June 14th 2019

TAHS Weekly Newsletter.

 

 Headteacher blog:

Next week, we have our annual Art Exhibition. It is always inspiring to see students’ creativity on show. We would love it if you could find half an hour to pop in and join us for the evening. further details are below. 

Congratulations to Year 11 who finished their examinations today. It was lovely to see them as they made their way out of their final examination but also sad to think that is their final school day with us. We look forward to seeing them for their leavers’ celebration when we will have the opportunity to say our goodbyes properly. Congratulations to them all for completing their examinations. 
 
It was good to see so many of our Year 9 students participating in the House Cricket competition this week. We are in the final weeks before the House trophy will be awarded and so every point counts. Please remind your sons and daughters that every credit they receive counts towards the house competition. 
 
You may be aware that our main corridor flooded this week. We have made it our priority to ensure this impacts on students as little as possible. However, if you are in school over the coming weeks you will see that we have needed to remove some flooring to allow the rooms to dry before we replace the carpets in the Summer holiday. 
 
Meanwhile on a more positive note, our new build is progressing well and we look forward to seeing the new changing rooms, classrooms and gym completed by October. The pool and pool changing room refurbishment was finished this week and we are now able to get the pool back in action. Thank you to everyone involved.  If you know anyone, with younger children, who is looking for their children to have swimming lessons after school Lane 1 will be commencing their lessons from September in our school pool. 
 
Their website is  http://lane1coaching.com
 
 
 
 
 
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Year 12 students have now completed a full week of mock examinations and there is still another week to go. We have been encouraging them to be revising in their non-contacts and to ensure that they have all the correct equipment with them to be successful in their exam.


Students should have handed back their acceptance letters for the UCAS convention on 25th June. If these have not been returned then could they please be done as soon as possible. If another letter is needed then please see Mrs Walton.


A big thanks to a couple of Year 12 students who helped to clean the Common Room kitchen this week, Lucas Rodgers and Alex Brain. It is important that all students tidy this area and that if crockery is used then it is washed up by the, all rubbish is placed in the bins provided and that all belongings are taken home at the end of each day. Food that is purchased outside of school should not be eaten in the canteen and that some rooms in Ross House are out of bounds to all students.

 

 

 

French Cuisine

 
30 year 8 students from Oldfields, Ryecroft and Windsor Park came to Thomas Alleyne’s for a French recipe challenge.
 
Despite really difficult authentic French they all managed to understand and create recipes in French helped by year 9 students.
 
Bon effort à tous!
 
 

BTEC Health & Social Care

 
We were pleased to welcome Mrs Schorah into our Health & Social Care lesson on Friday to tell us all about living with diabetes.  This information will help the students with their distinction work when they are writing care plans for people with different physiological disorders.
 
 
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Maths – Year 10

The Year 10 end of year maths exam takes place on Thursday 20th June.  It is one non-calculator paper worth 80 marks.  The exam lasts 1 hour 30 minutes.

A list has been put on Insight of all the topics you have covered in Year 9 and 10 for you to use as a revision list.

You will need the following equipment for your exams:  Black pen, pencil, rubber, ruler, protractor and compass.

If you do not turn up with all of this equipment you will get an afterschool detention – be warned!

 A great way to revise for your exams is to use www.vle.mathswatch.com

          username: surnamefirstname2digityearofbirth@tahs  eg smithjohn04@tahs   password: triangle

 

 

Science

 

This week’s Science Students of the Week selected by Mr Milward are:

Year 9

Jack McGarry for excellent progress and Elizabeth Shaw for excellent effort in Biology.

Year 10

Thomas Haines for effort and Freya Hadgett for progress in Biology.

 

Well done!

 

 
 

News from PE

House Cricket
 
Despite the wet weather we managed to play the full house cricket competition this week. The 3rd 4th place play off was won by Torrance.  In the final Whitmore beat Elkes by 3 wickets with Ethan Hudson man of the match with 4 wickets and 36 runs. Earlier Lewis Tomlinson had top scored with 43 for Elkes.
 
 
 
 

SEND Transition Evening

 
On Tuesday evening , the SEN department welcomed  Year 8 pupils and parents.  The evening was held in Keeling house and gave pupils, parents and staff to meet and share information.  Tours of the school were guided by current pupils and parents had the opportunity to ask members of the department questions.  Staff and parents  spent time getting to know each other over tea and biscuits. It was nice to meet so many new families and  we look forward to meeting them again at the transition days and evenings.  Thank you to all those who attended.
 

FOR ONE NIGHT ONLY…….

TAHS ANNUAL ART EXHIBITION-

SAVE THE DATE 20th JUNE 5:30-7:30

 
The highly anticipated Annual TAHS Art exhibition is on Thursday 20th June 5:30-7:30pm. This is a chance for the Art department to showcase a selection of the fantastic work that the Students have been doing over the past year. We invite potential students from middle schools, those in Y9 who have taken GCSE as well as our Current A Level Students to help celebrate creativity, determination and hard work!
 
The Year 13s have much of their recent work out up on display in the studio, and the other art rooms are awash with drawing, painting, sculpture, textiles, fashion, illustration and much more. 
 
In addition we will welcome the Uttoxeter Rotary Club to present the local Young Photographer awards to participating first, middle and secondary school winners.
 
*please note: photographs are not permitted of students work at this event.*
 

 

 

SEND Transition Evening

 
On Tuesday evening , the SEN department welcomed  Year 8 pupils and parents.  The evening was held in Keeling house and gave pupils, parents and staff to meet and share information.  Tours of the school were guided by current pupils and parents had the opportunity to ask members of the department questions. 
 
Staff and parents  spent time getting to know each other over tea and biscuits. It was nice to meet so many new families and  we look forward to meeting them again at the transition days and evenings. 
 
Thank you to all those who attended.

 

History

 
Year 10 Exam Support. 
 
Don’t forget that there are after school revision classes: Tuesday 18th – Thursday 20th June, 2019. See Mrs Johnson or Mrs Young for details.

 

Ski 2020

Yes Easter next year may seem a long way away but it is time to start thinking about donning the ski gear, slapping on the sun screen, clipping in and sliding down the mountain in the high alps.

 

All of the details are in the attached letter and deposits need to be paid via parentpay by this coming Friday. Reply slips to Mr Cartwright in room 43.

Places are strictly limited to 40 and last year we sold out in 48 hours! A waiting list will operate if required. 

Ski letter 2020

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School Crossing Patrol Vacancies

 

Vacancy

School Crossing Patrol to work term time only on

E515a Stone Road Zebra Crossing in Uttoxeter

Monday to Friday

Times

8.05 am TO 9.05 am

           3.05 pm TO 4.05 pm

Paid all through the school holidays

In the first  instance please contact Caroline Pegg School Crossing Patrol Organiser on tel 07773 791 502.

 
 

 

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June 7th 2019

TAHS Weekly Newsletter.

 

 Headteacher blog:

I am delighted to be able let you know that we have received the figures for the completion of Duke of Edinburgh Awards for 2018 and 2019. Across the United Kingdom, an amazing 26,563 young people completed their award last year. This is only possible due to the volunteering work done by many staff, parents and members of our community. Thomas Alleyne’s High School students did particulary well, being placed in the top 5% of schools for completion of their Bronze, Silver and Gold Awards. Our congratulations to everyone involved. 
 
As you may know, a number of staff, including some greatly valued senior and middle managers, are going on to pastures new at the end of this term. We wish them well in their new posts and thank them for their service. You will be pleased to know that we have been able to appoint some outstanding people to replace them. We have had our first day today working with our new Heads of Department and Assistant Headteachers and it is clear that they will be a tremendous addition to our team and will bring new ideas and experience to the school. They are clearly excited to be joining us and we are looking forward to working with them in September.
 
Finally, please ask your son or daughter to share the letter we have given them regarding bringing the correct equipment to school. All students must bring to school, 2 pens (black/blue),  a green pen, 2 HB pencils, a ruler, rubber, sharpener, scientific calculator, protractor and set square. Ideally this should be in a clear pencil case. We very much appreciate your support in ensuring they have the equipment they need for school. 
 
 
 
 

Assemblies

Assemblies for next week will focus on equipment and expectations and will be delivered to year 9.
 
 
 
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To start with a quick note to all Year 13 students, could all the white swipe cards be returned to Mrs Walton after their last exam. The students will not need them after this date.

 

Year 12 students have been informed about their upcoming tip to the NEC at Birmingham.  A letter was given to all student in the assembly on Thursday; students who were on work experience need to collect one either from their form tutors or from Mrs Walton. On this letter is all the information needed for the day including timings. A message on Insight has been sent to all students providing them with clear instructions on how to register for the event. They must have done this prior to the day. They will not be allowed entry to the venue if they do not have the correct voucher code.  Also a reply slip must be sent back to school as soon as possible please.

 

The Year 12 exams start on Monday 10th June.  All students must be at the exam venue 10 minutes before their start time and must have the correct equipment with them.  It goes without saying that all students must also be the correct uniform for these exams. Well done to those Year 12 students who have already completed external exams as part of their BTEC course.

Intervention for May & June

 

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Year 13 BTEC Health & Social Care

 
The Year 13 BTEC Health and Social Care students put on their annual display of work completed over the last 2 years. They were pleased to welcome staff members and lower school students to the event to explain the variety of work involved in the course. The students complete 9 coursework portfolios and 4 exams on subjects ranging from sociology to anatomy. The course continues to be very successful with students going on to study at university for Nursing, Midwifery, Counselling, Primary Education, Policing and Paramedic Science. We also have students entering the world of work in the care industry and beyond and one student taking up a pharmacy apprenticeship.
 
Congratulations to all. 
 
 

 

Maths  – Year 11

The last of the maths pre-exam revision sessions will take place from 8-8.40am on Tuesday 11th June.  Well done to all the students who have taken advantage of this opportunity.

The sessions are a great way to get your brain into maths mode before entering the exam.  We will go over a few key topics, ensure you know the formulae you will need and make sure everyone has the correct equipment!  In past years the students have found these sessions very useful to attend.

Equipment you need: black pen, pencil, ruler, rubber, protractor, compass and  a scientific calculator.  All of this can be purchased from the maths department or online shop (maths sets £1.20, calculators £7.80)

Maths – Year 10

The Year 10 end of year maths exam takes place on Thursday 20th June.  It is one non-calculator paper worth 80 marks.  The exam lasts 1 hour 30 minutes.

A list has been put on Insight of all the topics you have covered in Year 9 and 10 for you to use as a revision list.

You will need the following equipment for your exams:  Black pen, pencil, rubber, ruler, protractor and compass.

If you do not turn up with all of this equipment you will get an afterschool detention – be warned!

 A great way to revise for your exams is to use www.vle.mathswatch.com          username: surnamefirstname2digityearofbirth@tahs  eg smithjohn04@tahs   password: triangle

 

Help the Environment @TAHS

 

 

Don’t forget that you can recycle your old mobile phones, spectacles and hearing aids at TAHS to support Uttoxeter Lions’ projects at home and abroad.  The recycling bin is in the sixth form reception area but you can also bring items to Mrs Bell in Room 11.

 

 

Science

 

This week’s Year 9 Science Students of the Week selected by Mr Beech are Ben Barker and Lilly McDaid for excellent concentration and effort in Biology.


This week’s Year 10 Science Students of the Week selected by Mrs North are Ricardo Goncalves and Saffron Forrester for excellent commitment in biology.

Well done!

 

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News from PE

Next week is House Cricket
 
Wed 12th P3/4 Whitmore v Torrance
Thu 13th P1/2 Elkes v Orme
Fri 14th P1/2 3rd/4th
Fri 14th P3/4 final
See Mr Godwin for details. Competition is open to year 9 and 10  boys and girls.
 
House Rounders is the week after.
 
 
Under 15 Girls Cricket
 
On Tuesday 4th June our U15 Girls cricket team played in the Rachel Heyhoe Flint cup at Wolverhampton cricket club. They won every match and came first overall which means they now go through to the county finals in two weeks time.
 
They got off to a great start against Q3 to take the win by 17 runs winning 47-20. Their second match was against Wolverhampton Girls high school and they just secured the win by 1 run (27-26). Their third match was against QMGHS and won 37-30 and finally their fourth match was against wood green and they won 47-25.
 
All of the girls played really well and I would find it difficult to pick a player of the tournament.
 
A big thank you to Freddy Whitehead who officiated the matches.
 
 
 
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TAHS Win Photography Awards

 
Thursday 16th May saw the District presentations for the Rotary Club Young Photographer Competition held at Sir Graham Balfour School in Stafford. Hundreds of entries from across the massive Rotary district including from Ludlow, Wolverhampton, Stafford, Stoke on Trent, Telford to name a few and of course Uttoxeter were submitted to the expert judging panel. After a rather lovely buffet and speeches outlining the work of the Rotary Club with young people, presentations across the categories were awarded. Successes for Uttoxeter region were in abundance with some awards to students at Windsor Park and Oldfields. However, despite the stiff competition at the advanced College age category, our 6th form photography students did really well. 
 
We are thrilled to announce Adam Bodsworth came 1st Place in the Black and White College age section, with a stunning Portrait image taken at Silverstone race track. Abbie Keeling gained 2nd place. Livia Robinson securing 1st Place in the colour section, for her complex constructed artwork of ink and tattoo gun, and Abbie again in 2nd place. Other commendations went to TAHS students Tom Johnson and Erin Pleasance. 
 
Livia Robinson was also stunned to be selected by the district coordinators David and Janet Stubbs to receive an additional award of a years Student Membership of the Royal Photographic Society to help her develop further in a creative career. Livia has excelled so far in her studies for A Level Art, Photography and Graphics and is taking an unconditional place at Nottingham university to study graphic communication in September. She also won an Arts Society award for her painting earlier in the year and her work will be on exhibition in the Mall Gallery in London in July.
 
Congratulations to all the entrants and winners from the Art Department, we are very proud of you all. 
 
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FOR ONE NIGHT ONLY…….

TAHS ANNUAL ART EXHIBITION-

SAVE THE DATE 20th JUNE 5:30-7:30

 
The highly anticipated Annual TAHS Art exhibition is on Thursday 20th June 5:30-7:30pm. This is a chance for the Art department to showcase a selection of the fantastic work that the Students have been doing over the past year. We invite potential students from middle schools, those in Y9 who have taken GCSE as well as our Current A Level Students to help celebrate creativity, determination and hard work!
 
The Year 13s have much of their recent work out up on display in the studio, and the other art rooms are awash with drawing, painting, sculpture, textiles, fashion, illustration and much more. 
 
In addition we will welcome the Uttoxeter Rotary Club to present the local Young Photographer awards to participating first, middle and secondary school winners.
 
*please note: photographs are not permitted of students work at this event.*

 

World Challenge Fundraising

Archie Whitehead, Alfie Bednall and Alex Brain (not doing World Challenge but wanted to support his friends) cycled the coast to coast over the bank holiday weekend to raise money for their World Challenge pots.
 
They left from Whitehaven on Friday morning and ended up at Roker beach in Sunderland on Monday lunchtime – 140 miles in 3 and a half days. They had a grandparent support team but were totally alone each day to navigate and keep each other going over some very hilly ground and camped every night.
 
A fantastic achievement – well done lads!
 
 

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May 24th 2019

TAHS Weekly Newsletter.

Dates for your diary

 

03/06/2019 Lessons start for Y9, 10 & 12

 

 Headteacher blog:

Support Our PTA 
 
Our PTA have been a fantastic support to the school and have now launched the school lottery. This is an incredibly easy way to help your PTA raise funds for your sons and daughters.
With your help they can provide extra resources for the children, improve the school environment as well as run extra curricular activities such as music, art and sport.

 

Your support is greatly appreciated.

Examinations:

The majority of Year 10,11, 12 and 13 have been working hard towards their examinations. Please remind Year 10 students that GCSEpod is available to them all to support them with their revision. It is a fantastic resource giving them access to their entore GCSE specificaiton online. https://www.gcsepod.com/ A number of students have streamed over 100 pods already in Year 10 which places them in a strong position as they sit their examinations. 

We wish everyone a lovely half term break.  

 

Rotary Young Writers Competition

To start our half term holiday I would like to share a short story with you. Our congratulations to Leanne from Year 9 has won the Rotary National Young Writers competition. 
 
Her story speaks for itself. 
 
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Assemblies

Assemblies for the first week back will be celebration and our thought for the week will be:
 
“Your positive actions combined with positive thinking results in success.”
 
 
 
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Well today has been a roller coaster of emotions for the Year 13 students. Thanks to the organisation of Mrs Young, Mrs Walton and the Senior Prefect team another successful year 13 leavers celebration has been and gone. Mr Robinson-White has taken over 1000 photographs and once he has gone through them we will share a few with you.

Year 12 and 13 will be revising over this half term in readiness for their exams in June. 
We would a special mention to Adam Burrows in Year 13 who has successfully achieved his Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award. He had a beautiful day meeting Peter Andre and the Duke of Wessex, he then had afternoon tea at the Royal Albert Hall.
 
Adam’s next presentation is for his Queen’s Scout Award is at Windsor Castle where he’ll meet Bear Grylls and hopefully the Queen.

 

See the section below for images.

Intervention for May & June

 

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Year 11 Celebration Day

 
Friday 21st June 10am-2pm.
 
A reminder  that the attached letter has been issued to all year 11 students.
 

Leavers Day letter 2019

Gold D of E at the Palace

Earlier this week two present and one past pupil attended the special awards ceremony at Buckingham Palace to collect their Gold Award. 

A massive well done to Sarah, Adam & Michael.

 

 

Parental Advice

 

 

Advice for parents, carers and students about sexting on on line safety

 
 
Mental health awareness week 13th May.
Advice for parents, carers and students about body image,
 

 

https://youngminds.org.uk/blog/all-the-revision-and-exam-tips-you-ll-ever-need/

 

PTA Meeting

 
PTA meeting Monday 20th May 7pm in the staffroom.
 
All welcome.
 
Also do not forget the Lottery check out this link for all the details.

 

www.yourschoollottery.com/play

Search for Thomas Alleynes. 

Year 12 English Language: Exploring South Africa

 
Year 12 English Language students welcomed guest speaker Gill Hutinger this week. Gill is South African, and spoke about the ways English is used within South Africa, from big issues like the connection between language and racism, to the ways in which royal babies and Marvel’s Avengers help spread English. She also highlighted for us some contemporary debates about English in South Africa, including plans to make it the compulsory language of Universities. The talk was very enjoyable and very enlightening, and will enhance and complement Year 12’s studies of English in the wider world. 

 

Science

 

This week’s Science Students of the Week selected by Mr Gilson are:

Year 9

Leanne Painter and Freya Staley for excellent assessment scores.

Year 10

Eve Bednall for always having a positive attitude and cheery disposition.
Holly Chatfield for effort, determination and enthusiasm.

Year 11

Daniel Hensman and Alicia Mountford for maintaining a high standard throughout the course.

 

This week’s Animal Care students of the week selected by Mrs North are:

Year 10

Ellie Roobottom and Zack Hedgecombe for all their help during stock duties.

Year 11

Alex Whiteman and Ash Grey for hard work constructing the hen pen.

 

Well done!

 

Reports

Year 9, 10 and 12 reports are now available on insight.

News from PE

Finally our U16 boys had some silverware to celebrate after a fantastic season of near misses.
 
 
On Thursday evening we beat JCB 5-1 at Rocester FC. In beautiful sunshine we played some outstanding football with a new shape of 3-5-2. Lewis Dawson had a late birthday celebration scoring a hat trick. At the back Alex Ford won every header and was superb winning man of the match. Jenson was his usual Jaap Stam but regretted practising his attacking headers. Ethan Archer was a revelation at right centre back and covered a lot of ground. Captain Bussell scored a great goal to round off the season, Matthew Flanagan was excellent in midfield playing the whole game recycling possession.
 
Up front Martin and Thornton were a constant threat, with Lewie so enthusiastic he wanted to carry on playing during half time. Out wide, Shaw, Ball, Land and McNair, created numerous chances and worked exceptionally hard. Ben Simon provided solid cover at the back and moved the ball well into midfield. In goal Belchers distribution was much improves and started many of our attacks. Hunt , our wizard of dribble provided another memorable moment with a Messi style goal. Well done to all on an outstanding season and good luck in the First X1 trials in September.
 
 

 

 
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The year 9  girls Rounders team played on Wednesday against John Port.
 
They won 18.5 – 8
 
It was their first game of the season and they played exceptionally well!.
 
Player of the match was Zoe Carr – who had excellent leadership skills, scored the most amount of rounders and fielded very well.
 
 
YEAR  9 Moorland League Cup Final.
 
On Tuesday night the Year 9 team played thrier final match of the season, it was in the Moorlands league Cup final at Stone Dominio’s against Moorside.  The started the first half very well and dominated possession.  It was played at a a fast pace wityh Alleyne’s gaining the better of Moorside.  As the half wore on Moorside started to get into the game, however Alleyne’s remained patient and after excellent play by Harry Clarke and Leighton Thomas, they scored just before halh time.  The second half saw a different Moorside come out and they soon equlaised after half time.  Alleyne’s were not to be out played and battled hard to gain a free kick just outside the box.  Ethan Hudson scored from it.  Moorside fought back and unfortunately scored late on in  the half  taking the match to extra time.  Both teams were exhausted in the May sunshine, again both battled hard,  with 3 minutes left Moorside scored, they went on to win 3-2.  The team should be proud of their efforts as they worked very hard for each other.  Well done and thank you all the parents who have supported the team over the last season.

Maths  – Year 11

The maths department will be holding a pre-exam revision session before each of the GCSE maths exams.

The sessions will take place from 8-8.40am on Thursday 6th June and Tuesday 11th June.

The sessions are a great way to get your brain into maths mode before entering the exam.  We will go over a few key topics, ensure you know the formulae you will need and make sure everyone has the correct equipment!  In past years the students have found these sessions very useful to attend.

Equipment you need: black pen, pen, ruler, rubber, protractor and compass.  Also for paper 2 and 3 you will need a scientific calculator.  All of this can be purchased from the maths department or online shop (maths sets £1.20, calculators £7.80)

After school revision sessions on Tuesdays – Fridays are still continuing.

Maths – Year 10

The Year 10 end of year maths exam takes place on Thursday 20th June.  It is one non-calculator paper worth 80 marks.  The exam lasts 1 hour 30 minutes.

A list has been put on Insight of all the topics you have covered in Year 9 and 10 for you to use as a revision list.

You will need the following equipment for your exams:  Black pen, pencil, rubber, ruler, protractor and compass.

If you do not turn up with all of this equipment you will get an afterschool detention – be warned!

 A great way to revise for your exams is to use www.vle.mathswatch.com          username: surnamefirstname2digityearofbirth@tahs  eg smithjohn04@tahs  password: triangle

History

 
Year 11 History Revision
 
Paper 1 revision in school: Friday 31st May, 10.00am – 2.00pm. Then 2.00pm – 4.00pm Paper 2: American-West and Anglo-Saxon and Normans. Sessions suitable for anyone who is feeling a bit uncertain about any content or feels they will work better in school than at home.
 
Paper 1 pre-exam warm up: 3/6/19 from 8.10am in rooms 14 and 16.
 
Paper 2 revision in school: Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday 3.05pm – 4.00pm AND if you are in school, timetabled for history and don’t have an exam then come up to the history department to revise either independently or with Mrs Johnson or Mrs Young.
 
Paper 2 pre-exam warm up: 6/6/19 11.20am – 12.20pm (period 3) room 16.
 
Paper 3 revision in school: 7/6/19 and 10/6/19 3.05pm  – 4.00pm AND if you are in school, timetabled for history and don’t have an exam then come up to the history department to revise either independently or with Mrs Johnson or Mrs Young.
 
Paper 3 pre-exam warm up: 10/6/19 11.20am – 12.20pm (period 3) room 16.
 
Year 13 History pre-exam warm up
 
Period 3, room 16 with Mrs Johnson

 

 

Year 12 Particle Physics Masterclass at the University of Birmingham

 
‘The trip to Birmingham was very informative and touched on highly relevant and modern Physics. The data from the University of Birmingham’s project at CERN was analysed by us using state of the art software. We were given time to explore the campus which provided us with an insight into university life.’ Thomas Page 

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May 17th 2019

TAHS Weekly Newsletter.

Dates for your diary

 

24/05/2019 End of Term & start of study leave for Y11 & 13

03/06/2019 Lessons start for Y9, 10 & 12

 

 Headteacher blog:

Firstly congratulations to our football and athletics teams who have performed superbly this week. Full details of their success is below.
 
We have seen an improvement this week in the equipment students are bringing to school. Thank you to everyone who has checked their sons/daughters bags to ensure they have pens, pencils, calculators etc. If you can also remind them to be quiet around the examination venues that would be much appreciated.
 
Year 11 and Year 13 attendance at examinations has been excellent, as has their behaviour. We wish them well for next week. We are pleased to see that Year 10 and Year 12 students are preparing for their internal examinations.
 

Assemblies

Our thought for the week for next week  is:
 
 
“You are always responsible for act, no matter how you feel”


 
Assemblies will be for year 10 only and be in the sports hall.
 
 
 
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Well done Year 13, one full week to go! We are so very proud of all our Year 13 students.  All those who have worked so hard in all of their chosen subjects. Well done to those that have already completed their exams and finished all their coursework.  You should be basking in your success and achievements.

On Monday we see the first A Level exam of this summer season, it may be a shock to the system but I am sure that all students are fully prepared for it.  If not, don’t worry, give yourself enough time this weekend to go through your notes, complete a few exam questions and then spend some time focusing on yourself.  Mrs Bell sent some links round to form tutors this week that maybe useful to look at.  They explain the science behind the stress and explain that all students have anxiety of some kind before an exam, and that this is perfectly normal. I will add the links at the end.

 

On Friday 24th May at 1pm we will be holding our Year 13 Leavers Celebration afternoon at Uttoxeter Racecourse. This is an afternoon for the Year 13 students to dress in their finest outfit and celebrate their success and the ‘end of an era’. I have attached the letter to go with this day.

 

Monday 20th May is the deadline for current Year 11 students to accept their place at TAHS Sixth Form so please return your slip to Mrs Walton or hand it in to the office. Letters will be sent out to Year 11 students who have applied to the Sixth Form to explain about the taster sessions, there will also be a timetable with all the taster sessions, so if you fancy looking at a different subject then please just pop along.  We do ask all students to enter through reception and sign in upon arrival and to sign out when they leave the premises.  The taster sessions will be held week commencing 24th June, we are aware that some students will not be able to attend due to other commitments, if you could let us know if this applies to your son/daughter then we would be grateful.

Leavers Day letter 2019

 

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Elaine is the Careers Adviser linked to Thomas Alleynes.  If you need any help or advice you can get in touch with her now and after leaving the 6th form.  Her email is elaine.tomlinson@entrust-ed.co.uk

Elaine can help with deciding what career you want to do after 6th form as well as help with how to plan the next year. She also has information on a range of topics including CV writing, application forms, interview tips, using social media to find employment, how to find apprenticeships. Please email her if you have any questions, need any help or would like one of the information sheets she has created.

Attached below is a useful information sheets on Internships, Gap year, School Leaver programmes and other options.

Careers information sheet

 

Intervention for May & June

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RE Revision

Thanks for the great attendance at last weeks revision session – we are in school on Monday morning from 7.45 for any student who wishes to drop in – room 33A and 33B.
 

 

Parental Advice

 

 

Advice for parents, carers and students about sexting on on line safety

 
 
Mental health awareness week 13th May.
Advice for parents, carers and students about body image,
 

 

https://youngminds.org.uk/blog/all-the-revision-and-exam-tips-you-ll-ever-need/

 

PTA Meeting

 
PTA meeting Monday 20th May 7pm in the staffroom.
 
All welcome.
 
Also do not forget the Lottery check out this link for all the details.

 

www.yourschoollottery.com/play

Search for Thomas Alleynes. 

Thomas Alleyne’s High School SSAT Award Winners

 
 

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Science

 

This week’s Science Students of the Week selected by Mr Crum are:

Year 9

Katie Boot for exceptional hard work

Katie Large for consistent effort and attainment

Sam Archer for always trying his best

Year 10

Sam Spooner for continued excellence

Willow Gregory for excellent effort and enthusiasm

Year 11

Charlotte Cope for nailing moles!

Emily Wright for excellent preparation for her exams

 

Well done! 

 

Reports

 
Year 11 and 13 Pastoral Reports are now available on Insight.

News from PE

Sentinel Schools Shield
 
So near yet so far- a great effort but sadly not the result we wanted losing 3-2. Goals came from Lewie Thornton and Archie McNair. Man of the Match Jenson Bosworth.  All players should be immensely proud of their efforts. 
 
More pictures can be seen here:
 
 
 
 
East Staffs Athletics Championships
 
Well done to all athletes that took part- results in next weeks edition.

 

Maths  – Year 11

The maths department will be holding a pre-exam revision session before each of the GCSE maths exams.

The sessions will take place from 8-8.40am on Tuesday 21st May, Thursday 6th June and Tuesday 11th June.

The sessions are a great way to get your brain into maths mode before entering the exam.  We will go over a few key topics, ensure you know the formulae you will need and make sure everyone has the correct equipment!  In past years the students have found these sessions very useful to attend.

Equipment you need: black pen, pen, ruler, rubber, protractor and compass.  Also for paper 2 and 3 you will need a scientific calculator.  All of this can be purchased from the maths department or online shop (maths sets £1.20, calculators £7.80)

After school revision sessions on Tuesdays – Fridays are still continuing.

Maths – Year 10

The Year 10 end of year maths exam takes place on Thursday 20th June.  It is one non-calculator paper worth 80 marks.  The exam lasts 1 hour 30 minutes.

A list has been put on Insight of all the topics you have covered in Year 9 and 10 for you to use as a revision list.

You will need the following equipment for your exams:  Black pen, pencil, rubber, ruler, protractor and compass.

If you do not turn up with all of this equipment you will get an afterschool detention – be warned!

 A great way to revise for your exams is to use www.vle.mathswatch.com          username: surnamefirstname2digityearofbirth@tahs  eg smithjohn04@tahs  password: triangle

 

Photography Winners

Year 13 A-Level Photographers Livia Robinson, Adam Burrows and Abbie Keeling celebrated success with wins in the Rotary Young Photographer of the Year awards at Graham Balfour School in Stafford last night.  There were wins in both colour and Black and White Portfolio categories, along with commendations for Erin Pleasance and Tom Johnson -We are really proud of them.  

 

Technology Competition 

Last Friday Uttoxeter’s middle schools were invited to take part in a Technology Tournament held at TAHS. Three teams of 4 students from Year 7 in each school competed against one another in what turned out to be an extremely close and competitive competition. Students did not know what the challenge was going to be until arrival on the day.
 
Tension was high and the students were extremely eager to discover their challenge for the day. Once the challenge was explained students got straight to work exploring possible design solutions, analysing ideas and modelling their best solutions. The behaviour, attitude, team working skills and work rate could only be described as inspirational. Students used a range of materials along with tools and equipment to manufacture their working prototypes ready for the final challenge.
 
The challenge involved building a crane with working motor that could travel down a straight track, collect an item from a container using a working mechanism and return to the start line without allowing the item collected to touch the track.
 
All teams attempted the challenge and most had working prototypes. However, the overall winner was Ryecroft who displayed excellent making skills and a fully working prtotype and mechanism.
 
Congratulations to all who took part and a huge thank you to the staff who made it possible and we hope to run this Tournament again next year.

 

 

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May 10th 2019

TAHS Weekly Newsletter.

Dates for your diary

 

13/05/2019 GCSE Examinations Start

24/05/2019 End of Term

 

 Headteacher blog:

Mrs Lindsay and I were delighted to collect the Specialist Schools and Academies Trust Educational Outcomes Award for Student Progress on behalf of staff, governors, and students on Thursday of the week. This is a testament to everyone’s hard work. 
 
Year 11 and year 13 joined me for an assembly this week. We reminded them to – check their timetables (exams have been missed in the past purely because a student got the date wrong); make sure they have all the equipment they need (if they do forget anything on the day please tell them to come to us as early as possible); leave smart watches at home or hand them in with their mobile phones; and do their individual best. We are there to support them throughout this challenging time.
 
We are regulated by the exam board and if a student misses an examination due to illness it is highly unlikely they will be awarded a grade. Therefore if they are unwell, whilst they may have stayed at home on a normal school day, they should check with us to see if we can support them in an individual venue. Equally, if they are late for an examination due to unforeseen circumstances, please contact us as soon as possible;e as we will be ready to receive them in reception and will do everything possible to get them into the exam. 
 
On a number of days, prior to half term, we will be moving lunchtime to 12.20 to prevent disruption to our students sitting afternoon examinations. We would very much appreciate it, if you can remind your daughters and sons in other year groups of the importance of being quiet around exam venues at all points during the day to give their peers the best possible experience. 
 
Students were also told that when their examination starts at 1.00pm or 1.15pm and we have not moved lunchtime for the whole school, candidates are invited to join us in the canteen at 12.20 when we will give them a break before the start of the examination. A wide range of food is always available at 11.00 – 11.20 for students who wish to eat early. 
 
We are pleased to see Year 10 and Year 12 preparing for their annual examinations which will be interspersed with our GCSES/BTECS and A levels. 
 
We wish everyone well as they move into their examination season.
 
As we have conducted learning walks across the school it has been noticeable that we have a significant number of students in year 9 who are not arriving in school with the correct equipment. (The basics such as pens/pencils rulers but also calculators and glue sticks) We are aware that as a parent you will have made sure they had the correct equipment at the start of the year and would ask if you could check their bags and do another check. If there is anyone who would like support in providing their sons or daughters with equipment please let us know. 
 

Assemblies

Our thought for the week for next week  is:
 
 
“You are always responsible for act, no matter how you feel”


 
Assemblies will be for year 9 only and be in the sports hall.
 
 
 
6th

 

With only one week to go until the Year 13 students start their A Level exams we are making sure all students are prepared. Simple things like making sure they know their exam start times and their seat numbers, ensuring that they have all the right equipment needed for that exam and that they have all the correct amount of time needed for revision, all help the students to feel ready to enter the exam venue.  Suggestions that we have made is that they ask about reducing their hours of work so for this short period of time they are fully focused on their revision.  We have also informed all Year 13 students that after May half term they must still attend lessons where they still have their exam to do.  This is important as it will be guided revision focusing on exam skills and technique.  These are small changes will help our students to be even more successful.

 

This week the Year 12 students, who have been nominated by their peers and staff to apply to be Senior Prefects, have had their interviews. These were short and informal interviews and only lasted up to 15 minute. These have now been completed and the Sixth Form team will discuss the interviews and as soon as a decision has been made about the roles, the students will be informed. It is always a very difficult decision to make as all students who apply for these roles present themselves outstandingly.

 

Intervention for May

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RE Revision

Year 11 RE Revision will be available on Saturday 11th May, next Saturday between 10 and 12.
 
In this session students will have the chance to opt into quick topic overviews for each religion and a walk through some potential questions. 33B
 
In 33A students can revise, work through practice questions and ask individual questions to a teacher. 
 
It would be great to see you there, we are here to help!
 

TikTok App



Are you concerned about the dangers of the video-sharing app TikTok (formerly Musical.ly)?

The Safeguarding Training Centre have created the below fact sheet to help you.

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There is also some great advice from CEOP on other E-Safety issues under this link:
 
 

https://youngminds.org.uk/blog/all-the-revision-and-exam-tips-you-ll-ever-need/

 

PTA Meeting

 
PTA meeting Monday 20th May 7pm in the staffroom.
 
All welcome.
 
Also do not forget the Lottery check out this link for all the details.

 

www.yourschoollottery.com/play

Search for Thomas Alleynes. 

History

 
Year 11 – A reminder that History revision will take place in school on Friday, 31st May, room 16, 10.00am – 2.00pm. This session is primarily for pupils who feel insecure about any areas of Paper 1 content / skills – if you feel happy with your knowledge and understanding of this examination paper then you are probably better revising at home.
 
See Mrs Johnson if you would like more detail or help deciding whether this revision session is relevant for you.
 
Year 10 – after school revision sessions are now available for everyone in the run up to Year 10 exams.
 
See Mrs Johnson or Mrs Young for details.

Science

 

This week’s Science Students of the Week selected by Mrs Evans are:

Year 9

Cheyanne Sutton and Tyler Benton for always working to the best of their ability

Year 10

Ricardo Goncalves and Jack Doyle for 100% effort in Chemistry

Year 11

Mackensie Paterson and Tish Fry for revising well in Science

 

This week’s Animal Care Students of the Week selected by Mr Gilson are:

Year 10

Laura Backhouse and Millie Hodges for commitment to the Animal Care Course

Year 11

Morgan Perry and Rachel Spence for maturity and determination completing the Animal Care Course

 

Well done!

 

News from PE

Sports Clubs
 
Tuesday 14th May – Year 9 & 10 Rounders 3:15-4:30
 
Wednesday 15th May – Athletics meet at Shobnall, if selected return approx. 6:30
 
Thursday 16th May – Girls Cricket 3:05-4:30
 
Friday 17th May – Trampoline  3:05-4:15
 
 
U16 Sentinel Schools Shield Final
 
The final is on Monday 13th May at Port Vale FC. Kick off 7pm  Entry £4 adults £2 concessions. All money raised goes to charity. 
 
Please support the boys if you can, they have worked very hard to get there.
 
 
 
GCSE PE
 
Exams are on Wednesday (paper 1) and Friday (paper 2) revision resources are available on insight. Revision sessions will take place on both days from 8.15 in room 83a.
 
 
East Staffs Athletics Championships
 
This will take place on Wednesday 15th May at Shobnall. Competitors will receive a parent text on Monday. If anyone would like to take part see Mr Barrow on Monday morning.

French Intervention

 
Warm up for GCSE French room 10 8.10 Tuesday 14th May. Come and get prepared for the listening exam.

 

Well Done to Elkes Students

Elkes students of the week – Becky Wooliscroft and Lily Brassington for kindly helping Windsor Park year 8 students with their transition.

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May 3rd 2019

TAHS Weekly Newsletter.

Dates for your diary

 

6/05/2019 Bank Holiday

13/05/2019 GCSE Examinations Start

24/05/2019 End of Term

 

 Headteacher blog:

Looking at what has taken place over the Easter holiday and our first week back, I would like to thank all those who have been involved in making sure that we offer the best possible opportunities for young people. I would also like to thank those students who have been involved in the activities on offer. 
 
On the day of storm Hannah, our silver Duke of Edinburgh students successfully completed their Expedition.  Meanwhile many students joined Mr Cartwright on his skiing trip and had a wonderful time. 
 
Students have also been very successful on the sports field, securing a win against Painsley to reach the final of the Sentinel cup. Our PE team of staff is not large, and yet they manage to support students to participate and be successful,  in a wide range of sports. 
 
Year 11 have now completed their French speaking and PE examinations. Feedback from the examiners was that they conducted themselves superbly. The Art examinations are now underway and we wish everyone in Year 11 and Year 13, who is sitting an external examination, the best. 
 
Finally, my thanks to Mr Storer our business manager, Mr Mirams our site manager and his team. During the Easter holiday, with their oversight, work continued on both the pool and new build. 
 
They have also been successful in securing a grant of over £350,000 to replace the roofs over many of the school buildings. Finance for schools is incredibly tight, as you will have read in the national news, and therefore their success in securing these funds and managing the projects, means that we are able to continue to develop the facilities on offer to our young people.
 

Assemblies

Our thought for the week for next week  is:
 
 
“I want to say to all people around the world – this should not happen again. I saw the faces of the people we liberated – they went through hell.”

Anatoly Shapiro, Jewish Red Army commander whose troops liberated the camp
 
Assemblies will be led by two year 12 students, Lily Ella and Amy who have recently been on a visit to see the concentration camps.
 
 
 
6th

 

We have ‘hit the floor running’ this week.  Year 12 students have got their mock timetables ready for the summer examination season in June, Year 13 students are revising with their subject specialists and attending important webinars which are providing a further insight in to their impending exams, please ensure that you have a copy of your child’s exam timetable so that you are aware of when their exams are.

Final choices for university destinations have been selected, the deadline was Wednesday for those few who were undecided.  This is a big choice to make but can be amended on results day if it needs to.

We are looking at taking all of our Year 12 students to the NEC on Tuesday 25th June, this is to the UCAS Convention.  The focus is on Degree Level apprenticeships and university options. There are over 200 exhibitors at the NEC on this day and it is the student’s opportunity to ask questions and find out more about the courses they are interested in.  If your child is unsure about what to do Post-18 then attending this convention really will allow them to see how much is available to them.

Today we had Staffordshire Youth Participation Team in to talk to Year 12 and Year 13. They explained the purpose of their organisation and how it benefits young people and adults within Uttoxeter and our local area.

‘Participation is about young people and parents being involved in the development of youth mental health services. We want to know what you think is working well, and what’s not working well, and we want to invite you to be a part of making changes.

This can range from being involved in interviews for new staff, re-designing buildings to make them youth friendly, co-producing and co-delivering training/workshops, presenting work at wider events, being involved in system changes like transition plans and lots more!’

Please click on the link below for further information.

https://yes-s.org.uk/new/youth-participation

 

 

RE Revision

Year 11 RE Revision will be available on Saturday 11th May, next Saturday between 10 and 12.
 
In this session students will have the chance to opt into quick topic overviews for each religion and a walk through some potential questions. 33B
 
In 33A students can revise, work through practice questions and ask individual questions to a teacher. 
 
It would be great to see you there, we are here to help!
 

 

Computer Science



Practice your algorithms for unit 2 by using this fantastic free resource. More items are to be sent throughout next week via Insight. Remember the final revision session is on Thursday after school in room 43.

 

https://revisecomputerscience.com/algorithms/writing-algorithms-practice/ 

Also see this fantastic knowledge organiser for paper 2:

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Year 9 Options

 
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Youth Mental Health Participation

 
We have welcomed staff from this organisation into talk to our students this week.
 
Please find below their welcome pack and details of how young people can get involved if they wish too.
 

 Welcome Pack

 

 

Ski Trip 2019

 

A party of 49 left school on the first Saturday of the school holidays for the long over night journey to the Aosta Valley in Italy. La Thuile is in the high Alps in the shadow on Mont Blanc and again gave the students fantastic snow conditions for Easter skiing.

6 days of skiing ensued, with experts to beginners enjoying the cold & sunny conditions, more like February than April. All groups showed fantastic progress, enjoying the food, snow weather and new experiences. The two top groups even had the opportunity to ski into France and explore the new pistes in La Rossiere.

This is much more than a ski trip, it is an opportunity for the students to try a new sport, look after themselves, gain independence, try a new language, try differing foods (we love mystery meat and chips!!) and socialise in groups that they would not normally. All students were a credit and we all had a fantastic trip.

Look out for 2020 being advertised soon.

Science

 

A Level Biology Webinar

On Thursday 2nd May our Year 12 and Year 13 A Level Biology students attended a webinar, which is a live web-based conference relayed over the internet.  The webinar was presented by the AQA Examination Board to support the students’ preparation for their upcoming Paper 1 exam.

The one-hour session was led by an AQA examiner who guided the students on how to interpret questions to ensure they fully understand what the question is asking; to understand command words and also how to gain maximum marks in the real summer exams.

This type of feedback regarding exam technique and the use of key terminology is vital when tackling A Level papers.  The students were very attentive throughout and gained valuable techniques to use in their exams.

Thanks to Mr Milward for organising the event.

There are two more sessions for the Year 13 students to attend:

Thursday 16th May for Paper 2

Thursday 23rd May for Paper 3

 

This week’s Science Students of the Week selected by Mr Melland are:

Year 9

Georgia Edwards and Ollie Birch for working well in their Physics lessons

Year 10

Saffron Forrester and Orla Hodgkinson for working well in their Physics lessons

Year 11

George Mothershaw and Georgia Fleeman for their commitment to Physics revision.

 

Well done!

 

News from PE

Year 9 Cricket
 
On Thursday the year 9 cricket team led by Archie Cooper went to play Rawlett High School Tamworth, in the County Cup  Unfortunately due to bad weather the match had to be decided with a bowl off- most number of wickets taken of  4 three ball overs.  The Alleyne’s bowlers, Dan and Lewis Forrester, Jack McGarry and Archie Cooper bowled well taking 3 wickets.  This was to be matched by Rawlett.  A sudden death bowl took place, first team to hit the wicket, unfortunately Rawlett struck first.  Thank you to the rest of the team who traveled to Tamworth and supported the bowlers.  We hope for a better result next game.  
 
 
3rd Time Lucky??
 
Congratulations to our U16 football team who have reached the Sentinel Cup final after beating Painsley in an epic semi final encounter at Foley FC. After losing to Painsley in the County Cup Final on penalties only a few weeks ago, the game had even more feeling. Alleynes began the game well and scored within 5 minutes with a Dawson header. This rattled Painsley and a number of their players lost the plot. We couldn’t score the important 2nd goal though and went in at half time 1 nil up. At the start of the 2nd half Mitch Ball was through on goal having stripped the defence for pace and was then rugby tackled to the ground. Ball fell into the box but the first foul was adjudged to be outside the box. The defender received red card. This changed the game with Painsley refocused and starting to play football. They scored an equaliser and began to gain the upper hand. The game finished 1-1 but unlike the county cup there was now 10 mins of extra time each way.  Players began going down with cramp all over the place, our rotations helped us get back on top.  Archie McNair was then tripped in the box for a penalty.  Captain Frankie Bussell stepped up and dispatched the penalty to wild celebrations in the crowd.  Despite further drama, we held on for a dramatic 2-1 win.
 
The final is Monday 13th May at Port Vale FC 7pm kick off Admission £4 adults and £2 concessions.
 
GCSE PE Moderations
 
All GCSE PE students have completed their practical assessments. On Wednesday an external examiner was in to moderate Football, Netball, Rugby, Athletics and swimming.  The moderator complemented the students on their excellent, attitude, effort and skills and said that the students were a real credit to the school. Well done to all that took part.

French Intervention

 
French intervention next Friday 10th in room 10. Sorry not on Tuesday due to meeting.

 

 

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April 12th 2019

TAHS Weekly Newsletter.

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29/04/2019 School Reopens

 

 Headteacher blog:


On Thursday of this week I attended the Uttoxeter Learning Trust Annual General Meeting.

At the meeting we were provided with a summary of our work over the past 2 years which I have copied for you below. Converting to become an academy has been a very smooth process for us at Thomas Alleyne’s. In addition to building closer links with all the middle schools and first schools to improve transition, we have also been successful in achieving over £2.5 million to improve the quality of our buildings. The money was much needed but would have been unlikely to have been secured if we had remained with the Local Authority.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your support this year and wish you a very happy Easter.

ULT CEO Annual Report for AGM 11.4.19 Anne Tapp.

What have we achieved?

ULT Membership and Growth

ULT Schools

The Uttoxeter Learning Trust was established as a multi-academy trust (MAT) on 1st April 2017 with 3 founder schools: Picknalls First School, Windsor Park CE Middle School and Thomas Alleyne’s High School. 3 more Uttoxeter schools converted to academy status and joined the ULT on 1st January 2018: All Saints CE First School (Church Leigh), Hutchinson Memorial CE First School (Checkley) and Oldfields Hall Middle School. Ryecroft CE Middle School then came on board on the 1st April 2018. These are our 7 full member schools.

We now offer associate membership for a 12-month period prior to fully joining the ULT. The Richard Clarke First School, Abbotts Bromley have joined the ULT as an associate member. We are in very positive discussions with a number of other potential schools in and around Uttoxeter. We are a sponsored multi academy trust and therefore could be asked to support an underperforming school/s in the future.

New Free School Presumption Application

The three full member first school headteachers have been working hard on the application for a new 150 place first school land west of Uttoxeter. The local authority have established the need for this school with the new housing developments around Uttoxeter. The headteachers have taken advice from the New Schools Network and are on track for the closing date of the 12th April. Successful shortlisted schools will be interviewed in June with a prospective opening of September 2020 for a Reception class only and will then build each year by a year group at a time.

External Reviews

Ofsted Inspections

No ULT schools have received an OFSTED inspection since the last AGM. As schools may receive an inspection between their second and third year of converting our three founder schools could receive an inspection from 1st April onwards.

Current OFSTED grades for the ULT schools are:

Thomas Alleyne’s High School – good

Windsor Park Middle CE (C) School – good

Oldfields Hall Middle School – good

Ryecroft Middle CE (C) School – good

Picknalls First School – good

All Saints CE (C) First School – good

Hutchinson Memorial CE (A) First School – outstanding

Richard Clarke First School – good

School Categorisation Outcomes

Each year Staffordshire LA categorise a school based on key performance indicators available including trends over the last 3 years for all and disadvantaged pupils. Currently we have a majority of schools that achieved the highest categorisation. (This included Thomas Alleyne’s High School) We are working closely with our schools that showed some concern which are all showing strong progress in their key areas.

School Performance Summer 2018

We are very proud of all our ULT schools and the efforts they go to in order to support children in all areas of education. We are able to celebrate the strong personal development of individuals, our broad and balanced curriculum and the wider opportunities provided by all. We focus closely on school performance and our flight paths monitor the outcomes for all individuals and groups. We have some very strong areas to celebrate across the Trust such as KS1 and KS4 outcomes, but we acknowledge that in some areas we need to improve further and this work is underway. Progress in schools own action plans demonstrate the impact being made and any underperformance when compared nationally is monitored closely. All ULT schools aim to be in the top 20% when compared nationally.


External review of governance

All full member schools completed an external review of Governance during Autumn term 2018. Each school has received it’s individual reports and have completed action plans in order to address any areas for development. The outcome of the reviews were extremely positive. They showed that all our local Governing Boards have outstanding features and the action plans will further develop improvements. The reviewer stated that all Governing Boards were very professional and fully embraced the process.

External safeguarding review

Roz Randall (Education Lead for Families First) has completed an external review of safeguarding in 5 of our 7 schools. All schools completed an initial NSPCC questionnaire then had a one to one session with Roz. Schools completed an action plan as a result of the work and actions being completed.

External Health and Safety Audits

All ULT schools currently buy into a service level agreement with Entrust and get very effective support with health and safety. Schools are expected to aim for at least a level 3, which means they are establishing and managing health and safety. Level 4 indicates a school is performing well concerning health and safety and level 5 schools are continually improving.

School Improvement (Teaching School)

Thomas Alleyne’s was successful in being appointed as a Teaching School. All of the ULT schools, plus other partner schools, are part of the Teaching School Alliance headed by TAHS and are funded to broker and provide school improvement and training, including initial teacher training. The Teaching School has appointed key central staff and are working extremely hard to develop its offer to local schools and the wider community.


School Improvement (Uttoxeter Pyramid)

We continue to work closely with the pyramid of Uttoxeter schools, whether or not they are part of the ULT, especially on training and transition. Heads have formed triads which enable them to visit partner schools, learn from them and provide external critiques of work.

Capital Projects – CIF (Condition Improvement Funding) bids

Successful CIF bids for 18/19 included TAHS (£900K and £1.5M) and WPMS (£2.1M). Thomas Alleyne’s has received a second capital investment of £370,000.

Headteachers’ Professional Board

ULT Headteachers continue to meet every 3 weeks to discuss leadership, management and pedagogical issues. They make recommendations to the ULT Board relating to teaching and learning and finance. They have excellent working relationships and are proactive and dynamic in driving improvement. The CEO chairs these meetings and the Board Chair often attends.

School Representation Board

ULT Chairs of Governors meet half-termly, supported by the Heads. Currently, the chair of Windsor Park Middle School chairs the meetings and the CEO and Board Chair attend and update all present. The group tackles a number of key areas and ensure that all Chairs of Governors are up to date with key information. It is an opportunity to feedback updates from Trustee meetings, and as they meet a week prior to Trustee meetings, it is an opportunity for chairs of local governing boards to feed up to the Trustees.

DFE Review of the Uttoxeter Learning Trust

The Chair of the Board, Julie Rudge and myself attended a meeting in Coventry on 27th March. This was the first review we have received and the agenda included:

Welcome and Introductions

School Performance and Improvement

People and Leadership

Governance Arrangements

Strategic Vision

Future Ideas for Growth (if applicable)

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They asked many questions about our leadership, performance, finance, capacity etc and really tried to get to know us as a relatively new MAT. They seemed genuinely interested in our local issues.

It was a very positive meeting when concluded with the statement ‘The ULT are one of their stronger trusts.’ This was great to hear after everyone’s hard work and having been going only 2 years.

 

Assemblies

Our thought for the week for the first week back after Easter is:
 
 
“Positive mental health begins with me.”
 
Assemblies are being led by Heads of House and the NHS.
 
 
 
6th

 

Year 13 now have just five full weeks until their A Level examinations begin, they should ensure that they have revision timetable or schedule which allows them to utilise their time efficiently over the Easter holidays.  It is key that students do not spend the two weeks breaking working extra shifts.  This is a short-term situation with long-term benefits and should be treated as such.  We have sent work home to students on Insight and from lessons so that they have sufficient resources to revise over Easter.

 

6th Form Parking Update

Tesco have very kindly agreed to allow our 6th form students to park for free on their car park.  There are certain conditions.  Students should park near to the recycling bins and not anywhere near the store as this area is for customers only.  Students need to be respectful of the general public and not play loud music, not speed and must be polite at all times.  If these conditions are not adhered to, we risk losing this privilege.

Bradley House car park is still available even closer to school at a cost of only £1 per day which could be divided within car shares.  Permits are available from Mrs Walton in the 6th form office.

We would like to thank both Bradley House and Tesco for supporting us and showing their community spirit.

Volunteer Opportunity

Uttoxeter Gateway Club as looking for Sixth Form volunteers to help at the club. This club is a registered charity and they have been running for 25 years. They support adults with learning disabilities and meet every Tuesday evening between 6.30pm – 8.30pm in the Guild Hall in Balance Street. They are looking for some volunteers who could help out on a regular basis with activities, the tuck shop, fund raising etc. Full training will be given for which volunteers will receive a certificate. Ideal for student/s looking to going in to medicine or any other caring professions.

Anyone interested in helping or would like further information, please see Mrs Walton.

 

School Lottery

Have you signed up yet for the chance to win BIG money and support your school?

Well what are you waiting for?

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Play in A Day! 

Wednesday 10th April saw the first ever Drama department ‘Play in a Day’ project.
4 year 11 captains facilitated a cast of up to 20 students from years 9, 10 and 11 in a student lead drama project. This project asked year 11 captains to cast and direct Mary Wheeler’s play ‘Hard to Swallow’. A play based on the true story of a girl with anorexia.
On Thursday 11th, they showed the piece to an invited audience of 100 students.
The play was hard hitting in nature and inspiring in its commitment from students. Audience comments included “that was inspirational” and “I can’t believe they did that yesterday!” 
 
The Play in a Day project replaced the annual House drama competition, in order to allow students to participate in the performing arts and still commit to their academic studies.
 
I am so proud of them, and it constantly a pleasure to watch the talent we have in this school.
 
 
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Supporting Your Child During Exam Time (Young Minds)



As we start to move towards exam season, Young Minds have launched advice for parents about supporting their children.

Tips include:

  • Encourage your child to take revision breaks and find a balance between studying and doing things they find enjoyable and relaxing.

  • Make sure they are eating and drinking at regular intervals.

  • Reassure them – reinforce that you are and will be proud of them no matter what happens.

  • Remain positive and hopeful!

  • Let them know their feelings are valid and normal, but also offer support and solutions where possible.

  • Anxiety is often worst at night and this means it is useful to encourage good bedtime routine

You can find out more here: https://youngminds.org.uk/find-help/for-parents/parents-guide-to-support-a-z/parents-guide-to-support-exam-time/

 

Safeguarding advice for parents as your child takes examinations,
 
 

 

Year 9 Options

 
We have been unable to complete the options process for Easter, we have had to make some final changes to the options. We will be sending out letters notifying students of what subjects we can offer them in the first week back. Apologies for the delay and we appreciate your cooperation.
 

Geography Year 11 and Year 13

 
Revision for Year 11 will be taking place on Monday 15/04/19 in room 6A, 6B and 7 between 9 and 12am. During this time Miss Robinson, Mrs Goodwin and myself will be delivering 3 sessions that students can opt into in order to improve their exam knowledge and understanding. The 3 areas we will be focusing on;
 
1) Paper 1 with Miss Robinson
2) Paper 2 with Mrs Goodwin
3) Urban redevelopement and regeneration and Paper 3 with Mr Washbourne.
 
A drop in session for Year 13 will take place between 9 and 11am. This will be a 1-2-1 session for individual support on areas of development.

 

Well Done Aaron!

Congratulations to Aaron Gwynne who completed a swimathon in aid of Cancer Research. He successfully completed a 15k swimathon challenge (300 lengths over 3 sessions).

He also did his final 2 lengths in butterfly! Aaron so far has raised over £350, congratulations on an amazing achievement and a worthwhile cause.

Well done.

 

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Intervention Timetable

The latest timetable for interventions and revision in linked below. Make sure you make the most of the opportunities that are presented to you.

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The following is also on offer over the Easter holidays….

Easter Intervention

 

RS Examination 

The first RS exam in on Monday 13th May and to support revision further all students have been sent knowledge organisers on a page for each topic area.  These have been shared via Insight.  Please make use of these in short bursts of revision to top up you knowledge of key words and concepts. These will support all the other materials in your revision guide. Make you are ready!

 

 

ICT & Computer Science Exams

These exams, ICT and paper one CS are also on Monday 13th. All students have knowledge organisers for each topic area, numerous online resources shared via Insight, past papers and questions. Make sure you use these constructively over the Easter holiday to be properly prepared for your examinations.

 

 

 

French GCSE Intervention

 

Monday 15th April 10.00-12.00 in room 10. 

 

Science

 

This week’s Science Students of the Week selected by Mrs Pavey are:


Year 9


Charlie Hallam and Erin Hough for consistent hard work in lessons. For Charlie specifically for his contributions to questions in lessons.

Year 10


Ryan Kenny – for his consistent resilience shown in lessons and good work.
Martha Murray – for her consistent progress and determination to succeed.

Year 11


Maria Loaring – for her positive approach to revision
Danielle Ashmore – for her ‘growth mindset’ attitude towards Physics; you’re doing great – well done!

This week’s Animal Care Students of the Week selected by Mrs North are:

Year 10


Spencer Reeves and Chloe Yates for all their work on stock duties with the sheep and lambs this week. Spencer did a fantastic job when he lambed one of the sheep on Monday morning.


Year 11


Kenzie Paterson and Sasikan Jaenprakhon for all their hard work in course work, achieving well above their target grades.

Well done!

 

 

News from PE

U16 Football

Sentinel Cup Semi-Final Tuesday 30th April at Foley FC 6.30 ko v Painsley.
 
GCSE PE
 
Revision work will be posted on Insight each day over Easter. First exam is on May 15th.
 
U18 Rugby 7’s
 
Well done to our U18 Rugby team who reached the plate final of the Staffordshire rugby 7’s.
 
 

Art Exam Season

 
GCSE Art 10hours exam will take place on Wednesday 1st and Thursday 2nd May. A Level Art starts on Friday 3rd May and A Level photography starts Thursday 9th May, both 15 hours over 3 days.
 
We know that many students have been working really hard to devise interesting responses the exam boards theme. Make sure you are ready with any images printed off and equipment needed before they start. 
 
When the exam starts students must hand in all their prep work. 
Best wishes and good luck from the Art Staff. 

Elkes Achievement

 
 

Special mentions for Elkes students Sam Long and Lucy Shaw on their extra-curricular commitments (skating and race driving), showing us how best to balance work and life!

 

SEND Easter Fun

The SEND department had an Easter Party and egg hunt around the garden outside Keeling House.  All the students had a fantastic time and got handfuls of eggs to take home.  

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April 5th 2019

TAHS Weekly Newsletter.

Dates for your diary

 

12/04/2019 End of Term

13/04/2019 Ski Trip Departs

21/04/2019 Ski Trip Returns

29/04/2019 School Reopens

 

 Headteacher blog:

We are thrilled to receive the national award for performance at GCSE this week. Please see details below from the Specialist Schools Academies Trust.

Thomas Alleyne’s High School wins national award for performance Thomas Alleyne’s High School has been recognised nationally for its excellent results in 2018 based on data from the Department for Education and Ofsted, analysed by SSAT, the Schools, Students and Teachers network.

Thomas Alleyne’s High School was found to be among the best performing secondary schools in the country, receiving an award for being in the top 20% of schools nationally for progress. The SSAT Educational Outcomes database compares all state-funded schools in England and the highest performing schools for a range of key measures are awarded SSAT Educational Outcomes Awards.

Thomas Alleyne’s High School will be presented with their award during the summer term at a ceremony attended by winners from across the region. Sue Williamson, Chief Executive of SSAT said: “I am delighted that Thomas Alleyne’s High School has won an Educational Outcomes Awards. This recognises one important aspect of the school’s work but at SSAT we believe an outstanding school has deep social justice at the heart of its plan; it subjects that plan to constant challenge and innovation; and it liberates teachers to perform brilliantly in the classroom. SSAT is pleased to recognise the quality of leadership and the hard work of all staff to ensure the success of every child. A big thank you and well done to students, parents, staff and governors.”

Assemblies

Assemblies this coming week will be on the theme of celebration and will be led by heads of house.
 
 
6th

 

One full week let before the Easter break and I am very impressed with the work ethic of many of our Year 12 and 13 students. They certainly are rising to the challenge placed upon them by their teachers. Students are taking full advantage of the time teachers are giving outside of their lessons and after speaking to some this week they have stated how useful these small tutorial sessions are, so thank you to Mrs Fisher and Mrs Johnson, as well as other teachers, for offering this opportunity.


As you may be aware we are having a considerable amount of building work done on site, could I therefore politely remind all Year 12 and Year 13 student’s that they must not be parking their cars on school site, we need to space for the contractors and a safe space for their deliveries. The British Legion at Bradley Street have kindly offered their car park, at the rear of the building for £1 per day. This money can be given to Mrs Walton and she will provide a permit. Many students are using this facility and some are paying weekly.


School uniform still need to be addressed by some students. If clarification of what is acceptable is needed then please contact Mrs Walton for more information. Students have been informed on numerous occasions but we are still having to speak to individuals about the length and type of skirt worn. Please could the correct uniform be encouraged.


We have nearly completed all our Year 11 interviews for the Sixth Form and letters are being sent out to students. If you have any questions then please notify us as soon as possible.

Next week it is the turn of the Year 12 students to shine, we will giving out Senior Prefect nominations slips and these need to be completed and returned to their form tutor. It is important that when thinking about who will make a good Senior Prefect the following criteria is followed.


1. Have they worked hard for the school since being at TAHS?
2. Have they attended events throughout the year and supported the Sixth Form Team and the Senior Leadership Team within the school?
3. Are they proactive?
4. Can they work well as part of a team?
5. Are they willing to stand in front of others and talk when required?
6. Are they willing to attend after school functions to help promote the Sixth Form and TAHS at lower school events?


If the answer is yes to most of these then they have what it takes to be on the team!

As part of our ongoing commitment to our students Mrs Bell organised for another outside speaker to explain about the advantages of a gap year, this could be pre or post university/apprenticeship or job. This week it was the turn of Project Trust. They offer opportunities to 17 – 19 year olds working and exploring in places worldwide such as Africa, The Americas, Asia and Oceania. Interested students will need to do some fundraising but Project Trust are on hand with a huge amount of help. If you would like to find out more, please take a look at their website: https://projecttrust.org.uk/why-volunteer/.

Supporting Your Child During Exam Time (Young Minds)



As we start to move towards exam season, Young Minds have launched advice for parents about supporting their children.

Tips include:

  • Encourage your child to take revision breaks and find a balance between studying and doing things they find enjoyable and relaxing.

  • Make sure they are eating and drinking at regular intervals.

  • Reassure them – reinforce that you are and will be proud of them no matter what happens.

  • Remain positive and hopeful!

  • Let them know their feelings are valid and normal, but also offer support and solutions where possible.

  • Anxiety is often worst at night and this means it is useful to encourage good bedtime routine

You can find out more here: https://youngminds.org.uk/find-help/for-parents/parents-guide-to-support-a-z/parents-guide-to-support-exam-time/

 

Safeguarding advice for parents as your child takes examinations,
 
 

HAMILTON TRIP

Tuesday 2nd April

 

On Tuesday , at the early hour of 7.30 a.m, 44 students from Year 12 and Year 9 , accompanied by Mrs.Baldwin, Mr.Hulme, Mr.Hollins and Miss Dalby, left for London to see the spectacular, historical musical ‘Hamilton’.

The show took place at the Victoria Palace Theatre. The musical is based on the life story of a ‘Founding Father’ of the U.S.A, Alexander Hamilton, delivered through the mediums of song, hip-hop, rap and dance. It was youthful and energetic but it also taught us about American history.

After the show we were lucky enough to be involved in a cast question and answer session. They shared their inspirational stories from their performing arts schools and audition experiences, some of them long and gruelling. One of the cast had auditioned constantly for a year to get one of the lead roles! This made us realise just how dedicated to their art these actors are.

What we thought:

“Before I even got the opportunity to go and see Hamilton I was already a huge fan! I was extremely excited and the show was even more spectacular than I ever could have imagined! It inspired me to follow my dreams and aim high to achieve my goals. I laughed, I cried and sang throughout. All in all this was an amazing experience!” Lily Williams 9U2

“Overall my personal experience of watching Hamilton was one I will never forget! Before we went I had no idea what it was about, but afterwards I was highly amused with the outcome. Hamilton was educational but at the same time extremely funny, aimed at our age group. To conclude, this performance was incredible and empowering!”  Isla Mcfadzean 9U2.

 

Intervention Timetable

The latest timetable for interventions and revision in linked below. Make sure you make the most of the opportunities that are presented to you.

Interven TT March19

The following is also on offer over the Easter holidays….

Easter Intervention

 

New BBC Bitesize for GCSE

BBC Bitesize have updated all the revision materials for GCSE Religious Studies. 

They also have an app available too.
 
 
The per unit sections specific to our exam board for Computer Science can be found here, make sure you make use of these fantastic free resources:
 

https://www.bbc.com/bitesize/examspecs/zmtchbk

 

Year 11 and Year 13 Study Leave 2019

 
Year 11 will begin their study leave from the end of the school day on Friday 24th May 2019.
To support with revision, we welcome students to work on school site in the canteen. There will be required a signing in/out sheet.
 
Year 13 will continue to attend lessons until their final examination.
 
We wish all of our students the very best of luck in their examinations an remind everyone to speak to their teachers if any help or support is required with revision.
 
 
 
 

Well Done Year 11

Well done to all those who have done their GCSE French speaking exams this week. We have been impressed by your hard work and understanding. French intervention room 10 Monday 15th April 10.00 – 12.00.

History news

 
 

Students in Year 11 are currently creating amazing revision cards and revising for Anglo Saxon and American West exams, remember revision is available with Mrs Johnson or Mrs Young Tuesday – Friday.

Mrs Young’s Year 9 classes are currently focusing on World War Two, specifically factors linked to Britain at this time. An open ended project was given which gave students the opportunity to ‘think outside the box’. The projects that have been handed in so far are amazing and we can’t wait to see the rest next week.

 

 

Yess its Back…

 
Chocolate bingo…….
 
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Parent View

We would like to invite all parents and carers to complete a Parent View online questionnaire. Parent View allows you to feedback on your child’s experiences at Thomas Alleyne’s High School. The questionnaire has 12 questions and is used by the school to identify what we are doing well and what we need to work on. Parents and carers will need to register on the website in order to complete the questionnaire. If parents or carers have any queries or questions regarding the questionnaire, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

https://parentview.ofsted.gov.uk/

 

 

Year 11 Geography

The 2nd section of the Paper 2 GCSE Geography exam on 5th June focuses upon Economic Activity. This looks at how we can measure development, why it varies around the world and how we can reduce the development gap. Nigeria is the focuses for this as a case study and students will need to know the advantages and disadvantages of how a TNC can affect a country. Students will also need to understand that there is a North South divide in the UK and what is being done to address this. The attached knowledge organiser covers the key points. If you have any questions about the Geography exams, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

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Year 9 Options

We are close to completing the Year 9 Options process and hope to send letters out next week regarding the option subjects that we can offer Year 9 students. We would like to remind parents, carers and students that we have tried to match as many of the students preferences as possible but that we do not guarantee that every student will get their first four choices.

 

Science Week

 

This week’s Science Students of the Week selected by Mrs Hughes are:

Year 10

Jessica Banner and Abigail Wildman for excellent effort in chemistry lessons.

Year 11

Amy Latchford, George Mothershaw and James Seaman for excellent attitude to work in chemistry.

 

Well done!

 

 

 

News from PE

U16 East Staffs & South Staffs Rugby Championship
 
On Wednesday Thomas Alleynes year 11 boys rugby team travelled to Burton Rugby Club to take on South Derbyshires John Port and East Staffordshires Deferrers for the duel district championship.
 
The first match saw us play John Port. We couldnt have started any better and completely blew the opposition away 50 -0 in less than 20 minutes. Our team play was outstanding and tries were shared out between backs and forwards.
 
The second match saw us play against Deferrers immediately after the first game. Our biggest concern was complacency after the first game. Those fears were allayed as Alleynes spread the ball from side to side to score some scintillating tries to record another 50+ to nill win.
 
An incredible achievement!
 
Team – 
Gregor Hayes great forward play and a well taken try.
Will Bowyer exciting breaks and high level hooking.
Anton Davidson first try scorer, took kick offs well and solid in the tight play.
George Hill pace and power as well as skillful lineout ball
Edward Fradley fearsome in the tackle and his carries.
Ben Simon excellent captaincy playing out of position in the forwards.
Ben Seaman great workrate around the pitch.
Max Hunt express pace around the ruck including a great solo try.
Joel Grout class thoughout including some great kicks and passes to set up tries.
Lewie Thornton playing in his best position at inside centre carried the ball with a constant threat, strong fends and lovely width of pass.
Charlie Cope man of the match display in first game with brilliantly read intercept try, great centre play and support.
Owen Carrington attacked well from deep and chased kicks intelligently.
Alex Done took his catches well and was solid at the back.
Charlie Martin pace and confidence in second game saw the score board rattling round.
 
We have some video and once we work out the best way to share it with you we will!!
 
Watch this space!
 
 
 
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RE Presentations

Year 12 students have taken part in group presentations this week on ethical issues they have been studying as part of their course.  The quality of content and oracy have been high. 

Well done.

 

 

Our New Arrivals

We are currently in the midst of lambing and have 6 healthy lambs so far with more due over the weekend.  Students have been very hands on this year with one group actually witnessing a lamb being born during their lesson.  Other students come into school early to check on the ewes that are due to lamb and make sure the new born lambs are okay. It has provided a fantastic experience for our animal care students.
 
We have also had our first chicks hatch out with more due over the weekend. Exciting times.
 
 

 

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March 29th 2019

TAHS Weekly Newsletter.

Dates for your diary

 

12/04/2019 End of Term

13/04/2019 Ski Trip Departs

21/04/2019 Ski Trip Returns

29/04/2019 School Reopens

 

 Headteacher blog:

It has been excellent to see the high turn out of Year 11 students in after school revision sessions as they spend their final days in school with us. Over 40 students were present in Geography on Friday evening and the GCSEplus sessions have been well attended. Students continue to use GCSEpod to help them with their revision. We will be distributing packs of revision guidance to students next week to support them in the run up to their GCSEs. 
 
The Bronze Duke of Edinburgh participants continue with their preparations for their expeditions next weekend. We wish all students well for their practice expedition. 
 
This week we said goodbye to one of our longest serving members of staff, who has worked in the school canteen for over 23 years. Sue, thank you for the care you have shown us all over the years and all the best for your much deserved retirement.  

Assemblies

Next week Mrs Lindsay will be leading assemblies on the theme of Festivals.
 
 
Our thought for the week :
 
“love your family and friends. Spend time and serve one another. Make no room for regrets. Tomorrow is not promised and today is short” 
 
 
 
 

Supporting Your Child During Exam Time (Young Minds)



As we start to move towards exam season, Young Minds have launched advice for parents about supporting their children.

Tips include:

  • Encourage your child to take revision breaks and find a balance between studying and doing things they find enjoyable and relaxing.

  • Make sure they are eating and drinking at regular intervals.

  • Reassure them – reinforce that you are and will be proud of them no matter what happens.

  • Remain positive and hopeful!

  • Let them know their feelings are valid and normal, but also offer support and solutions where possible.

  • Anxiety is often worst at night and this means it is useful to encourage good bedtime routine

You can find out more here: https://youngminds.org.uk/find-help/for-parents/parents-guide-to-support-a-z/parents-guide-to-support-exam-time/

 

 

Congratulations

Congratulations to Anna Adams. Anna has been a Young Leader with Tean Valley Netball Club. She  has volunteered her time helping to coach at sessions for younger children and officiating in local school and County leagues and tournaments. 
A fantastic example of student leadership.

 

Intervention Timetable

The latest timetable for interventions and revision in linked below. Make sure you make the most of the opportunities that are presented to you.

Interven TT March19

The following is also on offer over the Easter holidays….

Easter Intervention

 

School Lottery

 
 
Win money and support the school – what could be better!!!
 
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Good Luck Year 11

French GCSE speaking exams in room 26 Monday 1st- Friday 5th April. Bonne Chance.

 

Yess its Back…

 
Chocolate bingo…….
 
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Science Week

 

Following on from the inspiring events throughout ‘British Science Week’, our Year 9 classes have been learning about geoscience and climate change during a geology presentation given by Mrs Gouldmith.


The students had the opportunity to handle a piece of a 4.6 billion year old meteorite, look at dinosaur bone and eggshell and hear accounts of the volcanic eruption of Vesuvius and the devastating effect on the towns of Pompeii and Herculaneum.

This week’s Science Students of the Week selected by Mrs Faizey are:

Year 9
Lucy Howson and Grace King for having an excellent attitude to work.

Year 10
Eleanor Webster and Dylan James for making a superb effort in every Chemistry lesson.

Year 11
Maddie Andrews, Eleanor Punchard, Katie Lawrence and Amy Podmore for excellent effort throughout the Chemistry course.

This week’s Animal Care students of the Week selected by Mr Gilson are:

Year 10
Lucy Sutton and Merrillees Rankin for continued effort and enthusiasm.
Year 11
Rachel Spence and Joe Porritt for great results in their recent BTEC Animal Care Exam.

Well done!

 

 

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News from PE

Girls Rugby
 
Thomas Alleyne’s enjoyed a great rugby fixture against Robert Sutton in the sunshine at Burton Rugby Club. The hard ground was not conducive to rugby but the girls wanted to continue playing full contact. The team were well organised with the experience of Holly and Jess organising positions and tactics on the pitch. TAHS made an excellent start scoring a try in the opening minute through Maddy. The tries continued to rain in but the match was still very competitive with Beth and Heather increasing the total. It was an ultimate team performance with strong defensive play from all team members. Thank you to Mark Tolley for organising
 
Team – Porrit, Jones, Chatfield, Banner, Poole, Yates, Beresford, Baldwin, Leech, Perry, Reilly 
 
 
 
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March 22nd 2019

TAHS Weekly Newsletter.

Dates for your diary

 

26/03/2019 Year 10 SEND Evening

12/04/2019 End of Term

 

 Headteacher blog:

This week, we have spoken to students about ensuring that they make the very most of their ‘Right to Education.’ During assemblies we reminded them of the importance of our school values and school rules. We would appreciate parental support in reminding them that we want them to be ‘Ready to Learn’ as soon as they arrive at school so that they are able to get the most from their day. Some students have been arriving at school without pens/pencils/rulers/glue sticks, which makes their day more difficult. If you can check their bags and top up any pencil cases that would be very helpful. Please do not hesitate to contact our Heads of Houses if you need support with this. 
 
We would also like to remind students that, if they do choose to bring mobile phones to school, these should be kept in bags during lessons. We have had students lose expensive headphones recently and would ask that, either they do not bring these into school, or if they choose to they to they are kept in their bag. Thank you for your support. 
 
Beyond lessons, it as been a busy week. It was my pleasure to see our Year 10 and 11 boys play in the football county final at Stafford FC. They showed real sportsmanship and mettle during and after the game and were a credit to the school. Max Hayes’ match report – is fantastic and little did we know that Mr Barrow was such a natural on camera!  
 
Click here to watch them in action https://1drv.ms/v/s!AvUS8Q2sq8QqaRhjAYdhsDHPnFw 
 
Hope you enjoy it! 
 
Max is entering the Football Blogging Award’s  this yearYou can vote by clicking the link here: https://bit.ly/2EJ5Hgd and scrolling down to the box where it says ‘Best Young Content Creator’ then type in the box ‘Matchday With Max’ . Please help Max bring another trophy home.

 

 

6th
 

 

With only three weeks left of this term I would like to share with you that most students in Year 13 are showing a very mature attitude towards their preparation for the upcoming summer exams. I as I moved around the school this week I have seen students working in the canteen, library and other vacant classrooms. They are working in groups, as individuals and even having small tutorials with teachers, it is nice to see this positive work environment helping them to achieve.
 
On a slightly negative note I would ask that both Year 12 and 13 female students take time this weekend to think about aspects of their uniform. We encourage all students to dress appropriately, this includes skirt lengths and also blouses and not jumpers. The Sixth Form team will be addressing all students next week about this issue, some of the skirts are simply too short, this does need to change. Students must wear the correct uniform to school; if the uniform does not meet previous discussed criteria then students will be asked to wear spare uniform.
 
On a positive note, we are impressed with the boy’s attire.

We had an ongoing understanding with B&Q that our Sixth Form students can park in their car park, sadly, this has ended and students must now not park there. They are installing an automatic number plate recognition camera in the ca park and our students run the risk of being fined by the company that owns the carpark. We have spoken to Bradley Street British Legion and they have stated that our students can park in their car for £1 a day; passes can be purchased from Mrs Walton and need to be displayed in the windscreen of the car.
 

As part of TAHS sixth form’s ongoing commitment to provide advice regarding future intentions, please follow these links for some useful information about student finance kindly given to us by Derby university.  If you have any further queries, please do not hesitate to contact the sixth form team.

 

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Assemblies

Next week Mr Washbounre will be leading assemblies on the theme of World Water Day.
 
 
Our thought for the week :
 
“the right to safe & clean drinking water and sanitation as a human right that is essential for the full enjoyment of life and all human rights” 
 
The United Nations
 
 
Assemblies until Easter are as follows:
 
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Year 10 Artists Workshops

 
In addition to our regular Art Club which supports our GCSE and A Level students, Mrs Cornell has gathered together some of our creative year 10 art students to develop their expertise in sketchbooks, drawing and experimental work. We look forward to seeing what they do over the next few weeks….

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Rotary Art Competition

Some examples of the fantastic work we are entering this year

 

 

Intervention Timetable

The latest timetable for interventions and revision in linked below. Make sure you make the most of the opportunities that are presented to you.

Interven TT March19

The following is also on offer over the Easter holidays….

Easter Intervention

 

School Lottery

 
 
Win money and support the school – what could be better!!!
 
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County Lines

 
 

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Reflections on visiting Auschwitz-Birkenau

 
Two Year 12 students Amy and Lily-Ella recently experienced a 24 hour visit to Auschwitz-Birkenau in Poland organised by the Holocaust Educational Trust.  Linked below are their reflections of their visit:

 

 

Yess its Back…

 
Chocolate bingo…….
 
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Science Week

 

This week’s Science Students of the Week selected by Mr Beech are:

Year 9

Emily Parker and Ben Ogden for excellent work in Biology and achieving excellent test scores.

Year 10

George Foster and Leon Bareham for excellent Biology test scores.

Year 11

Owen Blount and Sophie Brown for excellent Biology test scores.

 

Well done!

 

 

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News from PE

U16 County Cup Final
 
See ‘Match Day Max’s’ report here
 
 
 
 
 
 
U15 Rugby Sevens County Cup.
 
On Tuesday 10 Yr 10 boys played in a County cup competition at St Joesphs Catholic College. 
 
15 teams from across the county competed in a league tournament.  Alleynes were drawn against King Edwards of Lichfield, Walton, Clayton and Graham Balfour.  From their first game the team knew that they would be up against some tough opposition.  Losing the to King Edwards without scoring in the first match was a steep learning curve however as the matches progressed the team improved significantly, they became much better organised and took their chances to score tries. Despite improving they couldn’t quite master a win. As a team they pulled together throughout the afternoon with excellent performances from Harry Meredith Wood, Alfie Clowes and Harry Ashton.  Well done to the team and thank you to the parents who transported us to Trent Vale.

 
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Versatility Netball Tournament
 
A mix of Year 9 & 10 students combined to play in Miss Jones’ favourite netball tournament at Deferrers. Robert Sutton were our first opposition where the girls had to adapt to having different team mates and our first victory was chalked up. Deferrers A were next up, and they had a strong team, with TAHS unable to get into the attacking third and Deferrers winning the ball and scoring quite regularly they took an 8-2 victory. Alleyne’s were then back in the groove for the remaining fixtures to record convincing victories against John Taylor A & B and Deferers B.
 
Team – Dickens, Young, Robins, Adams, Hadgett, Hadgett & Bednall.
 
Thank you to Mrs Adams who assisted with transport and umpiring.
 
 
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Girls Cricket 

A great day was had at Fenton Manor on Tuesday with 8 of our students taking part in the Under 15 Lady Taverners Cricket Competition. We played 4 games throughout the day. The team was made up of Zoe Carr, Lib Carr, Maddy Egerton, Evie Robins, Holly Chatfield, Amelia Hadgett, Freya Hadgett and Eve Bednall. With special thanks to Lucy Carr for umpiring the games.  
 
The first game was against Painsley who had already played and was suitable warmed up. We were a little rusty but put up a good score of 71, Painsley then responded with a strong 88 to give us our first defeat. Woman of the match was Maddy Egerton for her bowling after playing cricket again for the first time in a long time.
 
The second game of the day gave us our first win, against Newcastle Under Lyme School. We batted first again and got our highest score of 90 and due to strong bowling and fielding we kept Newcastle to a total of 81. Woman of the match for this game was Holly Chatfield for her excellent batting.
 
Third game was against Alleyne’s, this time we fielded first and kept them to a total of 76. It then came down to our last ball to gain 3 runs to draw and 4 to win. Unfortunately we didn’t get the final runs, so finished on a total of 73. Woman of the match was Eve Bednall for great batting.
 
Our last game of the day was against the undefeated team of Paget. We batted first against some very strong bowling and got out to a total of 64. We then bowled fantastically and got all of Paget for only 40 runs. Woman of the match was Freya Hadgett for being the last woman standing when batting and keeping the game alive.
 
The standard of cricket seen at the competition was so high and it was amazing to see 13 schools playing so well. Our girls should be very proud of their conduct and performance. Well done ladies.  

 

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