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Parent news   August 11th

Dear all,

I hope you are well and having a good Summer. Over the last few days we have been preparing for the sixth form results and our Summer school when we welcome Year 8 into school.

Year 8 into Year 9 Summer school

We look forward to welcoming you into school from Thursday. Please remind your sons and daughters that we are asked to ensure they socially distance from teachers (2m) wherever possible and that they frequently use the sanitiser whilst in school. We are pleased to be able to welcome them in in small groups so that they can have the opportunity to get to know the school a little. When they do join us we will be providing them with their exercise books for September and an instruction pack on how they can prepare the exercise books ready fr the start of the year. If any student cannot attend but you would like to pick up their exercise books please email headtecaher@tahs.org.uk and we will organise a time for you.

Years 10 and 11

We hope most students have been able to prepare their books for September as per the instructions given out. We have a few sets of books left please let us know if you would like to collect these.

All students will be able to access their timetable on insight from the first day and will be given a hard copy on their induction day. We recommend you take a photo of their timetable.

Year 13 Results Day – 13th of August 2020

We are working hard in school to prepare for September and to ensure your safety when we pick up results and therefore have made a few adjustments to the plans below:

We look forward to welcoming Year 13 to collect A level exam results from school on Thursday, 13th August 2020. In order to maintain social distancing measures, please enter through the gate on Back Lane and we would then ask you to line up to enter Reception. To ensure safe collection, the following time slots have been allocated for students to collect results:

13A and 13B 9.00 – 10.00am

13C and 13D 10.30- 11.30am

On the day itself, we have arranged for staff to be available in the canteen should you require any advice and guidance with your pathways or if you are looking to confirm university places. If you are expecting any GCSE results they will be uploaded to Insight on Thursday, 20th August.

There will be social distancing measures and hand sanitiser stations in place at Thomas Alleyne’s. We regret that we will not be able to accommodate parents and families on this occasion and would ask you not to enter the school site or wait by entrances. Students should adhere to the safer travel guidance when travelling to and from school and, once results have been collected, leave immediately. If you or any member of your family display any symptoms of Covid-19, we would ask that you do not attend school.

If you are unable to collect results, please can you send an email to exams@tahs.org.uk with the title Exam Results and we can arrange for them to be emailed to your office 365 address.

As you come to collect your results and your time with Thomas Alleyne’s comes to an end, we wish you all the very best with your results and your future plans. We look forward to you joining our Alumni and hearing of your ongoing successes.

Careers Support and Guidance:

TAHS Careers Support: Elaine Tomlinson, our Careers Adviser from Entrust is available on the 13th of August and beyond and is offering an online service to anyone needing careers advice and help with their options. Elaine can help explore the different options and routes that are available to students, she can also provide information on different courses and apprenticeship routes. She can also help with employability skills including CV writing, application forms, interview techniques and using social media and other methods of job and apprenticeship search. 

Her email is: elaine.tomlinson@entrust-ed.co.uk and she will answer any queries by email or arrange a call back if needed. Please provide as much detail as possible so she can try and answer as many people as possible as quickly and effectively as she can. Entrust provides independent and impartial careers advice so please do get in touch if you need any help or advice or have any questions.

National Careers Service: The National Careers Service https://nationalcareers.service.gov.uk has set up an exam results helpline during August 2020. Young people or their parents can contact the helpline on 0800 100 900 to speak to a professionally qualified careers adviser if you need advice on your next steps. The helpline will be open from 8am to 10pm from Thursday 13 August until Friday 28 August. After these dates, you will be able to access ongoing support from the National Careers Service at any time by calling 0800 100 900, visiting nationalcareers.service.gov.uk/contact-us or by searching for the National Careers Service on Facebook and Twitter.

University Applications.

University contact details: The student room has kindly compiled a list of all universities and their contact numbers. Here is the link: www.thestudentroom.co.uk/university/apply/clearing/university-phone-numbers-and-contact-details-for-ucas-clearing Please remember that universities and UCAS will only speak to the applicant and/or the person with nominated for access.

Information about Clearing:

UCAS have developed some useful information which can be found here: www.ucas.com/undergraduate/results-confirmation-and-clearing/what-clearing

There is also a new service this year called Clearing Plus which will match students to available courses in clearing based on your UCAS application.

Clearing link: www.ucas.com/clearing-launch this is where you will find all of the courses available in clearing. You can search this already – but please be aware that it updates regularly. On results day you will not be able to submit a clearing application choice until after 3pm on results day to enable students to speak to universities in the morning.

Sixth Form Support.

If students have any questions or concerns, please email the sixth form team at sixthform@tah.org.uk There is also a wealth of information and support available on Unifrog.

Take care and best wishes,

Mrs Rudge