June 8th 2018

 Headteacher blog:

Year 11 and Year 13 students are continuing to show great resilience, ambition and determination in approaching their examinations.

We are pleased to see that Year 10 and Year 12 students are following their lead and have adopted comprehensive revision for their Year 10 examinations. If you feel your son or daughter needs more support with revision, please speak to their form tutors and encourage your son or daughter to access GCSEpod. The school has purchased access for all students in the school. Together, students have streamed over 129,000 pods.

As we approach the end of the year, many students have attained their Bronze, Silver, Gold and even Platinum Credit Badges. I would like to offer my personal congratulations to these students and thank them for their hard work and commitment to the school.

On Thursday and Friday of this week, staff from across the school collaborated to develop the School Improvement Strategy for 2018 – 2019. We are looking forward to building on work already started to ensure we offer the highest quality education to your daughters and sons.

As you may be aware, I will be out of school for the remainder of the academic school year, as I will be having an operation on my leg. During this time, Mr Brunt will be Acting Headteacher and Mrs Maingay will be Deputy Headteacher. I wish the staff and students a productive and enjoyable half term.

Dates for your diary

12th June SEN Evening
Week commencing 18th &  25th June year 10 & 12 Exams
26th June Art Exhibition
3rd July Year 8 Induction Evening

GCSE Revision Sessions


Maths GCSE Revision

Well done to everyone on all their efforts so far.

To help with your preparation for paper 3 here is a link to a website with revision lists, demonstration videos and practice papers. These papers and revision checklists are based on the topics that either haven’t appeared or usually have a higher profile. As there are 3 papers, it is likely that topics from paper 1 or 2 may appear again, so definitely make sure you revise everything.


Year 10 GCSE Maths Exam

The Year 10 end of year maths exam takes place on Monday 18th June. It is one non-calculator paper worth 80 marks. The exam lasts 1 hour 30 minutes.

All students have been sent, via Insight, a list of all the topics they have covered in Year 9 and 10 to use as a revision list.

The following equipment is needed for the maths exam: Black pen, pencil, rubber, ruler, protractor and compass. Students without equipment will be issued an afterschool detention.

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

username: normal school login with @tahs at the end

eg smithjohn04@tahs

password: triangle

Year 9 Maths Exams

The Year 9 end of year maths exams will take place on Monday 25th and Tuesday 26th June. The first paper is a non-calculator paper and the second paper is a calculator paper. All students have been sent, via Insight, a list of all the topics they have covered in Year 9 to use as a revision list.

The following equipment is needed for the maths exam: Black pen, pencil, rubber, ruler, protractor, compass and a scientific calculator. Students without equipment will be issued an afterschool detention

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

username: normal school login with @tahs at the end

eg smithjohn04@tahs

password: triangle


Year 11 GCSE History

Paper 3 – Weimar and Nazi Germany is on Tuesday.
Mrs Johnson and Mrs Young are around for any questions on Monday. On Tuesday pre-exam revision classes are available with Mrs Johnson and Mrs Young periods 3 and 4. – come up to the history rooms.

Art News

Photography Competition WINNERS!
As you may recall our students enter the Rotary Club Young Photographer Competition each year, and this year we were very proud to have success  the DISTRICT Level. 
At a wonderful prize giving ceremony hosted and  by the Rotary Club including Rotarians David and Janet  Stubbs,  It was a busy evening, with a lovely buffet provided by Barr Beacon School and attended by the student winners,their proud parents and teachers.
The photography competition had over 1000 students enter at different age ranges from the huge geographical area including Telford and Wrekin, Wolverhampton, Ludlow, Stafford, Stoke on Trent and Walsall as well as Uttoxeter. The finalists all had a lot of competition to make it to this level and it is a testament to the work our students do in the Art department with a particular thanks to Mr Robinson-White’s dedication to helping students achieve their potential and for helping to compile the entries. 
Here are some of the results TAHS Students achieved
Senior (up to Y11)
HIghly Commended: Lucy Parker
Highly Commended: Millie Eaton
3rd Prize: Chelsea Bowden
College (Up to Y13)
Black and White:
3rd Place: Erica Poyser
2nd Place: Rhiannon Kenny
1st Place Jade Dyche
Additional Governors Award: Jade Dyche
College (Up to Y13) 


1st Place: Mel Davis

Additional Governors Award: Mel Davis
Special Award: A Years Youth Membership to the Royal Photographic Society
Awarded to Mel Davis
Placed winners all received certificates and mounted professional prints of their work. 1st place also received a book from the Royal Photographic Society, and Governors award included a £25 voucher. 
Huge congratulations to all concerned.  
Please come to our Annual Art Exhibition on Tuesday 26th June 5:00-7:00pm to view these and many other fantastic examples of Art and Photography across our 5 art rooms.
Look at the link below to see a taster of the work done in the Art dept !


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News from PE

U15 Cricket County Cup

On Tuesday Thomas Alleyne’s played Erasmus Darwin at Uttoxeter Cricket Club. Erasmus Darwin won the toss and batted- Harvey Belcher and Frankie Bussell removed the openers with the score on just 9. Darwin’s number 3 batted well and scored a well crafted 29 but there was a flock of ducks that followed. Gregor Hayes produced a magical over taking 4 wickets including a brilliant caught and bowled. Lewie Thornton bowling for the first time this year took the final 2 wickets with off stump yorkers.

Set Just 49 to win- skipper Alex Ford reversed the batting order and despite a couple of early wickets, Alleyne’s reached the target off just 9 overs with Owen Carrington top scorer with 9.

The next round is a home game against Stone Alleyne’s on Thursday 14th June 2pm start.



Rules- 11 aside, timed innings- one teaching period per team batting.

             You may select boys and girls from both Yr 9 and Yr 10.


Elkes: Gregor Hayes

Orme: Callum Dreher

Torrance: Frankie Bussel

Whitmore: Alex Ford.

Tuesday 12th June – P2 & P3 Torrance v Whitmore

Thursday 14th June – P3 & P4 Elkes v Orme

Friday 15th June – P1 & P2 3rd v 4th place play off

Friday 15th June – P3 & P4 Final


Science News

Year 11 students preparing for their second GCSE exam papers in Biology, Chemistry and Physics, please be reminded of the warm-up sessions at 8am on Monday 11th, Wednesday 13th and Friday 15th June.  Good Luck!

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

Year 9

Gabby Johnson for continued excellent effort

Saffron Whittingham for effort and progress

Year 10

Bailey Holder for progress and effort

Kiera Chell for excellent effort

Well done!


We are looking forward to welcoming the year 8 parents and  pupils from the middle schools as well as our own parents and pupils.  The evening will be based in Keeling house and parents will be given the opportunity to speak to teaching assistants and see pupils work as well as join in with activities and games.  Please join us for refreshments and an insight into Thomas Alleynes Special Needs department on Tuesday.

Year 9 Vaccinations

The Immunisation Team have changed the vaccinations on the dates previously stated.

Now –

3rd July – All Year 9 – ACWY & DTP

12th July – Year 9 Girls only – HPV

If you have not returned your consent form please do so as soon as possible so we can pass it to the Immunisation Team.


Don’t forget to check out the new careers page on tahsroundup.wordpress.com 

Harper Adams University open day on 16th June.  Courses range from Agriculture, Animal Behaviour, Engineering, Land Management, Geography and Conservation.
There is also a summer residential open to 16 and 17 year olds from July 8-9th.
Visit harper.ac.uk/open for more details


Please see the attached information about 6 year old Beau. With many other organisations TAHS would like to support this charity on Friday 15th June.
Staff & students are invited to donate  £1 to wear silly socks for the day, with all funds going to the Beau’s Boots charity.


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

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