Weekly Information - Thursday 23rd November 2023
Key Stage 3 Remembrance Day ‘Poppy’ Art Competition.
Please take a look at the video to see our amazing students contributions.
The following students celebrate their achievements with Mrs Cochrane this week, congratulations to them all!
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.”
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:
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:
The 16–19 Discretinary Bursary Fund is a government-provided, means-tested fund available to support students who have difficulty in meeting costs relating to their studies. To qualify, you must be under 19 years of age on 31st August in the academic year in which you start your programme of study, and you will be expected to provide evidence of personal and/or financial hardship. Each case will be assessed individually, however, usually this would be based on a household income of £27,000 or less, plus any benefits you are in receipt of at this point in time.
For further information, please see the guidance and application form using the following link John Taylor High School (jths.co.uk).
If you have queries please do not hesitate to get in touch [email protected]
The Sixth Form Team
Please find below an invite to Year 10/ 11/12 and 13 students and parents to join us at our next RAF World event on Wed 29 Nov at 1910 hrs. The event, which is free, provides attendees with a chance to explore 3 different operational zones from around the globe and delve into the roles on offer within the RAF. This is followed by interviews with real-life RAF personnel and chat rooms where you can talk to our friendly recruit and engagement staffs who will be ready to answer any of your questions no matter how big or small.
Have you progressed on to your L3 course and now considering degree apprenticeships?
Rolls-Royce Degree Apprentice Open Evening – Thursday 30th November 2023 17:00 – 20:00pm (3 time slots)
Rolls-Royce - Learning and Development Centre, Derby.
Wilmore Road Derby DE24 9BD
The Open Evening will provide students and parents with the opportunity to explore the schemes we have here at Rolls-Royce, including a chance to talk with representatives from the Apprentice Development team and Derby College, current apprentices and Recruitment Team who will be available to answer any questions you may have.
As a reminder this invite is open to Year 13 students only who are currently either completing A-LEVELS/BTEC /T-LEVELS/ Level 3 subjects at school or college.
PLEASE NOTE: ONLY BOOK MAXIMUM 3 TICKETS PER HOUSEHOLD
Derby – 5pm
Derby – 6pm
Derby – 7pm
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
- Human Resources
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!