June 14th 2019

TAHS Weekly Newsletter.

 

 Headteacher blog:

Next week, we have our annual Art Exhibition. It is always inspiring to see students’ creativity on show. We would love it if you could find half an hour to pop in and join us for the evening. further details are below. 

Congratulations to Year 11 who finished their examinations today. It was lovely to see them as they made their way out of their final examination but also sad to think that is their final school day with us. We look forward to seeing them for their leavers’ celebration when we will have the opportunity to say our goodbyes properly. Congratulations to them all for completing their examinations. 
 
It was good to see so many of our Year 9 students participating in the House Cricket competition this week. We are in the final weeks before the House trophy will be awarded and so every point counts. Please remind your sons and daughters that every credit they receive counts towards the house competition. 
 
You may be aware that our main corridor flooded this week. We have made it our priority to ensure this impacts on students as little as possible. However, if you are in school over the coming weeks you will see that we have needed to remove some flooring to allow the rooms to dry before we replace the carpets in the Summer holiday. 
 
Meanwhile on a more positive note, our new build is progressing well and we look forward to seeing the new changing rooms, classrooms and gym completed by October. The pool and pool changing room refurbishment was finished this week and we are now able to get the pool back in action. Thank you to everyone involved.  If you know anyone, with younger children, who is looking for their children to have swimming lessons after school Lane 1 will be commencing their lessons from September in our school pool. 
 
Their website is  http://lane1coaching.com
 
 
 
 
 
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Year 12 students have now completed a full week of mock examinations and there is still another week to go. We have been encouraging them to be revising in their non-contacts and to ensure that they have all the correct equipment with them to be successful in their exam.


Students should have handed back their acceptance letters for the UCAS convention on 25th June. If these have not been returned then could they please be done as soon as possible. If another letter is needed then please see Mrs Walton.


A big thanks to a couple of Year 12 students who helped to clean the Common Room kitchen this week, Lucas Rodgers and Alex Brain. It is important that all students tidy this area and that if crockery is used then it is washed up by the, all rubbish is placed in the bins provided and that all belongings are taken home at the end of each day. Food that is purchased outside of school should not be eaten in the canteen and that some rooms in Ross House are out of bounds to all students.

 

 

 

French Cuisine

 
30 year 8 students from Oldfields, Ryecroft and Windsor Park came to Thomas Alleyne’s for a French recipe challenge.
 
Despite really difficult authentic French they all managed to understand and create recipes in French helped by year 9 students.
 
Bon effort à tous!
 
 

BTEC Health & Social Care

 
We were pleased to welcome Mrs Schorah into our Health & Social Care lesson on Friday to tell us all about living with diabetes.  This information will help the students with their distinction work when they are writing care plans for people with different physiological disorders.
 
 
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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 www.vle.mathswatch.com

          username: surnamefirstname2digityearofbirth@tahs  eg smithjohn04@tahs   password: triangle

 

 

Science

 

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

Year 9

Jack McGarry for excellent progress and Elizabeth Shaw for excellent effort in Biology.

Year 10

Thomas Haines for effort and Freya Hadgett for progress in Biology.

 

Well done!

 

 
 

News from PE

House Cricket
 
Despite the wet weather we managed to play the full house cricket competition this week. The 3rd 4th place play off was won by Torrance.  In the final Whitmore beat Elkes by 3 wickets with Ethan Hudson man of the match with 4 wickets and 36 runs. Earlier Lewis Tomlinson had top scored with 43 for Elkes.
 
 
 
 

SEND Transition Evening

 
On Tuesday evening , the SEN department welcomed  Year 8 pupils and parents.  The evening was held in Keeling house and gave pupils, parents and staff to meet and share information.  Tours of the school were guided by current pupils and parents had the opportunity to ask members of the department questions.  Staff and parents  spent time getting to know each other over tea and biscuits. It was nice to meet so many new families and  we look forward to meeting them again at the transition days and evenings.  Thank you to all those who attended.
 

FOR ONE NIGHT ONLY…….

TAHS ANNUAL ART EXHIBITION-

SAVE THE DATE 20th JUNE 5:30-7:30

 
The highly anticipated Annual TAHS Art exhibition is on Thursday 20th June 5:30-7:30pm. This is a chance for the Art department to showcase a selection of the fantastic work that the Students have been doing over the past year. We invite potential students from middle schools, those in Y9 who have taken GCSE as well as our Current A Level Students to help celebrate creativity, determination and hard work!
 
The Year 13s have much of their recent work out up on display in the studio, and the other art rooms are awash with drawing, painting, sculpture, textiles, fashion, illustration and much more. 
 
In addition we will welcome the Uttoxeter Rotary Club to present the local Young Photographer awards to participating first, middle and secondary school winners.
 
*please note: photographs are not permitted of students work at this event.*
 

 

 

SEND Transition Evening

 
On Tuesday evening , the SEN department welcomed  Year 8 pupils and parents.  The evening was held in Keeling house and gave pupils, parents and staff to meet and share information.  Tours of the school were guided by current pupils and parents had the opportunity to ask members of the department questions. 
 
Staff and parents  spent time getting to know each other over tea and biscuits. It was nice to meet so many new families and  we look forward to meeting them again at the transition days and evenings. 
 
Thank you to all those who attended.

 

History

 
Year 10 Exam Support. 
 
Don’t forget that there are after school revision classes: Tuesday 18th – Thursday 20th June, 2019. See Mrs Johnson or Mrs Young for details.

 

Ski 2020

Yes Easter next year may seem a long way away but it is time to start thinking about donning the ski gear, slapping on the sun screen, clipping in and sliding down the mountain in the high alps.

 

All of the details are in the attached letter and deposits need to be paid via parentpay by this coming Friday. Reply slips to Mr Cartwright in room 43.

Places are strictly limited to 40 and last year we sold out in 48 hours! A waiting list will operate if required. 

Ski letter 2020

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School Crossing Patrol Vacancies

 

Vacancy

School Crossing Patrol to work term time only on

E515a Stone Road Zebra Crossing in Uttoxeter

Monday to Friday

Times

8.05 am TO 9.05 am

           3.05 pm TO 4.05 pm

Paid all through the school holidays

In the first  instance please contact Caroline Pegg School Crossing Patrol Organiser on tel 07773 791 502.

 
 

 

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June 7th 2019

TAHS Weekly Newsletter.

 

 Headteacher blog:

I am delighted to be able let you know that we have received the figures for the completion of Duke of Edinburgh Awards for 2018 and 2019. Across the United Kingdom, an amazing 26,563 young people completed their award last year. This is only possible due to the volunteering work done by many staff, parents and members of our community. Thomas Alleyne’s High School students did particulary well, being placed in the top 5% of schools for completion of their Bronze, Silver and Gold Awards. Our congratulations to everyone involved. 
 
As you may know, a number of staff, including some greatly valued senior and middle managers, are going on to pastures new at the end of this term. We wish them well in their new posts and thank them for their service. You will be pleased to know that we have been able to appoint some outstanding people to replace them. We have had our first day today working with our new Heads of Department and Assistant Headteachers and it is clear that they will be a tremendous addition to our team and will bring new ideas and experience to the school. They are clearly excited to be joining us and we are looking forward to working with them in September.
 
Finally, please ask your son or daughter to share the letter we have given them regarding bringing the correct equipment to school. All students must bring to school, 2 pens (black/blue),  a green pen, 2 HB pencils, a ruler, rubber, sharpener, scientific calculator, protractor and set square. Ideally this should be in a clear pencil case. We very much appreciate your support in ensuring they have the equipment they need for school. 
 
 
 
 

Assemblies

Assemblies for next week will focus on equipment and expectations and will be delivered to year 9.
 
 
 
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To start with a quick note to all Year 13 students, could all the white swipe cards be returned to Mrs Walton after their last exam. The students will not need them after this date.

 

Year 12 students have been informed about their upcoming tip to the NEC at Birmingham.  A letter was given to all student in the assembly on Thursday; students who were on work experience need to collect one either from their form tutors or from Mrs Walton. On this letter is all the information needed for the day including timings. A message on Insight has been sent to all students providing them with clear instructions on how to register for the event. They must have done this prior to the day. They will not be allowed entry to the venue if they do not have the correct voucher code.  Also a reply slip must be sent back to school as soon as possible please.

 

The Year 12 exams start on Monday 10th June.  All students must be at the exam venue 10 minutes before their start time and must have the correct equipment with them.  It goes without saying that all students must also be the correct uniform for these exams. Well done to those Year 12 students who have already completed external exams as part of their BTEC course.

Intervention for May & June

 

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Year 13 BTEC Health & Social Care

 
The Year 13 BTEC Health and Social Care students put on their annual display of work completed over the last 2 years. They were pleased to welcome staff members and lower school students to the event to explain the variety of work involved in the course. The students complete 9 coursework portfolios and 4 exams on subjects ranging from sociology to anatomy. The course continues to be very successful with students going on to study at university for Nursing, Midwifery, Counselling, Primary Education, Policing and Paramedic Science. We also have students entering the world of work in the care industry and beyond and one student taking up a pharmacy apprenticeship.
 
Congratulations to all. 
 
 

 

Maths  – Year 11

The last of the maths pre-exam revision sessions will take place from 8-8.40am on Tuesday 11th June.  Well done to all the students who have taken advantage of this opportunity.

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, pencil, ruler, rubber, protractor, compass and  a scientific calculator.  All of this can be purchased from the maths department or online shop (maths sets £1.20, calculators £7.80)

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 www.vle.mathswatch.com          username: surnamefirstname2digityearofbirth@tahs  eg smithjohn04@tahs   password: triangle

 

Help the Environment @TAHS

 

 

Don’t forget that you can recycle your old mobile phones, spectacles and hearing aids at TAHS to support Uttoxeter Lions’ projects at home and abroad.  The recycling bin is in the sixth form reception area but you can also bring items to Mrs Bell in Room 11.

 

 

Science

 

This week’s Year 9 Science Students of the Week selected by Mr Beech are Ben Barker and Lilly McDaid for excellent concentration and effort in Biology.


This week’s Year 10 Science Students of the Week selected by Mrs North are Ricardo Goncalves and Saffron Forrester for excellent commitment in biology.

Well done!

 

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News from PE

Next week is House Cricket
 
Wed 12th P3/4 Whitmore v Torrance
Thu 13th P1/2 Elkes v Orme
Fri 14th P1/2 3rd/4th
Fri 14th P3/4 final
See Mr Godwin for details. Competition is open to year 9 and 10  boys and girls.
 
House Rounders is the week after.
 
 
Under 15 Girls Cricket
 
On Tuesday 4th June our U15 Girls cricket team played in the Rachel Heyhoe Flint cup at Wolverhampton cricket club. They won every match and came first overall which means they now go through to the county finals in two weeks time.
 
They got off to a great start against Q3 to take the win by 17 runs winning 47-20. Their second match was against Wolverhampton Girls high school and they just secured the win by 1 run (27-26). Their third match was against QMGHS and won 37-30 and finally their fourth match was against wood green and they won 47-25.
 
All of the girls played really well and I would find it difficult to pick a player of the tournament.
 
A big thank you to Freddy Whitehead who officiated the matches.
 
 
 
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TAHS Win Photography Awards

 
Thursday 16th May saw the District presentations for the Rotary Club Young Photographer Competition held at Sir Graham Balfour School in Stafford. Hundreds of entries from across the massive Rotary district including from Ludlow, Wolverhampton, Stafford, Stoke on Trent, Telford to name a few and of course Uttoxeter were submitted to the expert judging panel. After a rather lovely buffet and speeches outlining the work of the Rotary Club with young people, presentations across the categories were awarded. Successes for Uttoxeter region were in abundance with some awards to students at Windsor Park and Oldfields. However, despite the stiff competition at the advanced College age category, our 6th form photography students did really well. 
 
We are thrilled to announce Adam Bodsworth came 1st Place in the Black and White College age section, with a stunning Portrait image taken at Silverstone race track. Abbie Keeling gained 2nd place. Livia Robinson securing 1st Place in the colour section, for her complex constructed artwork of ink and tattoo gun, and Abbie again in 2nd place. Other commendations went to TAHS students Tom Johnson and Erin Pleasance. 
 
Livia Robinson was also stunned to be selected by the district coordinators David and Janet Stubbs to receive an additional award of a years Student Membership of the Royal Photographic Society to help her develop further in a creative career. Livia has excelled so far in her studies for A Level Art, Photography and Graphics and is taking an unconditional place at Nottingham university to study graphic communication in September. She also won an Arts Society award for her painting earlier in the year and her work will be on exhibition in the Mall Gallery in London in July.
 
Congratulations to all the entrants and winners from the Art Department, we are very proud of you all. 
 
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FOR ONE NIGHT ONLY…….

TAHS ANNUAL ART EXHIBITION-

SAVE THE DATE 20th JUNE 5:30-7:30

 
The highly anticipated Annual TAHS Art exhibition is on Thursday 20th June 5:30-7:30pm. This is a chance for the Art department to showcase a selection of the fantastic work that the Students have been doing over the past year. We invite potential students from middle schools, those in Y9 who have taken GCSE as well as our Current A Level Students to help celebrate creativity, determination and hard work!
 
The Year 13s have much of their recent work out up on display in the studio, and the other art rooms are awash with drawing, painting, sculpture, textiles, fashion, illustration and much more. 
 
In addition we will welcome the Uttoxeter Rotary Club to present the local Young Photographer awards to participating first, middle and secondary school winners.
 
*please note: photographs are not permitted of students work at this event.*

 

World Challenge Fundraising

Archie Whitehead, Alfie Bednall and Alex Brain (not doing World Challenge but wanted to support his friends) cycled the coast to coast over the bank holiday weekend to raise money for their World Challenge pots.
 
They left from Whitehaven on Friday morning and ended up at Roker beach in Sunderland on Monday lunchtime – 140 miles in 3 and a half days. They had a grandparent support team but were totally alone each day to navigate and keep each other going over some very hilly ground and camped every night.
 
A fantastic achievement – well done lads!
 
 

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