16/3/23 Roundup – Future Intentions (Sixth form)

Dear Parent / Carer,

Please see below information on apprenticeships, careers, courses and degrees.

Career of the Week: Surgeon

A Careers library profile for students keen to work in medical settings

What does a surgeon actually do, and how many years of training does it take to be one?

In this Careers library profile, we chat to consultant surgeon Sasha Stamenkovic about how he got into this career, his favourite and least favourite things about the job, and top tips to support students interested in becoming a doctor.

 Check out the profile here (remember to sign in as a student first)

Discover your future career in healthcare

If you’re interested in a rewarding career where you can make a difference every day, come along to our Healthcare Careers: Passport to your future event on Monday 27 March, 5pm – 8.30pm, and explore the great opportunities on offer at our Centre for Health Innovation.

You’ll have the opportunity to learn more about our courses from our staff and current students, get expert guidance on our recruitment processes and explore our £5.8 million Centre for Health Innovation at our Stafford Campus.

Monday 27 March
5pm – 8.30pm

Book your place

Learn with us

Our learning and teaching centres around providing you with the skills, confidence and experience you need to hit the ground running when you graduate – that’s why we’ve invested £5.8 million to provide you with state-of-the-art simulation and immersive teaching opportunities at our Centre for Health Innovation.

Our brand new facilities, equipped with advanced VR and AR technology, will give you the opportunity to immerse yourself in your learning, using cutting edge digital technologies in our wide range of simulation suites.

Learn more

Paramedic and Nursing
Simulation Day

We know how important it is to ensure our students graduate with real-world experience and skills. Check out the highlights of one of our Nursing and Paramedic Simulation Days and see what your future could hold.

Watch the video

Interview Stress

Stress can be a normal part of job seeking, more often than not, it’s the result of over-thinking a situation. This article is full of advice on how to prepare for an interview:

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16/3/23 Roundup – Sixth form

Date: 16th March 2023


Please can Y13 students check the progress of their UCAS applications on a regular basis.  There may be deadlines to confirm their places.  Confirmation must come directly from students, not TAHS staff.  Please contact the sixth form team with any queries.

Year 12 Lockers

We are offering a limited number of lockers to Year 12 students on a first come, first served, basis.  There is a £5 refundable deposit payable via Parent Pay.

Please can students bring a copy of their Parent Pay receipt to the Sixth Form Office where they will be issued with their key.

Refunds will be issued via Parent Pay when the key is returned.  This must be before the end of Year 13 whilst still on roll.

Uttoxeter Road Runners – volunteers needed – 30th April 2023

Uttoxeter Road Runners are looking for 6th formers or D of E students to assist with marshalling the junior road race on Sunday 30th April.

Scouts & Guides will be manning the water stations along all of the routes.

Please contact Mrs Walton or Mrs Griffiths if you would be interested in helping to marshal the race.

TAP for W/C 20th March 2023

Year 12

Thomas Character: Self Fulfilled

Create, update or refine your CV using Unifrog and this advice from Barclays Life Skills. Continue in your study periods and enrichment time.  12 most common cv mistakes (barclayslifeskills.com)

Year 13

Thomas Character: Self Fulfilled

TAP:  Revision time

Data Collection Sheet

Any students who haven’t returned their data collection sheet, please can you drop it into the Sixth form office.

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 2022-2023 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

14/3/23 Roundup – STEM (All year groups)

STEM Career of the Fortnight – Radiographer


As a diagnostic radiographer, your day-to-day tasks may include:

  • producing and interpreting high quality images of the body to identify and diagnose injury and disease
  • screening for abnormalities
  • taking part in surgical procedures like biopsies (examining tissues to find the cause of disease)

As a therapeutic radiographer, your day-to-day tasks may include:

  • planning and giving treatment using x-rays and other radioactive sources
  • working closely with medical specialists to plan treatment of malignant tumours or tissue defects
  • assessing and monitoring patients through treatment and follow-up

Skills Required

  • analytical and observational skills
  • ability in science, particularly biology, anatomy, physiology and physics
  • the ability to communicate appropriately with patients who may be very ill
  • IT skills to use computerised equipment

Entry Requirements

You’ll need a degree in diagnostic or therapeutic radiography, approved by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).

If you’re a health professional or a graduate with a relevant first degree, you could take a fast-track pre-registration postgraduate diploma or Masters qualification in radiography.

You could also start as a radiography assistant and work your way up to assistant practitioner. You can then work and study part time for a degree and a professional qualification as a radiographer.


  • The UK annual median salary for Radiographer: £42,848

More Information


Similar Careers

  • Radiologist
  • Biomedical Scientist
  • Pathologist


14/2/23 Roundup – Maths (All year groups)

Happy Pi Day

Internation Day of Mathematics – March 14th (Also know as Pi-Day)

Pi Day is celebrated on March 14th (3/14) around the world. Pi (Greek letter “π”) is the symbol used in mathematics to represent a constant — the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter — which is approximately 3.14159. Pi Day is an annual opportunity for maths enthusiasts to recite the infinite digits of Pi, talk to their friends about maths, and eat pie.

Pi has been calculated to over 50 trillion digits beyond its decimal point. As an irrational and transcendental number, it will continue infinitely without repetition or pattern. While only a handful of digits are needed for typical calculations, pi’s infinite nature makes it a fun challenge to memorise, and to computationally calculate more and more digits.

What is Pi?

Pi (π) is the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter.  The diameter of a circle is the distance from edge to edge, through the centre, and the circumference is the distance around the circle.

After measuring circular objects for thousands of years, it has always been determined that a circle is a little more than 3 times its width around (3.14), and because pi is a ‘constant number’, it will always be the same for any circle of any size.

Do you want to see if your birth date is in Pi?  Try this website

Find Birthday in Pi | Pi Day

13/3/23 Roundup – Art(Years 9&10)

Art intervention

A reminder from Mrs Cornell that her art intervention sessions run every Thursday after school to support GCSE art classes with component 1 and 2. Great to see Year 11 utilising this well in preparation for their GCSE exam in April. If you’ve not joined us yet and would benefit from a bit of extra support or just the space to work then please do join us.

12/3/23 Roundup – Key messages & Term dates (all year groups)

Year 10 Parents Evening

We look forward to welcoming the parents and carers of our year 10 students into School on Monday 13th March 2023. Booking opened up on Friday and were quite quickly filling up. Bookings are now closed but please do contact our main office if you haven’t booked and want some support in doing so.

We are really looking forward to welcoming so many families into school.

Consent Forms for Whole School Activities

Each year we need to update our full consent form where we ask you to indicate if you give permissions to school activities. 

Thank you to all Parents and Carers who have already done this.

If our records indicate that we have not received a completed Consent form we will have sent you a text message during the week commencing 13th February 2023.    If you received this text message and have not yet completed the Consent Form, we would be very grateful if you could complete the quick google form.  

Please tick the questions where you are providing consent and if you prefer not to give permission please leave that question blank (unticked). 

Please find the link below to google form: https://forms.gle/PAHTVya3TgWm3SV38 and click Submit once you have completed it. 

House points

News from the last week

Other round up news this week that you may have missed:




Revision tips


French trip


Performing Arts – National Theatre, Sixth form, English and Sports


Future Intentions and Computing


Term ends: Friday 31 March 

Holiday: Monday 3 April – Friday 14 April

Easter Sunday: Sunday 9 April

Summer Term 2023

Inset day: Monday 17th April

Term starts: Tuesday 18 April

May Day: Monday 1 May

Holiday: Monday 29 May – Friday 2 June

Term ends: Tuesday 25 July

Holiday: Wednesday 26 July – Friday 1 September

School Website

School Shop


11/3/23 Roundup – Computing (Year 9)

Next Tech Girls event of 2023

Running this event was an absolute pleasure. So many strong female advocates that really inspired and encouraged our students.

The students then took part in a challenge which they passionately puzzled to get a working solution to a real problem. I couldn’t be prouder of what they achieved in such a short time. These girls are ones to watch, the are going to achieve amazing things.

11/3/23 Roundup – Future Intentions (Sixth form)

Dear Parent / Carer,

Please see below information on apprenticeships, careers, courses and degrees.

Police Constable Degree Apprenticeships with The Met 

Join this exclusive webinar to find out more about the exciting Police Constable Degree Apprenticeship programme with the Met Police. Hear from The Met to understand more about the apprenticeship and how to apply. 

Tuesday 21st March, 3pm – 4pm
To register, click here

Apprenticeships within RAF Logistics

Applications open for logistic apprenticeships with the RAF
Become an apprentice Chef, Driver, Mover, Supplier or Air & Ground Steward

The Royal Air Force offer an exciting range of apprenticeships that give you opportunities that you won’t find in any other career.

With logistics vacancies available across England in roles such as a Chef, Mover, Driver, Supplier or Air & Ground Steward, the RAF can provide an exciting career for apprentices who want to be a key part of the team that keep the RAF moving

Voted as one of England’s Top 100 Apprenticeship Employers (2022), the RAF offer the very best training, a chance for apprentices to travel the world, play sport and perform an important role in the RAF, whilst also gaining a qualification and getting paid to learn.

Find out more about the amazing apprenticeships available and how you can apply by registering for our webinar or exploring our website below. 

Join the RAF Logistics webinar
Join apprentices & colleagues from the RAF Logistics team on Wednesday 29th March between 3pm – 4pm to find out more about the different roles available, how to apply and what it’s like to be an apprentice with the RAF. 

Register Here

Visit our website
Explore the different roles available within logistics in the RAF and find out more about how to apply by visiting our website.  

Visit Here


British Science Week Subject of the Week: Data Science

Celebrate British Science Week (10-19 March) by exploring science degrees.

There’s more to studying science than chemistry, biology, and physics. Did you know you could also study genetics, environmental and earth sciences, or data science at university?

In this Subjects library profile, we introduce you to what a degree in data science involves and what it takes to make a strong application.

Check out the profile here (remember to sign in as a student first)

Apprenticeship opportunity with Unifrog! Junior Salesforce Business Analyst

Exciting opportunity for a current or former student interested in CRM administration or business analysis

We are working with LDN Apprenticeships to recruit for an exciting new apprenticeship: Junior Salesforce Business Analyst.

The apprentice will get invaluable experience working alongside and learning from analysts, researchers, and data officers within Unifrog’s data team. They’ll also work with people across our finance, sales, and partner management teams, achieving Level 4 Business Analyst and Salesforce Certified Administrator credentials.

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Teachers, technicians, and careers advisers’ day at NUA

Calling all arts teachers, careers advisers, and form tutors: join Norwich University of the Arts on 21 June, 10:00-16:15

On Wednesday 21 June, Norwich University of the Arts (NUA) is hosting a day of free workshops and CPD sessions designed to support those who advise students interested in creative degrees and careers.

You’ll also have the opportunity to explore Grad Fest 2023, a display of work by NUA’s graduating students, to get you inspired with some creative ideas to bring back to the students at your school or college.

Find out more

Interview Stress

Stress can be a normal part of job seeking, more often than not, it’s the result of over-thinking a situation. This article is full of advice on how to prepare for an interview:

Read More >