March 12th 2021

TAHS Weekly Newsletter. 


Unifrog are offering the following seminars to help our students make informed decisions about their futures:

It ain’t over yet

Our epic UK uni webinar series to help students decide where to study is drawing to a triumphant close; here are the last sessions (all times UK):

Featuring Queen Mary, University of London, University of Edinburgh, University of Warwick and many more

– Study in Wales TODAY @ 16:30
– Study in Scotland Wed 10 Mar @ 16:30
– Study in London Wed 10 Mar @ 18:00
– Study in Yorkshire or the North East Thu 11 Mar @ 16:30 
– Study in the Midlands Thu 11 Mar @ 16:30 

> Students sign up on the Webinars tile on their homepage, or here 

University of Stirling: Webinar and Academic Taster Series

The University of Stirling is running a tonne of awesome looking academic taster webinars, covering everything from Psychology to Media Management to Autism Research.

They’re also running webinars for students to learn more about the University of Stirling and studying in Scotland, as well as giving students top tips for choosing and applying to university.

> More info and book here 

Ravensbourne’s virtual open day on 20 March

Ravensbourne University London is particularly close to our hearts at Unifrog because our graphic designer is a Ravensbourne graduate!
The university is industry-focused, and located at the heart of London’s newest creative community on the Greenwich Peninsula.

They are design and digital media specialists, with a range of courses in subject areas including: Animation & Illustration, Architecture, Computing, Digital Technology, Fashion, Graphics & Design, Marketing & Advertising, Music & Sound, TV & Film.

They’re running a virtual open day on Saturday 20 March.

> More info and register here

 Unifrog Pro Tip of the week

Ben Mahoney, Area Manager, shares his Pro Tip of the week

“My Pro tip is: don’t forget to mark attachments as openable by students when adding distance learning tasks to interactions”

Webinar opportunity – Year 12

Please see information regarding a webinar you might be interested in registering for:

We are continuing with the Midlands Collaborative Event series:

Join eight different universities as they discuss key higher education topics to help prepare you for university, whilst answering your questions in these Q&A style webinars.  Click the link below for more info & to register. Choosing the right university & course – Thurs 20 May, 6pm

Subject Masterclasses – Year 12

Please see the information on Subject Masterclasses Cambridge University are holding via Zoom.  If you are interested in participating for one of your subjects, please let Mrs Walton know.  Closing date for expressing an interest is Wednesday 17th March.

Drama Star

Year 9

For their fantastic work on our Blood Brothers set design project: 

Aimee S           

Martha B

Holly T

Charlie F

Jack G

PE Update 

PE – Update

This week we have returned to practical PE lessons. Please ensure all students have full PE Kit. They will all require Reversible Rugby Top (This is to be worn for all outdoor lessons), Black Polo shirt, Black Shorts, Black Football Socks, Shin Pads, Gum Shield,  Football Boots, Indoor Trainers. Activities are on Insight. If students are injured or unwell they should bring a note and their PE kit as the will still have a role to play in the lesson and should have a coat if the weather in inclement.

Year 9 Options – On the Core PE Team is a presentation on the option subject we offer for PE, Entitled BTEC Tech Sport Activity & Fitness. There is also further information and materials about the course.

We hope you are keeping active- Please share your exercise plans on Teams. We are mindful that everyone enjoys different forms of exercise, but it is important you are keeping active and if possible getting fresh air each day. You can run, walk, bike or skate but try and get in a routine of being active each day.

We also have a range of Fitness Challenges you can try on our Core PE Teams pages. We also have a number of healthy eating videos on Teams which you can try.

It is important you are trying to get 60 minutes of physical activity and eating healthily each day. Why not have a go at making your own fitness or healthy cooking video and send it in on Teams? For Ideas and inspiration have a look at files on the Core PE Team.

BTEC Sport**

We have purchased on line learning resources for BTEC Students in Yr10, 11, 12, 13. Please see Teams for Log In details and how to access the resources **

Year 10 –  students have been were towards coursework on Sports Injuries.

Year 11- We have been really impressed with attendance at Live Lessons this week. As you know February exams have been cancelled. Students need to be working on Leadership Coursework (Component 3) All resources required are on Teams. Due to the nature of BTEC students need to complete all 3 Components to get a grade at the end of the course. We are waiting for information from the government about how students can improve their exam grade.

Year 12-  Students are now working on Unit 3 developing understanding of the sports industry. Students should now be using homework and independent study time to work on their Coursework.

Year 13- Students have received an individual mark breakdown via email. It is important that they use this to access lessons and resources they require. With uncertainty around summer exams it is vital students are fully prepared for the units they are taking to give them the best chance of their highest grade.

                                                WOOTTON CRICKET CLUB

                                WOOTTON SPORTS CLUB (CRICKET SECTION)          

The Pavilion, Shawcroft Farm, Gidacre Lane, Wootton, DE6 2GW

If your daughter or son is interested in playing cricket Wootton CC offers:

·        Fully qualified coaching

·        All Stars Cricket (for 5 to 8 year olds)

·        Participation in the South Moorlands Junior Cricket League (U8’s to U16’s)

·        Participation in the Derbyshire County Cricket League

·        Clubmark accreditation since 2009

·        A friendly club in a great setting

Please contact our Club Coach, Sid Barker Tel. 07973 226 715

Science News

This week’s Science Students of the Week

Year 9

Mr Melland would like to nominate Aminah K and Tashi T for excellent contributions in their online lessons.

This week’s Animal Care Student of the Week selected by Mrs North is Korie H in10E2 for fantastic commitment and excellent work online for Animal Care.

Well done!

English Stars

English staff would like to welcome everyone back to face to face lessons. Our students of the week are:

Y13 Jason l

Y12 Olivia G Katie G

Y11 Kyle W, Lizzie S, Lily D, Katie L, Evie U, Liberty C, Maggie C

Y10 katie Sc, Lucy O, Alfie H, Libby E, Jasmin W

Y9 Lauren N, Victoria H, Connor G, Susie C

Year 11 GCSE Maths

Over the next 10 weeks, Year 11 students will complete a GCSE maths past paper in class every other week.  Revision lists will be made available on Teams and Insight before each paper.

Week beginning 15th March (week 1)

11H   Friday 19th Period 111U    Thursday 18th period 1

Week beginning 29th March (week 3)

11H   Tuesday 30th Period 211U    Tussday 30th period 1

Week beginning 26th April (week 1) – Assessment week

11H   Tuesday 30th Period 211U    Tussday 30th period 1

Week beginning 10th May (week 3)

11H   Tuesday 30th Period 211U    Tussday 30th period 1

Week beginning 24th May (week 1)

11H   Friday 19th Period 111U    Thursday 18th period 1

Good sources of revision:      

Computing & ICT Revision Topics of the Week

For CS this weeks topic is Networking, check out the Craig and Dave channel and how about making your own knowledge organiser, remember this is the topic area we covered during the later stages of LD3.

For ICT students the topic to look at this week is the stages of the project lifecycle, again make some notes, create flashcards, create a quizlet – it is up to you as it is your revision:

6th Form Apprenticeship and Job Application Workshops. 

Victoria Standing from Workpays will be running 6 workshops for our Year 13 students who are not going to uni over the next three weeks. The first two are next week on Tuesday and Thursday from 3.30 till 4.30. They will be on recognising their strengths and writing winning job applications. All the students have received a message on teams and will find the invite in their calendar.  

Apprenticeship Opportunities  

There are a wide range of opportunities becoming available in our local area including an opportunity to work towards becoming a chartered surveyor. A number of our local nurseries and salons are also looking for apprentices to start in September. Please see the link below for apprenticeships within 15 miles of Uttoxeter.  

Results – Find an apprenticeship ( 

Career of the week  

Job title:   Human Resource Manager –  Human resources (HR) managers develop, deliver and manage HR policies and plans This information can be accessed for any career using the ‘Career O Meter’ on our school website! It is a really useful tool to look at the potential demand for jobs you may be interested in.  Take a look! -> Thomas Alleyne’s High School – Exploring your career ideas  
Potential Earnings:  £28,000 – £56000 
Routes into:   You can get into this job through: a university course a college course an apprenticeship working towards this role specialist courses run by professional bodies  For a University course – you’ll need a a foundation degree, higher national diploma or degree course in: human resources management business management and human resources psychology business with languages You could also do a postgraduate course in human resource management if you have a first degree. Entry requirements 1 or 2 A levels, or equivalent, for a foundation degree or higher national diploma 2 to 3 A levels, or equivalent, for a degree a degree in any subject for a postgraduate course At college you could:  Level 5 Diploma in Business Management and Human Resources Level 5 Diploma In Applied Human Resources Level 5 Diploma In Human Resource Management Entry requirements for these courses vary. Apprenticeships You can get into this role through a HR consultant partner higher apprenticeship, or senior people professional degree apprenticeship. Employers will set their own entry requirements. 
Day to day duties: You could: leading an organisation’s HR team supporting managers in getting the best out of their staff planning staff policies designing and advising on company benefits packages training and developing staff handling complicated HR issues working to improve employee relations managing budgets  
What skills will I need?  You’ll need: knowledge of human resources and employment law the ability to accept criticism and work well under pressure leadership skills the ability to use your initiative business management skills patience and the ability to remain calm in stressful situations the ability to work well with others the ability to motivate and manage staff to be able to use a computer and the main software packages competently  
Career path and progression: With experience, you could set up your own consultancy offering recruitment services, training, or advice on HR strategy and policy planning 

Information sourced directly from  

If you have any suggestions for a career you would like to know more about then please email me at 

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