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.
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.
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.
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!
This week’s Science Students of the Week selected by Mr Milward are:
Jack McGarry for excellent progress and Elizabeth Shaw for excellent effort in Biology.
Thomas Haines for effort and Freya Hadgett for progress in Biology.
News from PE
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.
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.
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.