Sep
19
12:20 PM12:20

Open Evening (6.00pm-9.00pm)

This year our annual Open Evening is one of the first in Stevenage. On Thursday 19th September we will be opening the site to allow current and prospective parents and students visit our school.

The school will be open from 6.00pm-9.00pm and the Head tecaher’s speeches will take place in the Main Hall at 6.15pm, 7.00pm & 7.45pm

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Sep
19
12:20 PM12:20

Early Close (12.20pm)

On this day school will finish at the end of period 3 (12.20pm) when students will be allowed to go home. Any student entitled to free school meals must collect their food at break time.

Many students are being invited to come back and help in the evening and we very much appreciate this. All students who are requested to stay late as classroom helpers or who would like to be tour guides will receive a letter over the next few school days. If your child plans to help then please can you sign and return their permission slip as soon as possible to help us with planning.

 On Friday 15th September students should come into school at 9.30am. This late start is to enable staff to ensure the school is ready for teaching. All students must be in school on Friday morning for registration at 9.30am. This will be followed by period 2 lesson at 10.00am.

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Sep
27
9:00 AM09:00

Macmillian Coffee Morning

Year 7 parents and carers are invited to our Macmillan Coffee morning at The Thomas Alleyne Academy on Friday 27th September. The coffee morning will run from 9.00 – 11.20am in the main hall and all of the family are welcome.

Students will be allowed to purchase cake in return for a donation.

This event is organised by our Sixth Form students to raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Support and your donations will help Macmillan nurses give medical, practical and emotional support to people living with cancer.

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Nov
27
12:00 PM12:00

KS5 Media Trip: Movie Marketing Lecture & Warner Brothers Studio Tour (16+)

Dear Parent/Guardian

I am writing to inform you of an extra-curricular opportunity for current and prospective A Level Media Studies students. They are invited to attend an interactive Movie Marketing workshop and tour of Warner Brothers Studios in Leavesden. As well as being extremely enjoyable, this experience will enable candidates to develop their understanding of complex media language and concepts prior to mock examinations and public examinations in June.

The cost for each participant is £20.50 per ticket and approximately £5 for school minibus transport. We are therefore asking for a voluntary contribution of £25, to be paid via each school’s Wisepay system by 3rd April 2019.

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Jul
15
9:00 AM09:00

Year 7 Trip to Kidzania

E: Year 7 Trip to Kidzania, Westfield, London, Monday 15th July 2019

As part of our careers programme, we have organised a trip to Kidzania at Westfield, London. Designed to empower young people, Kidzania gives them the confidence to challenge themselves and inspire them to explore the world of opportunities. Our students will choose which activities they wish to try and each experience is designed to teach essential life skills, including financial literacy, team work, employability and leadership. The cost of the trip including coach travel and entry is £30.

In order to run this trip and keep costs to parents to a minimum, we are asking for parents/ carers to support staff in attending the trip. You will need to register your interest with Miss Honeygan as soon as possible. The trip can only go ahead if there are enough students and parent volunteers to make this viable.

We will leave school at 9.00am and depart Westfield at 2.30pm and aim to be back in school by 4.00pm. All students will need to bring a packed lunch or, alternatively, food can be purchased at the venue, although this is expensive. If your child is eligible for free school meals, please indicate if they would like a packed lunch to be provided by the school. As with all trips, students should bring water to prevent dehydration.

Students may attend in non-school uniform for this trip, but must wear the Thomas Alleyne’s PE polo shirt for identification purposes. Please ensure that appropriate footwear is worn; trainers are most suitable.

We are proud of our excellent record of exemplary behaviour on trips and visits. Students will be representing our academy and we expect all to behave and act responsibly. If staff have any concerns about your child’s conduct, their place on the visit will be reviewed.

If you know your son/daughter needs any medication (e.g. Inhalers) please ensure they bring this with them before departure – it is imperative to ensure the emergency contact and medical details we have on our system are up to date. If you know that your child suffers from travel sickness, please purchase and supply sufficient appropriate medication for the duration of the trip.

Places will be allocated on a first come first served basis and the decision to run the trip will be confirmed by Wednesday 8th May. The payment of £30 should be paid by Monday 1st July 2019 to main reception in an envelope with your child’s name clearly indicated, or made via the WisePay website. Should you have any further queries, please do not hesitate to contact me. We are looking forward to an enjoyable and enriching day.

Yours faithfully Mr N Islam

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Jul
8
5:00 PM17:00

Year 6 into Year 7 Transition Evening

On Monday 8th July 2019. On this date we are holding Year 7 Transition Evening for all our new Year 7 students and their parents to provide you with important information about starting at our academy. To allow families to be seated comfortably in the Main Hall, we will present the information in two sittings and have allocated time slots according to your child’s surname:

  • 5.00pm students and their families with surname beginning with A-L

  • 6.00pm students and their families with surname beginning with M-Z

If you are not able to make the appointed time you can come to the alternative presentation.

You may visit the uniform shop on the Parents’ Evening in the school Gym from 3.30pm where your child can be measured for the correct size and you may take home items purchased that night:- blazers, our navy skirt and/or trousers, tie, the optional jumper or cardigan, and our PE kit.

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Jul
5
7:00 PM19:00

Year 11 Prom

Dear Parent/Carer,

The Year 11 Leavers’ Prom Committee has been working really hard to bring together a memorable end to Year 11 for all their fellow students at the Thomas Alleyne Academy. Year 11 Prom – Friday 5th July 2019 This year the Committee are delighted to inform you that they will be holding the Leavers’ Prom at the Mercure Letchworth Hall Hotel, Letchworth on Friday 5th July 2019.

Tickets for the prom will be charged at £35 per person (TAA students only) which includes the following:

 Drink on arrival

 2 course buffet dinner

 Disco and DJ

The Committee are hopeful that as many Year 11’s as possible will attend the Prom, to make wonderful memories to a great end of the year

 Payment of £35.00 due by 1st March; this is non-refundable

 Payments can be made to “The Thomas Alleyne Academy” by cash, cheque or Wisepay. Please confirm, on the attached form, if your son/daughter would like to attend.

I must remind you that at all times students are required to adhere to the academy's behaviour expectations for trips and visits, this will be expected of all our students when attending the prom. We do have the right to revoke attendance of a student if we feel their behaviour has been a concern to the academy and I must inform you they will not receive a refund if it is deemed they are not permitted to attend the prom.

In the lead up to the prom the committee will be working hard to raise funds towards the event, e.g. decorations, photo booth, balloons etc, should you feel you would like to make a donation towards the Year 11 Prom, please email swainl@tas.herts.sch.uk to enable me to let the committee aware, any donations are greatly appreciated.

If you have any queries regarding this prom, please do not hesitate to contact me at the Academy.

Yours faithfully,

Mrs L Swain

Key Stage 4 Student Support Worker

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Jul
2
8:30 AM08:30

Sixth Form Taster day (Current Year 11)

On Tuesday 2nd July, we will be running a Taster Day for our prospective sixth form students. This is an important day: you will have the opportunity to attend subject lessons and meet your teachers. You will also have the chance to meet our current sixth form students and discuss any concerns about subject choices. Each taster lesson will include an introduction to the course and a typical lesson in that subject. If you cannot find one of your subject choices on the timetable below, we will allocate you as a guest into a school to study that subject in September, but you will remain at The Thomas Alleyne Academy for your all other lessons.

We have created a new pathway for students whose plans remain uncertain and I highly recommend that if you are in this position, or you have not quite made the entry requirements to make an application, that you come and try the subjects highlighted in pink in the table below. I will be available to discuss sixth form options with you at the plenary session at the end of the day. You are welcome to drop into sixth form before 2nd July to discuss any concerns you may have. The agenda for the day will be as follows:

08.30 Students arrive and meet outside the Main Hall

08.30-08.55 Welcome and Registration

09.00-11.00 Taster lessons commence

11.00-11.20 Main hall - refreshments

11.20-13.20 Taster lessons continue

13.20-14.20 Lunch

14.20-15.00 Final taster session

All students return to Main Hall for Course Information

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Jun
12
to Jun 13

Year 10 Geography Field Trip - Walton-on-the-Naze

Please be advised that as part of their GCSE course, all students are required to complete two

compulsory field work studies as part of their exam preparation. As part of their Paper 2 assessment,

students are required to investigate coastal change and conflict in the UK.

In order to support this learning and meet the course requirements, we have planned a field work visit to

Walton on the Naze. Whilst at the site, students will be taking part in a variety of activities to measure

coastal processes and assess the impact of coastal management techniques, led by members of staff

from The Naze Education and Visitor Centre. We will also have time in their indoor learning area to begin

writing up and evaluating the results of our findings.

Group 1 will visit on 12th June

Group 2 will visit on 13th June

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Jun
12
8:30 AM08:30

Year 9 Innovation Day at North Hertfordshire College, Hitchin

We are pleased to invite your child to visit North Hertfordshire College, Hitchin Campus for an Innovation Day on Wednesday 12th June 2019. The aim of the day is to introduce students to apprenticeship and college courses that are available and inspire students to succeed. These courses include Hair and Beauty, Health and Social Care, Carpentry and Sports Studies.

The visit will be taking place on Wednesday 12th June 2019. Your son/daughter will need to arrive at The Academy on this day at the normal time of 8.30am and register in their forms. Students will return to The Academy by 1.00 pm and will have a late lunch during Period 4. Students will then go to period 5 as normal and finish school at 3.00pm. Students are required to be in full school uniform.

We expect that this will be a very popular opportunity and in the interest of fairness, names will be entered into a ballot and chosen at random if oversubscribed. Places will not be secured on a ‘first come, first served’ basis. Please be advised that places will be limited to 50 students. Should your child be successful they will be notified via their form tutors. Please return the reply slip below to Miss Proto by no later than Tuesday 21st May 2019.

What to bring:

Please note that your child will be required to bring a packed lunch and a bottle of water with them to The Academy on this day. (The canteen will not be open due to early lunches over the exam period). If your child is entitled to free school meals and you wish The Academy to provide your child with lunch, please fill out the permission slip below. We ask that parents ensure their child bring with them any medication that they require and that school staff are aware of any medical needs. Students should wear their normal school uniform on this day.

Behaviour

Members of school staff Miss Kwiatkowski, Miss Proto and Mr Crowley will be accompanying students on this trip. We are proud of our excellent record of exemplary behaviour on trips and visits. Students will be representing our Academy and we expect all to behave and act responsibly. If staff have any concerns about your son/daughter’s conduct, their place on the visit will be reviewed.

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Jun
7
8:30 AM08:30

Sixth Form Taster Day (current Year 11)

On Tuesday 2nd July, we will be running a Taster Day for our prospective sixth form students. This is an important day: you will have the opportunity to attend subject lessons and meet your teachers. You will also have the chance to meet our current sixth form students and discuss any concerns about subject choices. Each taster lesson will include an introduction to the course and a typical lesson in that subject. If you cannot find one of your subject choices on the timetable below, we will allocate you as a guest into a school to study that subject in September, but you will remain at The Thomas Alleyne Academy for your all other lessons.

We have created a new pathway for students whose plans remain uncertain and I highly recommend that if you are in this position, or you have not quite made the entry requirements to make an application, that you come and try the subjects highlighted in pink in the table below. I will be available to discuss sixth form options with you at the plenary session at the end of the day. You are welcome to drop into sixth form before 2nd July to discuss any concerns you may have. The agenda for the day will be as follows:

08.30 Students arrive and meet outside the Main Hall

08.30-08.55 Welcome and Registration

09.00-11.00 Taster lessons commence

11.00-11.20 Main hall - refreshments

11.20-13.20 Taster lessons continue

13.20-14.20 Lunch

14.20-15.00 Final taster session

All students return to Main Hall for Course Information

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May
24
8:30 AM08:30

Whole School Fun Run

The Fun Run is a fundraising event for the PE department and any funds raised will go towards improving current facilities or buying new equipment. Fun Run money has paid for the outdoor table tennis tables, new athletics vests, the bowling machine, trampolines, refurbishing the weights room and more.

Students pay a £2 entry fee into the race which will cover their non-uniform for the day, their medal as well as entry into the best costume competition. Students have also been given sponsorship forms to try and get friends or relatives to sponsor them in the run.

All students will report to their afternoon registration at 1.40 and be dismissed from school at 2.00 p.m.

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May
15
6:00 PM18:00

Year 7 PGL Information Evening

Dear Parents and Carers,

 We are inviting you to an information evening for the Year 7 Residential to Osmington Bay in June. This will take place on Wednesday 15th May from 6pm- 6:45pm in the Dining Hall. During this evening you will be given information about timings, groups, room allocations and activities, as well as information regarding what your child will need to pack for the trip. Members of staff will be on hand to answer any questions you may have. 

 Please note, if you have not already paid in full, the last payment is now overdue and all monies need to be paid as soon as possible. If you have any issues in clearing the balance, please contact Miss Honeygan at honeygan-matthewm@tas.herts.sch.uk

 

Kind Regards

Miss Monique Honeygan

Year 7 Student Support Worker

The Thomas Alleyne Academy

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