Student Learning Agreement
The Student Learning Agreement is intended to give students a clear understanding of what to expect from the Sir Simon Milton Westminster UTC and what is expected in return.
The UTC Code of Conduct states:
- We respect ourselves, others and the UTC
- We take pride in our achievements and appearance
- We come to college to succeed in learning and are ready to learn
- We take responsibility for our own actions and learning
- We believe in our futures.
Under this agreement Sir Simon Milton Westminster UTC will endeavour to provide:
- courses that meet students’ interests and aspirations that are delivered by suitably qualified and experienced members of staff, using appropriate facilities and resources
- a friendly, caring and supportive environment
- a tutor who monitors progress, provides guidance and assistance in setting targets for improvement
- regular setting and prompt marking of course work and other assignments
- support in developing good study skills
- good social facilities and the opportunity to take part in a varied programme of enrichment activities, including opportunities for leadership
- effective guidance and advice on pathways into employment and Higher Education
- regular progress reviews with tutors, and the opportunity for parents and carers to come into the UTC to discuss each individual’s progress
- advice on personal health and well-being topics
- good study and learning resource facilities, including the use of ICT
- a forum for students to express their views and contribute to the development of the UTC.
Students at the UTC will be expected to:
- accept responsibility for their own learning and aim to become increasingly self-motivated and a self-organising learner
- manage and complete all work to the required standard by the required deadline
- use their study time effectively, doing extra reading and research beyond the assignment
- attend all learning sessions, workshops and tutor time and regard individual tutor interviews as personal appointments always to be kept
- act as a positive role model for younger students in both the UTC and the community;
- be thoughtful and considerate towards other students and staff and avoid disrupting the learning of others;
- contribute to the life of the UTC and the wider community by participating positively in extra-curricular activities including volunteering;
- behave in a sensible and mature manner and look after and respect the social areas facilities of the UTC, including the café;
- be ‘meeting ready’ for the working environment, and adhere to the UTC’s dress code;
- respect the cycle parking area rules;
- not to smoke on or near the UTC site, nor participate in illegal activities or use drugs on site or during UTC activities;
- accept that they may be asked to leave the UTC if the above expectations are not met.