November 19th 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 sixthform@tahs.org.uk

TUTOR TIME ACTIVITIES W/C 22nd November 2021

Year 12

Students will be given a handout for winter driving tips handout and watch a video in form.

Year 13

Students will watch videos about clearing, adjustment and offers.

SIXTH FORM FUNDRAISING FOR DOUGIE MAC & SCHOOL WALK – CHRISTMAS NON-UNIFORM DAY

On 10th December, Dougie Mac are holding their annual Christmas jumper day and we are hoping to raise funds for them.  This will be a full non-uniform day for upper and lower school. Christmas attire is optional. Sixth Form prefects will be visiting form groups for donations which are suggested at £2 and above with 50% going to Dougie Mac and 50% to school walk funds.

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.

Please see the attached for login instructions for students. Please can you support you child in ensuring they are logged into the system.

Parental logins are being sent out – keep an eye on your inbox / spam

Outlook Expeditions: Morocco 2023.

Dear parents and carers of year 10 students,

Miss Robinson and I are incredibly pleased to announce the launch of an exciting opportunity we are able to offer to the current year 10 students of Thomas Alleyne’s High School. In previous years, we have facilitated successful expeditions abroad, where students can experience diverse and contrasting cultures, challenging outdoor activities and meaningful community projects in developing countries.

It is our intention to offer an expedition through Outlook Expeditions, to Morocco in the Summer of 2023 (shortly after completion of your child’s GCSE exams. The expedition is likely to be around 14 days in length and depart around the 17th of July 2023. The likely itinerary will include a variety of phases including a trek, a community project as well as multiple opportunities for exploration, rest & relaxation and diverse cultural experiences.

Students will be given the opportunity to watch a short video launch in form time next week, building up to our launch webinar, hosted by Francesca Gallone from Outlook Expeditions on Thursday the 25th of November at 7.00 p.m.

If you or your child would be interested in hearing more about this opportunity, you can register yourself for the webinar launch event by following the link below.

https://outlookexpeditions.com/schools/thomas-alleynes-high-school-2023

We hope that you will be able to join us for the webinar and we look forward to seeing you there.

Kind regards

Dr D. Squire and Miss S Robinson

Music News


Musical Theatre Trip


15 of our year 9, 10 and 11 music students had the opportunity to attend a Musical Theatre Workshop on 16th November. Our students worked with Kerry Ellis who played a starring role in ‘Wicked’ on the West End. Our students met Kerry Ellis and she gave them some fantastic advice. All students sang their hearts out in the concert and thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity of working with Kerry Ellis.

 
Christmas Concert news


The concert will be on Tuesday 7th December with a 6.30pm start. This year will be cabaret style seating and tickets will need to be purchased in advance from the school online shop in parent pay. All details of the concert for those taking part are in a letter, along with a consent slip which needs to be returned to Mrs Todd ASAP. Please collect your letter from room the music room. Auditions for solo vocal and instrumental performances are on Tuesday 30th November after school. Items can only be included in the concert that have had an audition and you must have decided on the piece to perform by that date. Rehearsals are; Thursday lunch; Band Thursday after school; String group Friday lunch; Year 9 and 10 Choir. 

Year 11 & 13 Parents Evening

Year 11 and 13 parents evenings are fast approaching, Y11 23rd November, Y13 2nd December.

Both events will be virtual via your child’s MS Teams account and further details will be sent out nearer the date.

Bookings are to be made via Talaxy, the Insight replacement, and login details have been sent to all Y11 & 13 parents to facilitate this.

Year 11 bookings are live!

Science News

Lemon Power!

In Physics this week, Year 12 students were investigating improvised cells and batteries. It’s possible to make these from lemons and different metals. Students were investigating the internal resistance in each, which can then be used to find the maximum power available from the lemon cell.

This week’s Science Students of the Week

Miss Thorley would like to nominate Andrea W in 9U2 for fantastic thorough calculations.  

Also, Harley T and Jasmin W in 11U3 and Lucy S in 11H2 for fantastic thorough mock exam revision.

Mrs Hughes would like to nominate Isabelle G, Luke N and Kathryn W (10U1) for fantastic results in their Chemistry assessment.

Also, Olivia B, Nicholas G-C, Darren L, Bowen W, Bayley W and Joshua W (9H4) for excellent behaviour and effort in their Chemistry lessons.

Mrs Dykes would like to nominate 10U1 for excellent attitude towards, and brilliant results on last week’s Physics assessment.

Mrs Simpson would like to nominate Max D (11H1) for excellent focus in Chemistry lessons this week.

Also, Jack B in Year 13 Chemistry for mastering pH calculations at the first attempt. 

Well done!

Geography

Year 11:

Well done to the 35 (!) Y11 students who attended the revision session on Wednesday. It was great to see so many of you ahead of your mock assessments. Next weeks revision session will be on the London case study from the Urbanisation topic, to help prepare you for your Paper 2 mock assessment (which will be the following Wednesday 1st December). This will be in Miss Robinson’s room (6a) from 3:15-4pm.


In this week’s  ‘Geog your Memory!’, there are questions from the coasts and also questions on the development gap and the UK’s economy (from the changing economic world topic). 
Please use the revision resources that have been shared with you in class and also on the Geography Teams.


Year 13:

Reminder to continue working on your NEA’s. The deadline for these being handed in will be discussed with your class teacher.

English Stars

The students of the week for English are:


Y9 Gracie-Mae B, Billie O, Isobel I, Adam R, Aine S, Alex P

Y10 Masie C, Finn P, Eren S, Amelia R, Sophia H

Y11 Katie S, Amy-Lee J, Grace S, Alice M, Ethan W, Luke C, Ryan B

Y12 May C, Georgia E

Y13 Lizzie S


Well done to all those nominated by their teachers. 

Allies Club

Allies Club is now at a new time on Monday after school in Room 21. Please come along if you are interested in making the school a more inclusive place. There will be no Allies meeting on the 22nd November but we look forward to seeing you there on Monday 29 November 2021.
If you would like to know more please speak to Miss Cann or Mrs Attwood and we can add you to the Team if you would like to get involved.


Latin Club

Latin Club for sixth for students has moved to a new time on Monday lunch time in Room 21. Please feel free to bring along your lunch and see what it is all about.

Cross Country

The district cross country races were held at Oldields last Wednesday. We were able to enter both girls and boys teams in all age groups. All runners did their best effort in the event, competitors who finish in the top 10 will have qualified for the County event in February

Year 8/9 Girls 10th Rhianna F 27th Jess P 28th Louie R 29th Hannah F
Year 8/9 Boys 5th Rhys M 6th Lewis A 27th Sam M 
Year 10/11 Girls 6th Martha B 9th Olivia Y 12th Rosanna H 14th Poppy B 15th Hazel B
Year 10/11 Boys 4th Lewis B 9th Charlie A 10th Reggie W

Rugby Success 

We are pleased to be able to share some information on two of our students who are making fantastic progress with their rugby. Amelie and Lucy have been keen rugby players for several years, representing Thomas Alleyne’s and their local club Burton. Amelie and Lucy succeeded in the trials for the Centre of Excellence, which is the third step on the RFU pathway to becoming a national player.

The CoE is a really professionally run outfit that covers all areas of rugby from skills and S&C to nutrition and mental training and lots in between. The girls attend Worcester Warriors every two weeks and train on the main pitch at the Sixways Stadium.  The Centre of Excellence contains the best players from over four counties in the Midlands and fixtures see the girls playing the best Rugby teams from other regions. 

We are proud of Amelie and Lucy, in terms of both their drive and motivation to be successful and their dedication to training.  We do have a girls rugby school after school every Friday until 4:15pm if you are in year 9-11 please attend if you have an interest in rugby.

This week the career is ‘Neurologist click on link to see the My Path video which tells you more – > JOB OF THE WEEK – EPISODE #14 – NEUROLOGIST – YouTube

Job title:  A neurologist is a medical doctor involved in the management of conditions affecting both the central nervous system (brain and spinal cord) and the peripheral nervous system As a neurologist, you’ll diagnose, treat and manage patients with a range of diseases, disorders and conditions affecting neurological function. These include: strokes multiple sclerosis headaches black outs Parkinson’s disease Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia motor neuron disease epilepsy spinal cord diseases muscle diseases like muscular dystrophy infections affecting the nervous system brain tumours (where surgery is required, the patient will be referred to a neurosurgeon).
How to become:To become a neurologist, you’ll need to start by taking a degree in medicine recognised by the General Medical Council (GMC). This usually takes five to six years to complete. Specialty training in neurology currently consists of five years, one of which may be relevant research To apply for a degree in medicine you need to have studied sciences at A level. For more information click on the link Neurologist job profile | Prospects.ac.uk
Skills required:You’ll need to have: knowledge of anatomy, physiology, the central nervous system and other body systems diagnostic skills to determine the type of disease or condition, its severity and extent practical skills, to be able to complete clinical neurological examinations the ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, with patients and staff from a range of backgrounds problem-solving and clinical decision-making skills the ability to work independently and as part of a team time management and organisational skills familiarity with research methods and a willingness to keep up to date with advances in treatments leadership ability professional integrity and honesty, respecting both patients and colleagues a flexible approach to work and the ability to consider all factors before reaching a decision commitment, drive and focus the ability to reflect and learn from your own work and a commitment to continuing professional development (CPD).
What you’ll earn:Junior doctors undertaking foundation training earn a basic salary of £28,808 to £33,345. As a doctor undertaking your specialist training, your basic salary ranges from £39,467 to £53,077. The basic salary for specialty doctors ranges from £45,124 to £77,519. Newly qualified consultants earn a basic salary of £84,559 rising to £114,003, depending on length of service.

              Information taken directly from prospects Neurologist job profile | Prospects.ac.uk

Upcoming events

Virtual United Kingdom Higher Education Expo – 24th November 2021

The United Kingdom Higher Education Expo highlights Higher Education opportunities and offers information from Universities across the UK, You can access the event during 6th form 7 time or at home in the evening.

You can register for the event by clicking the ‘REGISTER’ button above. 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 24th November 2021 between 11.00am and 6.00pm. The event will be recorded and talks can be accessed 30 days after.

College Prospectuses

We have had a delivery of prospectuses for Stoke, Newcastle and Stafford College. If you want a copy then please contact featherstone@tahs.net and I will get them to you.

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 (headstartapp.com)

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

Balfour Beatty | Apply now for the Degree Apprentice Planner – Warrington – 2022 position (headstartapp.com)

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