Dates for your diary
03/10/18 – Y9 Open evening
11/10/2018 – Post 16 Open Evening
w/c 29/10/18 – Half term
05/11/2018 – Inset day
Uttoxeter Learning Trust CEO Welcome
Welcome everyone, to what I am sure is going to be another busy and exciting year. Everyone involved in the Uttoxeter Learning Trust is looking forward to building on the successes of last year and really bringing the Uttoxeter Learning Trust to the centre of the community.
The Uttoxeter Learning Trust has been on an incredible journey from April 2017 when the 3 founding schools started the Multi Academy Trust. We have since grown with 4 more local schools and now consist of 7 strong schools:
Thomas Alleyne’s High School
Oldfields Hall Middle School
Windsor Park Middle School
Ryecroft Middle School
Picknalls First School
Hutchinson Memorial School
All Saints First School
We continue to look for other like-minded locally geographic partners so that we can further develop our educational journey. We have all found that working together for the benefit of all children in and around Uttoxeter has really focused us on designing, delivering and continually evolving the education we offer. We firmly believe in the vision of delivering the best education from the ages of 3-18 in a seamless 3 tier system.
I am honoured to be the acting CEO of the Uttoxeter Learning Trust and the Headteacher at Picknalls First School. I will continue to put my heart and soul, alongside the other headteachers, into establishing and developing the Uttoxeter Learning Trust outstanding educational offer further.
I look forward to keeping you informed about the continued successes of our Multi Academy Trust. We strive to live up to our motto ‘Inspiring Teachers, Inspiring Children.’
This week is a week where I can look back and feel grateful. Grateful so that so many of our wonderful students are working hard in their lessons and in their non-contacts. Grateful that our Sixth Formers have so many wonderful spaces that they can work in outside of the classroom. Grateful that we have a wonderful team that can offer a multitude of support to each one of our students.
Tutor times are full of activities. Year 13 are looking at future intentions; working on personal statements, completing UCAS applications, looking at Higher Level Apprenticeships and at future employers. It is vital that all Year 13 students complete their personal statements as soon as possible as they have mock exams before Christmas, by completing them early they allow themselves more time to revise and prepare for the mocks. Year 12 are still using some of their form time getting to know each other. 12A completed a task which was to build the tallest structure using just spaghetti and very small marshmallows. They mostly did a fab job, although I did need to tidy the floor a little after they had left.
Today the National Citizenship Service came to speak to our Year 12 students, this is a great opportunity for all students to take advantage of, and each student was given a form to fill in if they were interested. If you would more details.
We have started to ask Year 12 and 13 students to volunteer for events within school, we like to see our Sixth Formers give a little something back to the school. It is very nice to see the helping out at open evenings for new Year 9 intake. Dates have been given to students. If they would like to be considered for a role on the Senior Prefect Team in Year 13 then these sort of events are a great way to be noticed.
European day of Languages 26th September.
As we begin this academic year, students at Thomas Alleyne’s are understanding the meaning of “Respect”. Their core focus is about respecting themselves, each other and the environment. During this first half-term Year 9 students will be studying British Values, looking into democracy, the Rule of Law, freedom of faith and challenging discrimination. Year 10 students are tackling some challenging topics on e-safety, including safeguarding, consequences of cyber bullying, use of social media and sexting. Year 11 students will be driven by their GCSE studies and what they want to do in the future, so their focus for this half-term will be on Applying for Jobs. This includes how to write a CV, conducting themselves for interviews and how to write a covering letter of application.
If there is anything further that you wish to discuss about these themes, please do not hesitate to contact your child’s tutor or Head of House.
Year 9 Photographs
If you wish to make any final orders for your child’s Year 9 Photograph, your order form needs to be handed into reception (with arrangement for payment) or completed online through Tempest by Wednesday 26th September at 9:00am if you wish to qualify for free postage and packaging. After this date, Tempest will charge £4 for this. All students have received their order forms containing a sample and the information on how to order. Orders are processed gradually over the next two months, when any photographs arrive into school they will be handed to your child immediately.
Many of Year 9 have been busy this week completing their first GCSE style assessment. Mrs Young and Mrs Johnson are really impressed by how well pupils have applied themselves to the questions and started developing GCSE skills.
GCSE – Year 11
We are nearing the end of our unit on the American West, 1835 – 1895, which we started in May. There will be an end of unit examination for all groups at the beginning of October so start revision now by listening to GCSE Pods, completing your revision quiz answers and coming to lunch-time or after school history if there is anything you are unsure about.
Well done to everyone who is meeting their interim coursework deadlines in Year 13. The good news is that one person has nearly finished their coursework – well ahead of schedule! Year 12 students can make the coursework process easier for themselves by completing independent research on any aspect of 20th century American history. Books are always available in the history library.
Run, Hide, Tell
This week’s Science Students of the Week selected by Mrs Faizey are:
Erin Hough and Jessie Johnson for making an excellent start in Chemistry
Eleanor Webster for continued hard work in all lessons
Brandon Kirkham for showing real interest and effort in Chemistry
Ellis Barkas and Jenson Bosworth for consistently high levels of effort in Chemistry
Year 9 Football
Thomas Alleynes 6 – Moorside 1
On Thursday in monsoon conditions Alleynes began their league season with a home game against Moorside. Alleynes were very professional in their build up with captain Frankie Busssell leading the team excellently. Alleynes began strongly and took the lead through a cross from Alex Shaw. The lead was doubled by centre back Jenson Bosworth who scored on his debut. The score at half time was 3-0 with Charlie Martin rounding the keeper.
The second half saw more of the same with Harvey Belcher who had kept a clean sheet in the first half showing he is the complete football by playing centre forward and scoring 2 as well as hitting the post. Archie Mcnair finished the scoring with a well deserved goal.
Belcher, Ball, Ford, Bosworth, Shaw, Dawson, Archer, Bussell, Martin, Hunt, McNair, Thornton, Simon, Bowyer
Man of the match- Shaw
Alleynes were knocked out of the Burton & District Cup by a well drilled Repton side 5-0 in what was a poor performance all round. Back to the drawing board on Tuesday in the county cup.
Team- Whitehead, Cope, Beech, Ball, Stockbridge, Kenny, Brunt, Jakes, Clarkson, Mangon, Hocking, van Hock, Hall, Twigge
Next Weeks Fixtures
Monday U18 v Wolgarston away county cup.
Tuesday U15 v Moorside away county cup
Thursday U14 & U16 v Cheadle away League
We have two vacancies available within our support staff, please see our school website linked below for further details.
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