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Race for Life 2022

A huge thank you to everyone who donated, supported, and joined our first Race for Life on 26th June. Also, thank you to the House Leaders and Sporting Ambassadors who kindly supported the event with marshalling and organising a warm-up.

It was a brilliant morning full of smiles, music, and ice cream! Overall, the Race for Life has raised a total of £1641.00 for Cancer Research!

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Thank you again – your support and time will mean a lot to many people.  Our ‘Just Giving’ page doesn’t close until the end July so there is still time to donate if you can!

https://fundraise.cancerresearchuk.org/page/john-taylor-high-school

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There are a number of concerning videos that regularly circulate on TikTok. Have you ever thought about how many times a day something concerning could be watched by our children and young people? Have you ever wondered if your child is involved in sharing or producing concerning material?

It is clear from some of the online content that messages about not identifying yourself, your school or providing your location does get through to all of our children and young people, however the anonymous material is still equally as accessible despite not knowing the origins. 

To support you as parents to manage the risks that TikTok poses to our community, within school and outside of it, the Safeguarding in Schools Bulletin have recommended these two articles to help you as parents understand and respond to the risks. 

https://www.internetmatters.org/hub/esafety-news/tik-tok-app-safety-what-parents-need-to-know/

https://www.commonsensemedia.org/articles/parents-ultimate-guide-to-tiktok

We hope you find these useful and informative. 

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On the 23rd June a group of Seven A level Business students travelled to Birmingham University to take part in the CIPFA Sixth Form Management Games. All students were allocated different roles within the Senior management team of the fictional Midbourne Council. Some of the roles included CEO, Director of Finance and Director of Neighbourhood Services.

The games were split into two rounds. The first round was to write a report showing how the council would save £5 million for the forthcoming year. This was done through careful consideration, between the group, of the needs of the local area, making sure the changes that they were planning on were good for the local area but also recognising the impacts that these would then have on the community and the workers of the department.

The second round involved students completing a presentation to the councillors, persuading them to back a referendum on increasing council tax by 4%. After the presentation, they were faced with demanding questions from the councillors which they handled very professionally and calmy.

Throughout the two rounds they experienced lots of different interruptions which they were required to action as soon as possible in the time limit given. These included 3 students having to meet an angry Trade Union Official, reacting to the press responding to rumours of their intended plans and trying to increase motivation across the workforce within the council.

Well done to Callum, Jemima, Rupert, Imogen, Mia, Amelia and Joe who managed to complete all tasks successfully and acted very professionally throughout the day!

Mr Astle 

Teacher of Business 

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Last week, the folowing students celebrated their achievements with Hot Chocolate with Mrs Cochrane. Congratulations!!

Sam, 7A

Ryan, 7H

Jacob, 7J

Thomas, 7J

Harry, 7J

Michael , 7Y

Imogen, 9S

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It is with great sadness that I need to announce the closure of the PTA and the 50/50 club this academic year.

It has been a difficult few years for everyone and the PTA has not been able to hold many events to fundraise,meetings have all been online and it hasn't been able to show it's presence at school events and engage with new parents.

The majority of current PTA members no longer have children at the school and several have been looking to hand over their posts for the last few years now but have not succeeded in finding anyone willing to take on these roles.

John Taylor High School PTA has been a real success for many years and has put on some amazing events such as summer balls,quiz nights and refreshments for school productions.Together with the 50/50 club the PTA has consistently raised thousands of pounds each year to help the school purchase items that have made a real difference to many of the pupils and staff.Some of these items were laptops for pupils with special educational needs,a new lighting system for the school hall,and a contribution to the redevelopment of the outside areas.

None of this though would have been possible without your continued backing.

On behalf of all PTA members past and present I would like to say a huge "Thankyou"to all parents and friends of the school over the years for their long running support.

 

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Currently rolling out within the UK right now, Instagram have launched some new features which many parents will welcome. These new features include:

  • The ability to see how time your child spends on Instagram.
  • Awareness of who your child is following and who is following your child.
  • Notification if/when your child reports someone and the type of report that was made.
  • The ability to set specific times when parents can limit your child's screen time.

The features are enabled on Family Centre, where a parent can supervise their child's account. Information about the new features can be found HERE. Information about Family Centre on the page isn't obvious, it's at the top of the page in small font.

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FAO Parent/Guardians of Year 9 Students 

From School Aged Immunisations Team - FOR SESSION MONDAY 4th JULY 2022

 

Dear Parent/Guardian 

Your child is due their vaccination to protect against Human Papilloma Virus (HPV).  This is offered in year 9 as part of the national immunisation programme and is free on the NHS. 

This vaccine requires two doses; the second dose is given 6 - 24 months after the first.  If your child is 15-17 years old, or immunosuppressed regardless of age when they receive the first dose they will require 3 doses.  The team will advise you of the dates the 3 doses are required.  

More information regarding these vaccinations can be accessed through the links below, please ensure that you read the information contained in the links below prior to giving consent for your child’s immunisations. You must have parental responsibility or delegated authority for immunisations to consent for the vaccinations. 

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/vaccinations/nhs-vaccinations-and-when-to-have-them/  

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/vaccinations/hpv-vaccine-cervarix-gardasil-side-effects/ 

 

If your child has already received these immunisations, please contact us at school.immunisation@mpft.nhs.uk or call 0300 124 0366 to advise. 

Electronic Consent - The School Age Immunisation Team now operates paperless vaccination programmes and the use of e-Consent is quick and easy to use, and can be completed on any electronic device.   

 

Click on this link https://forms.mpft.nhs.uk/   to complete the consent form.    

 

Use the dropdown list and choose your child’s school and ensure that you select the correct session date (04/07/2022), use your school code, which is 9HPV136323.

Please complete the e-consent form by 13:00 on Sunday 3rd July 2022, consent forms will not be accepted via this link after this date/time 

Please ensure you know your child NHS number prior to booking, you can find this in your child’s “Red Book” or by using this link: https://www.nhs.uk/nhs-services/online-services/find-nhs-number/ 

Please ensure only one parent / guardian books their child’s vaccination appointment to reduce the risk of duplicate appointments / vaccinations.  

If you are unable to access the on-line booking system or experience difficulties using the system, please call 0300 124 0366 or email school.immunisation@mpft.nhs.uk for assistance 

 

Kind Regards 

School Age Immunisation Team 

Tel: 0300 124 0366 

Email: school.immunisation@mpft.nhs.uk 

www.mpft.nhs.uk 

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Last week, the following students celebrated their achievements with Hot Chocolate with Mrs Cochrane. Congratulations!!!

George, 9O

Isla, 9L

Darcie, 9T

Rhianna, 9J

Ellie, 9J

Chloe, 8H

Abigail, 8T

Megan, 8L

Samuel, 9T

Amber, 9J

George, 9J

Fleurella, 9R

Harley, 9H

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On the 17th June we hosted a group of 6th form students from Theo Koch Schule in Hessen. 

The German students presented to various Y7 and Y8 classes using their exceptional English language skills. During these informative sessions we discovered lots of cultural differences between JTHS and German schools. Our enthusiastic visitors also highlighted the personal and professional advantages of studying foreign languages to a high level. 

Pupils in form group 7O were astounded to discover that the typical school day in Germany starts at 8am and that German students are not obliged to wear school uniform. Teaching group 8C2 were intrigued by the food and football-supporting preferences of our visitors. 

Before heading back to London on the train, our guests also enjoyed a tour of the school and observed history and art lessons. They also presented us with an Anglo-German banner painted by the students of Gesamtschule Muecke with whom we have a successful penpal exchange. 

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Our Year 12 BTEC Sport students planned, organised and delivered a Dodgeball Tournament on Tuesday 7th of June after school from 3:30-5:00pm. The year 4 and 5 students from the local primary schools came with lots of enthusiasm and energy for the event, eager to get started and develop their understanding of the rules of Dodgeball.

There were 4 teams from the following schools, Thomas Russell x2, Walton, and Shobnall. Unfortunately, the group did have one team drop out at the last minute, affecting their order of play, but the team pulled together and persevered, showcasing John Taylor's key vision and values along with integrity, respect and kindness. 

We had 4 teams of 6 players and the overall winners were Thomas Russell 1's after battling it out with Thomas Russell 2's in the final. Overall it was a great afternoon with some great Dodgeball being played and some fabulous leadership skills being shown by the Yr 12 BTEC Sport group!

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Job Opportunity 

Harvey Beric are a recruitment consultancy based in Tutbury and we currently have a potential opportunity for a school leaver.  We have a client based on the outskirts of Burton/Derby who is looking for an Administrator based within their HR Department.  This is initially a 6 month contract that will then be reviewed, so could suit someone looking to take a year out as well as someone looking to start their career. 

The company we are working with is a very large organisation and offers great starting salary and benefits.  Due to location own transport is needed. 

If you are interested please email your CV to penny@harveyberic.com

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FOA Parent/Guardians of Year 8 Students 

From School Aged Immunisations Team

Re: Monday 11th July 2022

 

Dear Parent/Guardian 

Your child is due their vaccination to protect against Human Papilloma Virus (HPV).  This is offered in year 8 as part of the national immunisation programme and is free on the NHS. 

This vaccine requires two doses; the second dose is given 6 - 24 months after the first.  If your child is 15-17 years oldor immunosuppressed regardless of age when they receive the first dose they will require 3 doses.  The team will advise you of the dates the 3 doses are required.  

 More information regarding these vaccinations can be accessed through the links below, please ensure that you read the information contained in the links below prior to giving consent for your child’s immunisations. You must have parental responsibility or delegated authority for immunisations to consent for the vaccinations. 

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/vaccinations/nhs-vaccinations-and-when-to-have-them/  

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/vaccinations/hpv-vaccine-cervarix-gardasil-side-effects/ 

  

If your child has already received these immunisationsplease contact us at school.immunisation@mpft.nhs.uk or call 0300 124 0366 to advise. 

 Electronic Consent - The School Age Immunisation Team now operates paperless vaccination programmes and the use of e-Consent is quick and easy to use, and can be completed on any electronic device.   

 Click on this link https://forms.mpft.nhs.uk/   to complete the consent form.    

  

Use the dropdown list and choose your child’s school and ensure that you select the correct session date 11/07/2022, use your school code, which is HPV136323.

 

Please complete the e-consent form by 13:00 on Sunday 10th July 2022, consent forms will not be accepted via this link after this date/time 

 Please ensure you know your child NHS number prior to booking, you can find this in your child’s “Red Book” or by using this link: https://www.nhs.uk/nhs-services/online-services/find-nhs-number/ 

 Please ensure only one parent / guardian books their child’s vaccination appointment to reduce the risk of duplicate appointments / vaccinations.  

 If you are unable to access the on-line booking system or experience difficulties using the system, please call 0300 124 0366 or email school.immunisation@mpft.nhs.uk for assistance.  

 Kind Regards 

School Age Immunisation Team 

Tel: 0300 124 0366 

Email: school.immunisation@mpft.nhs.uk 

 

www.mpft.nhs.uk 

   

 

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Well done to all our Duke of Edinburgh award participants – Bronze, Silver and Gold – for completing 1716 hours of volunteering over the last year!

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Pupils from John Taylor High School were selected to represent East Staffs at the Staffordshire Schools Championships on the 11th June at Northwood Stadium, Stoke. JTHS had athletes in an array of fields, some jumping, running and throwing. The selected pupils who had qualified through the Burton district athletics competitions were: Mica  (Jav and Discus), Lily (100m), Katie  (80m Hurdles & 100m) , Sammy  (200m & 800m), George  (Jav & Discus), Freddie  (200m &400m), Isaac  (300m & Shot), Lottie  (200m), Rosie  (300m), Honomi  (High Jump), Oli  (1500m), Millie  (1500m), Issy  (800m), Alice  (200m & 400m), Kaliyah  (LJ & TJ), Katie  (TJ), Lewis  (LJ & 100m), Mollie  (Discus) and Milllie  (LJ and 100m). All of the athletes performed fantastically on the day with some even gaining PB's!

A particularly big well done to the following students who placed in their events: 

Lily  - 2nd 100m 

Katie  -  1st 80m Hurdles (National Standard) and 2nd 100m 

Sammy  - 2nd 800m and 3rd 200m 

George  - 1st Discus and 2nd Javelin 

Freddie  - 2nd 400m

Alice  - 1st 200m and 400m 

Kaliyah  - 1st LJ and 1st TJ 

Katie  - 2nd TJ 

Lewis  - 1st LJ 

Oli  - 3rd 1500m

Mollie  - 3rd Discus 

Rosie  - 2nd 300m 

A fantastic showcase of personal excellence amongst all the athletes with the 1st and 2nd place athletes going on to represent Staffordshire at the Masons Trophy this weekend. 

Well done from The PE Department!!

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Please be informed that students in year 9 will be completing Progress Tests in Maths and English from the week beginning 4th July. These assessments will be completed in their regular lessons with their subject teachers.

These assessments use nationally standardised tests to support schools in identifying individual student needs and potential gaps in their knowledge. They are completed by all schools across the John Taylor MAT. The maths tests are designed to assess key aspects of maths such as shape, number and mathematical concepts (like money place value and time). The English tests assess key aspects of English such as spelling, grammar, punctuation and reading comprehension. As such students cannot ‘revise’ for these tests and should not worry about them; please reinforce this with your children. These test will not replace our regular internal class-based assessments which your son or daughter may also be completing this half term.

The timetable for these assessments can be viewed on the link below:

Year 9 Progress Tests 2022

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Please be informed that students in year 8 will be completing Progress Tests in Maths and English from the week beginning 4th July. These assessments will be completed in their regular lessons with their subject teachers.

These assessments use nationally standardised tests to support schools in identifying individual student needs and potential gaps in their knowledge. They are completed by all schools across the John Taylor MAT. The maths tests are designed to assess key aspects of maths such as shape, number and mathematical concepts (like money place value and time). The English tests assess key aspects of English such as spelling, grammar, punctuation and reading comprehension. As such students cannot ‘revise’ for these tests and should not worry about them; please reinforce this with your children. These test will not replace our regular internal class-based assessments which your son or daughter may also be completing this half term.

The timetable for these assessments can be viewed on the link below:

Year 8 Progress Tests 2022

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Please be informed that students in year 7 will be completing Progress Tests in Maths and English from the week beginning 4th July. These are similar to the assessments that were completed in the Autumn term but they will be completed in their regular lessons with their subject teachers.

These assessments use nationally standardised tests to support schools in identifying individual student needs and potential gaps in their knowledge. They are completed by all schools across the John Taylor MAT. The maths tests are designed to assess key aspects of maths such as shape, number and mathematical concepts (like money place value and time). The English tests assess key aspects of English such as spelling, grammar, punctuation and reading comprehension. As such students cannot ‘revise’ for these tests and should not worry about them; please reinforce this with your children. These test will not replace our regular internal class-based assessments which your son or daughter may also be completing this half term.

The timetable for these assessments can be viewed on the link below:

Year 7 Progress Tests 2022

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