January 10th 2020

TAHS Weekly Newsletter. 

Headteacher’s Blog

Our week started on Monday with the 4th Conference for staff of the Uttoxeter Learning Trust. There were over 250 staff in attendance and we were all invited to select training from a wide array of options. These ranged from sessions on classroom practice, to sessions on bereavement. It was a superb day to start 2020 particularly as we were able to share best practice across the schools.

We look forward to welcoming back the Aberdovey students from their residential ths evening following their week away.
Some students are involved in external examinations next week the dates and times are below:

Monday 13th Jan – Yr11 BTEC Animal Care Rm 93, Rm 96 and THE – 1hr + 15mins

Thursday 16th Jan – Yr13 BTEC H&S Rm 93/94 – 1hr 30 +23mins

Friday 17th Jan – Yr12 BTEC Sport Rm 93/94 – 1hr 30 +23mins

Monday 20th Jan – Yr13 BTEC IT Rm 93 – 2hrs +30mins

Please remind your sons and daughers to check the seating plan in the Quad by the Maths block for their venues. We wish them well in their exams.

A good New Year to you all.

Thank you to the students that supported the Light Up Uttoxeter Conference, Mrs Rudge, Mrs Lindsay and Mrs Dodd all said that the event ran so smoothly because of the help they gave.

This coming Wednesday, 15th January, is the UCAS deadline, all students wishing to apply to UCAS should ideally have submitted their UCAS application before Tuesday, this gives us time to check through the form and if there are any mistakes for the form to be returned and those changes made. The staff that process the UCAS forms do have teaching responsibilities and may not be able to look through it during the teaching day.  Please therefore encourage your son or daughter to send it to us as soon as possible.

It is Year 12 Parents’ Evening is on Thursday 30th January, 2020.  The evening will last from 4.00pm to 7.00pm.  We have sent letters have been posted home with all the information on.  In order to prevent queuing please can you make appointments with your child’s respective subject teachers. This is done via Insight. Please log on to Insight and book your appointments. This will be live from 3.30pm on Friday 10th January. If you have a problem accessing Insight please email insight@tahs.org.uk for support.

You may wish to speak to a member of the 6th Form Team on the evening, if you feel that it may take more than five minutes then please contact Mrs Walton at Sixthform@tahs.org.uk to arrange a time for this conversation.

Turor Activites for next week are:

Year 12

Read this useful handout to help you improve your academic writing and general essay or study skills.

Year 13

Visit the Bright Knowledge website and look at their advice on money and housing for tips on budgeting, part time work, student accommodation and banking for students.https://www.brightknowledge.org/money-housing/student-banking


Assemblies: w/b 13th of January

YESS will be leading assemblies this week on the theme of ‘ Mental Health’.  There will be no assembly Monday due to exams, Elkes will be split by year and spread through the rest of the week. Year 9 Tuesday, Year 11 Wednesday and year 10 Thursday. All other houses are as normal.  

Thought(s) for the Week 

“There is no standard normal. Normal is subjective. There are seven billion versions of normal on this planet.”  ― Matt Haig

“Beautiful fake smile. All it takes is a beautiful fake smile to hide an injured soul and they will never notice how broken you really are.” —Robin Williams

Year 11 & 12 Parents Evening

Both of these events are now live and open for booking on insight.

Emotional Well Being

Help and advice on dealing with emotions.

We would like to bring to your attention a website from Childline which looks at strategies for dealing with emotions.


A Thank You..

Thank you for choosing to make a donation to support the work of Epilepsy Research UK. We are the only charity exclusively dedicated to driving and enabling life changing life saving research into epilepsy across the UK and depend on the generosity of supporters like yourself to fund this vital work.   

Epilepsy Research UK is currently funding 34 pioneering research studies across 19 UK universities and hospitals involving over 120 researchers. The projects we fund are of the highest scientific merit and aim to provide help for today and hope for tomorrow. Our clinical research discovers ways to improve the medical care and management of people living with epilepsy, and our lab-based basic research looks at the causes of epilepsy and methods for improved diagnosis and prevention. As well as funding research projects, we also play a key role in bringing the epilepsy research community together, inspiring collaborations and driving further investment for research into epilepsy.

A life free from epilepsy is possible. Together we can achieve this through research. Thank you once again for supporting this vision.

Computing Master Class

Well done to the 5 year 9 students who have secured a place on the Computing Master Class at Repton College. We hope you have a great time and are enthused to continue your CS studies into GCSE.

For those who missed out remember the in school sessions starting this Wednesday lunchtime in room 43 – as per the email.

Sports News

Science News

This week’s Science Students of the Week selected by Mrs Macdonald are:

Year 9  

Sylvia Stocks and Alex Bryden for consistent hard work and an excellent first term in chemistry.

Year 10

Lucy Mitchell and Sam Archer for consistent hard work in chemistry.

Year 11

Surinder Mason and Eleanor Webster for excellent effort and hard work in chemistry in the run up to the mock exams.

Year 12

George Mothershaw for an outstanding report on DNA replication and analysis of variation and genetic mutations as part of his BTEC Forensic Science coursework.

Year 12

Libby Fry – for overcoming the barrier with calculations. Well Done!!

Very well done to all students!

PTA Quiz Night

Exam Dates

The last GCSE exam day is Thursday June 18th 2020.  The last GCE exam day is Tuesday June 23rd 2020.

The Contingency Day for GCSE/GCE is Wednesday 24th June 2020. In the event of national or local disruption to exams all students are advised to be available up to and including this day.



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