March 26th 2021

TAHS Weekly Newsletter. 

Sixth Form Skills Session

There is a mandatory skills session with your Sixth Form form tutor scheduled for the following time next week:

Week 3 – P3 on Thursday 1st April from 2.05pm – 3.05pm

This session will be replacing your timetabled lesson if you have one at that time.  

You must attend this session even if you have a non-contact or no scheduled lesson as registers will be taken.

Year 12 – Unifrog

Students should be utilising this excellent VLE by adding to their competencies, researching careers/university courses/apprenticeships and looking at wider reading suggestions.  These can be used as Sixth Form 7 study.  Follow this link to the Unifrog blog for ideas on where to get started:

Medicine events

Sessions on Eventbrite could be useful for Sixth Form students who are interested in medicine. 

Staffs Uni

Please see attached information regarding upcoming events which could be of interest to Sixth Form students.

Army Foundation College

Please see attached information on live webinar opportunity regarding junior soldiers which could be of interest

Winning Artists

L2 Certificate in Team Leading

During half-term, 25 students from year 10 and 11 completed the Level 2 Certificate in Principles in Effective Team Leadership.  It was wonderful to see students investing in their personal development and future potential in this way.   Sam P from Year 10 said about the course “the leadership course was a very useful and helpful course. I feel like it helped grow my understanding of the workplace; I now feel much more knowledgeable and confident about it. The people who ran it were incredibly nice and helpful. It was also nice to have some communication with others as the lockdown has left some of us lonely, so this course also offered a social element with them rewarding us with quizzes if the work was completed. I’m very thankful for the course being set up as I feel I gained invaluable information and enjoyed it so much.”

Congratulations to all who took part in the course.

Mrs Maingay 

Year 9 Most Able Team

On Tuesday after school it was great that 17 year 9 students joined an online tutorial and chat discussion on the right to protest in the UK. Our year 9 students had watched a Brilliant Club Master Class lesson on Does Protesting Make you Loyal? Thank you to those students who took part by watching the masterclass and then joined the online lesson in their own time. It was great to hear so many different opinions. 

PE Update 

It has been great for students to return to PE lessons taking part in rugby, netball, football, badminton and fitness. 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.

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 are working towards coursework on Sports Injuries.

Year 11- All Component 3 coursework needs completing on Teams. Students are now beginning to practice their practical leadership and so need PE kit for lessons.

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.

Please see message below from Uttoxeter Cricket Club- They are also require a wicket keeper for their U15 team

“Dear parents and carers,

Are you looking for the opportunity to involve your child in a fun outdoor
activity this summer? Why not come down to junior training at Uttoxeter
Cricket Club in Marchington? It doesn’t matter whether you are experienced
or new to the game, we have coaching programmes to suit all ages and
abilities in a safe and sociable environment for both children and parents.
Our sessions are planned to start on Friday 9th April and will run through
to mid-September. For more information, please contact
Kind regards,
Rick Ormiston
Uttoxeter CC Junior Co-ordinator”

If you’d like to learn how to play cricket

If you’d like to learn how to play cricket you’d be most welcome to attend outdoor training sessions* run by ECB qualified Coaches at Wootton CC

Science News

This week’s Science Students of the Week

Year 10

Mr Mitchell would like to nominate Gemma B and Joe H for continued excellence in science assessment.

And also, Harley T for brilliant work-rate and focus since returning from lockdown.

Mrs Simpson would like to nominate Holly A in 10O2 – for excellent recall of concepts learned remotely to make it an easy transition back into the classroom. 

Mr Melland would like to nominate Jack T for excellent work in lessons.

Year 11

Mr Mitchell would like to nominate Lily May D, Arthur M, Madison C, Beth H, Minnie M-A and Tyler B for excellent work on practical assessment in science.

Well done!

English Booster Sessions

There will be a series of English revision sessions available over the next few weeks for year 11 students, focusing on targeting the top grades. They will be on Teams and the details are below. To be added to the Team, please contact Miss Cann on

Session One Tuesday 30 March 2021 4:30 – 5:15 Writing an amazing literature essay

Session Two Tuesday 13 April 2021 4:30 – 5:15 Revising language Section A (paper 1 &2)

Session Three Tuesday 20 April 2021 4:30 – 5:15 Developing writing skills for Section B

English Stars

Your English teachers have continued to be impressed with so many of the wonderful things you have been doing in lessons and the approach of so many of you to your learning; well done! In particular, the following students have really stood out and deserve recognition for their approach over the last week. I have really enjoyed reading about all of the wonderful things you have all been doing and the reasons your teachers have recommended you. Our students of the week are:

Year 9 Aminah K, Joel M, Lily O, Cara Marie G, Kai H, Kristers L, Oliver H-P

Year 10 Tom N, Lucy O, Ben L, Edward F, Neve R, Eloise P, Ben L, Molly D, Sam P, Rhys R, Katie F

Year 11 Josh N, Tess S, Tilly S, Larbi F, Ben P, Leia W, Maddie W

Year 12 Rosie-Mai KP, Frankie T, Katie G

Year 13 Tom F, Maddie A

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 29th March (week 3)

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

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

11H   Friday 30th Period 111U    Thursday 29th period 1

Week beginning 10th May (week 3)

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

Week beginning 24th May (week 1)

11H   Friday 28th Period 111U    Thursday 27th period 1

Good sources of revision:      

ICT & Computing Topics of the Week

For computing we want you to look at storage devices this week primary & secondary. Our old friends Craig and Dave have some fantastic videos and more resources are on teams.

For ICT we are looking at the differing planning tools so that you can use them in your controlled as well as look at them in relation to the assessments after Easter. All of the links are on our team under the Controlled Assessment Channel – this link will be only available to students.

Cartwright: Planning Tools posted in Year 11 Cambridge National Exam Summer 2021 / Controlled Assessment at 26 Mar 2021 10:47 

Geography News

Y11 revision session on Tuesday will be focussing on the Nigeria case study from the Changing Economic World topic. This session will be in Miss Robinson’s room between 3:15-4pm. 

Y13 revision session will be on Thursday next week in Mr Harris’ room after-school. Look out for a message from Mr Harris on Teams regarding the topic. 

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