March 25th 2022

TAHS Weekly Newsletter. 


Non Uniform Day

Friday 1st April, with a suggested donation of £2. This can be paid on ParentPay or cash on the day. The money raised will go towards school funds to support extra curricular events (including the school walk) and counselling for students.

 Motivational Speaker Tuesday 5th April 5.30pm for Parents.

Tim Benton – Motivational Speaker 

“I want you to live at your best” 

Once again we are fortunate to have at Thomas Alleyne’s Tim Benton to come talk to Year 11 pupils and parents. 

Tim has the knack of challenging you to be better than you were before but without you really noticing. Through his disarming manner, his casual and entertaining style and his inarguable logic, he helps all those he works with – young and old – revaluate what they do, why they do it and whether they should be doing something else entirely. 

Tim will be visiting school to work with Yr11 and Yr13 pupils, as well as parents. Pupils will hear Tim give advice and strategies about examination techniques and revision throughout the day and will then run a parents workshop in evening at 5.30pm in the school theatre.

Parents who have been to his talks always head home buzzing with ideas that are not only helpful in dealing with their children but also very relevant to their own careers and personal development.   

Sixth Form Finance:

The school has been allocated a Discretional Bursary Fund (DBF) which students are able bid into throughout the academic year providing they meet the financial criteria set by the school and outlined in our DBF policy.

For the academic year 2021-2022 students are eligible for funding of up to £400 if their parental income is below £27,000 (proof required) or if they were designated as pupil premium. If a student is a looked after child (LAC) they may be entitled to up to £1,200 of financial support. Students must use this funding to support their Post-16 education.  For example, Sixth Form uniform, transport costs to and from school, textbooks, revision guides, course materials, IT equipment (up to £150), educational visits, UCAS application Fee, University entrance tests etc.

More detailed information will be available in the DBF booklet which students can be obtain from Mrs Walton in the Sixth Form office or by emailing


Year 12

Take a quick look at student finance if you are considering university.  Log onto Student Finance England to find out more and to try their student loan calculator.

Year 13

Choose from a range of inspirational videos from Bear Grylls ‘Becoming X’ project.

Becoming X

Year 13 Leavers Information


Now is the time to order your Leavers Hoodie.  Deadline for this is 9.00am Wednesday 27th April.

A Year 13 Leavers group has been created on Teams, here you will find the link that will take you to the order form.

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.

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 Summer School Opportunity

Applications for the Dental Schools Council funded residential summer schoolwith King’s College London are now open! We welcome applications from you year 12 students, who can apply here.

The summer school will take place from 25-28th July 2022 with students staying in KCL student accommodation at London Bridge. Students will have the opportunity to learn dental techniques through practical workshops and virtual reality sessions whilst experiencing what living and studying at a central London university is like. More information can be found here.  

Please circulate this opportunity to any Year 12 students who you think will be interested. The summer school is open to students from non-selective state schools in England (excluding Greater London).  

The application form can be found by following this link: The deadline to apply is 11:59pm on Sunday 24th April 2022. 

Easter Revision

Please see below for the Easter revision schedule, if there are any problems or questions please email Mrs North on


Could Mrs Hunt remind pupils who have ordered and paid for texts to collect them from her in Room 21. Just take a photo of your receipt along.This week’s work of the week is from Amelia in Year 11. Year 11 have been preparing for their descriptive writing component, and revising how to edit and improve using style models such as the extract from Section A. Here is Amelia’s “before” and “after,” showing editing on the go and more conscious crafting. It’s not always about beautiful presentation.

This week’s book recommendation is from Mr Hulme, and it is the fantasy novel ‘A Wizard of Earthsea’. Beautifully written, it follow the early life of the wizard Ged, and his confrontation with The Shadow Beast. Regarded as one of the best fantasy novels of the previous hundred years, it is well worth reading. The first novel in Ursula Leguin’s Earthsea trilogy.

Revision next week is with Mrs Hunt on Wednesday 30th March. The subject will be: Paper 1, Question 4, levels 5-7 . The session will take place in Room 21 at 3.10pm.

We would like to congratulate the Year 9 pupils who have completed their endorsements for their Spoken Language component. Public speaking is a great challenge, requires very great skill and the pupils should be very proud of themselves. What is particularly impressive is how they have used the skills that they learnt in the Talk the Talk project. Well done.

The English department would like to commend the following students who have been nominated for student of the week this week. They are:

Y 9 Evie D, Issy H-C, Theo B, Colette, Lani N, Jonte

Y 10 Amber C, Kai H

Y 11 Thomas L, Xanthe S, Jack C (mature approach to mocks), Evie A-G

Recycle Your Uniform and Save the Environment.

Calling all Year 11’s, the pastoral team are wanting to help with saving the environment in recycling your school uniform.

If you are interested in supporting us, and would like to donate your uniform after you have left, please can this be given to the school office.

We are looking for Ties, Blazers, Skirts, Trousers, Jumpers and PE Kits.

Thank you

Pastoral Team.

This week’s Science News

This week’s Science Students of the Week

Mrs North would like to nominate the following students in 9H2A: Sophie B, Evie D and Rachel T for excellent understanding of digestion demonstrated in their ‘diary of a cheese sandwich’.

Also, Elizabeth C in Year 12 Forensic Science for writing a detailed account of genetic profiling which showed an excellent understanding of this complex topic.

Mrs Lambert would like to nominate Nicholas G-C, Bowen W and Harry G for excellent effort in Biology this week. 

Mrs Hughes would like to say a special ‘well done’ to Rachel A, Jack B, Jamie D, Jack D and Tom J who all took part in the Chemistry Olympiad. 

Congratulations to Jamie who achieved a Bronze Award, and Jack B and Tom J who achieved a Silver Award.

This week’s Animal Care Students of the Week have been selected by Mrs North for outstanding results in the Animal Care external Year 11 exam: Tim W, Erin B, Hannah C, Keira F, Katey G, Korie H, Caitlin L, Billy L, Lucy M, Sadie O’B, Neve R, Jack T and Ruby W.

Well done!

News from PE

Year 12 and 13 BTEC Sport students have received their exam results this week. Congratulations are due as all passed the exams.  Students who achieved below a Distinction grade have been entered for a re-sit in May.

Year 10 BTEC Tech Sport, Activity & Fitness students should all be revising for their external exam in May.

Year 11 BTEC Tech Sport, Activity & Fitness students will receive their exam results on 7th April.  All students have 3 Leadership assignments to complete on Teams – they can access all resources on Teams to complete assignments at home.

Congratulations Y13 IT

Many congratulations to our year 13 BTEC IT students who this week received their examination results from January. In testament to their hard work and dedication all students achieved a Merit or Distinction grade – great work!

Music News

Choir rehearsal for Ukraine after school on Tuesday 29th March in the music room 3.15 until 4.15. All staff and pupils are welcome, no choir experience necessary. Please support this event if you are able to.  See Mrs Todd for further details. 

Maths Fest

This week 8 of our year 10 students got to take part in the Keele Maths Feast, which saw them competing with other schools from across Staffordshire. Luke N, Charlie F, David B and Kathryn W formed the team from 10U1 and finished with a very impressive 97 points out of a possible 125, and Finn T, Martha B, Joel M and Charlotte H from 10H1 managed to just beat them with 103 points – along with being the overall winners of the first of the four rounds that made the competition. Despite both teams scoring highly they just missed out on winning overall but they still represented the school brilliantly, tackling a huge range of maths problems with both enthusiasm and skill.

Job of the week 

This weeks job of the week is a drama therapist! The Mypath video on youtube tells you about this as a role: JOB OF THE WEEK – EPISODE #030 – EVENT MANAGER – YouTube

 If you would like to find out more information and how to get into this role then click via this link: Event manager job profile |

A quick reminder that students who wish to participate in the NHS Allied Work Experience session on Sunday 3rd April have until Friday 31st March to register.

The programme is available for students in year groups:

10-12 – England & Wales
S3-S5 – Scotland
11-13 – Northern Ireland

You can register students on individual spaces or as a group via this link:

All students will be awarded a Work Experience Certificate for participating in the day.

This is something that they can include in their UCAS and Apprenticeship Applications.

The Work Experience day on Sunday 3rd April will cover the following healthcare careers:

– Nursing
– Midwifery
– Paramedicine
– Physiotherapy
– Occupational Therapy
– Dietetics
– Radiography
– Prosthetics and Orthotics
– Speech and language therapy
– Pharmacy

This will take place through an online portal and run LIVE from 10am-5pm, following 2 patients from accident to recovery.

Students will see these patients interact with a variety of healthcare professionals listed above so that they develop an understanding of the multidisciplinary team as well as insights into their own chosen career.

Students will also have the opportunity to interact with the healthcare professionals via a LIVE Chat and polls throughout the day!

The cost to attend is £10/student per session. This is an administrative cost to cover the set-up of individual portals, personalised certificates, safeguarding, and technology on the day, such as our servers and chat functions.

If you have any questions about the programme, please complete the following contact form: or give our team a call on 01530 417299 and we will happily get back to you with a swift response.

We look forward to welcoming all potential healthcare students onto this national virtual work experience programme!

Best wishes
The Allied Healthcare Team

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