Rebranding for Westminster UTC – Expressions of interest invited

The Fulham Boys School is working with Sir Simon Milton Westminster University Technology College (UTC), providing services, leadership development, staff and expertise through a service level agreement.

As an extension to this agreement, expressions of interest are being invited for a short-term project to rebrand the UTC for a relaunch in September. The scope of the project will include strategic communications, marketing and branding, web redesign and providing the school with a comprehensive identity and package with which to communicate it in the new academic year.

The work will include:
• Identifying the unique educational proposition
• Reviewing the brand name, imagery and brand and communication guidelines to convey the USP
• Messaging framework to inform roll out of marketing and communication across relevant platforms and stakeholder groups from September 2020.

The rebranding will reflect:
• The legacy of Sir Simon Milton – public service, charitable giving
• The ambition to become a centre of excellence in in Business, Maths, Science, Engineering and Technology
• The ethos of preparing young people for life
• The supportive alliance of employer partners and educational leadership from the University of Westminster
• The location, landmark building and high-quality facilities.

Any interested parties should email Alex Wade, FBS Chairman of Governors, at a.wade@fulhamboysschool.org.uk by 15th May 2020 with a brief outline of:

• Relevant experience
• Anticipated cost (note there is a small budget which will require approval)
• Proposed project milestones and timelines
• Initial ideas

PPE for our Key Workers

With the amazing team and facilities that we have at Westminster UTC, I am pleased to announce that we are able to make visors, to help with the national effort and provide PPE to assist the frontline of the UK’s response to Covid-19.

Mr Mehta has found a design from Portsmouth University, that is certified, packs flat, and can be re-used. We are using that design and the school’s laser cutters to make an amazing 1000 of these vital visors a day!

We have worked on this over the last few days and some of our visors have already been delivered to a local Health Centre. This is partly thanks to a local charity, Dare To Care Packages. They have set up a website where frontline staff can order PPE. This charity, therefore knows where it is needed the most, they then collect it from us and deliver it. Together, we can make a significant contribution.

The only sticking point for us, as a school, is the cost of the raw material. We have been in contact with the Department for Education, and Public Health England, but neither have taken up our offer yet, and so we need to crowdfund for it, which is where we are hoping you can help us!

We have set up a ‘GoFundMe’ page, and the link is here GoFundMe It would be great if you could share it on your social media. Here are a couple of ideas about how you could do this;

1) You can write your own posts on your social media accounts and use this to direct people to the crowdfunding page GoFundMe.

2) Alternatively, we have posted on Westminster UTC’s official social media sites, so you can just share these posts? Find and follow our accounts using the social media links below. You will then be able to find the posts and you share from there.

We have also put together a couple of templates, which contain links to the crowdfunding page. Feel free to use these if you prefer;

LinkedIn / Facebook template;

Sir Simon Milton Westminster UTC is making & donating PPE. We can produce 1000 visors a day. Dare to Care Packages will then deliver to key-workers in need. But we need help to fund the materials. Please help us crowdfund by donating and/or sharing & RT. #UTCs #STEM #stemeducation #covid19nursesafety #covid19support #covid19relief #covid19response #covidkindness #covidsupport #Covid19 #PPE #ppeshortage https://gf.me/u/xyyhdg

Twitter template; (this is exactly the right amount of characters)

Westminster UTC is making & donating PPE. We can produce 1000 visors a day.@daretocarepack will then deliver to key-workers in need. But we need help to fund the materials. Pls help us crowdfund by donating and/or sharing & RT.#Covid19 #PPE https://gf.me/u/xyyhdg

Top Tip – It is always good to use a ‘@’ before ‘Sir Simon Milton Westminster UTC’ to link your post to our sites, and before ‘Dare To Care Packages’ to link it to theirs. This is the charity that we are working with, who are distributing our visors to the front-line, and so it would be good to support them at the same time. When you use the @, a drop-down menu appears as you type, and you can select the official page from there. I have also attached some photos below for you to use.

To keep you updated, we intend to post updates on social media throughout the following weeks so students, families, staff and the community can all see the great work being done, so don’t forget to follow us.

Thank you very much for all your support.

PPE made by the UTC

Important Information regarding Covid-19 (Coronavirus)

Dear Parents and Carers,

It is with a real sense of sadness that today, Friday 20th March, the school closed its doors to students. Please see the latest letter to parents/carers for the most recent updates.

Letter from the Head Teacher – 20th March 2020

Best regards,

Mr. Chandrakumar
Headteacher

Supermarket Vouchers for Free School Meal students

Sir Simon Milton Westminster UTC wishes to provide support to students entitled to free school meals. We will be sending supermarket vouchers by e-mail to the parents/carers of all eligible student by 27th March 2020. If you do not receive a voucher, but believe that your son/daughter is entitled to Free School Meals, please let us know by email – enquiries@westminsterutc.ac.uk
If you are not entitled to free school meals but would benefit from additional financial support at this time, please email us and we will help where we can.

Students:

For those students working from home please go to Westminster UTC Students and log in using your school username and password. You will be able to access work set and staff e-mail addresses here.

You will be able to access work set and staff e-mail addresses here.

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Parents:

Are you a key worker or have a child you feel needs to be in school? Please fill in this form by 14:00 20th March

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Please see the letters below that have been previously e-mailed to you. If you have not received these by e-mail or have not received a text message from us informing you about these letters please contact the school urgently, or use the online form below.

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Letter from the Head Teacher – 20th March 2020

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Letter from the Head Teacher – 19th March 2020

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Letter from the Head Teacher – 18th March 2020

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Letter from the Head Teacher – 17th March 2020

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Letter from the Head Teacher – 12th March 2020

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Determined Admission Arrangements Notice 2021/22

Sir Simon Milton Westminster UTC

Determined Admission Arrangements Notice 2021/22

Further to a period of public consultation held between 21st December 2019 to 14th February 2020, the Governing Body of Sir Simon Milton Westminster UTC formally determine the admission arrangements for the academic year of entry 2021/22 in accordance with Regulation 17 of the School Admissions Regulations 2012. The process of consultation and determination was carried out in accordance with the Admissions Code and associated regulations.

Admission arrangements

In accordance with Regulation 21 of the Regulations and Section 88 of the SSFA 1998, any person or body who considered that any maintained school or Academy’s arrangements are unlawful, or not compliant with the Code or relevant law relating to admissions, can make an objection to the School Adjudicator.

Objections to the Schools Adjudicator

Activity: Environmental Hackathon

Environmental Hackathon and Careers speed networking

On Thursday 28th November, our students participated in an environmental hackathon and received an introduction to the issue of air pollution and how transport vehicles contribute to the decline of air quality. They took part in a competition in which they created a solution to help combat the problem of rising air pollution. A careers speed networking session gave them the chance to speak with various professionals about the world of work and gain insights from the industry.

The activity took place at our UTC in Victoria and was coordinated by the Head of Key Stage 5, Melissa Leveridge.

Aims of the Environmental Hackathon

We have a few places left for 2020

If you are interested in joining us in September 2020, please submit an application form at your earliest convenience. We are a small school and places are filling up quickly.

Apply here

 

Check some pictures from the day!

 

Open Evening Summary

Open Evening Summary

Sir Simon Milton Westminster UTC held on Thursday 3rd October the first Open Evening of this autumn. An overwhelming number of parents and students came along and met our employer partners, teachers and the senior leadership team and found out more about the benefits of studying at the UTC.

A key discussion topic revolved around pathways for progression and opportunities available from our academic and employer partners. We are very grateful to have had with us representatives from:

We have a few places left for 2020

If you are interested in joining us in September 2020, please submit an application form at your earliest convenience. We are a small school and places are filling up quickly.

Apply here

 

Check some pictures from the day!

 

World’s Biggest Coffee Morning

World’s Biggest Coffee Morning for Macmillan Cancer Support‎

Not long to go until the big day, I think it is time we spill the beans. Sir Simon Milton Westminster UTC will be hosting a coffee morning on Friday 27th September at 10:00am on the roof terrace and again at 3.50pm in conjunction with Macmillan Cancer Support. We are inviting all our parents/carers to come and join us and our students even if it is for a quick chat to help raise money for cancer research and to continue to help fund the brilliant work that these nursers do.

There will be varied items on sales such as cakes, tea and coffee. We can fill up your travel mug and supply you with a a sweet breakfast for your morning commute.

Join with us to make a difference to our community and to someone’s life.

We look forward to seeing your there!

First GCSE Results Summary

GCSE Results Day Summary

Here is a brief overview of our GCSE results:

More news to follow…

First A-level and all Sixth Form Results

A-Level and all Sixth Form results

Sir Simon Milton Westminster UTC, Westminster’s pioneering college for students with a flair for engineering, design and sciences has celebrated exam success today as students receive impressive A level and Technical Level Vocational results.

There is much to celebrate with 100% of Design, Engineering and Construction students achieving well in the qualification, with 64% achieving the top grades – A or B – in the award. There was further outstanding success in Engineering, with a number of students achieving Distinction* and Distinction grades – the highest grades available.

Westminster UTC students enjoyed further outstanding success in a range of other subjects – including a 100% pass rate in CTEC Business qualification, a Level 3 qualification designed to prepare students for careers in Business and Enterprise, and further study in this area. Students also achieved an outstanding 100% A*-B pass rate in A Level Spanish, a 100% pass rate in A Level Geography and a 74% pass rate in the Extended Project Qualification.

Notable successes were Alexander Procopiou who achieved Distinction*, B and C and will be progressing to study Mathematics at Birmingham University, and Rheanna Bongo, who with her excellent results in Design, Engineering and Construction and in A Levels Geography, will go on to study Geography and Planning at Bristol University. Kenny Wei Fung achieved a double Distinction* in Design Engineering and Divan Hirani, Ifaz Chowdury and Nazim Miah all achieved A grades in Design, Engineering and Construction. Kenny will progress to the University of Westminster, one of the UTC’s founding partners, to study Engineering.

All graduates of the UTC this year have achieved the grades or higher to go on to courses and employment opportunities that are right for them. Examples of which include paid apprenticeships with Network Rail and Keltbray, employer partners of the UTC, and studies in a range of courses including Civil Engineering, Mathematics, Computer Science, Geography and Planning, Radiography and Psychology at a number of universities including Bristol, Birmingham, Swansea and Kingston.

Commenting on the grades achieved by students who visited the college today to collect their results, the Principal said:

“We are extremely proud of our students for their successes in this, the first round of A Level and Vocational results reported by the college since we opened in 2017.

“I am also delighted that our team of teachers, students and partner organisations, have worked so well together to develop young people who are not only well-rounded as potential employees but can also perform to a high standard on an academic level. These A-level students will now go on to university, a career in the armed forces or an apprenticeship relevant to their studies. Notably, a number of UTC students plan to progress on to further study at the University of Westminster – one of the UTC’s founding partner institutions.

“We look forward in September to welcoming a new intake of young people who will carry on the high standards set by our post-16 students and give themselves a great opportunity to learn, grow and prosper.”

Based in central London in Westminster, Sir Simon Milton Westminster UTC is an engineering and science specialist institution which offers 14-19 year olds more than the traditional GCSE and A-level curriculum. Launched in 2017, Westminster UTC has a mission: ‘to educate the next generation of engineers, designers, scientists, and project managers to succeed in impressive careers in these subjects, and working with our employer partners, to deliver major 21st century infrastructure projects in transport and the built environment in London, the UK and elsewhere in the world.

Students work towards GCSEs and A-levels as well as technical qualifications in engineering and design. The college provides an environment that mirrors the workplace, helping students develop important employability skills to prepare them for a job, apprenticeship or degree when they leave school.

Westminster UTC partners with local businesses and can therefore offer its students hands-on experience of the work environment and also the type of employment that might follow on from their studies.

Westminster UTC has a limited number of spaces remaining for students looking to start Year 10 or Year 12 this September. Young people with a flair for science and engineering are actively encouraged to contact the college as soon as possible by visiting the website for more information, and by attending the UTC’s Year 12 Enrolment Days on 23rd and 27th August 2019.

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Read a summary of our results here:

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First A-level Results Summary

A-Level Results Day Summary

Here is a brief overview of our A-level results:

More news to follow…