May 14th 2021

TAHS Weekly Newsletter. 



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

Week 4 – P3 on Tuesday 18th May from 2.05pm – 3.05pm

Year 12

Focus will be personal statement writing

Year 13

Update on Year 13 ball and opportunity to say farewell to your form tutor and form group.

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 13 – Gofundme

Can you help support our Year 13 students.

Over the past 18 months students education has been massively disrupted due to COVID-19 and everyone has had to work tirelessly to adapt to an unprecedented and ever-changing environment.

Normally, the Senior Prefect Team, would have been organising Sixth Form balls, fundraisers, and activities for the sixth form to raise the funds to provide an end of year celebration of what we have achieved in the Sixth Form. Sadly, however, this has not been possible ☹️. We feel like it is our responsibility to provide one final celebration for our peers so that they can finish off this chapter in a positive way.

We are therefore reaching out to the community in trying to raise money to support us in paying for our formal leaver’s celebration, making it accessible to everyone in Year 13, regardless of their circumstances. 

If you would like to support us you can make a donation on our gofundme page by clicking on the link :

Thank you for helping us achieve our goal!


The Senior Prefects have organised Leavers Jumpers for Year 13.  If you would like to order a jumper please click on the link below:


Students who have not received their next GCSE certificates can collect them from Mrs Walton in the Sixth Form office

COVID-19 Test Kits

Any Sixth Form students who have not received their next batch of COVID-19 test kits can collect them from Mrs Walton in the Sixth Form office

We’re talking mental health

This week was mental health week, so we’ve made plans to help support your student’s wellbeing. There’s something on everyday across all of our social channels, make sure they’re following us so they don’t miss out on any of the top tips and tricks we’ll be sharing.

Year 11 Opportunities

See the images below for two fantastic opportunities for our year 11 students:

YEAR 8 into YEAR 9 Learning Support Evening Thursday 20th May 3.30 – 4.30.

We look forward to meeting Year 8 parents of SEND pupils on Thursday.  Please come and meet the SEND department for refreshments and an insight as to how your son or daughter could be supported whilst they are at Thomas Alleynes. 

The afternoon will give you the opportunity to meet TA’s, meet current pupils and see how support is given.
We hope to see you on Thursday 20th May.  If you are unable to attend but would like to visit please contact Mrs Oliver or Mr. Godwin at school.

PE Update 

It has been great for students to return to PE lessons.  We have begun the term with, rounders, cricket, softball, swimming and frisbee. Please ensure all students have full PE Kit. They will all require , Black Polo shirt, Black Shorts, Sports socks, Indoor Trainers. Students also require a black swim costume / black swim shorts. 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.  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.

Science News

This week’s Science Students of the Week are:

Year 9

Mrs Hughes would like to nominate the following students for super participation in Chemistry discussions – Cameron B, Logan C, Charlie F, Calli H, Kristers L, Luke N, Ben P and Ben S.

Mrs Dykes would like to nominate 9H2 for excellent behaviour in their 3 teacher Chemistry lesson on Wednesday.

Year 10

Mrs Hughes would like to nominate the following students for excellent effort in their chemistry lessons – Livvy E, Sophie W, Harry G and Mia S.

Year 11

Mrs Dykes would like to nominate the following students from 11U4 – Minnie M-A, Lily May D, Sammy E, Ben A, Maddison C and Arthur M for their efforts in Physics.

Year 13

Mr Mitchell would like to nominate Vicky C for fantastic scores in Chemistry and say ‘well done’ to all Year 13 with really pleasing results.

Well done to all of this week’s students!


Well done to Year 10 on some fantastic Anglo-Saxon and Norman England examination results. A lot of students were at or above their target grades and one person got 100%

Year 11 ‘Prom’ – Thursday 8th July 2021

For some of our students, they are now entering their final two weeks at Thomas Alleyne’s High School. We know they have a number of additional assessments this week and wish them well with these.

We are looking forward to being able to celebrate this milestone with them on the 8th July 2021 at Uttoxeter racecourse where their end of year prom will take place. Tickets are now on sale and available via parent pay. Year 11 students need to ensure that in these final two weeks they are conducting themselves in an appropriate
manner and continue to show respect to staff, peers and the school site. Please note that any misbehaviour in school will result in their tickets being withdrawn.

If you have not purchased your ticket as yet, they are still available to purchase on Parentpay for £20, the deadline for payment is Friday 21st May 2021.

English Stars

The English department would like to congratulate all those students who have been putting in lots of effort and working so hard this week. In particular, we would like to commend the following as student of the week:

Year 9 Joel M, Martha B, Sophie A, Savannah O, Jess C (all for completing their speaking and listening speeches), and 9UL for just being delightful and motivated and engaging so positively with the topic we are studying! Millie S, Billy T

Year 10 Jake L, Rhiannan T, Grace A, Joe H, Finn D, Lucy S, Tom N

Year 11 Gaby S, Leanne P, Jess P, Isla M, Harry S, Minnie MA, Lizzie S, Rebecca W, Joey P, Neve P, Katie L

Year 12 Jess L

Year 13 Maddie A

Y11 ICT & CS Enrichment

All year 11 ICT and Computer Science students are completing assessments towards their teacher assessed grades. Once these have been completed students will have the opportunity to access this menu of activities in lesson time – even if you do not study ICT or CS there may be something of interest for you here – take a look:

Springpod Virtual Work Experience Opportunities

Find Virtual Work Experience | Meet Springpod – SpringPod are offering a wide range of virtual work experiences aimed at students between the age of 14-18 in June this year. The experience is completely free and is a great way of exploring careers within different sectors. The experience is spread of 2 weeks and is approximately 10 hours of live webinars and activities to complete so you can fit them around your school studies. If you cannot attend one of the live sessions they are sent to you to watch when you are able.

Work experience opportunities like this look great on your CV and will help you to develop practical skills and knowledge which are important to your employability when you leave school.

All opportunities below are hyperlinked to the registration page. They all start on 1st June so get signing up!

Engineering Work Experience | Springpod

Finance Work Experience | Springpod

Journalism Work Experience | Springpod

Marketing Work Experience | Springpod

Law Work Experience | Springpod

Graphic Design Work Experience | Springpod

Veterinary Work Experience | Springpod

Fashion Work Experience | Springpod

Technology Work Experience | Springpod

Dentistry Work Experience | Springpod

TV and Film Work Experience | Springpod

Business Management Work Experience | Springpod

Charity Work Experience | Springpod

Psychology Work Experience | Springpod

Healthcare and Support Work Experience | Springpod

Allied Health Professional On-Demand Work Experience | Springpod

Career of the week

Job title: Horticultural Worker  Horticultural workers grow and sell plants in garden centres, and tend to plants in parks and gardens.   On a typical day you could: sow seeds, plant bulbs and ornamental plants grow plants from cuttings and by grafting water, weed, prune, feed and spray plants mow grass, cut dead growth and branches, and generally tidy up lay paths and look after ornamental features research new strains of seed and plants in the lab for crop production pick, sort and package produce to be sent to retailers sell plants and other products advise customers in a garden centre
Entry requirements:You can get into this job through: a college course an apprenticeship applying directly training with a professional body   College You could take a course at college. Relevant courses include: Level 1 Award in Horticultural Skills Level 2 Certificate in Gardening Level 2 Diploma in Horticulture   Entry requirements You’ll usually need: 2 or fewer GCSEs at grades 3 to 1 (D to G), or equivalent, for a level 1 course 2 or more GCSEs at grades 9 to 3 (A* to D), or equivalent, for a level 2 course   Apprenticeship You may be able to get into this job by doing a horticulture and landscape operative intermediate apprenticeship. You can also do a packhouse line leader advanced apprenticeship, if you’re working on a horticultural production line, for example picking and packing plants and flowers to order. You could move onto a horticulture supervisor advanced apprenticeship as you get more experience. Entry requirements You’ll usually need: some GCSEs, usually including English and maths, or equivalent, for an intermediate apprenticeship 5 GCSEs at grades 9 to 4 (A* to C), or equivalent, including English and maths, for an advanced apprenticeship
Skills required:You’ll need: to be thorough and pay attention to detail the ability to work well with others the ability to work on your own to be flexible and open to change persistence and determination physical skills like movement, coordination and dexterity the ability to work well with your hands physical fitness and endurance to be able to carry out basic tasks on a computer or hand-held device
What you’ll earn:£13,000 – £23,000
Working hours, patterns and environment:Likely to work on a Rota, including weekends and bank holiday. Up to 45 hours a week.   You could work on a country estate, in a park, in a garden or at a garden centre.
Career path and progression:With experience you could progress to a supervisor or manager role, or set up your own nursery or garden maintenance business. You could move into a research job for a university, or with a food and agricultural development company

Current opportunities

Gardening Apprentice Calke Abbey –

An excellent opportunity to work in a heritage garden and gain a qualification packed with knowledge & practical experience. Calke Abbey has atmospheric walled gardens, parkland and pleasure grounds where you will learn about vegetable & fruit growing, flower gardens, glasshouses, propagation & pruning, and the use of machinery & tools. Gardening Apprentice – Calke Abbey – Find an apprenticeship (

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