- All - UPDATED Bugsy Malone rehearsal dates
- All - Volunteers needed for Bugsy Malone
- All - Recruitment for East Staffs Key Stage 3 Inclusion Unit
- All - Cashless Catering Consent Reminder
- All - Lichfield Camera Club at the National Memorial Arboretum
- Y9 - DTP Vaccinations
- Y9 - Parents' Evening 18th March 2020
- Y9 - Trial Exams
- Y10 - Geography Trip
- Y11/Y12/Y13 - Business Administration Apprenticeship
- Y12 - Higher Education and Apprenticeship Evening Resources
- Y12 - National Careers Week 2020 & Springpod
- Y13 - Student Finance 2020-21
As we approach the performance week it is crucial that all cast members attend the following rehearsals for Bugsy Malone:
Technical rehearsal - Sunday 8th March 9.30am - 3.30pm (originally until 4pm)
The dress rehearsal will now take place on Monday 9th March, from the start of the school day until 5.30pm.
There will then also be an additional rehearsal on Tuesday 10th March, from 2pm until 5.30pm.
All rehearsals will take place in the school hall.
If there are any problems please speak to Mrs Thompson. Thank you.
East Staffs Key Stage 3 Inclusion Unit c/o Abbot Beyne School
As a collaboration between four East Staffordshire schools and Staffordshire CC DIP we are seeking to improve the education and life chances of students in our schools who are struggling to engage with education. Our schools are Abbot Beyne, Paget, John Taylor High School and Paulet High School.
As a result there is an opportunity to lead our pilot work. We are seeking to appoint the following:
- Student Behaviour Support Officer Grade 6 (one year contract initially) Required for Easter 2020 (or as soon after as possible)
- Inclusion Support Assistant Grade 4 (one year contract initially) required for Easter 2020
Closing date 9th March 2020 at Midday.
If you have not yet returned the online form indicating whether or not you give consent for us to store your child's biometric information (fingerprint) for cashless catering please could you do so as soon as possible.
Parents/carers of students where we have not received a return were sent an email reminder last Friday, 28th February. If you received this reminder could you please complete an online form for each of your children using this link https://johntaylorhigh.schoolzineplus.co.uk/form/20
The school was recently sent posters and flyers advertising David Noton's “Chasing the Light - the Roadshow” at the superb Aspects Conference Centre of the National Memorial Arboretum in Alrewas on Saturday 7th March.
In order to encourage young people to experience this amazing show by one of the best travel and landscape photographers around, we are able to offer your students tickets at a 50% reduction in price at just £7.50. David has wowed audiences up and down the country and abroad with his multimedia show described by BBC Wildlife magazine as “a series of jaw dropping images of some of the most beautiful places on earth”. Any student interested in photography, travel, the environment and multimedia production will find a visit to the show extremely valuable.
To take advantage of this offer students should go to:
When prompted to enter a discount code they should enter the code STUDENT50.
Lichfield Camera Club
On Tuesday 24th March Y9 vaccinations will take place in the Hall.
Letters will be sent home via students on the 25th February to gain consent from parents. All forms must be returned with the Yes or No box ticked.
Please complete sign and return by Friday 6th March, and ask your child to post through the post box at the reprographics/first aid room. Thank you.
Year 9 Parents' Evening is scheduled for Wednesday 18th March 2020. Your child will be given a paper booking sheet by their form tutor which they will then use to book 5 minute appointment slots with each member of staff. Please make sure your child knows what times are convenient for you to attend. It is advisable to leave 5 minute gaps between each appointment to ensure you can move between different rooms.
Please note that the Y10 Data Collection Fieldtrip to Birmingham is now going across two days, Tuesday 10th March and Wednesday 11th March. Timings and arrangements are as the original letter. Please ensure students bring a packed lunch.
The following groups are going on the following dates.
Tuesday 10th March: Miss Starkie 10A1 and Miss Dean 10C1
Wednesday 11th March: Miss Powers 10A2 and Mrs Parker 10A2
John Taylor High School is currently recruiting for a Business Administration Apprentice. If your older children might be interested please pass this on to them, or any friends/family who it may be of interest to.
John Taylor High School.
Thank you to all parents and carers that supported the Higher Education and Apprenticeship evening on the 26th February, including providing feedback on the evening. The following resources were used during the event, therefore, you may want to review the resources to the workshops that you did not attend. There are two additional links to support the information shared on student finance during the evening. The first link is from Martin Lewis from the Money Show and the second link provides a complete overview of Student Finance.
The Sixth Form team have also provided an additional resource to explain the Special Opportunities area on Unifrog that allows students (or parents if you have set up your login) to search for scholarships, Summer schools, residentials, other extracurricular activities, and free mentoring to support their university applications.
Workshop 1: Using Unifrog to research apprenticeship and university opportunities. www.unifrog.org.uk.
Workshop 2: Learning about Degree Apprenticeships first hand from a recent graduate on the Nestle Chartered Management Degree Apprenticeship - Elizabeth Hendon https://www.nestleacademy.co.uk/
Workshop 3: Exploring Apprenticeships and learn from the experiences of a first-year Legal Apprentice https://www.eversheds-sutherland.com/global/en/where/europe/uk/overview/careers/legal-apprenticeship.page
The Sixth Form Team.
National Careers Week 2020 & Springpod
We've put together a useful Work Experience Programmes March 2020 guide, that features more than 50 unique employers with opportunities spread across the UK. You can download the guide using this link: Springpod Work Experience Guide March 2020
If you would like to check out all the live-work experience opportunities you can do so by signing up for the free platform here: Springpod Live Work Experience
As you may be aware we’ve also partnered with 10 employers, to produce the first-ever apprentice chat show series. It’s called Classroom to Boardroom.
There are 10 episodes in total, featuring the following employers; Nestle, Accenture, Pret A Manger, Jaguar Land Rover, JLL, EY, Fujitsu, Capgemini, Direct Line Group and ICAEW. The episodes are 15 to 20 minutes long. You can access this free resources for National Careers Week 2020 using this link: Classroom To Boardroom
The Sixth Form Team
Year 13 - Student Finance 2020-21
The application window to apply for a student loan is now open. It is important to apply for student finance now so that the loan can be processed before students start their course. Students don’t need to have confirmed which university is their firm choice, they can just enter their preferred choice and change it at a later date. It can take up to 6 weeks to process an application, so you should apply for student finance as soon as possible once the application service opens.
The following link provides information about the process and additional grants that you can apply for. To find out more visit https://media.slc.co.uk/sfe/quickstartfinanceguide/dsa.html. In addition, the next link includes videos that students have been shown during the Tutorial programme as well as a link to a student finance calculator https://studentfinance.campaign.gov.uk/.
There is also an excellent resource from Martin Lewis - https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=6&v=mO_rAsMuAlM&feature=emb_logo
Please ensure that you sit down with you son/daughter and register online at https://www.gov.uk/apply-online-for-student-finance and complete the application form. Students will need their passport, National Insurance number and bank account details. If students do not have an account in their own name, they will need to open one before they apply. It will take around 30 minutes to complete your application. Deadline for applications is 22nd May 2020.
In addition to Student Finance, some students will also be eligible to apply for a Disabled Students’ Allowances (DSAs). These are grants to help pay the essential extra costs you might have as a direct result of your disability, including a long-term health condition, mental-health condition or specific learning difficulty, such as dyslexia.
You can get the allowances on top of your other student finance. DSAs don’t depend on your household income – what you can get depends on your needs. You don’t have to pay these back.
What can DSAs pay for?
DSAs are available to help pay for:
- specialist equipment, such as a computer
- non-medical helpers
- travel costs
- other disability-related costs of studying
The Sixth Form Team