December 3rd 2021

TAHS Weekly Newsletter. 

Date:   3rd December 2021

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

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.


Year 12

Choice of future intentions planning.  Students log onto Unifrog and research their careers library by key word eg Law, by their 3 subjects, by career area eg social services, by theme eg community or by competency eg team work.  Or, take the Myers-Briggs personality test (on Unifrog or Google search) to take and compare with friends before seeing which careers are best suited to individuals. 

Year 13

Log onto Unifrog and look at their live apprenticeships.  Even if you are considering uni, take a look – you might be surprised, especially with the higher level degrees on offer.


Please consider attending one or more of these Unifrog webinars designed to help students decide on university or apprenticeships.


This week: Webinars: How to find your perfect next step > Revision: Getting motivated > Staff training webinar: Unifrog basics > Students design their own curriculum at UCU > Our Instagram’s had a makeover…

Webinars: How to find your perfect next step – 6, 8 and 9 December, 17:00 UK time

In these webinars, we’ll show your KS4 and KS5 students how to make the best of Unifrog’s tools to find their perfect…

> University course: Monday 6 December

> Apprenticeship: Wednesday 8 December

> College/sixth form course: Thursday 9 December

Find out more


On Friday 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. Donations are suggested at £2 or above with 50% going to Dougie Mac and 50% to school walk funds. Donations can be made via Parentpay in advance or by cash during form time on the day.


Mrs Lindsay  will be providing the assembly this week looking at the subject of Human Rights or Responsibilities?

Thought(s) for the Week

Is driving a right? You are entitled to a driving license if you can abide by the traffic laws and drive responsibly. If your driving endangers the lives of others, that license will be taken away from you. So rights and responsibilities are inseparable. If you can’t respect the rights of others, if by your belief and conduct you endanger the lives of other people, you are not entitled to any right.”  – Ali Sina

Notable days this week

10th International animal Rights Day 

10th World Human Rights Day

10th Christmas Jumper Day  Christmas Jumper Day 2020 | Save the Children UK

Non Uniform Day

The non-uniform day next Friday 10th, has been in for a few weeks, but could you move it to the start so it’s really noticeable, and could it say “all money raised will be split between Dougie Mac and the school fund to provide opportunities for all students. Facilities around school, celebration day, school walk, extra curricula events etc.”

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.

Dear Parents and Carers
Thank you to those of you that have filled in the consent google form for photographs, participation in online lessons etc, which was sent to you again recently..
If you have not yet managed to complete this form we are asking you to fill in this google form by Monday 6th December 2021 please. This is to indicate if you give your permission for various school activities.

Please click the link below, for the relevant year group for your child, to complete the google form.

Yr 9
Yr 10

Yr 11
Sixth Form Yr 12 & 13

Please tick the questions where you are providing consent and if you prefer not to give permission please leave that question blank (unticked).
Thank you

Data Collection

Many thanks to parents who have returned data collection sheets.  For those students we do not appear to have received a signed data collection sheet from, data collection sheets have been posted home today.  Please note that we would be grateful for data collection sheets to be returned to the school office by Friday 10th December.

Time to Sign!

British Sign Language is one of the recognised languages of the UK.  All our year 12 and 13 Health & Social Care Extended Diploma Students have been enrolled on a certificated British Sign Language Course this week.  This course is 16-20 hours long and will be completed in their 6th Form 7 time.  This is a fabulous opportunity to learn a new skill, which is so relevant to their future careers.  We wish them luck and look forward to them learning a new language which 151,000 people in the UK use every day.  The link below explains a wonderful array of benefits to learning Sign Language.

Science News

Science Students of the Week

Mrs Simpson would like to nominate 9U1 for demonstrating their creative flair while making stop-motion animation to represent halogen displacement reactions. Take a look at our Science Twitter to see some photographs!

Mrs North would like to nominate Skye W 9W1 for showing outstanding commitment in copying up all her biology work.

And also, Evie D for an excellent end of unit assessment score.

Mr Melland would like to nominate Joe H and Charlotte J in 11H1 for outstanding achievement in their end of unit Atoms and Radiation assessment.

Mrs Dykes would like to nominate Rory O 9H2B for his commitment to improving his physics knowledge.

Millie P 9U4 for always having a smile and trying her best.

Hannah S 10H4 for always putting in 100% effort in class.

Miss Thorley would like to nominate Sophie G, 12C Applied Science, for fantastic effort this term.

And also, Alisha C and Michael H 10H5 for detailed bonding work.

Well done!

PE Update

Next week is a massive week for year 9 boys – Football are playing Pingle Away on Tuesday in the semi-final of the East Staffs Cup.  Rugby are playing QMGS Walsall at home on Friday in the 3rd round of the county cup.

BTEC Sport

Students need to be revising for external exams- 

11 Exam- 8th Feb

Year 12 Exam – 14th Jan

Year 13 Exam – 12th Jan

East Staffordshire Netball League 

Our Year 11 team hosted John Port on Thursday afternoon for the opening fixture of the district league. The game was an even contest with the lead changing hands several times but by no more than 3 goals. John Port just took the victory with the score at 16-15 when the final whistle went.

Team – Harriet R, Lucy L, Kiera F, Lucy O, Sophie W, Salwa C, Chloe F Player of the match – Kiera

Due to fixtures there will be no netball club next week. Girls Futsal practice on Tuesday after school

U19 Netball

In preparation for the Netball Regionals we travelled to Newcastle Under-Lyme School for a friendly fixture. Our team soon settled into their groove, playing a high level of netball and they managed to score the majority of their centre passes. The mid court players Eve, Hattie and Martha were strong and were able to feed the ball into our shooting circle and create chances for Freya and Jess. Amelia and Evie were resolute in our defence, working to keep Newcastle attackers out towards the edge of the D, to increase the difficulty of the shots.

Newcastle did edge the first two quarters taking a 12-8 lead at half time. TAHS made some positional changes at half time, with Eve moving to GD, Evie WD, Martha C and Hattie R. This worked instantly by increasing the number of interceptions, the ball was fed into Jess and Freya more regularly and the score was even at 15-15 all after three quarters. The same formation was used for the final quarter, with the same level of success, confidence was high from our shooters and the shots were going in from all angles and distances.

A thrilling fixture, as always many thanks to the parents who assisted with transport. 

English Stars

Well done to those students listed below who have been nominated as this week’s student of the week for English.

Y 9 Louie R, Sam K, Rowan S

Y 10 Jaydan D, Lennon E, Kieron S, Layla M

Y 11 Zita M, Grace S, Ryan W, George L, Edward T, Hannah C

Y 12 Tess S

Y 13 Martha M

Job of the week 

This weeks career of the week is a paramedic! Watch the video to find out more 

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