July 2nd 2021

TAHS Weekly Newsletter. 

Year 12 Graduation Thursday 15th of July 2021 via Zoom

We are delighted to share with you that this year as part of the year 12 to year 13 transition we will be still be holding our year 12 to 13 graduation ceremony, but will be delivering it via Zoom on Thursday the 15th of July for all year 12 students during their scheduled skills session

Alongside presenting graduation certificates, we will formally welcome our Senior Prefect Team for 2021-2022 to their new and prestigious roles; whilst recognising both progress and attainment in all Sixth Form subject areas, and acknowledging high levels of attendance.

The purpose the graduation is to celebrate the success of year 12 students who have met the 2021 graduation criteria, as outlined below:

·         Attendance to lessons and skills sessions.

·         Mock Examination Results.

·         Subject Teacher recommendation.

Once we have collated the information above, the Sixth Form Team will write to students and their parent(s)/carer(s) to indicate whether students have met the graduation criteria and therefore will be invited to graduate on the 15th of July. If a student is not graduating at this time, clear reasons will be given as to why.

For those not graduating on the 15th of July, a personalised support plan will be created and will be overseen by a member of the Sixth Form team so that all year 12 students can graduate by the end of September 2021.

If you have any questions about the year 12 graduation, please do not hesitate to get in touch via email: sixthform@tahs.org.uk or by calling the Sixth Form on (01889) 561820.


From September, we would like to offer Sixth Form students the opportunity to learn some debating skills.  This is a great way to develop your literacy, confidence and skills for life which will look great on any CV or personal statement.  We will focus on the parliamentary style of debate such as tabling a motion, being on the proposition or opposition side, how to offer a point of information and how a formal debate is structured.  If you are interested or have any questions, please email bell@tahs.net.


We are continuing to offer the internationally recognised Lions Young Leaders In Service Award.  Any unpaid community service counts eg mowing the lawn for a neighbour, coaching another student in their studies, sports coaching, brownies and guides, shopping for others etc.  Awards are given from 25 hours per year for bronze up to 100 hours per year for gold.  Please see Mrs Bell for a log sheet or contact bell@tahs.net.


Uttoxeter Lions are hoping to hold a litter picking event in the town (or any other local area).  If you would be interested in leading this project, please see Mrs Bell or email bell@tahs.net.  This can count towards your YLIS award and would be excellent evidence for leadership for personal statements and job applications.


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.

YEAR 13 Prom update

Please see below message from Senior Prefects and school.

Due to the increasing case numbers and the uncertainty of whether the restrictions will be lifted on July 19th, it’s been decided that the Year 13 Sixth Form Prom has to be postponed. 

The new date will be the 11th of August which is the day after results day. We understand that there will be some people who are disappointed by this decision and that some people may no longer be able to come however we feel this is the best decision for the year group as well as the wider community as it will hopefully mean cases will have reduced and there will be more time for restrictions to be lifted. 

Because of the delay, we have decided to extend the deadline to buy tickets to July 9th. Additionally, anyone who has already bought a ticket and can now no longer will be able to get a full refund for their ticket. To do this you will need to email Mrs Walton by July 9th and your refund will be able to be processed. 

The event itself will remain the same, taking place at the Moat House with a 3 course meal.  We will be sending out a form for you to let us know of any dietary requirements as well as who you would like to sit with during the meal in the coming weeks. 

Year 11 Laptop Return

Please can any YEAR 11 pupils who have been loaned a laptop return it to the school office as soon as possible.

PE Update

For students isolating, please continue to keep active. Aim for 60 mins a day, see Core PE Team on Teams for some ideas.

It has been great for students to return to PE lessons.  We have begun the term with, rounders, cricket, softball, swimming, tennis 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 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.

English Stars

English department student of the week nominations go to:

Year 9 Millie W, Myles B, Cicely H, Reggie W

Year 10 Jake L, Tom Y; the whole of 10H1 for your excellent engagement in Miss Cann’s live lesson, the quality of discussion in your break out groups and your excellent engagement with the tasks; well done!

Anthony Y, Edward F & Neve R for amazing contributions in live lesson with Miss Beevor.

Year 12 Rob F, Lucy S

If you’re under 18 and a nude image or video of you has been shared online, you can report it and to be removed from the internet. You’ll need to:

  • Select your age and follow the steps below.
  • Create a Childline account so  you can send you updates on your report. 
  • Report your image or video to the Internet Watch Foundation (IWF). The IWF, a UK charity, are there to help remove nude images of under 18s posted online.

Once IWF has confirmed a nude image is against the law and can be removed from the internet they give it a digital fingerprint, called a hash. The hash can be used to find the image online even if it has been cropped or slightly changed, and the image can then be removed.

IWF keep a copy of the hash so that if the image is uploaded to the internet again it can be quickly removed and, in some cases, stop it even appearing online at all.


Future Intentions is now on Twitter! Give our account a follow to be kept up to date with career related opportunities for your child. Search for @FutureTahs

Upcoming Opportunities

Careers at Sea with Engineering Officer CadetsParents webinar

Date: 13 July 2021, 1530-1630 – Chair: Rachel Gurnett, Careers at Sea/MNTB

Careers at Sea is here to promote the many career opportunities in the Merchant Navy, from cadet to captain, apprentice to Chief Engineer and so many more.
In this session, we speak to officer cadets from engineering officer training routes and one of our Careers at Sea Ambassadors. You will hear about their experiences both in nautical college and onboard ship, as well as why they chose the Merchant Navy and their engineering route.
This webinar is aimed at Careers Advisors and Parents seeking more information about these opportunities. We are unable to accommodate under 18’s in this webinar without supervision. Recordings will be provided, which you are free to play for your students after the event itself.

13 July 2021 | Careers at Sea with Engineering Officer Cadets Tickets, Tue 13 Jul 2021 at 15:30 | Eventbrite

STEP IN, STEP UP – FOUNDATIONS IN FINANCE: APPLY NOW – Year 12 into 13 opportunity – 31st August – 3rd September.

Step In, Step Up – Foundations In Finance is Morgan Stanley’s development programme, aimed at kick-starting the careers of Year 13 students and supporting social mobility. We’re striving to identify undiscovered talented individuals from diverse and underrepresented backgrounds who are keen to learn about our industry and release their potential. Applicants don’t need any experience, just a passion and eagerness to learn about the world of Finance. 

Through a 4 day program of workshops, students will gain insights into a number of different areas, including Technology, Investment Banking, Global Capital Markets and Sales, Trading & Research. Students will have the opportunity to delve into our culture and quiz employees through mentoring, networking, technical and professional skills training and panel sessions.

(Programme will be hosted either virtually or in our offices, this will bedetermined closer to thetime dependent on theCOVID-19 Pandemic). To apply for the opportunity, click on the link – https://successatschool.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=2c038531b25876a2c7c9cf8b1&id=135eab384e&e=884481cdf9

Royal Agricultural University – Outreach Opportunity

We are excited to announce that applications are now open for Discover RAU Y12 residential summer school (17-19th August 2021) and Y10 University Experience Day (25th August 2021). More information about both of these events is available on our website following the links below. We understand how frustrated your students must feel not being able to visit universities this year or attend many in person events, and so we are keen to offer them this opportunity. Please share these events with your students:

 Discover RAU Y12 Residential Summer School: https://www.rau.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/open-days/discover-rau

Y10 University Experience Day: https://www.rau.ac.uk/year-10-summer-residential-course

Career of the week

Job title:Oceanographer An Oceanographer studies the seas and Oceans. In your day-to-day tasks you may: plan and carry out research expeditions manage a research project or lead a team prepare scientific equipment design experiments to test your ideas use equipment to collect samples and data track changes in the environment use computers to produce models like maps of the ocean floor write reports of your research findings publish and present your findings in education you may give lectures and lead students on field trips
Entry requirements:You can study for a degree in oceanography or a related subject, like: ocean science geology biology chemistry environmental science Employers are increasingly looking for postgraduate qualifications, like a master’s or PhD. They also value experience of working in marine science or oceanography research. You can get experience through: studying for a degree that includes a year in industry with a research organisation a placement or internship in a laboratory or marine research centre   You can find marine companies and research organisations through the Society for Underwater Technology. Entry requirements 5 GCSEs at grades 9 to 4 (A* to C), or equivalent, including English, maths and science 3 A levels, or equivalent, including at least 1 science a degree in a relevant subject for postgraduate study
Skills required:You’ll need: knowledge of geography maths knowledge knowledge of sociology and anthropology for understanding society and culture excellent written communication skills knowledge of computer operating systems, hardware and software analytical thinking skills knowledge of teaching and the ability to design courses to be thorough and pay attention to detail to have a thorough understanding of computer systems and applications
What you’ll earn:£14000 – £60000
Working hours, patterns and environment:You could work in an office or in a laboratory. Your working environment may be outdoors some of the time and you’ll travel often. You may need to wear safety clothing and use safety equipment.
Career path and progression:You could further your career by taking courses through the Marine Technology Education Consortium, or by networking at events run by the Society for Underwater Technology or the Challenger Society for Marine Science. You could take a PhD through an initiative like the Southampton Partnership for Innovative Training of Future Investigators Researching the Environment (SPITFIRE).

Information sourced directly from – Oceanographer | Explore careers | National Careers Service

Find out more by from people within the profession Oceanographer: Max Campbell | Prospects.ac.uk, Oceanographic research technician: Claire Medley | Prospects.ac.uk

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