January 18th 2019

Dates for your diary

 
 
21/1/19 7pm in the staff room PTA meeting
31/1/19 Year 12 Parents evening
7/2/19 Careers & Preferences Evening
14/2/19 Year 9 Parents Evening
15/2/19 School breaks up for half term
 
 
 

 Headteacher blog:



In Year 9 form tutor period this week the following film was shown: 
 
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If you have not seen it before we felt you may find it interesting to discuss with your son or daughter as they begin the process of making choices regarding the options they select for next year. 
 
This week we held out trial GCSE results day. We know that  all students understand that the way in which they organise themselves for these final 14 weeks, before their first examinations, will effect the choices ahead of them in the future. There were some very impressive results;  alongside this there were also some results which showed that students are not yet in the best habits for revision. We appreciate any support you can give them in finding a quiet place at home to study and in blocking off some of their time for revision each day. If you as parents need any support please contact your child’s Head of House. 
 
Year 9 students applied themselves well to their external examinations.10 % of students streamed over 50 podcasts and  20% of our students streamed over 25 podcasts in preparation for their examinations. 
 
We have a small minority of students who have not set their usernames or streamed any podcasts. If you are able, please ask your son or daughter to show you their GCSEpod account and how many streams they have made. If they have not started as yet, we advise they stream at least 3 a day to help them with their studies. 

 

 

6th

 

UCAS Update

We have had 94 UCAS applications this academic year. Of those 94 students, 77 have heard from one or more of their chosen university choices. Students have been offered unconditional and conditional places, which then leaves them with the choice of which university to choose. I am aware that there have been some rejections and we are supporting them through this. If you, as a parent, would like to discuss this process then please contact at Sixthform@tahs.org.uk

 

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Uniform 

 
A reminder to all students,  parents and carers.
 
 Hooded sweatshirts are not part of the uniform at Thomas Alleyne’s High School. We encourage all students to wear a v necked blue or black school sweatshirt over their shirts, especially now that the weather has turned cold. 
 
We encourage them to also bring outdoor coats, and gloves. If they do bring hooded sweatshirts to school and wear these beneath or over their blazers these will be removed from them to be collected by parents as they are not part of the school uniform. We appreciate parents support with ensuring these sweatshirts, which are not part of our uniform are not brought to school. 

 

 

Bad Weather Procedures

 

As the forecast is getting, how shall we say, a bit fresher!!! We thought it prudent to remind you of the bad weather procedures in place. Please see the full procedure in place under this link:

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ART UPDATE’s

GCSE ART
 
All our Art GCSE students have now submitted their coursework portfolios  worth 60% of their overall grade. Now the talented students are just deciding which of the themes to work with on the Externally Set Assignment (known as the ‘exam unit’) worth 40% of their overall grade. We look forward to hearing about and seeing all their ideas develop over the next 15 weeks. 
 
The Art department staff are happy to discuss your ideas before you get started and will support you at lunchtimes or Art Club after school. Just check with teacher they are available to supervise. remember to look at the art dept Pinterest boards (great free App) and create your own ideas boards. Check out boards that have related titles- eg “graphic style” contains text based works and could help the ‘messages’ theme, “plants” could help the ‘natural forms’ theme etc.
 
 
GCSE ART 10HOUR EXAM DAYS: Thurs 2nd and Fri 3rd May
 
 
Year 12
 
Year 12 Artists & Photographers will be thinking about their ‘personal investigations’ and have impressed staff with their gathering of sources of inspiration or discussions with staff. Some of the themes include : “water”, “hybrid animals”, “catching dreams” and “nature”. 
These will be carefully considered and developed over the next year watch this space…
 
 
Y13 Artists & Photographers
 
In contrast to the year 12’s who are just starting, year 13 have spent over a year crafting their Personal Investigation projects (worth 60%)with a huge range of ideas, themes and interests being explored from “CCTV and surveillance” to “psychedelic fairytales” and “music & sound waves” to “speed &Sport”.  Developing skills and techniques to hone their chosen Art, Craft & design or Photography pathways. We are pleased to see some of our students also recently gain offers from several leading universities and Art Colleges ranging from Marine Photography to Graphic Design and Illustration. Just the motivation to keep going! 
 
Y13 Art Mock: Mon21st, Tues 22nd, Wed 23rd Jan.
Y13 Photo Mock: Fri 25th. Mon 28th, Tues 29th Jan.
Y13 Art A level Coursework Deadline including essay: Fri 1st Feb 3:05pm
Y13 Photography A level Coursework Deadline including essay: Fri 8th Feb 3:05pm
 
 
SAVE THE DATE:
 
The much anticipated annual Art& Photography Exhibition: Thursday 20th June 5:30-7:30pm

 

Book Club

We are pleased to announce that we will be starting a book club. The first meeting will be held on Monday 4th February at lunchtime in the library. The theme will be ‘your favourite book’, so feel free to bring along a copy of your favourite book! The book club is open to students from all years.

 

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Science

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

Year 9

Dylan McNair for his contributions to the chemistry lessons this week

Cole Moody for his progress in physics

Year 10

Callum Stockbridge for achievement in physics

Freya Bettaney for her consistent positive attitude in physics and willingness to try

Year 11

Libby Fry and Aaron Gwynne for their achievements in the physics mock exam

Well done!

 

 

 
parentview

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

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

 

Year 9 Future Intentions

Year 9 students have reached the point in the year where they will be asked to decide which subjects they would like to study in Years 10 and 11 for their GCSE’s. The Year 9 options process will begin a series of information events designed to inform parents and students of what we offer.  The first parent event will be the Future Intentions Evening on Thursday 7th February from 6pm till 8pm. This evening will involve a presentation in the theatre on the option subjects available to students and how the options process works. The evening also includes the Future Intentions Fair that will have over 40 employers and representatives from universities and colleges. This is open to students in all years but will allow Yr9 students and parents to discuss the option subjects with Heads of Departments. In the run up to this event we would encourage parents and carers to start talking to your child about their future and what their aspirations are.

 

Year 11 Geography

With just 17 weeks until the first GCSE Geography exam, we would like to take the opportunity of reminding parents of where you and your child can access information about the Geography exams and what makes a good geography answer! If you have any questions about the Geography exams, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

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January 11th 2019

Dates for your diary

 
 
21/1/19 7pm in the staff room PTA meeting
31/1/19 Year 12 Parents evening
7/2/19 Careers & Preferences Evening
14/2/19 Year 9 Parents Evening
15/2/19 School breaks up for half term
 
 
 

 Headteacher blog:



This week, I held a Year 9 assembly to support students in their preparation for their examinations next week. Following the assembly, students asked that I share some additional resources with them that they can use this weekend in their preparations for English examination. I have copied the message for students below for you. 
 
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Please ensure you use GCSEpod to prepare for your core examinations.
 
 
We strongly urge you to prepare the section under ‘English Language (Full course)’ ‘Reading Fiction and Creative Writing’. There are about 20 podcasts for you to revise. Remember to make notes, mind maps or revision cards, as you listen.
 
 
In addition to this, you may wish to use the following links to prepare for your English Language Examinations from youtube. There is clear guidance for you on how to approach question 1,2,3 and question 4. 
 
Don’t expect to find this easy, but you can pause the podcast to re-play it to help you understand the sections you find more difficult. 
 
How long you spend on your revision is up to you but everyone is expected to complete a minimum of 3 hours. Many of you will do much more. 
 
 
 
 
 
If your sons and daughters are in Year 10 or 11 and have not watched these videos already, we urge them to do so as they are an excellent way to prepare for Paper 1 of their English Language examination. Our thanks to Mr Salles for sharing his resources. 
 
We are now in the countdown to launching GCSE+ for Year 11 students. I am excited that this year I will be teaching on this course and look forward to meeting my group of students. The aim of the programme is to provide additional support, in small groups, in a subject which students may be finding challenging. 
 
Finally, I would like to mention a drama lesson I joined today. The students were studying a text called Blood Brothers. The arts are hugely important in our school and this lesson demonstrated all the benefits of studying this particular subject. Students engaged in public speaking, working as a team, and developing innovative and creative ideas. 
 

 

 

6th

 

When we look at the start of the New Year we look towards a fresh start, or to build on previous successes and to work toward achieving our goals, within the Sixth Form we have sought out opportunities for our students so that we can provide new and exciting opportunities. It is important to us that all students are given a chance to enrich their learning, to allow themselves to exceed expectations and to push themselves and try new things. With that mind, please be aware of the following opportunities that we have for our students.

 All of this will be posted on the Opportunities board (6th from entrance), will be emailed to form tutors and will be sent out via INSIGHT.

  1. Oxford and Cambridge Taster Conference:

Trip to FREE Oxford and Cambridge Conference on the 18th of March (a small amount to cover travel costs will be required, those that are awarded the DBS the travel costs will be taken from this).

Additional info: These full-day conferences are available to students from all UK schools and colleges currently in Year 12 studying for A Levels or BTECS . The conferences include:

Course information sessions with taster lectures delivered by current Oxford and Cambridge teaching staff

Up-to-date information on applying to Oxford and Cambridge (including Student Life)

Student finance and graduate prospects

Information for teachers and HE advisers

Admissions Tutors and other staff from both universities will be on hand to answer questions and there will be the opportunity to talk informally to current undergraduates.  

The conference is purely for information gathering and to make an informed decision – there is no obligation to apply. There are 15 places available.

 

  1. Sutton Trust Summer school:

Sutton Trust Summer schools offer students a week-long residential at one of their thirteen partner Universities which include: Bristol. Cambridge, Durham, Edinburgh, Imperial College London, Kings College London, Nottingham, Glasgow, Cardiff, Royal Veterinary College, St Andrews, UCL and Warwick. There are over 40 subjects on offer.

Students apply for a course they would like to study, and through academic taster classes, guidance sessions and social activities, the programme provides an insight into the realities of university life.

 All costs including travel, accommodation, food and activities are covered by the Trust and our partners which means it is completely free of charge for students to attend. 

  1. Bremen Summer Camp 2019:

Free two-week residential for 16 and 17-year olds,

14 – 28 July 2019 (Time off school will be authorised – one week of Summer holiday).  This experience gives young people aged 16 and 17 the opportunity to be part of an historic project that has taken place in Staffordshire for almost 60 years.  Participants from Staffordshire and Germany spend two weeks together learning new things, making friends and of course, having fun!

During this free, two-week project whilst staying in the heart of Cannock Chase, you will be able to enjoy an exciting programme which includes things like:

 Social activities like bowling, trampolining and outdoor adventures.

Visit to Coventry Cathedral & free time in Coventry.

Activities with local veterans and civic dignitaries.

 Tending to the German War Graves and learning about some of the people buried in the cemetery on Cannock Chase.

Visit to National Memorial Arboretum.

 Civic events including a high-profile wreath laying ceremony.

Planning and hosting a celebration evening at the end of the two weeks.

  1. We have a work experience opportunity for anyone who is interested in pursuing a career in Architecture.
  2. Lastly we have a journalism opportunity to write a monthly column for a local magazine. 

Please discuss these opportunities with your child and encourage them to make the most of these opportunities.

On Monday 14th January all students will need to have their new swipe cards with them so that they can access a new gate that has been installed on site. All students have been issued with these cards and have signed for them. It is important that this card is kept safe and instructions on correct usage have been provided.

Next week Year 13 students will be receiving their mock results, while we hope that successes are celebrated we would like to offer this opportunity to inform our Year 13 students that if they have achieved the grade they required then we encourage them to seek further support and guidance on how to improve and learn from errors made. 

 

Thanks to the Staff

Before Christmas the staff held their annual hamper raffle raising money for the Arch refuge in Stoke. Further to our donation we have received the following letter:

 

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Safety Advice

 

Safety advice for children as it gets colder. We want to inform them to stay away from frozen rivers, lakes and ponds.

The weather is getting colder so Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service wanted to make your students aware of the dangers of frozen water. Iced over water has dangerously low temperatures which would be a real shock to the system and means that people can very quickly get into difficulty.

Our advice is as follows:

Make sure children understand how dangerous it is to play on ice. Tell them to stay away from frozen rivers, lakes and ponds.

Don’t wander too near to the edge, icy or wet conditions could cause you to slip and fall in

Don’t be tempted to test the thickness of the ice; it’s easy to slip from the bank and fall through into the freezing water

Dog owners should ensure they keep their pets on a lead so they are not at risk of falling in

If you see someone, or a pet, fall through ice and get into difficulty do not risk yourself by trying to rescue them -instead ring 999 and ask for the fire and rescue service immediately.

Staffordshire Fire and Rescue’s website contains a short film which highlights the dangers of children playing on ice. We would be very grateful if you would share this with children of a suitable age within your school.  

 

A50 Update

 
We are pleased to share with you the latest information on the revised A50 and the planned closures to complete phase 1. All details can be found on this web-page:
 

Year 9 Maths Exams

 

The Year 9 maths exam takes place on Tuesday 15th January.  It is a non-calculator exam.

You will need the following equipment for your exam: black pen, pencil, ruler, protractor, compass.  All equipment can be purchased from the online shop (see link at bottom of the newsletter) or from the maths department.

 
A list of topics to revise has been put on Insight. 

A great way to revise for this exam is to use https://vle.mathswatch.co.uk/vle/

login is your school login followed by @tahs  eg smithjohn04@tahs

password is triangle

Happy revising and good luck!

 

Applications to stand as a candidate in Staffordshire’s UK Youth Parliament elections now open

The UK Youth Parliament (UKYP) provides opportunities for 11-18 year olds to encourage young people in their local area to make a difference on issues that matter to them.

Applications are now open for anyone who is interested in standing for Member of Youth Parliament (MYP) in Staffordshire. We are able to elect 4 MYPs who will be in their role for one year, until February 2020. Applications close on 7 January.

To be eligible to stand for election you must be:

  • Aged between 11 and 18 on 01 March 2019.
  • Live, go to school, work or volunteer in Staffordshire (not Stoke-on-Trent).
  • Not be standing for election in any other constituency.

You can find out more about the UK Youth Parliament on their website, & watch the video to see what Alfie got up to in his two years as MYP.

 

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December Puzzle of the Month – Car Sales

 
Answer – Week 1 – 15 Week 2 – 18 Week 3 – 23
So answer 23
 
See Mr Askey for your prize if you were correct.
 
 

Art Exam Evening

 
The Art Exam Evening on the 9th January went fantastically well, it is superb to see so many students and parents participate- Thanks to all who attended. 
 
We are all excited to see what students will devise and prepare for throughout the next term leading up to their exam following the Easter Holiday.  All resources will be emailed out to students through Insight. If any students and parents missed the evening, all resources and information will be explained to students in lessons following the coursework deadline on Monday 14th January.
 
As always after school sessions will be essential in securing success in the exam unit
 
 
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Science

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

Year 10

Eve Rigby and Felicity Burgess for commitment to chemistry lessons.

Year 11

Lucy Greatrex and Gregor Hayes for contributions to chemistry lessons.

Well done!

 

PE

U16 Basketball
 
On Thursday evening our U16 boys reached the semi final of the basketball county cup where they lost narrowly to champions St John Fisher from Newcastle.  We took an early lead and gave the favourites a real scare in the opening quarter.  All the squad got good game time and made a positive contribution.
 
Top scorer was Harry Taylor, Captain- Connor McLoughlin,
Oliver Jones, Harvey Belcher, Haydn Fisher, Lewis Caparis, Jed Brunt, Ben Wain, Adam Matthews, Reuben Punchard.
 
 
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U15 Football
 
Our U15 boys had the honour of hosting a football academy from Perth, Australia who are over on a British tour.  Whilst the scoreline didn’t go in our favour the game was an opportunity to play against some international standard players.
 
 
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U14 Basketball
 
Our U14’s made their school basketball debut narrowly losing to Robert Sutton School.
 
 
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BTEC Animal Care External Exam

 
Yr11 BTEC Animal Care students have been busy preparing for their external exam which will take place on Monday 14th January at 9am.  We have had over 30 students attending after school revision sessions on Tuesday and Thursday and there will be a final preparation session from 8am on Monday morning.
 

 

Sixth Form Applications. 

Although the deadline for Sixth Form applications was today we have been approached by some students in Year 11 who have not quite managed to complete their application for today. With that in mind we have decided to extend the deadline to Friday 18th January. Please ensure that all applications are in before the deadline.

 

 

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December 20th 2018

Dates for your diary

 
 
 
21/12/2018 – Inset Day
 
7/1/19 Inset Day
 
8/1/19 School reopens for students
 
21/1/19 7pm in the staff room PTA meeting
 
 

 Headteacher blog:



Our term was brought to a close by a tasty turkey dinner, where the turkeys were hand reared by our students, a Christmas concert full of good cheer and the close of our Year 11 examinations. Year 11  have done us proud with the way in which they have conducted themselves throughout the period and we think moving the mock examinations to before Christmas has worked well for them. It has been my privilege, to meet over 60 students at our Headteacher breakfasts this week. At the breakfasts we had the opportunity to thank students for their commitment this year – the school is a better place because they study with us.
 
If you haven’t already seen the plans for our new build this Summer please see the article 

See first design images of new state-of-the-art sports facility at Thomas Alleyne’s High School’ in the Derby Telegraph.

 
 
We wish you all a wonderful Christmas and New Year and look forward to seeing students back on the 8th January. 
 
 

 

Uniform 

 
A reminder to all students,  parents and carers.
 
 Hooded sweatshirts are not part of the uniform at Thomas Alleyne’s High School. We encourage all students to wear a v necked blue or black school sweatshirt over their shirts, especially now that the weather has turned cold. 
 
We encourage them to also bring outdoor coats, and gloves. If they do bring hooded sweatshirts to school and wear these beneath or over their blazers these will be removed from them to be collected by parents as they are not part of the school uniform. We appreciate parents support with ensuring these sweatshirts, which are not part of our uniform are not brought to school. 
 

ART GCSE EXAM EVENING

 
Students and their parents/guardians are invited to attend the art deptartment ART GCSE exam evening Wed 9th Jan 6:30-7:30pm in the school canteen.  A reminder that the art GCSE papers wil be given out on this date plus lots of helpful tips and advice about preparing over the exam period before the 10hour controlled conditions in May. 
 

ART GCSE COURSEWORK DEADLINE

 
ART GCSE coursework deadline is Monday 14th January 2018, 3:05pm.  This forms 60% of your grade, the other 40% is the Externally Set Assignment (exam) unit which starts in January- please attend the evening on 9th Jan to receive your exam paper plus tips and advice.
 
 
 

Reports

Year 9, 10 and 12 reports are available on Insight.

 

Year 11 and 13 Mock Examinations

 
A huge well done to our students in Year 11 and 13 who have now reached the end of the mock examination period. We very much hope that your hard work has paid off.
 
Year 11 Mock Exam Results Day will take place on Thursday 17th January, period 5.
 

Year 9 English and Maths Internal Examinations

 
Please note, Year 9 exams will take place as follows:
 
Tuesday 14th January (English language)
Wednesday 15th January (Maths)
Thursday 16th January (English language)
 
Year 9 examinations are for English and Maths only and are internal examinations. This means that the results will be used by English and Maths teachers only to support intervention where required, and do not go towards final Year 11 GCSE results.
 
The additional purpose of these examinations is to help prepare our Year 9 students early on for Year 10 and 11 examinations by sitting assessments in examination venues instead of in their usual teaching classrooms.
 
The assessments will take place in the school theatre.
 

BTEC Animal Care

 
A reminder that the external exam for this subject will be taking place on Monday 14th January. There will be NO external exam for this subject in June. The specification and past papers have been given out to the students to help with their revision over the holidays.  These have also been set on INSIGHT in case any students have lost them.
Revision sessions will take place in room 81 on the following dates in order to help students prepare for this exam:
 
Tuesday 8th January 3.05-4.00pm
Thursday 10th January 3.05-4.00pm
Monday 14th January 8.00-8.40am
 
 
 

BTEC Applied Science

 
Y12 Unit 3 Exam
 
The practical part of this exam will take place on Friday 11th January followed by an externally moderated assessment on Monday 21st January.  Students will need to revise all the work covered this year over Christmas in order to fully prepare for this. All students have revision guides and past papers have been set via INSIGHT
 
Y13 Unit 1 Exam
 
There will be a series of three exams for this unit as follows, with each being 40 minutes long:
 
Tuesday 15th January pm – Biology
Wednesday 16th January am – Chemistry
Wednesday 16th January pm – Physics
 
All students have got a revision guide and packs of past exam questions to use as part of their revision.  They will need to be revising for these exams over the Christmas period.

 

 

Online Safety

The impact of social media can be amazing – the promotion of events, the re-connection with friends from times past and the sharing of memories – are all fantastic ways of communicating.


Unfortunately social media is not always used in such a positive way.


Advice regarding uploading pictures:


Only upload pictures that you’d be happy for a parent to see (the internet is a public place). Don’t post pictures of you or your friends wearing school uniform (this lets people know where you will be). Tick the “no pic forwarding” option on your settings page – this will stop people forwarding your pictures to anyone without your consent. Who are you communicating with? Do you know? Do you really know?? Have you met them? If you know someone… who knows someone… who knows someone….. it doesn’t make them your friend.


Advice for students:


What you put on social media sites is there forever. Consider the information you share – you don’t know who your friend’s friends are… or your friend’s friends’ friends… Be aware that information on your profile could potentially be viewed by anyone. Consider you photo – what info does it give about you? Understand the meaning of ‘joint enterprise’ Be aware that university admissions and employers WILL check your internet activity.


Students/Parents & carers please visit https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/ for further information

Reminder to Parents


In the event of an emergency with your child, have you got a new phone number (especially mobile)? Have you moved? Has there been a change in your circumstances? Has there been a change regarding any medical information for your son or daughter?
If so, it is vital that you alert school so we can change the details on our system. Please contact school as soon as possible.

Need to Talk?

Need help and advice? Then follow this link for more information.

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

 

Help of Keeping Young People Safe Online….

https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/professionals/our-views/how-you-can-keep-young-people-safer-online-over-the-christmas-period/

PTA Thanks

The PTA would like to give a huge thanks to all those who donated raffle prizes and bought tickets for our hampers. We managed  to make 5 beautiful prizes which were raffled off last night at the Music Concert. We raised over £400.00 and the students and staff really do appreciate your contributions. We also have some exciting new projects coming up in 2019 and will be letting you know how you can continue to support our students through the PTA.

 

We are always looking for new members and would welcome anyone who is willing to help out no matter how small an amount. To get in touch please email: 
 
 

Science

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

Year 9

Mollie Beresford and Sam Bennett

Year 10

Victoria Morut and Ashton Bagley

All students were selected for their excellent effort in Chemistry.

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

 Year 10

 Abbey Moore and Alfie Clowes for relishing the opportunity to pluck and dress a turkey.

 Year 11

Josh Buckley and Joseph Porritt for hard work and effort in Animal Care.

 

Well done!

 

PE

Girls Football Vs Australia
 
Thomas Alleyne’s hosted the touring John Curtin Football Academy on Monday afternoon. First half our girls were given a masterclass in football from the socceroos, who passed the ball around and created many scoring opportunities. Klaudia Siwek made many saves to keep the score respectable.
 
Second half we mixed the two teams together to create an even game and to create some friendships. There were many conversations about accents and different cultures following the game
 
Squad – Siwek, Bednall, Loaring, Avery, Boothby, Lawrie, Shenton, Beavan, Yates, Pope, Messer, Renshaw, Carr
 
 
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Moorlands Swimming Gala
 
On Tuesday our swimmers competed in the annual Moorlands swimming gala held at Biddulph Leisure Centre.
 
All the students excelled in their races and put in 100% effort against other strong teams.
After a hard fought competition Thomas Alleyne’s were placed 2nd overall with the year 9 boys and year 10/11 girls placing first.
 
Lots of gold medals were won by the following swimmers:
 
Year 9 Boys 50m Backstroke –        Adam Bulmer
 
Year 9 Boys 50m Freestyle –           Ben Twynham
 
Year 9 Boys I.M –                             Ben Twynham
 
Year 9 Boys Freestyle Relay –         Duncan Craven
                                                         George Arnold
                                                         Adam Bulmer
                                                         Ben Twynham
 
Year 9 Boys Medley Relay –            Duncan Craven
                                                        George Arnold
                                                         Adam Bulmer
                                                         Ben Twynham
 
Year 9 Girls Freestyle Relay_          Maddy Egerton
                                                         Zoe Hunter
                                                         Issy Punchard
                                                         Louisa Page
 
Year 10/11 Girls Medley Relay –     Olivia Gregory
                                                        Rowan Hall
                                                        Jemima Pope
                                                        Harriet Bebbington
 
Year 10/11 Girls Freestyle Relay –  Issy Foster 
                                                        Rowan Hall
                                                        Jemima Pope
                                                        Harriet Bebbington
 
Year 10/11 Girls 25m Butterfly –      Harriet Bebbington
 
Year 9/10 Girls I.M –                        Olivia Gregory
 
A huge well done and thank you from all the PE staff.
 
Have a lovely Christmas and see you all in the New Year.
 
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ART DEPT HELP PLEASE!

 
Please could you help out the art department and our students by collecting the following items we intend to reuse and re purpose into some exciting art works.
 
1) thin card- cereal box type. We are looking for the insides to be white, brown or grey. Please flatten the boxes and drop off in the art dept. Year 9 will be using these to create relief collages. 
 
2) GOLD wrappers. the type often found on chocolates- foils and cellophane. Please flatten out the cellophane/ foils and return to the art dept. One of 6th formers is doing a project  next term called “ all that glitters is not gold” and intends eventually to make a  fashion piece using these wrappers. 
 
3) Fruit Netting. The packaging satsumas and lemons often come in!  Again this is for a 6th former student who will want to use these in their work- based on “plastics and sealife ecosystems.”
 
4) Empty drinks cans. –These MUST be rinsed out so not sticky when used, and NOT crushed. We reuse the metal to create embossed designs. 
 
THANK YOU so much in anticipation of any help you can give us.
 
 

 

Business Studies

 
Well done to all of 10D for fantastic presentations this week to our guest judge. They worked so hard to create new and origional ideas for a chocolate product and their presentations were all of a great standard. Thank you to Dawn Shirley for coming in to judge and also well done to Jacob White for taking part as a class judge, we were really impressed with your involvement.
 
Congratulations to Dylan James, Sam Spooner and Josh Campion who won with their idea of Choc o-lates! They designed an amazing chocolate bar and even brought in a sample for the class to try. The judges were very impressed, as were the class with the taste of the new bar. Well done!

 

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Maths Puzzle

Answers to November Puzzle 65,72 and 97. There were no correct entries.
 
This months puzzle for December is
 
Christmas Car Sales
 
‘How’s the motor business’ asked Ian. Chris smiled ‘Its not usually good leading up to Christmas but sales have picked up again. We sold 56 in the first 3 weeks. The difference between the number we sold in the first and second weeks, multiplied by the difference between the second and third weeks, comes to the same as the number we sold in the first week’.
 
Ian was stuck as he was not in a top set maths class at school.
 
How many cars did Chris sell in the third week of that month?
 
Answers to Mr Askey

 

Christmaths!

 
In maths this week some classes have been completing maths activities with a Christmas theme.
 
We have been plotting coordinates that make Christmas trees, Rudolf or Father Christmas, we have been decoding Christmas messages and one group have been investigating fractals especially the Menger Sponge, Koch snowflake and Sierpinski tetrahedron all put together to make a fractal Christmas tree.
 
Have a look at the photos of some of our work!
 
 

 

Past Art Student Returns!

As ever, the Art department is thrilled to hear of our past Art & Photography students who are embarking on careers in the visual arts. Erica Poyser studied Maths, Art, Craft & Design as well as Photography whilst at TAHS, gaining a direct place on several university degree courses based on the strength of her portfolio of work created during A level Art & Photography.


Erica has just started the first year of her 3 year BA Hons Design Crafts degree at De Montfort University in Leicester. So far she has been exploring ceramics including throwing pottery, plaster casting as well as glass, casting, blowing and shaping the glass. The exciting course allows students to develop further skills in a variety of areas. We look forward to seeing what work Erica does over the next few years!


Any other past students who are working in the creative and visual arts sector and would like to keep in touch – please contact the office.

 

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December 14th 2018

 Dates for your diary

 
 
 
20/12/2018 – Last day of term & Christmas Jumper Day
 
21/12/2018 – Inset Day
 
7/1/19 Inset Day
 
8/1/19 School reopens for students
 
 

 Headteacher blog:



This week, I had the opportunity of conducting interviews with year 11 students discussing their options post 16. I was impressed by both of the boys I met on Wednesday. although they are not certain of their plans, they were both clearly ambitious. One student said that he felt he had not worked as hard as he should have done in year 10 but that now it has struck him how important GCSEs are. He is looking at Physiotherapy due to his passion for Sport and Psychology. The second student is looking at working in Agricultural Contracting. He is already exceeding many of his target grades. Both students felt well supported by the staff in their preparations for their trial examinations. For students who have not revised as much as they should have, the week will have been challenging. We hope they use this final weekend  to ensure they are well prepared for their final 4 days of examinations. 
 
We are opening applications to attend our 5 day Outward Bound course in Aberdovey and can see this will be a very popular opportunity for Year 9. Once we have piloted it this year we hope to offer additional residentials for students to run alongside the fantastic Duke of Edinburgh Programme led by Mr Crum. 
 
In our final week we will be holding our Music Concert, Christmas Dinner and Christmas Jumper Day! We will close on Thursday at our usual time of 3.05 and school will open again on Tuesday 8th January.
 

Uniform 

 
A reminder to all students,  parents and carers.
 
 Hooded sweatshirts are not part of the uniform at Thomas Alleyne’s High School. We encourage all students to wear a v necked blue or black school sweatshirt over their shirts, especially now that the weather has turned cold. 
 
We encourage them to also bring outdoor coats, and gloves. If they do bring hooded sweatshirts to school and wear these beneath or over their blazers these will be removed from them to be collected by parents as they are not part of the school uniform. We appreciate parents support with ensuring these sweatshirts, which are not part of our uniform are not brought to school. 
 

Thursday 20th December – Christmas Jumpers

 
Staff & students are invited to wear Christmas jumpers on the last day of term.
£1 donation, with all funds going to TAHS YESS counselling support services.
 
Please note for students, the jumpers can only be worn alongside full school uniform.
 
 
 

Reports

Year 9, 10 and 12 reports are available on Insight.

 

Y9 Residential Trip to Aberdovey

 
All students have received a letter about a residential trip to Aberdovey week commencing 25th February.
 
Monday is the deadline to submit the reply slips, a ballot will take place next week for the places. A discount price is offered to pupil premium students.

 

Christmas Dinner

 

We are proud to announce that the turkeys came to the farm as day old chicks in September, they were initially kept under a heat lamp to keep them warm.

They have been fed highly nutritious pellets supplemented with fresh vegetables.  Students have been monitoring their growth on a weekly basis as well as keeping their pens clean and tidy.

All this from Thomas Alleyne’s very own farm!

Also as we break up on a Thursday, Fish & Chip Friday will be in Thursday next week!!!

 

 
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Online Safety

The impact of social media can be amazing – the promotion of events, the re-connection with friends from times past and the sharing of memories – are all fantastic ways of communicating.


Unfortunately social media is not always used in such a positive way.


Advice regarding uploading pictures:


Only upload pictures that you’d be happy for a parent to see (the internet is a public place). Don’t post pictures of you or your friends wearing school uniform (this lets people know where you will be). Tick the “no pic forwarding” option on your settings page – this will stop people forwarding your pictures to anyone without your consent. Who are you communicating with? Do you know? Do you really know?? Have you met them? If you know someone… who knows someone… who knows someone….. it doesn’t make them your friend.


Advice for students:


What you put on social media sites is there forever. Consider the information you share – you don’t know who your friend’s friends are… or your friend’s friends’ friends… Be aware that information on your profile could potentially be viewed by anyone. Consider you photo – what info does it give about you? Understand the meaning of ‘joint enterprise’ Be aware that university admissions and employers WILL check your internet activity.


Students/Parents & carers please visit https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/ for further information

Reminder to Parents


In the event of an emergency with your child, have you got a new phone number (especially mobile)? Have you moved? Has there been a change in your circumstances? Has there been a change regarding any medical information for your son or daughter?
If so, it is vital that you alert school so we can change the details on our system. Please contact school as soon as possible.

Need to Talk?

Need help and advice? Then follow this link for more information.

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

 

Help of Keeping Young People Safe Online….

https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/professionals/our-views/how-you-can-keep-young-people-safer-online-over-the-christmas-period/

 

Class of 1961 Art Trophy Winner

 
Natalie Stretton was the winner of this years ‘Class of 1961’ award for ‘Original Thought in Art’. The fabulous trophy was generously donated a couple of years ago by a group of past students from 1961 in recognition of the TAHS Art departments strong tradition of developing artists with a strong sense of individuality.
 
Natalie was awarded due to her diligence through out GCSE Art where she was often seen in the department Art Club after school. Natalie uses both analytical and expressive styles in her work  is currently in year 12 working towards her A Level Art Craft and Design alongside Biology and Health & Social care. 
 
Well done Natalie!
 
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Year 11 Cambridge National in IT

A reminder that 50% of your course is due in to Mr Cartwright by 3.05 this coming Thursday, 20th December. As you are all fully aware work on this is NOT allowed outside of school, thus 43 will be open every lunchtime and after school next week.

Make the most of the opportunity to maximise the grade on this essential piece of work. Please also be reminded that there can be no extensions given as this deadline is exam board derived. 

 

Year 10 French Exchange

Year 10 French Exchange partners’ details have arrived. Don’t forget the next payment is due soon.

History

 
Year 11 Mocks
 
Papers 2 and 3: don’t forget that you can collect some additional revision resources and activities to complete at home in preparation for these exams. Mrs Johnson and Mrs Young are also running lunch time and after school drop-in sessions if you have any questions.
 

Science

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

Year 9

Josh Briddon and Freya Blackman for excellent Biology assessment scores.

Year 10

George Foster and Leon Bareham for excellent scores in the Bioenergetics topic.

Year 11

Lucy Greatrex and Georgia Fleeman for excellent assessment scores in Biology.

Well done!

 

PE

U16 County Cup Football
 
Alleynes marched into the semi finals of the county cup with a 3- 0 win over well fancied Aldridge to give supporters an early Christmas present.  The long bus journey didnt help our visitors as they began sluggishly, with us hitting them with 2 quick goals from Archie McNair and the flu ridden Lewis Dawson. Lewie Thornton started up front after his excellent substitute appearance in the last round and carried out the game plan to perfection. Dawson added a third before half time just before he had to be withdrawn.
The 2nd half was much more even but Alleynes showed good match awareness to close the game out and always posed a threat through the outstanding man of the match Alex Shaw. This game showed Alleynes could adapt their tactics to suit the conditions and opponents.Captain Frankie Bussell and his midfield partner Ethan Archer were instrumental in the implementation of the game plan.
 
Team- Belcher, Simon, Shaw, Ford, Bosworth, Archer, Bussell, Dawson, Hunt, McNair, Thornton, Ball, Martin.
 
 
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Sentinel Cup Update
 
 The draw was made this week and after our final performance last year we have been given a bye in the first round and will face our Alleynes rivals from Stone in the 2nd round.
 
 
U14 County Cup Rugby
 
On Wednesday yr9 travelled to St Josephs college for our first 15 aside fixture. With great parental support we began very strongly with well organised defence and strong running. While small errors cost us against a very experienced and talented side the team can be very proud of their efforts. 
Team – Tomlinson, Edwards, Thornton, Bulmer, Pye, Hodgkinson, Forrester, Hensman, Buxton, Plant, Minshall, Ratcliffe, Chouhibi, Pattinson Lycett, Moorfield
Man of The Match – Hal Thornton
 
 
Next Week
 
Monday- U15 Football v Australian touring side (see notice board for team list)
 
Tuesday- Staffordshire Moorlands Swimming Gala. See Miss Jones for team list. Details will be text to parents on Monday.
 
U14 Basketball away at Robert Sutton- Team list on PE notice board
 
Wednesday- U14 Football county cup
 
Team list on PE noticeboard.
 
 
Swimming Gala
 
If anybody is interested in competing in the swim gala but has not been asked please let Miss Jones know. Full details are on the sportshall notice board.
 
Girls Rugby
 
Another excellent rugby festival was held by Mark Tolley & Burton Rugby Club at Shobnall fields. The girls competed in two competitive full pich games, drawing 2 – 2 with John Taylo and beating Robert Sutton 5-0
 
Holly Chatfield led the side brilliantly, also representing the school were Lydia Martin, Maddi Porritt, Jessie Johnson, Abigail Baldwin, Lucy Calladine, Jess Perry, Abbie Garland, Heather Leech, Lydia Martin, Caitlin Jones, & Beth Reilly
 

Maths Puzzle

Answers to November Puzzle 65,72 and 97. There were no correct entries.
 
This months puzzle for December is
 
Christmas Car Sales
 
‘How’s the motor business’ asked Ian. Chris smiled ‘Its not usually good leading up to Christmas but sales have picked up again. We sold 56 in the first 3 weeks. The difference between the number we sold in the first and second weeks, multiplied by the difference between the second and third weeks, comes to the same as the number we sold in the first week’.
 
Ian was stuck as he was not in a top set maths class at school.
 
How many cars did Chris sell in the third week of that month?
 
Answers to Mr Askey
 

Year 10 Maths

 
All of Year 10 will have a maths assessment next week based on the topics they have studied this half term.
 
Sets 1 and 2: Indices, angles, properties of polygons, congruence, similar shapes
Sets 3, 4 and 5: Statistical measures, indices, algebra, constructions, loci
 
A great way to revise is by using MathsWatch
 
login is the student’s usual school login with @tahs at the end eg smithjohn04@tahs
the password is triangle
 
They will need to bring the following equipment with them to ensure they can answer all the questions:
 
black pen, pencil, ruler, rubber, protractor, compass and scientific calculator.

 

Christmas Concert

Tickets are available from the online shop and also from Mr Power. £5 each (£3 concessions).

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Excellent Year Year 13 Work

Some fantastic revision materials have been created in preparation for the Year 13 Philosophy and Ethics exam – this demonstrates a great work ethic, well done.  Please see the pictures below to see good examples of thorough revision strategies.

 

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December 7th 2018

 Dates for your diary

 
 
 
20/12/2018 – Last day of term
 
21/12/2018 – Inset Day
 
7/1/19 Inset Day
 
8/1/19 School reopens for students
 
 

 Headteacher blog:



In a school week when I had the privilege of watching over 50 brilliant young people, led by our fantastic team of drama/dance teachers, perform the play DNA, and when I had the chance to watch our Year 10 girls’ victory in netball, I feel incredibly proud of our young people. In both drama and sport, the students embodied the essence of teamwork beautifully.
 
Our RE staff will be opening up on Saturday, welcoming in their Year 11 students to support them in  their final preparations for their mock examinations. 
 
I would like to pass on my thanks to all staff for the opportunities they are offering our students both academically and in Sport, Art, Drama and Music. 
 
We wish everyone well with their trial examinations next week
 

Uniform 

 
A reminder to all students,  parents and carers.
 
 Hooded sweatshirts are not part of the uniform at Thomas Alleyne’s High School. We encourage all students to wear a v necked blue or black school sweatshirt over their shirts, especially now that the weather has turned cold. 
 
We encourage them to also bring outdoor coats, and gloves. If they do bring hooded sweatshirts to school and wear these beneath or over their blazers these will be removed from them to be collected by parents as they are not part of the school uniform. We appreciate parents support with ensuring these sweatshirts, which are not part of our uniform are not brought to school. 
 
 
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On Tuesday 4th December we welcomed Andy Grant to speak to our Yr 12 students.  He came in to tell his story and share his experiences.  Andy has delivered motivational talks all over the world – from talking to Nike Marketing Team in China to the England Football team before the World Cup. Andy was in the Royal Marines as a member of the Green Beret.  During active service 5 months into a tour of Afghanistan Andy got blown up. After suffering horrific injuries he spent 18 months in and out of hospital. Andy eventually decided to have his amputated from the knee down. From the moment he started talking the students and myself were completely transfixed by what he has gone through and how he had turned his life around.  Andy is the fastest single leg amputee in the world over 10km with a time of 37.17. Andy’s story is a rollercoaster of emotions.

After the talk students said that it was very humbling listening to his talk and that it brought them to tears.  It was an absolute privilege to listen to Andy’s presentation and to see the effect it had on the students.

We look forward to welcoming Andy to Thomas Alleyne’s again.

 

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We have had a busy week! External visitors willing to share their wealth of knowledge and to impart wisdom upon our Year 12 and 13 students.  Last week I talked about enrichment and how we have a commitment to our young adults, the feedback I have had from our students this week is that we are helping them see life from many directions. Mrs Walton has provided an account regarding the inspiring words he imparted on the Year 12’s on Tuesday. It seems that Commando humour is something we all need and humility and courage will always serve you well, I wish I had been able to listen, I hope we are lucky enough to have him back. 

On Wednesday, staff from T3 Drug & Alcohol Advisory Unit visited Year 13 as part of their wellbeing programme and our commitment to our educate on matters where we know we are not always the specialist.  I was not teaching so I was able to listen to this talk, I found it interesting but also very concerning about how many illicit substances there are.  Adam was able to speak clearly about the dangers surrounding drug misuse and also explained how useful the T3 programme is.  T3 is a free and confidential service for young people up to 18 years old in Staffordshire.  They help young people make informed choices about their alcohol and drug use, and to raise awareness of all the risks involved. This includes providing high quality and responsive support and assistance to parents and carers, schools and colleges, reflecting an inclusive approach to care co-ordination.

AS you know we are committed to helping within our local community and one way which we are doing this is by donating unwanted glasses to the Uttoxeter Lions, today they collected 13 pairs of glasses from our school.  They stated that this is ‘an impressive result on top of the 21 pairs collected last month’. Thanks to all those people who donated and thank you to Mrs Bell who helps organise these events..

We are looking for Year 12 students who would be interested in being an accelerated reading mentor.  This will involve being assigned to a lower school student who is struggling with their reading and literacy skills.  They will listen to them read and give them strategies to improve (training will be given).  This is a very worthwhile project and they will get to see their mentee improve in reading age (students take an online test after reading each short book).  It will take place during registration once per week in the library.  This is also excellent to put on their personal statements/job applications about a time when they have made a difference, overcome obstacles, helped others etc.  If anybody is thinking of becoming a teacher or healthcare worker, there are also opportunities to learn about dyslexia and other special needs.  We have run this support to Lower school for many years and feel that it is beneficial and worthwhile.

Over the next two weeks we have our Year 13 mocks.  All Year 13 students should be ready to sit these exams. Please reiterate to them that it is ok to feel nervous and anxious, others will be feeling the same.  We ask that all students turn up to the exam in plenty of time, all students are expected in lessons if they are not in an exam. All students must bring the correct equipment to their exams and behave accordingly. After Christmas there are some BTEC external exams, again ensure that they are revising for these, they are important and do count towards their final BTEC qualification.

“On Tuesday 4th December, the Y13 A Level English Language group were lucky enough to have a session delivered by Dr Barbara MacMahon from Derby University.  They learned about advanced Theory Of Mind as enrichment towards their Child Language Acquisition module.  We look forward to continuing this successful partnership with Derby University.”

JCQ Exam Contingency Day – Wednesday 26th June 2019

For the Summer 2019 exam series a “contingency” exam day has been arranged by the examination awarding bodies which all students need to be aware of. This contingency day for GCSE and/or A Level (or equivalent) examinations has been put in place “in the event of widespread, sustained national or local disruption to examinations during the June 2019 examination series.” The decision comes following the tragic events of last summer, namely the Manchester attacks and the Grenfell Tower fire.

The Joint Council for Qualifications have decided that they need the option to postpone an exam in the event of an incident and rearrange for a later date to allow all students a fair and equal chance. The date that has been set aside as the contingency day is Wednesday 26 June 2019. This means that all exam candidates must be available to sit exams from the date of their first exam until Wednesday 26 June 2019. 

This decision is not a school decision and does apply to all candidates in all schools. Please can all students/parents/carers make a note of the new contingency exam date in the event that an awarding body needs to invoke its contingency plan. 

Christmas Dinner

 
We are proud to announce that all the turkey provided for this years Christmas lunch in the school canteen has come from the school farm where they have been cared for by the Animal Care students. Our turkeys have also been sold to other local schools in the area for their Christmas lunches.
 
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History

 
Year 9 have reached the end of their first unit of work and are completing assessments on this. It is clear that there has been a lot of revision, and, as a result of this, Mrs Johnson and Mrs Young have marked some excellent examination papers. Revising properly for Year 9 history assessments is an important part of learning which revision strategies will work at GCSE.
 
After school revision sessions are continuing for Year 11 and it is lovely to work with students in small groups to help them consolidate their understanding and practice examination skills.
 
Mrs Johnson and Mrs Young are also available after school or during non-contact lessons for Year 13 students.

Science

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

Year 9

Elizabeth Shaw and Josh Ratcliffe for consistent hard work and progress in Biology.

Year 10

Josh Rogen for excellent scores in the Biology test.

Freya Hadgett for excellent progress.

Year 11

Jess Bailey and Tara Wilkins for excellent effort and good progress.

This week’s Animal Care news and star students selected by Mrs North:

Thank you to all the Year 10 students who have worked so hard this week plucking and dressing the turkeys as well as making Christmas wreaths. In particular, Taylor-Jane Bailey and Issy McLeavy have been brilliant.

Year 11 have been working very hard towards their external assessment in Animal Care after Christmas, in particular Jenna Timmis and Kensie Paterson who have produced some excellent revision materials.

Well done!

PE

Netball
 
Our first home game of the season saw our Year 10 team extend their unbeaten run in the East Staffordshire district league with wins against John Taylor’s A and B team. 
Bolstered by a big home crowd TAHS soon settled and got over any early nerves and made their mark on the game. John Taylor A were put under great pressure whilst they were in possession of the ball, with the girls allowing very few passing options, with great positioning marking their opponents and strong arms in front of the ball. TAHS often won the ball back through interceptions or winning a penalty for a held ball. 
Amelia and Eve showed great team work in their circle defending to restrict the John Taylor shooters efforts at the net. Together with Jess and Frankie the ball was moved quickly upcourt to our own shooting third. Alice & Holly fed the ball effectively into Freya & Anna who were hungry for goals & delivered scoring from different areas of the D. The final score was 15-4 to Thomas Alleyne’s. A thoroughly enjoyable watch as both teams displayed a high standard of netball. 
 
Fortunately there was another game for the crowd to enjoy as the girls then faced the John Taylor B team. Determined to gain the full 6 points TAHS continued with the same levels of intensity and raced to 18-3 victory. A result which has left Miss Jones beaming all week. 
 
 Squad – Hadgett, Bednall, Banner, Tooth, Boothby, Chatfield, Adams & Hadgett
POM – Eve Bednall
 
 
 
Gifted & Talented Netball Coaching Session
 
Evie, Holly, Halle, Eve, Anna, Amelia & Freya travelled to John Taylor to participate in a coaching session. Commonwealth gold medal winner Beth Cobden delivered some fun warm-up activities and some technical drills on how to beat a defender, followed by some games. All the girls thoroughly enjoyed the session, which ended with a Q & A session and some photo opportunities with the gold medal & Beth Cobden. 
 
 
 

Year 9 East Staffordshire Futsal Championship.

 

The pictures tell the story… 1st and 2nd in the district.

 

Year 9 Rugby

On Wednesday 12th December Year 9 have a boys rugby fixture against St Josephs college away. Team list below. Team will require parents to arrange lifts meeting at 1.20 at school and getting to St Josephs for 2pm. Game will finish at approx 3.30pm.

Address of pitch is – Rose Tree Avenue Trent Vale Stoke On Trent ST4 6NL

Team to see Mr Barrow Monday registration to confirm availability.

Tim Hensman, Toby Minshall, Charlie Ratcliffe, Ben Ogden, Connor Buxton, Blake Plant, Adam Bulmer, Leo Hemmings, Driss Chouhibi, Lewis Tomlinson, Luke Watt, Charlie Allcock, Duncan Craven, Toby Patterson, Hal Thornton, Aiden Moorfield, Ben Pagett, Ethan Hudson

 

Maths Puzzle

Answers to November Puzzle 65,72 and 97. There were no correct entries.
 
This months puzzle for December is
 
Christmas Car Sales
 
‘How’s the motor business’ asked Ian. Chris smiled ‘Its not usually good leading up to Christmas but sales have picked up again. We sold 56 in the first 3 weeks. The difference between the number we sold in the first and second weeks, multiplied by the difference between the second and third weeks, comes to the same as the number we sold in the first week’.
 
Ian was stuck as he was not in a top set maths class at school.
 
How many cars did Chris sell in the third week of that month?
 
Answers to Mr Askey
 

 

Christmas Concert

  Mr Power is after more acts. If you have what it takes to be in the Christmas Concert this year please pop and see him ASAP!

Tickets are available from the online shop and also from Mr Power. £5 each (£3 concessions).

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SUPPORT YOUR SCHOOL LIBRARY!

We are excited to be able to offer parents and students an exclusive offer at TheBookPeople.co.uk. This offer will get you £5 off a £25 spend. The Book People offer a large range of books priced well below RRP and every purchase you make will help raise funds for our library!

To activate this offer, visit this page:

http://www.thebookpeople.co.uk/school-fundraising

Enter this code:

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And we’ll receive a commission on your order and you’ll receive £5 off your order (when you spend £25)!

For orders over £10, you’ll get free delivery too with the code:

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 After school drop-in session

Struggling with how to revise? Want a quiet revision space? Academic referencing boggling your mind?

The library will now be opened after-school on Wednesdays from 3:05 to 4 from now until the end of term for students to get help with their studies. Many different types of support can be offered, including:

Tips for effective revision

A quiet workspace

Academic referencing support

Essay writing tips

Exam timing

Establishing a revision culture

Sourcing wider reading

And more!

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November 30th 2018

School Play 2018

 
This year’s school play sees approximately 50 TAHS students take a role as cast or crew in an adaptation of Dennis Kelly’s DNA. The play is the GCSE Drama set text. 
DNA tells the story of a group of teenagers who do something bad, really bad, then panic and cover the whole thing up. But when they find that the cover up unites them, and brings harmony to their once fractious lives, where’s the incentive to out things. Right?
 
TAHS continue with their annual style of a fusion of dance, drama and live music for this hard hitting piece of performance that highlight’s today’s youth culture.
 
Tickets on sale on the school online shop or outside the Theatre every lunch time. Make your payment, get your receipt, reserve your seats. 
 
We look forward to seeing you there!
 
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 Dates for your diary

 
 
 
20/12/2018 – Last day of term
 
21/12/2018 – Inset Day
 
7/1/19 Inset Day
 
8/1/19 School reopens for students
 
 

 Headteacher blog:



Thank you to all parents who joined us for year 11 parents evening this week. We were pleased that 3 out of every 4 parents were able to join us for the evening this year.
 
We hope you found the evening helpful as your daughters and sons prepare for their trial examinations. There are already a significant number of Year 11 and Year13 students who are showing maturity and wisdom in the way in which they are organising themselves. We had one question from a parent hoping that her son hadn’t peaked too early: it was a good question. We would like to reassure you that all the advice we give students is to the contrary – the more they commit to these examinations, the increasingly expert they become in managing their time. What is asked of students in 2018, is well beyond what was asked of me when I completed my GCSEs. Many of them will sit over 25 exams in just over 5 weeks. It takes real stamina and, just like preparing for  any race or competition, they can only acquire stamina through practice and taking good care of themselves and each other. 
 
If you feel like your son or daughter is not in good enough habits as yet, please continue to encourage them and we will offer further guidance and support following the outcomes of their trials.
 
We wish everyone the very best, and hope that by placing the examinations before Christmas this year, everyone gets to enjoy their holiday.
 
If you were unable to attend parents evening, please do not hesitate to contact your child’s Head of House for an update.
 
This week has been busy with rehearsals for our school production DNA, Duke of Edinburgh and World Challenge training evenings. These were well attended with the World Challenge Teams starting to plan their fund-raising strategies. 
 
We are excited to be able to share with you that we have been successful in securing 48 places on a character building programme with Outward Bound in February. Having been successful in gaining subsidies and sponsorship for the programme, it is likely we will be able to offer the week away for less than £150.00. We are also looking to acquire full funding for some families. Letters, and further details will be given to Year 9 students before Christmas. all of these activities give our students the chance to build skills in teamwork, independence and resilience: so important in the world of work.
 
 
Finally, a reminder to all students and parents. Hooded sweatshirts are not part of the uniform at Thomas Alleyne’s High School. We encourage all students to wear a v necked blue or black school sweatshirt over their shirts, especially now that the weather has turned cold. We encourage them to also bring outdoor coats, and gloves. If they do bring hooded sweatshirts to school and wear these beneath or over their blazers these will be removed from them to be collected by parents as they are not part of the school uniform. We appreciate parents support with ensuring these sweatshirts, which are not part of our uniform are not brought to school. 
 
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Over the academic year we try to encourage our students to think of themselves and of others, this may be within the school, family or wider community. As a Sixth Form we want our students to be the best and to participate in as many activities as they can. With that in mind we have been lucky enough to secure a Para-Olympian, Andy Grant to come in and speak to our Year 12 students.

‘Andy Grant has been through a lot in a relatively short period of time. More than most will ever experience or will ever imagine. At 12 years old, Andy lost his mum to leukaemia, leaving him to help his dad bring up his two younger sisters. At 17, Andy decided after a year of A levels, that he needed a different challenge and was drawn into the Royal Marines by a single TV advert.

After completing the Royal Marine Commando training, he earned his coveted green beret and served in operation in Iraq and Afghanistan for nearly seven years, before being medically discharged after some very serious injuries in Afghanistan. Andy was blown up, five months into his tour to Afghanistan, which resulted in him spending two weeks in an induced coma and eighteen months in and out of hospital before Andy eventually decided to have his leg amputated for a better quality of life and for control of his future.

Since then, Andy has practiced what he preaches and lives each day like it is his last and certainly has got back the quality of life that he desired.  Andy has climbed some of the highest mountains in the world, learnt to ski and surf, and recently became the fastest single leg amputee in the world over 10km; clocking a time of 37:17.  He now plans to bring that 10km time down even further and plans to become the fastest single leg amputee over 5km.’               

As well as this we have organised for T3 to speak to our Year 13 students. This service is designed to be accessed by students and young people. It enables them to support those they are concerned about and give them the confidence to sign post them to the correct agency. It will help them recognise signs or triggers within friendship groups and help them stay safe whilst out with friends.  Nationally there is a trend of drug and substance misuse and to educate our students now is important as they make the move from a safe and supported Sixth Form to the unknown, such as university where they may mix with larger groups.

‘We help young people make informed choices about their alcohol and drug use, and to raise awareness of all the risks involved. This includes providing high quality and responsive support and assistance to parents and carers, schools, colleges, statutory services and other young person’s services and youth and community groups, enabling effective community treatment planning that reflects an inclusive approach to care co-ordination.’

 We are moving towards the school deadline for UCAS applications. Many students that have sent off their application have been offered places, condition and unconditional, please could you encourage your child, if they are planning to apply, to complete their form as soon as possible.

If students are looking at taking the Apprenticeship route then many of these Higher Level Apprenticeships are currently being offered online. You can view these on Unifrog as well as the government Apprenticeship website. If you would further information on these then please contact Sixthform@tahs.org.uk.

 

JCQ Exam Contingency Day – Wednesday 26th June 2019

For the Summer 2019 exam series a “contingency” exam day has been arranged by the examination awarding bodies which all students need to be aware of. This contingency day for GCSE and/or A Level (or equivalent) examinations has been put in place “in the event of widespread, sustained national or local disruption to examinations during the June 2019 examination series.” The decision comes following the tragic events of last summer, namely the Manchester attacks and the Grenfell Tower fire.

The Joint Council for Qualifications have decided that they need the option to postpone an exam in the event of an incident and rearrange for a later date to allow all students a fair and equal chance. The date that has been set aside as the contingency day is Wednesday 26 June 2019. This means that all exam candidates must be available to sit exams from the date of their first exam until Wednesday 26 June 2019. 

This decision is not a school decision and does apply to all candidates in all schools. Please can all students/parents/carers make a note of the new contingency exam date in the event that an awarding body needs to invoke its contingency plan. 

Summer 2018  – GCSE Certificates

These will be available for collection from the dining area at the following times:

 Thursday 6th December 9am -11am
 Friday 7th December 2pm – 3.30pm

Anybody unable to collect in person, can provide a short note to nominate a relative/friend to collect on their behalf. They must bring the note with them plus ID.

MFL Mock Exams

Well done to Year 11 for their French speaking exams – keep revising those speaking questions to have with the writing

Science

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

Year 10

 Joshua Newbon for exemplary effort.

Year 11

Amy Podmore for exemplary efforts in revision sessions.

Well done!

PE

 

RE Revision

RE Revision next Saturday 10-12.  Room 33A and 33B.

Drop in to go through key content, practice questions and individual support.
 

 

 

Christmas Concert

  Mr Power is after more acts. If you have what it takes to be in the Christmas Concert this year please pop and see him ASAP!

Tickets are available from the online shop and also from Mr Power. £5 each (£3 concessions).

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SUPPORT YOUR SCHOOL LIBRARY!

We are excited to be able to offer parents and students an exclusive offer at TheBookPeople.co.uk. This offer will get you £5 off a £25 spend. The Book People offer a large range of books priced well below RRP and every purchase you make will help raise funds for our library!

To activate this offer, visit this page:

http://www.thebookpeople.co.uk/school-fundraising

Enter this code:

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And we’ll receive a commission on your order and you’ll receive £5 off your order (when you spend £25)!

For orders over £10, you’ll get free delivery too with the code:

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 After school drop-in session

Struggling with how to revise? Want a quiet revision space? Academic referencing boggling your mind?

The library will now be opened after-school on Wednesdays from 3:05 to 4 from now until the end of term for students to get help with their studies. Many different types of support can be offered, including:

Tips for effective revision

A quiet workspace

Academic referencing support

Essay writing tips

Exam timing

Establishing a revision culture

Sourcing wider reading

And more!

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Cookies and Cakes!

 
The Y12 English Language students will be selling a variety of cookies and cakes (many freshly baked) outside the theatre on Wednesday 5th December. This to help raise funds for them to go to London to take part in a Language Conference, where they’ll get to listen to some top linguists. Come and along and grab a sweet treat! 
 
 

Art Students work part of  Lichfield Cathedral Illuminations

 

 

 

Some of our very talented Art students and visitors from our Open Evening for Y8’s at Middle School have participated in this impressive Art instillation as part of Lichfield Cathedral’s year of Peace events. Each student considered what ‘peace’ meant and reflected on it being 100 years since the end of WW1. 

Around 20,000 children in total, of all ages, have added their decorations and messages of peace to the paper doves, which are not on display in Lichfield Cathedral. 

Peter Walker, Lichfield Cathedral’s Artist in Residence who created the project, said of the responses “We are extremely grateful for your hard work and look forward to welcoming everyone to see their doves at the cathedral this advent.”

The Very Revd Adrian Dorber, Dean of Lichfield, said “The messages you have written about peace have been extraordinarily thoughtful and moving, and all of us at the Cathedral are thankful that all of you have put so much effort into making these wonderful doves.”

The doves will be on display in the Cathedral from Tuesday 27th November until Saturday 5th January. We invite every child and teacher and their family and friends to come along to the Cathedral to see their doves on display.

Y13 Artist selected to Exhibit in London with RBA and ROSL

Livia Robinson, Thomas Alleyne's High,Skull, unframed 40cm x 50cm, watercolour pen and ink.jpg


The Lichfield and Needwood Arts Society
 approached TAHS in June to put forward exceptional students work forward for consideration for the Royal Society of British Artists (RBA) ‘Star Student’ exhibition to be held in collaboration with the Royal Overseas League (ROSL).   Only 3 students from each society were eligible to enter so the standard was exceptional from the start. 

Livia Robinson from Y13 has had her work selected to form part of a prestigious exhibition in London Next Year. From a field of 247 entries extremely high caliber students from Arts Society’s across the country, only approximately 20 were selected for exhibition. The chosen students  will have their work exhibited along side professional artists and be open to the public after a VIP private view in April for the ROSL exhibition at Over-Seas House in London and July for the RBA exhibition at the Mall Galleries in London next year.

We are delighted that Livia has made it through as she is a dedicated Art and Photography student, who is currently in the process of gaining an undergraduate degree  BA Hons  in a  creative Arts course in either design or illustration at university, this has come at a great time for her to discuss at interview and to start of her future career in the Arts with such recognition of her talents.

Her image of a skull, created using water-colour, ink and pen is both an impressive observational study and a piece full of mood and atmosphere. Well Done Livia!

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November 23rd 2018

 Dates for your diary

 
29/11/2018 – Y11 Parents Evening
 
20/12/2018 – Last day of term
 
21/12/2018 – Inset Day
 

 Headteacher blog:

On Friday,  a group of our Year 13 students were given the opportunity to participate in a public speaking training session  delivered by the charity ‘Talk the Talk.’
 
Year 11 were invited to participate in The National Citizenship Programme and Year viewed the Royal Shakespeare Company’s production of Romeo and Juliet.
 
It was my pleasure to join Miss Robinson’s form group to share GCSEpod with them and to see so many of our year 11 and 13 students working towards their mock examinations. 
 
 
6th

 

What a success Year 13 Parents evening was. So many of you attended and we had apologise from many that could not attend. It is good to listen to the advice of their subject teachers and to reiterate how important it is to apply themselves early to their revision rather than leaving it to the last minute. We want our students to succeed and revision is one in which they can take control of their future. Encourage your son or daughter to speak to their subject teachers early if they are worried about a specific topic or question style.

Today we were able to give 21 Year 12 and 13 students the opportunity to gain skills and confidence with public speaking. Talk the Talk who support the idea of confident communication for life were able to share strategies to enable those that participated to enable them to stand in front of their peers and talk about themselves for three to five minutes. It is very difficult to find strengths about yourself but they managed it. All the Sixth Form Team were involved in the event and we all believe that it served them well. Mrs Dodd managed to take a photograph of them all completing an exercise on eye contact.

During lunchtime on Friday 23rd November Thomas Alleyne’s Senior prefects pulled off yet another successful “doughnut day”. The team of Prefects partnered up with the Derby branch of Krispy Kreme to order 600 donuts. All the effort was worth it as all 600 donuts were sold and over £220.00! profit was raised. The profits will be donated to the Sixth Form Forever Charity the Douglas Macmillan Hospice. The Senior Prefect’s would like to thank everyone who purchased doughnuts to help raise the money.

 

Winter Fayre

 
There was fantastic news last weekend from the Annual Winter Fayre.  The school farm took 7 pairs of sheep to the country show ground in Stafford to take part in the schools competition on Saturday and young handlers on Sunday.  We were competing against Abbotsholme and Rodbaston Agricultural college in the schools competition and came away with 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 6th prize out of 13 entries.  The students who showed the sheep were superb and a real credit to the school.
 
On Sunday, the students were back again to take part in the young handlers competition where they were competing against very experienced handlers.  Again our students, most of whom had never been in a show ring before, displayed confidence and competence and performed extremely well.  Particular praise goes to Ellie Roobottom who was placed 4th out of 23 entries.

Vet Skills

This week students were looking at livestock reproduction and the vet was able to bring in the uterus of cow for demonstration purposes.  The students learnt about the structure of the female reproductive system of a cow and how AI is used in livestock husbandry. One uterus was from a cow that was 3 months pregnant so students were able to see the development of the foetus as well. It was a fascinating session.

Mock Exams

  Please make sure you are using your revision guide, revision cards and practice questions in your pack.  We will be running a revision session on Saturday 8th December between 10 and 12. 33B will be a review of content of each area that is likely to be assessed.  33A will be available for practice questions, informal revision and the opportunity to ask any relevant questions to a teacher.   Please take up this support to prepare for your mock exams.  

JCQ Exam Contingency Day – Wednesday 26th June 2019

For the Summer 2019 exam series a “contingency” exam day has been arranged by the examination awarding bodies which all students need to be aware of. This contingency day for GCSE and/or A Level (or equivalent) examinations has been put in place “in the event of widespread, sustained national or local disruption to examinations during the June 2019 examination series.” The decision comes following the tragic events of last summer, namely the Manchester attacks and the Grenfell Tower fire.

The Joint Council for Qualifications have decided that they need the option to postpone an exam in the event of an incident and rearrange for a later date to allow all students a fair and equal chance. The date that has been set aside as the contingency day is Wednesday 26 June 2019. This means that all exam candidates must be available to sit exams from the date of their first exam until Wednesday 26 June 2019. 

This decision is not a school decision and does apply to all candidates in all schools. Please can all students/parents/carers make a note of the new contingency exam date in the event that an awarding body needs to invoke its contingency plan. 

Summer 2018  – GCSE Certificates

These will be available for collection from the dining area at the following times:

 Thursday 6th December 9am -11am
 Friday 7th December 2pm – 3.30pm

Anybody unable to collect in person, can provide a short note to nominate a relative/friend to collect on their behalf. They must bring the note with them plus ID.

Interventions

Please see the latest interventions timetable under this link…. 

Interven TT Nov

MFL Mock Exams

Mock GCSE French speaking exams next week in room 26. Times outside room 23. Bonne Chance  

Science

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

Year 10

Anna Adams and Orla Hodgkinson for excellent effort in lessons.

Year 11

Charlotte McAteer, Georgia Cocke and Samantha Cotterill for excellent effort in homework tasks.

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

Year 10

Laura Backhouse, Felicity Burgess, Amelie Coyne, Saffron Forrester and Millie Hodges for excellent sheep handling at the English Fair held at the Staffordshire County Showground.

Year 11

Rachel Spence and Joe Porritt for determination in Animal Care.

Well done!

PE

Another of our House matches took place during Thursday. This time it was the turn of Girls House Hockey. First up was the Year 9 girls who all turned up with full teams, meaning over 45 students were involved. A special thanks goes to Tom Reddington who helped to umpire both sets of house matches. All teams played each other and 1st place went to Orme who won 2 matches and drew another. Torrance and Whitmore got joint second place after getting 6 points each, leaving Elkes to take last place. Then the mixed Year 10 and 11 teams took to the astro. Again all houses presented full teams meaning nearly 100 girls took part in House Hockey in total. Unfortunately there were very little goals in this set of matches. The first 5 games were 0-0 meaning the last game had everything to play for. Elkes scored in the last minute to not only win the game but also the competition. Whitmore and Torrance were again joint second with Orme in last place. Well done to all students involved, everyone has received credits for participating and representing their house.

Netball 

The Year 9 netball team played their first game on Thursday against John Taylor. The result did not go TAHS’ way, suffering a 15-3 defeat.John Taylor played some excellent netball and controlled possession of the ball having the experience of playing together longer than TAHS.Our girls showed composure when in possession of the ball and tried to keep the passing range short to reduce interceptions.Player of the match was Evie Robins. Next game is on Tuesday against John Port away. 

U14 House Rugby 

On Thursday the next round of the House Competition took place with boys Rugby Union.  Results Elkes 7 – Orme 0, Torrance 0 – Whitmore 7, Elkes 12 – Whitmore 0, Orme 5 – Torrance 0, Elkes 0 – Torrance 0, Whitmore 0 – Orme 0 

1st Elkes, 2nd Whitmore & Orme, 4th Torrance 

U16 House Rugby 

1st Torrance, 2nd Whitmore, 3rd Elkes  

U14 County Cup Basketball 

Thomas Alleyne’s beat Clayton High

Geography news…

  Well done last week to the 23 year 11s who stayed after school to attend a revision session for their mocks. All year 11s welcome to attend. Every Friday 3:10 – 4pm in 6b and 6a.    Year 13…Reminder that the next part of your coursework – Data presentation is due in on Friday November 23rd. Any student needing help should pop into 6b and see Mrs Goodwin on Tuesday lunchtime.  

Maths Puzzle October 2018

  Mr Black wanted to buy a piece of land. However, he is eccentric and wants the plot of land to be   1. Triangular – a right angled triangle   2. The area in square metres must be exactly ten times the perimeter in metres   3. The perimeter must be less than 240 metre   4. Each side must be an exact number of metres(an integer)   So what are the dimensions of the plot   Solutions to Mr Askey

History 

Year 11 have been completing knowledge quizzes in class and at home as part of preparation for mock exams. You can support students by asking to see the quiz they are currently working on and testing them on their subject knowledge.   Year 13 students should, by now, have a good overall knowledge of all aspects of Year 12 and 13 work and be concentrating on learning precise pieces of evidence to include in written work. You can support students by using their exercise books to test them on their subject knowledge.   It’s really encouraging that lots of students are attending after school revision sessions. Mrs Young and Mrs Johnson are available Tuesday – Friday after school and every lunch time.   Year 9 have been looking at World War One propaganda. Follow the link to see some very lovely examples of their work.

yr 9 propaganda posters

Geography News!

  Well done to our year 11 pupils…A great turn out at the last 2 revision revision sessions. 32 and 36 pupils! Lets make it 40 next week. Come to 6a and 6b at 3:10 – 4pm, next weeks topic will be the Holderness Coast. 

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November 16th 2018

Dates for your diary

 

19/11/2018 PTA Meeting
20/11/2018 – Y13 Parents Evening
29/11/2018 – Y11 Parents Evening
20/12/2018 – Last day of term
21/12/2018 – Inset Day

 Headteacher blog:

On Thursday evening, I had the pleasure of attending our Senior Prize Giving. It was a privilege to celebrate students’ achievements and to listen to our guest speaker Mrs Liz Abram.
At the end of Liz’s talk, she shared with us these tips:
Trust your instincts. If it feels wrong don’t do it.
Say exactly what you mean. 
Never speak badly of, or to yourself.
Don’t be afraid to say no.
Don’t be afraid to say yes.
Be kind to yourself.
Stay away from drama.
Don’t be a people pleaser.
Stay away from negativity.
Let go of what you can’t control.
Love.
If you can be anything, be kind.
Stay patient and trust your journey.
Choose your habits with care; they decide your future.
The things you are passionate about are not random, they are your calling.
My thanks to Liz for her inspirational speech. Thank you also to our chair of governors, Mr Mike Prescott, to our talented musicians  and Oki our lighting crew!
We are now just 20 school days away from Year 11 and Year 13 mock examinations. You will see an intervention schedule later in the newsletter to support students. In order to provide resources for all subjects, we continue to fund GCSEpod for students. Whilst many students have clearly put in place a detailed revision plan, some have not streamed any podcasts. Please encourage them to do so as we know it leads to building good habits and subsequent success. 
Finally well done to the staff and students who are working incredibly hard on our school production of DNA. It will be a fantastic show dates for your diary are for the 4th, 5th and 6th December. 

 

Original Krispy Kreme Glazed Doughnuts

On Friday 23rd November Thomas Alleyne’s Sixth Form are organising a ‘Doughnut Day’.  All profits made will go the 6th Form’s Forever Charity – Douglas Macmillan Hospice.

Famous Krispy Kreme Original Glazed Doughnuts will be on sale at break time and lunch time where students and staff will be able to purchase them. The Doughnuts will be sold at £1.00 each or £10.00 for a box of a 12, considerably cheaper than retail price! 

We hope we can rely on your support for the fundraiser and that you make the most of the opportunity to taste some fantastic doughnuts and raise some ‘dough’!

Thank you 6th Form 

On Friday 16th November, 4 members of Uttoxeter Lions came to school and presented students with a certificate of appreciation for their support raising money for the Indonesia appeal. 
Other Lions news:  please continue to bring in old spectacles, hearing aids or mobile phones for the Lions recycling scheme.  Well done to students who are already logging hours as part of the Young Leaders In Service scheme.  If you require any further information about these, please contact Mrs Bell.

Mock Exams

Please make sure you are using your revision guide, revision cards and practice questions in your pack.  We will be running a revision session on Saturday 8th December between 10 and 12. 33B will be a review of content of each area that is likely to be assessed.  33A will be available for practice questions, informal revision and the opportunity to ask any relevant questions to a teacher.
Please take up this support to prepare for your mock exams.

JCQ Exam Contingency Day – Wednesday 26th June 2019

For the Summer 2019 exam series a “contingency” exam day has been arranged by the examination awarding bodies which all students need to be aware of. This contingency day for GCSE and/or A Level (or equivalent) examinations has been put in place “in the event of widespread, sustained national or local disruption to examinations during the June 2019 examination series.” The decision comes following the tragic events of last summer, namely the Manchester attacks and the Grenfell Tower fire.

The Joint Council for Qualifications have decided that they need the option to postpone an exam in the event of an incident and rearrange for a later date to allow all students a fair and equal chance. The date that has been set aside as the contingency day is Wednesday 26 June 2019. This means that all exam candidates must be available to sit exams from the date of their first exam until Wednesday 26 June 2019. 

This decision is not a school decision and does apply to all candidates in all schools. Please can all students/parents/carers make a note of the new contingency exam date in the event that an awarding body needs to invoke its contingency plan. 

 

Interventions

Please see the latest interventions timetable under this link….

Uttoxeter Iceskaters

This year Sean and Carl in our sixth form have been succesful in winning the inclusive and paired category of the artistic iceskating competition in Uttoxeter which was judged by professionals from Dancing on Ice. Carl then went on to win the national artistic competition.
On Saturday 8th December Carl and Sean, along with many of our students, will be performing in their 5th Christmas Show at Uttoxeter, Cinderella on Ice.  
Ice skating is clearly a fantastic way to develop teamwork, communication, health, determination, confidence and friendships .

PTA

See the latest news from the PTA here:

PTA News

Science

 

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

Year 9

Maddy Capewell for consistent excellent effort and attainment

Isla McFadzean for smashing her target grade in her first assessment

Kacper Wielechowski for excellent performance in his assessments

Year 10

Kyle Elcock for his really positive attitude to Science

Aiden White for a massive improvement in Science

Year 11

Dan Hensman for consistent excellence in Chemistry

Danielle Ashmore for superb effort in Chemistry

Well done!

PE

 

U16 County Cup Football 2nd Round
On Thursday we travelled to Sir Graham Balfour in Stafford for the 2nd round of the county cup. In great Autumn weather conditions we began well but conceded from a direct free kick.  We fought back well and a scored an equaliser via a corner from Archie McNair which was slid home by Frankie Bussell.  The game was then end to end with it being clear that the score was going to be close.  Sub Lewie Thornton made a great impact holding the ball up and won a penalty which captain Bussell slotted into the bottom corner.
Man of the Match – Bussell
Team- Belcher, Simon, Ford, Bosworth, Shaw, Archer, Bussell, Dawson, Martin, McNair, Hunt, Thornton.
Boys House Rugby & Girls House Rugby
Next round of House Matches is on Thursday. See your Head of House for team lists.

 

 

Geography news…

Well done last week to the 23 year 11s who stayed after school to attend a revision session for their mocks. All year 11s welcome to attend. Every Friday 3:10 – 4pm in 6b and 6a. 
Year 13…Reminder that the next part of your coursework – Data presentation is due in on Friday November 23rd. Any student needing help should pop into 6b and see Mrs Goodwin on Tuesday lunchtime.

Maths Puzzle October 2018

Mr Black wanted to buy a piece of land. However, he is eccentric and wants the plot of land to be
1. Triangular – a right angled triangle
2. The area in square metres must be exactly ten times the perimeter in metres
3. The perimeter must be less than 240 metre
4. Each side must be an exact number of metres(an integer)
So what are the dimensions of the plot
Solutions to Mr Askey

News from the MFL Department

Y11 French should be revising for their mock speaking exams week beginning 26.11.18 -three themes especially the chosen theme as well as vocabulary and structures.

Bonne Chance!

History 

In the run up to mock exams, it is great to see Year 11 students attending lunchtime and after school revision sessions. These run every lunchtime and after school Wednesday to Friday with Mrs Young and Mrs Johnson. We are available to answer any questions and help students learn the content of the course. If students are feeling a bit overwhelmed by the task ahead of them then these sessions are a good place to find help with planning revision and identifying key areas to focus on.

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November 10th 2018

Dates for your diary

16/11/2018 Own Clothes Day for Children in Need (£1)

 

19/11/2018 PTA Meeting
20/11/2018 – Y13 Parents Evening
29/11/2018 – Y11 Parents Evening
20/12/2018 – Last day of term
21/12/2018 – Inset Day

 Headteacher blog:

On Friday evening, our PTA organised their annual Quiz night. In just one night, they managed to raise over £1000 for pupils in school. Thanks to everyone involved. As many people will know, funding for schools is incredibly tight and the funds the PTA raise are much valued by our staff and the students who benefit. 
 
On that note, if you are shopping in Tesco next week, we would appreciate your support in helping us raise funds for the repair of the swimming pool. We are thrilled that we have been selected as one of the charities supported by Tesco’s Bags of Help scheme. A local community grant scheme, which uses the money raised from carrier bag sales to fund local projects across Britain. Each time you shop you will be offered a blue token at the checkout and be able to vote for the project they want the money to go to. Every two months they hand out grants of up to £4,000, £2,000 and £1,000. We are hoping to raise £4000 towards the refurbishment of the changing rooms so please pick up a token and vote for us!
 
Twice this week, I met with students who have been excelling in their work. Initially, I met with a small group of about 12 students who have streamed more podcasts than anyone else. What they all had in common, was that have incredible work ethics and have been quietly working at home to ensure they understand all that they have been taught. Then at the end of the week, I joined 40 of our Year 11 ,12 and 13 students who have stood out for their attitude and the progress they are making. It was a pleasure to share a Headteacher breakfast celebration with them. 
 
On Sunday, we have been invited by the Uttoxeter Branch of the British Legion and The Town Council to join the Remembrance Parade. I look forward to accompanying two of our sixth formers who will be laying our wreathe on the Town’s War Memorial. This follows a week of remembrance assemblies which have been led by our sixth formers and Mrs Fisher. 

 

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Well done to the Year 13 students who delivered a wonderful and thought provoking Remembrance assembly this week. The mature level in which they spoke in front of all year groups and the composure they showed when speaking about the three Alcock brothers who died in World War One was admirable.

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As this Autumn term continue we would like to remind parents and carers that the Year 13 mock exams will be before the end of term this year which means that all students should be creating revision materials and preparing to be as successful as they can.  To start now and to continue after the exams in December will certainly have a positive impact on their A Level exams in May and June of next year.

With this in mind I must also remind you that personal statements for UCAS and Apprenticeship applications should be completed. Their form tutors, subject teachers and EPQ teachers are there to read them through and give advice. We have sent some UCAS applications off already and I am aware that there will be more ready to be sent on Monday morning. 

Monthly Parents’ Pack
full of apprenticeship resources!

Take a look at the very first National Apprenticeship Service Parents’ Pack.

The monthly pack, designed to be shared through school channels, is full of resources aimed at helping parents understand the benefits of apprenticeships.

October’s edition includes translated resources, dates for your diary and a useful guide highlighting 6 easy ways to keep informed about apprenticeships.
There are also links to more packs with apprenticeship information.

The pack can be downloaded for free on the Amazing Apprenticeships website:https://amazingapprenticeships.com/resource/parents-pack-october-201

As you are aware we recently started collecting spectacles, hearing aids and mobile phones on behalf of Uttoxeter Lions. They came to empty the recycling bin for the first time this week and we are pleased to say that we have collected the following:
Spectacles – 21
Hearing Aids – 8
Uttoxeter Lions are extremely pleased with the start the school has made.  The recycling bin is located outside the 6th Form office. Lower school students can take their contributions to Mrs Bell in Room 11.

Elevate

This week Elevate came in again to do a session with our students on Time Management. They looked at how to create a revision timetable and focussed on fitting in their hobbies and fun activities first and putting revision time around it to encourage motivation.
They also recommended putting a photo above your desk of what you are aiming for. For example displaying a photo of the college or apprenticeship you want to go to in order to keep motivated.
The last session will be on Monday 21st January  and is titled ‘Ace your exams’
Please have a look at the student portal on the elevate website where you can download resources to support your child with their study. The website link and password is as follows:
Password – rondo

Business Studies – Year 11 Revision

There will be a Business revision session on a Tuesday after school in Room 45 for the next four weeks to help prepare students for their mock exams.
The session will run from 3.10 until 3.45.

 

Worthy Mentions

Hannah Davis is a competitive cyclist and part of Derby Youth Track league and is currently 2nd in the league. Her ambition and commitment to cycling has been fantastic, especially being able to manage this around her studies. Well Done Hannah!
Many of the Thomas Alleyne’s girls are involved in the Girls Under 15’s Burton Rugby Club team. Jess Banner,Holly Sutton, Madi Porritt, Neve Peaty, Lucy Caladine and Holly Chatfield are currently unbeaten in the season’s games so far, showing grit and determination alongside great communication and team play. Well Done to these students!

MFL News

MFL Y11 are continuing to work on speaking topics in preparation for their mock speaking exams week beginning 26th November.
There is revision after school on Fridays after school in room 10 3.05-3.45 week 1 higher, week 2 foundation. In addition there will be a challenge group on Tuesdays at 3.05 in room 23 looking at grammar, skills and structures to aim for grade 8 or 9.
Y10 are revising for an an assessment on the topic on holidays in lesson next week.
Bonne chance.

Train to Teach

Train to Teach Event 4pm – 7pm Wednesday 14th November 2018
Staffordshire University Science Centre, Leek Road, Stoke-on-Trent, ST4 2DF

We will be on hand to discuss how you can now train to become a teacher at the Uttoxeter Learning Trust Teaching School”

For more information please contact the Teaching School at teachingschool@tahs.org.uk or visit our web site – http://www.ultteachingschool.org.uk”

Science

 

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

Year 9

Abbey Holgate and Danny Bekker for achieving excellent results in their first “Cells” assessment.

Year 10

Ben Salt and Oliver Taylor for achieving consistently excellent results in the “Bioenergetics module”.

Year 11

Natasha Painter and Jack Wright for achieving consistently excellent results in the “Infection and Response” module.

 

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

Year 10

Annabelle Jones for excellent work halter training the sheep.

Tammin Hudson for excellent coursework on handling rabbits.

Year 11

Rowan Hall and Lydia Heath for excellent homework and commitment in Animal Care.

 

Well done!

 

PE

 

East Staffs Cross Country Championships

On Tuesday we made the short trip to Oldfields for the district cross country championships. We took full teams in the Year 9 boys, year 9 girls, year 10/11 boys and year 10/11 girls competitions. Star performer in the year 9 race was Leighton Thomas who came 2nd overall.

In year 10/11 Owen Carrington finished in 3rd place but it was the team that took the glory finishing in 1st place overall.
The team was Richard Wasson, Nathan Winstanley, Euan Walsh, Max Houghton and Owen Carrington.

 

Burton & District Football Association Cup Semi Final U16 Boys

Thursday saw Thomas Alleyne’s host Repton in the U16 B&D cup semi final. With Repton’s rich pedigree in the sport we were clear underdogs but went into the game full of confidence. The first half saw us have the better of the play but apart from a goal mouth scramble that was cleared off the line we couldn’t create any real clear cut chances.

In the second half the wind became much stronger and made it hard for us to get out of our own half. Repton built pressure but we defended well and were always a threat on the break and at set pieces. Eventually the pressure told and Repton took the lead, we carried on fighting to the end but it was not to be our day.

Man of The Match- Harvey Belcher
Team- Belcher, Ball, Shaw, Ford, Bosworth, Archer, Dawson, Bussell, McNair, Hunt, Martin, Thornton, Walker, Simon

 

Here is the latest video report from our budding sports reporter Max….

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Data Collection Sheets

Please can you return the completed data collection sheets to the school as soon as possible.

Maths Puzzle October 2018

Mr Black wanted to buy a piece of land. However, he is eccentric and wants the plot of land to be
1. Triangular – a right angled triangle
2. The area in square metres must be exactly ten times the perimeter in metres
3. The perimeter must be less than 240 metre
4. Each side must be an exact number of metres(an integer)
So what are the dimensions of the plot
Solutions to Mr Askey

Non uniform day next Friday 16th

£1 minimum donation please.

Half of the money will be going to Children in Need and half will be going towards providing emotional well-being counselling for Thomas Alleyne’s students.

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October 26th 2018

Dates for your diary

w/c 29/10/18 – Half term 

05/11/2018 – Inset day

09/11/2018 – PTA Quiz night details below

19/11/2018 PTA Meeting
20/11/2018 – Y13 Parents Evening
29/11/2018 – Y11 Parents Evening
20/12/2018 – Last day of term
21/12/2018 – Inset Day

 Headteacher blog:

We are now at an exciting stage in the planning of our new build which will be located on the site of our current pavilion. The new block will include a multi/gym or dance studio, 3 new classrooms, new changing rooms and toilets for students. As you can see from the artist impression below, it is a exciting addition to the school environment and one which we hope to have ready for students and staff in 12 months time. The work we did to extend the canteen over the Summer has proved popular with students and we have found that the sixth form are increasingly using it as a place for them to complete their independent work. We are close to finalising the work on the swimming pool in the hope we are able to re-open it in Easter next year. 
Thank you to all parents and students for your support this half term. We hope you have a lovely break and look forward to seeing you back on Tuesday 6th November. 

 

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Year 11 Pre Mock Interventions

Interventions will be starting in earnest after half term and the full timetable can be seen below:

Interventions Oct 18

History

Year 13
Well done to all the students who have met the coursework completion deadline. Year 13’s next task is revision for mock exams. If this has not already started then it must be begun during half-term – make sure that you refer to the year 12 topic revision document given to you in lessons.
Year 11
All year 11 have been set a holiday homework of reviewing and learning the answers to the GCSE quiz sheets. Recap knowledge tests based on year 10 work will begin after half-term in class. Don’t forget that if there is anything students don’t understand, then revision classes are available at lunchtime and after school – see Mrs Johnson and Mrs Young for details.

World Challenge

 

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It’s exciting to hear that your child is keen to join the Thomas Alleyne’s High School expedition team to Malawi in July 2020. Mr Gilson has an information pack for your child to bring home about the trip, and if you click on the pictures below you will be able to watch the “Safety” and “Our traveller” video’s that were played as part of the information evening.

Malawi is known as the warm heart of Africa, its people are incredibly friendly, and it has excellent travel opportunities and fascinating cultures for a student led expedition. While in Malawi the team will trek through tea plantations to reach the high Zomba Plateau and hike the Mulanje Massif to reach 2684m with fabulous views. They will take part in a community project learning about Malawi life and culture first hand and giving something back by improving facilities at a local school. The boat and land safaris at Liwande National park will be a highlight, and there will be time to relax at Monkey Bay on the shores of Lake Malawi too.

The Cost of the 4 week expedition is £4350 this includes Flights to and from Malawi, all transport during the expedition in country, all accommodation costs (tents are provided), all food, a 2 day training weekend in the UK next year, full safety and backup including expedition leaders, and comprehensive medical insurance. Other costs to consider include personal kit and equipment eg clothing, rucksack and boots, pre departure withdrawal insurance, Vaccinations and Visas, kit insurance, UK transport and pocket money for treats and souvenirs (max £200).

A tradition has grown at World Challenge over the last 30 years for students to raise as much of their own expedition fee as they can themselves. Popular ideas include getting a part time job, baby sitting, or mowing lawns, making and selling things at Christmas craft fayres or bake sales, team car washes and supermarket bag packing or big theme nights raise lots too.

There will be meetings in school to help with organising fundraising events for the expedition fee. It is important that your child has some ideas of their own too, as we can’t do it for them. World Challenge have lots of resources and ideas on the members area of our website to help your child with their fundraising, which you will have access to if they sign up.

If after looking through the information you would like your child to participate, please apply following the instructions below or on the paper application form in the information pack by the 9th November.

To Apply online

  1. Go towww.myworldchallenge.com/bookingcodeand enter the booking code ZVJZ92Z5
  2. Verify your email address by clicking the link in the verification email we send you.
  3. Complete the online application in full and pay your first instalment, you will have full access to My World Challenge straight away.

There is lots more information in the pack your child will be bringing home, if you have any questions or would like to discuss any aspect of the expedition please call our customer support team on 01494 427600.

 

The deadline for signing up for World Challenge (Malawi 2020) is Friday 9th November.  Applications can be made through postal application from the brochure handed out on the parents’ evening or more easily completed online by going to the World Challenge website, again full details of how to apply are also outlined in the brochure.  If you require a brochure or further help please do not hesitate to contact Mr Gilson.

MFL News

Congratulations to all those Y9 who did well in the family assessment – praise cards to follow.
Y11 French are choosing and writing up their chosen theme for the speaking exam to be handed in the first lesson after half term.
5 Y10 students are are waiting to find out their exchange partners. 
Y10 French should be preparing their holidays questions to hand in in their first French lesson after half term and revising for an assessment.
Bonnes vacances

Geography

Geography year 13
Students should have handed in chapter 1 and 2 of their coursework – the introduction and methodology sections. Over half term students should spend time on collecting their primary data and its presentation. Please see Mr Washbourne or Mrs Goodwin if there are any questions about this. 
Geography year 11
Well done to the 14 year 11 pupils who stayed behind last Friday to spend time revising urbanisation. There will be after school revision every Friday from 3:10 – 4pm to help pupils prepare for their mock exams. All pupils welcome. 

 

TAHS Quiz Night 18 v_online

Science

 

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

Year 9

Louisa Page and Jack Smart for two fantastic assessment test scores in Chemistry.

Year 10

George Foster and Saffron Forrester for continually working hard in Chemistry.

Year 11

Tya Messer and Leyton Tyers for consistently being above their target grade in Chemistry.

 

Well done!

 

PE

 

Girls Rugby
On Thursday the girls travelled to Burton Rugby to compete in a festival which also involved players from Robert Sutton and Pingle.
The competition started with a full 15 a side game which was played to a really high standard with some big hits, great runs and solid ball distribution. The experience and power from TAHS meant that we dominated the score line but scoring 6 tries Maddie Porritt x 2, Molly Beresford x 2, Heather Leech & Lucy Calladine, finishing off some strong runs from their team mates.
The festival then broke down into smaller sided games again TAHS were dominant but this allowed for more development of individual players.
A fantastic performance backed up by lots of singing on the minibus journey home.
Chatfield, Porritt, Jones, Reilly, Beresford, Yates, Calladine, Peaty, Clarke, Baldwin, Horsfall, Perry, Leech

Girls football
The first 11 a side game of football this season ended in a crushing 8-0 defeat from Westwood.
However there were many positives to take away from the game with every player improving and becoming more confident on the ball as the game progressed.
Team – Klaudia Siwek, Courtney Bogacki, Jemima Pope, Ava Shenton, Harriet Bebbington, Charlotte Ward, Mia Beavan, Phoebe Lawrie, Isabel Rose, Ellie Avery, Millie Yates, Georgia Edwards
Year 9 Boys Rugby
On Wednesday last our year 9 rugby team travelled to Burton Rugby Club for the district tournament. This was the teams debut for school and some excellent rugby was played. In great conditions we got through to the 3rd / 4th playoff against Paulet. Our experience of earlier games began yo pay off as we scored some scintillating tries and racked up a good score.
U16 County Cup Rugby v St Josephs College

Report to follow after half term.
District Cross Country- First day back. All runners selected should have received a parent text.
Year 9 Basketball- practice first day back 3.05. First fixture Wednesday 7th Nov
Year 11 Football – Semi final v Repton at home Thu 8th Nov

 

A Thank You

Please see the letter below from the Lions Club….

Lions letter

 

You can now train to teach at the Uttoxeter Learning Trust Teaching School

Have you always had a desire to teach ?  Would you like to inspire and shape lives for the future ?
Is this something you have considered in the past, but don’t know where to turn to for advice ?
 
Come along and chat with us at the forthcoming Train to Teach event –
Wednesday 14th November 2018  (4pm – 7pm)
Staffordshire University,
Science Centre,
Leek Road,
Stoke-on-Trent,
ST4 2DF
 
More information can be found on the Train to Teach web site :
 
 
For further information about the opportunities to train to teach please e-mail – teachingschool@tahs.org.uk  or telephone 01889 561820 please ask for the Teaching School, where we will be happy to offer guidance.

Maths Puzzle October 2018

You have until the end of this coming week to get your answers in…..
How Old is John?
Mum’s age in two years’ time divided by John’s age now , then added to John’s age comes to two-thirds of what Mum was when John was born. And today it is Mum’s and John’s birthday.
How old is John?
Maths Puzzle – Solution Mum 37 John 13 or Mum 26 John 2 
Winners ‘How Old is John?’
Peter Taylor (Governor)
Mrs BA Davies (Governor)
Well done – See Mr Askey for your prize

 

Your Staffordshire Card

The Your Staffordshire Card scheme is ending on 31 August 2019
Staffordshire County Council like many councils are facing unprecedented financial challenges not of our making due to the increasing costs of funding adult social care and children’s care – at a time when national funding to councils continues to fall.
The decision has been made to phase out financial support for the Your Staffordshire Card (YSC) youth scheme. In the past you have helped to promote the scheme and we would like you to display the attached poster and let your students know of the closure if possible.
This means that from 31 August 2019 the pass will no longer be accepted for discounted travel on buses. We will honour passes to that date.
If people wish to comment they can  email yourstaffordshirecard@staffordshire.gov.uk  by 30 November 2018.
Individual responses will not be provided but all comments will be noted.

House Trophy

The House Trophy competition for this half-term is incredibly close, with each house having a success in at least one event. There is still plenty to play for, especially with regards to achieving credits and attendance to school. Elkes house have come 2nd in 5 competitions so far, which is a fantastic achievement for where they stand at the moment. Orme house came first in the Y9 Girls Cross-Country and Attendance, whereas Torrance have been first in Y9 Boys Cross-Country, Y9 Handball and Credits. Whitmore have been equally successful in coming first in Y10/11 Girls and Boys Cross-Country as well as the Y10/11 Handball Competitions. The leaderboard stands as follows:

1st Elkes – 40 points

2nd Torrance & Whitmore – 39 Points

3rd Orme – 32 Points

Could this be the closest year yet for the Thomas Alleyne’s House Competition? Plenty to play for in the next half-term with:

Credits

Attendance

House Hockey

House Rugby

 

Art

Year 9 Sculptures!
In year 9 art class this term we have been looking at key visual elements such as colour, patttern, space, shape and form. Also investigating the artist Hundertwasser, and had our drawing assessment from direct observation of a shoe. Drawing with line and using tone to emphasise the illusion of form and texture. At home we have been looking at our design work from imagination and referencing Hundertwasser’s work, ready to challenge ourselves with a 3D construction. 
Well done to those groups who have already finished their first independent learning task based on the artist Hundertwasser. 
We have had some super inventive designs, creative use of reclaimed materials such as crisp tubes, drinks bottles, lollipop sticks and one even made entirely from crochet! 
We are looking forward to seeing the rest of year 9 art groups completing their own sculptures shortly. If you are not sure what date to hand in your work please check INSIGHT.
These works will be photographed for your sketchbook, left on display then all being well returned home for you to keep. 

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Reports

Year 11 & 13 reports are available on Insight.

 

Respect Programme – Autumn 2

The themes for the next half-term now moves onto some current challenges that young people are faced with day-in, day-out. It is vital that if you have any concerns about the material, that you contact your child’s Head of House or Form Tutor to discuss any of these issues. All students will be studying e-safety, however each Year group will focus particularly on:

Year 9:

Safeguarding

Consequences of Cyber Bullying

Social Media and the Law

Cyber Bullying Situations

Being Impersonated on Social Media

Fraping

Sexting

Year 10 & 11:

Web Evaluation

Filesharing and Copyright Infringement

Digital Footprint

Ratings and Responses Websites

Creative Commons Licesing and Copyright

How to Avoid Fraud

Hijacked Videos

Year 11 will also have a focus towards their Mock examinations as we get closer to Christmas. So may look at revision techniques with their Tutors.

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