September 13th 2019

TAHS Weekly Newsletter.

Headteacher blog

I have had many questions this week about the new building which is being constructed at the back of the school. The walls for the changing rooms and toilets are now fitted as is the glazing and roofing. We hope to open the building in November and at that point we will have 3 new classrooms, a gym, changing rooms and showers.  Students have been excellent around the site and we thank them for their consideration. 


I would also like to pass on my thanks to our school farm staff and the team of student volunteers who support them. They do an incredible job running our farm which, over the last few years, has become increasingly self-sufficient. This is only possible due to the support they have from the community. Agriculture is such an important employment route for many people in our area and I feel very fortunate to have such a unique resource on our school site. 

Assemblies: 16th of September

Mr Godwin will be leading assemblies this week on the theme of ‘ ‘Focussing on Success’

Thought(s) for the Week

“It’s not whether you get knocked down, it’s whether you get up.”  –Vince Lombardi

“We may encounter many defeats, but we must not be defeated.”  – Maya Angelou

Fresh Starts! We all need them and they give us all a level playing field. Motivate yourself to do better and to remember the strategies that worked well last year and bring them to your work this year. If your work was not as good as it could be then strive to improve.

This was the message that Mrs Catterall gave in her assembly to Year 12 and 13 this morning.  As teachers we always want our students to do their best and to challenge themselves to improve on previous work. This way of working will allow success to occur and for each student to take ownership of their own journey through our Sixth Form.

As we are a Sixth Form we do have policies around uniform, and for the most this policy is followed.  For those students who choose not to wear the correct uniform, as given out to them previously, we will be asking them to change it. This may mean you discussing the style and type of skirts that are being worn. They cannot be short, lycra skirts. They must be of a reasonable length, nearer the knee, and be suitable to wear to school. We have had some conversations this week and may need to have some more next week. Please help us by supporting our uniform policy.

There are many areas around the school that Year 12 and 13 can use, these are quiet spaces and allow students the opportunity to complete tasks set by teachers or wider work that the students have chosen to complete to add to their knowledge. As they have some many areas I would like to reinforce the statement made in assembly that Ross House is not an available area for Sixth Form students. Lessons and meetings take place in these rooms so they must always be empty and ready to use.

The Common Room is a great place to work and talk about subjects, there is a small kitchen area, while some in the Sixth Form seem to spend time at the end of the day tidying and washing up after other students this is not their responsibility. Please can all Year 12 and 13 students who use this space ensure that they leave it clean and tidy for others.

Last week Mrs Walton issued Code of Conduct forms.  These are lilac for Year 13 and yellow for Year 12.  A large percentage have been returned but we are still waiting on some. Could I ask that bags and blazer pockets are turned out so that these forms can be returned to us by the beginning of next week.

Year 13 students should be looking at Unifrog on a regular basis to look at updates on apprenticeships, university choices and how to improve their personal statement.  This is a great platform that we have bought in for all our students in the Sixth Form to use. If you would like to see how useful it is then please speak to your child and ask to go through it with them. Year 13 already have access to this and Year 12 will be getting in the next couple of weeks.

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Insight Parental Logins

Access emails are being sent to year 9 parents for whom we hold an email address and should be received by Wednesday of next week. Keep an eye on you junk / spam folders.

If after this time if you have not received or are having issues please email insight@tahs.org.uk. You will be asked a few security questions to confirm your identity before we activate your account. The same goes for any existing parents who do not have a login.

If you have simply forgotten your password please click the forgotten password link on thomasalleynes.org

Music

Please can all students who would like to start instrumental or vocal tuition, return their consent slips to Mrs Todd as soon as possible, thank you. Any students who wish to start lessons, please see Mrs Todd for a letter, it is not too late. A reminder that funding is available for PP students.
All music groups begin next week and all students are welcome, as are members of staff. All groups will take place in room 67 at lunchtime, from 1.30 until 2. Please feel free to bring your lunch for 1.20. All instruments can be stored in the music room before form time.
Monday  Orchestra

Wednesday Strings

Thursday Jazz

Friday CHOIR. 


I look forward to seeing you there. 

Mrs Todd

A heartfelt plea on behalf of the PTA

You will be aware that schools and education are under more financial pressure than ever before. The role of PTA has changed from raising money for treats and special occasions to buying essentials like text books, equipment and tools that are fundamental to your child’s education.

However, our PTA is now just a group of about 6 (some whose children have left TAHS) and struggling to survive. The school and children need your help. We know that you are busy and under pressure (we are too) so here are some key things that will make all the difference. Taking part, providing support & helping us survive will create a brighter future for every child in school.

Become a member of the PTA

We simply need more people to share the load and bring in new ideas and skills. We hold just 1 meeting per half term and the load is light (even lighter the more members we have). Sadly, we are not able to raise anywhere near enough funds to support the school as we would like, so your contribution would be fabulous. If you’d like to talk it through first, please call Emily (Vice Chair) on 07736414425. Otherwise join us on September 23rd from 7pm in the staffroom for a coffee & chat. Our meetings only take an hour.

Buy a School Lottery Ticket

This is a super quick and easy way to support the school. For just £1 per week, you can win cash and special prizes and this means regular income for school. Please find out more and buy online in 3 easy steps today. Join the Lottery Now Sponsor an event, raffle or project We know many of you own or work in local businesses and the support that school needs has moved beyond the occasional cake sale. Would you or your company like to sponsor the purchase of new equipment or perhaps simply make a donation to one of our successful raffles? Please contact Emily (Vice Chair) on 07736 414425.

Add EasyFundraising to your Browser

We have an EasyFundraising account that means school gets a small cut of all your online purchases. Simply add the EasyFundraising widget to your regular browser (Google Chrome, Safari or Firefox) and every Tesco food shop, holiday, clothes purchase or Christmas shop will help the school at no additional cost to you. Here is the link: Get the EasyFundraising Widget.

What Happens without this support?

Without additional support from our school community, the PTA will have to close. This means, after many years, the school will lose the additional funding it so badly needs right now. We will no longer be able to apply to local supermarkets for bag packing days, sponsorship or take part in their token based fundraising pots in store. In addition, we will not be able to supply the Science department with essential equipment, the Maths department with scientific calculators, the Humanity subjects with essential new text books or contribute to other departments like our very special farm enterprise, Art or Sport departments.

Please help the all the children at Thomas Alleyne’s get the school experience they deserve.

Thank you.

Drama

The school production this year is The Tempest by William Shakespeare. We are in particular, looking for actors and dancers from all year groups to audition. Cast and production team sign up will take place at Monday luncthime in the Ede Studio at 1.30pm (16/9/19) and auditions will follow next week.


Tuesday Lunchtime in Ede Studio at 1.30pm

Musical Theatre club.

This runs as a separate club to the production and actors, dancers and tech team are welcome to attend each week to learn short scenes and choreography.


Any questions, please see Mrs Mood

Sports News

Girls netball club – Wednesday 18th September Yr 9 & Yr 11

Netball tournament @ Cheadle Thursday 19th September

Science News

As in previous years we will be running our coveted Science Students of the Week Award.  Each week two students from Years 9, 10 and 11 will be nominated by their Science teachers in recognition of outstanding effort and positive attitude towards their Science studies.

During this academic year we will be running our new termly Science Quiz.  The quiz will be open to Years 9, 10, 11 and the 6th Form.  The theme for the quiz will be ‘Science in Society’; details will be posted around the Science Department next week.

All entries should be handed in to Mr Mitchell by the end of school on Friday 29th November 2019.  Rewards for the outstanding entries will be given out in December.

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

Year 10

Alfie Adams for excellent contributions in lessons.

Sam Archer for outstanding effort.

Year 11

Beth Reilly and Harry Meredith-Wood for excellent work and focus.

Year 12

Jason Lee and Neve Hall for making a strong start to the A level Biology course.

Year 13

Nick Jakes and Harriet Thompson-Smith for commitment to the course.

Well done!

As in previous years we will be running our coveted Science Students of the Week Award.  Each week two students from Years 9, 10 and 11 will be nominated by their Science teachers in recognition of outstanding effort and positive attitude towards their Science studies.

Visit to Arnhem

Last week Mrs Carder was lucky to be able to accompany a group of Royal Air Force Air Cadets to Arnhem to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of “Operation Market Garden”.  Every year the veterans from this operation return to Arnhem, where the people of the town along with many military personnel and thousands of others take part in a march in their honour.  The cadets from all over Staffordshire, joined other cadets from around the country and completed a challenging 20km march, saluting the veterans at the start and finish line.   Seeing these proud men, wearing their maroon berets, receiving salutes and respect from the 33,000 people completing the march was quite something.

“Operation Market Garden” aimed to liberate numerous Dutch cities and capture nine bridges creating a foothold over the Rhine.   10,000 men were parachuted into the area, they were lightly armed and aimed to hold the bridge at Arnhem, the last bridge in this operation.  The operation was a failure due to a lack of reliable intelligence and issues with ground forces being delayed.  1,400 troops were killed and over 6,000 were captured.  The story about what happened was made into the film “A Bridge Too Far”. 

Whilst we were in Arnhem we also visited the cemetery where many of the troops were laid to rest. We laid a wreath and observed a minutes silence before walking round to find the graves of men from the 2nd Batallion, South Staffordshire Regiment, many of whom were local to us in this area.  We learned about the bravery of Lance Sergeant John Baskeyfield who won the Victoria Cross for his actions in Arnhem where he was fatally wounded.  Baskeyfield was from Burslem in Stoke on Trent and died at just 21 years of age whilst holding off German tanks single handedly.  Baskeyfield has no known grave but he does have a statue in Festival Park in Stoke.

The trip also involved visits to the Hartenstein Hotel Museum which was the divisional headquarters for the troops during the battle and the  National Military Museum. 

Experiences like this cannot be offered to cadets without staff who are able to supervise and support them and sometimes finding staff who can give their time can be a challenge.  I would like to thank Mrs Rudge and Thomas Alleyne’s High School for allowing me to take the time off so that the cadets from across Staffordshire Wing could take part in such an important event. 

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September 6th 2019

TAHS Weekly Newsletter.

Headteacher blog

It has been wonderful to welcome Year 9 students into our school this week. They have made an excellent start to their time at Thomas Alleyne’s High School. 


As many of you are aware the GCSE and A level results were published over the Summer. I am delighted with the exceptional performance by students. For the 5th year in a row, students have made excellent progress. I would like to offer my sincere thanks to parents, governors and school staff for the support they gave to our young people. The results show that students at all levels have been able to make exceptional progress something so important in a school at the heart of its community. 

Below is an extract from the school press release:

Performance in Science and Maths was particularly strong with over 25% of students achieving an equivalent of an A/A* in Maths known in the new measures as a 7, 8 or 9 grade. History students also performed exceptionally well with 1 in 3 of students achieving 7, 8 or 9 grades. 

We offer a broad curriculum with some unique provision. 10% of grades in 21% of students who studied Animal Care on the school farm achieved the highest grade possible. A number plan to go on to work in veterinary science or in the Agricultural industry.

Within the headline figures lie some highly impressive individual student performances with 18 students achieving at least 8 grades at the equivalent of A/A*. (New grade 8s and 9s)

Across the entire UK, only 832 students achieved 7 subjects or more all at the coveted grade 9. This year at Thomas Alleyne’s 5 outstanding students exceeded this. 

With more than 7 grades at Grade 9 (equivalent to A**):

Shani Wright and Alice Radley achieved 8 GCSEs at grade 9 with one GCSE at grade 8. Shani also achieved the equivalent of a 9 in Further Maths. 

Shani said, ‘I am quite surprised but pleased the hard work paid off. I am just thankful to all the teachers who helped me get where I want to be.’ Shani will be studying Art, Maths and Biology at A level at Thomas Alleyne’s High School. 

Vicky Catterall and Grace Harvey achieved 7 GCSEs at Grade 9, and the equivalent of a 9 in Further Maths. Grace also attained 2 GCSEs at grade 8. Aaron Gwynne achieved 7 GCSEs at Grade 9, and the equivalent of a 9 in Further Maths. He also attained 1 GCSE at grade 8. 

With an average of Grade 8 (equivalent to A*): 

Charlie Martin achieved 5 GCSES at grade 9s and 3 GCSEs at grade 8 and Alicia Mountfield achieved 4 GCSEs at grade 9 and 4 GCSEs at grade 8.  

Euan Walsh achieved 4 grade 9s and 3 grade Maths with an A* in Further Maths. 

Ash Gray achieved 2 GCSEs at grade 9, 5 grade 8s and 1 Distinction*. Daniel Hensman achieved 2 GCSEs at grade 9 and 6 grades at grade 8. Matthew Payne achieved 1 grade 9, Further Maths at A* with distinction, 4 grade 8s, a Distinction* in Animal Care and 3 grade 7s.

Jenna Timmis achieved 2 GCSEs at grade 9, 1 Distinction* in Animal Care, 2 at grade 8 and 2 at grade 7 and 2 grade 6s. Emma Rose achieved 3 grade 9s, an A*, 2 grade 8s and 3 grade 7s and Emma Allen.

Other exceptional performances include:

Andrew Pye achieved 3 grade 9s, an A* with distinction in Further Maths, 3 grade 8s and 3 GCSES at grade 6. 

Emma Allen, Emma Kendrick, Natasha Painter and Alex Ford. William Bowyer, Samuel Broome, Harvey Mansfield, Eleanor Punchard all achieved 10 GCSEs at an average grade of 7 (the new A grade).

Jenna Timmis, George Mothershaw, Alice Jeffery, Lucy Greatrix, Abigail Dimelow, Shannon Davies, Morgan Perry, Mia Stevens, Amy Holgate, Mackenzie Paterson also made superb progress whilst at Thomas Alleyne’s achieving some excellent outcomes. 

Mike Prescott, Chair of the Governing body said, ‘On behalf of the governing body, I would to like to congratulate the students and staff on an excellent set of GCSE results; a reward for their hard work over the last two years.

‘It is so pleasing to see a school such as Thomas Alleyne’s, a school at the heart of the local community, providing such a rich and exciting curriculum and continuing to produce such high academic outcomes.’

Mrs Catterall Head of Student Well-being stated that it had been wonderful to celebrate these GCSE results with students today. She added that they are a credit to themselves, their families, and to Thomas Alleyne’s High School.

‘My congratulations to them all for their successes both in and outside the classroom.  Our year 11 students have contributed to many charity events throughout their school career, alongside taking part in initiatives such as the National Citizenship Programme and Duke of Edinburgh.  Well done!’

Assemblies: 9th of September

Mrs Catterall will be leading assemblies this week on the theme of ‘ ‘A Fresh Start?’

Thought(s) for the Week 

“Isn’t it nice to think that tomorrow is a new day with no mistakes in it yet?” 
― L.M. Montgomery

“Take the first step in faith. You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.” – Martin Luther King Jr.

This was Mrs Dodd’s message from our assembly this morning.

It has been a lovely start to the Autumn term; greeting all our new Year 12 BTEC and A Level students, and welcoming back our Year 13 students. 
Mrs Dodd also stated the following points in her address to both Year 12 and 13:

  • UCAS – Opened for applications YESTERDAY (Thursday 5th September) which means all those wanting to apply to university can now do so by sending their completed UCAS form.
  • Code of Conduct for Year 12 (Yellow) and Year 13 (Lilac) – these will be sent home with students so if you can ask to see them and then sign them within the next week that would help us tremendously.
  • Sixth Form Twitter – @tahssixthform – we share all our news on this platform and encourage parents/carers and students to follow us.
  • Discretionary Bursary Fund – Booklets now ready – please ask your child to see Mrs Walton for a booklet to apply for this wonderful resource.  One way in which it helps is to enable all students the same access to the curriculum.
  • It has become clear that some female students have purchased skirts which are not part of our school uniform policy for the Sixth Form.  This was discussed and all students are now aware that these skirts cannot be worn again. We need to ensure that all skirts are not stretchy lycra, cord or pleather. They must be of a length that is just above the knee and all students must be wearing their blazers. Coats cannot be worn instead of blazers.
  • Mr Robinson-White stated that all students who have started working on an EPQ project must attend a meeting at lunchtime in the art rooms to discuss their progress.
  • Lastly Mr Barrow has shared that he would like to start up a Year 13 rugby team and that all those interested should see him after school this Monday.

Have lovely weekend.

The Sixth Form Team

ICT Success

Congratulations to Amelia & Dan who have completed the Bronze award in the Duke of York supported Idea Award. They are now working towards their silver award.

Very well done.

Our Community Exemplified.

Huge thanks to all the Elkes, Orme, Torrance, Whitmore and sixth form students who have gone out of their way this week to help our new year 9s get their bearings and welcomed to our school community.

There are too many to mention, but their efforts are hugely appreciated by our new intake and all of our staff.

Year 9 Welcome Service

Students will be getting a copy of the letter & parents/carers are welcome to join us on the 19th at 10.15am if they wish for our annual Year 9 Welcome Service in St Mary’s Church.

Music Department Notices


Please see me as soon as possible for a consent letter if your child wishes to have instrumental or vocal lessons in school. Lessons will begin next week. Timetables will be displayed on the notice board in room 67.


All music groups will begin week commencing 16th September. Rehearsals will take place at lunchtime from 1.30 until 2. This term will be in preparation for the Christmas concert on Thursday 5th December.All pupils are welcome to join the following groups;

Monday. Orchestra 

Wednesday. Strings 

Thursday. Jazz Group 

Friday. Choir 


Staff are welcome at all of the above groups. I look forward to seeing you there. 

School Lockers

As in previous years we will be running our coveted Science Students of the Week Award.  Each week two students from Years 9, 10 and 11 will be nominated by their Science teachers in recognition of outstanding effort and positive attitude towards their Science studies.

We will also be running our fortnightly BTEC Animal Care Students of the Week Award for our Year 10 and 11 Animal Care students.

Science Revision Guides

Year 9, Year 10 and Year 11 Science students are strongly encouraged to purchase the appropriate Revision Guides, which will help with their studies throughout the course.

Students studying the three separate science courses require three GCSE AQA Complete Revision and Practice Guides: Biology, Chemistry and Physics.

Students studying the Combined Science course require one Revision Guide, Foundation Level: GCSE Combined Science for AQA.

Revision Guides are available to purchase from the School Online Shop, please click on the link:

https://www.parentpay.com/ParentPayShop/Uniform/Default.aspx?shopid=307

Richard Clarke First School

Lunchtime Supervisor

We are looking to employ a Lunchtime Supervisor to join our team, hours to be negotiated. The successful applicant will be required to help in the dining room over the lunchtime period, playground duties and returning pupils to class as well as other duties deemed necessary.

Applicants will uphold and work to the whole school behaviour policy and ensure the safety of all pupils at lunchtimes.

Applicants must be able to relate well to children and be sympathetic to their needs.

Richard Clarke is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The post is subject to an enhanced DBS Disclosure check along with relevant employment checks.

If you are interested in this position please approach the school office on 01283 840206

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July 12th 2019

TAHS Weekly Newsletter.

Headteacher blog

Thank you to parents for your support this year. We very much appreciate the cards and gifts you have sent in for the staff team and hope that you feel that your children have had a successful year.


We brought the year to a close with our Prize Giving Celebration.  Over 50,000 credits have been awarded this year, over 3200 hours of community service provided and national awards have been achieved. The final winning house this year is Whitmore winning by just one point at the end! Congratulations to all students who participated in one of our house events. 


This week, we also held our Year 12 graduation, music concert and platinum plus award winners ice-skating trip. We completed our pre-opening of the swimming pool. Seeing students in the pool made all the hard work worthwhile for everyone involved. 


I wanted to take this opportunity to thank all staff for providing these opportunities for students.


Over the next six weeks we have the opportunity to work on the school site to improve the environment for students and staff. The roof will be replaced over the Theatre, Maths and Science rooms, the new build continues and the floor, which was damaged by our recent flood, will be replaced. If students are on site please remind them they need to take care around the building sites. 


I hope that students from Year 8 enjoy their Summer school and look forward to seeing Year 11 and Year 13 when they collect their GCSE and A level results. We will be open at 7.00am on the  15th August for A level and BTEC results and at 9.00am on 22nd August for GCSE and level 2 BTEC awards. Once students receive their results they will be invited to sign up for our sixth form.


GCSEpod is available for all students during the holiday so that they can prepare for next year.


I hope you have a wonderful Summer, it has been a privilege to work with your children this year.

Well Done Joel

The end of this academic year has arrived and we have had a successful year.  Seeing the Year 12 students embrace the challenges of BTEC and A Level is inspiring.  I know that some students will feel that the upcoming 6 weeks holiday is a time to completely relax and forget about work but we have been reinforcing positive habits this week.  We recommend that all students spend some time revising and preparing for tests and exams that will be given upon their return in September.  Spend some time completing wider reading tasks and researching the Year 13 content.  Please check Insight to see what work has been set so that all students have a positive start to Year 13.

Thank you to all parents and carers for your continued support.

Celebration Assemblies

This morning Whitmore were crowned house champions by just one point. See below pictures of winning captain and Head of House.

For further pictures please see our Facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/thomasalleyneshighschool/

BBC Sport Media Day

On Wednesday our year 12 BTEC sport students went to Burton Albion FC to take part in the BBC Sport media day. The day involved working with BBC news journalists to produce a sports news video. They took on the roles of presenter, interviewer, researcher, cameraman, producer, director and editor. The day was a great success with our students being praised for their professionalism and even getting an interview with BAFC chairman.

Uniform & Behaviour

Please see the documents below for reminders of our polices on uniform and behaviour to ensure we all have a fantastic last week and a great start to the new term in September.

News from PE

Rounders Vs John Taylor Year 10

For the final game of the season TAHS travelled to John Taylor. The girls learnt from the games the previous week and held their wicket longer, not allowing the opposition any extra time to bat. Unfortunately with the cautious approach there were not enough rounders scored. TAHS trailed 7and a aahalf to 2 at the interval.

In the second innings, the rounders flowed with some big hitting from Eve, Frankie, Scarlett, Holly and Alice, which made the game more entertaining. John Taylor were also free scoring in their second innings and went on to take victory. A great game with lots of gigglesSquad – Boothby, Tooth, Bednall, Chatfield, Porritt, Hardisty, Sutton, Simister

Swimming Success

Harriet Bebbington has qualified to compete in the 200m breaststroke at the British Nationals Championships in Glasgow.She is currently ranked 16th in the country in the under 15 category and swam the race in a time of 2.43.22 minutes.We can support Harriet on the 24th July at Toll Cross as it is being streamed on the British Swimming website.Harriet will also be competing in the English Nationals at Pondsforge on the 3rd of August.Good luck and we cannot wait to see you swimming in the Thomas Alleyne’s pool in year 11.

Sports Day 2019

See a full report from Max here and the results below – the culmination of a fantastic day.

https://1drv.ms/v/s!AvUS8Q2sq8Qqa54AEUDEZ-wyT5w?e=0RqAg8

Sports Coaching

Thanks to Andy Griffin and NULC for providing coaching in football and netball to our Gifted and Talented Year 10 PE students this week.

Summer Water Safety

As we aproach the summer break and hopfuly some good weather it is pertinent that we share the attached with you all re water safety.

It may be tempting to jump in a local lake or river to cool off, but did you know that drowning is the third highest preventable death in the UK.

News from our Farm

On Saturday 13th July 8 Year 10 students took part in Uttoxeter sheep fair, competing in young handlers and a stock judging class.  As part of this we had to prepare the sheep by halter training them so we were able to lead them in the ring and also wash them so that they caught the judges eye. We were very successful with Saffron winning in young handlers and Zack winning in the stock judging class.  A big congratulations to everyone who took part with all prizes being won by students from Thomas Alleyne’s.

Ellie Roobottoom.

Canteen Funds

As we approach the end of the school year please could we politely remind you to ensure that your child has enough funds in their Thomas Alleyne’s school meals account to pay for their lunch and snacks when they return in September. 


It can be embarrassing and upsetting for both the students and the catering staff when insufficient funds are available to pay for meals.
Parents can check their child’s balances through their ParentPay account.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding this please don’t hesitate to contact the finance office and we will be happy to help.

Safeguarding Advice

Safeguarding advice for young people and their families as we approach the summer break.


Sexting & on-line safety


https://www.childline.org.uk/info-advice/bullying-abuse-safety/online-mobile-safety/sexting/
Mental health Issues


https://youngminds.org.uk/find-help/your-guide-to-support/need-to-talk/

Uniform Shop

For full details for the ‘pop up’ shop available over the summer holidays please see the link below:

School Lockers

Should you wish your child to hire a school locker for the new academic year please use the following link,  www.ilsschools.co.uk . 

On-line safety advice for students and families

*The NSPCC are currently working closely together with O2 to provide the most up to date and effective advice.

*O2 have a helpline which parents can call to ask advice on all aspects of parental controls on devices. (The number can be found on the attached link)

*A parent can go into any O2 store and ask them to help them to set parental controls on their child’s device and they will gladly do this for free.

*Primary schools can ask for an O2 advisor to come into school to complete a workshop with parents where they can bring their devices into school and ensure that the parental controls have ben applied. O2 will do this for all types of devices not just phones including ipads and gaming machines such as playstations and Xboxes.

Please see the link below for further information.

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July 12th 2019

TAHS Weekly Newsletter.

Headteacher blog: What a week!

It has been a wonderful week culminating in our House Music competition which was an impressive display of teamwork and talent. Only yesterday, students took part in the House Sports day, the results of which will be announced in our final assemblies of the year. Next week, we have our celebration breakfasts,   house chess competition and the school music concert to look forward to. Thank you to all staff who have led these events offering students the opportunities to participate. 


Thank you also to all parents who joined us for our prize giving evening, the coaching for success introduction and sixth form finance talk this week.


At our prize giving evening, we had the pleasure of seeing over 80 students being recognised for commitment or excellence. I would like to give a particular mention to Leanne. She shared with us her Rotary National Young Writer Award prize-winning story. Many were brought to tears by the beauty of her story. Also congratulations to Eve who has been selected to play netball for Loughborough Lightning the number one Vitality Netball Superleague side in the East Midlands.


Finally, my personal thanks to Mark Goodwin our guest speaker at prize giving. His message to our students to ‘be teachable’ and to everyone in the audience to ‘hug with both arms’ brought our term to a fantastic conclusion.

 

 

Monday and Tuesday this week, we spent 10 hours sharing information to help students make the correct choices for their post-18 journey. We had outside speakers to talk to the Year 12 students about finances and budgeting. All students were registered on UCAS and personal statements should have been updated.  It is clear from the positive turn on Tuesday evening that you were also interested about their post-18 journey and keen to ask many questions to us when the two presentations from Mrs Dodd and Mr Fuller were completed.  If you were unable to attend or did not manage to make notes then we have attached the presentation for you to look through.  One of the sessions that was introduced this year was ‘Wellbeing’ led by Mrs Blair. I was unable to attend but from the discussions that I heard amongst the staff and students, it was successful. Some photographs are attached that link to the Lions talk on issues surround World Sight Week and Lion International Foundation.

On Tuesday, it is our Year Graduation ceremony.  You should all have received a letter about this. I have written about it in the last two weeks of Round Up so I hope it does not come as a surprise.  This process will allow students that have applied themselves robustly to their studies and shown commitment to the school to be celebrated.  Those that have not graduated or who are graduating with a condition must realise that this is an opportunity for them to think about what did not work this year and to seek support from school and home to remedy these areas of weakness. If you have any questions surrounding the graduation process then please contact the Sixth Form Team.  sixthform@tahs.org.uk

House Music Competition – Torrance Triumph

The House Music Competition was a huge success for the students of Thomas Alleyne’s and the students should be so proud of their achievements. It was a closely fought competition and one of the closest I have been involved in for 10 years. Each House had notable performances and the quality of the acts was outstanding.

In 4th place: Whitmore, 3rd: Elkes, 2nd: Orme, 1st: Torrance

There was a moving performance of ‘This is Me’ from The Greatest Showman for Orme’s finale and Willow Gregory brought the house down with her EDM performance on the launch pad. Torrance just pipped them to the post with their more diverse programme and a greater representation of more musical genres but it was such a close finish. Huge congratulations to Max Houghton and Robert Fuller for leading their house to victory. 


If you wish to see the highlights of the House Competition, they will be performed at the Summer Concert at 7pm on Wednesday 17th July. Tickets are available on the door, £2.50 concessions and £5 full price. There will be a special guest appearance by a local celebrity band and it is not to be missed.


Please can I thank all the students that took part both on and off stage, the pupils that supported the acts by being in the audience and to all the staff that supported the event

Uniform & Behaviour

Please see the documents below for reminders of our polices on uniform and behaviour to ensure we all have a fantastic last week and a great start to the new term in September.

Summer Revision for Yr 12 BTEC students

BTEC Health and Social Care students have been trying their hand at producing knowledge organisers for revision over the summer holidays. Their Anatomy & Physiology external exam in January has a lot of content and we are aiming to produce one of these after every section so that students can put them up at home. The use of colour and pictures and also the challenge of having to summarise a whole topic on one page is proving to be a really good revision tool.

News from PE

Sports Day 2019, results to be revealed next Friday.

Congratulations Eve

Eve Bednall has been selected to play for Loughborough Lightning Acadmey. The trials involved a series of games were Eve played the position of Wing Defence, where over 150 girls were present. This is a fantastic achievement, where Eve will enjoy the competitive nature of the academy and the expert level of coaching. Well done!

Rounders

Year 10

There were some scintillating rounders game played this week, both with very high standards of fielding. At half time in the Robert Sutton match the game was evenly poised with TAHS trailing by half a rounder. The second half we batted a lot smarter protecting our position in the batting line up rather than chasing points and ending up out.

The game was won by Alleyne’s 16 – 11.

Player of match – Eve


De Ferrers visited on Wednesday, again a very even game. De Ferrers were slightly stronger in the field and gained time in both innings and this proved crucial as they ended up winning by one rounder.

Player of match – Frankie


Squad – Simister, Grocott, Bothby, Tooth, Hadgett, Hadgett, Bednall, Sutton, Chatfield, Barber

Year 9

A double win for this team, starting on Tuesday against Robert Sutton. Carr led the way with a player of the match performance, scoring a rounder off every ball bowled and fielding fantastically.

The team won 16-1/2 – 10.

County Cricket Plate Final

Congratulations to Yr9/Yr10 boys who made it to the County final on Thursday at Penkridge CC.  After beating Petersfield on Tuesday evening the year 9 and 10 took on Madeley High in the final of the county cup.  Madeley won the toss and elected to bat.  There opening batsman got off to a good start in the first 2 over however in his second and third over Whitehead took the wickets of the 2 opening batsman. 

Madeley were put under pressure from Jon Ball with an excellent spell of 2 wickets for 10 runs in four overs, unfortunately Alleyne’s were not as economical from the opposite end and Madeley were able to mass a total of 109 off 20 overs.  The opening pair of Alcock and Watt looked well set against some inaccurate bowling by Madeley’s opening pair unfortunately runs were difficult to come by, with Alcock becoming frustrated and losing his wicket.in the third over, this was quickly followed by Ball falling for  nought.

In the middle overs wickets started to fall along with the rain, which bought about a stop start period of play.  With the outfield wet and batsman off and on Alleyne’s failed to gain any momentum.  Watt tried to lead the charge as the asking rate crept up to 8 an over only being caught for 26.  With further rain disruptions Alleyne’s struggled to gain any momentum and fell short of victory by 9 runs!

Safeguarding Advice

Safeguarding advice for young people and their families as we approach the summer break.


Sexting & on-line safety


https://www.childline.org.uk/info-advice/bullying-abuse-safety/online-mobile-safety/sexting/
Mental health Issues


https://youngminds.org.uk/find-help/your-guide-to-support/need-to-talk/

Uniform Shop

For full details for the ‘pop up’ shop available over the summer holidays please see the link below:

Science News of the Week

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

Year 10

  • Eve Rigby
  • Felicity Burgess
  • Kyle Elcock

All students were selected for consistently working hard in Science lessons.

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

Year 10

  • Abigail Wildman
  • Ellie Roobottom
  • Spencer Reeves
  • Chloe Yates
  • Zack Hedgecombe

 All students were selected for excellent support to the School Farm throughout the year.

Well done!

School Lockers

Should you wish your child to hire a school locker for the new academic year please use the following link,  www.ilsschools.co.uk . 

 

History

This week, four Y9 students have represented the school in The National Memorial Arboretum’s Youth Festival of Remembrance. The Year 9 History Leaders visited Oldfields Hall Middle School on Monday to deliver a lesson on aspects of World War Two to a group of Year 7 history students and then on Wednesday students from both schools attended the event at the Arboretum. Students were involved in a range of activities – including constructing model Mulberries (floating harbours for the D-Day landings). The day finished with students taking part in a formal Act of Remembrance with other participating schools.

House Chess Competition

Wimbledon Finals weekend, Cricket World Cup Final – well they have nothing on the much anticipated House Chess competition.

Once again Mr Askey will be running the competition so enter please come to room 47 during registration Monday 15th July.

Art Success

Fantastic news for one of our Talented A Level Art and Photography Y13 students Livia Robinson; her work has been SOLD at the Mall Galleries in London thanks to the fantastic support of the Arts Society. The local Lichfield and Needwood Arts Society put forward her work as part of the Star Students scheme to highlight young talent. Although hundreds of entries were submitted only 21 made it to the exhibitions at the Royal Overseas League and the Mall Galleries in London. We look forward to hearing what Livia does in her future art career too. Well Done Livia! 

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On-line safety advice for students and families

*The NSPCC are currently working closely together with O2 to provide the most up to date and effective advice.

*O2 have a helpline which parents can call to ask advice on all aspects of parental controls on devices. (The number can be found on the attached link)

*A parent can go into any O2 store and ask them to help them to set parental controls on their child’s device and they will gladly do this for free.

*Primary schools can ask for an O2 advisor to come into school to complete a workshop with parents where they can bring their devices into school and ensure that the parental controls have ben applied. O2 will do this for all types of devices not just phones including ipads and gaming machines such as playstations and Xboxes.

Please see the link below for further information.

Links

School Website

School Shop

 

Why choose McCracken Opticians? 

Because your eyesight is precious….Because not all eye tests are the same….

  • When you choose to have your eyes cared for with McCrackens, you can look forward to a friendly, professional eyecare experience.
  • Come and browse our beautiful frames, many of which you will not find in high street chains. Among the brands we carry are Rayban, Oakley, Emporio Armani, Ralph Lauren Polo, Radley, Superdry, Furla, Police, Carolina Herrera, Reykjavik Eyes, Stepper..and countless more. Our frames are spread across two floors. With all the time and space to try on to your heart’s content in our elegant surroundings. 
  • Our qualified, experienced Dispensing Opticians have expertise in dispensing a wide array of lenses with prices to suit any pocket. From budget to top of the range, freeform varifocals with the latest coatings or photochromic options, we can decide what is best for you and have it expertly fitted. Your spectacles require skilled dispensing, therefore we ensure that dispensing of all our lenses and frames is always overseen by qualified staff.
  • Eye examinations for children, over 60’s and certain other categories are free under the NHS, with many of our spectacles free for children too.
  • Wheelchair friendly, all of our services can be accessed downstairs.

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July 5th 2019

TAHS Weekly Newsletter.

Headteacher blog:

It was fantastic to meet Year 8 students on their induction days this week. They fitted quickly into our school, adapting to our expectations and showing that they have the potential to achieve well when they join us in Year 9. The Jenga towers they built in Design Technology lessons were a particular highlight! Thank you to all the student leaders who supported us on the day. We cannot believe how quickly Year 9 has passed. A particular thank you to our Year 9 speakers who shared their experiences with our new Year 8 students. We hope they have a wonderful last two weeks in their middle schools.


It has clearly struck many students in Year 10 on the return of their mock examination results, how soon they will be sitting their Year 11 GCSEs. They have already streamed over 16,000 podcasts as a year group from GCSEpod. The summer holiday is a fantastic time to take a break, spend time with family and friends, and take part in activities not possible in term time. Balancing this with a programme of revision will serve Year 10 students well. Mrs Johnson has offered support to any students who feel nervous about preparing a plan. 


As you may have seen, the new build is well underway. We are thrilled that it will be complete for October when we will be able to open the new changing rooms, toilets, classrooms and gym. 

Last night,  a group of young people (not from Thomas Alleyne’s High School)  trespassed on the school’s construction site. The police consequently attended the site. Please remind your sons and daughters that anyone who gains access is putting themselves and their friends at risk as well as committing a criminal act. If any current students access the building site, they will be excluded.


I would very much appreciate parental support in re-iterating this to your sons and daughters –  particularly over the Summer holidays. Building sites can be notoriously dangerous for young people. In addition, any damage caused will mean there is less money to spend on the equipment we provide in the gym. 

Finally, the Multi Academy Trust have held interviews this week for our new Chief Executive Officer. We will be able to share the outcome of these interviews with you next week and I am excited to introduce our new CEO to you. 

 

Last week in Round Up I shared our vision for Year 12 Graduation. Today Mrs Dodd reiterated that in her assembly.  She spoke clearly about being the best version of yourself that you can be. Strive to better, do better and be a positive influence for others. 

On Monday, form tutors will be giving out mock results and these will be the basis for the Year 12 Graduation, which will be held in school on Tuesday 16Th July.  The process of graduation may seem worrying but if they have worked all year, have had a positive attitude towards their subjects and are on or as close to their target grades as possible then their achievements need to be celebrated.  For those that have not shown the same level of commitment to their learning, or been able to follow school policies successfully, then we will be putting a programme of study together to enable them to succeed in Year 13. 

Each subject will be providing students with bridging work which must be completed over the 6 weeks break.  Letters are being sent home that will explain this process in more detail.  Once this has been received if you feel like you need further clarification then please contact the Sixth Form Team.

Date for diary:


Year 12 Future Intentions Parents Information Evening  – Post 18 Options Wednesday 10th July 6.30pm in school theatre. Letters will be sent out next week 

Year 8 Transition Days

Pastoral Team thanks go to all the year 9, 10, 11 and 12 students who gave such invaluable assistance to all of our Year 8 visitors and their families on our transition evening and transition days this week. They supported our new students through their time with us, and will have helped to make our year 8 students feel confident and prepared for their next move. Every one of our helpers was outstanding, and we’re hugely proud of them all.

News from PE

Sports Day will take place on Thursday 11th July.See Timetable attached.
Team lists will be confirmed on Tuesday.

County Cup Cricket Semi-Final


On Tue 9th July we host Perryfields in the U15 County Cup cricket semi-final 1.45 start.

U15 County Cup Cricket


Congratulations to our boys team who beat OSSMA  by 30 runs. Top scorer was Charlie Allcock with 22, top performer with the ball Jamie Richardson with 5 wickets. Game changer Archie Cooper who removed their county batsman.

School Games – Trampoline

Our largest team travelled to Keele University to compete in the County Finals for trampoline.Selina, Leanne and Tia participated in the beginners category and held off nerves in their first ever competition to complete routines.Two teams were entered for the intermediate competition, Chloe, Evie, Eliya, Alicia, Evie S and Frankie all performing the routine strong. The A team finished 4th and the B team 6th out of 10 schools. Evie N’s score from the two routines saw her finish second individually and on the medal podium.Zoe, Megan and Jodie also won the silver medals in the team event for the elite category successfully completing a very difficult routine.

National Sports Week

I was really impressed by how many students embraced the week during curriculum and extra curricular time. Students took part in 2 of the following activities during lessons:


Danish Long ballFootball rounder’svolleyballTennis volleyballUltimate Frisbee


After school we had a mix of activities to maximise participation including:
Girls world cup footballRounder’sCricketRock climbing Self DefenceTennis
Due to the success of the week, the PE department are looking forward to running National Sports week in 2020!

Science News of the Week

This week our Year 12 Biology students visited Formby Beach, situated on Merseyside, as part of their A Level Biology course.  The dramatic sand dunes provided the ideal opportunity to study the plants growing along the coastline.

The students investigated the growing conditions of marram grass found along the dunes. The grass is a pioneer plant with an extensive rhizome root system, which ultimately enables other plant species to colonise the harsh environmental conditions.  The marram grass also stabilises the sand dunes helping to prevent coastal erosion. 

The students also visited the adjacent pine forest; studying the effect of light intensity on lichen distribution and abundance.  The students concluded that the most favourable growing conditions were on the north facing tree trunks away from direct sunlight.

The students were graced by the presence of a red squirrel; the first one many students had seen in the wild! 

After spending a glorious summer’s day by the seaside, the students are now back in the lab analysing their data and presenting their findings!

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

Year 9

Tess Shelley – for her consistent effort in Physics.

Nathan Shipley – for his consistent effort in Physics.

Year 10

Sam Johnson – for always being ready to learn, having everything he needs and for achieving his target grade in his Mock.

Martha Murray – for always getting involved in activities and doing her best – consistently showing a positive attitude to her learning.

Well done!

House Music 2019

Meeting in room 67 at 1.20pm on Monday 8th July for pupils who wish to participate in the House Music Competition (Friday 12th July) and the Summer Music Concert (Wednesday 17th July). Pupils MUST be at the meeting in order to take part in the events. All pupils from across the school are invited to take part and do not have to study GCSE or A Level music in order to be involved. I would love to see Year 11 and Year 13 pupils as this may be your last opportunity to take part in a music event. I look forward to seeing you all at the meeting on MONDAY 8th July. Many thanks, Mrs Todd. 

Mock Exam Results.


Year 10 and 12 students will receive their mock exam results on Monday morning in an envelope from form tutors.


Results will be available on Insight from Monday.

YEAR 12 LITERATURE VISIT: DRAGONS WORKSHOP AT ST.MARY’S C of E (A) FIRST SCHOOL

On Friday the 28th of June Mrs Baldwin accompanied 7 Year 12 English Literature students to St Mary’s C of E First School to tell the story of the Bamburgh Dragon. These students were Daniel Campion, Rob Bradley, Nicole Rankin, Erin Bedford, Chris Kitson, Patrick North and Euan Marshall. We were all tasked with dressing up as a character from the play, including a dragon and a toad!

As the year 3 children walked into the room we were shown how much they loved the story as they were all dressed in the best fancy dress costumes. To start the morning off the children were asked to act like various fantasy characters and walk around the classroom. We awarded prizes for the best costumes.

They were then split into small groups to work on their part of the play with a sixth former. They all threw themselves into the challenge and gave it all they had, which was reflected in the performances and how much they enjoyed the story.

Once we had completed the storytelling the students were tasked with colouring in and naming their own dragon, with students taking inspiration from sixth formers for names and colour schemes for their dragons. To finish off the session they were asked what they enjoyed most about the morning, with one student proclaiming the performance was amazing and another really enjoying the lollipops given out by the sixth formers and Mrs Baldwin.  

Daniel Campion

Excellent Experience Day for BTEC students.


On Monday, 16 year 12 BTEC Health & Social Care students had the exciting opportunity to visit Staffordshire University’s Centre of Clinical Excellence.  The day centred around practical challenges in Paramedic Science, Nursing, Midwifery and Operating Department Practice (OPD).  Students saved lives by opening airways, checked the heartrate of an unborn baby and prepared for surgery by learning how to scrub up! 


Aaliyah said,  ‘I had only really thought about Midwifery, however, listening to the other talks and how passionate they were, it made me open my eyes and look further into Child Nursing and OPD.’


Tilly commented, ‘We got taught how to prepare for going into theatre.  We were all provided with surgical gowns and gloves, then got the chance to put them on without contaminating ourselves.  I found this helpful and fun; staff and students from the university were extremely kind and encouraging. I am now considering OPD as a future career.’


Megan said, ‘The day has made me want to become a paramedic because of what I can achieve.  For example, being able to save people or help people who have a mental health problem and be able to adapt.’


Becky reflected, ‘I found the nursing talk really interesting, learning how to give someone CPR was informative and fun to do.’


Amberleigh enthused, ‘I found the Midwifery course session the best.  The room was very interesting with lots of models including a talking, moving, pregnant woman model.  We held model babies, felt a model pregnant abdomen and listened to a baby’s heartbeat.  I am excited for a career in Midwifery.’

National Healthcare Weekend – external provider.

Doctors, dentists and vets will provide invaluable insight and network to our students.

Day 1: Making it Into Medicine, Dentistry or Veterinary
An introduction into your future career. Network with current students and professionals, whilst gaining an in-depth understanding of topics including CV building, work experience and choosing the right university for you.

Day 2: Medical Masterclass
A full day of lectures covering the medical application process including personal statements, interview techniques, UCAT, BMAT and medical ethics led by our team of doctors and medical students.

Dates: London 6th – 7th July
           Cardiff 13th – 14th July 
           Birmingham 20th – 21st July

Registration starts at £25. Students from low-income backgrounds can apply to attend for free. Please click on this link for the flyer: https://medicmentor.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/NHW-Summer-2019.pdf

Students can register and find out more information here: https://medicmentor.co.uk/national-healthcare-weekend/

On-line safety advice for students and families

*The NSPCC are currently working closely together with O2 to provide the most up to date and effective advice.

*O2 have a helpline which parents can call to ask advice on all aspects of parental controls on devices. (The number can be found on the attached link)

*A parent can go into any O2 store and ask them to help them to set parental controls on their child’s device and they will gladly do this for free.

*Primary schools can ask for an O2 advisor to come into school to complete a workshop with parents where they can bring their devices into school and ensure that the parental controls have ben applied. O2 will do this for all types of devices not just phones including ipads and gaming machines such as playstations and Xboxes.

Please see the link below for further information.

Links

School Website

School Shop

 

Why choose McCracken Opticians? 

Because your eyesight is precious….Because not all eye tests are the same….

  • When you choose to have your eyes cared for with McCrackens, you can look forward to a friendly, professional eyecare experience.
  • Come and browse our beautiful frames, many of which you will not find in high street chains. Among the brands we carry are Rayban, Oakley, Emporio Armani, Ralph Lauren Polo, Radley, Superdry, Furla, Police, Carolina Herrera, Reykjavik Eyes, Stepper..and countless more. Our frames are spread across two floors. With all the time and space to try on to your heart’s content in our elegant surroundings. 
  • Our qualified, experienced Dispensing Opticians have expertise in dispensing a wide array of lenses with prices to suit any pocket. From budget to top of the range, freeform varifocals with the latest coatings or photochromic options, we can decide what is best for you and have it expertly fitted. Your spectacles require skilled dispensing, therefore we ensure that dispensing of all our lenses and frames is always overseen by qualified staff.
  • Eye examinations for children, over 60’s and certain other categories are free under the NHS, with many of our spectacles free for children too.
  • Wheelchair friendly, all of our services can be accessed downstairs.

Give your local independent Optometry practice a try and see what you’ve been missing!

June 28th 2019

TAHS Weekly Newsletter.

Headteacher blog:

This week, we had the pleasure of over 100 first school children spending the morning with us. They joined us to spend the day taking part in French lessons. These were taught by our Year 9 students. The feedback was that the Year 9 students were a credit to our school. There were lots of smiling faces at the end of the day, as the younger students headed home. Thank you to the French department, particularly Mrs Clemett, for organising the day and to all student leaders who looked after our visitors from the first schools.

Last week, the Art department’s exhibition took my breath away. Some of their work will be on show when we hold our Junior Prize Giving event so that everyone has the chance to appreciate it.

As end of term approaches, we have a number of celebration events when we will be celebrating excellence. Year 12 will be invited to their graduation and Years 9 and 10 to celebration breakfasts. It has been lovely to see Year 11 students back in school completing their bridging sessions before they take a very long, well-earned break!

What an amazing day it was at the UCAS convention at the NEC. Rows and rows of universities all pitching for the attention of our students. A whole section for the apprenticeships and the armed forces represented by the Navy and RAF. It is clear from the conversations we heard on the coaches on the way back that the convention had been a success. So many students were able to ask questions about entrance grades, course specifics and to get contact details from their preferred universities. The apprenticeships were equally proactive providing apprenticeship information for specific companies and explaining the different types of schemes available.
On the back of his we have scheduled our Future Intentions intensive workshops at school week commencing 8th July where all students will register with UCAS, where Unifrog and personal statements will be revisited. All Year 12 will be on a collapsed timetable for these few days and will be working with the Sixth Form Team and external providers to continue to enrich and enthuse their Post-18 journey.


Over the next two weeks we will be assessing Year 12 and their academic performance using the results from their recent mocks, teachers class assessments, attendance and attitude. Students were explained this in assembly on Friday morning. This may seem worrying to them but if it is clear that they have worked all year, have had a good attitude towards their subjects and are on or as near to their target grades as possible then we feel that these students need to be celebrated. For those that have not shown the same level of commitment to their learning at TAHS then we will be putting a programme of study together to enable them to succeed in Year 13. For those that this applies to it is an expectation that poor working habits are replaced with positive and focused outcomes towards improving on Year 12 performance. We will be sharing further information on this over the next week.

Date for diary:


Year 12 Future Intentions Parents Information Evening  – Post 18 Options Wednesday 10th July 6.30pm in school theatre. Letters will be sent out next week 

Year 12 Geography Field Work

Wednesday to Friday evening saw 21 year 12 students, accompanied by Mrs Goodwin, Miss Robinson and Mr Cartwright descend on the YHA in Liverpool to conduct essential field study work.

Wednesday saw us explore the city, visit the landmarks including the Cavern Club and the world famous water front enabling the students to start their research into regeneration, tourism to name but two topics.

Thursday dawned bright and sunny and physical Geography was the order of the day with sand dune transects taking place at the glorious Formby Beach.

Friday was the day to finalise any research around various city locations including Anfield, Toxteth, Liverpool One and the regenerated Albert Dock. All students now have considerable live data sets to enable them to complete their A Level coursework.

A final meal and then it was back in Uttoxeter for 9.30pm – a great and productive few days.

News from PE

U15 County Cup Cricket


Congratulations to our boys team who beat OSSMA  by 30 runs. Top scorer was Charlie Allcock with 22, top performer with the ball Jamie Richardson with 5 wickets. Game changer Archie Cooper who removed their county batsman.


Science News of the Week

This week in Science, our Year 11 students had the opportunity to sample activities in a range of A Level and BTEC Science subjects during the Sixth Form Subject Taster Sessions.


The Biology Department looked into the effect of substrate concentration on enzyme activity using hydrogen peroxide and the enzyme catalase in potato extract.


The Chemistry Department introduced students to the art of mole calculations.


The Physics Department used diffraction gratings to determine the wavelength of laser light.


The BTEC Applied Science taster entailed investigating diffusion rates using different concentrations of hydrochloric acid and pink alkali agar cylinders infused with phenolphthalein indicator.


For the first time we are running the BTEC course in Forensic Science. Students extracted some impressive strands of DNA from ‘blood’ samples – actually strawberry extract, but quite convincing!

We look forward to seeing the students in the Science Department in September.

This week’s Science Students the Week selected by Mrs Faizey are:
Year 9
Joshua Gascoigne, Elizabeth Shaw and Lucy Harbour for always making an excellent effort with a positive attitude.
Jessie Johnson for excellent attitude and progress in Chemistry.
Year 10
Katie Simister, Brad Cantrill and Sam Johnson for excellent progress in Chemistry.

Well done!

For a selection of photos from the session please see this link:

Languages Festival

Thank you to all the Y9 students who presented at the Languages festival. Their preparation and skills was praised by both teachers and children from Richard Clarke, St Mary’s, Picknalls and All Saints Church Leigh. They presented activities on fruit, favourite foods, coloring in a boulangerie picture and lots of mini white board and running and repeating games. Thank you to everyone involved.

Year 12 Drama in London

On Wednesday Mrs Wheildon and the current year 12 Drama Students travelled to London to see the West End Musical Everybody’s Talking About Jamie. This trip is part of their course where they have to see alive performance to review in their written exam in year 13.

After a walk down Tottenham Court Road and a quick burger we attended the Apollo Theatre on Shaftsbury Avenue. The show is an inspiring story about a boy, Jamie, who aspires to be a drag queen. The story shows the highs and lows of his life in a small minded northern town. The performance was modern, funny and eye opening as to what goes on in peoples lives. There was such a great message , delivered in a fantastically relatable way. A great way for the theatre to challenge such issues.

Links

School Website

School Shop

June 20th 2019

TAHS Weekly Newsletter.

Headteacher blog:

I would just like to personally thank parents and students who joined us for the year 11 celebration day . It was wonderful to see everyone together enjoying their final day. 

On Tuesday the Year 12 students will be heading off to the NEC for the day. While we are there the students will have the opportunity to see apprenticeship providers as well as universities. There is also a seminar or two for students to listen to.

Well Done Adam

Well done to Year 13 student Adam Burrows who on Wednesday evening attended a District Scout meeting and was presented with his Queens Scout Award. This is the highest award you can get in scouting. The District Commissioner said Adam was the first person to get this award in the district for many years. Adam will now attend a ceremony and parade at Windsor Castle in April next year. Huge congratulations to Adam on this achievement.

News from PE

Year Nine Cricket Team.

No the weather has improved the year nine cricket team were able to get their season underway. On Thursday Alleyne’s played De Ferrers in the first league game of the season. In a sixteen over game Alleyne’s batted first. After a flurry of quick wickets by the De Ferrers bowlers in was left to McGarry and Alcock to steady the ship. Both batsmen played well scoring 12 and 20., they steered the team to a respectable 73 runs. The De Ferrers batsman strugled against the accurate bowling of Cooper and Forrester and lost quick wickets in four overs with a score of 20. The opening bowlers were further supported by D. Forrester and McGarry and the batsmen found it diffult to score runs. Eventually Alleyne’s bowled all their overs and only conceded 34 runs. A very good display by all the team well done. Next game is Tuesday against Stanley Matthews, away at Longton Cricket Club.

County and Regional Athletics

Several students from Thomas Alleynes braved the windy and torrential rain conditions at Northwood stadium at the County Athletics Championships. Louisa Page was 3rd in the junior girls shot with a distance of 7.24m. Charlotte Ward completed the 200m in a season best time of 31.3secs.


Harry Merdith Wood was 7th in the 1500m in a time of 5:12minutes, Callum Stockbridge cleared the High Jump at 1.45m and jumped a distance of 9.67m in the triple jump. Josh Rogers threw the javelin 24.22m.

Two competitors from TAHS managed to qualify for the Mason Trophy which is held at the Alexander Stadium by finishing in second place in their events. George Foster finished 2nd in both the 100m and 200m, with times of 11.7 and 23.6 seconds respectively. At the Mason Trophy George finished 4 in the region for his events and he will hopefully qualify for the English Schools event.


Ellie Alcock also saw personal bests in her event discus, finishing 2nd at Northwood with a distance of 24.67m and 25.09m at the Mason Trophy.
Congratulations to all of the competitors

Girls Cricket


The county cricket finals saw TAHS, soundly beaten by Blythe Bridge in the semi finals. Zoe was able to take one wicket, but Blythe Bridge were scoring a run a ball with quick running between the wickets and taking advantage of some sloppy fielding on occasion. Eve, Liberty, Zoe and Holly did a good job trying to match the batting of Blythe bridge but their bowling was very accurate.


Things vastly improved for the second game against Paget with Maddy taking a couple of wickets from her over, the Hadgett twins fielded well, with Freya putting her body on the line to try and stop a boundary. Amelia and Neve also bowled consistently.

Squad – Hadgett, Bednall, Chatfield, Hadgett, Carr, Peaty, Egerton, Carr

House Rounders

Orme were victorious in this house event by keeping a 100% record.
1st Orme
2nd Elkes
3rd Whitmore
4th Torrance
Rounders club is on next Tuesday – please attend as we have fixtures against Paget and William Allit next week

Science News of the Week

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

Year 9

Zoe Hunter and Polly Jones for continuous effort in Biology lessons

Year 10

George Foster and Zack Hedgcombe for consistent hard work in Biology.

Well done!

Well Done Y11 Maths Students

Well done to the ten year 11 students that were still revising last weekend for their final further maths exam on Monday. Your commitment and dedication was fantastic. I am proud of you all and can’t wait to see your results in August.Best wishes for the future. Mrs Payne 

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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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