May 3rd 2019

TAHS Weekly Newsletter.

Dates for your diary


6/05/2019 Bank Holiday

13/05/2019 GCSE Examinations Start

24/05/2019 End of Term


 Headteacher blog:

Looking at what has taken place over the Easter holiday and our first week back, I would like to thank all those who have been involved in making sure that we offer the best possible opportunities for young people. I would also like to thank those students who have been involved in the activities on offer. 
On the day of storm Hannah, our silver Duke of Edinburgh students successfully completed their Expedition.  Meanwhile many students joined Mr Cartwright on his skiing trip and had a wonderful time. 
Students have also been very successful on the sports field, securing a win against Painsley to reach the final of the Sentinel cup. Our PE team of staff is not large, and yet they manage to support students to participate and be successful,  in a wide range of sports. 
Year 11 have now completed their French speaking and PE examinations. Feedback from the examiners was that they conducted themselves superbly. The Art examinations are now underway and we wish everyone in Year 11 and Year 13, who is sitting an external examination, the best. 
Finally, my thanks to Mr Storer our business manager, Mr Mirams our site manager and his team. During the Easter holiday, with their oversight, work continued on both the pool and new build. 
They have also been successful in securing a grant of over £350,000 to replace the roofs over many of the school buildings. Finance for schools is incredibly tight, as you will have read in the national news, and therefore their success in securing these funds and managing the projects, means that we are able to continue to develop the facilities on offer to our young people.


Our thought for the week for next week  is:
“I want to say to all people around the world – this should not happen again. I saw the faces of the people we liberated – they went through hell.”

Anatoly Shapiro, Jewish Red Army commander whose troops liberated the camp
Assemblies will be led by two year 12 students, Lily Ella and Amy who have recently been on a visit to see the concentration camps.


We have ‘hit the floor running’ this week.  Year 12 students have got their mock timetables ready for the summer examination season in June, Year 13 students are revising with their subject specialists and attending important webinars which are providing a further insight in to their impending exams, please ensure that you have a copy of your child’s exam timetable so that you are aware of when their exams are.

Final choices for university destinations have been selected, the deadline was Wednesday for those few who were undecided.  This is a big choice to make but can be amended on results day if it needs to.

We are looking at taking all of our Year 12 students to the NEC on Tuesday 25th June, this is to the UCAS Convention.  The focus is on Degree Level apprenticeships and university options. There are over 200 exhibitors at the NEC on this day and it is the student’s opportunity to ask questions and find out more about the courses they are interested in.  If your child is unsure about what to do Post-18 then attending this convention really will allow them to see how much is available to them.

Today we had Staffordshire Youth Participation Team in to talk to Year 12 and Year 13. They explained the purpose of their organisation and how it benefits young people and adults within Uttoxeter and our local area.

‘Participation is about young people and parents being involved in the development of youth mental health services. We want to know what you think is working well, and what’s not working well, and we want to invite you to be a part of making changes.

This can range from being involved in interviews for new staff, re-designing buildings to make them youth friendly, co-producing and co-delivering training/workshops, presenting work at wider events, being involved in system changes like transition plans and lots more!’

Please click on the link below for further information.



RE Revision

Year 11 RE Revision will be available on Saturday 11th May, next Saturday between 10 and 12.
In this session students will have the chance to opt into quick topic overviews for each religion and a walk through some potential questions. 33B
In 33A students can revise, work through practice questions and ask individual questions to a teacher. 
It would be great to see you there, we are here to help!


Computer Science

Practice your algorithms for unit 2 by using this fantastic free resource. More items are to be sent throughout next week via Insight. Remember the final revision session is on Thursday after school in room 43. 

Also see this fantastic knowledge organiser for paper 2:



Year 9 Options


Youth Mental Health Participation

We have welcomed staff from this organisation into talk to our students this week.
Please find below their welcome pack and details of how young people can get involved if they wish too.

 Welcome Pack



Ski Trip 2019


A party of 49 left school on the first Saturday of the school holidays for the long over night journey to the Aosta Valley in Italy. La Thuile is in the high Alps in the shadow on Mont Blanc and again gave the students fantastic snow conditions for Easter skiing.

6 days of skiing ensued, with experts to beginners enjoying the cold & sunny conditions, more like February than April. All groups showed fantastic progress, enjoying the food, snow weather and new experiences. The two top groups even had the opportunity to ski into France and explore the new pistes in La Rossiere.

This is much more than a ski trip, it is an opportunity for the students to try a new sport, look after themselves, gain independence, try a new language, try differing foods (we love mystery meat and chips!!) and socialise in groups that they would not normally. All students were a credit and we all had a fantastic trip.

Look out for 2020 being advertised soon.



A Level Biology Webinar

On Thursday 2nd May our Year 12 and Year 13 A Level Biology students attended a webinar, which is a live web-based conference relayed over the internet.  The webinar was presented by the AQA Examination Board to support the students’ preparation for their upcoming Paper 1 exam.

The one-hour session was led by an AQA examiner who guided the students on how to interpret questions to ensure they fully understand what the question is asking; to understand command words and also how to gain maximum marks in the real summer exams.

This type of feedback regarding exam technique and the use of key terminology is vital when tackling A Level papers.  The students were very attentive throughout and gained valuable techniques to use in their exams.

Thanks to Mr Milward for organising the event.

There are two more sessions for the Year 13 students to attend:

Thursday 16th May for Paper 2

Thursday 23rd May for Paper 3


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

Year 9

Georgia Edwards and Ollie Birch for working well in their Physics lessons

Year 10

Saffron Forrester and Orla Hodgkinson for working well in their Physics lessons

Year 11

George Mothershaw and Georgia Fleeman for their commitment to Physics revision.


Well done!


News from PE

Year 9 Cricket
On Thursday the year 9 cricket team led by Archie Cooper went to play Rawlett High School Tamworth, in the County Cup  Unfortunately due to bad weather the match had to be decided with a bowl off- most number of wickets taken of  4 three ball overs.  The Alleyne’s bowlers, Dan and Lewis Forrester, Jack McGarry and Archie Cooper bowled well taking 3 wickets.  This was to be matched by Rawlett.  A sudden death bowl took place, first team to hit the wicket, unfortunately Rawlett struck first.  Thank you to the rest of the team who traveled to Tamworth and supported the bowlers.  We hope for a better result next game.  
3rd Time Lucky??
Congratulations to our U16 football team who have reached the Sentinel Cup final after beating Painsley in an epic semi final encounter at Foley FC. After losing to Painsley in the County Cup Final on penalties only a few weeks ago, the game had even more feeling. Alleynes began the game well and scored within 5 minutes with a Dawson header. This rattled Painsley and a number of their players lost the plot. We couldn’t score the important 2nd goal though and went in at half time 1 nil up. At the start of the 2nd half Mitch Ball was through on goal having stripped the defence for pace and was then rugby tackled to the ground. Ball fell into the box but the first foul was adjudged to be outside the box. The defender received red card. This changed the game with Painsley refocused and starting to play football. They scored an equaliser and began to gain the upper hand. The game finished 1-1 but unlike the county cup there was now 10 mins of extra time each way.  Players began going down with cramp all over the place, our rotations helped us get back on top.  Archie McNair was then tripped in the box for a penalty.  Captain Frankie Bussell stepped up and dispatched the penalty to wild celebrations in the crowd.  Despite further drama, we held on for a dramatic 2-1 win.
The final is Monday 13th May at Port Vale FC 7pm kick off Admission £4 adults and £2 concessions.
GCSE PE Moderations
All GCSE PE students have completed their practical assessments. On Wednesday an external examiner was in to moderate Football, Netball, Rugby, Athletics and swimming.  The moderator complemented the students on their excellent, attitude, effort and skills and said that the students were a real credit to the school. Well done to all that took part.

French Intervention

French intervention next Friday 10th in room 10. Sorry not on Tuesday due to meeting.




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