On Wednesday 26th June Mrs Hinch will be taking a group of students form years 7-10 to the District Athletics Competition.
The competition will be held at Ridlins Athletics Track from 9.00am until 4.00pm
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
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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29th April 2019
Dear Parents, Students and Carers,
Re: VIP Guest Speaker Tom Toumazis, MBE – Wednesday 8th May 2019, 2.00 to 3.00 pm
Venue: Drama Room
We are delighted to announce that Mr Toumazis will be visiting our Academy on Wednesday 8th May 2019. Mr Toumazis will be speaking to students about careers in the highly competitive media and creative industries.
Mr Toumazis is a portfolio director, investor and adviser, focused in technology, media and the arts. He is a founder investor of three start-ups, Tagsmart, Fusebox Games and TVbeat as well as a Trustee of the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) and an external Director at PRS for Music. He is Chairman and Founder of the Childline Board, (part of the NSPCC). Mr Toumazis was awarded the MBE for services to children and in October 2018 appointed a Trustee of the NSPCCs Chair of the Childline Board for his contributions in helping to raise over £8 million for Childline. Childline has worked with TV shows such as ‘Downton Abbey, Britain's Got Talent, X Factor, Strictly Come Dancing, and I'm a Celebrity.’ He is a public speaker, sharing his work/life experiences and encouraging young people to explore careers in the world of media and entertainment.
Students who are genuinely interested in humanities subjects, particularly a career in arts, film, design or media are encouraged to attend. Should you wish your son/daughter to participate in this excellent enrichment opportunity, please complete the reply slip and return it to the sixth form office by no later than Friday 3rd May 2019. We expect that this will be a very popular presentation 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 20 students. Should your child be successful they will be notified via their form tutors.
Please complete and return the reply slip to the Sixth Form Office by no later than Friday 3rd May 2019. Thank you.
Mrs G Newbery
Dear Parents and Carers,
This week we have started our breakfast scheme, offering every student the chance to grab a free breakfast every morning. On Wednesday 1st May you are welcome to come along to the Dining Hall between 8.00am and 8.25am to join your child for breakfast. Mr Lewis will be available in the Dining Hall between 8.30am-9.15am on this day to meet parents. This will be a chance to talk generally about all aspects of academy life.
I hope that some of you will be available to join us on Wednesday for some or all of the time. Please can you let me know if you are planning to attend by filing in this form.
For those of you that are only available after work the next evening Parent Forum will be on Thursday 23rd May at 6.00pm.
Mrs Kate Prince
PA to Mar Mark Lewis, Head teacher
Dear Parents and Carers
The LPO will perform a programme specially designed for GCSE students, focusing on music as a storytelling tool alongside other genres, specifically film and dance.
Important features of the music will be highlighted by a presenter alongside detailed projection for
students to take notes, and their attendance on this trip will be highly beneficial for their GCSE music
The total cost is £18.10 per student, which includes the concert ticket and return train fare.
An evening performance of the play ‘The Woman in Black’ for all Year 10 and 11 Drama GCSE students.
Seeing live theatre is a mandatory part of the course as it is part of the written exam. Ideally students should see a wide range of theatre in order to enable them to fully prepare them for their exam so attending this performance, as well as ‘The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time’ this term, will have a significant impact on our drama students’ ability to be successful in their GCSE exam.
The cost of the ticket, including transport to and from the theatre, will be £30.50.
I have organised a visit to the Holocaust Memorial Day workshop on Wednesday 31st January 2018. The morning will be spent at the Jewish Museum in North London with a focus on The Holocaust gallery which provides an interesting and enlightening insight into Jewish life and history. The afternoon will be spent at Northwood United Synagogue listening to a survivor’s story and participating in the accompanying workshop.
This trip is open to all year 9 and 10 students and would be beneficial with regards to the Religious Studies GCSE in particular. As well as understanding the historic facts relating to the Holocaust, this is an ideal opportunity for students to recognise the relationship between the Holocaust and contemporary issues such as racism, bullying and discrimination.
We have a session for parents which covers, keeping your children safe online, child sexual exploitation, grooming, and risky behaviours in general, how to help your children stay safe.
If you are able to we would encourage you to attend. Freedom From Abuse have already been into Barclay and Barnwell, the parents feedback was overwhelmingly positive with many parents, students and staff saying it is the best training they have ever had.
More about the trainer can be found here. http://freedom-abuse.org/about/our-people/marilyn-hawes/
We are running a crèche on Monday for any parents that have children whom they need to bring as they don't have childcare available, if this something you need please let Mrs Dowle know so she can add you to the list. email@example.com
The session is from 6.30-8pm on Monday 21st January 2019.
Any parent that would like to discuss this further, the Safe Guarding Team will be available at Monday's session.
We are holding a non-uniform day to raise money for the Schools chosen charity and TASA this Friday.
Students are asked to pay £1.00 to wear a Christmas jumper as part of their non-uniform or £2.00 to wear non- uniform without a Christmas jumper. Students should hand their money into their Form Tutors in morning registration.
Alleyne’s Readers’ is the largest club in our academy, including every single member of the Thomas Alleyne community. This annual school-wide reading project is part of our continual drive to share our love of reading across the school.
This year, we are going to focus on the author Michael Morpurgo, and the students will be spending time later this week choosing which book they would like to read from the following selection:
The Mozart Question
Alone on a Wide Wide Sea
Each of these books focuses on an aspect of either WW1 or WW2 and their reading of their chosen book will form the basis of our ‘Alleyne’s Readers’ event on Friday 9th November. On this day, we will be collapsing our curriculum during lessons 3, 4 and 5 and the students will work in their tutor groups to engage in a wide range of activities based on the theme of conflict.
The students will also be spending a number of sessions during tutor time over the coming weeks focusing on many aspects of their reading. This will include learning more about the experiences of those affected by the world wars, the impact of conflict and resolution and about Morpurgo himself. His uncle, Francis Cammaerts, is a former head teacher of The Thomas Alleyne Academy, and this will give us a chance to discover more about the heritage of our wonderful school too.
All parents, carers and students are invited to a Welcome Evening in the half first term. Each year group will be invited to a separate event from 5.30-6.30pm which will begin with a talk from the Head teacher and Head of Year in the Main Hall. Form teachers will host the next part of the evening in their form room.
This is a great opportunity to meet with form teachers and learn more about the year ahead, and ask any questions you may have.
We look forward to seeing you there.