March 29th 2019

TAHS Weekly Newsletter.

Dates for your diary


12/04/2019 End of Term

13/04/2019 Ski Trip Departs

21/04/2019 Ski Trip Returns

29/04/2019 School Reopens


 Headteacher blog:

It has been excellent to see the high turn out of Year 11 students in after school revision sessions as they spend their final days in school with us. Over 40 students were present in Geography on Friday evening and the GCSEplus sessions have been well attended. Students continue to use GCSEpod to help them with their revision. We will be distributing packs of revision guidance to students next week to support them in the run up to their GCSEs. 
The Bronze Duke of Edinburgh participants continue with their preparations for their expeditions next weekend. We wish all students well for their practice expedition. 
This week we said goodbye to one of our longest serving members of staff, who has worked in the school canteen for over 23 years. Sue, thank you for the care you have shown us all over the years and all the best for your much deserved retirement.  


Next week Mrs Lindsay will be leading assemblies on the theme of Festivals.
Our thought for the week :
“love your family and friends. Spend time and serve one another. Make no room for regrets. Tomorrow is not promised and today is short” 

Supporting Your Child During Exam Time (Young Minds)

As we start to move towards exam season, Young Minds have launched advice for parents about supporting their children.

Tips include:

  • Encourage your child to take revision breaks and find a balance between studying and doing things they find enjoyable and relaxing.

  • Make sure they are eating and drinking at regular intervals.

  • Reassure them – reinforce that you are and will be proud of them no matter what happens.

  • Remain positive and hopeful!

  • Let them know their feelings are valid and normal, but also offer support and solutions where possible.

  • Anxiety is often worst at night and this means it is useful to encourage good bedtime routine

You can find out more here:




Congratulations to Anna Adams. Anna has been a Young Leader with Tean Valley Netball Club. She  has volunteered her time helping to coach at sessions for younger children and officiating in local school and County leagues and tournaments. 
A fantastic example of student leadership.


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!!!

Good Luck Year 11

French GCSE speaking exams in room 26 Monday 1st- Friday 5th April. Bonne Chance.


Yess its Back…

Chocolate bingo…….


Science Week


Following on from the inspiring events throughout ‘British Science Week’, our Year 9 classes have been learning about geoscience and climate change during a geology presentation given by Mrs Gouldmith.

The students had the opportunity to handle a piece of a 4.6 billion year old meteorite, look at dinosaur bone and eggshell and hear accounts of the volcanic eruption of Vesuvius and the devastating effect on the towns of Pompeii and Herculaneum.

This week’s Science Students of the Week selected by Mrs Faizey are:

Year 9
Lucy Howson and Grace King for having an excellent attitude to work.

Year 10
Eleanor Webster and Dylan James for making a superb effort in every Chemistry lesson.

Year 11
Maddie Andrews, Eleanor Punchard, Katie Lawrence and Amy Podmore for excellent effort throughout the Chemistry course.

This week’s Animal Care students of the Week selected by Mr Gilson are:

Year 10
Lucy Sutton and Merrillees Rankin for continued effort and enthusiasm.
Year 11
Rachel Spence and Joe Porritt for great results in their recent BTEC Animal Care Exam.

Well done!






News from PE

Girls Rugby
Thomas Alleyne’s enjoyed a great rugby fixture against Robert Sutton in the sunshine at Burton Rugby Club. The hard ground was not conducive to rugby but the girls wanted to continue playing full contact. The team were well organised with the experience of Holly and Jess organising positions and tactics on the pitch. TAHS made an excellent start scoring a try in the opening minute through Maddy. The tries continued to rain in but the match was still very competitive with Beth and Heather increasing the total. It was an ultimate team performance with strong defensive play from all team members. Thank you to Mark Tolley for organising
Team – Porrit, Jones, Chatfield, Banner, Poole, Yates, Beresford, Baldwin, Leech, Perry, Reilly 



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