June 10th 2022

TAHS Weekly Newsletter. 


Please see the timetable below for examinations that are taking place after half term. We hope that all students manage to recharge over the break and return after half term ready for the next challenges.

DateMorning Examination (9am)Afternoon Examination (1pm)
Monday 13th JuneYear 11-Maths
Year 13-Chemistry
Year 11-Business  
Tuesday 14th JuneYear 13-Music
Year 13-R. E
Year 11-Geography
Year 13-Maths  
Wednesday 15th JuneYear 11-Biology  Year 11-DT  
Thursday 16th JuneYear 13-Psychology
Year 13-Physics
Year 11-History
Year 13-Business
Year 11-French Writing
Friday 17th JuneYear 13-Biology  Year 13-Geography

Exam Conduct

As a reminder, please can all students ensure they arrive promptly, fully equipped and in full uniform for all exams. Mobile phones and smart devices must not enter the exam room.

Y10 and Y12 Assessments

Assessments in most subjects will take place from 20th June  – 1st Just. In order to support your revision please see the list of topics and revision guidance for subjects attached. Please get in touch with your teacher if you have any questions.

Future Dates for diary

Year 11 to Year 12 transition sessions

These sessions start w/c Monday 27th June for two weeks. Students will soon be receiving a letter with all the details and schedule.

Year 12 Future Intentions

This is taking place w/c Monday 11th July – Thursday 14th July. A packed four days of activities and outside speakers. Future intentions planning with UCAS registration and apprenticeship talks. 

Schedule for these four days will be shared with Year 12 students in the next couple of weeks.

Future Intentions Parents information evening

This is taking place on Monday 11th July at 6.30pm. The theme of the evening is Post-18 options and to also take the opportunity to discuss the forth-coming year 12 graduation, alongside the expectations, challenges and opportunities of Year 13. Letter containing further details will be posted out to parents shortly.


Year 12

Students are to log in to their Unifrog account and complete a minimum of three competencies/activities. Form tutors will check that these have been completed. 

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

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 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.

A Big Thank You

Thomas Alleyne’s would like to thank Uttoxeter Lions for their generous donation towards supporting our Ukrainian students.  This is much appreciated and will be put to very good use by our young people.

English Students of the Week

Well done to all of the students who were nominated by your teachers for this week’s student of the week award in English:

Y9 Louie R, Evie B, Bethany S, Lola T, Billie O, Emma-Louise O, Kieren C

Y10 Sam L, Finn P, Izzie H, Sophia A

Y11 Eloise P, Harry F, Xanthe S, Thomas L, Joe H, Lochlann H, Mya

Y12 Philippa B

oday was the deadline for the Jubilee writing competition: thanks to all those who have already entered. If you would still like to submit your entry, please pass them (on paper or electronically) to any of the English team first thing on Monday morning.

Year 9 book club: Carnegie shadowing

We’ll be launching a Year 9 book club project in the next week or so, shadowing the Carnegie book award (carnegiegreenaway.org.uk)If you’re an avid reader, are in Y9 and want to be involved in reading and discussing books, please send a Teams message to Mrs Hunt.

Shakespeare scribbles

Team English were hard at work on the morning of the Y11 Shakespeare exam, decorating the paths to the exam venues with quotations from Romeo and Juliet. We hope it brought a smile to Y11 as they went into their exam: it certainly got them talking!

GCSE Literature: New text for Year 11 (current Y10)

We’re pleased to announce that following consultations with students, we’re changing one of our GCSE set texts. From September, Year 11 will be studying A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. We have copies for sale on ParentPay at £2.99, or students are welcome to purchase their own elsewhere. All Y11 students in September must have a copy of the text to work from. 

Work of the Week

This week’s work comes from 9HD, with their entries to the Jubilee Writing Competition. Well done to Thomas and to Chloe, who were praised by Mrs Bell for their hard work during the planning and preparation processes. Good luck with your entries (to you and everyone else who entered!)

Book recommendation

Mrs Cann’s Allies club have offered the recommendations this week, choosing Grimm Tales and Skulduggery Pleasant. Both excellent choices and well worth reading.

School newspaper

A group of students would like to set up a school newspaper. This will be a half-termly publication and will feature a range of articles and features. If you have any ideas about how to make this a beautiful and engaging feature of school life or you would like to get involved in any way, please come along to a meeting in Room 12 at break-time on Monday. For further information, please email cann@tahs.net

Yy 12 Latin Club

Latin club will be moving to a new time as of this week. We will be having fuller lessons in Room 12 on:

– Week 1, Friday 3

– Week 2, Monday 2

If anyone hasn’t been to Latin club before but would like to give it a go, this is a good opportunity to come along to join us (for one or both lessons). Any year 11 students who would like to join in would also be more than welcome to come along where possible.

If you would like to find out more, please email: cann@tahs.net

Art Show

Free Latin session for KS3 online learning in the summer.

Please see the link below if you are interested in finding out more about the Latin Summer School. No prior knowledge is required but there will be a mixture of activities about one of the oldest languages in the world.

Summer School 2022 — The Latin Programme – Via Facilis

This week’s Science News

This week’s Science Students of the Week:

Mr Melland would like to nominate Nicholas G-C and Harry G from Year 9 for excellent contributions in science.

And also, Adam B and Izzy R for sustained progress in A-Level Physics in Year 12.

Well done!

0-19 Service Midlands NHS

Please see information on the 0-19 service in the attached document:

News from PE

Y10 Rounders tournament

Congratulations to our Y10 girls rounders squad who finished the Staffordshire Moorlands tournament undefeated.

Music News

Next week is Year 10 GCSE solo performance exams which form 15% of their entire GCSE. Good luck to our Year 10 music students. All exam times will be on SIMs. Please ensure you have your instruments and your music.

A Level Music Revision
Monday 13th June 3.15 until 4.15

GCSE Music Revision
Tuesday 14th 3.15 until 4.15

Extra Curricular;
Tuesday lunch Band
Thursday after school Choir

Learn to Sign

Would you like to complete a free, certificated course in British Sign Language?

We have 5 spaces for students to complete a free and certificated Introduction to BSL course.  This is taken online at your convenience and when complete you will receive a certificate which you can use to demonstrate your proficiency to future employers/course providers.  These courses are usually over £50 but we have 5 free spaces available.  If you are interested, please see Mrs Varga in room 61, the Health & Social Care room. 

GCSE Maths Breakfast revision

Reminder – the final GCSE maths exam Monday 13th June – all students will need to bring a scientific calculator.  The maths department will be running a breakfast revision session before the exam from 8-8.30am.  

This will give students the opportunity to get their brains into ‘maths mode’, ask any last minute questions and complete some focussed revision.  

11H1 – room 46, 11U1 – room 103, 11H2 and 11H3 – room 106, 11H3 and 11U3 room 104, foundation tier revision room 48

Calling Year 11 Uniform Recycle

The pastoral team are wanting to recycle school uniform, if you would like to donate your uniform can this be taken to the Reception Office.  We will accept blazers, shirts, trousers, skirts, tie’s and PE kit.

MFL Interventions Y10

Y10 Higher French intervention after school Wednesday 15th June to look at 150 word questions and translation in room 11.

MFL Musings

We’re looking forward to welcoming Y4 students to take part in the MFL Languages Festival next week, Y9 have worked very hard on preparing their resources for the mini lessons they will deliver.

There’s 6 more days until the GCSE Writing Exam, Year 11. Make sure you make the most of revision between now and then. If you want any practice questions marking, let us know.

Virtual Work Experience

Virtual Work Experience is a valuable opportunity for all students. It provides a great insight into the world of work and shows you what specific jobs entail. We have a list of opportunities available which can be seen on the attached flyers.  As well as the two opportunities below.

Opportunity one:

I just wanted to bring to your attention a great opportunity for students in year 11-13 interested in STEM fields organised by 3M https://www.3m.co.uk/3M/en_GB/company-uk/

This is a FREE experience and a perfect project for an individual who is interested.

We would love your students to be involved, get a real knowledge and understanding of careers in STEM and also gain invaluable work experience.

Please see the PDF attached for more information and the application process.

Opportunity Two:

British Airways will be sponsoring 300 spaces across the UK on the Fantasy Wings 22/23 programme for schools, colleges and universities

– https://mediacentre.britishairways.com/pressrelease/details/86/0/13825Fantasy Wings is a programme which is designed to equip Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic young people (13-25) and young women with a critical understanding of the skills required and significant career development needed in order to become pilots and enter the Aviation Industry. At the end of the programme, 50 young people will be selected to have a trial flight and 3 young people will have their 45-hour Private Pilot Licence training sponsored by Fantasy Wings. We are partnered with the Biggest Aviation organisations in the UK including British Airways, Virgin Atlantic, NATs, the Air Race World Championships and much more. Our programme runs in person in London, Birmingham and Manchester and begins in October each year – One Saturday a month for 10 months.
To ensure that the students receive this information I have sent them all the details using their TAHS.net outlook email account.

Job of the week 

This week’s job of the week is a Mortgage Advisor. 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: 

Mortgage adviser job profile | Prospects.ac.uk

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