The following students celebrate their achievements with Mrs Cochrane this week, congratulations to them all! 

Luke 8T
Maisy 10O
Connie 10Y
Reece 8Y
Dylan 8Y
Hazel 8R
Harry  7L
Rebekah 7J
Imogen 7R
Lucy 7Y
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As we begin to see the weather turning colder, please can we ask you to ensure students are dressed appropriately for the weather and you are aware and support the following points from the Uniform Policy and Guidance:

  • Students are encouraged to wear a coat during the cold weather - the school jacket/blazer must be worn underneath coats when in school and coats should not act as a replacement to the school jacket/blazer.
  • As the evenings become darker much sooner please consider how visible coats are when students are walking home/alighting buses. 
  • Students are welcome to wear smart boots rather than shoes during Autumn 2 and Spring 1 half terms (Oct-Feb) but these must be worn under school trousers and not with the school skirt. 
  • Jumpers worn under the school jacket/blazer should be knitted, V neck grey. Any other style of jumper is not permitted.

We are extremely proud of our school uniform and the sense of belonging it gives to our student community. Thank you for your ongoing support. 

The JTHS Uniform Policy and Procedure is available on the school website:

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Community Afternoon Tea at John Taylor on Wednesday 15th November 2023.


The local retired community of Barton attended an afternoon of entertainment recently in the school hall. This event is a legacy of the 2012 Olympic Games where we have held a termly afternoon tea for the retired folk of Barton Under Needwood

The sporting young Ambassadors entertained the visitors, played table tennis, chess and curling through out the afternoon.

Refreshments had been provided by the staff at John Taylor and the folks enjoyed a chat, cup of tea and cakes through out the afternoon. This was served by year 12 Health and Social students.

Local Primary Year 6 pupils also attended and joined in with the various activities on offer. They were an absolute credit to their Primary schools, mixing well will all concerned and joining the various activities.

John Taylor Art department made bookmarks designed by a Year 9 Young sporting Ambassador as gifts for the folk to take home. Two pianists accompanied the visitors through out the afternoon and three year 8 pupils sang “Somewhere over the rainbow” which brought the house down.

Here is a quote sent into school by a member of the local community who came for the first time to the Community tea.

“Many older people, myself included live on our own and it is very welcome to meet up with others in a social situation for a chat in a lovely relaxed atmosphere and of course enjoy the tea and cakes.

I look forward to the next one.”



Our school values of kindness, respect and integrity were shown through out the afternoon. We all look forward to hosting another afternoon in March and the final one on the field during our Sports Day in July.

Mrs Berry

PE Department

Julie Berry - JTHS
[email protected]

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The Children’s Commissioner for England, Dame Rachel de Souza, has launched The Big Ambition, a national survey of children and young people across England aged between 6 and 18 years old. 

The Big Ambition aims to hear from children across England on what they think is important! In the lead up to the next General Election, the Children’s Commissioner wants to take children’s thoughts, opinions and ideas to decision-makers, to make sure that the Government hears young people’s voices on what they think needs to be done to make children’s lives better in England.

The Big Ambition survey will be open until Friday 15th December.

Further information can be found on the following weblink and attached leaflet:

You can find the survey on this weblink:

About this survey : The Big Ambition - Have your say! (

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Tickets will be available to purchase via Parent Pay from w/c 27th November 2023

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Lincolnshire Training Hub are holding a free event on November the 29th  between 7pm and 8:30pm on Zoom. 

This presentation, held by medical students, is designed to help Year 9 – 12 students decide whether ‘Medicine’, or becoming a doctor, is for them. It could also be helpful for anyone else seeking information about the Medicine Application Process – including parents and teachers.   

It is will be held on the 29th of November 7-8:30pm on Zoom. Please fill in the sign-up form below to receive the log in details  

The evening will include: 

-           How do I know medicine is right for me? 

-           The Application Process 

-           The Medical Degree / Life as a Medic 

-           Foundation Years (Post Degree)  

The discussion will be led by our Student Ambassadors, who are all in varying stages of their medical degrees. There will be time at the end to ask questions. 

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The following students celebrate their achievements with Mrs Cochrane this week, congratulations to them all! 

Olivia 10T
Tilly 10H
Anah 10S
Evie 10J
Abigail 10T
Chloe 10H
Frazer 10T
Maja 10S
Riley 10L
Masereh 10L
Summer 10T
Molly 10J
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CBRE is the world’s largest commercial real estate services and investment firm. The company has more than 100,000 employees serving clients in more than 100 countries. CBRE serves a diverse range of clients with an integrated suite of services, including facilities, transaction and project management, property management, investment management, appraisal and valuation, property leasing, strategic consulting, property sales, mortgage services and development services.

In the UK, we service our clients from our offices in Aberdeen, Birmingham, Bristol, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds, Liverpool, London, Manchester, and Southampton.

Property is the building blocks of where we live, work and have fun. Every building you enter has been directly affected by someone working in the property industry. There is a wide range of career paths and opportunities that await you in this industry that is focused on people above everything else. In joining CBRE’s Next Generation Cohort, you will be shaping the future of Real Estate.

The apprenticeship scheme is a four year programme (may vary) that combines learning on the job, formal training, and optimum support. It is open to individuals with A-levels, who have chosen not to pursue a degree. You will work for four days a week and have a mandatory study day each week.  

We have opportunities in: 

  • Real Estate 
  • Project Management & Building Consultancy 
  • Environmental Consultancy 
  • Accountancy 
  • Human Resources 
  • Marketing

Our apprenticeship applications for 2024 open on 4th December 2023 – please sign up to our talent community here to be the first to find out when they go live!

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Dear Parents/Carers, 


FROM the School Age Immunisation Service


We shall be visiting school on Tuesday 5th December 2023 to deliver the Flu Vaccination Programme to students IN Year 7, 8, 9,10 and 11

Attached is the consent letter with link.


The link will be OPEN until 10am on 28th November 2023


If you have any concerns regarding the vaccination or require support completing the consent form, please do not hesitate to contact a member of the Immunisations Service.


Thank you. 


School Age Immunisation Service

Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Tel:  0300 124 0366

[email protected]; [email protected]

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GCHQ LANGUAGE COMPETITION , At John Taylor High School, the spirit of intellectual curiosity and camaraderie took centre stage in a recent GCHQ (Government Communications Headquarters) language competition that brought some of our Year 9 students together for an exciting experience of puzzle-solving and teamwork. The event not only highlighted the school's commitment to fostering perseverance, integrity, respect, and kindness but also showcased the incredible potential that linguistic knowledge, particularly in French and German, brings to the table. Year 9 Students Nationally have competed during 6th to 10th November,

The competition served as a living testament to the school's core values. Students exhibited perseverance as they tackled intricate puzzles, upheld integrity in the face of challenges, showed respect for diverse perspectives within their teams, and demonstrated kindness through collaborative problem-solving. These values underscored the essence of JTHS community.

The competition became a platform for students to not only solve puzzles but also delve into the rich tapestry of international cultures. As they engaged with clues in multitude of languages, competitors gained insights into the nuances of language and culture. This cross-cultural competition added an enriching layer to their education, fostering a global perspective that goes beyond textbooks.

A New Lunchtime Club: Linguistic Olympiad/ Language Detective- J3 Wednesday 13:15-13:45

Inspired by the success of this GCHQ Language competition, the MFL team at JTHS is pleased to introduce a new lunchtime club dedicated to decoding and puzzle-solving. This club aims to provide a space for students to further develop their problem-solving skills and perhaps even compete on national and international stages. The club offers an exciting opportunity for students to explore the world of puzzles, decoding, and critical thinking in a fun and supportive environment. These skills will serve students well in their further studies and such competition and commitment is well received by many university or employers.  

Students of all year are welcome !

Violet Roe - JTHS
[email protected]

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To further support the next cohort of aspiring students, I wanted to personally invite those interesting in medicine to the next free virtual LIVE Get into Medicine UCAS conferences:

Saturday 25th November
Sunday 26th November

Students and parents can register for free at this link:

All aspiring doctors in years 10-12 / S3-S5 / NI11-13 are invited to register.

These conferences offer tailored advice for medicine, covering a range of crucial topics:
- Tactically choosing universities
- Personal statements
- Medical interview skills
- Medical Leadership Programmes
- Awards Programmes
- Extracurricular activities
- Work experience
- Building a CV
- Applying for scholarships

We encourage both students and parents to participate in these invaluable sessions.

Spaces are limited, so students should register as soon as they can using the link below. For this reason, we kindly request that students only book one conference.

Registration Link:

Here’s how the day will run:

9:30-10.00 Registration
10.00-11:00 Quick introduction to Medic Mentor, overview of the day, competition ratios, application timeline, Awards and Scholarships
11:00-11:15 Break
11.15-11.45 Introduction to the UCAS application form and entry requirements
11.45-12.15 Interactive CV building exercise and exclusive access to leadership, research, presentation, publication, prizes and scholarship opportunities
12.15-12.30 Top tips form a successful applicant (medical student)
12:30-12:45 Break
12.45-13.30 How to write the perfect personal statement
13.30-13.45 Break
13.45-14.10 Entrance exams - how to do ace the UCAT
14.10-14.30 How to prepare for Medical School interviews
14.30-15.00 Top tips form a successful applicant (medical student) and next steps

Our doctors and medical students look forward to welcoming your students at the conferences.

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Next week year 12 house leaders shall be going around the tutor groups during morning registration to help raise money for Children In Need. Students can guess the bears birthday for 20 pence. The winning student shall keep the bear.

Please remind students to bring 20 pence on their year groups specific day.


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The following students celebrate their achievements with Mrs Cochrane this week, congratulations to them all! 

Daniella 7A
Fatimah 7A


Harry 7L
Maybel 7R
Noah 7R
Luca 7Y
Megan 8Y
Gwenny 9O
Oliver 9T
Nathaniel 11Y
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Barton Music Makers is delighted to announce its support for the training of young musicians in the community with the presentation of this year’s Bursary Awards (inspired by the memory of the late Pam Pryce, a former pianist) to three students at John Taylor High School! Each person receives £300 for private music lessons to build on and improve their skills on their given instrument. This year we are pleased to award the following:

Jack Year 8 – drums

Rosie Year 10 – clarinet

Eleanor Year 11 – clarinet

The photos were taken on the presentation night 19th October 2023 where Dr Stephen Taylor, Chairman and Choir Leader, presented certificates on behalf of Barton Music Makers to each of the recipients with our congratulations.

All three musicians will be performing at this year’s Christmas Concert in Barton Village Hall on Saturday, 9th December, 7.30pm. Tickets will be available nearer the time. All proceeds from our concerts and other events are used for charitable purposes. For more information visit the BMM website:


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Have you ever wondered how major business leaders make some of the most important strategic decisions?  

Does working on some of the world's most high-profile mergers and acquisitions sound exciting? Who do you think provides them with professional services and advice to be able to execute these deals? 

Deloitte is one of the most prestigious professional services and accounting firms in the world, in fact they are the biggest out of all the Big 4. They offer audit, tax, legal and advisory services to enable brands to grow, succeed and maintain their global status. Forming number 1 of the Big 4, Deloitte has some huge profile clients, such as Microsoft, Morgan Stanley, Apple and Starbucks. Deloitte operates in over 150 countries, with over 300,000 employees, with revenues in excess of nearly $60 Billion a year.  

On Wednesday 15th November from 5pm – 6:30pm we will be hosting our first event of the year with Deloitte; this virtual webinar will be held via Zoom so you can join us from anywhere in the country! This fantastic evening will give you an insight into what Deloitte do and what a career at such a huge global firm can look like. They will be sharing tips on how you can succeed in your future, and we will be hearing from top professionals who will be sharing their personal insights to a Big 4 firm.  

Providing such a range of professional services all in-house, makes a lifetime career at Deloitte so exciting and vibrant, full of opportunities. Future ‘you’ could be auditing or advising global brands like GSK, Boeing or even Morgan Stanley! 

If you’re interested in a high-flying career at one of the Big 4 - you don’t want to miss this event! To find out more on how you could begin your career at Deloitte… 

Click here to sign up now:

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