May 28th 2021

TAHS Weekly Newsletter. 

Year 13 Leavers

Today was the final day in school for our Year 13 students. We are so proud of the young people that they have become, and we wish them all the very best for the future. We hope that they will keep in touch with us and let us know how they are doing.

Good Luck Class of 2021 from the Sixth Form Team

SIXTH FORM TUTOR ACTIVITY PROGRAMME

Please read the Change Makers PowerPoints 10 and 11 available on the pastoral Teams for each year group.  Change Makers 10 ‘Be Deliberate’ is about being kind and the benefits for everyone including creating study support groups.  Change Makers 11 ‘Be Dedicated’ is about navigating the bumps in the road on the way to success.  Both include short think pieces and some inspirational videos from motivational speakers.  These cover this week, half term and the first week back after half term.

Sixth Form Transition Lessons 2021.

As part of transition to the Sixth Form, this year we are offering preparatory lessons in all Sixth form subjects, in the three weeks after May half term. All Sixth form applicants have received a letter with further details and a personalised timetable. Subject specialists are leading all sessions, and it is a fantastic opportunity for students to learn more about their Sixth Form subjects, alongside supporting their transition from Key Stage 4 to 5, whilst ensuring they are fully prepared for September. Where students have ‘non contacts’ on their transition timetable they do not need to be in school. Students who catch the school bus are entitled to use the bus until the 25th of June 2021.

To further support transition, Mrs Featherstone, is offering careers drop-in sessions in room 74 during period 3 on the 7th, 10th, 21st and 24th of June should students wish to discuss their post-16 options to ensure that they facilitate their future intentions. If you wished to contact her directly, her email address is featherstone@tahs.net

At the end of this transition period, all subjects will issue summer bridging work, which must be completed and returned to the subject teacher(s) upon arrival to the Sixth Form in September.  The compulsory bridging work will enable us to support students more effectively as they make the transition to post-16 study. 

If you have any questions about Sixth Form Transition Lessons or wish to apply for a place in the Sixth Form, please contact Mrs Walton in the Sixth Form office on 01889 561820 or email sixthform@tahs.org.uk

Reminder to Year 12

After half term you will be expected to remain on site during the school day including your non-contacts. The Sixth Form study room, common room and room 75 will be available for you as study areas.

There will be plenty to be doing with Sixth Form 7, future intentions planning, and homework tasks. It is important that you develop effective study habits to prepare you for your post-18 options. 

FUND RAISING OPPORTUNITY

Lions den roars into action!  Uttoxeter Lions are organising a Dragons’ Den style event where individuals or teams are invited to put together a bid for a project of their choice. 

It must be a project which will improve the local community.  You can bid for any reasonable amount. 

Applicants will be asked to produce a static display and to present their project to the dragons.  If you are interested, please see Mrs Bell for details. Deadline is 31st July.

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 : https://gofund.me/aadc3a6b

Thank you for helping us achieve our goal!

YEAR 12 GCSE CERTIFICATES

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.

Even more information from the sixth form is contained in this document…

PE Update 

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 and Technology

Year 11- All Component 3 coursework needs completing on Teams. 


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. During lessons students are taking part in practical methods of training.


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.

Volunteering Opportunity at Burton Hospital

We are thrilled to announce that Thomas Alleyne’s has been asked to work alongside Queens Hospital, Burton on its Social Action Campaign.  This is a fantastic opportunity for any students over the age of 16 who would like to gain work experience in a hospital setting.  It will also count towards the volunteering section of the Duke of Edinburgh Award and work experience hours for the BTEC Health and Social Care qualification.

What’s Involved

As part of the volunteering you will be going onto wards to contribute to patients wellbeing, encouraging nutritional and hydration intake and helping with patient surveys. In this role you will engage with patients and ward staff, working as part of a team, building relationships and gaining a greater understanding of how a hospital operates.

What Is Expected Of You

You will need to be able to commit to two hours per week for sixteen to eighteen weeks and be willing to complete a reflection diary.

What You Will Get In Return

Training and mentoring by hospital staff, a uniform, support and a reference at the end.

If you would like to know more about this fantastic opportunity, Simon Passam, the voluntary services coordinator will be giving a presentation via Teams at 4pm on Tuesday 15th June.  If you would like an invite to this presentation, please reply to Mrs North using the following email address: north@tahs.org.uk

Science News

This week’s Science Students of the Week are:

Year 9

Mrs Hughes would like to nominate Tom L and James R from 9H3A for their super scores in their chemistry assessment.

Mrs North would like to nominate Scarlett and Ruby B-W, Jake B, Hannah S, Aimee S and Izzy G for excellent scores in their recent biology test.

Year 10

Mrs Hughes would like to nominate Megan S, Daisy T, Matilda T, Zita M, Cagayan A and Tim W in 10H3 for their excellent effort in chemistry.

Mrs Simpson would like to nominate Harry F (10H1) for a huge improvement in both effort and attainment in Chemistry.  And also, Max D (10H1) for innovative sporting design using a range of materials and explaining their properties. 

Miss Lowson would like to nominate Fletcher K (10O1) for creating an excellent analogy for elements, compounds and mixtures.  Roman S (10O1) for contributing to the lesson.  Maddie D (10T1) for a very creative scenario when drawing sounds and Mya P (10O3) for fabulous presentation and consistent good work.

Well done!

English Stars

The English department would like to commend everyone who has continued to work hard over the last half term in their lessons; we have been very impressed by the quality of work which many of you have produced. 


In particular, we would like to highlight our students of the week, who are:


Year 9 Jake B, Shanaii B, Holly T, Georgia S, Rebecca B, Abbie C

Year 10 Alfie L, Tasha M, Daisy C, Callum G

Year 11 Harley S, Lily May D, Alfie A, Harry B, Leanne P, Nadia D

Year 9 & 10 ICT

All of year 9 have now started idea.org.uk in lesson. The nationally recognised Digital Literacy certificate

You will have one more lesson before the end of the school year and we would like as many of you as possible to attain your Bronze certificate.

You must spend time at home before your last lesson doing idea so that you are able to complete the Bronze award in lesson time. This has been set for you on insight.

Remember you need 50 points in each section.

If you have forgotten your password go through the password reset procedure on the sign in page and the link will be sent to your school email.

Congratulations to the following in Y10 who have attained Bronze already:

Jake L, Ben R, Eloise, Daisy C, Harry B, Ed F, Tommy C

Consent Forms

Thank you to all Parents and Carers who have completed our electronic Consent Form.

If you have not completed the form please use the link below to update your consent preferences.  Please tick the box where you give parental consent and leave it blank if you do not consent.  Thank you for your assistance with this form.

https://forms.gle/ps9n4Lz1DMZxt49e9

Data Collection Sheets

Thank you to all Parents and Carers who have completed their Data Collection Sheet.

If you have not yet completed the form please complete it and ask your child to return to the School Reception as soon as possible.

If you have not received a data collection sheet through the post please contact us.

It is very important that we have at least 2 contact people for your child as it allows us to contact you in the event of an emergency.

If you require a new Data Collection Sheet please email office@tahs.org.uk

Maths – Year 10

The revision list for the Year 10 end of year maths exam will be put on Insight.  All Year 10 students have been given a GCSE maths revision guide to use to help them with revision over the next few weeks. 

A good website for maths revision is https://vle.mathswatch.co.uk/vle/ each student has their own login – this is their school login with @tahs on the end eg smithjohn05@tahs and the password is triangle. 

Click on videos, choose ‘Qualifications’ GCSE and then choose the revision topics that are on the list – watch the video clips and complete the interactive questions.

Another good maths website is https://corbettmaths.com/ this has video clips and worksheets for each topic.

Springpod Virtual Work Experience Opportunities

Last week I shared the opportunities for virtual work experience in round up. There are still plenty of places on these courses and so if you are interested click on the link below and get signed up! They can be done alongside school work and may also be really beneficial to some of our year 11 and 13 students to study at home.

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.

Career of the week

Job title:Naturopathy | Dubai Herbal & Treatment CentreNaturopaths encourage clients to achieve optimal health and wellbeing through the use of natural therapies which promote and stimulate the body’s own ability to improve and thrive. A naturopath is a natural health practitioner who specialises in nutritional therapy, osteopathy, homeopathy, acupuncture, or herbal medicine. As a naturopath, you’ll use an approach to healthcare which blends modern scientific knowledge with traditional, natural forms of treatment. As a naturopath, you’ll need to: carry out initial 60-90 minute consultations to gain a detailed account of the person’s condition, medical history, diet and lifestyle, and any conventional treatments that they may be taking carry out more specific assessments using techniques such as iridology, or tongue and nail diagnosis to get a better picture of the complete state of health of the client if needed, carry out pathology testing such as hair, stool, or blood analysis take into account drug/nutrient interactions before making recommendations recommend and give advice on diet changes, exercise regimes, lifestyle, herbal medicine and homeopathic remedies create personalised health programmes or treatment plans which address all areas of the person’s life, providing the client with a comprehensive integrative plan which will best enable their body to heal carry out hands-on treatments such as osteopathy, reflexology, or acupuncture, and/or work with the client using hydrotherapy, coaching, meditation or yoga techniques depending on your expertise provide follow up care through additional one-to-one sessions to track progress and review treatments as required occasional referral of clients to other practitioners who can help the client with issues which sit outside of your remit, such as counsellors manage client and financial records and general business administration Create social media and marketing content to promote your business and services.
Entry requirements:The General Naturopathic Council (GNC) is the regulator for naturopathy in the UK. Along with the government agency Skills for Health, the GNC has developed the National Occupational Standards for naturopathy in the UK, which describes the minimum competencies for naturopaths. A practitioner must have completed a standard level and amount of training. The GNC sets the curriculum for UK courses, so you should seek out training from a GNC accredited provider. The qualifying course in the UK is to take a diploma in naturopathy, or one of the fields within naturopathy: nutrition, acupuncture, or homeopathy. Each provider will specify their course entry requirements – you don’t need a degree, foundation degree or HND to apply. Usually you’ll study biomedicine (anatomy, physiology, and pathology) in the first year of your course. The qualifying path is open to all, including career changers. There are two main professional bodies for naturopathic practitioners, and the courses they support include supervised clinical practice. The General Naturopathic Council (GNC) has a list of accredited courses, which includes courses in naturopathy, herbal medicine and naturopathic nutritional therapy from the College of Naturopathic Medicine.
Skills  You’ll need: a warm and friendly approach to build a rapport with clients and put them at easeconfidence talking to people of all ages from a wide range of backgroundsexcellent listening skills to effectively gain client history and check personal factsthe ability to influence, support and encourage clients to follow their programme or plana diplomatic, patient and non-judgemental approacha passion for the natural approach to health and wellbeingthe proactivity and self-belief to self-promote your business and servicesorganisation skills, to manage and maintain financial and business records.
What you’ll earn:It’s likely you’ll work on a self-employed basis. As a practitioner you could charge in the region of £65-£90 for a 60-90 minute initial consultation and £45-£65 for 45 minute follow-up appointments. 
Working hours, patterns and environment:Most naturopaths are self-employed and run their own practice. This means that you can choose your own working hours, although you may have to offer evening and weekend appointments to meet client need. Follow-up and continued support of clients is likely to involve answering phone calls and emails, which may be outside of regular working hours.

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