April 29th 2022

TAHS Weekly Newsletter. 


Year 13 Leavers Prom

Year 13 leavers prom is fast approaching. Friday 27th May at the Uttoxeter Racecourse.

Tickets are available to purchase via ParentPay at a cost of £35.00. Ticket price includes food and DJ.

Don’t miss out on a great evening of food, music and “awards”

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

Apprenticeship Opportunity

JCB are looking to recruit their first JCB Finance apprentice.

If anyone is interested, please see job advert by clicking the link below:

Search Jobs | Search | 1053 (jcb.com)

Volunteering Opportunity

Interested in NCS Volunteering Opportunity for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Pageant?

NCS has 100 volunteering opportunities available for 16-25 years old. Travel and accommodation is provided for 4th and 5th June 2022. Volunteers will support guests, visitors, VIPs, Celebrities and performers to celebrate the Queen’s historic reign and show off the positive contribution young people make.

For further information, please click on the link below:

The Queens platinum jubilee pageant | National Citizen Service (wearencs.com)

Jaguar Land Rover virtual student event

For those of you interested in high-end motor vehicles you’re going to be interested in our next insight event!

On Monday 16th May from 5:00pm – 6:00pm we’re hosting our first-ever virtual event with luxury British car manufacturer Jaguar Land Rover.

Having been automotive industry pioneers for more than six decades, today Jaguar Land Rover is the UK’s largest investor in automotive research, development and engineering. They use world-class processes to create innovative British craftsmanship and engineering excellence in over 170 markets worldwide.

With exciting new products, cutting-edge facilities and continued growth into new markets, it’s an exciting time to be at Jaguar Land Rover.

We’ll be hearing all about how the company has become what it is today and their visions for the future with revolutionary new sustainable technologies, particularly in the electric car space.

With a wide variety of school-leaver opportunities in a number of engineering fields, data analytics, supply chain & logistics and finance, could a career at Jaguar Land Rover be for you? 

Join us to hear about the fascinating world of the ever-evolving motor industry and learn from some of the world’s leading engineering minds in the industry.

Click the following link to register yourself for the online event: 


We look forward to welcoming you on the day.

Open Event Stoke College

The next open event at Stoke on Trent College is on the horizon!

Please see website link to pre-register.

Support needed

We are currently struggling to recruit the number of invigilators we need for examinations. Unfortunately there is a national issue.  The role involves supervising students in their GCSE and A level examinations. 

If any parent could offer to support the team we would be very grateful. Training will be provided. This is a paid role and support is required on individual days between 16th May and 28th June. You do not need to do all days and even a few days of help would be gratefully received. 

 If you are able to help please contact our examination lead Mrs Sosinski at sosinski@tahs.org.uk for details of how you could support us.


English department student of the week

Well done to the following students who have been nominated by your teachers as student of the week in English.

Y 9 Freya E, Dora E, Poppy C-S, Jonte H, Isaac, Oliver E

Y 10 Macie C, Noah M, Layla M

Y 11 Liam A, Cora N, Isabella M, Alex B, Salwa E-C, Ryan W, Owen B, Thomas A, Joe H, Charlotte J

Y 12 Erin H, Philippa B

Y 13 Imogen N, Sophie W, Eve B

Are you a secret storyteller, aspiring article author or simply a wonderful writer?

o celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, we’re launching a Trust-wide creative writing competition. We’ll be supporting this in Year 9 and Year 10 lessons, but here are the details in case you want to try an alternative task or get a head start!

Years 9-11 (ages 12-16): write either a short story entitled “70 Years of Time Travel through the Queen’s reign,” OR an article addressing the question of whether The Queen is still an important figure in 21st Century Britain.
There is a 500 word limit in this category 2-16, so make every word count!

Years 12-13 (ages 17-18): write either a short story about any King or Queen from History, OR an article addressing the question of whether The Queen is still an important figure in 21st Century Britain.

Final entries should be submitted to Mrs Rudge or Mrs Hunt by 10th June.
Watch the next few weeks’ Roundups for additional hints and tips. 

Work of the Week:
Year 9 have been working on becoming confident communicators this week, sharing their Spoken Language presentations with their classes. This week’s work of the week comes from Evie, who gave a particularly thought-provoking speech on the power of social media and influencers:

Evie’s powerpoint supported her speech well, and helped her audience follow her ideas. 9UB asked some really insightful questions, and Evie was able to explain her thinking in a clear, coherent and developed manner. Well done, Evie, and well done, 9UB!

An Inspector Calls: SOLD OUT!

The English Department are excited to declare that all tickets for the An Inspector Calls trip are now sold. There are some spaces available for students in receipt of Pupil Premium funding – please watch out for your letter in the next week.

Book recommendations… from 1 million students!

A national education company tracked the 21,903,349 books read by 1 MILLION students last year in the UK. How many of their top 10 have you read?

Overall top 10 (by gender):

Looking for something new to explore? Here are the top 10 new entries, which weren’t seen on earlier years’ reports.  

Online book club:

Inspired by the book choices above? Want to share your love of reading with other students in other schools? Then join the National Teen Book Club, this May. It runs each Wednesday from 3:30-4:30, where you can:

– (virtually) Meet the author of the award-winning book The Crossing 

– Gain insights and advice from people working in industry e.g. authors, illustrators, publishers, and literary agents 

– Become a published writer or artist in our Virtual Library and Exhibition

– Develop skills to boost your grades 

We’ll be supporting it in school on a Wednesday evening, where students are welcome to join us (venue TBC). Alternatively you can join independently from home / your local library: just make sure you sign up (click here to sign up independently or use the QR code below)

Revision next week:

Wednesday 4th May: Paper 1, Question 5: writing to describe or narrate. Mr Hulme, room 13 (target grades 5-7). Really handy if you’re wanting to enter the Jubilee competition, too!

Music News

Year 11 GCSE music revision after school on Tuesday 3rd May 3.15 until 4pm.

RS Revision

Saturday 14th May 10am – 12pm. – there will be an optional revision session in room 2 to support students with the Religion Paper which will be on 16th May. All welcome. Please bring your revision guide with you if you attend. There will be a session on parts of Christianity and Buddhism relating to the Advanced Information and a chance to talk through practice questions.

This week’s Science News

This week’s Science Students of the Week

Mrs Simpson would like to nominate Ewan L for a fantastic turnaround in Year 13 Chemistry – you can do this!

Mrs Lambert would like to nominate 9U1 Biology – for a great effort from the whole class on their enzymes test this week, especially Connie C, Kieren C and Rowan S who all achieved 100% – well done!! 

Mrs North would like to nominate the following students in 9H2A Biology – Evie D, Guna G, Rory O and Izzy HC for excellent results in their recent assessment. 

Mrs North would also like to nominate the following Animal Care students –

Korie H, Tim W, Caitlyn L, Katey G and Katy J for fantastic Animal Care coursework.

Well done!

News from PE

BTEC Sport 

Year 10 exam is on 9th May – all need to be revising hard.

Year 11- All assignments need to be marked by 9th May so next week is the last week for uploading any work to be assessed.

Year 12- Resit exam for Unit 1 is on 16th May – Students need to review their January Paper and revise the areas they struggled with.

Year 13- All assignments need to be marked by 9th May so next week is the last week for uploading any work to be assessed.  Students Resitting Unit 1 exam is on 16th May. Students Resitting Unit 2 exam is on 9th May.

Extra Curricular

Athletics Practice is on Tuesday all years, boys and girls all welcome.

Cricket practice Wednesday all welcome

Rounders Practice is on Thursday all welcome

This week’s job of the week is a Housing Officer. 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: 

Housing officer | Explore careers | National Careers Service

Veterinary Conference

See this link for full details and registration for the Veterinary Conference.

A quick reminder that students who wish to participate in the NHS Allied Work Experience Programme on Sunday 8th May have just one week left to register via the following link: https://alliedhealthmentor.org/nhs-healthcare-careers-virtual-work-experience/

The programme is available for years:

10-13 – England & Wales
S3-S6 – Scotland
11-14 – Northern Ireland

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 next Work Experience day is on the Sunday 8th May and will cover the following healthcare careers:

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

The virtual work experience day will take place through an online portal and run LIVE from 10am-5pm, following 2 patients from their initial accidents through to recovery.

Students will see them 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.

The cost to attend is £10/student per session, which is just an administrative cost to cover the set-up of individual portals, personalised certificates, safeguarding, and the 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: https://airtable.com/shrM6UPT8Z2uxx7OL 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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