Newsletter 6

Welcome

A warm welcome from Mr Finn and Miss Evans – joint headteachers of the UTC. We are looking forward to working with you, our parent and student body, to celebrate, develop and continuously enhance the UTC.

At the start of the new half term, we will be holding an assembly with the whole school to outline our key priorities for the remainder of the year with a relentless focus on high standards, excellent resources and the development of skills for students to succeed in their next steps. Our plans include:

  • Outlines of lesson content and assessments will be sent home to parents for all subjects at the start of the term.
  • A strong focus on preparing students for their next steps through the ‘Focus on the Future’ campaign.
  • Planners will be issued to students to help them improve their organisation skills.


(University of Westminster Fabrication Laboratory)

Innovate: Transport for London

Congratulations to the team of UTC students – some pictured above – who submitted their project to TfL’s national ‘Innovate’ competition in the hope that their ideas about improving the transport network in London will become a reality. The team reached the finals!

They will now present to the Deputy Mayor of London and will gain specialist work experience with TfL.

In other news…

100 per cent of students who have had a careers interview with our specialist careers advisor, Mr Young, now report feeling more certain about their futures. All students will have seen our advisor by the end of the year.

Year 12 started their ‘Focus on the Future’ programme this week, by beginning the planning of their UCAS or higher apprenticeship personal statements. Mr Finn provided students with a model template for planning their statements, and students are invited to discuss their plans regularly with teachers. Good luck Year 12!