April 1st 2022

TAHS Weekly Newsletter. 


 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.   

Year 13 – mandatory revision techniques talk

On Tuesday 5th April 10.35am – 11.55am, all year 13 students will take part in a mandatory session in the theatre with motivational speaker, Tim Benton, to support their revision. 

Sixth Form job opportunity

We currently have part-time cleaning positions open to Year 12 and Year 13 students. It would be for 2 -3 hours after school each day.

If anyone is interested, please see Mrs Walton in the Sixth Form office for an application form.


Year 12

Do you have a positive body image?  Watch the video and discuss the pressures put on

people by photoshop and social media:  In a recent survey, over half of girls aged 16 – 21 said they would have surgery to improve their bodies.  Over 50% of boys said they would change their diet to get the perfect body. Read the list of helplines for eating disorders and speak to school staff if you need support. 

Year 13

Watch the video about coming out to support yourself or a friend.

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.

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 sixthform@tahs.org.uk

Easter Revision

Please see below for the Easter revision schedule, if there are any problems or questions please email Mrs North on north@tahs.org.uk


Text collection

We still have a number of texts in room 21 awaiting collection: please see Mrs Hunt or ask your English teacher to check your receipt and get them for you.

We’re going to the theatre!

We’re delighted to be able to offer tickets to see a performance of the GCSE Literature set text An Inspector Calls. The performance takes place at the Regent Theatre, Stoke in October 2022.

Tickets are available to current Year 9 and 10 only, and are very limited, so grab your place via ParentPay.

Wednesday Revision next week

Mr Hulme will be revising Power and Conflict poetry, target grades 5 and 6. Room 13.

Mrs Hunt will be revising the two Language comparison questions (paper 2 questions 2 and 4), for target grades 7-9. Room 21.

Easter Revision

We have a number of sessions running over half term – please ask your English teacher if you’re not sure which session is best for you. 

Work of the Week

Year 9 are at the moment being introduced to their anthology poetry – Year 11 are, in many cases, revising it. Here are Andrea’s first interpretations (Y9) of Remains by Simon Armitage, and Jake’s Y11 revision activity using key phrases from the poem to inspire creative writing. Remember, we read like a writer, and write like a reader!

Book Recommendation

Gracie-Mae in Y9 recommends City of Bones by Cassandra Clare. She writes:

“This book is extremely thrilling and it shows how the  main character Clary (Clarissa Frey) adjusts when she finds out her life is all a lie…”

English department student of the week

Well done to the following students, who have all been nominated by your teachers for student of the week in English. They are:

Y 9 Isabell D, Rory O, Clarissa S, Molly C, Erin G, Lily H, Billie O, Rowan S, Matthew Johnson

Y 10 Morgan P, Macie C, Catherine M, Molly H, Amelia R

Y 11 Chloe K, Zita M, Milly G, Lucy M, Tasha M, Alex B, Salwa E, Keira F, Harriet E, Thomas L, Joe H, Joe H

Y 12 Evie N, Josh H

Y 13 Imogen N, Sophie W

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 Simpson would like to nominate Emily L and Rowan S in 9U1 for consistently high attainment in Physics.

Miss Thorley would like to nominate Charlie G and Katie S in 10H5 for model practical skills.

Also, Jack A in 9H2A for exceptional knowledge and contributions in Physics.

Well done!

News from PE

BTEC Sport

Year 10 – External Exam – 9th May AM

This is only 2 weeks after Easter.  Students will be given a revision pack before Easter and will have access to practice papers and revision materials on Teams.

Year 11- Students will receive exam results next Week. To pass the course all students need to complete all 3 assignments.  The assignment instructions and support materials are all on Teams.

During Easter – Wednesday 20th April we will be holding a coursework day from 9am-2.30 in room 40 for all students to complete any outstanding assignments including practical coaching.

Year 12- Students who achieved below a Distinction in Unit 1 are re-sitting  their exam on 16th May.   This will be the final opportunity for them to attempt this unit.  Revision materials are all on Teams.

Year 13- Students should have completed all units prior to Easter.  Students wishing to improve their overall grade have been entered for resits in either Unit 1- 16th May and /or Unit 2 (Part A preparation sessions- Tue 26/4/22 P4, Wed 27/4/22 P1 , Fri 29/4/22 P3 , Tue 3/5/22 P4, Wed 4/5/22.  Part B exam Mon 9/5/22  We are holding a coursework completion day on Thursday 21st April 9-2.30

BTEC Sport – Year 10 revision day

Thursday 21st April 10-2pm in room 1.  In preparation for exam on 9th May. Bring packed lunch. Sign in at reception.

Uttoxeter Cricket Club

Check out the details in this letter regarding opportunities this summer for cricketers.

Virtual Work Experience Opportunities in Health & Social Care

Live Virtual NHS Healthcare Careers Work Experience Programme – Allied Healthcare Mentor (alliedhealthmentor.org)

The Allied Healthcare Mentor programme has a series of virtual work experience days set up over the next few months.  They are designed for anyone in years 10-12 wanting to enter careers such as nursing, midwifery, paramedic science, radiography, speech & language therapy, physiotherapy etc.  Students will join remotely from home and will follow 2 patients through a journey from the A&E department through to discharge.  They will see all the different members of the healthcare team that the patients are involved in and can ask questions about these as career options.  The first opportunity to take part in this is on Sunday 3rd April, but there are monthly opportunities right through until September.  The cost for a day (10am – 5pm) is £10, and students can register to take part via the link above.

NCS Opportunity

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 #031 – FINANCIAL ADVISOR – YouTube

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

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