April 8th 2022

TAHS Weekly Newsletter. 


A Motivational Day

On Tuesday we welcomed Tim Benton, motivational speaker, to talk to year 11 and 13 pupils and parents.  Tim spent the day working with pupils on how to make the best of their time, in the last few weeks, leading up to examinations.  In the evening he ran a workshop for parents dealing with how best to support pupils during the examination period.  His inspirational style and energetic approach was very well received by pupils and parents alike. He offered many techniques and strategies which pupils could use for their revision and help them to achieve in the summer.

Further details on how to support your child can be found below.

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 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

Scholarship opportunity for Year 13s

We are getting in touch with an exciting opportunity for year 13s who are interested in pursuing a career in finance.
As part of their Scholarship UK scheme, Janus Henderson Investors, a leading global asset management group, are offering five scholarships to support students whose socio-economic backgrounds mean that they face barriers to university study.
Before they all head off for the Easter break, if you know of students who may be interested, please pass on the information below.
What is the scholarship? £2,000To be paid across the first year of undergraduate studyAccess to social and networking events hosted by Janus HendersonOpportunity to be fast-tracked onto formal Janus Henderson schemes e.g. traineeship
Which students are eligible?
The recipients will be Year 13 school leavers attending university from September 2022 and interested in pursuing a career in finance. There are no location or attainment requirements.
We’re particularly keen to hear from students who are: Interested in studying a business/finance/STEM undergraduate degreeFirst in family to attend universityCurrent or historic Free School Meal status

How do students apply?
All interested students must attend an industry insight webinar, which provides valuable information and guidance about pursuing a career in the financial sector.

Students can choose to attend either the session on 5 July, 11am or 14 July, 4pm. The links to sign up are here: 5 July, 11am14 July, 4pm The scholarship application form will then be circulated to all who attended one of the webinars.
If you know of students who would be interested in the £2,000 scholarship, we would really appreciate if you would pass on the opportunity by forwarding this email, the flyer linked below or the web page.

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


Well done to all of the students who have been nominated for student of the week this week. They are:

Y 9 Hollie Rose B, Erin G, Grace A, Oliver E, Kieren C

Y 10 Keira, Isabelle A, Ben N, Catherine M

Y 11 Katie S, Abi R, Mya P, Joe H, Ella R, Harriet E, Charlotte J, Alex B, Salwa E

Y 12 Katie L, Josh H

Y 13 Katie G, Sophie A, Sophie W

Mrs Simpson took a group of TAHS Sixth Form students to Picknalls First School to run a science outreach workshop for Year 4 students. The group of Y12 and Y13 students ran science practicals including investigating magnets, testing pH and a heart dissection to more than 50 delighted and amazed KS2 children. Our Sixth Formers showed outstanding leadership and communication skills alongside a bucket load of patience, they really did us proud. 

Revision after half term

We’re really starting to gear up for the exams now… On the first week back, we’ll be looking at Paper 2, Question 4 (comparing attitudes) – target grades 5 and 6. (Mrs Hunt, room 19). An Inspector Calls Trip

Tickets are available on ParentPay for current Y9 and Y10 students – grab yours quickly!

Work of the Week

We’ve been spoiled for choice this week, but in the end chose this from Dylan (y10). He’s been working extremely hard on his use of similes and written accuracy, focusing on AO5. Well done, Dylan.

Book recommendation
Sarah in Year 11 recommends “That Oxford Girl.” This non-fiction text started life as a blog, focusing on a real student’s experience at one of the UK’s most prestigious Universities. Sarah likes it because it’s realistic about the difficulties – but also rewards – of University, and has made her in particular think about where she might like to go, post Sixth Form. 

Romeo and Juliet – Radio 4

There’s a really interesting programme to support Romeo and Juliet revision on Radio 4 – check out https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m0014gml

Music News

Year 13 Music Revison;
Easter holiday revision day on Thursday 21st April 10am until 2pm.

Year 13 A Level Music Recital evening is Wednesday 27th April 3.30 until 4.30pm in the school theatre.

Year 11 GCSE revision sessions are;
Tuesday 3rd May
Tuesday 17th May
Tuesday 24th May

All after school 3.15 until 4 in room 67.

Choir will start again on Thursday 19th May and will run every week until the end of term. Choir will perform at the Summer Concert on Wednesday 13th July.

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 are:

Mr Milward would like to nominate Martha B (10E1), Victoria H (10W2), Ben P (10E1), Isabelle G (10O2) and Luke N (10O2) – all for excellent work and progress in Biology throughout this term.

Also, Kiera F (11W2), Abi R (11T1), Lucy O (11E1), Grace A (11W2), Gemma B (11W2) and Sam O (11W1), again for excellent work and progress in Biology this term.

Mrs Simpson would like to nominate Lewis T, Chevy R, Toby P-L, Lydia M, Lily W, Mia B, Layla T, Freya H, Rhianna L, Polly J, Tilly S and Rebecca W for fantastic leadership skills running the Science Day at Picknalls First School. They were absolutely amazing and exceeded all of our expectations. I could not have been more proud!

Miss Thorley wold like to nominate Finn McC, Toby P-L and Harry S in 12D Physics and also, Molly H and Holly T in 10U2 for commendable scores on their recent assessment.

Well done!

News from PE

This week’s job of the week is a drama therapist! The Mypath video on youtube tells you about this as a role:


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

Geoscientist job profile | Prospects.ac.uk

Medic Mentor

Medic Mentor have extended our Widening Access to Medicine deadline until 15th April.

We decided to exerted our deadline to give as many students as possible a chance to apply for our WAMS summer school places.

We have a clear vision to level the playing field and widen participation in medicine, dentistry, and veterinary science.

A fully funded WAMS Summer School place is open to year 12s. It is worth up to £3000

To be eligible for funding, students need to identify with one or more of the criteria liked here: https://medicmentor.co.uk/widening-access-to-medicine/ and provide evidence on request.

Successful applicants will get a place on our 5 day Summer School and gain access to continued mentoring throughout the year.

90% of our Summer School students get one or more offers to study medicine, dentistry, or veterinary science.
I would like to invite you to signpost this opportunity for your students, especially for those who would benefit from the mentoring and support available on this highly successful programme.

Medic Mentor awarded 20 fully funded Summer School Places in 2020, 30 places in 2021 and this year we aim to award 30-50 fully funded places to help even more students.

Students can apply directly via the following link –https://airtable.com/shrYADzXgEXQt7dqZ.

This is a standard application process and includes the completion of a 4000 character count personal statement.
Here, students should outline their motivations to study their desired career and the experience and skillset they’ve acquired thus far.

The deadline for applications is Friday 15th of April at 5pm.

If your students are not eligible for our widening access program, they are still very welcome to apply to our Summer School. We highly recommend students check out alternative summer schools and do not apply unless they are serious about a career in medicine, dentistry or veterinary medicine.

There are several payment options available to help spread the cost, students who do select the full payment option can receive £250 OFF when they use code: spring22.

Students can find out more here: https://medicmentor.co.uk/medic-mentor-summer-school/

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