January 21st 2022

TAHS Weekly Newsletter. 

Future Intentions Evening 

Future Intentions Evening – 6 Days to go!

On the 27th January at 5pm we would like to invite you to our ‘Virtual Future Intentions evening’. Our annual event will be hosted online again this year and can be accessed via the following link: https://learnliveuk.com/partner/thomas-alleynes-high-school/. We would encourage parents and students to register via this link as soon as possible to ensure that you are able to access the event on the evening.

We are excited to be hosting a wide range of exhibitors who will be available to chat directly with participants on the evening and who have also kindly recorded an on demand video for you to watch during the event. This is a key opportunity for young individuals to speak direct with the organisations involved.

There will also be a range of videos regarding the curriculum on offer at Thomas Alleyne’s High School so whether your child is choosing their Year 10 options or considering their pathway post 16 or 18, there will be something for everyone.

The evening will launch with a presentation from senior members of staff and our careers advisor at 5pm over teams following which you will be invited to log on to our live portal. All students have received an invitation on their Team’s calendar for the event.  

You will have received an email containing full information on how to access our event. 

Tickets are now on sale on Parentpay. Please purchase your tickets and bring the receipt to Mrs Todd as soon as possible to choose your seat on the seating plans.


Thank you to all the pupils involved for their hard work and dedication in rehearsals.

Mrs Todd, Mrs Mood and Mrs Fletcher

UCAS update

The national UCAS deadline is Wednesday 26th January at 6pm.  This means that applications should be in to the school no later than Tuesday 25th January at 4pm to allow the Sixth Form Team to check and process the application.

So far we have sent 78 applications, of these 5 students have received offers on all their submitted choices and 2 students have confirmed their choice for September 2022.

TUTOR TIME ACTIVITIES W/C 24th January 2022

Year 12

Students will be given a handout to read through with seven different questions to ask yourself when faced with a challenge.

Year 13

Students will be shown a selection of videos around how to find the right university accommodation.

Apprenticeship workshop

On Wednesday 26th January we have secured a virtual workshop with Alonso from the Amazing Apprenticeships team. The workshop will be held in room 40 at 2 pm and will include information on how to search for and secure an apprenticeship including writing competitive applications. We have limited places so if you are interested in participating, then please let me know as soon as possible.  Mrs Featherstone

Year 12 virtual Parents Evening Thursday 3rd February

Letter was emailed out either this week. Bookings will be live on Talaxy from 9.00am Monday 24th January, 2022.

Year 12 students GCSE certificates

Year 12 students can collect their GCSE certificates from the Sixth Form office.  Please collect them at break and lunch time only.

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Data Collection

Many thanks to parents who have already returned data collection sheets. If you have not already done so, please check/update, sign the data collection sheet for your child and return it to the school office as soon as possible.  You can email/scan the sheet back to office@tahs.org.uk, or post it back to us at the usual school address. This information helps us to safeguard your child and enables us to contact you in an emergency.

GCSE Combined Science Intervention.

Students have now been selected for Combined Science intervention sessions. Please check your Teams account for the invite as well as the content you need to access each week then attend room 53 at 12:30 every Thursday.


Maths Interventions

PE News

Netball
The Year 10 began their U16 league campaign with a victory against John Port. The girls took control of the game from the start, with the biggest concern being the court being small and more precision being needed for passes. A lead was established by the end of the first quarter and this was maintained throughout the game. The final score being 31-16 Squad – Poppy, Bella, Aimee, Jess W, Martha, Lexie, Jess C, Sophie POM – Martha


The Year 9 team also traveled to John Port for a friendly fixture. This was a great opportunity for a competitive fixture and a reward for those who have attended netball club regularly. The game ran similar to the Year 10 game with a lead being established in the first quarter and this lead grew as the game went on. The game finished at 31-21 to TAHS. Squad – Lily, Amy, Erin, Izzy, Chloe, Emily, Skye and Rachel POM – Rachel 

Creative Writing Competition – see Mrs Bell or Mrs Hunt


This is open to all youngsters aged 11- 18 (Intermediate 11-13, Senior 14-18) and the theme this year is ‘Environment’.

You need to produce a written or typed story in prose entitled, ‘Environment’. The written entry could be fiction or non-fiction, prose, or a poem, as long as the piece relates to the theme.

Up to maximum of 550 words for prose entries. Up to a maximum of 40 lines for poetry entries.
Judges will consider: imagination relative to the subject; ability to engage interest and be consistent in the power of argument. The closing date for entries is Friday, 28th January 2022. The winning entry will be forwarded to Rotary’s West Midlands District Final by mid February 2022. Winning entries from that stage go on to Rotary’s National Final in March 2022.
All entrants will receive a Certificate of Participation and there will be voucher prizes for the winner and runner up.

Public Speaking Competition – see Mrs Hunt

Ever wanted to perform on stage at Shakespeare’s Globe? This competition may just be your golden ticket! All you need to do is learn a poem (or two) from the website (poetrybyheart.org.uk) and record it – or ask your English teacher to record it. Think carefully about how you are presenting yourself and the poet’s words… and that’s it! 


There are different age categories (including staff…) and we’d LOVE to enter in all categories. So get rehearsing!

This week’s Science Students of the Week

Miss Thorley would like to nominate Alfie B in 9U3 for great engagement in leading discussions.

Miss Thorley would also like to nominate Joe R, Charlie B and Ben P from 11H4 for excellent work when practising their Physics exam questions.

Mrs Simpson would like to say ‘well done’ to all the Year 13 students who took part in the Chemistry Olympiad this week. 

Mrs Simpson would also like to nominate Charlie A, Jack T, Oscar W, Edward T, Zak S-S and Charlotte H (all in 11U5) for excellent practical skills in their extraction of copper. 

Well done!

Year 10 SEND Evening

Year 10 SEND parents evening January 31st from 4-10pm, invites will be sent on Monday.


After school SEND support from 3.05-4.05pm every weekday except Friday, in Keeling House.Science, numeracy, literacy, exam technique, revision, and coursework catch up.


Before school SEND support every day in Keeling House from 8.40-9am. Handwriting, touch typing, and homework.

Talk the Talk

Many of our Year 9 students have had an amazing opportunity this week to take part in workshops developing their public speaking skills. The school was visited by “Talk the Talk” who worked with each class for a whole day. By the end of the day, almost every student was able to give a short speech to their class on a topic of their choosing, with some outstanding work presented. Equally importantly, a lot of students reported an increase in confidence, and a LOT of students felt the event was great fun.


The work students did will help support both English and Drama lessons, as well as developing valuable life skills. Well done, Year 9!

Sustainable Uttoxeter

Our in school echo team want to work towards a more sustainable town and net zero – for more information and how you can assist please see this leaflet:

Job of the week: 


This week the job is Wellsite Geologist click on link to see the My Path video which tells you more


To find out how to get into this job or other linked professions click visit the national careers website! Wellsite geologist job profile | Prospects.ac.uk

Exam Invigilator Vacancies

Please see all the information on our vacancies for exam invigilators.

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January 14th 2022

TAHS Weekly Newsletter. 

Future Intentions Evening 

To attend the event, speak virtually with exhibitors and have the chance to find out more about our year 9 options process please register on the link attached Thomas Alleyne’s High School, Uttoxetter & Jobs | Learn Live | Contact Us Today (learnliveuk.com).

Apprenticeship Talk 


For any sixth form students interested in apprenticeships we have the opportunity to be involved in a workshop with Workpays on the 26th January at 2pm. The workshop will cover how to search for and apply competitively for the roles which are out there. If you are interested in attending then please send an email to featherstone@tahs.net or contact me on teams chat. 

TUTOR TIME ACTIVITIES W/C 17th January 2022

Year 12

Could you be depressed?  What about your friends?  Visit the ‘Bright Knowledge’ website which leads to an online self-assessment on the NHS website.  Please talk to family, friends, your GP, teachers or the Sixth Form Team rather than suffer in silence.

Year 13

Watch the video about the level of personal support you can expect at universities:  student support services – Nottingham Trent uni.  For those not applying to university, please take a look at the Amazing Apprenticeships website or Unifrog VLE for live vacancies and career profiles. 

Date for diary

Virtual Year 12 Parents Evening – Thursday 3rd February – 4.00pm – 7.00pm.

Sixth Form Uniform

Sixth Form uniform is smart business wear. Please can female students ensure that their skirts are not too short and are appropriate school wear.  Skirts should be suit style and not Lycra, body con, pleather (fake leather/vinyl) or the ‘stretchy’ style.

Sixth Form students are role models for younger pupils which includes behaviour and mask wearing.

Signing in and out

Students need to be on site from 8.40-3.05pm and that if they leave site briefly for food etc they MUST sign out and back in. This is both a legal and safeguarding requirement. No one should leave site to go to the gym or similar during the school day.

Checking email accounts

Reminder for students to check their .net email addresses regularly as some students are missing out on vital information.

Year 12 students GCSE certificates

Year 12 students can collect their GCSE certificates from the Sixth Form office.  Please collect them at break and lunch time only.

Grease Production News

Tickets will be on sale from Friday 21st January. The production will be on 9th, 10th, 11th of February in the school theatre at 7pm. Tickets will cost £7.50. Please purchase your tickets via ParentPay and take your receipt to Mrs Todd to select your seats. There are 140 seats maximum for each evening so please do not miss out! 

Data Collection

Many thanks to parents who have already returned data collection sheets. If you have not already done so, please check/update, sign the data collection sheet for your child and return it to the school office as soon as possible.  You can email/scan the sheet back to office@tahs.org.uk, or post it back to us at the usual school address. This information helps us to safeguard your child and enables us to contact you in an emergency.

Year 9 Parents Evening Tuesday 18th January 4pm – 7pm.


Subject staff look forward to meeting year 9 parents on Tuesday.  If you haven’t already booked your appointments please do so through Talxay.  It is an excellent opportunity for parents to discuss their child’s suitability for Gcse subjects with staff before option choices are made.


Year 9  Opportunity for IT Provision.

If you are a family with a child in year 9 and have difficulty accessing on line work, the school may be able to support you by providing a loan of a laptop.  There are laptops in school which are not being used, if you feel your son/daughter would make use of the laptop. please contact Mr Godwin at:  godwin@tahs.org.uk or phone school for further information

PE News

Racketball Club


We are starting a new after school racketball club on Wednesday’s.  The club will be suitable for beginners and more experienced players (boys and girls all year groups) with all equipment provided.  If interested you need to see Mr Scattergood in registration next week.

BTEC Sport


Year 11 – Revision Thursdays 3.05-4pm in room 1 all welcome.  Exam 8th Feb

English Stars

Well done to the following students, who have impressed their teachers in English this week. Our students of the week are:
Y 9 Louie R, Ellie C, Lewis A, Millie A, Ella J, Lola T, Leah U, Clemmie W, Maddison E, Blake R, Evie B, Oliver H, Rown S, Victoria S, Lani N, Michael W, Poppy W, 

Y10 Tommy R, Catherine M, Quincy F (great start!) David B

Y11 Harriet G, Tyler G, Matthew E, Alfie L, Edward T, Liam R

Y12 Henry W, Joshue H, Katie U, Josh H

Y13 Martha M

This week’s Science Students of the Week

Miss Thorley would like to nominate Corey B and Max G from 9U3 for fantastic revision work.

Mrs Lambert would like to nominate all of 9U1 Biology – well done on an excellent piece of homework on diffusion in the human body. 

Also, Krishan K and Chloe N in 10H5 for excellent work on diabetes. 

Mrs Simpson would like to nominate Rowan S in 9U1 for an excellent end of unit test score for Chemistry.

Mrs Hughes would like to nominate Alfie B and Daisie J from 9U3 for excellent work in Chemistry.

Mr Melland would like to nominate Emily O, Olivia Y, Martha B, Victoria H and Ethan O from 10H1 for excellent performance in their end of unit tests in Physics.

Well done!

Allies 

Allies will not be on this Monday but it will return after school in room 21 the following week If you need allies or want to find out how to be an ally, please come along.


Latin Club

Latin club will resume on Monday lunch time for any sixth formers who are interested in getting involved. Whether you have been coming already or would like to give it a go, please feel free to pop into room 12 at lunchtime – don’t forget to bring your lunch!

Job of the week: 


This weeks job of the week is Veterinary Surgeon and is shared by Mypath on Youtube. 

JOB OF THE WEEK – EPISODE #21 – VETERINARY SURGEON – YouTube


If you would like to find out more about how to get into this role then take a look at prospects.comVeterinary surgeon job profile | Prospects.ac.uk

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January 7th 2022

TAHS Weekly Newsletter. 

Sixth Form entry September 2022 – online application – Deadline Friday 14th January 2022

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 Uniform

Sixth Form uniform is smart business wear. Please can female students ensure that their skirts are not too short and are appropriate school wear.  Skirts should be suit style and not Lycra, body con, pleather (fake leather/vinyl) or the ‘stretchy’ style.

Sixth Form students are role models for younger pupils which includes behaviour and mask wearing.

Signing in and out

Students need to be on site from 8.40-3.05pm and that if they leave site briefly for food etc they MUST sign out and back in. This is both a legal and safeguarding requirement. No one should leave site to go to the gym or similar during the school day.

Checking email accounts

Reminder for students to check their .net email addresses regularly as some students are missing out on vital information.

Year 12 students GCSE certificates

Year 12 students can collect their GCSE certificates from the Sixth Form office.  Please collect them at break and lunch time only.

TUTOR TIME ACTIVITIES W/C 10th January 2022

Year 12

To read the ‘academic essay writing’ handout and try the tasks.

Year 13

Budgeting.  Handouts to plan a household budget and how to manage it.

Reminder – Applications are open for the Sutton Trust US Programme 2022

Applications are now being accepted for the Sutton Trust US Programme 2022.

What is it?

The Sutton Trust US Programme helps state school students in the UK to explore higher education and US culture. The programme includes UK-based residentials before all students get to visit US universities in the summer of 2022.

An optional part 2 of the programme supports students to apply to US universities alongside their UCAS options.

How much does it cost?

It is free to take part in the programme. All costs are covered for students including travel, accommodation, food and admissions test preparation.

Who is it for?

To be eligible, students must:

Be in Year 12 in England or Wales, S5 in Scotland or Year 13 in Northern Ireland

Attend, and have always attended, a state-funded school or college (i.e. non fee-paying)

Not hold US citizenship

Be from a low or middle income family (generally a household earning £45,000 or less)

Be interested in US culture and higher education

When is the deadline?

Students must submit their application by midnight on 16 January 2022 to be considered for the programme. However, we encourage getting started as soon as possible as the application form requires some thinking!

For more information or to apply, please see the link below:

http://suttontrustus2022

WRITING COMPETITION

Uttoxeter Rotary Club are holding their annual writing competition.  This is open to all youngsters aged 11- 18 (Intermediate 11-13, Senior 14-18) and the theme this year is ‘Environment’.  Please send any entries to bell@tahs.org.uk.

Students should produce a written or typed story in prose entitled, ‘Environment’. The written entry could be fiction or non-fiction, prose, or a poem, as long as the piece relates to the theme.

Up to maximum of 550 words for prose entries.

Up to a maximum of 40 lines for poetry entries.

No pictures/drawings to be part of the entry.

All entries to be legible. Can be written or typed.

Entrant’s name and age must be written on reverse of entry.

Judges will consider: imagination relative to the subject; ability to engage interest and be consistent in the power of argument. The closing date for entries is Friday, 28th January 2022. The winning entry will be forwarded to Rotary’s West Midlands District Final by mid February 2022. Winning entries from that stage go on to Rotary’s National Final in March 2022.

All entrants will receive a Certificate of Participation and there will be voucher prizes for the winner and runner up.


Please see the attached set of recommendations of revision materials per subject.  These have been recently collated by all departments if you wish to find further support for individual subjects.  There is no expectation to buy these resources for your child but you may find the information useful.  There is also plenty of free ‘on-demand’ support available for students via GCSEpod GCSE Learning and Revision | GCSEPod The Oak AcademyOak National Academy Online Classroom (thenational.academy)and BBC Bitesize GCSE – BBC Bitesize.

Data Collection

Many thanks to parents who have already returned data collection sheets.

If you have not already done so, please check/update, sign the data collection sheet for your child and return the sheet to our school office as soon as possible.  You can email/scan the sheet back to office@tahs.org.uk, or post it back to us at the usual school address. This information helps us to safeguard your child and enables us to contact you in an emergency.

Year 9 Parents Evening Tuesday 18th January 4pm – 7pm.


As we start the new term, year 9 will be looking forward to making their option choices over the next few months. On Tuesday 18th January parents will be able to  speak to subject teachers about their child’s progress and start discussing which choices their son or daughter need to make. The appointment system will  be going live on Talaxy on  Monday at 9.00am.  Please make sure that you have logged in and made appointments in order to see your child’s teachers.


GCSE+ 2022

The next round of GCSE + starts on Monday 11th January for a number of year 11 pupils.  The sessions will focus on Maths and English for 20 minutes each morning over the course of a 3 week period.  The head of Maths , Mrs Ibbs and  Head of English, Mrs Hunt will be delivering the sessions during morning registration.  The sessions give pupils the opportunity to revise and to learn how to approach different exam questions.  Later in the term other subjects will be offering the opportunity to take part in these sessions.

BTEC Sport


Year 11 have their component 2 exam on 8th February.  Revision materials are on Teams.  We are running after school revision sessions on Thursday in room 1 from 3.05-4pm.  All welcome.


Year 12 have their  Unit 1 Exam – Anatomy & Physiology on 14th January.  Revision materials are on Teams. Students all have revision packs in their folders.  We will also be running a revision session on Wednesday 12th January 3.05 -4pm in room 1.


Year 13 have their Unit 2 Exam- On 12th January. Revision materials are on Teams and Active Learn.

English Stars

The English department would like to wish everyone a Happy New Year and welcome you back to the new term. This week has been incredibly positive, with lots of excellent work and wonderful examples of motivation, resilience and going above and beyond in the subject. Well done to all of the students of the (mini) week.


Y9 Emma O, Blake R, Harley D, Oliver E, Matthew J, Bethan S

Y10 Taylor J, Reggie W, Niamh T, Catherine M

Y11 Ollie E, Max D, Sam P, Ella R, Mya P, Xanthe S

Y12 Gabi S

Y13 Sadie B

Allies 

Allies will not be on this Monday but it will return after school in room 21 the following week If you need allies or want to find out how to be an ally, please come along.


Latin Club

Latin club will resume on Monday lunch time for any sixth formers who are interested in getting involved. Whether you have been coming already or would like to give it a go, please feel free to pop into room 12 at lunchtime – don’t forget to bring your lunch!

This weeks job of the week is an Urban designer 


If you want to find out more about this as a role, alternative jobs and current opportunities then the prospects website is a good place to look https://www.prospects.ac.uk/job-profiles/urban-designer!

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