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New data collection method- MyChildAtSchool

MyChildAtSchool Data collection

Dear Parents/Carer

I am writing to inform you of an upcoming change to the way in which the school collects data. John Taylor High School is going to be using MyChildAtSchool (MCAS) to review the data we hold about our students. Please note that MCAS is replacing the SIMS parent app, which some parents/ carers may have previously used.

Which contacts can view and update the Data Collection Sheet in MCAS?

Data Collection is available to users only if all the following permission requirements are satisfied in our school database:

  • Contact lives at the same address as the child
  • Contact has parental responsibility
  • Contact is a Priority 1 or Priority 2 contact
  • Contact does not have a court order against them

For attendance, behaviour and assessment information please continue to use Go4Schools. 

In the next few days, we will be sending you a username, invitation code and the school ID. You will need to go to https://www.mychildatschool.com/MCAS/MCSRedeemInvitationCode to set up MCAS using the details sent. Please use the link below to access the 'How to Access MCAS' help sheet.

How to access MCAS

Once you set up an account please use www.mychildatschool.com to login or download the MCAS app.

Many thanks

JTHS

2024 Ski trip- final preparations

Good morning,

We are now only 30 days to the trip and we are entering the final preparations stage. Please find attached the final details booklet which has all the information including times about the trip. If you have any outstanding medical information/passports/GHIC copies or have received a new passport for your child it is imperative this is handed into me by the end of next week so I can finalise the ferry crossing and border checkpoint information. If you have any problems or questions please let me know as soon as possible.

FinalDetailsLetter 2024

Thank you

 Mr Hulley

Y9 Personal development external speaker

Dear Parent/Carer

As part of our personal development curriculum and in support of the Staffordshire Police 'Ditch the Blade' campaign, Year 9 students will have an external speaker visit them tomorrow 9.00 to 10.20am. The talk will be delivered with a focus on knife crime issues based locally and provide our young people with an awareness of potential issues and consequences and will also be supported by a parent of a local, young person who was a victim of knife crime.

The talk is delivered by 'Street Whyze Projects' which we have used many times before. You can find more information on the link below:

Home | Street Whyze Project

Many thanks

Miss Crutchley

Assistant Head

Head of Lower School

809 Update

Apologies, we have just received a further update that the 809 is 30 mins delayed this morning.

809 Delay Friday 12th Jan

We have been told that, due to congestion in Burton, the 809 service is 15 mins delayed this morning.

807 Delay

We have been informed that the 807 will be 24 mins delayed this morning.

KS4 Options Evening

Dear Parents and Carers

This term, your son/daughter, has begun the process of deciding on their options for Key Stage 4 subjects (Years 10 and 11). This has included year group assemblies from myself. Students have also received presentations from subject leads of subjects that the students do not currently have access to; BTEC Health and Social Care, Business Studies and PE/Sport.

The next phase in the process is for parents and students to gather as much information about the subjects that students can choose the subjects that they wish to study during their GCSE years. This year, parents and students can access this information in two ways:

  • KS4 Options web page. This is a dedicated space on our school website where parents and students can access video presentations of all the subjects we offer at John Taylor High School. There is also electronic access to our Options Booklet which provides additional information about subjects and the process. Please can I ask that, during the school holidays and through January, you begin to look at this resource with your children? This page will remain accessible throughout the duration of the options process. This resource can be accessed here: KS4 Options - John Taylor High School (jths.co.uk)
  • Options Evening. I am very conscious that parents and carers of our Year 9 students have not had opportunities to visit the school. I have, therefore, made the decision to host an Options Evening in school on Tuesday 23th January. During this evening, I would like to invite you to a presentation in the hall as well as provide an opportunity for your children to show you round the school. Subject leaders will be present to answer any specific questions you may have about their subjects. Therefore, please view the subject videos prior to the evening and bring any specific questions you may have about the subjects.

The options evening will be organised as follows:

6:00 – 6:20pm                 Options Presentation 1 in the hall with Mr Twynham

6:00 – 7:30pm                 Opportunity for parents and students to tour the school and visit subjects.

7:30 – 7:50pm                 Options Presentation 2 in the hall with Mr Twynham

I would like to ask parents to sign up to one of the presentations that I will deliver. This can be done by visiting the Eventbrite booking system here:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/jths-ks4-options-evening-tickets-781924014777?aff=oddtdtcreator

The presentation will be the same for both sessions and will provide parents and students with some additional context to our KS4 Options process. Places will be limited to 3 tickets per booking. In this way, I hope that all parents will have the opportunity to hear from myself and have time to visit the school site. The deadline for booking tickets is Friday 19th January 2024.

I look forward to welcoming you to school on the 24th January.

With very best wishes for the holidays and new year.

J Twynham

Deputy Headteacher

Science and Technology Challenge Day

Science and Technology Challenge Day

Dear Parent,

John Taylor High School Science Faculty are organizing a Year 7 trip to the National Space Centre, Leicester. Year 7 students have or will study Space during a Physics topic. During the trip your child will have the opportunity to visit 6 interactive zones and will watch an award-winning show in the world’s largest planetarium. Also included in the admission price (Subject to availability on the day) is the chance to visit:

  • Tetrastar Spaceport, this is a low Earth orbit cruise where students have the chance to take a seat on the Tharsis Spacecraft and head off on a journey to the stars.
  • The Iconic Rocket Tower which is home to Blue Streak and Thor Able rockets, as well as the Apollo Lunar Lander and real Moon Rock.
  • World class galleries and exhibition with collection of artifacts that tells the past, present and future stories of space exploration and science.

Throughout the day students will circulate The National Space Centre completing educational tasks specific to each interactive zone.

To allow all students the opportunity to visit the National Space Centre, the cohort will visit the Space Centre across two days.

Tuesday 30th January 2024: 7C1-7C4

Wednesday 31st January 2024: 7C5-7C8

Students are required to bring their own packed lunch and will be able to eat it at the canteen at the space Centre. If your child receives FSM their a pack up lunch will be provided.

Students will need to arrive at school for 8:50am to get registered with an aim to leave school on a coach at 9:15 to arrive at the National Space Centre, Leicester, for 10:00. The coach will leave the National Space Centre at 2:30 and arrive back at school for students to make their normal way home.

The cost of the trip is £20 and will be available to pay on Parentpay.  Please make payment by Friday 19th January 2024.

Yours sincerely

Mr L Williams

Teacher of Science  

Science and Technology Challenge Day

Science and Technology Challenge Day

Dear Parent,

John Taylor High School Science Faculty are organizing a Year 7 trip to the National Space Centre, Leicester. Year 7 students have or will study Space during a Physics topic. During the trip your child will have the opportunity to visit 6 interactive zones and will watch an award-winning show in the world’s largest planetarium. Also included in the admission price (Subject to availability on the day) is the chance to visit:

  • Tetrastar Spaceport, this is a low Earth orbit cruise where students have the chance to take a seat on the Tharsis Spacecraft and head off on a journey to the stars.
  • The Iconic Rocket Tower which is home to Blue Streak and Thor Able rockets, as well as the Apollo Lunar Lander and real Moon Rock.
  • World class galleries and exhibition with collection of artifacts that tells the past, present and future stories of space exploration and science.

Throughout the day students will circulate The National Space Centre completing educational tasks specific to each interactive zone.

To allow all students the opportunity to visit the National Space Centre, the cohort will visit the Space Centre across two days.

Tuesday 30th January 2024: 7C1-7C4

Wednesday 31st January 2024: 7C5-7C8

Students are required to bring their own packed lunch and will be able to eat it at the canteen at the space Centre. If your child receives FSM their a pack up lunch will be provided.

Students will need to arrive at school for 8:50am to get registered with an aim to leave school on a coach at 9:15am to arrive at the National Space Centre, Leicester, for 10:00am. The coach will leave the National Space Centre at 2:30pm and arrive back at school for students to make their normal way home.

The cost of the trip is free to students in receipt of Pupil Premium.  A trip item will be available on Parentpay for Consent to be given.  Please consent by Friday 19th January 2024.

Yours sincerely

Mr L Williams

Teacher of Science  

247 Thursday am

Apologies. The 247 is unable to complete its service due to a fallen tree. Students in Walton and Drakelow cant be collected.