February 11th 2022

TAHS Weekly Newsletter. 

The cast, staff and audience were interviewed last night by BBC Radio Stoke. It is on air today in 2 parts between 3 and 4 pm so tune in if you can. If not, you can catch up by listening to BBC Radio sounds and searching for this afternoons show hosted by Susan Hanks.

TUTOR TIME ACTIVITIES W/C 14th February 2022

Year 12

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

Year 13

Watch clips about settling into uni life.  Watch the uni life hacks and ask students to share any others they may have.

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.

Uttoxeter Lions – Young Leaders in Service award

We are restarting the Lions Young Leaders In Service award in school. 

Students are eligible for an award if they have done any unpaid, voluntary work.  This can include helping out at home eg cooking a meal once a week; helping a neighbour to mow their lawn on a regular basis throughout the summer; sports coaching or refereeing; scouts/guides/cadets; helping out at covid clinics, dog walking etc.  Awards are given for 25 hours per year (bronze), 50 (silver) and 100 (gold).  Students have 1 year from the date they start the log and can backdate hours already done.  Duke of Edinburgh and health & social volunteering also count.

Students will receive a certificate stating the hours they have done and a badge.  It is an excellent achievement to include on a CV or personal statement to support their academic success.

Students can collect a log from their form tutor. Completed logs are to be returned to Mrs Bell in room 14.

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.

Welcome to Edition 153 of the Unifrog Gazette! This week: It’s National Apprenticeship Week 2022! Check out our on-demand apprenticeship panel webinars > Teaching resource: Apprenticeships – Finding best fit > The Unifrog Placements tool is here! > Higher and degree apprenticeships with Nottingham Trent University…

 It’s National Apprenticeship Week! Check out our on-demand apprenticeship panel webinars Featuring Jess, the 2021 Multiverse Apprentice of the Year, these two on-demand webinars (one aimed at teachers and careers advisers, and one at students) reveal what it’s really like to be an apprentice. Each panel also talks about the value of taking the apprenticeship route into employment. Remember, our webinars are always available on-demand after being recorded, so check out the ‘Past webinars’ page to browse more!

Have a watch Teaching resource: Apprenticeships – Finding best fit What’s important to consider when looking for an apprenticeship?

This teaching resource gives students the chance to research opportunities perfect for them. It includes:

> explanations of the different levels of apprenticeship available
> the benefits of taking an apprenticeship
> guidance on using Unifrog to find apprenticeships

Download it here   The Unifrog Placements tool is here! Launched last week, this new Unifrog tool will:

> save you time and money when it comes to managing students’ work experience and T-level placements
> centralise and streamline placement opportunities, documentation and comply with all health and safety and legal frameworks
> help parents and carers stay informed of the placements process

Watch a recording of the launch webinar Higher and degree apprenticeships with Nottingham Trent University Nottingham Trent, one of the country’s largest universities and a leading apprenticeship provider in the UK, offers a range of higher and degree apprenticeships from levels 3-7.

Apprenticeships are available in the following areas:

> Business/Administration
> Childcare/Education
> Construction
> Digital Solutions
> Food and Drink
> Health and Science
> Law
> Social Care

Find out more

Year 11 GCSE+

On Monday 14th year eleven will begin two weeks of exam support during registration.  During the first 20 minutes of each day pupils will be taught by a subject specialist, covering revision strategies and exam techniques.  Subject teachers will work on topic areas and how to approach particular exam questions. These intensive sessions will run until Thursday 3rd March.


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

Half Term Revision Sessions

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.

Internet Safety Day

This week saw Internet Safety Day on Tuesday with the focus for our age group being relationships and online gaming. All pupils have been delivered an assembly promoting discussion around their online lives and really thinking about who they communicate with online.

We have also shared social media posts offering information and viewpoints on this very prevalent issue.

Much more information can be found on the website here:

Maths Interventions


GCSE English Boosters next week:

English revision next week:  Writing for a purpose (Paper 2, Question 5). Target levels 4-5, with Mrs Hunt in room 21.

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

Congratulations to the following students whose efforts have been particularly noted by your English teachers this week. They are:

Y 9 Elena B, Olivia B, Kieren C

Y 10 Sam L, Zac C, Carly D

Y 11 Jacob R, Alex B, Grace A

Y 12 Evie N, Philippa B

Y 13 Martha M

PE News

County Cross Country-

Congratulations to all our runners that took part in the Staffordshire County Cross Country Championships at Betley Cpurt Farm.  Owen from Year 11 finished 3rd out of 115 runners and has qualified for the All England Cross Country Championships in Kent.


Year 9 have been training well in preparation for the County Cup quarter final next Thursday.


Good luck to George in Year 13 who is competing in the England Indoor Athletics championships at the Sheffield Institute of Sport. George runs in the 60m on Saturday first heat at 12.15 and the 200m on Sunday. Both events will be streamed on the England Athletics Youtube.

BTEC Sport-

Year 11, 12 and 13 have all got an assignment to complete by the end of half term and should be using all homework time to complete them.

Sport 4 Kids- 

This week Year 12 have had a presentation from Sport 4 Kids about career opportunities in Sport. Sport 4 Kids currently have vacancies for trainee coaches at Uttoxeter leisure centre on Saturday and Sunday Mornings coaching 18 month to 7 year olds. If interested contact david.cox@sport4kids.biz

This week’s Science News

In the Science Department we have been celebrating National Women and Girls in Science Day on Friday 11th February.  Look out for the posters around the Department or find them on our Science Twitter  https://twitter.com/sciencetahs1?s=11

Are you thinking about continuing with the sciences at university and beyond?

Year 11 girls have the opportunity to attend some online sessions offered by Cambridge University and also visit the University! See the attached information poster for further details and a link to an application form.  It is hoped that students who participate will get a real taste of university life!

Our Year 12 A Level Physics students have had the opportunity to hear a very inspirational talk from Mr Davies on careers in engineering.  A Level Physics is a sought-after qualification for many engineering jobs, including the aerospace engine industry.  Please see the photograph below.

This week’s Science Students of the Week:

Mrs North would like to nominate Chloe B and Skye-Marie W in 9H2 for excellent practical work in Biology.

Mrs Lawrence would like to nominate Polly J (Year 12) and the students of IRIS (Institute for Research in Schools) for great participation in the online meeting with Neil, who is the Lead IRIS Co-ordinator at the University.

Well done!

Computing & ICT Interventions Year 11

Job of the week: 

This weeks job of the week is a Quantity Surveyor! The Mypath video on youtube tells you about this as a role: JOB OF THE WEEK – EPISODE #25 – QUANTITY SURVEYOR – YouTube

 If you would like to find out more information and how to get into this role then click via this link: Quantity surveyor job profile | Prospects.ac.uk

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