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
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
Students will be given a handout to read through with seven different questions to ask yourself when faced with a challenge.
Students will be shown a selection of videos around how to find the right university accommodation.
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.
Support your School
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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.
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.
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.
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!
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.