February 16th 2018

Assemblies for the week commencing 26th February will be led by Mrs Rudge

Theme: Your Future

Thought for the Week

‘The future lies before you, like paths of pure white snow. Be careful how you tread it, for every step will show.’

‘People always find it easier to be a result of the past rather than a cause of the future.’

Dates for your diary

26/2/2018 School Reopens 8.40

27/2/2018 Year 9 Parents Evening

1/3/2018 Tim Benton Motivational Speaker

7/3/2018 Ski Trip Parents Meeting 2

22/3/2018 Year 10 Parents Evening

 Headteacher blog:

When we reflect on the core purpose of our school and the words ‘Progress, Individuality and Opportunity,’ the importance of the work of the Future Intentions team is clear.
It was fantastic to see so many parents and students at the Future Intentions Year 9 options evening and then at the Careers Fair. Speaking to students, it was evident that the evening had offered them the opportunity to meet potential colleges, universities, employers and to discuss possible apprenticeships. They also commented that they welcomed the chance to speak to our own staff about GCSE courses for next year.
It was an exceptional Careers evening.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank Mrs Lyon who organised and led the entire event.
I hope everyone has an enjoyable half term and wish all our Year 11 and Year 13 students well as they continue with their revision. As we keep reminding them it will be worth it in the end!
 

Arts Society- Outstanding Artist of the Year Award

The Needwood and Lichfield branch of the Arts Society have kindly donated a beautiful glass trophy to add to our collection of Awards in school. 
This award will be presented to the student who is considered the most dedicated to their art form over the last year. It joins two other recent significant trophy donations from the ‘Class of 61’ a group of past students who were impressed with the variety of work our students do here.
We think it is wonderful that the Arts are recognized here at Thomas Alleyne’s for the positive contribution they make to the individual, society, and even the economic productivity in the UK. 
Did you know that the Creative Industries is the largest growing sector in the UK generating over £92 billion to the economy and employing almost 2 million people? *
 
* statistics from the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS).

 

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6th form

 

We have counted, checked and verified and the votes are now in!  Students in Year 12 who have had the most number of votes from students and staff have been asked to apply in writing to Mrs Dodd for the prestigious role of Senior Prefect. All students on the list must see Mrs Walton to collect their application letter. It is a lovely task to post the list of names but we are very aware of those that would have loved an opportunity to apply for the role of Senior Prefect but were unable to secure enough votes and therefore may feel dejected. I would encourage those students to speak to a member of the Sixth Form Team upon their return after half term.

Last night we saw a tremendous turn out at the Careers Fair, and it was so nice to be asked such a varied range of questions. To speak to so many that I teach in Year 9 and to answer their questions about entry requirements for the Sixth Form and what A Levels we recommend for their career choices was a pleasure.  If there are any more questions that you would like answering then please email the Team at Sixthform@tahs.org.uk.

Letters have been sent out to prospective Year 12 students from our current Year 11 cohort.  On the letter, there will be a date, time and location for the interview. We are looking forward to meeting all of these students but also welcome the opportunity to meet their parents/carers.  It is recommended that parents do attend, as there may be some questions that you may want answering. If for some reason you are not able to attend on the time and date given then please let us know as soon as possible so that we can reschedule the meeting.

With my Year 13 group this afternoon we have worked out that they have ten weeks and four teaching days left. I recommended that they ensure over the next couple of weeks that all their subject content is transferred in to revision materials. The sooner the students complete this the longer they have to learn and remember. A student who has learnt the content inside out and back to front is a student that will feel confident when walking in to an exam venue. A student who is disorganised and has not spent the correct amount of time learning their content may feel apprehensive and therefore not perform as well as they could in the exam.  It seems logical to advise at this point that if any student needs support with managing their time in and out of school then they need to speak to their subject teachers as well as the Sixth Form Team.

Year 9 Options

Year 9 students are now able to complete their option choices via Insight. The diagram below shows how to complete this. If students have difficulties accessing the options form or the options information that has been sent to them via Insight over half term, just let your tutor know when you return. Thank you to those students who have already completed their choices but if you are unsure of what to choose there is no rush to complete the form as the deadline for completion is Wednesday 28th February. It is important to think carefully about the options that are open to you so please read through the options booklet and use the Fast Tomato website (https://www.fasttomato.com/) to help you make an informed decision.

Options Presentation

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Careers Fayre

The annual Thomas Alleyne’s Careers Fair took place on Thursday 15th February. There were over 40 different stands representing a variety of employers, colleges, universities and school departments present. Students and parents were able to get advice and guidance regarding A Level, BTEC and GCSE subjects and what career opportunities are open to them.  We would like to thank all of the organisations involved and Mrs Lyons for her fantastic organisation. We’re looking forward to next years already!

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Tim Benton Motivational Speaker

“I want you to live at your best”

Thursday 1st March, 6.00pm at Thomas Alleyne’s

For the fourth consecutive year we are fortunate to have Tim to come talk to year 11 pupils and parents.

Tim has the knack of challenging you to be better than you were before but without you really noticing. Through his disarming manner, his casual and entertaining style and his inarguable logic, he helps all those he works with – young and old – revaluate what they do, why they do it and whether they should be doing something else entirely.

Parents who have been to his talks always head home buzzing with ideas that are not only helpful in dealing with their children but also very relevant to their own careers and personal development.

Come on Thursday 1st March 6.00pm in the Theatre in order to support your child over the next few months in order for them to achieve their full potential.

Dates for Holiday Revision

These are the dates so far for your child to attend revision.  There will be more to come .

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Interventions

The latest interventions timetable is under the link below:

Interven TT Feb18

News from PE

Another great cheerleading session happened on Wednesday with the students learning a new dance routine and new stunts. Feel free to come along to the sessions, it’s not too late.

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House Matches
Baminton
Thanks To Alice Smith for scoring the house baddminton competition.  The competition consisted of a round robin singles and doubles format.  Overall Orme proved far too strong with 14 points, the rest were evenly matched with Torrance on 8 points, Elkes on 7 points and Whitmore on 6 points.
1st- Orme
2nd- Torrance
3rd- Elkes
4th- Whitmore
Table Tennis
Thanks To Charley Eley for scoring the house table tennis competition. The competition was a seeded singles round robin. 
Whitmore 3- Orme 1
Elkes 2 – Torrance 2
Whitmore 0 – Torrance 4
Elkes 2 – Orme 2
Whitmore 2 – Elkes 2
Orme 3 – Torrance 1
1st – Torrance
2nd- Orme
3rd- Whitmore
4th- Elkes

Girls Handball

A mixture of year 9 and 10 girls made their handball debut in the district tournament held at Robert Sutton. Similar to the boys competition last week, the girls began with limited tactical knowledge but improved great as the competition progressed. 
First up were Pingle who quickly scored two goals against us, through copying their defensive tactics and reverting to zonal defending when not in possession Alleyne’s looked more solid. More gaps appeared and the girls clawed back the 2 goals. Next up were Robert Sutton A, who were well drilled and had a firm defensive set up on the edge of the D. They also took a two goal advantage which was again matched by TAHS. Robert Sutton then broke and scored a winner in the dying minutes. The third match against Robert Sutton B saw Alleyne’s execute a successful game plan, looking to get people back behind the ball when defending and breaking quickly to through our high lone striker. 
Squad – Ellie Roobottom, Harriet Bebbington, Freya Hadgett, Amelia Hadgett, Holly Chatfield, Eve Bednall, Courtney Bogacki, Shani Wright & Grace Harvey
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Science News

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

Year 9

Willow Gregory for bringing in a myriad of interesting artefacts

Aryan Khunti for constant enthusiasm for Science

Year 10

Aaron Gwynne for consistent excellence in achievement

Rachel Agnew for superb effort and attainment

Year 11

Heather Forsyth for exemplary effort in Year 11

Amelia Graham for consistent excellent effort in her work

Chloe Sherlock and Abigail Podmore for excellent effort and attainment

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

Mackensie Paterson and Jenna Timmis for excellent effort in course work

This week’s Environmental Land Based Science Students of the Week also selected by Mrs North are:

Raeley Hall and Chloe Brown for excellent results in their trial exams

Well done to all students!

Valentine’s Cake Sale

Thank you to all the students of 13B that made and bought items for our cake sale and a HUGE thank you to all the staff and students that bought the cakes, cookies and other lovely goodies. We managed to raise over £150 for the Douglas Macmillan Hospice. Well done to all!!!

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Year 11 Computing Revision Schedual

Starting after half term the Computing sessions on a Wednesday evening will move from NEA support to revision for the examinations. The schedule of topics is outlined below:
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Year 9 Parents Evening

Mr Sabin is unable to attend the year 9 parents evening on 27th February, from 5:30 onwards. However he will be available for appointments between 3 and 5:30. If anyone would like to make an appointment with Mr Sabin before 4pm, please email him directly at sabin@tahs.org.uk, and he will make a booking. Thank you and sorry for any inconvenience.

GCSE+

GCSE+ has completed it second week.  Year 11 pupils should now be establishing very good revision habits and have a clear view of what is expected over the next few months.  After half term GCSE+ will continue for one more week. After easterGCSE + will run again for three weeks.

English Interventions

Please see the link below for full details of the English revision sessions available for year 11 students.

English Interventions

Careers

Don’t forget to check out the new careers page on tahsroundup.wordpress.com 

This week information on:

An Army Open Day in Newcastle…

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Links

Follow the links to; School Website, Facebook, Twitter & our Online Shop

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February 9th 2018

Assemblies w/b 12th February
Theme: Celebration
Assemblies will be led by the respective Head of House
 
Thought for the Week
“The reason most people give up so fast is that they look at how far they still have to go, instead of how far they have come.” (Anon)

Dates for your diary

15/2/2018 Careers Fair 6 – 8pm
27/2/2018 Year 9 Parents Evening
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Headteacher blog:

You will see later in our newsletter the advert for our Careers Evening next Thursday
There are not many times when 50 potential employers come together to share careers information and guidance – in Uttoxeter, we believe it only happens once a year and that is at Mrs Lyon’s inspirational Career’s Fair. 
We want to support our young people in finding the right route, and so we urge everyone to join us for the evening. Please don’t worry if you can only drop in for half an hour. Year 10 will then have a Careers Day on March 5th where they will get to develop their CV and interview skills. 
Year 11 mocks results day went well, and we are now holding revision sessions for our Year 11 students introducing them to the wonderful free app: https://getrevising.co.uk 
They are also well underway with their GCSEplus sessions. Please continue to encourage all your sons and daughters to access at least 10 GCSEpods a week to reinforce their learning in class. We know it makes a difference. 
Finally a note from me to my English class. I thoroughly enjoyed working with you on writing performance poetry this week, and look forward to seeing what you produce over the weekend. We looked at the work of the performance poet Sarah Kay, and as a parent myself, I thought some readers may be interested in her work. It is just a couple of minutes long!
 If poetry isn’t your thing then look out for Year 9 Max Hayes’ sports report below!

Year 11 Photographs – Wednesday 7th February

On Wednesday, all of Year 11 had a group photograph to mark their third year at Thomas Alleyne’s. Details on how to purchase this photograph along with the various packages available by Tempest will be provided when it becomes available. Each student have also received a sample individual photograph together with an order form, these photographs always prove incredibly popular to celebrate a student’s time in Year 11. In order to qualify for free postage and packaging to the school, please ensure that orders are made either online or via the order form and handed into main reception by Friday 16th February at 3.05pm. Any orders received after this date will require a charge of £4 delivery. All the Year 11 students took these order forms home immediately after having their photograph. We will expect the delivery of any photographs ordered to arrive in school sporadically over the next two months. If you have any queries about this, please do not hesitate to contact Mr Hawthorne (Head of Torrance House).

 

 

6th form

 

It was an excellent turn out to Year 12 Parents Evening last night with 83% attendance.  As a teacher of Year 12 and Deputy Head of Sixth Form it is also rewarding to answer questions, posed by parents, about Post 18 options.  All Year 12 students will be participating in an annual event next term where they will be able to find out about their options Post 18. There will be opportunities for parents to come in and ask questions at an event in the evening. We hope that many parents are able to attend, as this will enable you to support your child at home.  I would also like to thank you also to those parents who sent their apologies for Parents Evening and requested feedback.

Sometimes there is an event or a situation that arises where we feel, as a school, that we must highlight and celebrate the achievements of students that go the ‘extra mile’.  We are very proud of all our Sixth Formers but wanted to share with you a Good Samaritan story concerning one of our Year 12 students.  Last Friday, 2nd February Hannah, Jeffers was on her way back to school after her work experience at St Joseph’s when an eldery gentleman who was walking along the pavement fell and banged his head on the road. This was a shock for Hannah to see but she stopped and gave assistance along with another member of the public. Hannah stayed with the gentleman and held his and hand and talked to him to keep him calm until the ambulance arrived.

The member of public was so touched by the fact the Hannah stopped and stayed with him that she has brought Hannah a voucher as a thank you for her kindness. After the gentleman was taken away in the ambulance Hannah came back in to school.

This ‘golden moments’ show me that we truly are a community school and that we all want to give back to our local community, whether it is through charity work or this single act of kindness.

The assembly this week was focused on social media and the important role that it plays in our everyday lives. We highlighted the importance of using it safely and to ensure that all students think about what they are typing and what images they are sending. We would like to urge all students to use social media positively, to start a twitter debate about a point of interest that they may feel passionate about and to link it to their studies. As parents and adults, we may know less about the social media platforms that they use but we should also keep channels of communication open about the dangers, worries and concerns linked to social media but also to see it for what it can be which is a direct link to future employers or university courses.

All Year 11 students who have applied to the Sixth Form will be receiving their interview letters next week informing them of the date and time of their interview. We urge parents to attend this interview as it helps to answer many questions that you may have about the process and the Sixth Form in general. 

Year 9 Options

The Year 9 Options process has begun!

A reminder of the series of information events designed to inform parents and students of the subjects available to them at GCSE and A Level and how the options process works.

These events include:

• Year 9 Future Intentions and Careers Evening is on Thursday 15th February at 6pm in the Sports Hall with option talks in the Theatre starting at 6.15pm and 7pm. This is fantastic event has a range of subjects, universities, colleges and employers to help students make the right decisions regarding their future and is open to all students in TAHS and the Middle Schools.
• Year 9 parents evening is on Tuesday 27th February starting at 4pm.

Year 9 students will receive a letter next week detailing these events. We understand that this is a very important set of decisions that you and your child need to make and if you have any queries regarding these events please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Health & Social Care Taster Sessions

Students in year 9 have had a great time this week in the Social and Health Studies department learning all about the courses they can choose to take in years 10 and 11.  Students looked at Health and Social Care and looked at local services and different types of development.  They looked at life events and health issues in the U.K.  Whilst in Children’s Play, Learning and Development students explored how children learn and the different types of development that children by playing with Lego blocks with students producing some fabulous 10 minute Lego models. If students would like any more information about these courses they are welcome to come to room 63 at break or lunch. We look forward to working with you next year. 

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Staff Training

 
Staff training this week involved staff leading sessions on specific strategies that are successful for a range of learners in the classroom.  It was great to see some Y12 students leading sessions on the most successful teaching strategies that had helped them to make progress at GCSE.

 

Tim Benton Motivational Speaker

“I want you to live at your best”

Thursday 1st March, 6.00pm at Thomas Alleyne’s

For the fourth consecutive year we are fortunate to have Tim to come talk to year 11 pupils and parents.

Tim has the knack of challenging you to be better than you were before but without you really noticing. Through his disarming manner, his casual and entertaining style and his inarguable logic, he helps all those he works with – young and old – revaluate what they do, why they do it and whether they should be doing something else entirely.

Parents who have been to his talks always head home buzzing with ideas that are not only helpful in dealing with their children but also very relevant to their own careers and personal development.

Come on Thursday 1st March 6.00pm in the Theatre in order to support your child over the next few months in order for them to achieve their full potential.

GCSE+ 6th February – 2nd March.

The first round of GCSE + started this week, all year 11 students had specialist subject staff working with them at the start of the day.  This first round continues until 2nd March.

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Dates for Holiday Revision

These are the dates so far for your child to attend revision.  There will be more to come .

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Interventions

The latest interventions timetable is under the link below:

Interven TT Feb18

News from PE

U16 Basketball County Final
On Monday Thomas Alleynes played host to Robert Sutton in the Staffordshire Basketball final.  Robert Sutton started on fire scoring the first 5 baskets.  Captain Harrison Bott fired back to put Alleyne’s back in touch.  The game then took off as a contest with some of the best basketball seen in a school game for many a year.  Great driving from Jordan Elcock started to draw fouls to change the tempo.
Alleyne’s took the lead in the third quarter and began to gain confidence.  The final quarter saw Robert Sutton increase the intensity further and push in front. They then showed good experience to control the finish of the game.  Man of the match Harrison Bott with 40 points.
Team-Bott, Elcock, Loaring, Thorley, Bednall, McLoughlin
Sports report from Max
U15 Handball
On Wednesday Thomas Alleynes played their first ever competitive Handball games.  After a slow start Alleyne’sbegan to get the rhythm of the game and began to score and defend with vigour.
The East Staffs final saw the powerful Robert Sutton who were hosting the competition beat Alleyne’s.  Our man of the match was Joel Grout, rest of the team, Gregor Hayes, Lewis Dawson, Owen Carrington, George Hill, Max Hunt, Isaaac Hawley, Ethan Archer, Callum Ward, Alex Ford, Frankie Bussell. The competition was a great learning experience for the boys who will be able to use it for GCSE PE.
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Science News

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

Year 9

Thomas Johnson and Chloe Cartwright for fabulous assessment scores.

 Year 10

Shani Wright and Natasha Painter for consistently excellent assessment scores.

 Year 11

Reece Heathcote and Ellie Wilson for impressive Trial Exam results in Biology.

Well done!

  SEN OPTIONS WORKSHOP 

Tuesday 27th February.
On Tuesday throughout the day the Sen department will be working with Year 9 students on their Options Forms.

Year 11 ICT & Computing Support

It is essential that all ICT & Computing students are using the extra time available to them after-school. This weeks sessions are:
Wednesday Computer Science NEA Programming support
Thursday ICT Coursework Catch-up om unit 2 or 3
ICT students will have now received a letter re the half term session! Computer Science will be at Easter.

 

Year 9 Parents Evening

Mr Sabin is unable to attend the year 9 parents evening on 27th February, from 5:30 onwards. However he will be available for appointments between 3 and 5:30. If anyone would like to make an appointment with Mr Sabin before 4pm, please email him directly at sabin@tahs.org.uk, and he will make a booking. Thank you and sorry for any inconvenience.

Social Media.

Following on from our school assemblies to compliment Safer internet Day this week please find below internet links with advice for parents/carers, staff and students.

 Origami Club

Cross curricular Origami this week.  Many frogs of differing sizes were made and raced but​ some students felt paper was an inferior material for the bounce and that card would be better.  Interestingly the card gave too strong a bounce so determining the position to create an “optimal spring” became the new task.  Well done to the students.  Hearts next week in time for Valentines Day.

Careers

Don’t forget to check out the new careers page on tahsroundup.wordpress.com 

This week information on:

Working in Cyber Security & an opportunity for females in engineering.

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What better way to say ‘I Love you’ than with cake!!!!

As part of the 6th Form’s commitment to raising money for the Douglas Macmillan Hospice, 13B will be having a Valentine’s Bake Sale. This will be held on Wednesday 14th February at break time and lunchtime. There will be stalls outside the theatre as well as in the 6th Form common room.

There will be a vast array of delicious cakes homemade by members of the form. Buy one for yourself, or for that special someone in your life!!!

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Updated Policies

We have recently reviewed and updated our attendance and behaviour for learning policies.  The new policies can be found in the Parents and Carers section of the school website www.thomasalleyenes.uk we would be grateful if you could read and familiarise yourself with them.

Links

Follow the links to; School Website, Facebook, Twitter & our Online Shop

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February 2nd 2018

Assemblies w/b 5th February
Theme: Internet safety and use of Social Media
These assemblies will be led by Mrs Catterall
Thought for the week

‘Prepare and prevent, don’t repair and repent’

‘Carelessness doesn’t bounce; it shatters.’

Dates for your diary

8/2/2018 Year 12 Parents Evening
15/2/2018 Careers Fair 6 – 8pm
27/2/2018 Year 9 Parents Evening
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Headteacher blog:

 This morning I met with a group of 6 Year 10 and 11 students who will be taking the lead in working with ‘Routes to Languages’ to design a programme for young people to encourage them to study languages. The students involved have first-hand experience of the benefits of studying a language. At a point in time when the number of UK languages learners is reducing, whilst international commerce and travel increase, they are working on spreading the message of the importance of learning languages and promoting intercultural awareness. We will keep you updated on their work, which we hope to share with our middle schools this Summer.

Spending a lot of time in classrooms this week, I would like to commend students on the conscientious attitude they demonstrate in class. Many of them have also been working hard outside of school; with some of our most ambitious year 9 students using GCSEpod to revisit lesson content or to understand the subjects they are looking at choosing at GCSE in more depth. 5% of Year 9 have streamed over 40 podcasts. They have attended a future intentions assembly to support them in selecting the subjects they wish to choose for Years 10 and 11. Please encourage them to talk to their teachers if they need any support in selecting the right subjects for them.

We have been asked by students to provide a simple list of topics in each subject area to support them in organising their revision. A couple of examples of this are below. We will provide a full booklet for students next week.

Sample Revision Booklet – Full Version Next Week!

Year 11 Photographs – Wednesday 7th February

Year 11 Photographs are due to take place on Wednesday 7th February, where each student will have the opportunity to have a Year group, an individual and friendship group photographs. Details regarding how to purchase photographs will be provided afterwards, with a variety of options provided by Tempest Photography.
Friendship group photographs will take place from 8:00am until 8:35am and 11:00am until 11:15am, operating on a first come, first serve basis. Students that require a group photograph will need to provide £7.00 per student in the group (for example 2 students = £14 and 4 students = £28) which will be payable by cash only to the photographer in a Tempest envelope. Each friendship group can collect a Tempest envelope from the main reception. Each person in the friendship group photograph will receive a 7×5.5 photograph in a mount. Please note that we will not be able to accommodate any student from Year groups other than Year 11.
If you require any further information regarding this, please do not hesitate to contact Mr Hawthorne (Head of Torrance House).

 

 

6th form

 

Year 12 Parents Evening is on Thursday 8th February from 4pm until 7pm.  Please use Insight to make appointments to see your child’s subject teachers. If you would like an appointment with any of the Sixth Form Team then please email Mrs Walton at sixthform@tahs.org.uk.  This is a perfect time to ask questions about Post 18 choices as well as what you can do to support your child’s learning at home. 

We encourage that all students use their non-contact time with subject teachers effectively; we are actively talking to students on a daily basis to ensure that they are choosing to be part of a positive learning environment and actively seek further work, wider reading and super-curricular activities.  We promote a professional environment towards learning and therefore request that all students adhere to the Sixth Form uniform policy.  This is a smart dark suit and blouse for the ladies and a smart dark suite, shirt and tie for the gentlemen. We have noticed that some students are choosing to come to school without suit jackets, most of these have been spoken to today and have been informed that a jacket will be required from Monday.  Generally the majority of our students do conform with our uniform regulations and we hope with some gentle persuasion those who have fallen in to poor habits will be back on track from Monday.

As there are a lot of sickness bugs at TAHS could we please ask that you let the Sixth Form Team know first thing in the morning if your child is unable to attend school. Sixthform@tahs.org.uk.  This helps us to keep on top of attendance and saves you, as the parent, receiving a text from the school asking you to confirm a reason for absence.

Year 9 Options

The Year 9 Options process has begun!

A reminder of the series of information events designed to inform parents and students of the subjects available to them at GCSE and A Level and how the options process works.

These events include:

• Future Intentions week beginning Monday 5th February till Friday 9th January.
• Year 9 Future Intentions and Careers Evening is on Thursday 15th February at 6pm in the Sports Hall with option talks in the Theatre starting at 6.15pm and 7pm. This is fantastic event has a range of subjects, universities, colleges and employers to help students make the right decisions regarding their future and is open to all students in TAHS and the Middle Schools.
• Year 9 parents evening is on Tuesday 27th February starting at 4pm.

Year 9 students will receive a letter next week detailing these events. We understand that this is a very important set of decisions that you and your child need to make and if you have any queries regarding these events please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Year 9 Student in National Cyclist Event

 
Hannah Davis from 9T3 took part in the National Icebreakers at Newport, South Wales, last Saturday for the first time.  It is also her first year as an under 16 competitor and there were 24 Youth A (U16) Girls taking part. The day’s event consisted of 3 races:
  • 20 lap scratch
  • 40 lap points race
  • Elimination (otherwise known as the ‘Devil’)

In the first race, Hannah rode off the front with a friend and they managed to stay out by half a lap for 15 of the last 16 laps.  Unfortunately, they were caught on the last lap and finished unplaced.  In the second race, Points, Hannah came 11th and in the final race Hannah finished 6th.  Her overall position for the day was 8th.

Both her parents and her classmates are exceptionally proud of her achievements and her sportsmanship. Well Done Hannah!
If any other students have news they would like to share with us about their outside achievements please inform their tutor- we would love to celebrate with them!

 

hannah

 

Tim Benton Motivational Speaker

“I want you to live at your best”

Thursday 1st March, 6.00pm at Thomas Alleyne’s

For the fourth consecutive year we are fortunate to have Tim to come talk to year 11 pupils and parents.

Tim has the knack of challenging you to be better than you were before but without you really noticing. Through his disarming manner, his casual and entertaining style and his inarguable logic, he helps all those he works with – young and old – revaluate what they do, why they do it and whether they should be doing something else entirely.

Parents who have been to his talks always head home buzzing with ideas that are not only helpful in dealing with their children but also very relevant to their own careers and personal development.

Come on Thursday 1st March 6.00pm in the Theatre in order to support your child over the next few months in order for them to achieve their full potential.

GCSE+ 6th February – 2nd March.

On Tuesday year 11 pupils start an intensive revision programme.  This is a programme delivered during form time to provide ‘little and often’ intervention.  It targets individual students, in individual subject areas to improve progress.   Pupils will be working with specialist subject teachers for 20 minutes each morning over a period of 3 weeks.  This  approach will provide over 6 hours of revision time.   This will be repeated nearer the examination season too.

Dates for Holiday Revision

These are the dates so far for your child to attend revision.  There will be more to come .

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News from PE

Basketball
U16 County Final is on Monday when we host Robert Sutton.  Good luck to the team. Support welcome.
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Handball
Year 10 boys play their first handball tournament on Wednesday.

Cheerleading

Another successful cheerleading session this week with 39 students coming along to try something new. The effort and enthusiasm is contagious from all that attended and as you can see they are progressing really quickly. Well done.
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Football Refereeing Course

During half term FA Level 1 Referees Course from Monday 19 February – Wednesday 21 February is being run at Robert Sutton school.  The cost of the course is usually £125 per person but will be free to any students who will referee at school.    You need to be 14 years old to attend the course (albeit if they are 14 within a couple of weeks of the course this is acceptable) and the course will qualify them to referee mini and youth football matches. If they referee the Burton Junior League for example on a Saturday morning once qualified they would be paid for this! Places are limited so see Mr Barrow asap.

 Girls Football Opportunities.

Female Referee Course

FA Girls’ Football Week is a national campaign aimed at raising the profile of female football and supporting the FA’s aim of doubling the number of women and girls playing and supporting football by 2020.

The week has and continues to be a great opportunity to showcase female football at every level and inspire new players and volunteers.

As part of our ongoing commitment to providing accessible opportunities for all in football, there will be 2 x Female Referee’s Courses running in both the North and South of the County. With these courses running during the Easter holiday’s the course is designed to target, inspire and provide further knowledge for all females aged 14+.

As part of FA Girls’ Football Week the Female Only Referee Courses will cost £45 for all candidates, and each candidate will be provided ongoing opportunities to be part of a self-tailored Female Development Group to ensure extended support and guidance during the first steps into a career of refereeing. For more information or to book on a course please go to… http://www.staffordshirefa.com/news/2018/jan/30/female-only-referee-courses 

Female FA Level One

Staffordshire Girls & Ladies League Continue To Support The Female Workforce In Staffordshire, And Following The Successful Delivery Of A Female FA Level One In 2017, We Will Be Working With The League To Provide The Same Opportunity This Season.

Through the leagues commitment in supporting their clubs to retain Charter Standard, and help identify female role models – the league are offering £50 bursaries for females to attend the FA Level One Course at Wyrley Juniors FC starting in June.

 

Details of the Female Only Level 1 course are as follows:

Venue: Wyrley Juniors FC

Price: £50.00 DISCOUNT

Dates:

Day 1 – Sunday 17th June

Day 2 – Wednesday 20th June

Day 3 – Sunday 24th June

Day 4 – Wednesday 27th June

Day 5 – Sunday 1st July

Day 6 – Wednesday 4th July 

To be eligible for this bursary you must actively play, volunteer or coach at a club/team within the Staffordshire Girls & Ladies League. However, the course itself is open to all females aged 16+ wanting to take their first steps on the coaching pathway. For more information please go to…

http://www.staffordshirefa.com/news/2018/jan/31/female-only-level-one

House Football Results

Year 9- 

1st Orme
2nd Torrance
3rd Whitmore
4th Elkes
Year 10-
1st whitmore
2nd Elkes
3rd Torrance
4th Orme
Year 11-
1st whitmore
2nd orme
3rd Torrance
4th Elkes

 

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Science News

As GCSE science specifications have changed please note the following course structure, which applies to all Y9, Y10 and Y11 students:

Triple science (sets 1 and 2)

There will be 6 examinations at the end of year 11. Each examination lasts for 105 minutes. Students are studying the AQA triple science specifications.

Biology paper 1 (topics 1-4 from revision guide)

Biology paper 2 (topics 5-7)

Chemistry paper 1 (topics 1-5)

Chemistry paper 2 (topics 6-10)

Physics paper 1 (topics 1-4)

Physics paper 2 (topics 5-8)

Combined science (sets 3, 4 and 5)

There will be 6 examinations at the end of year 11. Each examination lasts for 75 minutes. Students are studying the AQA combined science (trilogy) specification.

Biology paper 1 (topics 1-4 from revision guide)

Biology paper 2 (topics 5-7)

Chemistry paper 1 (topics 1-5)

Chemistry paper 2 (topics 6-10)

Physics paper 1 (topics 1-4)

Physics paper 2 (topics 5-7)

Students will benefit from access to the correct revision guide at the correct tier. These can be purchased through the school shop…

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

Year 9

Tom Johnson and Alicia Roberts for outstanding commitment to their chemistry studies

Year 10

Nathan Winstanley and Korey Brammer for excellent end of topic test scores

Year 11

Nick Jakes and Lucas Rodgers for fantastic effort with revision for their trial exams

Well done!

 

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Dear staff and students

STOKE-ON-TRENT FOODBANK DONATION

On behalf of Stoke-on-Trent Foodbank I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your generous donation. We will use your donation of £50.00 to help to feed the hungry in Stoke-on-Trent. 

Please know that your continued support and participation in this important work serves as a great encouragement to all of the volunteers of the foodbank.

You have made a difference in many people’s lives.

Thank you,

Yours Sincerely

David Gisborne

On Behalf of the Stoke-on-Trent foodbank

Year 11 ICT & Computing Support

It is essential that all ICT & Computing students are using the extra time available to them after-school. This weeks sessions are:
Wednesday Computer Science NEA Programming support
Thursday ICT Coursework Catch-up om unit 2 or 3
ICT students keep your eyes peeled for a half term session! Computer Science will be at Easter.

 

 

Health and Social Care

Health and Social Care students in the Sixth Form continue to make a difference in our local community on their weekly work experience placements. The students are in a range of health and care settings from special needs schools to day care centres to the Royal Stoke hospital. The students have to compete an assignment about the skills they develop and how these will help them in their future careers. Below is Rosie Pettitt who is loving her time at Cheeky Monkeys Nursery.

 

RE News

This week a brand new free app has been released for all RE students and teachers. Brilliantly timed for year 11 students, you can build this into your revision plan for RE.
Any issues with the download please see Mrs Catterall in room 40 on Wednesday lunch times.

See links below to access/download the REdefinitions site/app

Website
 re-definitions.org.uk
iTunes itunes.apple.com/gb/app/re-defi
Android play.google.com/store/apps/det

 Origami Club

Thank you to everyone that came to Origami club this week.  We made a family of swans (with a few butterflies for those who missed last week).  Next week we will be making jumping frogs and having a race!

 

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Careers

Don’t forget to check out the new careers page on tahsroundup.wordpress.com 

This week information on:

Apprenticeship in Burton and Cambridge University Taster Sessions

Direct Page Link

 Links

Follow the links to; School Website, Facebook, Twitter & our Online Shop

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January 26th 2018

Assemblies w/b 29th January
Theme: Holocaust Memorial
Assemblies led by Simon Wright
Thought for the Week
“I swore never to be silent whenever and wherever human beings endure suffering and humiliation. We must take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented.” 
― Elie Wiesel

Dates for your diary

8/2/2018 Year 12 Parents Evening
15/2/2018 Careers Fair 6 – 8pm

Headteacher blog:

If you child is in Year 9 or 10 you will be aware that we are seeking to build a habit of independent learning with students. Whilst they can access materials to support their learning in many formats, we have been promoting the use of GCSEpod. The podcasts can be used to extend their knowledge or to revisit an topic which they have found challenging in class. We urge them not simply to listen to the podcasts but also ensure they make notes. All parental support is appreciated. Just 20 minutes a day of independent study has the potential to make a huge difference to them long term. It will also enable them to get into good habits with their independent study.

 D of E Donation

This afternoon representatives of the Uttoxeter Area DofE Committee and TAHS DofE and were thrilled to be presented with a very generous cheque for £500. This money will go towards vital funds ensuring all local Duke of Edinburgh’s Award candidates are provided with modern, high quality equipment and resources.

The cheque was presented by Worshipful Brother Nigel Lowe on behalf of Forresters 456 Masonic Lodge Uttoxeter. All monies donated were raised by various functions supported by brethren, family and friends of the Lodge, who have given generously to a variety of local charities during Mr Lowe’s year as Master.

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6th form

 

So the Year 13 deadline for UCAS has been and gone, we are very proud of every student who as applied to further their education at University. We have a number of students that have applied for Higher Level Apprenticeships; we hope they are as successful in their applications. Earn while you learn is a great way to move forward with education. Post-18 Apprenticeships are supported by universities and offer another pathway to the same goal, achieving knowledge and excellence in a specific area.  Unifrog is a great ‘one stop platform’ where they can find out information on Apprenticeships, I recommend that all take a look. If you would like any further information on this platform then please email the Sixth Form Team on sixthform@tahs.org.uk.

All mock exams have now been completed and feedback is being given students on how they can improve on their performance.  One of the main issues is still lack of revision, it is so important that they find a way of revising that works for them and they have started a revision plan, which will take them up to their exams. Please encourage them to revise at home and to make use of their non-contact lessons as school. We would encourage all student to speak to their subject teachers and ask about ways to revise and types of revision.  In history, students have been pointed towards documentaries that are specific to a topic they have been learning.  They have been asked to watch the documentary as part a homework task and to complete research from an area that caught their focus, that research has then been emailed to the subject teacher, collated and the teacher will then pass back all research to the class as a ‘pack of knowledge’. This will then help secure their knowledge on this area. Students have fed back that this has helped them have a deeper understanding of the topic.   Finding ways to revise individually or as group can only benefit them, purchasing subject specific revision guides, making flashcards, or producing their own revision guide with quiz questions, which can be used both at home and at school will support their learning further. I would recommend that parents and carers ask to see revision notes to ensure that time is being used effectively at home.

If Year 12 students are planning on attending University Open Days can you ensure that a confirmation email is shown to their form tutor or shown to Mrs Walton so that we can code the register accordingly, it saves us sending unnecessary text messages home. Could we also ask that if your child is absent due to ill health or a pre-arranged medical appointment that the Sixth Form Office is contacted in the morning to make us aware, sixthform@tahs.org.uk.

Year 9 Options

The Year 9 Options process will begin next week on Thursday 1st February. This will begin a series of information events designed to inform parents and students of the subjects available to them at GCSE and A Level and how the options process works.

These events include:

• A Future Intentions assembly is on Thursday 1st February.
• Future Intentions week beginning Monday 5th February till Friday 9th January.
• Year 9 Future Intentions and Careers Evening is on Thursday 15th February at 6pm in the Sports Hall with option talks in the Theatre starting at 6.15pm and 7pm. This is fantastic event has a range of subjects, universities, colleges and employers to help students make the right decisions regarding their future and is open to all students in TAHS and the Middle Schools.
• Year 9 parents evening is on Tuesday 27th February starting at 4pm.

Year 9 students will receive a letter next week detailing these events. We understand that this is a very important set of decisions that you and your child need to make and if you have any queries regarding these events please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Battlefields Tour

Mrs Fisher and two 6th Formers will taking part in the First World War Centenary Battlefield Tours Programme on Friday 2nd February to Monday 5th February. This is the second year that TAHS has taken part in this national programme which is funded by government to commemorate the First World War. They will be travelling with students and teachers from 14 other schools to the battlefields of the Ypres Salient (Belgium) and The Somme (France).

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Tim Benton Motivational Speaker

“I want you to live at your best”

Thursday 1st March, 6.00pm at Thomas Alleyne’s

For the fourth consecutive year we are fortunate to have Tim to come talk to year 11 pupils and parents.

Tim has the knack of challenging you to be better than you were before but without you really noticing. Through his disarming manner, his casual and entertaining style and his inarguable logic, he helps all those he works with – young and old – revaluate what they do, why they do it and whether they should be doing something else entirely.

Parents who have been to his talks always head home buzzing with ideas that are not only helpful in dealing with their children but also very relevant to their own careers and personal development.

Come on Thursday 1st March 6.00pm in the Theatre in order to support your child over the next few months in order for them to achieve their full potential.

GCSE+ 6th February – 2nd March.

Straight after their mock results day on Monday 5th February Year 11 pupils will begin GCSE+. This is a programme delivered during form time to provide ‘little and often’ intervention. It targets individual students, in individual subject areas to improve progress. Pupils will be working with specialist subject teachers for 20 minutes each morning over a period of 3 weeks. This little and often approach will provide over 6 hours of revision time. This will be repeated nearer the examination season too.

Dates for Holiday Revision

These are the dates so far for your child to attend revision.  There will be more to come .

 

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News from PE

Girls House Football

On Monday the girls House Football competitions were held on the astro. The period 2 competition was hampered by a frozen pitch but some down to excellent work by Abbie Hulbert, Holly Irvine, Jenna Timmis & Makensie Paterson sweeping  away the slushy ice the pitches were soon playable. 
The Year 9 competition saw Whitmore run out as winners with two wins and a draw, Orme in second, Elkes third & Torrance fourth. 
The Year 10 competition was won by Torrance who were unbeaten in their three fixtures, Elkes second, Orme third and Whitmore fourth. 
Many thanks to Taine Grout, Jack Grant, Joe Lobosco & Callum Ward who refereed the matches. 
House Basketball Results

Year 9
1st- Orme
2nd- Whitmore
2nd- Torrance
4th Elkes

Year 10
1st Torrance
2nd Whitmore
3rd Elkes
4th Orme

Year 11
1st Torrance
2nd Orme
3rd Whitmore
3rd Elkes

 

Cheerleading

This week was the first cheerleading session and 28 students attended. They all worked incredibly hard and achieved so much within only 1 hour. Next week we will still be accepting new members in preparation for a competition in March. Well done to everyone that came, I’m excited to see what you can all achieve.

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COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIPS UNDER 16 GIRLS BADMINTON

Congratulations to Scarlett Simister, Alice Radley, Sophie Lomas and Emily Barton in becoming runners up in the county championships held at Clayton Sports Centre.

The girls were part of a ten team county tournament and narrowly lost 3 rubbers to 2 to Clayton High School. In the groups stages both single players and doubles teams were very difficult to beat. The team beat 5 school 4 – 1 and the final school in their group 5 – 0. such a dominant performance put the girls in the semi final against Biddulph High school. once again they played some excellent badminton and dominated Biddulph 5- 0. This set up an exciting final against Clayton. Scarlett lost her singles game in a hard fought battle, to a player 2 years her senior 21 -11, in the next game Sophie and Alice got Alleyne’s back on winning ways with a 21 – 11 win. Alice unfortunately lot in the singles match. The next match would be a very tense affair with Clayton needing to win to become Champions. Scarlett and Emily came back from 10 -1 down to tie at 17 all. Unfortunately Clayton were too strong in the final stages and won 21 -17, winning the championship outright. Not to be out done Alic and Sophie finished the day off on a positive by winning the last rubber 21 -6. Well done girls a great days work.

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Girls Rugby

Thursday saw TAHS girls rugby team take on John Taylor in their annual fixture ran by Burton RFC. All of our girls got stuck in and we were 1 try down at half time. Through their grit and determination our girls pulled the game back and won by a try. It was a fantastic game and some of the girls then stayed for an inner warrior session to encourage participation in club rugby. Well done to all involved.

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Science Students of the Week

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

Year 9
Jess Smith and Summer Hibberd

Year 10
Mason White and Katelyn Pool

Year 11
Emily Oliver and Matthew Ockleton
All students were selected for their excellent contribution in class.

This week’s BTEC Animal Care Students of the Week selected by Mr Gilson are:
Kieran Wild for conscientious work and Morgan Perry for strong determination and motivation.

This week’s Environmental Land Based Science Students of the Week also selected by Mr Gilson are:
Jemma Thornett for consistently good scores in assessments and India Edwards for dedication and perseverance.

Well Done!

 

School Council

Another successful meeting was run by the student council this week. The students invited Mrs Lister, the canteen manager, to answer questions on the sources of food in school, the costs, vegetarian and vegan options and queueing for food. Mr Brunt was also given a grilling about the year 9 options process and the students came up with some ideas for improving this process. The amount of litter around school was a big issue and the school council are going to lead an assembly to encourage other students to dispose of their litter in the right way.

If you would like to get involved with the student council please see your tutor and discuss with your form rep any issues that you would like the council to look at.

Year 11 ICT & Computing Support

It is essential that all ICT & Computing students are using the extra time available to them after-school. This weeks sessions are:
Wednesday Computer Science NEA Programming support
Thursday ICT Coursework Catch-up om unit 2 or 3
ICT students keep your eyes peeled for a half term session! Computer Science will be at Easter.

 

Art GCSE Exam Preparations

Year 11 students are getting well on the way to preparing for their project in response to ONE of the themes given by the exam board this year. It’s great to see some of our students making a strong start with moodboards full of inspiration images, concertina research sheets and considering how to respond through drawings/photographs etc.

Help for research/ inspiration can be found on the art department Pinterest Boards.
https://www.pinterest.co.uk/tahsart/

ART CLUB is available WED, THURS and FRIDAYS til 5pm- make use of it to help you.
Timeplans are available as homework links on INSIGHT

A level Art & Photography Coursework Deadlines

Our students have been very busy finalising their personal Investigations for the coursework submission deadline on Monday 29th January

The Art, Craft & Design Students have until 31st January to submit their Personal Investigation coursework.

Exam papers for A Level are released to students on February 1st, and then the process of choosing a theme and responding to it will begin again.

Keep going Y13- nearly there!

Y9 ART

We have Lots of great students in year 9

Eve B and Sam B from 9U1 have been particularly industrious working on their Bridget Riley and Aboriginal Art ‘merge’ pages.
Well done

Year 10 Artists

Just sharing some lovely work from a few of our talented members of year 10 Art

Rowan H, Annie W, Sophie B-E

Can’t wait til they get started on these designs! Watch out for more art updates.

Piglets

School born and bread piglets are now ready for sale.

Any inquiries please contact the school farm via the main school switchboard.

Origami Club

Thank you to all that came to Origami Club.

We made butterflies in many colours, they look fantastic!

Remember, Tuesday lunchtime in Room 104.​

Careers

Don’t forget to check out the new careers page on tahsroundup.wordpress.com 

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This week information on:

Work experience placements at UHNM.

Direct Page Link

 Links

Follow the links to; School Website, Facebook, Twitter & our Online Shop

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January 19th 2018

Assemblies wb 22nd January

Assemblies will be on the theme of ‘Freedom of Speech’ and led by Mrs Lindsay

Thought for the week

I do not agree with what you have to say, but I’ll defend to the death your right to say it.

Evelyn Beatrice Hall

Dates for your diary

8/2/2018 Year 12 Parents Evening

Headteacher blog:

What a week of sport!

Our U14 Futsal team reached the final of East Staffs/South Derby Futsal competition; our U14 boys basketball team competed in the semi-final county cup; and the U14 Boys Cross Country team competed in District cross county.

Champions!

Congratulations to the U14 Girls and U16 Girls teams who became District Cross Country champions. Finally, congratulations to Year 11 student Josie Nelson, who was the overall winner of the U16 East Staffs Cross Country Championship. Thank you to the PE team, to all parents for your support and to our young people for making us so proud. You are an inspiration to us all. Please see more details in the Sports report.

Teaching School

This week we held a parent information session on teaching schools. Thank you to the parents who attended, the questions asked were pertinent and helpful . If you were unable to attend and would like further information please let us know.

You will see later in the newsletter, an update from our PTA . The PTA, like our governing body, are a group of volunteers who work tirelessly to support our school. Whilst the governors role and the role of PTA may be very different they have one thing in common, which is the way in which they offer their time and expertise to the school. Thank you from Thomas Alleyne’s staff and students to all governors and PTA members.

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Following on from our Christmas Hamper Raffle before Christmas we have now allocated monies raised to those departments who submitted bids for help. We are delighted to have helped our students in so many different ways and look forward to helping them again in the future.

We will be purchasing 4 new radios for the Pastoral team. These radios are vital to the team when supporting our students around school.
A level English Literature students will be able to access a Webinar session in preparation for their summer exams. This will then be available for future students to access within lessons too.
The History department will benefit from a complete set of ‘Ready to go’ text books for A level coursework research.We are helping the Maths department build up sets of Scientific Calculators for use by our GCSE students as part of the new specification.
The farm as you will be aware have been very successful recently at Agriculture shows and students will now have smart white coats with the school logo on them so everyone will know who the winners are! We are also funding halters for the sheep and pig boards which are essential in handling animals safely and an integral part of their animal care courses.
Science get to benefit from a Boyle’s Law Demonstration Apparatus to replace the one purchased in the 1970’s and new light gates for measuring the speed of objects passing through them, welcome pieces of equipment for the practical sessions.

 

And finally, but no means least Geography will receive fieldwork equipment including a pH meter, tape measure, soil thermometer and a multimeter.

As always, all of this is only made possible by your donations, ticket buying and assistance at school events and the PTA along with all of the students are very grateful for your continued support of our school.

 

6th form

 

UCAS Deadline for the 2018 cycle passed on Monday 15th January at 6.00 pm .

Some Statistics…

· 97 full University Applications have been sent off by the Sixth Form Team since September of which;

· 92 are current Year 13 students have applied to University – 75% of the cohort.

· 50/92 students have at least one choice from a Russell group University (some have all five choices) – 54% of the cohort.

· 9 Oxbridge Applications, 7 Oxbridge Interviews and 2 secured conditional offers – Lowri Spear (Oxford) and Trudy Yates (Cambridge).

· 1 Medicine, 1 Dentistry and 1 Veterinary application – all have secured interviews.

Year 12 Parents Evening

Thursday 8th February
4.00pm – 7.00pm

Students have been given letters today to being home.
Appointment booking goes live on Insight from Monday 22nd January

TAHS in the News

Please have a look at this fantastic article in the Burton Mail:

https://www.burtonmail.co.uk/news/local-news/terry-terrapin-ethel-gecko-gertrude-1072421

Date for the Diary Thursday 1st March 6.00pm

We are delighted to confirm that Tim Benton, motivational speaker and mentor has agreed to come and work with year eleven pupils and parents. More details to follow.

Cinebowl Engagement Trip

Thirty-two students from all four houses were enjoyed a trip to cinebowl as a reward for their positive start at Thomas Alleyne’s. Students were selected on attendance, credit totals, effort levels in reports.

News from PE

East Staffordshire Cross Country

The short journey to Oldields was made for the cross -country championships. A brisk walk to the venue served as a warm up. The year 9 girls raced first with Olivia Gregory & Ella Barber finishing in the top 10 and the team finishing 3rd overall. In the senior girls competition Josie Nelson finished first and due to taking a large number of competitors TAHS won the team competition and many of the girls finished in the top 10.
The boys races saw the senior boys finish 2nd with Owen Carrington and Alex Shaw selected for the county race. Year 9 boys team finished 4th overall with Will Jakes finishing in 8th and gaining County selection.

Free Futsal Equipment

We would use the equipment to develop Futsal throughout Thomas Alleyne’s and the Uttoxeter Pyramid.  We would be able to host Futsal competitions from KS1- KS5 and would be able to use Futsal to develop leadership.  Our plan would be to use Futsal in the curriculum and as an intra school competition.  We have a growing number of girls wanting to play football but are put off by the cold weather at this time of year, Futsal would be a solution to this to increase participation.

U14 Basketball County Semi Final

On Tuesday the U14 basketball team finally played their first game after a number of teams cancelling on us.
The boys played some good basketball against their much more experienced opposition. Although the scoreline went away from us 19-25 the team learnt a lot and should be proud of their efforts.
Man of the match – Jed Brunt.

Team
Connor McLoughlin, Harry Taylor, Jed Brunt, Levi Gill, Lewis Caparis, Ethan Clarkson, Ricardo Goncalves, Ashton Bagley, Sam Cope, Jack Hooker-Myles, Ben Wain

U14 Boys Futsal
On Thursday we entered 2 teams into the East Staffs Futsal tournament.  Our B team began playing some good football and won their first 2 games with good play from all the team.  Their 3rd game saw a defeat by John Port to end the teams chances.
Team- Will Jakes, Ethan Clarkson. Reuben Kenny, Will Hocking, Ashton Bagley
Thomas Alleynes A team qualified for the county finals by reaching the East Staffs Futsal final on Thursday.  We had a beneficial draw playing Oldfields, Windsor Park, and Robert Sutton.  Jed Brunt was on fire scoring 7 goals in 4 games.
The final saw us play home team John Port, we took an early lead but as the game went on John Port took control and finished winning 3-1.
Team- Freddie Whitehead, Tommy Mangon, Harry Van Hoek, Callum Stockbridge, Jed Brunt.

Science Students of the Week

Students studying the GCSE Combined Science course are encouraged to purchase a Revision Guide available through the School Shop, priced at £5.50.

Please follow the link below:
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This week’s Science Students of the Week selected by Mrs Bracebridge are:

Year 9
Rosie Mai Kellitt-Page and Madison Porritt for continued fantastic effort in Science

Year 10
Holly Pagett and Paul Chirimangombe for improvement in recent assessment results

Year 11
Amelia Graham and Kieran Coates for continued enthusiasm and hard work in physics lessons
Well done!

Canteen Price Increase

As mentioned in the previous edition of Round Up herewith the revised price tariff from Chartwells, the school’s catering provider. The revised prices will come into effect from the 1st February 2018.

Chartwells Price Increase

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Student Council

The next meeting will take place during period 2 on Thursday 25th January in room 65. Look forward to seeing form reps there!

Origami Club

Origami club is starting on Tuesday lunchtime in room 104.  This is open to both staff and students.  Please bring your lunch with you.
The first session will be making a butterfly!

 

 Year 13 Art & Photography Mock Exams in Full Swing

Students studying Art, Craft & Design or Photography in year 13 have been preparing for their 15 hour controlled conditions exam in May, with a trail (mock exam) over this week and next week.

Students have worked in exam conditions over 3 full days. -see the images below for some of the exciting work in progress from our dedicated students.

Art & Photography Year 13 coursework will be submitted and the end of the month and their Exam units start from February onward. For students to be successful in this subject, it is important all the assessment objectives are met in sufficient depth.

Effective use of your time is essential, remember art staff and spaces to work in the art department are always available during your non-contact times as well as after school Art Club on Wed, Thurs and Fri until 5pm.

Year 11 Art GCSE Exam Preparation

All students should now have their art exam papers (released from the exam board from January) and will be choosing one of the themes to respond to. To help students, we have lesson time plans, resources as well reminder notes from the parents/student meeting on 9th January which is shared via INSIGHT.

We do understand students have other subjects mock exams at the moment, but please feel free to talk to your art teacher for just 5 mins at lunch or after school at Art Club if you have missed lessons so that they are clear you have a great idea to get started on. It’s great to see lots of students getting a start with their mood-boards and research concertinas after discussing ideas with staff- There has been such exciting ideas

The art department Pinterest boards are being added to daily to help inspire you- https://www.pinterest.co.uk/tahsart/

Only 14 weeks (including 3 weeks of holidays) left from 22nd January……..

Careers

Don’t forget to check out the new careers page on tahsroundup.wordpress.com 

This week information on:

Work experience placements at UHNM.

Direct Page Link

 Links

Follow the links to; School Website, Facebook, Twitter & our Online Shop

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January 12th 2018

Thought for the Week

There are no assemblies for the next week due to Year 11 Mock Exams

Many Orthodox Christians who celebrate Christmas Day on 7th January will also be celebrating New Year’s Day on Sunday January 14th.  This is because they follow the more traditional Julian calendar rather than the Gregorian calendar.  This got me thinking on the theme of time and I came across this quote, which perhaps applies to whichever calendar we use:

Don’t be fooled by the calendar. There are only as many days in the year as you make use of. One person gets only a week’s value out of a year while another person gets a full year’s value out of a week.

Charles Richards

Dates for your diary

17/1/2018 Parent Consultation re Teaching School Status
PTA meeting: Wednesday 17th January at 7pm in the school staffroom. All are most welcome to attend.
8/2/2018 Year 12 Parents Evening

Headteacher blog:

There is so much in our newsletter this week from developments on our farm, to girls on Maths courses, numerous sporting events and art events thank you to all contributors.
This week Ofsted has shared with us their ‘Inspection Data Summary Report’ for Thomas Alleyne’s High School for 2017.
 
It is full of very postiive news for departments and for the school overall.
 
According to Ofsted, in GCSEs last year the Science department were placed in the top 24% of schools nationally for the progress students made from Key Stage 2 to 4.  
Impressively, the Maths department  were placed in the top 17% of schools nationally. As you will read later in the newsletter, they took a small group of girls to a ‘Girls in Maths’ course today which everyone enjoyed.
 
Thank you for your support. We know that as students prepare for their examinations, the support they have at home is invaluable to help them form good habits. 
We were thrilled to see so many parents at the Art revision evening for Year 11 this week, many thanks for giving up your time. 
 
Last year, we ran a revision evening hosted by Tim Benton which we will run again before Easter for all parents. Each year, parents let us know how valuable they find the evening. 
We thought you may appreciate seeing some of the literature he recommends before the event and have copied the links below for you.

Parental Reading List from Tim Benton!

At the Tears, Tantrums and Tiredness parent nights, I suggest certain reading materials.  Here are a few recommendations.

Inside the Teenage Brain  

A useful, American book which looks at what happens to teenagers’ neurology alongside practical parenting tips and ideas.

Sheryl Feinstein  R&L Education    isbn: 978-1-60709-118-9

 

“The New Science of  the Teenage Brain” 

Article in National Geographic, exploring recent discoveries in teen neurology.  You can find it online here:

http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2011/10/teenage-brains/dobbs-text

 

The Parenting Book

First class book which covers all aspects of parenting, from babies to teenagers and beyond.  Possibly the best book on parenting on the market right now.  Highly recommended.

Nicky and Sila Lee  Alpha  isbn: 978-1905887

The Brain Box 

Tim Benton and David Hodgson

See link here: http://www.bluecaterpillar.co.uk/education/the-brain-box/


Staffing change:
Many of you will be aware that 2 years ago Mike Osborne-Town took on the role of building our Multi-Academy Trust as our CEO. As a result of his tireless work, within in just 2 years, we are now one of the 7 founder schools of the Uttoxeter Learning Trust Multi-Academy Trust. Our trust is passionate about ensuring high quality education and  smooth transition for students from the age of 3 – 18. We would like to thank Mike for all of his work for our school and also for the Learning Trust. 
Please see Mike Osborne-Town’s letter below.
 

I will be stepping down as CEO of the Uttoxeter Learning Trust with effect from 1st May 2018. I will then have completed the two years I originally agreed to. The ULT is now firmly established, has a clear vision and improvement plan and , T think, will go from strength to strength. The ULT Trustees will be advertising for my replacement in the near future.  

It’s been a wonderfully fulfilling, although consuming, two years working with you all and I think, together, we’ve developed something very special. I am hoping that I will be able to continue supporting the MAT, although in a voluntary capacity, in the future.

Teaching School status update:

We submitted our bid to become a Teaching School before Christmas and are now awaiting to find out if we have been succesful. If you would like to know more about Teaching School Status please attend our information evening next Wednesday at 6.00pm.

6th form

All Year 13 students are in the middle of their mock exams and it is inspiring to see so many of them working independently or as small groups revising and working through past papers. If your child is in need of any need of support, whether it is skills or knowledge, please direct them to their subject teacher to ask for advice.  Preparation is needed in the run up to the exam and the good habits that are being formed now should continue it to the upcoming months.

We don’t recommend that revision stops, we hope that all Year 13 students will continue to revise, act upon feedback given by teaching staff and strive to surpass the grades that are achieved in these mocks.  The phrase ‘super-curricular’ will not be new to our students within the Sixth Form. It could be reading an article that has been published with a ground-breaking discovery, it could be a new historical view point that could be useful or listening to a podcast by a scientist. All ways in which a student can improve their knowledge is encouraged and can only compliment their revision. 

The national UCAS deadline is 15th January at 6pm; there are still a few students who are last minute applicants who must ensure that all aspects of their application are completed before they come to school on Monday. This will give their assigned member of the Sixth Form Team the opportunity to check through it, and if needed send it back to be altered.

Mock Examinations January 2018

This week was the first full week of mock examinations, and also the first external examinations for some.

Well done to our students for your excellent attitudes towards these first exams. It is great to see so many of you showing commitment towards revision and a determination to keep this going. Thank you to parents and carers for all you are doing at home to support your son or daughter.

For many of our students, this will be the first taste of what is to come in the summer. You may have felt a mixture of emotions after a examination. Well done for working as hard as you can with revision and please remember that we can help you keep this going with support and motivation. Do see one of your teachers if you need help getting started.

Wishing you every success for next week.

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Be prepared, be very prepared GCSE + is coming.

 

 

News from PE

House Matches
The next round of house matches are coming up. List of dates and captains are attached.

Upcoming fixtures

Boys House Basketball Mon 22nd Jan Yr9 P3, Y10 P2, Yr11 P5 – Teams minimum 5 players max squad 12.

Girls House Football Mon 22nd Jan Yr9 P3, Yr10&11 P2

Boys House Football Yr11 Wed 31st Jan P5, Yr9 Thu 1st Feb P1, Yr10 Thu 1st Feb P2

Girls House Netball Yr11 Wed 31st Jan P5, Yr Yr9 Thu 1st Feb P1, Yr10 Thu 1st Feb P2

House Badminton & Table Tennis- Friday 16th Feb P1. Badminton min 4,max 5 players/ boys or girls. Table Tennis min 4,max 5 players/ boys or girls (cant play both)

Extra Curricular

Monday 15/1/18- is East Staffordshire Cross Country- See attached team list.
Tuesday 16/1/18- U14 Basketball county cup H v St John Fisher- See attached team list
Thursday 18/1/18- U14 Boys Futsal at John Port- See attached team list

Thursday- Trampolining Club

Trampolining Club has now started. It is running on Thursdays after school until 4.15. It is suitable for all abilities and may lead towards competitions held later this year. Normal PE kit is to be worn but black sports leggings may also be worn. Any questions please speak to Mrs Fletcher.

Burton and District Table Tennis
On Thursday, 12 players attended the Burton and District tournament held at Robert Sutton.  A number of schools from across the area competed in a sixteen table competition.  The standard was very high with a large number of county players in attendance..  The players played in a league structure with the top two moving into the next round.  Congratulations to Alfie Bednal who was the only Alleyne’s player to get into the quarter finals. Unfortunately he lost in a close fought game, to Robert Sutton.  Well done to all those who attended.

House Match Captains 2018

Teams 12th Jan

Science Students of the Week

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

Year 9
Harriet Bebbington and Haydn Fisher for performing well in the B1 end of module test.

Year 10
Gregor Hayes and Lottie Cooper for contributions during chemistry lessons.

Year 11
Lorna Hill and Emily Barton for hard work and commitment in chemistry lessons.

This week’s Environmental Land Based Science Students of the Week selected by Mrs North are:
Ellie Cope and Beatrice Egerton for working hard to complete their course work.

This week’s Animal Care Students of the Week also selected by Mrs North are:
Alicia Lyon and Lucy Greatrex for all their help with the new calves.

Well done!

Teaching School Information Evening

17/1/18 6.00pm -7.00pm

Thomas Alleyne’s High School has applied to become a Teaching School. A Teaching School works with others to provide high-quality training and development to new and experienced school staff. Teaching Schools are part of the government’s plan to give schools a central role in raising standards by developing a self-improving and sustainable school-led system.

We would like to offer parents and carers the chance to hear about our plans and the opportunities that Teaching School status will bring, should we be successful in our application. Therefore, we are holding a Teaching School Information Evening taking place from 6.00 pm to 7.00 pm on 17/1/18. We would be pleased if you could join us.

Student Council

The next meeting will take place during period 2 on Thursday 25th January in room 65. Look forward to seeing form reps there!

  Girls in Maths

On Wednesday this week myself and Mrs Ingram were fortunate enough to be able to take 15 year 9 and 10 girls to Keele university for a “Girls in Maths” event. It was run by the further maths support programme to encourage girls to continue with their education in maths, science and engineering subjects. We watched the film “Hidden Figures” about three African American women in the 1960s and their roles in the space programme. We thoroughly enjoyed it.

There were some guest speakers, ladies that were successful in engineering careers and they spoke about their journey and how maths had played a role in their careers.
We also had a design project, to build a structure to hold a tennis ball off the table. We were all successful and fortunate that the rules weren’t too specific!

On a personal note it was a pleasure to take the girls out, as always they were incredibly well behaved and a credit to the school. Many thanks girls for a lovely day. Mrs Payne

ART YEAR 11 GCSE EXAM PAPERS RELEASED!

On Tuesday 9th January we welcomed a packed room full of Year 11 students and their parents/guardians to a presentation aimed at supporting the start of their GCSE Art Exam unit.

Exam papers were given out in brown envelopes and the students will be choosing ONE of the themes to work on over the following four months before the 10 hours controlled conditions exam is held in early May- just 16 weeks (including holidays) or 32 lessons away!

We looked at good examples from previous years, and looked at common pitfalls to avoid. Mrs Derby and Mr Robinson emphasised the support available and will help advice students as they complete their work.

We were very much impressed by the level of interest in this meeting and that our art students make a good start to their exam unit worth 40% of the overall grade. The majority of the exam marks; 75% from the Assessment Objectives relating to A01) research and development A02) experimentation A03) recording eg. drawing and photography, are from the ‘preparation’ work BEFORE the remaining 25% is gained from A04) ‘realising intentions’ from 10hours in May.

Any questions please contact the art department via the school office.

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ART GCSE EXAM DATES

All the preparation work completed during January, February, March and April will be submitted on the first day of your Art 10hours controlled conditions exam.

Mr Robinsons 11C group- Tuesday 1st and Wednesday 2nd May 2018
Mrs Derbys 11D group- Thursday 3rd and Friday 4th May 2018

YEAR 13 ART & PHOTOGRAPHY TRIAL EXAMS

Year 13 Art students will be starting their 15hour trial exams over 3 days between next Monday 15th January and Thursday 26th January.

Due to the number of clashes with other exams or university interviews, students should please check with their art teachers as to which day they are undertaking their exams.

Farm News

As part of Waitrose ‘Community Matters’ scheme, Uttoxeter Community Farm at Thomas Alleynes High School were presented with a cheque for £600. We would like to thank all those shoppers who supported us by choosing our project for their green tokens.  Since September we have started offering a new course on the farm and students are now able to choose to study for a BTEC level 2 award in Animal Care as one of their option subjects.  This qualification provides hands on experience of a wide range of livestock and companion animals for students who wish to pursue careers in veterinary medicine, animal care and farming as well as those who just love animals and want to learn more about caring for them.

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We are currently in the process of redeveloping the site and have been working closely with Carillion Tarmac partnership and other local businesses to build new pens and improve existing ones. The money from Waitrose will be used to repair fencing around one of our outside poultry areas as well as replace our old wooden hen houses with more suitable plastic ones.  We can then increase our flock of laying hens and improve our profits from egg sales. We are always keen to expand the range of animals on the farm and have recently added two corn snakes and a tarantula to our collection which includes geckos, bearded dragons, turtles, hens, ducks, geese, sheep, pigs, cows, guinea pigs and rabbits. Uttoxeter Community Farm continues to go from strength to strength thanks to the hard work, support and enthusiasm of the students and local community.

 

IMVU

Please be aware of this app

It’s a social media app that is currently circulating amongst children and young people.

It is called ‘IMVU’ and allows you to create an avatar and speak to strangers. It also pinpoints your location.

Careers

Don’t forget to check out the new careers page on tahsroundup.wordpress.com 

Direct Page Link

 Links

Follow the links to; School Website, Facebook, Twitter & our Online Shop

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January 5th 2018

Thought for the Week

There are no assemblies for the next two weeks due to Year 11 Mock Exams

Thoughts for the Week (on the theme of new Year: we hope that one inspires you a little

“You may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing that we call ‘failure’ is not the falling down, but the staying down.” —Mary Pickford
“The beginning is always today.” —Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
“Every moment is a fresh beginning.” —T.S. Eliot
“The beginning is the most important part of the work.” —Plato
“It’s a wise man who understands that every day is a new beginning, because boy, how many mistakes do you make in a day? I don’t know about you, but I make plenty. You can’t turn the clock back, so you have to look ahead.” —Mel Gibson

Dates for your diary

17/1/2018 Parent Consultation re Teaching School Status
PTA meeting: Wednesday 17th January at 7pm in the school staffroom. All are most welcome to attend.

Headteacher blog:

Happy New Year.

It has been fantastic to see students back in school. We have now completed two days of mock examinations for Year 11. Many students have been working incredibly hard in the lead up to these examinations, with over 11,500 podcasts from GCSEpod streamed outside school hours. Eight students have streamed over 200 podcasts. If you son or daughter needs support in accessing the resources please ask them to speak to their Head of House. It is essential they use the last few days they have to revise.

It is always better not to leave it to the last minute and we are impressed by the Year 9 and 10 students who are already accessing the resources. Even having only been with us one term, one year 9 student has streamed 400 pods which equates to 30 hours of revision.

On the 3rd January, all staff of Thomas Alleyne’s attended the Light up Uttoxeter Conference at Uttoxeter Racecourse. The conference is focused on our aim to offer the highest quality of education to our young people. Staff were offered a choice of over 40 workshops during the day to support them in their work.

We wanted to use this opportunity to thank those staff who delivered workshops for others during the day and to the staff at Uttoxeter Racecourse who could not have been more helpful in ensuring the day ran smoothly. Finally we would like to thank our sixth formers who opened the conference and provided help for delegates.

I will be holding a question and answer session on our application for teaching school status on the 17th January at 6.00pm for any interested parents or students. 

There are many opportunities offered by our PE department in the newsletter this week. However they are managing a difficult situation at the moment as we are not able to open our swimming pool. We are are working hard to find a solution, however you will understand the costs associated with repairs to the pool are extremely high.

 

Uniform 

Please support us with ensuring all students return to school with the correct school uniform.
Outdoor coats & hoodies should not be worn around the building. 
Many thanks 

6th form

This week has been a short teaching week but I am still so impressed by the commitment of our 6th Formers. On Wednesday we had our annual Light Up Uttoxeter Conference which was held at Uttoxeter Racecourse. As always our 6th Formers shone. Our Head Girl and Head Boy, Iona and Ryan opened the Conference alongside Tom. All three were well spoken, confident and were complimented by many. All of the 6th Formers that were in attendance were also working hard when they were supporting staff. At break and lunchtime many staff from other schools approached us and stated that they were shocked to see all of them has brought revision materials to the conference and were revising. We were not shocked as we know this group of students very well and this is typical behaviour from them. All the hard work they put in now will pay off and allow them to access the next stage of their journey, whether it is employment, apprenticeships or university. So far 73 of our Year 13 students have applied to university with all them being able to boast that they have received at least one offer.

On Thursday evening, the Sixth Form common room was transformed into a celebration function room. Every year we invite last year’s Year 13 back to celebrate their journey through TAHS and the next steps that they have taken. The amount of students that turned up to the event was overwhelming. At least 50 students returned to hear Mrs Dodd talk fondly of their time within the 6th Forms, awards were presented and certificates given out. The staff in attendance were happy to see their past students at to discuss their experiences of employment, apprenticeships and university. Mrs Walton ensured that photos were taken so that we could share the event to all those who read round up.

15th January is the closing date for UCAS applications so if you are aware that your son or daughter is still yet to complete it then please urge them to complete it over the weekend.

The closing date for applications to attend the Sixth Form is Friday 5th January.

 

Children’s Play, Learning and Development

Year 10 and year 11 students studying Children’s Play, Learning and Development:

On Wednesday 10th January please go to the canteen at 12.20 (period 4) for lunch.

You can bring your own lunch or cold snacks/ sandwiches will be available to buy (hot food will not be served).

Please stay in the canteen until 12.50 when you line up for your exam which starts at 1 O’ clock.

Good Luck!

Catering Price Increases

Chartwells, the school’s catering provider, have informed us that they have reviewed their existing price structure and are planning to change the price tariff from 1st February 2018. Further information will be sent to parents as we receive details.

Ski Trip Easter 2018

A place has become available on the ski trip departing at Easter this year. If this is of interest please contact Mr Cartwright as a matter of urgency.

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Extra Curricular PE –

Table Tennis- Thursday 11th Jan 4pm Robert Sutton, East Staffordshire Tournament This is part of GCSE assessment.

Team- Ben Anwar, Matthew Meakin, Jack Edge, Jay Hughes Ratcliffe, Matthew Omer, Jake Welsh, Archie Whitehead, Taylor Wood, Josh Hudson, Luke Plant, Harry Johnson, Bobby Hawkes, Alfie Bednall

Cross Country- Monday 15th January at Oldfields 1pm start. Team lists attached.

Year 9 Basketball H v St John Fisher County Cup- Tue 16th Jan

Year 9 Girls Futsal- Tue 16th Jan

Year 9 Boys Futsal- Thu 18th Jan John Port CAB

U16 Basketball A v Ormiston Horizon County Cup – Tue 23rd Jan

U15 Girls Rugby at Burton RFC- Thu 25th Jan

Year 10 Boys Handball- Wed 7th Feb 

Year 10 Girls Handball- Wed 14th Feb

Trampolining Club- starts Thursday 11th Jan.

House Basketball -Monday 22nd  January- during P2 (yr10), P3 (Yr9), P5 (Yr11). 

Girls House Football – Monday 22nd Jan. P2 Year 10, P3 Year 9.

House Badminton & Table Tennis Fri 16th Feb P1- Any students doing Table Tennis or Badminton for GCSE need to play.

House Swim Gala- we will look to rearrange when pool is operational.

PE Lessons

Due to the mock exams and the pool currently being unavailable there are some changes to the PE lessons for this half term. Please check this document below to ensure you bring the correct kit for your lessons….

PE curriculum Jan 2018

East Staffordshire Cross Country

Monday 15 January –

Meet 12.20 at Sportshall, We will return to school for 3.05pm

Bring School PE kit, with old trainers or boots.

Track suit, coat etc to keep warm walking to Oldfields and between races.

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Anyone for Cricket?

Fancy playing cricket then have a look at this link:

Wootton Cricket School nets

Art Exam Parents Evening

January 9th 6:30pm-7:15pm Venue change: Now in Canteen
Art staff will be presenting advice and tips for the exam element of the GCSE worth 40% of the students Art GCSE grade. The Exam papers will be released on this date.

Preparation for the exam starts immediately during the January Mock Exam period and students will be able to attend art club at lunch or after school til 5pm most days as per usual, (please check supervision is available)

  Careers

Don’t forget to check out the new careers page on tahsroundup.wordpress.com 

Direct Page Link

 Links

Follow the links to; School Website, Facebook, Twitter & our Online Shop

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End of Term – 19th December 2017

Thought for the Week

Thought for the Season
‘He who has not Christmas in his heart will never find it under a tree.’

Dates for your diary

4/1/2018 Start of Term for Pupils – this will be a continuation of week 1
4/1/18 A Level Awards Evening
5/1/2018 Mock Examinations Start
17/1/2018 Parent Consultation re Teaching School Status

Headteacher blog:

As Christmas approaches I would like to thank all the students, staff and parents for their hard work and support in making this term such a successful one. We write Round up each week because we would struggle to include all that happens in a term in a termly newsletter.

Our Year 9 students are settling in well and Year 11 and 13 students have shown that, the vast majority of them, are determined to do all they can to succeed in their GCSEs and A levels. With mock examinations running after Christmas, we encourage them to make sure they take a break to rest but also utilise the time to prepare for their examinations.

​During the lead up to the end of term, we have had the privilege of seeing students performing in the Christmas Concert. They put on a fantastic show. We are fortunate that in addition to our school cast a number of young people who have left us returned to support the school and played for us once more. It helped make the evening particularly special. Students showed passion, commitment and care for each other throughout the evening as well as providing us with superb music. One piece, was written by Carrigan Horne. The title of her song is ‘Unite’ and she wrote it in memory of the people who died or lived through the Ariana Grande concert. The line ‘don’t let your stars dull’ encouraged all our young people of the importance of living their lives to the full. Carrigan’s values of tolerance and ensuring we build a community that cares for each other are inspiring for all. Carrigan is now waiting for a call from Britain’s Got Talent as she played for them earlier this month. We wish her well.

My thanks to Mrs Todd for all the work she put into the performance and also to our Year 13 students for whom it was their final ‘official’ school concert. We hope to see you joining our performances in years to come.

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On Wednesday of last week our fantastic canteen staff cooked us a wonderful Christmas meal. In just under 25 minutes they served over 400 Christmas dinners with all the trimmings. We appreciate how well they look after both staff and students.

In the New Year on 3rd January the staff will be working with their colleagues from the middle and first schools at the 3rd ‘Light Up Uttoxeter conference’. As a school we ae committed to professional development of our staff. Staff have had the opportunity to select from over 40 workshops to a attend during the day to develop their own practice. Thank you to the sixth formers who will be doing the opening welcome to the 280 delegates.

School opens on the 4th January for students. During the evening on the 4th January, we invite last year’s Year 13 students back to school for our annual A-level Awards Evening. At this event, we present formal A-level certificates to students, and awards to recognise outstanding achievements, most progress and outstanding personal qualities in the year group.

Final dates for your dairy: Mock examinations start on the 5th January. In the third week back there is a parent consultation event on ‘Teaching Schools’ at 6.00pm on 17th January. The event will last a maximum of an hour and is very much a question and answer session for any interested parents or students.
We wish all our readers a very Happy Christmas.

Uniform 

Please support us with ensuring all students return to school with the correct school uniform.
Outdoor coats & hoodies should not be worn around the building. 
Many thanks 

6th form

As I am typing this the Sixth Formers are enjoying their annual Carol Concert in the theatre, for this first time this has been organised by the Senior Prefects and as I left to go and teach they were all singing along to past Christmas hits and the more energetic amongst them were doing the conga around the room.

In many lessons across the school Secret Santa has been taking place and Mrs Johnson and Mrs Young have sent us their Year 12 history class photo’s so you can see how serious it is taken. Each student had a budget of £3 and within that budget they had to provide a glue stick for their ‘person’.

Donut Day was a success with £500 being raised for a very good cause, all the Sixth Formers who helped to promote this event and also helped in the selling of the Donuts are overwhelmed by how much was raised. We also need thank Mr Washbourne who drove the school minibus to collect the dounts. He sent us this picture. Safety first I’m sure you’ll agree.

As of this morning we had 61 applications being sent off to UCAS, and as the day is progressing each member of the Sixth Form Team is sending them off throughout the day. The school deadline is today but we are aware of some students that have not been able to send theirs off. We will be looking a these as soon as we return in January.

It is Year 13 mocks when we return so we encourage all students to make use of their two weeks off and to spend some time revising so that they are fully prepared upon their return.

HAPPY CHRISTMAS

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Could you have a hidden talent for cyber security?

Cyber Discovery, HM Government’s Cyber Schools Programme, is an extracurricular learning programme for students in years 10-13 across England. Its goal is to ensure that many more people enter the cyber security profession in the coming years.

If you are in year 10 – 13 and interested please click here:

https://www.joincyberdiscovery.com

Music Thanks

Thank you to all the pupils, staff and parents who took part in the Christmas concert or were a part of the audience and supported the event. Every year, the pupils just astound me with their talent and their support for one another. It was a hugely enjoyable evening and one which allowed the pupils to really showcase their musicality. I would like to thank especially my Year 13 pupils who have been a part of the music department family since year 9 and are an exceptionally talented group. It was lovely to welcome back ex pupils too, some of which took part. I hope the present year 13s can do the same in the future. Thank you to all and Merry Christmas. 

Think You Know?

Help and advice for you as a parent on the way your child uses the internet, the risks and what you can do to prevent these occurring can be found on the fantastic Think You Know website. Follow the link under the logo for more information. 
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Maths Inspiration Event

Last week 26 Year 12 A-Level maths students went to Birmingham for the Maths Inspiration Event.  

Maths Inspiration is a national programme of interactive maths lecture shows for teenagers – giving them the chance to experience inspiring maths speakers live in a theatre, presenting mathematics in the context of exciting, real-world applications.

The first speaker was Hugh Hunt who got us to look at and think about the spin on a bouncing ball, boomerangs, spinning tops and why a spinning wheel doesn’t fall over.  Next up was Sammie Buzzard who spoke about her maths research on climate change and how mathematical modelling can unlock secrets hidden in the ice in Antarctica.  The final speaker was Ben Sparks who took inspiration for his talk from lines of the song ‘Shape of my Heart’ by Sting and talked about the probability of different ways of winning in poker.  He then did an experiment with the audience on the Birthday Paradox – did you know that in a group of 23 people there is a 50-50 chance that 2 people will have the same birthday?

The event was enjoyed by all and has generated some very good discussions  – hopefully it has also inspired the students to go on the study maths or a related subject at University.

 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.
thanks

 

 

Science News

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

Year 9
Harry Ahston and Matthew Jackson for very good effort and progress

Year 10
Maddie Andrews for always working to the highest standard
Rubie Greensmith for impressive progress with written work

Year 11
Hannah Clarke for positive attitude and good effort

Well done!

Art Exam Parents Evening

January 9th 6:30pm-7:15pm Ede Studio
Art staff will be presenting advice and tips for the exam element of the GCSE worth 40% of the students Art GCSE grade. The Exam papers will be released on this date. Preparation for the exam starts immediately during the January Mock Exam period and students will be able to attend art club at lunch or after school til 5pm most days as per usual.

Thanks from the PTA

The PTA, staff and students wish to thank all those who donated to the Christmas Hampers and all of you who bought tickets. We raised over £600 from the events held both at the Tesco Community fair and the school production and concert. We are delighted to announce the winners of the 4 magnificent hampers were: Julie Rowbottom, Gary Campion, Emelia Lowe and Karen Beeson. We now look forward to asking our students and staff for their ideas on how the monies raised should be spent and will update you once this has been agreed. Should you wish to join us on the PTA all are most welcome to come to our next meeting to be held at school on Wednesday 17th January at 7pm.

Thank you for you continued support for our students.

  Careers

Don’t forget to check out the new careers page on tahsroundup.wordpress.com 

Direct Page Link

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Week Commencing 4th December

Thought for the Week

Assemblies w/b 11th December

All House assemblies will be led by their respective Head of House on the theme of ‘Celebration’

During these assemblies students will be reminded that on the last day of term (Tuesday 19th) it is an optional Christmas jumper day. Students who wear a jumper are asked to contribute £1. If wearing a Christmas jumper they will not be expected to wear a blazer. This will be split equally between a local foodbank and the funding of counselling for Thomas Alleyne’s students who are experiencing any emotional difficulties

Thought for the Week
‘The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate’

Dates for your diary

13/12/2017 Music Concert
19/12/2017 End of Term
4/1/2018 Start of Term for Pupils – this will be a continuation of week 1

Headteacher blog:

This evening I will attend the final night of our school production of Woman in Black. The work of the staff and students has been truly inspiring. They have given us a wonderful, challenging and thoroughly professional piece of theatre.

When I look back at my own school years, I have precious memories of being part of the backstage crew in our school production of The Tempest, completing my Duke of Edinburgh Award and playing in school sports teams. I could not have done any of these without the staff who gave up their time and my parents who supported me.

I know that all of the young people who performed or supported tonight will remember this production as a highlight of their school life.

They have worked incredibly hard, formed bonds between each other which will last and have developed skills of teamwork, resilience and creativity.

Thank you to everyone involved but especially to Mrs Wheildon, Mrs Fletcher and Mrs Krausse.

It has been our privilege to be able to be your audience!

 

Quiz Child

Could you have a hidden talent for cyber security?

Cyber Discovery, HM Government’s Cyber Schools Programme, is an extracurricular learning programme for students in years 10-13 across England. Its goal is to ensure that many more people enter the cyber security profession in the coming years.

If you are in year 10 – 13 and interested please click here:

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Last Day of Term

School will close for students at 3.05pm on Tuesday 19th December. Students can wear Christmas jumpers on the last day. Please donate a £1 and all monies will be donated to a local food bank and YESS counselling services for TAHS students.
School will re-open for students on Thursday 4th January 2018.

Think You Know?

Help and advice for you as a parent on the way your child uses the internet, the risks and what you can do to prevent these occurring can be found on the fantastic Think You Know website. Follow the link under the logo for more information. 
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News from the Farm

Last week saw the arrival of our first batch of piglets. Our sow gave birth to 11 healthy piglets and despite the cold weather they are all doing very well. During vet skills on Wednesday, yr10 students watched as the vet showed them how to castrate the male piglets, a process which is necessary on small holdings where we keep all our pigs together. They then learnt how to check the other sow to see when she is due to farrow (give birth). They found it a fascinating, if not slightly unnerving, experience.

Year 10 Animal Care students have also been very busy preparing turkeys and wreaths ready for Christmas – there are still a few large turkeys for sale and wreaths can be made to order. Please email the farm manager on allenm@tahs.org.uk if you are interested.’

 

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6th form

The Sixth Form are eagerly anticipating ‘Donut Day’, which is Friday 15th, these can be pre-ordered on ParentPay and a link has been set up for each student if you wish to purchase them. Why not get some bought home to share over a cup of tea, all money goes to Dougie Mac and another fund raising idea that the Senior Prefects are working hard on is the ‘Snow Ball’ which will be held on Tuesday 19th, all money raised from this event supports their Sixth Form Leavers events that they organise themselves. They are committed to making this event the best yet.

We have seen an abundance of UCAS forms being checked and sent this week, the enthusiasm among the students is increasing and we hope to get the majority completed by next Friday. Please ensure that all have made an appointment with the Form Tutor or Sixth Form Team member to ensure that suitable time is allocated to check through it and for it to be sent.

Those that have applied for competitive courses have been invited for interviews over this past week at Oxford and we have some interviews coming up next week for Cambridge, and an abundance of other prestigious universities offering conditional places to the 40 that have applied so far.

Remember that the 6th Form application deadline for Year 11’s is Friday 5th Jan 2018.

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 Busy in Music!

 

The Music Department Christmas Concert is this Wednesday 13th December at 7pm. Tickets are available from the online shop, or see Mrs Todd directly.
The pupils have been working incredibly hard as they always do! Please come along and enjoy the annual festive celebration.

A reminder about rehearsals tomorrow (Saturday 9th December)

Choir 10 until 12
String ensemble 12.15 to 12.45
Wind Band 1.30 to 2.30
Rehearsals are in room 67, the main music classroom.

Rehearsals are also taking place all day on Wednesday in the theatre;

Period 1 Wind Band
Period 2 String and Jazz Band
Period 3 and 4; solos, duets, small groups
Period 5 Choir

Snow information; Rehearsals on Saturday  will go ahead unless it is unsafe to do so and we get more snow than currently expected. If for any reason there is a problem, I will put a notice on the School Facebook page.

Thank you to all the pupils and parents for their continued support. As always, I’m very excited about the concert and I’m looking forward to seeing you all there!

Safeguarding

Please be advised that a student has reported concerns about 2 males potentially taking photographs of students catching service buses at the end of school day. 
This has been reported formally to the police and as a school we have also informed our local PCSO team. 
If students have any concerns please return to school and inform a member of staff immediately.
Thank you.

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.
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Hoodies/Sweatshirts

Now that the weather is turning colder can we please remind students and parents that hoodies and sweatshirts should not be worn in school as part of our uniform policy.
We would really appreciate your support with this.

Christmas Lunch

Our annual Christmas Lunch will be served in the canteen on Wednesday 13th December – now who will Santa’s little helpers be this year on the servery?

 

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Science News

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

Year 9
Joshua Newbon and Mia Ashcroft for excellent work in chemistry

Year 10
Danielle Ashmore and Jemima Pope for excellent assessment scores in biology

Year 11
Wanicha Promrak and Alexander Hylton for consistent effort in science

This week’s BTEC Animal Care Students of the Week selected by Mr Gilson are:
Lorten for masterfully weighing the enormous turkeys that even the big lads couldn’t manage! Some weighed above 15kg! And for producing a lovely Christmas Wreath Harry  for all round excellent practical skills

This week’s Environmental Land Based Science Students of the Week also selected by Mr Gilson are:
Jemma and Libby  for wanting to finish their course work to the best of their abilities

Well done!

Teaching and Learning

On 11/12/17 Thomas Alleyne’s Staff will be meeting as Teaching and Learning Communities for the second time this year. Over the last two years, the school has been part of a prestigious national research project focusing on the effectiveness of Assessment for Learning. The project ended in July this year, but we have chosen to continue working in Teaching and Learning Communities in order to apply the skills we have developed to areas such as meeting the needs of the most able students.

Summer 2017 Exam Certificates

These will be available for collection from TAHS on:
 
Thursday 14th December 11am -1pm
Friday 15th December 11am -1pm

News from PE

Congratulations to Courtney who made her debut for Staffordshire Ladies Rugby Union against Worcestershire this week.
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Under 16 Netball

John Port travelled to TAHS on Tuesday with their A & B team. Ellie, Lottie, Jess, Vicky  Abigail  Belle  Jaz  Tilly & Abi Chilvrs played two matches back to back. Some strong defensive work from Tilly and Jaz in the circle and some strong shooting in the final two quarters from Ellie, Lottie & Abi saw TAHS win 10-4. The second game against the A team resulted in a 14-6 defeat, with some great inter court play but Alleynes were unable to get into good shooting positions due to the John Port GD and GK.
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Girls Rugby

Under the floodlights at Shobnall TAHS played John Taylor. Alleynes took control of the first half scoring early tries and reaching the interval 5-1 up. John Taylor made a resurgence second half but Alleyne’s remained in control winning the game by 8 tries to 5. Courtney , Amy , Amelia , Holly  & Beth  all getting on the score sheet.
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  Careers

Don’t forget to check out the new careers page on tahsroundup.wordpress.com 

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Week Commencing 27th November

Thought for the Week

Assemblies w/b 4th December
Theme: Friendship
All House and sixth form assemblies will be led by Damian Godwin
Thoughts for the Week
There are loads of cheesy quotes on friendship, I’ve tried to choose some non-cheesy ones!
‘When a friend makes some mistake, do not forget all the good things they did for you.’
‘The best time to make friends is before you need them.’
‘Fake friends are like shadows, always near you at your brightest moments, but nowhere to be seen at your darkest hours.’

Dates for your diary

6/12/2017 Woman in Black Performance
7/12/2017 Woman in Black Performance
8/12/2017 Woman in Black Performance
13/12/2017 Music Concert

Headteacher blog:

Woman in Black will be performed next week. We have some tickets available on Wednesday evening. It promises to be an excellent show. If you are able to join us please phone the school office who will be able to organise a ticket for you.
Thank you to all parents who attended the Year 11 parents evening. Attendance was 76% this year. We would be interested in feedback from parents as we are currently reviewing the insight booking system. Please email comments to office@tahs.org.uk.  If you were unable to get the appointments you needed and have not been able to speak to your Head of House please use the email address above so that we can organise appointments for you.
Year 11 students will be completing their mock examinations in January. We have 10 students who have already streamed over 140 GCSEpods to support their study. Congratulations to Jack, Poppy, Laura, Niamh, George, Oliver, Wanicha, Fred, Freya and Tom. 
The average number of podcasts streamed is 33 for students in Year 11. However we do have 38 students who have not yet used the resource. Help is on hand for any student in school. It would be much appreciated if parents could watch the following video to support their sons/daughters.
We have also put links to below to documents designed to support parents.

Next week is production week! 

The stage is set and we are excited to say that TAHS’s production of Woman In Black starts Wednesday 6th December and runs both Thursday 7th and Friday 8th also.
The play tells the ghost story of the solicitor Arthur Kips, who takes on much more than he bargains for when instructed to sort the papers of Mrs Alice Drablow of Eel Marsh House.
With lots of tension and scares, come along for a ghost story with a twist! 
Tickets £5 from school office or lunch times outside the theatre.
Show starts at 7.30pm and ends at approximately 9.30pm
See you there!

Could you have a hidden talent for cyber security?

Cyber Discovery, HM Government’s Cyber Schools Programme, is an extracurricular learning programme for students in years 10-13 across England. Its goal is to ensure that many more people enter the cyber security profession in the coming years.

If you are in year 10 – 13 and interested please click here:

https://www.joincyberdiscovery.com

Absence from School

Please find below the letter from our local authority in relation to Changes to Penalty Notices for Absence from School that we shared with you in September. 
Could we please remind you that these changes come into effect from 1st January 2018.
The changes specifically relate to the following areas,
Penalty Notice for leave of absence (holiday) in term time
Penalty Notice for persistent lateness
Period of time used to measure persistent absence and lateness 

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GCSE History – preparing for Year 11 Mocks

Helping your American-West revision
The history department strongly recommends watching Episode 2 of Ray Mears BBC4 ‘How the Wild West was Won’ on the BBC i-player about life on the Plains.
The first five minutes of Episode 1 and the last 25 minutes are also useful about the Donner party, gold rush and mining towns.
We will also be showing these programmes during lunchtime in room 16, so bring your lunch and watch then.

Art News

Year 11 Art GCSE Mock Exams & Dates to Remember!
Coursework deadline is Monday 18th December at 3:05pm– ALL work from Y10 and 11 should be submitted to their art teacher in paper folders. This is worth 60% of your GCSE grade.
 
To support students we expect you to be putting in hours at art club– every mark counts, this is a new specification and the standard is high to achieve levels. usually More effort = More marks!
Art Exam Parents Evening 
 
January 9th 6:30pm-7:15pm Ede Studio
Art staff will be presenting advice and tips for the exam element of the GCSE worth 40% of the students Art GCSE grade. The Exam papers will be released on this date. Preparation for the exam starts immediately during the January Mock Exam period and students will be able to attend art club at lunch or after school til 5pm most days as per usual. 
Calling Budding Artists/Designer- LOGO Competition
Year 9 students are invited to design a logo for  Croxden Parish Council, this exciting opportunity is run as a competition across the locality and would be great for a TAHS student to have a go. Details on are Year 9 INSIGHT. 

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6th form

DONUT DAY 15th December

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 Interested in Teaching? 

£15,000  available for sixth form students planning to study Maths or Physics at University.

Future scholars … sign up here

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Pastoral Students of the Week

Pastoral students of the week are those pupils who helped out on Yr 11 parents’ evening:  Grace Harvey, Matthew Payne, Vicki Catterall, Katie Lawerence, Owen Carrington, Alex ford, Andrew Pye, Okyanus Ari, Neve Hall, Annie White and Tom Johnson. Your help was greatly appreciated by both parents and staff!

Science News

I’m A Scientist Get Me Out of Here – The 25 Genome Project

As part of their biology A level, year 13 students have been studying how genome sequencing is carried out and why it is so important. This week during their lesson, they were able to take part in a live chat with three scientists.  The scientists are all working at the Wellcome Sanger Institute which, as part of its 25th Anniversary celebrations, will fund the genome sequencing of 25 new species. The scientists participated in the chat room with our students during which time they championed the species they felt should be sequence.  We were fortunate enough to be able to ask questions to world experts on three potentially dangerous species. 

One scientist was championing sequencing the genome of the Asian Hornet, an invasive species that is currently making its way over to Europe and competing with our bee population.  Another was keen to learn more about the Lion’s Mane jelly fish with its 36m long tentacles which is threatening to spread throughout the oceans in part due to overfishing reducing predator numbers.  One of the students asked: ‘Do you think that by sequencing the genome of the jellyfish the information can be used to control its population?’ This reply came straight back: ‘Sequencing the genome is the only reliable way to control populations. We can use the genome sequence to try to create sterile males which can be introduced into the population.  Manually controlling the jelly fish is too expensive.’ Finally, Daubentons bat is able to incubate rabies virus without coming to any harm.  The final scientist hoped that by sequencing the genome of this bat, it would give scientists a clue to this ‘superimmunity’ to lethal diseases which could then be used to help humans.

Overall it was a very enjoyable experience and the students learnt a great deal in preparation for their A level exam in the summer. This project is running for three weeks across the whole country and so we are now able to join hundreds of other schools across the country to vote for which genome should be sequenced.

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

Year 9

Darius Blurton and Isabel Watts for excellent attainment and inquisitive questions in lessons

Year 10

Tara Wilkins and Poppy Chatfield for excellent work in lessons and pleasing test results

Year 11

Kim Burgess and Nicolas Lamb for excellent progress

Well done!

 

Summer 2017 Exam Certificates

These will be available for collection from TAHS on:
Thursday 14th December 11am -1pm
Friday 15th December 11am -1pm

News from PE

Boys Badminton
The KS4 badminton teams travelled to Paulet for the East Staffordshire tournament on Wednesday.
The team have trained regularly with Milly Radley & Alice Smith and have greatly improved their knowledge and skillset. The B team of Seb Hancox,Tommy Mangan, Isaac Hawley & Ethan Bungar were in the more difficult pool facing John Taylor A and Paulet A. Unable to win a game some long rallies were had and some good points won in the match.
The TAHS A team comprised of Alex Bennett, Thomas Page, Alex Done & Owen Carrington who were in pool B. Their 3 fixtures
against Pingle, Paulet B and Robert Sutton all ended in defeat but each match could have gone either way with the score being 3-2.
House Hockey
In cold conditions the year 9 House hockey competition took place. It was a high scoring event compared to the senior competition the previous week.
Whitmore ran out winners after 3 victories Frankie Tooth, Mya Dain & Amie Renshaw all scoring. Torrance finished second on 5 points with Alyssa Shaw
scoring. In third place were Elkes and fourth were Orme.
 
Rugby World Cup Final
Dont forget to support England in the morning 9am kick off on BBC in the Rugby League World Cup Final v Australia.
U16 Badminton District Winners
Congratulations to the girls under 16 A team who on Tuesday night fought of local competition to progress through to the county stage of the tournament. The team played a series of singles and doubles matches against Burton schools. Without losing a game the girls progressed easily into the next stages of the competition. Well done to: Scarlett Simister, Alice Radley, Emily Barton and Sophie Lomas.
Year 9 House Rugby
1st place- Torrance
2nd place- Whitmore
3rd place – Orme
4th place- Elkes
Year 10 House Rugby
1st Place- Torrance
2nd Place- Elkes
3rd Place- Whitmore
4th Place- Orme
Yr11 House Rugby
1st Place- Torrance
2nd Place- Whitmore
3rd Place- Orme
4th Place- Elkes
House Swimming Gala Teams

  Careers

Don’t forget to check out the new careers page on tahsroundup.wordpress.com 

New this week Nestle applications are open. 

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Interested in Medicine, check out this day at Keele:

https://www.keele.ac.uk/medicine/newsevents/medicinecareersday/ 

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