May 24th 2019

TAHS Weekly Newsletter.

Dates for your diary


03/06/2019 Lessons start for Y9, 10 & 12


 Headteacher blog:

Support Our PTA 
Our PTA have been a fantastic support to the school and have now launched the school lottery. This is an incredibly easy way to help your PTA raise funds for your sons and daughters.
With your help they can provide extra resources for the children, improve the school environment as well as run extra curricular activities such as music, art and sport.


Your support is greatly appreciated.


The majority of Year 10,11, 12 and 13 have been working hard towards their examinations. Please remind Year 10 students that GCSEpod is available to them all to support them with their revision. It is a fantastic resource giving them access to their entore GCSE specificaiton online. A number of students have streamed over 100 pods already in Year 10 which places them in a strong position as they sit their examinations. 

We wish everyone a lovely half term break.  


Rotary Young Writers Competition

To start our half term holiday I would like to share a short story with you. Our congratulations to Leanne from Year 9 has won the Rotary National Young Writers competition. 
Her story speaks for itself. 


Assemblies for the first week back will be celebration and our thought for the week will be:
“Your positive actions combined with positive thinking results in success.”


Well today has been a roller coaster of emotions for the Year 13 students. Thanks to the organisation of Mrs Young, Mrs Walton and the Senior Prefect team another successful year 13 leavers celebration has been and gone. Mr Robinson-White has taken over 1000 photographs and once he has gone through them we will share a few with you.

Year 12 and 13 will be revising over this half term in readiness for their exams in June. 
We would a special mention to Adam Burrows in Year 13 who has successfully achieved his Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award. He had a beautiful day meeting Peter Andre and the Duke of Wessex, he then had afternoon tea at the Royal Albert Hall.
Adam’s next presentation is for his Queen’s Scout Award is at Windsor Castle where he’ll meet Bear Grylls and hopefully the Queen.


See the section below for images.

Intervention for May & June


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Year 11 Celebration Day

Friday 21st June 10am-2pm.
A reminder  that the attached letter has been issued to all year 11 students.

Leavers Day letter 2019

Gold D of E at the Palace

Earlier this week two present and one past pupil attended the special awards ceremony at Buckingham Palace to collect their Gold Award. 

A massive well done to Sarah, Adam & Michael.



Parental Advice



Advice for parents, carers and students about sexting on on line safety

Mental health awareness week 13th May.
Advice for parents, carers and students about body image,


PTA Meeting

PTA meeting Monday 20th May 7pm in the staffroom.
All welcome.
Also do not forget the Lottery check out this link for all the details.

Search for Thomas Alleynes. 

Year 12 English Language: Exploring South Africa

Year 12 English Language students welcomed guest speaker Gill Hutinger this week. Gill is South African, and spoke about the ways English is used within South Africa, from big issues like the connection between language and racism, to the ways in which royal babies and Marvel’s Avengers help spread English. She also highlighted for us some contemporary debates about English in South Africa, including plans to make it the compulsory language of Universities. The talk was very enjoyable and very enlightening, and will enhance and complement Year 12’s studies of English in the wider world. 




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

Year 9

Leanne Painter and Freya Staley for excellent assessment scores.

Year 10

Eve Bednall for always having a positive attitude and cheery disposition.
Holly Chatfield for effort, determination and enthusiasm.

Year 11

Daniel Hensman and Alicia Mountford for maintaining a high standard throughout the course.


This week’s Animal Care students of the week selected by Mrs North are:

Year 10

Ellie Roobottom and Zack Hedgecombe for all their help during stock duties.

Year 11

Alex Whiteman and Ash Grey for hard work constructing the hen pen.


Well done!



Year 9, 10 and 12 reports are now available on insight.

News from PE

Finally our U16 boys had some silverware to celebrate after a fantastic season of near misses.
On Thursday evening we beat JCB 5-1 at Rocester FC. In beautiful sunshine we played some outstanding football with a new shape of 3-5-2. Lewis Dawson had a late birthday celebration scoring a hat trick. At the back Alex Ford won every header and was superb winning man of the match. Jenson was his usual Jaap Stam but regretted practising his attacking headers. Ethan Archer was a revelation at right centre back and covered a lot of ground. Captain Bussell scored a great goal to round off the season, Matthew Flanagan was excellent in midfield playing the whole game recycling possession.
Up front Martin and Thornton were a constant threat, with Lewie so enthusiastic he wanted to carry on playing during half time. Out wide, Shaw, Ball, Land and McNair, created numerous chances and worked exceptionally hard. Ben Simon provided solid cover at the back and moved the ball well into midfield. In goal Belchers distribution was much improves and started many of our attacks. Hunt , our wizard of dribble provided another memorable moment with a Messi style goal. Well done to all on an outstanding season and good luck in the First X1 trials in September.


The year 9  girls Rounders team played on Wednesday against John Port.
They won 18.5 – 8
It was their first game of the season and they played exceptionally well!.
Player of the match was Zoe Carr – who had excellent leadership skills, scored the most amount of rounders and fielded very well.
YEAR  9 Moorland League Cup Final.
On Tuesday night the Year 9 team played thrier final match of the season, it was in the Moorlands league Cup final at Stone Dominio’s against Moorside.  The started the first half very well and dominated possession.  It was played at a a fast pace wityh Alleyne’s gaining the better of Moorside.  As the half wore on Moorside started to get into the game, however Alleyne’s remained patient and after excellent play by Harry Clarke and Leighton Thomas, they scored just before halh time.  The second half saw a different Moorside come out and they soon equlaised after half time.  Alleyne’s were not to be out played and battled hard to gain a free kick just outside the box.  Ethan Hudson scored from it.  Moorside fought back and unfortunately scored late on in  the half  taking the match to extra time.  Both teams were exhausted in the May sunshine, again both battled hard,  with 3 minutes left Moorside scored, they went on to win 3-2.  The team should be proud of their efforts as they worked very hard for each other.  Well done and thank you all the parents who have supported the team over the last season.

Maths  – Year 11

The maths department will be holding a pre-exam revision session before each of the GCSE maths exams.

The sessions will take place from 8-8.40am on Thursday 6th June and Tuesday 11th June.

The sessions are a great way to get your brain into maths mode before entering the exam.  We will go over a few key topics, ensure you know the formulae you will need and make sure everyone has the correct equipment!  In past years the students have found these sessions very useful to attend.

Equipment you need: black pen, pen, ruler, rubber, protractor and compass.  Also for paper 2 and 3 you will need a scientific calculator.  All of this can be purchased from the maths department or online shop (maths sets £1.20, calculators £7.80)

After school revision sessions on Tuesdays – Fridays are still continuing.

Maths – Year 10

The Year 10 end of year maths exam takes place on Thursday 20th June.  It is one non-calculator paper worth 80 marks.  The exam lasts 1 hour 30 minutes.

A list has been put on Insight of all the topics you have covered in Year 9 and 10 for you to use as a revision list.

You will need the following equipment for your exams:  Black pen, pencil, rubber, ruler, protractor and compass.

If you do not turn up with all of this equipment you will get an afterschool detention – be warned!

 A great way to revise for your exams is to use          username: surnamefirstname2digityearofbirth@tahs  eg smithjohn04@tahs  password: triangle


Year 11 History Revision
Paper 1 revision in school: Friday 31st May, 10.00am – 2.00pm. Then 2.00pm – 4.00pm Paper 2: American-West and Anglo-Saxon and Normans. Sessions suitable for anyone who is feeling a bit uncertain about any content or feels they will work better in school than at home.
Paper 1 pre-exam warm up: 3/6/19 from 8.10am in rooms 14 and 16.
Paper 2 revision in school: Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday 3.05pm – 4.00pm AND if you are in school, timetabled for history and don’t have an exam then come up to the history department to revise either independently or with Mrs Johnson or Mrs Young.
Paper 2 pre-exam warm up: 6/6/19 11.20am – 12.20pm (period 3) room 16.
Paper 3 revision in school: 7/6/19 and 10/6/19 3.05pm  – 4.00pm AND if you are in school, timetabled for history and don’t have an exam then come up to the history department to revise either independently or with Mrs Johnson or Mrs Young.
Paper 3 pre-exam warm up: 10/6/19 11.20am – 12.20pm (period 3) room 16.
Year 13 History pre-exam warm up
Period 3, room 16 with Mrs Johnson



Year 12 Particle Physics Masterclass at the University of Birmingham

‘The trip to Birmingham was very informative and touched on highly relevant and modern Physics. The data from the University of Birmingham’s project at CERN was analysed by us using state of the art software. We were given time to explore the campus which provided us with an insight into university life.’ Thomas Page 


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