their work.
PTA FUNDING RAISING EVENT – SAVE THE DATE
THE PTA HAVE ORGANISED A CINEMA NIGHT FOR ALL TAHS PUPILS
THURSDAY EVENNG 21ST JUNE 2018
DISCOUNTED TICKETS WILL BE AVAILABLE
MORE DETAILS TO FOLLOW
News from PE
This week’s Science Students of the Week selected by Mr Gilson are:
Eleanor McCarthy for excellent practical skills dissecting the heart.
Amelia Hadgett for super assessment scores.
Matthew Payne and Maisy Jeffrey for continued dedication and success in assessments.
Alfie Bednall and Brad Cope for showing a continued excellent level of revision and subject knowledge.
This week’s Animal Care Students of the Week selected by Mr Gilson are:
Tom Clayton and Morgan Perry for both producing course work above their target grades.
This week’s Environmental Land Based Science Students of the Week selected by Mr Gilson are:
India Edwards and Sian Rendell for hard work, resilience and dedication to the subject.
Well done to all students!
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