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 for next week will focus on equipment and expectations and will be delivered to year 9.


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


Intervention May1


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.





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.

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. 



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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