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

STEM Career of the Fortnight – Radiographer


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

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

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

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

Skills Required

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

Entry Requirements

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

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

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


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

More Information


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  • Radiologist
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10/3/23 Roundup – Sports (All year groups)

Girls Rugby

International Women’s Day was celebrated with a rugby festival and pizza at Deferrers. Over 65 girls from Robert Sutton, John Taylor, Deferrers and TAHS braved the cold and snow. TAHS finished the competition undefeated. As always it was great to watch with the girls organising and coaching themselves through positions, rucks, scrums and lineouts, also encouraging each other during half-time and pre-match. 

Squad – Sadie, Elsie, Chloe, Heather, Keeley, Hannah, Lexie, Charlie, Lexie, Lizzie, Maddi and Niamh.

Thanks to Mark Tolley for the coaching, parents who have assisted with transport and to Deferrers for the best refreshments this season. 

Girls Cricket

Monday saw a trip out to Fenton Manor for our Under 15 cricket team. 

The tournament saw us win three games against John Taylor, Deferrers and Cheadle and defeats against Denstone A and Blythe Bridge. 

Bowling went really well with the majority of our players bowling legitimate deliveries and very few runs given away as extras. Zara, Erin, Abi, Scarlett, Dora and Beth all took wickets.  All of the players got to bat under competition pressure and we improved as the games went on. Susie and Scarlett opened the batting and both retired on 15 in some games. Chloe and Louie also scored lots of runs with good running and communication. All of the girls showed great athleticism in the field to take catches or stop the ball reaching the boundary. 

A really enjoyable day of cricket, we cannot wait for the summer tournaments. 

Squad – Dora, Erin, Beth, Louie, Chloe, Scarlett, Zaara, Susie and Abi

3/3/23 Roundup – Sports (All year groups)

England Rugby Captain

Congratulations to Lucy who has been named as captain for England Women’s U18 Rugby team to play Wales in the 6 nations on Sunday. See details of how to watch the game in the link below.


Summer Cricket club – external

We’ve been asked to share with you a letter about Uttoxeter Cricket Club. Please contact providers directly for more information.

16/2/23 Roundup – Year 10 Parents evening bookings

Good Morning,

Parents and carers of our year 10 students will be receiving a letter today with the full information needed for parents evening bookings. Key information included:

  • To prevent queueing we are continuing to do bookings through Talaxy
  • Bookings will open at 3pm on Friday 17th February
  • Bookings will close at 5pm on Monday 6th March

Please do let us know if you have any problems booking within this time. We look forward to welcoming you on the night.

15/2/23 Roundup – Sports (Years 9-11)

Girls Rugby Vs De Ferrers

Over 35 girls participated in an U16’s rugby fixture last Tuesday. This was a great experience for the girls playing on a full size pitch and putting the techniques learnt at rugby club into a competitive situation. Issy and Sadie captained the side well and communicated the tactics well both during the game and at half time. Martha goose stepped her way up the pitch numerous times and we were able to capitalise with a couple of tries through her. Lizzie’s blistering pace and good ball handling saw us add a further three tries. Heather made several fearless runs forward for us to gain territory. Lexie was also very successful with her kicking. Susie, Elsie, Chloe, Keely and Charlie were all successful in the scrums and rucks to restrict De Ferrers attacks. Hannah was great with her position in both attack and defence and was rewarded with a well worked team try.

Thank you to Mark Tolley refereeing and coaching both teams and to the parents who assisted with transport. 

Team – Sadie, Issy, Lizzie, Susie, Lexie, Martha, Hannah, Elsie, Chloe, Keeley, Heather, Charlie

The door is open for more players to join girls rugby, the club runs every Friday 3:15-4:30, all years welcome. 

U18 County Cup Quarter Final Football

Please see link to full match video 


Regional Netball

The sporting fixture last week took place last weekend at Phoenix College, Wednesbury.

For the second season running Thomas Alleyne’s had qualified for the regional netball finals in the Under 16 age group. The aim was to win more games than the previous year and as always the team did not disappoint. Victories came against the Arthur Terry School, Wembley and Wolverhampton Grammar School so half our games were won. There was a one goal  difference in favour of Worcester Grammar and defeats against Solihull and Wrekin College. 

The vast majority of the squad play and train regularly at Tean and they have improved greatly since last year’s tournament. Their passion for netball, strong work ethic and determination should see the team develop further. 

Sophie and Jess combined brilliantly in the defensive D to restrict the opposition’s shooting chances. Lexie and Aimee both did a great job as WD reading the game well to win the ball before it reached the shooters. Martha was the engine of the team, covering most of the court but she was not rushed with her passing to ensure we remained in possession. Poppy’s work rate was high and she linked the play effectively between midcourt and our offensive D. Bella and Louie were both solid with their shooting and as the tournament progressed they were able to create easier shooting opportunities for themselves through intelligent movement.

With the tournament being held on a Sunday many spectators were able to come and support. The girls and Miss Jones really appreciated all of the family and friends who came to cheer the team on. It was also great to see ex- premier league footballer Ben Foster in the crowd. 

Squad – Sophie, Jess, Aimee, Lexie, Martha, Poppy, Bella and Louie

14/2/23 Roundup – School farm

Beef Boxes for sale! 

Farm fresh beef boxes will be coming back to school week commencing 6th of March. 

A 10kg box will have a mixture of mince, joints and steaks! £130 per 10kg box. 

This is the only way we keep the farm up and running as we don’t get any funding… so any orders are greatly appreciated. 

Please message Rosie on 07534272364  or email deakingallimore@tahs.org.uk to order or for more information. 

10/2/23 Roundup – Sports (Years 9-11)

Girls Football

Girls Football is back on. Looking forward to seeing as many of you as possible in preparation for the up and coming fixtures. Any questions see Miss Arrowsmith 

U15 County Cup Rugby

On Tuesday Thomas Alleyne’s were hosted by Uttoxeter Rugby Club to take on the mighty St Josephs College from Trent Vale. St Josephs are a selective grammar school in Stoke-on-Trent who specialise in rugby.  

We made a strong start to the game with some big tackles and dynamic runs.  St Jo’s scored first but our heads remained up and we grew in confidence with Adam R scoring just before half time, a lightning break down the wing from Tyler nearly gave us the lead.  In the 2nd half the experience, organisation and fitness of the away team began to take its toll and we struggled to gain possession.  We continued to battle hard and the final score of 35-5 did not tell the tale of of effort and endeavour.

Player of the Match was Callum H as voted for by the opposition for his strong ball carrying and commitment in defence.

In the front row Adam F and Tom R gave there usual all action performances and were up with the highest metre makers in the game.  Toby captained the side well and led by example at the breakdown.  Our back row of Jonty, Adam R and Jack W is probably a match for any school team in the land and St Jo’s will certainly have gone home with some sore bodies.  Oliver played his first game at scrum half and had a very good game providing service for Cory who used his full range of skills to try and create us opportunities.  In the centres both Charlie and Spencer had their best games in a school shirt.  At the back Sam pulled of some great try saving tackles, Tyler was threat with his pace and Ben read the play well.

U18 County Cup Football

On Wednesday we travelled to Fenton Manor to play Stoke City 6th Form College in the quarter finals of the county cup.

A couple of mistakes by our team let the college have a early 2 goal lead but with excellent play by Archer and Dawson in midfield we worked our way back into the game equalising through a Minshall header from a pinpoint corner from Dawson and a Ward header from a bullet cross from White.  In the second half the game could have gone either way with us creating a number of very good chances.  In the end it was the college that took their chances to progress to the next round 4-2.  Man of the match Minshall for a fantastic display at centre back. Closely run by Chatfield at left back who at 15 was playing against 18 year olds.