November 5th 2021

TAHS Weekly Newsletter. 

Sixth Form entry September 2022 – online application

All Year 11 students have been given access to a Year 11 Sixth Form Applications Team. This is to support them in making their Post 16 choices. Access to the online application form for Sixth Form entry September 2022 is available in this team or by clicking the following link:

Year 11 Sixth Form Application

Any questions please email Mrs Walton via


Year 12

Year will be given a Which guide Higher & Degree Apprenticeships and be encouraged to search for these on Unifrog live database. This can be done during form time and Sixthform7.

Year 13

This week will be spending time with their academic tutors working on personal statements and UCAS applications ready for the TAHS internal deadline of Friday 17th December 2021.


From Monday 8th November Senior Prefects will be visiting tutor groups across the school during form time selling poppies.

Assembly w/c 1st November

Assemblies this week were led by Mrs Dodd on the theme of ‘Emotional well-being’.

Please see the November Action for Happiness poster.  This has been taken from the ‘Action for Happiness’ Organisation their website is as follows:

All documents from the assembly have been sent out to all students via insight.

Welcome to Edition 141 of the Unifrog Gazette!

This week: 

Webinar series: The basics of interviews > Help your students secure an internship > Masterclasses at the University of Cumbria…

The basics of interviews

Help your students get prepared

This Teaching resource will equip your students with the knowledge to feel confident in their first interview, whether it’s for a job, apprenticeship or to study at university.

Topics include preparation tips, interview structures, and some common types of questions to expect.

Find the resource here

Help your students secure an internship

This Know-how library guide will help your students understand the value of internships, and how to go about getting one.

It also encourages students to actively seek out internships by:

> taking advantage of their school or college’s careers service
> attending job fairs
> applying speculatively 

Find it here

Masterclasses at the University of Cumbria

Designed for anyone thinking of going to university, Cumbria’s in-person and online masterclasses explore subjects from law to education, and literature to sciences.

Titles include:

> How does criminology help us understand violence against women and girls?
> Developing an approach to in-person auditions for acting
> Forensic science at your fingertips

Sign up here


In light of the weather becoming colder we are advising that students ensure they dress appropriately. Students are requested to wear their blazer, a black v-necked jumper (school logo is optional) however there should be no branded jumpers. We would like to remind students, parents and carers that hoodies are not compliant with our uniform policy. Any student wearing a hoodie will be asked to remove this. From Monday 15h November any student continuing to wear a hoodie on the school site will have this confiscated.

Students are also encouraged to wear a coat to school. In instances of extreme cold weather and where classrooms are being ventilated, we have advised class teachers to allow students to wear their coats in lessons on the grounds of health and safety.

Data Collection Sheets

Data collection sheets have been distributed to all students.  Many thanks to parents who have already returned sheets.  If you have yet to do so, please check/update and sign the sheet and return it to the school office as soon as possible.  This information helps us to safeguard your child and enables us to contact you in an emergency. 

We politely request two emergency contacts

Talaxy Launch

Insight has been upgraded to Talaxy, it is the same system but looks better, works better and is hosted on Amazon Servers, thus a much more stable and secure connection.

Students need to activate their account ready for November:

  1. Go to
  2. Click on Login – top right
  3. Click on Sign in with Microsoft at the bottom of the sign in screen
  4. Put in you school email
  5. Put in your school network password
  6. Go to your Outlook email and click the conformation link

You are now in….

Parental logins will be sent out after half term.

Maths After-School Support Sessions

All Y11 students are invited to attend the maths after-school support sessions

Science News

This week Dr Squire captivated his Year 10 Biology classes with the ‘Screaming Jelly Baby’ demonstration!   The students have been studying how energy is released from food molecules – respiration in living cells releases energy from glucose molecules. 

The students watched the dramatic demonstration showing the release of energy from a single Jelly Baby as it burst into flames in a boiling tube containing strongly oxidising potassium chlorate.  The rapidly expanding gases produced a ‘screaming’ sound from the boiling tube!

Visit the Science Twitter to watch the full video!       Tweets by ScienceTAHS1

This week’s Science Students of the week are:

Mrs Hughes would like to nominate Susie C and Isabelle G in 10U1 for amazing results in their chemistry assessment.

Dr Squire would like to nominate Leon O in 10U2 and Chloe F in Year 11 for working tirelessly to catch up!  And also, Willow M for her enthusiasm and positive contribution in class.

Well done!

English Stars

After half term, the nights are drawing in and it is getting colder. However, the following students have brightened up the week for their English teachers this week. Well done to our students of the week, who are:

Year 9 Harry S (HS), Elisha T, Evie D, Evie B, Victoria S, Poppy W, Rowan S

Year 10 Laura G, Amber C, Kai H

Year 11 Isabella M, Alfie H, Casey H, Livvy E, Jack W, Dominic O, Abi R

Year 12 Katie U, Gabby S, Alyssa W, Freya S, Henry W, May C, Evie N

Year 13 Lizzie S, Katie G


Year 11 Revision

Higher Tier – Tuesdays 3:15 – 4:00 in room 11Foundation Tier – Thursday 3:15 – 4:00 in room 10 on the 11th, 18th and 25th November

All students also have access to many resources for independent revision, including ThisIsLanguage, Quizlet, Linguascope, and GCSEPod. All of them can help you with all 4 skills (listening, reading, speaking, writing). Ask your teacher if you need help logging in.

Grease Production News:

Monday 8/11 First rehearsal for musicians  3.15 to 4.15 in room 67Tuesday 9/11 Meeting for ALL students involved in Grease 3.15 to 4.15 in room 67. Rehearsal schedules will be given out.

Music Department News

Please see Mrs Todd as soon as possible if you wish to be involved in the Musical Theatre opportunity on November 16th, working with a West End cast member of ‘Wicked.’ Rehearsals for this will be on the music noticeboard. Please see Mrs Todd for a consent form to be involved. 

Christmas Concert 7th December

Please see Mrs Todd if you wish to perform in this years’ concert. Rehearsals will start next week.

Career of the week

This week the career is ‘Kennel Worker’ click on link to see the My Path video which tells you more – > JOB OF THE WEEK – EPISODE #11 – KENNEL WORKER – YouTube

Job title:  Kennel workers care for dogs and cats in kennels or catteries. In your day-to-day duties you might: prepare food and feed the animals keep animals clean and groom them exercise dogs in a yard or take them for walks clean out kennels and cages maintain cages, runs and kennel grounds look after elderly, ill or distressed animals answer telephone calls and greet visitors to the premises
How to become:College You could take a college course, for example in Level 1 Certificate in Introduction to Animal Care or Level 2 Diploma in Animal Management 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 can do an intermediate apprenticeship as an animal care and welfare assistant. Entry requirements – There are no set entry requirements but it may help you to get in if you have some GCSEs, usually including English and maths, or equivalent, for an intermediate apprenticeship Volunteering Volunteering is a useful way to get experience and shows employers that you are enthusiastic and interested in working with animals. You can find out about opportunities for volunteering in your area from: Blue Cross RSPCA PDSA Dogs Trust Cats Protection
Skills required:to be thorough and pay attention to detailthe ability to use your initiativeto be flexible and open to changepatience and the ability to remain calm in stressful situationsthe ability to work well with othersthe ability to accept criticism and work well under pressurecustomer service skillsexcellent verbal communication skillsto be able to carry out basic tasks on a computer or hand-held device
What you’ll earn:£12000 -£170000

              All information taken directly from Kennel worker | Explore careers | National Careers Service

Balfour Beatty Degree Apprenticeships – Early release to schools in Staffordshire

We have gone live with several Apprenticeship roles and have ringfenced some just to be shared with schools we wish to work with in our local areas of Staffordshire, to give the chance to apply for before going public onto our website, which will be approx. mid November 2021.

Balfour Beatty | Apply now for the Civil Engineering Degree Apprenticeship – Warrington – 2022 position (

Balfour Beatty | Apply now for the Degree Apprentice Quantity Surveyor – Warrington – 2022 position (

Balfour Beatty | Apply now for the Degree Apprentice Planner – Warrington – 2022 position (

Upcoming Opportunities

The national Apprenticeship SHow

The National Apprenticeship Show Central Highlights Apprenticeship opportunities and offers information from Central England and the Midland’s top employers and training providers

  • You can register for the event on this link: The National Apprenticeship Show ( Registering will give you the opportunity to chat with exhibitors via text chat, watch online video content, as well as download useful resources. The event ‘goes live’ on 10th November 2021 between 11.00am and 6.00pm.
  • It is recommended that you research exhibitors that you are interested in ahead of the event to ensure you’re prepared with any questions.
  • Please also take a look through our Workshop Schedule. These sessions are either live or pre-recorded and run alongside a live Q&A session.
  • The event is on-demand and available to access for 30 days after the event has taken place. This on-demand period will allow visitors to download information and view content.


We are pleased to invite you to our RAF Live event taking place on Wednesday 10 November from 6pm – 9pm.

I have attached details of our live and interactive event for you to distribute to your students and we very much look forward to meeting you during our broadcast.

You will need to register for this event prior to the start time, please use the link on the attached poster to register. Thank you.

If you do have any questions, please feel free to contact me at

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