July 12th 2019

TAHS Weekly Newsletter.

Headteacher blog

Thank you to parents for your support this year. We very much appreciate the cards and gifts you have sent in for the staff team and hope that you feel that your children have had a successful year.


We brought the year to a close with our Prize Giving Celebration.  Over 50,000 credits have been awarded this year, over 3200 hours of community service provided and national awards have been achieved. The final winning house this year is Whitmore winning by just one point at the end! Congratulations to all students who participated in one of our house events. 


This week, we also held our Year 12 graduation, music concert and platinum plus award winners ice-skating trip. We completed our pre-opening of the swimming pool. Seeing students in the pool made all the hard work worthwhile for everyone involved. 


I wanted to take this opportunity to thank all staff for providing these opportunities for students.


Over the next six weeks we have the opportunity to work on the school site to improve the environment for students and staff. The roof will be replaced over the Theatre, Maths and Science rooms, the new build continues and the floor, which was damaged by our recent flood, will be replaced. If students are on site please remind them they need to take care around the building sites. 


I hope that students from Year 8 enjoy their Summer school and look forward to seeing Year 11 and Year 13 when they collect their GCSE and A level results. We will be open at 7.00am on the  15th August for A level and BTEC results and at 9.00am on 22nd August for GCSE and level 2 BTEC awards. Once students receive their results they will be invited to sign up for our sixth form.


GCSEpod is available for all students during the holiday so that they can prepare for next year.


I hope you have a wonderful Summer, it has been a privilege to work with your children this year.

Well Done Joel

The end of this academic year has arrived and we have had a successful year.  Seeing the Year 12 students embrace the challenges of BTEC and A Level is inspiring.  I know that some students will feel that the upcoming 6 weeks holiday is a time to completely relax and forget about work but we have been reinforcing positive habits this week.  We recommend that all students spend some time revising and preparing for tests and exams that will be given upon their return in September.  Spend some time completing wider reading tasks and researching the Year 13 content.  Please check Insight to see what work has been set so that all students have a positive start to Year 13.

Thank you to all parents and carers for your continued support.

Celebration Assemblies

This morning Whitmore were crowned house champions by just one point. See below pictures of winning captain and Head of House.

For further pictures please see our Facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/thomasalleyneshighschool/

BBC Sport Media Day

On Wednesday our year 12 BTEC sport students went to Burton Albion FC to take part in the BBC Sport media day. The day involved working with BBC news journalists to produce a sports news video. They took on the roles of presenter, interviewer, researcher, cameraman, producer, director and editor. The day was a great success with our students being praised for their professionalism and even getting an interview with BAFC chairman.

Uniform & Behaviour

Please see the documents below for reminders of our polices on uniform and behaviour to ensure we all have a fantastic last week and a great start to the new term in September.

News from PE

Rounders Vs John Taylor Year 10

For the final game of the season TAHS travelled to John Taylor. The girls learnt from the games the previous week and held their wicket longer, not allowing the opposition any extra time to bat. Unfortunately with the cautious approach there were not enough rounders scored. TAHS trailed 7and a aahalf to 2 at the interval.

In the second innings, the rounders flowed with some big hitting from Eve, Frankie, Scarlett, Holly and Alice, which made the game more entertaining. John Taylor were also free scoring in their second innings and went on to take victory. A great game with lots of gigglesSquad – Boothby, Tooth, Bednall, Chatfield, Porritt, Hardisty, Sutton, Simister

Swimming Success

Harriet Bebbington has qualified to compete in the 200m breaststroke at the British Nationals Championships in Glasgow.She is currently ranked 16th in the country in the under 15 category and swam the race in a time of 2.43.22 minutes.We can support Harriet on the 24th July at Toll Cross as it is being streamed on the British Swimming website.Harriet will also be competing in the English Nationals at Pondsforge on the 3rd of August.Good luck and we cannot wait to see you swimming in the Thomas Alleyne’s pool in year 11.

Sports Day 2019

See a full report from Max here and the results below – the culmination of a fantastic day.

https://1drv.ms/v/s!AvUS8Q2sq8Qqa54AEUDEZ-wyT5w?e=0RqAg8

Sports Coaching

Thanks to Andy Griffin and NULC for providing coaching in football and netball to our Gifted and Talented Year 10 PE students this week.

Summer Water Safety

As we aproach the summer break and hopfuly some good weather it is pertinent that we share the attached with you all re water safety.

It may be tempting to jump in a local lake or river to cool off, but did you know that drowning is the third highest preventable death in the UK.

News from our Farm

On Saturday 13th July 8 Year 10 students took part in Uttoxeter sheep fair, competing in young handlers and a stock judging class.  As part of this we had to prepare the sheep by halter training them so we were able to lead them in the ring and also wash them so that they caught the judges eye. We were very successful with Saffron winning in young handlers and Zack winning in the stock judging class.  A big congratulations to everyone who took part with all prizes being won by students from Thomas Alleyne’s.

Ellie Roobottoom.

Canteen Funds

As we approach the end of the school year please could we politely remind you to ensure that your child has enough funds in their Thomas Alleyne’s school meals account to pay for their lunch and snacks when they return in September. 


It can be embarrassing and upsetting for both the students and the catering staff when insufficient funds are available to pay for meals.
Parents can check their child’s balances through their ParentPay account.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding this please don’t hesitate to contact the finance office and we will be happy to help.

Safeguarding Advice

Safeguarding advice for young people and their families as we approach the summer break.


Sexting & on-line safety


https://www.childline.org.uk/info-advice/bullying-abuse-safety/online-mobile-safety/sexting/
Mental health Issues


https://youngminds.org.uk/find-help/your-guide-to-support/need-to-talk/

Uniform Shop

For full details for the ‘pop up’ shop available over the summer holidays please see the link below:

School Lockers

Should you wish your child to hire a school locker for the new academic year please use the following link,  www.ilsschools.co.uk . 

On-line safety advice for students and families

*The NSPCC are currently working closely together with O2 to provide the most up to date and effective advice.

*O2 have a helpline which parents can call to ask advice on all aspects of parental controls on devices. (The number can be found on the attached link)

*A parent can go into any O2 store and ask them to help them to set parental controls on their child’s device and they will gladly do this for free.

*Primary schools can ask for an O2 advisor to come into school to complete a workshop with parents where they can bring their devices into school and ensure that the parental controls have ben applied. O2 will do this for all types of devices not just phones including ipads and gaming machines such as playstations and Xboxes.

Please see the link below for further information.

Links

School Website

School Shop

 

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