February 14th 2020

TAHS Weekly Newsletter. 

Headteacher’s Blog

Please find below our final round up of the term. We wish you a very happy half term. 

As part of our ongoing Future Intention support programme for Year 12 students, it is proposed to arrange a visit on Friday 28th February 2020 to the Careers Live Convention in Birmingham. We will be leaving school at 8.30am and the predicted time of return is 3.05pm.  Students will be registered on the coaches prior to departure. The day offers an opportunity for students to explore a range of talks including information about student life, choosing a career, working a certain industry, applying for university, apprenticeships and much more.

The cost of this trip will be £10.00 per student.  Deadline for payment is Tuesday 25th February 2020

Consent forms to be returned to the Sixth Office by Tuesday 25th February 2020.

This is a great opportunity, so much so that we have offered it to our Year 13 students who have not applied to university. There will be a range of apprenticeship providers and students will be encouraged to seek out opportunities for themselves.

Last week was the Year 12 assessment week. All Year 12 students were ‘put through their paces’ as each classroom teacher assessed them on prior learning. This data will be formulated and passed back to students so they can see the positive progress they are making. This assessment week will also enable classroom teachers and the Sixth Form Team to see who may need academic support and intervention. This is a positive process that allows us to support the student to help bridge gaps in knowledge, help with confidence and also deliver revision strategies to those that may need further support.

With half term upon us, it is that time when I ask you to support your child in Year 13 and help them plan a revision timetable for their final set of examinations at TAHS.  We need them to ensure they have enough revision time scheduled per week and to encourage them to ensure that they do have time for themselves.  If you would like help with this then please contact Mrs Walton and she will forward your email or query to their classroom teachers.

Year 12 students should now be looking at the ‘super curricular’ activities, by completing  Moocs, using online learning platforms such as Future Learn etc. All of these platforms enable students to look deeper into their subject content and to discover a greater understanding of aspects of the subject specification. Using Unifrog is a great way to look at this.

Tutor Activities for First Week Back

Y12

As part of keeping students safe, please watch this BBC clip about a prolific offender and then a Drink Aware video about staying safe on a night out:

https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=prolific+rapist+uk&&view=detail&mid=0B826DBA6283C3DEAC770B826DBA6283C3DEAC77&&FORM=VRDGAR&ru=%2Fvideos%2Fsearch%3Fq%3Dprolific%2Brapist%2Buk%26FORM%3DHDRSC3


https://www.drinkaware.co.uk/advice/staying-safe-while-drinking/stay-with-your-pack/


Y13

As part of keeping students safe, please watch these clips about staying safe on a night out.  The first is advice from Cambridge University, the second is from the Canals & Rivers Trust:


https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=staying+safe+on+a+night+out&&view=detail&mid=2618215B6135040DFBC12618215B6135040DFBC1&&FORM=VRDGAR&ru=%2Fvideos%2Fsearch%3Fq%3Dstaying%2Bsafe%2Bon%2Ba%2Bnight%2Bout%26FORM%3DHDRSC3

https://canalrivertrust.org.uk/enjoy-the-waterways/safety-on-our-waterways/stay-safe-on-your-night-out

Year 9 Options

The options form has now gone ‘LIVE’ on insight. Please make sure that students are on their own account (and not parental account) to complete the form.


The options process closes on Wednesday 26th February

Revision

In order to support the run up to external exams we wish to share some ideas with you. Over half term please ask your child about their revision timetable and how they plan to get ready for the exams.  You may find the attached information about ‘revisiting content’ useful.

A Monster Calls

The trip to see ‘A Monster Calls’ is on Wednesday 19th February. Please ensure you return any outstanding medical forms and arrive at school for 12:10. 

Year 9 Parents Evening

Year 9 parents evening is now live on insight, http://www.thonasalleynes.org.

Please check you appointments to see if you have missed any teachers – they are going fast!

If you have issues with insight please email insight@tahs.org.uk and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

Business in Berlin

Year 12 Business Studies arrived in a Berlin on Thursday and spent the day exploring and experiencing the Brandenburg Gate and even got to see a couple of ambassadors driving away from an important meeting at the Reichstag.

Friday was an early start to the BMW Motorcycle factory, an escape room experience and taking in the incredible view from the glass dome of the Reichstag, all whilst travelling around the city using the underground and tram systems! Still to come chocolate factory at Ritter Sport, Hard Rock cafe, bunker experience and Walking tour of Berlin. 

One student said: the few days we have spent in Berlin was one of my best experiences ever, the culture is different from England and on every street there is an impressive building.

Sports News

Eleanor Punchard in the sixth form, won silver in the English Indoor Rowing Championships at Manchester velodrome.


Berie Ingram was 9th in the County Cross Country Championships.

Year 9 Netball Vs Deferrers

The unbeaten run continued for the Year 9 netball team. Another high standard game was played by both teams. Alleyne’s controlled each quarter and this was reflected in the score. Amelie was voted player of the match for her high quality shooting.The movement with Megan and Amelie in the D allowed for lots of shooting opportunities close to the net.Hattie, Lucy, Kiera, and Evie jumped to intercept or collect rebounds in the defensive third. Whilst Molly, Lucy L and Flo made space in wide areas to create space on the court. An excellent game which finished 19-8 to TAHS

Y10 Girls Netball 

1st Orme, 2nd Torrance, 3rd Elkes, 4th Whitmore

Year 9 House Netball

1st Whitmore,  2nd Elkes,  3rd Orme,  4th Torrance 

Boys House Football

Year 9
1st Torrance, 2nd Orme, 3rd Whitmore, 4th Elkes

Year 10
1st – Orme, 2nd Whitmore, 3rd Elkes, 4th Torrance 

Year 11
1st Orme, 2nd Whitmore, 3rd Torrance, 4th Elkes

CREST Award

The CREST award is now being offered for Y10 students! This award, overseen by the British Science Association, will run weekly and involves students working independently or in groups to plan and run a project addressing a real-world STEM problem. We will be working towards gaining Silver awards from CREST which you will be able to write about on CV’s and personal statements and the skills you learn and develop will be able to be applied to your GCSE science studies. There are many project ideas available such as ‘Detect Fraud Using Chromatography’, ‘Hit-And-Run Investigation’, ‘Monitoring Water Pollution’, ‘Shampoo and Hair Types’ and much more!

The first session will take place on Wednesday 26th February in room 53 with Miss Thorley. If you want to know more about it before you start then please see Miss Thorley at any breaktime or lunchtime.

Please note: this project is currently only offered to Year 10 students at this moment in time, other opportunities will be available to other year groups soon.

Message from student Eco team


We would request that parents, who are dropping students off in the morning or picking up after school, turn off their engines whilst waiting. We are keen to reduce the carbon footprint of our school and this is a relatively simple thing that everyone can do to make a difference. 

Science News

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

Year 9 

Alex Bryden – for his consistent good work and focus in lessons

William Ball – for his steady progress in Physics (and achieving his target in his end of topic test)

Year 10

Cole Moody – fabulous last assessment score

Tilly Shelley – for consistent hard work and good progress this half term

Year 11

Freya Bettaney – for her growth in confidence in Physics and her consistent hard work this half term

Martha Murray – for her positive attitude to learning and determination to master difficult topics

Year 12

Okii Ari and Vicky Catterall for their work for the James Webb Space Telescope Project

Year 13

Nicole Rankin – for her resilience and determination in Physics

Will Taylor – for his determination to master the subject and his independent work outside lessons 

Well done!

Year 9 Most Able Music and Drama Workshop.


Mrs Todd, Miss Gibbins and Mrs Mood ran a workshop this week for some of our talented Year 9 students in music and drama. The workshop was designed to give the opportunity for some students to take part in a musical theatre experience and to rehearse and perform a scene over the course of the day. The musical chosen was Little Shop of Horrors and the choreography was designed by Mrs Mood to enable all students to take part in the performance. 

The following words are from Ella Russell:
Wednesday was great. It all started with a bit of a warm up – we had to make a dance together. We also did a really hard tongue twister but we all got it in the end.After we got our teeth around that, we learned the song we were going to be performing -‘Skid Row’ from Little Shop of Horrors’. We were told that there were going to be some solos and later we did the auditions. They were nerve wracking but everyone did really well and the parts were then cast. We ended with an epic performance of what we had created. We filmed it and were all very impressed when we watched it back. 

Government Advise on Corona Virus

Advice to those who have travelled recently

Public Health England has changed the advice for individuals who have travelled recently as follows:

Travellers from Wuhan and Hubei Province

If you have travelled from Wuhan or Hubei Province to the UK in the last 14 days you should immediately:

stay indoors and avoid contact with other people as you would with the flucall NHS 111 to inform them of your recent travel to the area

Please follow this advice even if you do not have symptoms of the virus.

Travellers from other parts of China and other specified areas

This advice applies to travellers who have returned to the UK from the following areas:

Elsewhere in ChinaThailandJapanRepublic of KoreaHong KongTaiwanSingaporeMalaysiaMacau

If you have returned to the UK from any of these areas in the last 14 days and develop symptoms of cough or fever or shortness of breath, you should immediately:

stay indoors and avoid contact with other people as you would with the flucall NHS 111 to inform them of your recent travel to the country

Encouraging good hygiene

As always, if you have symptoms of a cold or flu, then there are measures you can take to stop germs:

always carry tissues with you and use them to catch your cough or sneeze. Then bin the tissue, and wash your hands, or use a sanitiser gel.wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after using public transport. Use a sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available.avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.avoid close contact with people who are unwell.

Latest information

Updates on Coronavirus:

https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus

Travel advice for those travelling and living overseas:

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/travel-advice-novel-coronavirus

Public Health England blog:

https://publichealthmatters.blog.gov.uk/2020/01/23/wuhan-novel-coronavirus-what-you-need-to-know/

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February 7th 2020

TAHS Weekly Newsletter. 

Headteacher’s Blog

Please see below our press release regarding the opening of our Sports Pavilion on Saturday. Thank you to students, who delivered some fantastic speeches and to everyone who joined us on the day.

Press release


A new, £1.5 million development, including new classrooms and state-of-the-art gym at Thomas Alleyne’s High School opened officially on February 1st 2020.  

 “The opening of the gym is part of our drive to provide the students of Uttoxeter and surrounding area with modern facilities which will enable them to study a broad range of subjects. We have always been fortunate to have our unique school farm on site to support students in their study of Environmental Science, and are thrilled to be able to now offer our Sports students such a fantastic additional resource,” said Headteacher Mrs Rudge.

Last year, Jack and Jess secured places to study Sports Science at Sheffield Hallam and Loughborough Universities, Lydia and Sean commenced their coaching qualifications and Thomas was successful in attaining a swimming scholarship. We currently have a number of students with their sights set on being part of the British team for the Paris 2024 Olympics.

She added, ”The sports industry boasts a diverse range of career options from physotherapy, coaching to sports technology and which ever route our students wish to take we want to make sure they are supported and well prepared. ”

Events this week

It has been a busy week with our Careers and Year 9 options evenings on Thursday and our PTA Quiz on Friday. There was a fantastic turn-out to both events and we felt very fortunate that over 40 organisations joined us for the careers evening. Thank you for your feedback during the evening. We were thrilled that so many of you found the event helpful.

If any of our readers have contacts in any businesses or higher education establishments that may be prepared to exhibit in 2021 please make contact with Mrs Dodd via office@tahs.org.uk.


My thanks to our fabulous PTA, our exhibitors and Mrs Dodd and Mrs Walton for such a fantastic Future Intentions evening.

Fantastic opportunity for a sixth former from Staffordshire Police.


The police have set up the East Staffordshire Citizens Academy which is a ten week course which is open to anyone from the community of East Staffordshire. The course is not limited to those with an interest in Policing but may be of benefit to anyone wishing to join the Police as a future career. 

It is open to anyone from the community who wants to find out about the work we do and over a ten week period the following subjects will be covered:-

Week 1 – Neighbourhood Policing, Police Powers and Problem Solving

Week 2 – Crime Prevention, contact services and Single Online Home

Week 3 – Child Sexual Exploitation & Cyber Crime

Week 4 – Domestic Abuse & Stalking

Week 5 – Prevent and Forensics

Week 6 – Major Investigation Department

Week 7 – Anti-Social Behaviour, Knife Crime and Stop & Search

Week 8 – Operational Support including Dog Support, Firearms and Tactical Support

Week 9 – Working at heights, Protest Removal and Specialist Search Officers

Week 10 – The Showcase Event.

Each session will be around two hours in length and the course is due to commence at 1800hrs (6pm) on Tuesday 3rd March 2020 and the venue for the course is Princess Resource and Community Centre, Princess Street, Burton, Staffordshire, DE14 2NW. There will be light refreshments provided during the sessions along a final end of course presentation, certificate and photograph.

If anyone is interested in attending the course or wish for further information then they are asked to email scott.gidman@staffordshire.pnn.police.uk and further information will be provided. Please also let Mrs Walton know you have applied.

This week was the careers fair at TAHS where we had many Post 18 providers here to share information and offer advice to our all of our year groups.  We saw many Year 9 and Year 11 students and were able to offer support in using Unifrog and about career pathways in general.  It was nice to see some Year 13 attending, these students are ensuring that really have got many options to choose from on results day in August.

All week Year 12 students have been completing assessments in their lesson, this is our interim assessment and will enable the students to see what it may be like in their mock examinations in June.  I have seen many students revising in the canteen and in the study room this week and know that all those that have worked hard and prepared for these assessments will be rewarded.

I hope that all Year 13 students have started their revision and have a suitable plan in place. I want all students to do well and we offer arrange of support to help them. Please encourage students to ask for subject support, they can arrange revision sessions with their teachers, complete past paper questions and receive feedback on them. They can also see what guidance is written on the exam board.  My best piece of advice is to plan the revision schedule, ensure that students know what they are revising and that they have all the topic clearly identified at the start, my second piece of advice is for them to let their friends know when they are revising, this may lead to less distractions. 

Thank you to the students who have helped at school functions over the last few weeks. The same wonderful students have helped out at Year 12 and Year 11 Parents evening and supported at the Careers Fair. If you are in Year 12 and would like to be considered for a role in the Senior Prefect Team then please consider attending these events and helping the wider school community.

Tutor Activities for Next Week

Y12

As part of our legal responsibility to guide students about healthy relationships, students are being asked to watch a short BBC video about stalking and discuss the surrounding issues


Y13

As part of our legal responsibility to guide students about healthy relationships, watch a video from Plan International about sexual identity & then a further video giving advice to LGBQT+ teens. All videos will be shown by tutors.

Year 9 Options

Many thanks to all Parents/Carers who attended the Year 9 Future Intentions evening this week. It was a fabulous night with over 40 exhibitors on hand to give advice to our students.

Please find attached all of the information shared during the options presentations and a copy of the subject prospectus.

Please take your time read through and discuss the options with your child.

The options form will go live next Friday via Insight. 

National Finalists

On Tuesday, the Thomas Alleyne’s Robotics team travelled to RAF Cosford, Wolverhampton to attend the Regional FTC Competition. We qualified for the National Championships which will be hosted in London, at the Olympic Park from March 27 – 28th. The team came first in a social media image competition and were runners up in the Inspire and Innovate awards out of 21 teams!

Almost winning the Inspire award meant the judges deemed our team to be one of the most successful in our journey, overcoming obstacles and reaching the Regionals with a high optimism and willingness to improve.

We thoroughly enjoyed our experience participating in the competition and the games, with our team placing 10th in our ability.

It wasn’t all about the robot however, as we were judged not only on the hardware and the programming, but also our ability to work as a team and as a business, securing fundraising in order to progress in the project. Our triumph in this leg of the competition came forth from not only our smarts with robotics, but also our social skills and communication skills when securing sponsors.

However, to proceed to the National Championships, a two day event, we do still need some more investment. If you are interested in supporting us, we have a JustGiving donations page here:

https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/assrftc?utm_term=ndZpDd4KN 

Furthermore, any companies interested in sponsoring us, please send an email to: RobotTeam@tahs.net to enquire further.

Your help would be greatly appreciated!

Year 9 Parents Evening

Year 9 parents evening is now live on insight, http://www.thonasalleynes.org.

Please check you appointments to see if you have missed any teachers – they are going fast!

If you have issues with insight please email insight@tahs.org.uk and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

Uniform

Thank you for the continued support with the implementation of the uniform policy. We have seen a decrease in non-school uniform items being worn to school which allows the students to be ready to learn when they enter the classroom.  Please can you continue to support the school uniform policy by ensuring that your child is wearing the appropriate trousers, skirts and shoes to school. 

Intervention

We would appreciate all parents sharing the dates of the GCSE interventions with Year 11 students. A link to the timetable is below:

Sports News

House Basketball Results

Year 9
1st Whitmore, 2nd Orme, 3rd Torrance, 4th Elkes

Year 10
1st Whitmore, 2nd Orme,3rd Elkes, 4th Torrance

Year 11
1st Orme, 2nd Elkes, 3rd Whitmore, 4th Torrance

U16 County Cup Basketball Semi-Final


On Wednesday we took on Robert Sutton in the county cup semi final. We started slowly with the tactic of bringing on our stronger players as the game developed. 14-3 down after the first quarter, it was a tough hill to climb. Ben Wain began to find the basket inside the paint and with their stair player on 4 fouls we clawed it back to 32-32. The game became end to end with Wain scoring 3 pointers and Harry Taylor beginning to dominate inside the key. Some missed chances and improved discipline from our opposition resulted in a narrow loss but the boys could hold their heads high.

10 Tips to Stay Safe Online

  1. Only talk to people you know and trust in real life
  2. Don’t give away personal information to strangers – like what street you live on, or where you go to school. Say “no” if they ask you to share photos or videos of yourself
  3. Set your profiles to private
  4. Be ‘share aware’ – once you share something online, you’ve got no control over what anyone else does with it. And it’s illegal to take, share or view sexual images of under-18s, full stop
  5. Be mindful of your digital footprint – it could come back to bite you
  6. If you see something upsetting, or someone bullies you, tell an adult you trust
  7. Don’t assume everything you see is true to life. People often make their lives look more exciting online
  8. Watch out for hoaxes and scams, like messages you’re asked to pass on or that as you for payment details or passwords
  9. Be wary of schemes that promise easy cash in return for you receiving and transferring money, and don’t be fooled by anything that glamorises gang lifestyles
  10. Watch out for loot boxes or other ways that games get you to pay – before you know it you can spend a lot on them

Science News

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

Year 9 

Alex Bryden – for his consistent good work and focus in lessons

William Ball – for his steady progress in Physics (and achieving his target in his end of topic test)

Year 10

Cole Moody – fabulous last assessment score

Tilly Shelley – for consistent hard work and good progress this half term

Year 11

Freya Bettaney – for her growth in confidence in Physics and her consistent hard work this half term

Martha Murray – for her positive attitude to learning and determination to master difficult topics

Year 12

Okii Ari and Vicky Catterall for their work for the James Webb Space Telescope Project

Year 13

Nicole Rankin – for her resilience and determination in Physics

Will Taylor – for his determination to master the subject and his independent work outside lessons 

Well done!

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January 31st 2020

TAHS Weekly Newsletter. 

Headteacher’s Blog

On Saturday, we have our official opening of the new Sports Pavillion. We would like to thank everyone who has been involved in the build and are excited to see students using the gym for the first time. 

This week on Thursday, we will be holding our annual Careers Evening. There will be over 40 exhibitors at the show, which is always a fantastic evening. It is an opportunity for all students, including those from our middle schools, to speak to prospective employers or colleges. Even if you can only spend half an hour with us, please pop along.

The following evening, we have a very different event – our PTA Quiz – always fun – details below.


Please remind your daughters and sons of the fantastic resource that is GCSEpod. Since the start of this academic year, students have streamed over 7000 podcasts to support them with their revision. Seventeen students have streamed over 100 podcasts. We know that students who stream high number of podcasts go on to make excellent progress at GCSE and so urge everyone, from Year 9 to Year 11, to get into a good routine of regularly accessing the podcasts to revise or embed their learning. 


Thank you to Year 12 parents  for joining us at parents evening this week. With 90% of parents joining us for the evening, it was our best turnout yet. If you were unable to join us but would like feedback please contact the sixth form team. 


The Ryman Enterprise Challenge involved 150 students from our middle schools on Thursday. There was a fantastic buzz during the day and we think there may well be some budding entrepreneurs in Years 7 and 8! 

Last night was an opportunity for Year 12 parents to come and speak to subject teachers and the 6th Form team. It was an amazing turn out, 96%. This is exceptional. Thank you to all of you for your continued support. If you were unable to attend then please contact the school and we will provide current feedback on your child.

Staffordshire university have created a great opportunity for students to experience university life.  Unilife Summer Residential is open for applications. It is for 3 days in late June/early July and you will be able to experience taster sessions, study skills and social activities.  If you would like to attend or find out more information then please go on their website www.staffs.ac.uk/unilife.

This weeks assembly has been on internet safety and was delivered by Mrs Dodd, the assembly focused on their digital footprint and to be mindful of what they post online, including photographs and text. 

Year 13 students who have not applied to university will  be receiving advice and guidance from the 6th Form team, it would be very useful if all Year 12 and 13 students attend the careers fair on February 6th in the Sportshall. We have a variety of employers and apprenticeship organisations who will be there and this can help make informed choices.

Tutor Activities for Next Week

Y12

What sort of questions would you ask on a university open day?  Visit the Bright Knowledge website for some advice:  https://brightknowledge.org/education/questions-to-ask-on-a-university-visit


Y13Take a look at the live apprenticeships on offer at Amazing Apprenticeships.  Even if you are considering Uni, take a look at any degree apprenticeships that might interest you:https://amazingapprenticeships.com/vacancies/

Y9 Future intentions fortnight

Week Beginning 3.2.20 to 14.02.20


Year 9 assembly this week on options process followed by parent information evening on Thursday 6.2.20 at 6 pm during our future intentions career event.

Understand your Child’s Online Life

This week Mrs Dodd has delivered a very important message in assembly regarding the life our students lead online. Please take time to view the attaceched and tlak to your child about the contnets and thier online life.

Mr Cartwright attended an E-Safety confrecen this week and we will be publishing information from that in the coming weeks.

One thought from that is, it is good to restrict screen time, just as we were restricted on TVs, but the internet is now how children view content. Traditional TV programs are fast getting replaced by YouTube. Talk to your children and understand their life online, ask them what they are doing, why they like it so much? Opening the conversation is going to help much more than simply removing the device from them.

Cycling Success

Last week, Hannah competed in the national championships. Despite being the youngest competitor in the race and needing to compete in a senior category as a junior, she finished her day being placed 12th nationally. A superb achievement after an inspirational race. To watch the video please click on the link below – she reached 60.8kph!

Year 9 Parents Evening 13th February

Year 9 parents evening is now live on insight, http://www.thonasalleynes.org.

Please make your bookings via the system by selecting the parents evening option form the main menu and then selecting the appropriate time slot for each member of staff you wish to see.

Due to the high numbers of pupils taught in some subjects by one member of staff can we please ask that for the following subjects appointments are only made if your child is seriously considering opting for the subject for GCSE:

ICT, Drama, Music & PE

If you have issues with insight please email insight@tahs.org.uk and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

Intervention

We would appreciate all parents sharing the dates of the GCSE interventions with Year 11 students. A link to the timetable is below:

Sports News

Year 9 Netball Vs John Taylor

The year 9’s maintained there unbeaten run on Tuesday against John Taylor. All of the squad showed great leadership, organisational skills and enjoyment as they played their toughest fixture to date. The game was a lot closer than the final score of 21-9 suggests. Excellent defending by Lucy, Hattie and Evie reduced JT.’s shooters having opportunities. Kiera, Lucy L, Flo and Molly showed relentless energy to keep the game flowing at a high pace. Amelie’s shooting was exceptional and she was supported well with Chloe’s movement in the D. Player of Match Lucy L

House Matches

Year 10 girls Football

1st Torrance, 2nd Orme, 3rd Elkes,  4th Whitmore


Year 11 girls Football

1st Elkes, 2nd Whitmore,  3rd Orme and Torrance

BTEC Tech Award in Sport Activity and Fitness


Revision session Saturday 1st Feb 10.30-1pmExam Tuesday 4th Feb
Coursework dates have been sent out to all students.

U18 Football County Cup Semi Final
Home v Walton High School


After an early scare we dominated chances in the first half but couldn’t find the net! Apart from finishing, individualally we were near faultless. 2nd half we made a number of changes to try and unlock the door. Thornton made a great impact and Ford was dominate at Centre Back. Although some nervy moments at 0-0 we felt we were the better side, with Bosworth and Brain commanding the back, Shaw combining well with Coates and Haywood. Bussell worked industrially with Johnson sprinkling magic in the middle. Dawson playing in an unfamiliar position out wide struggled with the extra running but created a number of good chances. Whitehead held the ball up well and combined with McNair well. Man of the match was Ethan Archer at right back who had a sensational game from box to box.
After an uneventful Extra Time the game went to penalties. After a number of the side being on the end of a losing shootout in the final last year- this was redemption with us scoring all 5 pens confidently and Lucas Rogers being the hero with a great save to book a place in the final!

U16 County Cup 1/4 final


On a freezing wet afternoon we travelled  to Trentham. The difficult conditions made football difficult. We adapted best and and controlled the game. Similar to the U18 game the night before finishing was the problem. In the second half Baggly provided a great finish and then Brunt forced a own goal to give us a 2-0 lead. They struck back through a corner and then threw everything at us for the last 10 minutes. Keeper Whitehead was man of the match with a string of fine saves, good handling and positive kicking.

Final score 2-1 win

Young Writer Competition


Students from Year 9-13 are invited to enter the Rotary Club Young Writer competition, in which students from Thomas Alleyne’s school have been previously very successful.

The task is to produce a written or typed story in prose entitled, “CONNECTIONS”.The written entry could be fiction or non-fiction, a story or a poem, as long as the piece relates to the theme. 
An A4 page or up to 500 words is a suggested suitable submission. 
Please see Mrs Peers for an entry form. 

Science News

We strongly advise our Year 11 students to attend our current revision sessions – look out for the posters displayed around the Science Department for times and location.

The dates of the upcoming GCSE examinations can be found on the attached poster.

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

Year 9

Keira Flanaghan for full marks on her last Chemistry assessment test

Abigail Rolph for consistent high scores in her last three Chemistry assessment tests

Year 10

Isla McFadzean and Lucy Lowther for always working to the best of their ability and achieving high scores

Year 11

Jack Doyle and Saffron Forrester for excellent Year 11 mock exam results

Year 12

Ellis Barhas and Emma Rose for consistent hard work in A Level Chemistry

Year 13

Tom Smith and Emelia Lowe for excellent Year 13 Chemistry mock results

Well Done!

PTA Quiz Night

PTA Meeting

Monday 3rd February, 7pm in the staff room – all welcome.

Dementia Friends Awareness in BTEC Health & Social Care


On Wednesday, Dementia Friends champion David Lindop came in to talk to year 13 Health & Social Care students about living with dementia and how to make it a positive experience for people and their families.  This is an invaluable enrichment activity, especially as so many of these students have places at university to study for careers in the healthcare sector.  
David is running another session on Monday 3rd February at 11.20am in room 62, so any year 12 or year 13 students who do not have a timetabled lesson and are interested in this as an enrichment opportunity are welcome to attend.  

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