February 4th 2022

TAHS Weekly Newsletter. 

Tickets still available for 

Wednesday 9th and Thursday 10th Feb, Friday 11th (sold out) 7pm 

£7.50, available on the online shop. 

Grease is the radio word! 

Today the production team of Mrs Todd, Mrs Mood and Mrs Fletcher along with Rob F the musical director, Alfie B who plays Danny and Lucy L who plays Sandy, were interviewed live on BBC Radio Stoke by Susan Hanks. We talked about the upcoming production of Grease. You can listen back to the show on the BBC Sounds app for Stoke afternoon show from today. 

Sixth Form Entry September 2022

Many thanks to all students who have completed a Sixth Form application from.  You will shortly be receiving an email confirmation for receipt of your application.

If you have any queries, please contact sixthform@tahs.org.uk


Year 12

Inspirational series:  if you knew what they knew, what could you become?  Use the link on the Team for Becoming X:  Courtney Cox.

Year 13

Planning for self-sufficiency and good health.

Visit the ‘Student Meals’ web page. 

How much does it cost to cook a healthy meal?

Check out some recipe ideas here [link on Team] (guess the prices before watching).

Signing in and out

Students need to be on site from 8.40-3.05pm and 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.

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.


Year 11 and 13 checkout this document to see what is on offer cross school to assist you.

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.

Non-Uniform Day

On Friday 11th February we plan to hold a non-uniform day to help raise money for school funds. These funds are used to support extra curricular events and counselling for students. If students can make a donation of £2.00 this would be gratefully received. If any families are able to donate a greater amount this would be appreciated as we are hoping to relaunch our school walk through Derbyshire this year. 

Maths Interventions

Have you tried wordle?  Are you thinking ‘I hope there is a maths equivalent’?

Well there is and it called ‘Equatero’


Be careful – it can get addictive!


GCSE English Boosters next week:

Wednesday 9th February: Analysing language, grades 4-6. Mr Hulme, room 13

English Literature Texts back in stock!

We now have copies of An Inspector Calls (Year 10/11) available for students to purchase. This is the hardbacked edition which teachers will use.

There are also limited numbers of Romeo and Juliet complete texts; the highly popular “Snap” revision guides for Romeo and Juliet; An Inspector Calls; English Language (Reading and Writing double pack!) and the Collins Power & Conflict poetry revision guide. 

Students should bring their ParentPay receipt to Mrs Hunt in room 21 to collect their purchases.

English department student of the week

Apologies for missing the last roundup – below is a bumper crop of students of the week(s) some of whom have been nominated three weeks in a row by your teachers; well done!

Y 9 Batley W, Madeline E, Adam R, Leah U, Freya E Louie R, Lola T, Millie A, Ella J, Evie B, Daisy C, Bethany S, Lani N, Erin G, Rihanna FJoshua W, Kieran C

Y10 Krishan K, Kylah M,  Ben Smith, Catherine M, Millie W, Elin L, Megan WB

Y11 Yasmin L, Jacob R, Katey G, Jasmin W, Lucy M, Zak S-S, Bethan T, Will S, Salwa CeI

Y12 Evie S, Liliana K

Y13 Darius B, Eve B

Visit to Twycross Zoo

Last week 50 Y11 students spent the day studying animal behaviour at Twycross zoo.  They completed ethograms on the activities of chimpanzees and leopards as part of their Animal Care course work.  All students worked really hard and still had time to enjoy themselves walking around the other enclosures as well.

PE News

BTEC Tech Award Sport, Activity & Fitness

Year 11 are taking their external exam on Tuesday 8th Feb. Revision materials are available for all on Active Learn.  After the exam all students will be completing 3 assignments on Coaching and Leadership in sport – these are available now on Teams.

BTEC Sport

Both Yr 12 and Yr 13 have assignments due to be completed by half term and should be using non-contact periods and homework to complete.

Regional Netball

Last Sunday our U16 and U19 netball team represented North Staffordshire at the  Regional competition held in Wednesbury. The tournament was made up of schools who had finished County Champions or runners up and it was a joy to watch players from our school competing in the high standard that was set for the fixtures. 

The Under 16 team won a third of their games with victories over Lucton and Wolverhampton Girls School. 

Squad – Jess, Poppy, Lexie, Martha, Sophie, Bella, Aimee & Louie

The games played by our U19 squad were all very close and competitive in score. The girls stuck together and a deserved victory came against Hereford Sixth Form. 

Squad – Jess, Eve, Evie, Frankie, Amelia, Freya, Harriet & Kiera

Many thanks to Ruth, Karen, Bev and Laura who were team managers, scorers and first aiders on the day. Also to all of the family members who came to support both teams. It was a really great day and we all really appreciated you being there. 

Year 9 & 10 netball Club

Netball club next Tuesday for Year 9 and 10’s, let’s get a high attendance so we are well prepared for forthcoming fixtures

This week’s Science Students of the Week

Miss Thorley would like to nominate William W-D and Lucy N (10U2) for detailed and thorough explanations of rates of observed reactions. 

Also, Kai B and Ebony F (9H3) for excellent contributions in lessons.

Mrs Hughes would like to nominate the following students from 10U1 for a pleasing performance in their chemistry end of module test:

David B, Susie C, Quincy F, Isabelle G, Calli H, Luke N, Ben P, Olly R, Keeley S and Lizzie W.

Mrs Gwynne would like to nominate Will F in 10H3 for excellent contributions to the lesson.

Mrs North would like to nominate the following Animal Care students for exemplary commitment to stock duties – James L, Jayden D, Tristan C, Jesse C, Victoria H, Hannah M, Joe N, Lily C, Krishan K, Amy W, Holly T and Abbie C.

Well done!


Well done to all those students who have massively improved on their December Germany Mock exam result in the end of unit exam they have sat this week.

Cambridge National IT

Coursework deadline fast approaching – give yourself a boost and come afterschool on Wednesday. Make use of this additional time to maximise your grade!

Allies club

Unfortunately, Allies club will have to move to a Thursday after school for the foreseeable future due to clashes with meetings. Please get in touch with Miss Cann if there is any problem with this.


Job of the week: 

Job of the week 

This weeks job of the week is a zookeeper! The Mypath video on youtube tells you about this as a role: JOB OF THE WEEK – EPISODE #24 – ZOOKEEPER – YouTube

 If you would like to find out more information and how to get into this role then click via this link: Zookeeper | Explore careers | National Careers Service

Future Intentions Event and Learn Live Channel

Thank you so much to everyone who attended our virtual future intentions event and for the interesting questions our students asked our exhibitors! If you missed the event and would like to see the videos recorded for us they are still available on our learn live channel. 

Thomas Alleyne’s High School, Uttoxetter & Jobs | Learn Live | Contact Us Today (learnliveuk.com)

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