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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
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
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
1
8:00 AM08:00

Breakfast & Meeting with Mr Lewis Wednesday 1st May 2019

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.

 

Regards,

 Mrs Kate Prince

PA to Mar Mark Lewis, Head teacher

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Feb
7
5:00 PM17:00

Year 10 & 11 Drama GCSE - Woman in Black

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.

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Jan
21
6:30 PM18:30

Parent information on online safety - led by Freedom From Abuse

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. dowlel@tas.herts.sch.uk

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.

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Dec
14
8:30 AM08:30

Christmas Jumper/ Non-uniform Day

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.

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Nov
9
8:30 AM08:30

Whole School 'Alleyne's Readers' Event

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

 Private Peaceful

 War Horse

 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.

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