March 22nd 2019

TAHS Weekly Newsletter.

Dates for your diary


26/03/2019 Year 10 SEND Evening

12/04/2019 End of Term


 Headteacher blog:

This week, we have spoken to students about ensuring that they make the very most of their ‘Right to Education.’ During assemblies we reminded them of the importance of our school values and school rules. We would appreciate parental support in reminding them that we want them to be ‘Ready to Learn’ as soon as they arrive at school so that they are able to get the most from their day. Some students have been arriving at school without pens/pencils/rulers/glue sticks, which makes their day more difficult. If you can check their bags and top up any pencil cases that would be very helpful. Please do not hesitate to contact our Heads of Houses if you need support with this. 
We would also like to remind students that, if they do choose to bring mobile phones to school, these should be kept in bags during lessons. We have had students lose expensive headphones recently and would ask that, either they do not bring these into school, or if they choose to they to they are kept in their bag. Thank you for your support. 
Beyond lessons, it as been a busy week. It was my pleasure to see our Year 10 and 11 boys play in the football county final at Stafford FC. They showed real sportsmanship and mettle during and after the game and were a credit to the school. Max Hayes’ match report – is fantastic and little did we know that Mr Barrow was such a natural on camera!  
Click here to watch them in action!AvUS8Q2sq8QqaRhjAYdhsDHPnFw 
Hope you enjoy it! 
Max is entering the Football Blogging Award’s  this yearYou can vote by clicking the link here: and scrolling down to the box where it says ‘Best Young Content Creator’ then type in the box ‘Matchday With Max’ . Please help Max bring another trophy home.





With only three weeks left of this term I would like to share with you that most students in Year 13 are showing a very mature attitude towards their preparation for the upcoming summer exams. I as I moved around the school this week I have seen students working in the canteen, library and other vacant classrooms. They are working in groups, as individuals and even having small tutorials with teachers, it is nice to see this positive work environment helping them to achieve.
On a slightly negative note I would ask that both Year 12 and 13 female students take time this weekend to think about aspects of their uniform. We encourage all students to dress appropriately, this includes skirt lengths and also blouses and not jumpers. The Sixth Form team will be addressing all students next week about this issue, some of the skirts are simply too short, this does need to change. Students must wear the correct uniform to school; if the uniform does not meet previous discussed criteria then students will be asked to wear spare uniform.
On a positive note, we are impressed with the boy’s attire.

We had an ongoing understanding with B&Q that our Sixth Form students can park in their car park, sadly, this has ended and students must now not park there. They are installing an automatic number plate recognition camera in the ca park and our students run the risk of being fined by the company that owns the carpark. We have spoken to Bradley Street British Legion and they have stated that our students can park in their car for £1 a day; passes can be purchased from Mrs Walton and need to be displayed in the windscreen of the car.

As part of TAHS sixth form’s ongoing commitment to provide advice regarding future intentions, please follow these links for some useful information about student finance kindly given to us by Derby university.  If you have any further queries, please do not hesitate to contact the sixth form team.


Student-Finance-help-guide Derby uni

Student-finance-presentation (1)Derby uni


Next week Mr Washbounre will be leading assemblies on the theme of World Water Day.
Our thought for the week :
“the right to safe & clean drinking water and sanitation as a human right that is essential for the full enjoyment of life and all human rights” 
The United Nations
Assemblies until Easter are as follows:

Year 10 Artists Workshops

In addition to our regular Art Club which supports our GCSE and A Level students, Mrs Cornell has gathered together some of our creative year 10 art students to develop their expertise in sketchbooks, drawing and experimental work. We look forward to seeing what they do over the next few weeks….

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Rotary Art Competition

Some examples of the fantastic work we are entering this year



Intervention Timetable

The latest timetable for interventions and revision in linked below. Make sure you make the most of the opportunities that are presented to you.

Interven TT March19

The following is also on offer over the Easter holidays….

Easter Intervention


School Lottery

Win money and support the school – what could be better!!!

County Lines



Reflections on visiting Auschwitz-Birkenau

Two Year 12 students Amy and Lily-Ella recently experienced a 24 hour visit to Auschwitz-Birkenau in Poland organised by the Holocaust Educational Trust.  Linked below are their reflections of their visit:



Yess its Back…

Chocolate bingo…….


Science Week


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

Year 9

Emily Parker and Ben Ogden for excellent work in Biology and achieving excellent test scores.

Year 10

George Foster and Leon Bareham for excellent Biology test scores.

Year 11

Owen Blount and Sophie Brown for excellent Biology test scores.


Well done!



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News from PE

U16 County Cup Final
See ‘Match Day Max’s’ report here
U15 Rugby Sevens County Cup.
On Tuesday 10 Yr 10 boys played in a County cup competition at St Joesphs Catholic College. 
15 teams from across the county competed in a league tournament.  Alleynes were drawn against King Edwards of Lichfield, Walton, Clayton and Graham Balfour.  From their first game the team knew that they would be up against some tough opposition.  Losing the to King Edwards without scoring in the first match was a steep learning curve however as the matches progressed the team improved significantly, they became much better organised and took their chances to score tries. Despite improving they couldn’t quite master a win. As a team they pulled together throughout the afternoon with excellent performances from Harry Meredith Wood, Alfie Clowes and Harry Ashton.  Well done to the team and thank you to the parents who transported us to Trent Vale.

Versatility Netball Tournament
A mix of Year 9 & 10 students combined to play in Miss Jones’ favourite netball tournament at Deferrers. Robert Sutton were our first opposition where the girls had to adapt to having different team mates and our first victory was chalked up. Deferrers A were next up, and they had a strong team, with TAHS unable to get into the attacking third and Deferrers winning the ball and scoring quite regularly they took an 8-2 victory. Alleyne’s were then back in the groove for the remaining fixtures to record convincing victories against John Taylor A & B and Deferers B.
Team – Dickens, Young, Robins, Adams, Hadgett, Hadgett & Bednall.
Thank you to Mrs Adams who assisted with transport and umpiring.


Girls Cricket 

A great day was had at Fenton Manor on Tuesday with 8 of our students taking part in the Under 15 Lady Taverners Cricket Competition. We played 4 games throughout the day. The team was made up of Zoe Carr, Lib Carr, Maddy Egerton, Evie Robins, Holly Chatfield, Amelia Hadgett, Freya Hadgett and Eve Bednall. With special thanks to Lucy Carr for umpiring the games.  
The first game was against Painsley who had already played and was suitable warmed up. We were a little rusty but put up a good score of 71, Painsley then responded with a strong 88 to give us our first defeat. Woman of the match was Maddy Egerton for her bowling after playing cricket again for the first time in a long time.
The second game of the day gave us our first win, against Newcastle Under Lyme School. We batted first again and got our highest score of 90 and due to strong bowling and fielding we kept Newcastle to a total of 81. Woman of the match for this game was Holly Chatfield for her excellent batting.
Third game was against Alleyne’s, this time we fielded first and kept them to a total of 76. It then came down to our last ball to gain 3 runs to draw and 4 to win. Unfortunately we didn’t get the final runs, so finished on a total of 73. Woman of the match was Eve Bednall for great batting.
Our last game of the day was against the undefeated team of Paget. We batted first against some very strong bowling and got out to a total of 64. We then bowled fantastically and got all of Paget for only 40 runs. Woman of the match was Freya Hadgett for being the last woman standing when batting and keeping the game alive.
The standard of cricket seen at the competition was so high and it was amazing to see 13 schools playing so well. Our girls should be very proud of their conduct and performance. Well done ladies.  







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