November 26th 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

Sixth Form Signing In & Out

Reminder that all Sixth Form students please ensure that before they leave the school site during the school day they must sign out in the signing out book. There is currently a book outside Mrs Walton’s office and one outside the Health & Social Office.

Upon returning students must then sign back in. It is imperative that all students adhere to this request. This does include breaks and lunchtimes.  We will be looking at an online version of this for the future.

TUTOR TIME ACTIVITIES W/C 29th November 2021

Year 12

Watch the Bangor University tips to de-stress.  Visit the ‘Bright Knowledge’ website for advice on how to destress.  Google ‘headspace’ and look at some of their videos.  Students share with a friend 3 things they are grateful for.

Year 13

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

Year 13 Parents Evening

Reminder upcoming virtual Year 13 Parents evening is taking place on Thursday 2nd December between 4.00pm – 7.00pm. Bookings for this will be going live on Talaxy from 5.00pm Friday 26th November. If you have any queries, please contact Mrs Walton on sixthform@tahs.org.uk

SHOE BOX DELIVERIES

Santa’s sleigh left Thomas Alleynes on Friday 19th November to distribute Christmas shoe boxes to worthy causes across the county, namely The Gingerbread Centre and The Salvation Army, giving cheer to families in difficulty this festive season.  We would like to thank students and their families plus our amazing form tutor team for your outstanding generosity.  In total, a massive amount of 47 boxes were donated which was truly heart warming and will make a huge difference too many people’s lives this year.  Thank you again for all your support.

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

Outlook Expeditions: Morocco 2023.

Thursday night saw the official launch of the Morocco 2023 expedition, facilitated by Outlook Expeditions. An information webinar was hosted by Francesca Gallone, our local representative from Outlook Expeditions, along with Dr Squire and Miss Robinson, which outlined the benefits and opportunities that the expedition can offer and provided more detailed information about the structure and particulars of the expedition.

The webinar was well attended and we are really happy to already have a good number of students signed up to our team. If you were unable to attend the webinar but are still interested in your child joining the expedition, it is still possible to view the webinar (you will receive a recording of the meeting) and join the team by signing up and paying the deposit by the 10th of December 2021. All relevant information and the sign up instructions (as well as a number of inspirational and informative videos) can be found at the link below.

Outlook Expeditions • Thomas Alleyne’s High School 2023

Best wishes

Dr. Squire and Miss. Robinson.

Music News

Reminder to Year 9 pupils that your Music Home Learning Project is due for Monday 29th November. It was on Insight and it is now on Talaxy. Please make sure both tasks are completed and you email your work to Todd@tahs.net.

Christmas Concert -7th December 6.30pm

The concert rehearsals are going well and I am very excited to present the Christmas concert Event to you soon. Auditions for solos and small groups are on Tuesday 30th November after school in the music room. Tickets for the event can be purchased on the online school shop. Please bring your receipt to Mrs Todd for your tickets.

Year 13 Parents Evening

Year 13 parents evening is this coming Thursday 2nd December.

This event 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.

Bookings open at 5pm 26th November.

Science News

This week’s Science Students of the Week

Miss Thorley would like to nominate Connie C and Kieren C from 9U1 for fantastic Hooke’s Law investigation for their first required practical!

And also, Josh B, Elsie C and Morgan P from 10U2 for much improved assessment scores, well done!

Mrs Simpson would like to nominate Blake R in 9U1 – for excellent contributions in Chemistry.

And also, Ben W, Year 13 Chemistry – for fantastic titration producing spectacularly accurate and valid results.

Mrs Hughes would like to nominate Hannah F, 9H2B, for a fantastic result in her first Chemistry assessment.

And also, Jack B, Freya H, Izzy W and Rachel A, Year 13, for amazing results in their assessment on Arenes.

Well done!

Senior Maths Challenge

The Senior Mathematical Challenge is a 90-minute, multiple-choice Challenge.

It encourages mathematical reasoningprecision of thought, and fluency in using basic mathematical techniques to solve interesting problems.

A couple of weeks ago a group of our Y12 and Y13 A-level maths students took part in the Senior Maths Challenge.  The results are now in….Congratulations to Jack B for achieving the Gold award and qualifying for the next round of the challenge – the Andrew Jobbings Senior Kangaroo.

Congratulations also go to Freya H, Amelia H and Issy W for achieving the Silver award and to Evie B for achieving the Bronze award.

Well done to everyone who took part.

English Stars

Well done to the following students, who have all been nominated by their teachers for outstanding work or effort in some way over the past week.


y 9 Harry S, Dora E, Ebony F

y 10 Aileen L, Aimee Sh, Aimee Sm, Macie C, Martha B

y 11 Alex E, Charlie F, Luke N, Katie S, Finn T-S, Alistair D, Joe H

y 12 Gabi S, Josh H

y 13 Lottie C, Evie S

Allies will take place in room 21 at the end of the school day on Monday. We hope lots of you will come along to get involved in making the school an even more welcoming and inclusive place to be.


Latin club will take place in Room 21 at lunchtime. Any sixth form students who are interested in getting involved are welcome to come along.

News from PE

Year 9 Football


East Staffs Cup Quarter Final Thomas Alleynes 7 – Paulet 0


Fantastic team performance to beat a good Paulet side on Wednesday afternoon. Superb finishing from Sam gave us the lead against the run of play and then Oliver caught the goal keeper unawares making it 2-0 at half time. The next goal was crucial- and with Sam getting a hat trick along with Spencer we ran out comfortable winners. Alfie in goal was largely quiet but made 2 key saves. Oliver at right back worked hard to stop their best player, Rhys was outstanding at left wing back and the 2 centre Half’s Corey and Rohan defended very maturely. Lewis, Max and Josh in midfield created numerous chances and Callum and George provided good impact from the bench.

Next week we travel to Pingle on Thursday in the semi final.


Core PE– next week Yr9 and 10 will be changing activities. Boys groups will be swapping to Fitness, Girls groups to Netball, Mixed group Fitness.


BTEC Sport– our “real exams” are fast approaching for Year 11, 12 and 13.  All students have online revision resources with links on Teams and Talaxy.

Girls Rugby

Friday afternoon saw Robert Sutton visit Thomas Alleyne’s for a year 9 and 10 fixture. The girls all enjoyed a competitive fixture and this was seen in the intensity of their running and their commitment to tackles. The game was good natured and was a great opportunity to improve the skills and techniques and gain more tactical awareness.

Tries were scored by Lizzie, Aimee, Maddie, Izzy and Sadie in a comfortable win.

Thank you to Mark Tolley for organising and officiating the game and caching the girls this term.

Team – Fearne, Sadie, Olivia, Elsie, Maisie, Hannah, Milly, Martha, Chloe, Lexie, Susie, Maddie, Izzy, Keely, Heather, Aimee and Lizzie

Drama News


THEATRE OPPORTUNITY

Calling all Producers, Directors, Musical Director, Choreographer, Technicians, Designers, Performers and Promoters age 16-22 RicNic Production Team


RicNic is a unique theatre project where young people run the whole show – staging a full-scale musical in which every role in the cast, crew, band & production team is taken by a young person aged 16-22.
From the choice of show to the costume design, holding auditions to running rehearsals, every decision and plan for the project comes from you!


RicNic is completely FREE to attend and it is coming to a theatre near you.

We are currently recruiting for Producers, Directors, Musical Director, Choreographer, Technicians, Designers, Performers and Promoters to take on the challenge.


Interested? For more information and to sign up email contact@ricnic.org.uk
or visit our website: www.ricnic.org.uk


Google Form Link:

All applications for the 2022 Production Teams can be made at https://forms.gle/zdBzyrXWjqCVMSBc6

The application deadline is 8th December, 2021.

This week the career is ‘Outdoor Pursuits Manager’ click on link to see the My Path video which tells you more – > JOB OF THE WEEK – EPISODE #15 – OUTDOOR PURSUITS MANAGER – YouTube

Job title:  Outdoor Pursuits Instructor/Manager Outdoor activities instructors lead trips and teach skills in activities like hill walking, climbing, canoeing, skiing and snowboarding. The centre you’ll run, as an outdoor activities/education manager, will offer a range of land and water sports, such as climbing, cycling, horse riding, mountaineering, orienteering, kayaking, canoeing and paddleboarding. You may spend some time working with specific client groups, such as school pupils, people with special needs or young offenders. Most outdoor activities/education managers have a background in instructing and may continue to teach as part of their job. You’ll have the overall responsibility for the centre and will need to manage staff and ensure adherence to safety regulations at all times.
How to become:ou can get into this job through: a college course an apprenticeship applying directly doing specialist courses approved by national sporting bodies College There’s no set entry route to become an outdoor activity instructor but it may be useful to study a relevant qualification like a Level 2 or 3 Diploma in Skills and Activities for Sport and Active Leisure (Outdoor Education). This would teach you some of the skills needed for the job. Then you could try to find a trainee job with an activity centre. You’ll also need to get coaching or instructor qualifications approved by the relevant national governing body for each of your sports or activities. Entry requirements You’ll usually need: 2 or more GCSEs at grades 9 to 3 (A* to D), or equivalent, for a level 2 course 4 or 5 GCSEs at grades 9 to 4 (A* to C), or equivalent, for a level 3 course Other Routes You could complete relevant qualifications through sports or activity clubs, or at an accredited outdoor education centre. Examples of instructor qualifications include: Mountain Training England Award in Mountain Leadership British Canoe Awarding Body Certificate in Coaching Paddlesport United Kingdom Snowsports Coaching Scheme awards You’ll usually need at least 12 months’ experience in the activity before you take the award. Check with the the relevant national governing body for your sport for details of courses and qualifications.
Skills required:patience and the ability to remain calm in stressful situations the ability to work well with others sensitivity and understanding leadership skills to be thorough and pay attention to detail the ability to work on your own knowledge of English language knowledge of teaching and the ability to design courses to be able to carry out basic tasks on a computer or hand-held device  
What you’ll earn:£16000- £40,000

For more information take a look at Outdoor activities/education manager job profile | Prospects.ac.uk and Outdoor activities instructor | Explore careers | National Careers Service

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