June 22nd 2018

Tuesday 26th June: Art & Photography exhibition 5:00-7:00pm

 

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Thought for the Week 

 

No assemblies due to the continuation of exams in the theater
You can not miss that the World cup is on and we wanted to share a few quotes that show how sport can transcend all, politics & racism to name but two below. But as Sir Matt Busby says we should be gracious in victory and defeat – but let us hope Gary Lineker is wrong…..
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 Headteacher blog:

As we approach the end of the school year, my thoughts have turned to the opportunities our students have been involved in and will be involved in during the year.

 

In July, students will participate in a World Challenge Expedition to Vietnam and Laos. As preparation for the trip, each person has had to raise £4350.  This has been a great test of the students’ commitment and ingenuity.  Notable fund raising achievements include, Tom Brittlebank receiving a £200 donation from a Young Explorer’s Trust, Iona Barron, the Head Girl,  raising £450 through participation in the Safford Half Marathon and Bea Egerton,  Harvey Grills and Freya Barkas raising over £1000 when they organised a sponsored swim at Uttoxeter Leisure Centre and swam 6377 metres. This is the distance between Uttoxeter and Hi Chi Min City in Vietnam.

 

In April, the Under 16 Football team reached the final of the prestigious Sentinel Cup Final held at Port Vale FC.  The competition has featured a host of future professionals in the past such as Stoke City’s Ryan Shawcross and Manchester United’s James Wilson. This was the third time in 4 years that the school’s footballers have reached the final and although they were defeated by Biddulph High School, they performed very well and gained a lot form the experience.  Staying with sport, May 2018 saw the Thomas Alleyne’s Girls’ Athletics Team crowned as District Champions.  In addition, one of the school’s Year 9 students and budding sports reporter, Max Hayes reached the final of the Young Blogger of the Year as one of only 10 finalists and he attended a ceremony at the Alexandra Palace in London.

The Duke of Edinburgh Award is an exciting programme of activities for young people aged 14 to 24. Thomas Alleyne’s offers the award at three levels: Bronze, Silver or Gold. Candidates select and complete activities in four sections (five for Gold) – Volunteering, Physical, Skills, Expedition and for Gold, a Residential. Participants find themselves helping people or the community, getting fitter, developing skills, going on an expedition and taking part in a residential activity.  Candidates pick up experiences, friends and talents that will stay with them for the rest of their lives.

 

In February, a group of four Year 12 students took the opportunity to visit the Auschwitz Concentration camp in Poland.  Rachel Clemett, Jess Poole, Adam Burrows and Lydia Grocott were able to visit the camp with the Holocaust Educational Trust.  As part of the programme, they were required to share their experiences with other students.  In March the group delivered a powerful series of assemblies to the rest of the school and in doing so they helped the Trust in their mission to educate as many people as they can about what can happen when society turns its back on humanity.

 

In the 6th form, Thomas Alleyne’s students enjoy a wealth of opportunities, which support them in planning their future intentions.  One of these opportunities involved Year 12 students travelling to Manchester for a UCAS convention to gather information from over 140 higher education providers.  Students enjoyed the chance to find out detailed information about the huge variety of courses on offer to them.

 

At the other end of the age group, Year 9 students had an opportunity to take part in the BBC’s annual School Report Day.  This was an event during which students worked together to research and create a news bulletin, which they eventually performed to camera.  Year 9 student Elli Robothan said, “Overall, I had a really fun day and leaned lots of new skills”.

 

A key priority at Thomas Alleyne’s is working with our Middle Schools.  On that theme Year 7 and 8 students, this year worked with the Alleyne’s business studies department.  The work involved participating in the Ryman National Enterprise Challenge to develop a new concept for Kidzania in London.

 

Student leadership is an important part of the philosophy at Thomas Alleyne’s.  In February, the School Council held a meeting at Uttoxeter Town Hall during which they met Uttoxeter Mayor Alison Trenery and Borough Councillor Sue Mcgarry.  Students learnt about local democracy and fedback their views on how the town could be developed to meet the needs of young people.

 

In November 2017, Thomas Alleyne’s was visited by a group of ex-students, who left the school in 1961.  The group enjoyed their visit to the school and the trip down memory lane.  The art department made a lasting impression in that the member of the group, Graham Penning, organised for an award for ‘Original Thought in Art’ to be made available to students at prize giving events.  The first recipient of the award was Livia Robinson, who achieved a grade A* in her GCSE art exam.

 

I firmly believe that the experiences described above, combined with high academic standards mean Thomas Alleyne’s students are well prepared for their futures.

 

Dates for your diary

  
Week commencing  25th June year 10 & 12 Exams
26th June Art Exhibition
29th June Year 11 Celebration Day
3rd July Year 8 Induction Evening
4th & 5th July Year 8 Transition Days
10th June Junior Prize Giving

 

gcsepod

 As a reminder, parents can view the benefits of gcsepod by clicking on: https://www.gcsepod.com/parents-benefits/   gcsepod has a proven track record in helping students make progress and achieve their best, whilst developing independent learning skills. 

YEAR 10
 
This is a good time of year to start to think about what has gone well in your recent exams and what you found difficult.  Making a note of these areas and starting to use gcsepod to revise these will support you as enter Year 11 and make your final progress towards your GCSEs.
 
YEAR 9
 
As you are about to start your GCSE courses in your option choice subjects, gcsepod can help you get ahead of the game!  Start early to boost your knowledge and skills.  gcsepod is a really valuable way of revising the work done in Year 9 in English, maths and science too.  

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Inside GCSEPod – work experience:
During July, students can contact GCSEPod in a Twitter Q&A to ask any career questions surrounding particular jobs in the office i.e. web development, marketing, design, accounting etc.

This can include questions such as ‘how did you get into the job you’re doing?’ ‘what do you do on a day to day basis?’ ‘what do you love most about your job?’ ‘what’s the worst thing about your job?’

 

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Year 9 Maths Exams

The Year 9 end of year maths exams will take place on Monday 25th and Tuesday 26th June. The first paper is a non-calculator paper and the second paper is a calculator paper. All students have been sent, via Insight, a list of all the topics they have covered in Year 9 to use as a revision list.

The following equipment is needed for the maths exam: Black pen, pencil, rubber, ruler, protractor, compass and a scientific calculator.  Students without equipment will be issued an afterschool detention

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

username: normal school login with @tahs at the end 

eg smithjohn04@tahs

password: triangle

 

Art Success

Young Photographers Winners!!!
Youngsters from a range of local schools were invited to participate at the Uttoxeter Rotary Club Young Photographer of the Year Competition,
We have been thrilled to receive  1st, 2nd & 3rd place in BOTH the colour and Black and White 6th form Categories, with TAHS students receiving a further 7 x highly commended and 11 x commended in the 6th form.
In the Years 9-11 category one of our students secured 3rd place and another commended in the colour category, whilst  TAHS students also gained 2nd and 3rd in the black and white section for this age group.
Winners are being  presented certificates and Placed students will receive an awards during a presentation at our Art exhibition on Tuesday 26th June at 6:15 in the theatre.
Well done to all who entered, it was a strong competition as always and the judges must have had an incredibly hard time deciding!
 

 

If you would like to have a look at what we`ve been doing this year in Photography- you may want to look at bit.ly/flickrTAHS it has our rotary photography entries inside- and we will also be uploading images for our show on the 26th June.

 

News from PE

Year 10 Rounders 

This week’s fixture was against John Taylor. They had several big hitters who were hitting to all area of the pitch. they amassed a score of 21 rounders from there two innings. In reply TAHS could not score as freely due to some accurate fast balls from there bowler, Alleyne’s scored 11 1/2. 
Team Jess Eardley, Vicky Catterall, Shani Wright, Ellie Alcock, Jemima Pope, Lily Ede, Lottie Cooper, Katelyn Emery, Libby Fry. 
Lottie Cooper was awarded player of the match thanks to some big hits and some accurate long throws towards fourth post. 

 

House Rounders

Placings for year 10 

1st Orme

2nd Elkes 

3rd Torrance 

4th Whitmore 

Placings for Year 9 

1st Whitmore 

Joint 2nd Elkes & Torrance

4th Orme 

Girls Cricket Staffordshire Finals
Finals day saw TAHS face St Joseph’s in the first semi final. Losing the Alleynes were put into bat, Lucy Carr & Lottie Cooper got the team off to a positive start, confidently running 1’s and hitting the boundary. Lucy retired from the time Ning’s having scored the maximum 20 runs, Katie Hartley & Eve Bednall got the score up to 48 from the 7 overs. The bowling and fielding was solid from Alleyne’s with Sam  Cotterill bowling there opener for a golden duck. St Joseph’s Kept the run rate high scoring a run a ball. They reached our total with an over to spare to reach the final. 
Blythe Bridge were our opposition in the bronze medal match, batting first Alleyne’s followed a similar pattern to the first game. Lucy retiring again having scored the maximum, Lottie and Eve steering the total to 55 runs. No wickets were taken in the game but TAHS managed to restrict Blythe Bridge’s scoring with Lucy managing the fielding positions. At the close of play Blythe Bridge had scored 49 runs, meaning Alleyne’s had finished 3rd in the County. 
Team – Lucy Carr, Lottie Cooper, Katie Hartley, Sam Cotterill, Amelia Hadget, Holly Chatfield, Freya Hadgett & Eve Bednall 
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Congratulations to Torrance on winning the House Cricket Championship.

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Year 9 Cricket.
 
Congratulations to the year 9 cricket team who beat De Ferrer’s in the league on Tuesday evening.  De Ferrer’s won the toss and chose to bat first.  However with some fine bowling from captain John Ball, Freddie Whitehead,  Alfie Clewes and Harry Ashton’s 4 wickets in 2 overs Alleyne’s reduced the visitors to 72 runs. An excellent unbeaten30 from Freddie Whitehead put Alleyne’s in a commanding position, with some careless bowling and more robust batting from the middle order, Alleyne’s won the match with 4 overs to spare. Well done.  Next league game is on Thursday at home to Abbott Beyne.

Science News

 

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

Year 9

Tom Reddington – working hard in chemistry and cleaning up without being asked

Freya Hadgett – making excellent progress in chemistry

Year 10 –

Grace Gadsby – for working very hard and answering lots of questions

Jalen Doughty – for making superb revision resources for chemistry

Well done!

 

Girls in STEM

On Thursday this week we had the pleasure of year 7 and 8 girls from Oldfields, Ryecroft and Windsor Park. They joined us to hear about careers and opportunities in engineering, science and maths.
The girls listened to Sally Parker from Capula talk to them about female engineers and the sorts of jobs that they do. We heard that only 11% of engineers are female.
We then built a paper roller coaster between us. It was a very good effort girls!

During the day the girls also designed and created in DT and took part in maths games and science experiments. It was great to see the girls taking charge, working together and gaining confidence. Lets hope this is the first of many days like this.
It was a pleasure to have the girls here and we are very much looking forward to welcoming them on the transition days and in September.
Thank you girls. Mrs Payne.

 

 

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French Festivals

Year 9 French students did an amazing job presenting French festivals to Y3/Y4 children from Hutchinson and Picknalls. They looked at the Monaco Grand Prix, the Maple Leaf and Music festival, Fête des Rois and Carnaval, as well as the St Ambroise Fruit festival. The first school children really enjoyed the activities and our students were excellent ambassadors and MFL teachers.

News from your Canteen

Come on down on Tuesday 26th June for chocolate pudding day…..

Careers

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

An ex student who is working in renewable energies has sent in this guide to getting into offshore wind aimed for young people. Have a look and see if it for your particularly if you have an interest in STEM.

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June 15th 2018

Thought for the Week 

 

No assemblies due to the continuation of exams in the theater
A centenary honour to the  women’s suffrage movements
Women who were householders over the age of 30 (6 million womengot the vote in 1918women over 21 did not get the vote until 1928.
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 Headteacher blog:

As parents and carers will be aware from reading recent editions of the Headteacher’s Blog,  I will be acting as Headteacher for the remainder of this term due to Mrs Rudge having an operation.  I have been in touch with Mrs Rudge,  she is now on the road to recovery and I know you will wish to join me in passing on our best wishes to her.
Years 11 and 13 are now approaching the end of their exams and I wish to congratulate them on their hard work and dedication and the mature  way in which they have approached their exams.  We look forward to welcoming Year 11 back for their Celebration Day on June 29th.  This is always an enjoyable day and a very important Thomas Alleyne’s tradition. We also look forward to celebrating with students from Years 11, 12 and 13 in August as they receive their exam results.  The GCSE exam results day is 23rd August whilst Post 16 students receive their results the week before on 16th August.

 

Next week sees the beginning of trial exams for Years 10 and 12 and I would like to wish all students every success in them.

Whilst for students in Years 11 and 13, this time of year is very much about completing a journey,  our thoughts also turn to those students who are about to begin their time with us at Thomas Alleyne’s.  On Tuesday of this week the SEN department held a very enjoyable evening, during which we were able to meet with families and students from Year 8 who will be joining us in September.  On 3rd July we will be holding our transition evening for the incoming Year 8 and on 4th and 5th July we look forward to meeting all the Year 8 students as they attend their transition days.
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Dates for your diary

  
Week commencing 18th &  25th June year 10 & 12 Exams
26th June Art Exhibition
3rd July Year 8 Induction Evening

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Moving into the last half term our focus is on preparing Year 12 students for their mocks and starting discussions about their future intentions. I am working with a number of students who are currently undertaking further research into apprenticeships and university courses. Each Year 12 student is encouraged to use Unifrog to help this search at home and at school and to speak to any member of the Sixth Form team for further guidance.

 
This time of year always amazes me, Year 11 students finishing their GCSE’s and showing their high level of maturity and the BTEC and A Level students in Year 13 finishing their full-time education with either coursework or exams. The manner with which these students arrive at school and enter their exam shows their commitment to their subject and themselves. As teachers, we encourage our students to share their experience of the paper with us, to give them support and to show them how much we believe in them and their ability. Our Year 12’s have their mock examinations starting on Monday and must ensure that they arrive promptly to their exam venue with the right equipment and in the correct uniform. Students are expected to be in school as normal during these two weeks and to be in lessons when they do not have an exam. All registers will be taken as normal during this time. There will be revision sessions offered by subject teachers and we encourage students to attend these to complement their independent revision. If any student in Year 12 has lost their exam timetable then they are encouraged to see the school exams officer.

 
Year 13 BTEC students have yet again risen to the challenge of displaying their work of the past two years for members of staff to see. Each year I see it I cannot believe the time and commitment they have given to their subject to have produced such substantial documents. The imaginative and unique way with which they show their knowledge, the amount of written work that is undertaken, sitting exams and then completing over 100 hours of work experience fills me and the Sixth Form team with immense pride. Mrs Blair has also provided photographs of this work for you to see.

 
As a reminder to parents and students in Year 11 the Sixth Form taster sessions do run next week, we are aware that there is a clash with some of the sessions and exams. We will run an information session for these students. If your child is interested in some of the other subjects on offer then they are more than welcome to attend those taster sessions as well. They must ensure that they sign in and out of school on the days that they attend, that they are quiet when moving around the school as there will be mock examinations and they do not need to wear school uniform. If your child is unable to attend then please email Sixthform@tahs.org.uk. We have attached the timetable for these sessions if one is not at hand.

Taster Session table June 18

World Challenge

We are officially on count down until we leave for Vietnam and Laos on July the 10th. I hope everyone is excited and getting all their packing started with the kit from kit list.
As the lead teacher on this trip I wanted to highlight and commend some of the students and their conduct towards their fund raising. Students have had to raise £4350 to attend the trip and then add on their spending money and injections, they have raised a huge amount of money. Firstly Tom Brittlebank has received £200 and a Young Explorers Trust award for his participation in this expedition. Excellent work Tom, well done. Iona Barron, our Head Girl, took part in the Stafford Half Marathon in April. She completed 13.1 miles, raised £450 pounds and earned herself a shiny well earned medal. Congratulations Iona.
Also in April Harvey Grills, Bea Egerton and Freya Barkas organised a sponsored swim at Uttoxeter Leisure Centre. The centre donated the time needed for them to swim the distance between Uttoxeter and Ho Chi Min City in Vietnam. This equated to 6377 meters and when divided between the 3 of them they needed to complete 85 lengths each, which they all completed and a little extra as Harvey had been sponsored by the length by his Grandad. In total they raised over £1000 which will have helped massively in their fund raising. Fantastic idea guys, such a good job. These are only a few of our students stories and I will be adding more as we get closer to our departure date.
Not long now.
Tốt (that’s well done in Vietnamese!!)
Tom Brittlebank, in 11E3, is a recipient of one of this years Young Explorers Trust awards for his participation in the World Challenge expedition.
They also awarded him £200 to help towards his expedition costs.

Year 10 GCSE Maths Exam

The Year 10 end of year maths exam takes place on Monday 18th June. It is one non-calculator paper worth 80 marks.  The exam lasts 1 hour 30 minutes.

All students have been sent, via Insight, a list of all the topics they have covered in Year 9 and 10 to use as a revision list.

The following equipment is needed for the maths exam:  Black pen, pencil, rubber, ruler, protractor and compass.  Students without equipment will be issued an afterschool detention.

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

username: normal school login with @tahs at the end 

eg smithjohn04@tahs

password: triangle

Year 9 Maths Exams

The Year 9 end of year maths exams will take place on Monday 25th and Tuesday 26th June. The first paper is a non-calculator paper and the second paper is a calculator paper. All students have been sent, via Insight, a list of all the topics they have covered in Year 9 to use as a revision list.

The following equipment is needed for the maths exam: Black pen, pencil, rubber, ruler, protractor, compass and a scientific calculator.  Students without equipment will be issued an afterschool detention

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

username: normal school login with @tahs at the end 

eg smithjohn04@tahs

password: triangle

 

Art Exhibition 2018-

TUESDAY 26th June 5pm-7pm 

SNEAK PEAK…..

Just over a week left until the Art department opens its doors to the friends and families of our students and our supportive community to see some of the interesting, intriguing, skillful and time consuming work that has been occurring over the last year. 
We will have selection of Year 9-13 Art & Photography work on show for you to look at. It would be especially useful for those doing GCSE or A Level art next year to see whats in store!

 

Art Dept Proud!

In the midst of another hectic week we are pleased to pause to celebrate with past Art students Ella Kasperowicz and Richard Holmes. 
Ella Kasperowicz studied Art and Photography along side maths at TAHS- gaining A*,A*,A*, then graduated last year from Falmouth University with a First Class BAHons in illustration. She is now forging a career as an author and illustrator and has just received a first copy of her soon to be released adult giftbook #squadgoals.
The Art department staff are so pleased to hear of her success and loved the vibrant and witty illustrations, and it’s great to see someone loving the work they get to do and hear of the design process and publisher support from octopus books. Ella is going traveling in September around Asia otherwise known as ‘the book tour’ and will no doubt find inspiration along the way for future projects!
Another past student is Richard Holmes who has just this week found out he too has a first Class Degree in Photojournalism from Staffordshire University. Richard Studied A level photography whilst here at TAHS and has been working at Burton Albion Pirelli Stadium and beyond as part of his development in Photo journalism. 
Richards work can been seen below and is printed on to aluminum taking pride of place in his degree show exhibition. 
We wish all of our past Art & Photography students the best of wishes and look forward to hearing from others who are far and wide across the country and beyond!

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THE PTA HAVE ORGANISED DISCOUNTED TICKETS FOR ALL TAHS PUPILS & RELATIVES OF PUPILS

THURSDAY EVENING 21ST JUNE 18

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TICKETS WHICH INCLUDE ENTRANCE POPCORN AND & DRINK ONLY £8.50 PP

Usually almost £12-13.50 depending on age

ENTRANCE ONLY TICKETS WILL BE ALSO AVAILABLE FOR

£5 PP (normal price £6-£7.50 depending on age)

TICKETS AVAILBLE FROM FINANCE OFFICE

STUDENTS WILL NEED TO TAKE CASH OR CHEQUE (payable to Thomas Alleyne’s High School PTA) INTO THE FINANCE OFFICE IN AN ENVELOPE WITH THEIR NAME, TUTOR GROUP AND AMOUNT WRITTEN ON WITH WHETHER THEY WANT TICKET ONLY OR FOOD & BEVERAGE PACKAGE

TICKETS GIVEN OUT WEEK OF THE FILM

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News from PE

Cricket

On Wednesday Mrs Fletcher and Miss Jones took a Year 9 and Year 10 combined team to John Taylor for a tournament. The games were one innings each, made up of 18 good balls. We played Robert Sutton first and it was a well matched game, we batted first and put up a score of 5 rounders in total, they then managed to equal our score so the game ended in a draw. Vicky Catterall was woman of the game due to her great rounder on her second bet of the game. Second game of the evening was against the hosts John Taylor. They batted first and put up a score of 2 rounders for us to chase. In reply we scored 9 rounders resulting in strong win for Thomas Alleyne’s. Eve Bednallwas awarded woman of the game thanks to her long throws when fielding and her huge hits and rounders scored when batting. Last game was against De Ferrers and this time we got to bat first. We scored a respectable 4 rounders but they scored 6 in their innings. Even though we lost, Scarlett Smister performed brilliantly when batting scoring 2 rounders with her big hits. Well done to all that took part.

 

U15 County Cup Cricket
Thomas Alleyne’s County Cup run came to an end on Thursday after defeat to our Alleyne’s cousins Stone.  Batting first the excellent Stone bowlers restricted us to 88 for 7 of 20 overs.  Openers Gregor Hayes (19) and Alex Ford (12) top scored but after that runs were hard to come by.  Stone began their innings by peppering the boundary and hittng some huge shots.  Uttoxeter Stuck at it though and wickets came for Belcher (3), Hayes (3) and Bussell, as the wickets fell the runs dried up and we took the came to the 19th over before the winning runs were hit.
House Cricket.
School House Cricket Competition took place this week.  The first Semi Final was Torrance v Whitmore, Whitmore mad 2 early break throughs before Harvey Belcher (38) and Frankie Bussell (24) began to find the boundary at regular intervals.  Freddie Whitehead took 2 late wickets but Torrance had a challenging score of 96 runs.  Whitmore began well with pinch hitter Callum Ward (15) hitting Belcher for 6 but they could not keep up with the run rate and finished 26 short.  The second semi final saw underdogs Orme v Elkes. Orme’s captain Callum Dreher (40 n.o) batted brilliantly to steer his side to 82 of 16 overs, with Lottie Cooper taking 2 wickets for Elkes.  Elkes had little trouble knocking off the runs in just 11 overs with Hayes (24 n.o) and Thornton (17 n.o)  batting well.
On Friday the 3rd/4th place play off was won by Whitmore, despite Orme putting up a good fight.  Dreher again top scored (27) and there was good support from Reuben Kenny (16). Freddie Whitehead (3 wks) and Alex Ford (2wks) were the pick of the bowlers, Ethan Archer stole the show though by removing the Orme captain.  Archer continued his good form by opening the batting and hitting 16 before excellent batting from Owen CArrington (24 n.o) and Charlie Cope (15 n.o) saw Whitmore home.
The final saw Elkes bat first and make 87 off 15 overs, Hayes top scored on 14 with wickets taken  in pairs by Bussell, Belcher, and Bosworth.  For Torrance Belcher dominated the batting hitting 74 not out to guide Torrance home off 11 overs.  Lucy Carr taking the solitary wicket of Lewis Dawson (10).
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BTEC Sport Visit To Staffs University
On Wednesday our Yr12 BTEC Sport level 3 students had the excellent opportunity to visit Staffordshire University’s Sport Science department.  This gave our students the oportunity to experience lab fitness testing, question staff, see athlete testing in action, tour facilities and gain a greater understanding of energy systems. The day also gave students the opportunity to research Sport employment and the courses and pathways available.  This will be a great advantage for units studied in yr13.
 

Staffordshire Schools’ AA Track & Field Championships 

Thank you and congratulations to all those Thomas Alleyne’s athletes who represented East Staffs at Northwood last Saturday. Overall East Staffs came 3rd in the event which is their highest finish for a number of years.  Well done.  Special mention must go to Lucy Carr and George Foster as they qualify to represent Staffordshire  to compete for the Mason Trophy held at Alexander stadium, Birmingham.  George will run in the Junior boys 100m and 200m races, whilst Lucy will be throwing the javelin in the Intermediate girls competition. Good luck and well done.

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Girls Cricket

The Under 15 girls team enjoyed a great day at the South Staffordshire Cricket tournament, held at Wolverhampton Cricket Club. 
First match saw a great bowling and fielding display against Wolverhampton Girls High School, restricting them to 43 runs off 7 overs. Unfortunately our efforts were not matched with the bat and the game was lost by 5 runs. Katie Hartley batting well to make the final over very competitive. 
Lucy Carr captained the side brilliantly over the course of the day. She won the toss in the second game and put Erasmus Darwin in to bat. Another excellent bowling and fielding display saw EDA score 36 runs. Reversing the batting order with Hadgett twins,  opening the run chase went well, with Holly Chatfield coming in at number 3 and also scoring freely,  Amelia scoring 12, Freya 8. The total was reached with 3 and a half overs to spare. 
Newcastle under Lyme School were our next opposition and another comprehensive victory Lucy Carr & Lottie Cooper opening and reaching the retirement figure of 20 runs and Eve Bednall also coming into bat and not losing her wicket. The bowling saw Sam Cotterill, Freya Hadget, Lucy and Lottie all take wickets. 
The final game to secure qualification was against St Chad’s. TAHS batted first and set there highest total, over 80 runs. Again Lucy and Lottie dominant scoring 19 and 18 runs. The fielding was again excellent with St Chads only able to amass 38 runs from their 7 overs. 
The finals for the Rachel Heyhoe Flint trophy take place next Wednesday at Wolverhampton Cricket Club 

Special Needs Open Evening

On Tuesday evening the Special Needs department welcomed year 8 pupils and parents from our middle schools.  It was great to see so many in attendance.  The visitors were invited to look around the department and take tours of the school. Teaching assistants and parents got to know each other over a tea or coffee, whilst pupils enjoyed playing games or petting the range of animals which had be bought up from the farm.  Thank you to all those who attended and to the staff who worked hard to ensure that the evening was a success, a special thank you must go to the current Alleyne’s pupils:  Jamie, Joe C, Gemma F, Izzy and Amelia B.
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Science News

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

Year 9

Zack Hedgcombe and Caitlin Beardsley for consistent hard work in Chemistry.

Year 10

Amy Latchford and Eleanor Turner for excellent effort in preparing for the Biology mock exam.

 

This week’s Year 10 Animal Care Students of the Week selected by Mr Gilson are:

Thomas Clayton for care and pride in all of his work.

Rachel Spence for conscientious work.

Well done!

BTEC Health & Social Carre

TToday saw the culmination of 2 years of hard work for the BTEC Health & Social Care students.  As well as sitting 4 tough examinations, they have completed 9 comprehensive portfolios of work.  Staff who visited the presentation were very impressed and overwhelmed by the quality and quantity of work they have produced. They are moving on to further education in subjects such as Primary Education, Psychology, Criminology and Midwifery. 


We wish them all the very best for the future.


Mrs George, Mrs Blair, Mr Brunt and Miss Beevor.

 

 

Careers

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

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June 8th 2018

 Headteacher blog:

Year 11 and Year 13 students are continuing to show great resilience, ambition and determination in approaching their examinations.

We are pleased to see that Year 10 and Year 12 students are following their lead and have adopted comprehensive revision for their Year 10 examinations. If you feel your son or daughter needs more support with revision, please speak to their form tutors and encourage your son or daughter to access GCSEpod. The school has purchased access for all students in the school. Together, students have streamed over 129,000 pods.

As we approach the end of the year, many students have attained their Bronze, Silver, Gold and even Platinum Credit Badges. I would like to offer my personal congratulations to these students and thank them for their hard work and commitment to the school.

On Thursday and Friday of this week, staff from across the school collaborated to develop the School Improvement Strategy for 2018 – 2019. We are looking forward to building on work already started to ensure we offer the highest quality education to your daughters and sons.

As you may be aware, I will be out of school for the remainder of the academic school year, as I will be having an operation on my leg. During this time, Mr Brunt will be Acting Headteacher and Mrs Maingay will be Deputy Headteacher. I wish the staff and students a productive and enjoyable half term.

Dates for your diary

 
 
12th June SEN Evening
Week commencing 18th &  25th June year 10 & 12 Exams
26th June Art Exhibition
3rd July Year 8 Induction Evening

GCSE Revision Sessions

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Maths GCSE Revision

Well done to everyone on all their efforts so far.

To help with your preparation for paper 3 here is a link to a website with revision lists, demonstration videos and practice papers. These papers and revision checklists are based on the topics that either haven’t appeared or usually have a higher profile. As there are 3 papers, it is likely that topics from paper 1 or 2 may appear again, so definitely make sure you revise everything.

https://corbettmaths.com/2018/06/07/aqa-paper-3-material/

Year 10 GCSE Maths Exam

The Year 10 end of year maths exam takes place on Monday 18th June. It is one non-calculator paper worth 80 marks. The exam lasts 1 hour 30 minutes.

All students have been sent, via Insight, a list of all the topics they have covered in Year 9 and 10 to use as a revision list.

The following equipment is needed for the maths exam: Black pen, pencil, rubber, ruler, protractor and compass. Students without equipment will be issued an afterschool detention.

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

username: normal school login with @tahs at the end

eg smithjohn04@tahs

password: triangle

Year 9 Maths Exams

The Year 9 end of year maths exams will take place on Monday 25th and Tuesday 26th June. The first paper is a non-calculator paper and the second paper is a calculator paper. All students have been sent, via Insight, a list of all the topics they have covered in Year 9 to use as a revision list.

The following equipment is needed for the maths exam: Black pen, pencil, rubber, ruler, protractor, compass and a scientific calculator. Students without equipment will be issued an afterschool detention

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

username: normal school login with @tahs at the end

eg smithjohn04@tahs

password: triangle

 

Year 11 GCSE History

Paper 3 – Weimar and Nazi Germany is on Tuesday.
Mrs Johnson and Mrs Young are around for any questions on Monday. On Tuesday pre-exam revision classes are available with Mrs Johnson and Mrs Young periods 3 and 4. – come up to the history rooms.

Art News

Photography Competition WINNERS!
As you may recall our students enter the Rotary Club Young Photographer Competition each year, and this year we were very proud to have success  the DISTRICT Level. 
At a wonderful prize giving ceremony hosted and  by the Rotary Club including Rotarians David and Janet  Stubbs,  It was a busy evening, with a lovely buffet provided by Barr Beacon School and attended by the student winners,their proud parents and teachers.
The photography competition had over 1000 students enter at different age ranges from the huge geographical area including Telford and Wrekin, Wolverhampton, Ludlow, Stafford, Stoke on Trent and Walsall as well as Uttoxeter. The finalists all had a lot of competition to make it to this level and it is a testament to the work our students do in the Art department with a particular thanks to Mr Robinson-White’s dedication to helping students achieve their potential and for helping to compile the entries. 
Here are some of the results TAHS Students achieved
Senior (up to Y11)
HIghly Commended: Lucy Parker
Highly Commended: Millie Eaton
3rd Prize: Chelsea Bowden
College (Up to Y13)
Black and White:
 
3rd Place: Erica Poyser
2nd Place: Rhiannon Kenny
1st Place Jade Dyche
Additional Governors Award: Jade Dyche
College (Up to Y13) 

Colour:  

1st Place: Mel Davis

Additional Governors Award: Mel Davis
 
Special Award: A Years Youth Membership to the Royal Photographic Society
Awarded to Mel Davis
Placed winners all received certificates and mounted professional prints of their work. 1st place also received a book from the Royal Photographic Society, and Governors award included a £25 voucher. 
Huge congratulations to all concerned.  
Please come to our Annual Art Exhibition on Tuesday 26th June 5:00-7:00pm to view these and many other fantastic examples of Art and Photography across our 5 art rooms.
 
 
Look at the link below to see a taster of the work done in the Art dept !

 

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PTA FUNDING RAISING EVENT – SAVE THE DATE

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THE PTA HAVE ORGANISED A CINEMA NIGHT FOR ALL TAHS PUPILS

THURSDAY EVENNG 21ST JUNE 2018

JURRASIC WORLD

Summer HamperRaffle

News from PE

U15 Cricket County Cup

On Tuesday Thomas Alleyne’s played Erasmus Darwin at Uttoxeter Cricket Club. Erasmus Darwin won the toss and batted- Harvey Belcher and Frankie Bussell removed the openers with the score on just 9. Darwin’s number 3 batted well and scored a well crafted 29 but there was a flock of ducks that followed. Gregor Hayes produced a magical over taking 4 wickets including a brilliant caught and bowled. Lewie Thornton bowling for the first time this year took the final 2 wickets with off stump yorkers.

Set Just 49 to win- skipper Alex Ford reversed the batting order and despite a couple of early wickets, Alleyne’s reached the target off just 9 overs with Owen Carrington top scorer with 9.

The next round is a home game against Stone Alleyne’s on Thursday 14th June 2pm start.

HOUSE CRICKET 2018

 

Rules- 11 aside, timed innings- one teaching period per team batting.

             You may select boys and girls from both Yr 9 and Yr 10.

Captains:

Elkes: Gregor Hayes

Orme: Callum Dreher

Torrance: Frankie Bussel

Whitmore: Alex Ford.

Tuesday 12th June – P2 & P3 Torrance v Whitmore

Thursday 14th June – P3 & P4 Elkes v Orme

Friday 15th June – P1 & P2 3rd v 4th place play off

Friday 15th June – P3 & P4 Final

 

Science News

Year 11 students preparing for their second GCSE exam papers in Biology, Chemistry and Physics, please be reminded of the warm-up sessions at 8am on Monday 11th, Wednesday 13th and Friday 15th June.  Good Luck!

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

Year 9

Gabby Johnson for continued excellent effort

Saffron Whittingham for effort and progress

Year 10

Bailey Holder for progress and effort

Kiera Chell for excellent effort

Well done!

SEN EVENING  – TUESDAY 12TH JUNE 4PM – 6PM.

We are looking forward to welcoming the year 8 parents and  pupils from the middle schools as well as our own parents and pupils.  The evening will be based in Keeling house and parents will be given the opportunity to speak to teaching assistants and see pupils work as well as join in with activities and games.  Please join us for refreshments and an insight into Thomas Alleynes Special Needs department on Tuesday.

Year 9 Vaccinations

The Immunisation Team have changed the vaccinations on the dates previously stated.

Now –

3rd July – All Year 9 – ACWY & DTP

12th July – Year 9 Girls only – HPV

If you have not returned your consent form please do so as soon as possible so we can pass it to the Immunisation Team.

Careers

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

Harper Adams University open day on 16th June.  Courses range from Agriculture, Animal Behaviour, Engineering, Land Management, Geography and Conservation.
There is also a summer residential open to 16 and 17 year olds from July 8-9th.
Visit harper.ac.uk/open for more details

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Please see the attached information about 6 year old Beau. With many other organisations TAHS would like to support this charity on Friday 15th June.
Staff & students are invited to donate  £1 to wear silly socks for the day, with all funds going to the Beau’s Boots charity.

Links

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

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