January 28th 2022

TAHS Weekly Newsletter. 


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


Year 12

As part of our legal responsibility to guide students about healthy relationships, students will be asked to watch a short BBC video about stalking and discuss surrounding issues.  Discuss questions in groups on the handout they will be given in form.

Year 13

As part of our legal responsibility to guide students about healthy relationships, students will watch a video from Plan International about sexual identity.  Then will watch a clip giving advice to LGBQT+ teens.

Year 12 virtual Parents Evening Thursday 3rd February

To book your appointment please login to your Talaxy account, if you have not received your activation email, please email talaxy@tahs.org.uk with your child’s name and form group.

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.


We would encourage students to attend these webinars which are free to them on the Unifrog VLE. This can be done at home or during 6th form 7 time.  These can help students to increase their personal skills and employability as well as taking care of their mental health.

Webinar series: Skills development – Monday 31 January to Thursday 3 February

> Staying positive – Monday 31 January, 17:00
> Communication and presenting skills – Tuesday 1 February, 17:00
> Problem-solving skills – Wednesday 2 February, 17:00
> Leadership skills – Thursday 3 February, 17:00

Guest speakers will include mental health activist António Ferreira; corporate/commercial solicitor for Co-op, Kris Scales; Head of Leadership Programmes at Frontline, Elanie Ademokun; and skills experts from Skills Builder.

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Materials Science Open Days 

taking place on 15th and 24th February in person and 17th February online (registration for the in-person events closes this Friday 28th January), as well as let you know that applications for this year’s UNIQ programme are now open. More details for both are below:

Materials Science Open Days

When: 15th & 24th February – in person

            17th February – online

Where: Department of Materials/Online (Zoom webinar)

Audience: Y11 & Y12

What: Day long Open Day for prospective students in Y11 & Y12

Registration required: In person days – register here

                                          Online day – register here

More details: Join us for the day to find out what it’s like to study Materials Science at Oxford. You can experience lectures, tour the department, meet our students, and more! We have both in person and online events so you can choose which best suits you.

More information: www.materials.ox.ac.uk/materials-science-open-days  


Audience: Y12 students from UK state schools

Applications close 7th February – apply here

Details: UNIQ is the University of Oxford’s access programme for state school students. What started in 2010 as a residential summer school is now an extended programme of support for students incorporating both an online programme and an in person residential academic module over the summer – all completely free. The Department of Materials are pleased to offer an academic module to students interested in Materials Science at Oxford, including an exciting programme of lectures, tutorials, practicals, and more.

More information: www.uniq.ox.ac.uk

Support your School

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.

Cheers and gone!

Monday 31st January is my last day at Thomas Alleyne’s before I move off to explore new directions, and I wanted to say a huge thank you to all the students and parents who’ve helped us so supportively over the last fifteen years. I am grateful to many of you for your support, and am hugely proud of those students with whom I’ve worked, and of their many and varied achievements. The parent – student – staff community is one of the aspects I will miss the most. Cheers!

Mr Parker

Maths Interventions

English Boosters

PE News

Year 9 Boys Football Match vs Kingsmead High School

Staffordshire County Cup

Starting line-up:                                                      


Smith    Beech   Beardsley(C)  Morgan

Griffiths   Atherton   Baggaley   Heath

                Whetton  Mellor                         

Substitutes: Bointon

A tough match this afternoon for a depleted year 9 team away in Cannock. The game started with few chances for either side and after an even first half the score remained 0-0. Alleyne’s came out on the front foot in the second half and managed to win themselves a penalty, with Josh Beardsley stepping up and placing it in the bottom corner. Alleyne’s defended extremely well to keep Kingsmead from scoring, with two great saves from Tom Robbins. A fantastic performance from the Y9 boys.

Final Score: Thomas Alleyne’s 1 – 0 Kingsmead

Year 9 Boys Rugby – East Staffordshire District Tournament

Thomas Alleyne’s travelled to the new Burton Rugby club on Wednesday night for the district tournament. With several starting players unavailable due to Covid and illness, we were short on numbers and had players playing in unfamiliar positions.Despite this we scored first against Deferrers but with us still trying to find cohesion in defence Deferrers caught us cold in the last minute to beat us 2 tries to 1.  In the following games against Paulet, Granville, John Taylor and Robert Sutton we improved each game and began to put together some fantastic support play.  Some incredible power play in attack and defence from Oscar, Adam F, Adam R, Tom and Jonte asserted our dominance, Henry and Rhys controlled the rucks with Sam supplying excellent ball from scrum half.  Toby captained the side well and began to improve the organisation in defence.  Max out the back supplied pace and footwork resulting in some long range tries. After the first game we comfortably won all our other games and were unfortunate to finish 2nd overall. Adam F was player of the tournament with some great barnstorming tries.

This week’s Science Students of the Week

Mrs Lawrence would like to nominate Evie R (Year 12) for a fantastic start as Head of Project for (IRIS) DNA Origami and for successfully submitting the groups’ work to the lead researcher at the university in charge of the project.

Mrs North would like to nominate Evie D and Sebastian G in 9H2A for excellent engagement in Biology lessons and showing superb understanding of osmosis.

Mr Melland would like to nominate Millie W, Holly T and Elin L in Year 10 for continuing to work hard in Physics.

Mr Crum would like to nominate the following students:

In 9U2:

Evielilly L (9O2), Angus M (9E1) and Aine S (9T3) – all for excellent performance in their Biology exam.

All of 10H2 for their efforts in learning about dynamic equilibria.

In 10U3:

Libby H (10W1), Ella H (10W1), Keira J (10E1), Abbie C (10W1), Dominica R (10O1) and Amelia R for excellent effort in their Rates test.

In 11U4:

Josh L (11E2), Josh W (11O1) and Bradley W (11T2) for superb effort tackling challenging work.

Well done!

University Hospitals Birmingham Trust Work Experience Programme

We are excited to announce that the largest free national work experience programme for your aspiring medical, dental and veterinary students has returned. This was developed last year in partnership with Birmingham Universities Hospitals Trust and it is free for students from 10-13 or S3-S6 year groups to participate in. We took a small break from the virtual work experience programme in November to convert the LIVE teaching into E-learning courses that students can now complete in their own time. Students have 1 month to complete each session, and once they have completed the programme they will receive a certificate from Medic Mentor and UHB as evidence of their participation. Medical Schools are accepting virtual work experience as an alternative to in-person work experience in light of the pandemic and reduced access to placements.

Participation in the virtual work experience will also provide students (and their parents) with several opportunities to speak to doctors, dentists and vets continuously throughout the academic year. They will be able to do this on Tuesday evenings and most weekends, for free. They can also call the Mentor Helpline number 01530 417 299 from 10am-5pm Mon-Fri if they would like to advice on careers or applying to medical, dental, vet school. Mostly this number is manned by Doctors. Medic Mentor is a non-profit social enterprise and all of our proceeds are reinvested in supporting students to make informed career decisions.

Registering for these programmes could not be easier, all they need to do is complete the free online application form for:
Medicine: https://medicmentor.co.uk/university-hospitals-birmingham-trust-virtual-work-experience/
Dentistry: https://medicmentor.co.uk/dental-live-virtual-work-experience/
Veterinary: https://medicmentor.co.uk/veterinary-virtual-live-work-experience/

Job of the week: 

This weeks job of the week is a Youth Worker the Mypath video on youtube tells you about this as a role: JOB OF THE WEEK – EPISODE #23 – YOUTH WORKER – YouTube. If you would like to find out more information and how to get into this role then click via this link: Youth worker job profile | Prospects.ac.uk

Exam Invigilator Vacancies

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

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