A new University Technical College for year olds in South Durham. Driving forward engineering education in the North

Size: px
Start display at page:

Download "A new University Technical College for 14-19 year olds in South Durham. Driving forward engineering education in the North"

Transcription

1 A new University Technical College for year olds in South Durham Driving forward engineering education in the North

2 3 Contents Welcome from the sponsors Welcome from the sponsors 3 1. Introduction 4 2. What is a University Technical College? 4 3. About UTC South Durham Why a UTC in South Durham? 3.2 What benefits will it bring? 3.3 How will the UTC differ from other schools and colleges? 3.4 Who is involved? 3.5 Where will UTC South Durham be based? 4. Studying at UTC South Durham The curriculum 4.2 Apprenticeships 4.3 A day in the life of a student at UTC South Durham 4.4 Behaviour and attendance policy 4.5 Progression routes 5. Admissions Your feedback We want your input 6.2 How to send us your comments 6.3 What will happen to your comments? Firstly, thank you for taking the time to read this document. We hope our ambitious proposal will interest you. As the sponsors of UTC South Durham, we are proposing to the Secretary of State for Education to set up a University Technical College in Newton Aycliffe. Before we do so, we want to put our proposals to a wide group of employers, parents and students, and the education and training community in the area that have an interest in the education of year olds. This document sets out our reasons. We know that the economic growth sectors of advanced manufacturing and engineering are vital to the future of this region. The engineering industry in the region faces significant challenges in recruiting people with the right skills. Part of our response to this challenge is to propose setting up a new institution a University Technical College providing a broad education but focusing on advanced manufacturing and engineering. To get to this stage we have been in discussion with local employers, higher education institutions, schools and colleges. We have the support of local Members of Parliament, local councillors and many members of the local business community. We have made a bid to the Department for Education and this has been accepted, giving permission to proceed to the pre-opening phase. In progressing through this phase, we want to be confident that we have widespread support. This consultation document sets out our blueprint. How to feedback to us and timescales to do so are set out in section 6. Yours sincerely Peter Gallone Darren Cumner Gary Holmes Plant Director UTC South Durham Trustee UTC South Durham Trustee Gestamp Tallent Manufacturing Plant Manager Dean and Pro Vice-Chancellor Hitachi Rail Europe University of Sunderland

3 Introduction Every parent wants their child to get the best education and a satisfying job that helps them reach their potential. That s why two of the area s leading employers and the University of Sunderland have come together to form an Academy Trust that will establish a University Technical College (UTC) for South Durham. The Trust has put forward a proposal to the Secretary of State for Education to create UTC South Durham and open it to students in the surrounding areas. The need for UTC South Durham is based on the accepted evidence that: u The local economy will grow in the advanced manufacturing and engineering sectors, areas that need increasingly skilled people u Advanced manufacturing and engineering will continue to face recruitment issues u Given the chance to learn the right skills, young people in our area have the talent to fill jobs in these sectors This document gives you more information about the UTC South Durham proposal, invites you to help shape its development and, most of all, aims to get young people, parents, carers and employers excited about the project. 3. About UTC South Durham 3.1 Why a UTC in South Durham? Both advanced manufacturing and engineering are crucial to the future success of the North of England. In order to grow, companies in these sectors need many new entrants with higher skill levels, more than ever before. While existing schools and colleges already make a significant contribution to both sectors, local employers consistently report that they need more young people leaving full-time education with higher levels of achievement in core scientific and technical subjects. More companies could also be attracted into the area if we had a higher-skilled young workforce. Moreover, both these sectors are undergoing rapid development. That makes it difficult for young people and their parents or carers to keep up with the new career opportunities. So the UTC is a way of being directly involved as it prepares young people for the future jobs. UTC South Durham aims to address this range of issues through learning that provides outstanding preparation for entry into employment in these sectors, either directly or via higher education. The curriculum will integrate learning through employer-led project activities that foster team working, problem-solving and creative skills as part of developing technical knowledge and expertise. All students studying at UTC South Durham will follow a programme with a strong focus on subjects closely related to advanced manufacturing and engineering. 2. What is a University Technical College? Thirty UTCs are opening nationally with a further twenty due to open by They are state schools funded by the Department for Education. UTCs combine practical and academic studies for young people who are really interested in following particular career paths from the age of 14 or 16. For an organisation to be a UTC it must be: u A new educational institution taking students between the ages of 14 to 19 u Sponsored by a local university u Actively backed by leading local employers The UTC must also offer a new form of learning through: 3.2 What benefits will it bring? UTC South Durham will transform the job prospects of the young people it educates by providing: u Access to world-class facilities focusing on advanced manufacturing and engineering u A curriculum that reflects the latest technological advances u Students with employer-led work experiences u Skills in two areas of economic growth where they are most needed and where future local economic growth will take place u The impetus to encourage growth in sectors that are central to the regeneration of the local economy u Specialising in two employment-related subject areas, as well as providing a core of more general learning relevant to future jobs u Involving employers and the universities in the design and delivery of learning u Creating a business-like learning environment including having a longer working day and academic year

4 How will the UTC differ from other schools and colleges? For young people who are strongly interested in careers in advanced manufacturing and engineering, the UTC will provide a different experience from the schools they have attended before: u They will follow courses of learning that contain a large amount of specialist learning in the two sectors 40% of their time in Years 10 and 11, rising to 60% in Years 12 and 13 u They will engage in project-based learning, led by local employers and backed by the University of Sunderland, providing practical hands-on experience in the skills they will need for employment in the two sectors u They will learn in a setting that aims to follow business routines in dress standards and length of the working day, with a longer academic year and a greater sense of individual responsibility for learning and attainment u There will be many chances to meet and get to know local companies and the range of careers they can offer and for the companies to get to know individual students u At the same time they will be able to benefit from a programme of more general learning and enhancement activities that will help develop all-round employment and life skills u They will gain both general and specialist qualifications u There will be clear progression routes into employment or higher education, with excellent career prospects u Even students who decide on an alternative career path have benefitted from an educational experience that will open many doors for future jobs, education and training 3.4 Who is involved? UTC South Durham will be managed by a new company, an Academy Trust. The Trust has three members: u University of Sunderland u Hitachi Rail Europe u Gestamp Tallent Also on the Board of the UTC is the Executive Principal of Dyke House Sports and Technology College, a high performing secondary Academy judged as Outstanding by Ofsted in their last two inspections. A number of other organisations have backed the project, including: u 3M u A-Tech u Business Durham u Durham County Council u Ebac Group u Great Aycliffe Town Council u Modus u MP for Sedgefield u North East Chamber of Commerce u North East Local Enterprise Partnership u SEMTA u Shepherd Construction u Thorn Lighting The list of organisations that support the UTC South Durham proposal continues to grow. If your organisation wishes to join the list of supporters, please let us know by completing the questionnaire or contacting us at 3.5 Where will UTC South Durham be based? UTC South Durham will be based in the Aycliffe Business Park, a business area where over 10,000 people travel to work every day. The location deliberately reflects the specialism of the UTC and places it next to some of the most advanced manufacturing and engineering facilities in the country, enabling real work experiences to be immediately available to students. The UTC will be based in a new building that is currently being designed to reflect the best practice and innovation in buildings for engineering education. The students are of school age, but the building and UTC ethos will reflect its intermediate position between school and work. UTC South Durham will open in September 2016.

5 Studying at UTC South Durham 4.1 The curriculum The curriculum year old students Technical studies will account for 40% of the curriculum with the other 60% spent on core subjects. All students will study for national qualifications in the advanced engineering and manufacturing specialism. In addition, all students will study a range of GCSEs including Mathematics, English, Dual Science or three separate Sciences (Physics, Chemistry and Biology), and Physical Education. Students will also be able to choose from a range of options for other GCSEs, a range that currently includes a Modern Foreign Language, Geography, History, Electronics, Art and Design, Computer Science and Product Design. Students who wish to gain the English Baccalaureate (five good GCSE passes in core subjects) will thus be able to do so, although this will not be compulsory. Students will also have time dedicated to Citizenship, Careers Education and Guidance, Religious Education, and Personal, Health and Social Education. All students will be involved in the UTC Enrichment Programme offering experiences beyond the formal curriculum. The curriculum post-16 year old students For post-16 students studying at Level 3 (A level and BTEC National) technical studies will account for 60% of the curriculum and core studies 40%. There may also be some post-16 students who follow a Level 2 (GCSE and technician level) course of study. All Level 3 students will study for advanced qualifications in their specialist area and a Mathematics course at Level 3. They will also have the opportunity to take one or two A-level subjects or follow other options. All post-16 students will have time dedicated to Physical Education, Careers Education and Guidance, and Personal, Health and Social Education. All students will be involved in the UTC Enrichment Programme offering experiences beyond the formal curriculum. The curriculum all students Much of the learning will be developed through employer-led cross-curricular projects enhanced by a range of activities which will make every project relevant to every learner. These will include significant experience in the workplace and with the University of Sunderland. 4.2 Apprenticeships It is proposed that entry into apprenticeships be one of the progression routes for students moving on from the UTC either at 16 or 18. The one year Level 2 course at post-16 will be designed with employers as a bespoke pre-apprenticeship course. Delivery of apprenticeships will not be a focus of the UTC, as it aims to offer a different style of learning. However it will co-operate closely with apprenticeship providers and may engage in joint learning activities. Learning at the UTC will be an excellent preparation for taking up an apprenticeship in the specialist sectors if this is the student s preferred route into employment. 4.3 A day in the life of a student at UTC South Durham Students at UTC South Durham will have a working day of: 8.30am-4.30pm except for Tuesday when College will end at 3.30pm. The UTC will operate a 40-week teaching year divided into six terms of broadly equal length, accommodating major holidays and aligning closely with local school holidays. In some subjects, students will be streamed according to their ability. Students at different levels will typically be taught separately, although not always. Every student will be a member of a Young Engineer Company. These companies will provide the pastoral support for students and will act as a vehicle for enterprise, competition and performance management. Through these companies, students will learn the language of business and the relationship between learning and financial gain. 4.4 Behaviour and attendance policy The UTC s sponsors believe that the greatest tools in promoting positive behaviour and good attendance are inspirational teaching allied to an engaging curriculum. The ethos will be one of learning in a modern engineering workplace environment. The culture of UTC South Durham, where it will be common for students to receive employer sponsorship and to share projects with other students, will encourage an ethos of teamwork and interdependence. The emphasis will be on having a healthy competitive spirit, rewarding excellence and supporting improvement, just like in a real workplace. There will be a dress code and positive attitudes and high standards of behaviour will be expected from all students. UTC South Durham will operate the policies and procedures of the local authority and partner schools over exclusions and transfers. 4.5 Progression routes Careers Education and Guidance will have a high priority for the sponsors of the UTC, and we expect every student to progress to a positive destination on leaving the College at 16 or 18. These destinations are higher education, further education, apprenticeship programmes or employment. Given its curriculum focus, progression into engineering will be a specialism of the UTC, but not to the exclusion of the full range of progression alternatives. Every individual student will receive impartial and high quality advice to ensure their successful progression.

6 Admissions Overall approach UTC South Durham will follow the statutory school admissions and appeal codes. These proposals are based on the current code but will be reviewed in the light of any future changes in the law. The UTC will be non-selective but expects students will want to learn about and be interested in careers in engineering technologies, science and mathematics. Admission numbers The UTC will admit the following numbers of students for the years 2016/2017, 2017/18 and 2018/19: 2016/ / /19 Year Year Year Year TOTAL There will be an automatic right of transfer to the post-16 section of the UTC from Year 11 for UTC students who meet the minimum entry requirements. The number of Year 12 places available for new entrants will reflect the number of available places up to the overall 150-place limit. Admissions above these numbers would only occur in exceptional cases and would require the agreement of the Secretary of State for Education. Year 10 (post-14) admissions If the number of applicants to the UTC for Year 10 entry is 120/150 or less then all applicants will be admitted. All pupils with Education, Health and Care plans or a Statement of Special Educational Needs naming UTC South Durham will be admitted. If the number of applicants for Year 10 entry exceeds the 120/150 places available then the following over-subscription criteria will apply: Criterion 1: Children in Public Care (Looked After Children and previously Looked After Children). Criterion 2: Siblings of students enrolled at UTC South Durham at the time of application. Criterion 3: Remaining places will be allocated by distance from the UTC, with those living closest being given priority admission. Distance will be measured using electronic measurement, by a straight line from the front door of the student s home address to the front door of UTC South Durham using computer software. All processes of random allocation under these arrangements will be supervised by someone independent of UTC South Durham. Year 12 (post-16) admissions Of the 120/150 places for Year 12, approximately 75% will be for students following Level 3 courses and 25% for students following a Level 2 programme, though these proportions will be flexibly applied in the interests of meeting student needs. For those students admitted to Year 12 at Level 2 we will where appropriate enable their subsequent progression to a Level 3 programme. Entry requirements Level 3 admissions All applicants for Level 3 admission, whether transferring internally and applying from outside, will normally need to meet a minimum entry requirement of five GCSE passes at A* - C, including English and Mathematics. There may be additional requirements to follow specific courses, details of which will be published in advance in the UTC prospectus. Entry requirements Level 2 admissions All applicants for Level 2 admission, whether transferring internally or applying from outside, will normally need to meet a minimum entry requirement of five GCSE passes at A* - E, or equivalent, including English and Mathematics. Admission process for Year 12 Level 2 and 3 Where the number of external applications for Year 12 which meet the entry requirements exceeds the number of available places, the same process described for Year 10 entry will be followed. The UTC may waive the Year 12 entry requirements, at either Level 2 or 3, for an individual where their failure to meet these requirements results from exceptional circumstances, such as a family bereavement, serious illness or similar adverse factor, or if the applicant provides further evidence of their suitability for the course. These instances will, however, be rare and will require the approval of the UTC Board. Appeals Unsuccessful applicants will have a right of appeal to an Independent Appeals Panel. The appeals panel will follow the arrangements generally adopted for Durham schools, with panel members independent of the UTC, and parents and young people being offered guidance and invited to attend the panel. Waiting lists Where in any year the UTC receives more eligible applications than there are places available, a waiting list will be maintained by the UTC until the end of the first UTC term after the start of the school year. It will be open to any parent to ask for their child s name to be placed on the waiting list. If and when places become available they will be allocated to those on the waiting list in line with the over-subscription criteria. Management of applications In the first year of operation application forms for both year groups should be returned to the UTC by Easter In subsequent years we expect the admissions process will fall in line with the Durham County Council timetable. Each year a prospectus will be published by September containing information for applicants wishing to join the UTC the following September, including admissions arrangements and details of open evenings and opportunities to visit the UTC (or alternative venue before the UTC building is completed in September 2016). These details will also be made available for inclusion in the combined information published by all the local authorities covered by UTC admissions. A final version of the admissions policy will be available on our website in February 2015.

7 12 6. Your feedback 6.1 We want your input A seven-week consultation period to collect feedback and discuss the future of UTC South Durham begins on Monday 12 January and runs to Friday 27 February This is your opportunity to help us shape UTC South Durham and ensure that it serves the young people, parents and carers, educational community and employers in the South Durham area. 6.2 How to send us your comments There are two ways for you to give us your feedback. 1. Go to our website and complete the online survey: 2. Complete the printed survey and return it to us in the enclosed Freepost envelope. Please respond by 27 February What will happen to your comments? All feedback will be analysed and presented to the Department for Education. It will be used as part of the evidence on which it will consider whether to enter into a funding agreement with the Trust. It will influence further development of the UTC. A summary of the feedback will feature on

A new University Technical College for Sheffield s 14 19 year olds

A new University Technical College for Sheffield s 14 19 year olds Sheffield UTC Academy Trust A new University Technical College for Sheffield s 14 19 year olds Consultation document www.sheffieldutc.co.uk Contents Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page

More information

ANNEX 2 THE ADMISSION OF STUDENTS TO ASHCROFT TECHNOLOGY ACADEMY

ANNEX 2 THE ADMISSION OF STUDENTS TO ASHCROFT TECHNOLOGY ACADEMY ANNEX 2 THE ADMISSION OF STUDENTS TO ASHCROFT TECHNOLOGY ACADEMY 1. This document sets out the admission arrangements for Ashcroft Technology Academy (the Academy). These arrangements are without prejudice

More information

WYVERN TECHNOLOGY COLLEGE POLICY NUMBER 7 CURRICULUM POLICY

WYVERN TECHNOLOGY COLLEGE POLICY NUMBER 7 CURRICULUM POLICY PAGE 1 OF 8 WYVERN TECHNOLOGY COLLEGE POLICY NUMBER 7 CURRICULUM POLICY PURPOSE The purpose of this policy is to provide the framework within which Wyvern Technology College will carry out its responsibility

More information

About the Partnership The Concorde Partnership is based on shared 14-19 education between 5 local institutions with a common vision and approach:

About the Partnership The Concorde Partnership is based on shared 14-19 education between 5 local institutions with a common vision and approach: Concorde Partnership PGCE School Direct training to teach 2TZ3 Computer Science 2016-17 Training Provider Information About the Partnership The Concorde Partnership is based on shared 14-19 education between

More information

Application Pack University Technical College Plymouth

Application Pack University Technical College Plymouth Application Pack University Technical College Plymouth 1 P a g e UTC Plymouth Park Ave Devonport Plymouth PL1 4RL W: www.utcplymouth.org T: 01752 284250 9 January 2014 Dear Applicant UTC Plymouth Staff

More information

Aston University. Engineering Academy Birmingham

Aston University. Engineering Academy Birmingham Aston University Engineering Academy Birmingham Foreword As the sponsor for the proposed Aston University Engineering Academy I am delighted to have this opportunity to share our plans with you and look

More information

The Leigh Technology Academy Admissions Procedures

The Leigh Technology Academy Admissions Procedures The Leigh Technology Academy Admissions Procedures 1. Arrangements for Admission This document sets out the admission arrangements for The Leigh Technology Academy. These arrangements are without prejudice

More information

WEST LAKES ACADEMY ADMISSIONS POLICY 2015/16

WEST LAKES ACADEMY ADMISSIONS POLICY 2015/16 WEST LAKES ACADEMY ADMISSIONS POLICY 2015/16 APPROVED ADMISSIONS FOR WEST LAKES ACADEMY 1. This document sets out the admission arrangements for West Lakes Academy in accordance with Annex 2 to the Funding

More information

Skegness Grammar School

Skegness Grammar School School report Skegness Grammar School Vernon Road, Skegness, PE25 2QS Inspection dates 13 14 May 2014 Overall effectiveness Previous inspection: Not previously inspected This inspection: Good 2 Achievement

More information

Include Oxfordshire. Summary of key findings. P r o t e c t I n s p e c t i o n School report. Inspection dates 20 21 February 2013

Include Oxfordshire. Summary of key findings. P r o t e c t I n s p e c t i o n School report. Inspection dates 20 21 February 2013 P r o t e c t I n s p e c t i o n School report Include Oxfordshire East Oxford Community Centre, Princess Road, Oxford, OX4 1DD Inspection dates 20 21 February 2013 Overall effectiveness 2 Pupils achievement

More information

Portslade Aldridge Community Academy Science Academy Prospectus

Portslade Aldridge Community Academy Science Academy Prospectus Portslade Aldridge Community Academy Science Academy Prospectus Mission Statement Our mission is to change lives and bring about positive outcomes for all our learners. The Science Academy holds an ethos

More information

Understanding the UK education system

Understanding the UK education system Understanding the UK education system The education system in the UK is currently undergoing perhaps more change than at any time since the 1944 Butler Education Act. There are now a huge range of schools

More information

Oakbank Secondary Free School Principal Designate

Oakbank Secondary Free School Principal Designate Oakbank Secondary Free School Principal Designate Oakbank will be an outstanding and happy school where all students are empowered, through knowledge and self-confidence, to take responsibility for themselves

More information

A Framework for Governance: A flexible guide to strategic planning

A Framework for Governance: A flexible guide to strategic planning Improving governance for schools A Framework for Governance: A flexible guide to strategic planning January 2015 Improving School Governance 2 Improving governance for schools Why a Framework for Governance

More information

Citizenship education in Northern Ireland, Wales, Scotland and England

Citizenship education in Northern Ireland, Wales, Scotland and England Citizenship education in Northern Ireland, Wales, Scotland and England Northern Ireland The Northern Ireland curriculum is described as six Areas of Learning at key stages 1 and 2: Language and Literacy

More information

take 5 simple steps further... POST SIXTEEN PROVISION

take 5 simple steps further... POST SIXTEEN PROVISION POST SIXTEEN PROVISION I m delighted that you re considering for your studies. Choosing where to continue your education is a major decision and I believe that is the right choice. is a brand new post-16

More information

Childcare, Health and Care

Childcare, Health and Care Childcare, Health and Care Do you aspire to pursue a career within the education, health or care sector? Whether you are looking for a career as a nursery assistant, nursery officer, early year s practitioner,

More information

/ Doctorate of Business Administration

/ Doctorate of Business Administration / Doctorate of Business Administration Sunderland Business School s Doctorate of Business Administration programme (DBA) is a stimulating, innovative programme which has been developed to strengthen your

More information

Mcensal School of Fashion Design Prospectus

Mcensal School of Fashion Design Prospectus Mcensal School of Fashion Design Prospectus 0 Raising fashion standards www.msf.co.ke www.facebook.com/mcensal school of fashion www.twitter.com/mcensal school of fashion www.youtube.com./mcensal school

More information

THE CHEADLE COLLEGE THE CHEADLE COLLEGE. college guide

THE CHEADLE COLLEGE THE CHEADLE COLLEGE. college guide college guide ambitious to be an outstanding college within its community, and for its community. STUDENTS BETWEEN lessons Our grades have improved every year for the past five years The Cheadle College

More information

Your child, your schools, our future:

Your child, your schools, our future: A commitment from The Children s Plan Your child, your schools, our future: building a 21st century schools system SUMMARY Building a 21st century schools system Summary 1 Summary Chapter 1 Our ambition

More information

OAKMEAD COLLEGE OF TECHNOLOGY PROSPECTUS. Ambitious for all our Community. 2014 www.into-exchange.com

OAKMEAD COLLEGE OF TECHNOLOGY PROSPECTUS. Ambitious for all our Community. 2014 www.into-exchange.com OAKMEAD COLLEGE OF TECHNOLOGY PROSPECTUS Ambitious for all our Community Welcome to Oakmead College of Technology Dear Parents and Students I am delighted to give you this chance to find out more about

More information

BICESTER TECHNOLOGY STUDIO. Training tomorrow s business leaders and technological innovators

BICESTER TECHNOLOGY STUDIO. Training tomorrow s business leaders and technological innovators BICESTER TECHNOLOGY STUDIO Training tomorrow s business leaders and technological innovators Bicester Technology Studio 1 WELCOME Bicester Technology Studio is a new school offering a whole new approach

More information

Farnham Heath End School

Farnham Heath End School Farnham Heath End School Information Pack for Applicants Letter from the Headteacher Dear applicant Welcome to Farnham Heath End School. I know that choosing a school is for the next stage in your career

More information

Heriot-Watt University Undergraduate Admissions Policy. 1. Admissions Statement

Heriot-Watt University Undergraduate Admissions Policy. 1. Admissions Statement Heriot-Watt University Undergraduate Admissions Policy 1. Admissions Statement 2. Admissions processes 2.1 Applications 2.2 Decisions 2.3 Offers 2.4 Responding to offers 2.5 Applicant Visits 2.6 Applicants

More information

Contents. A very warm welcome to Jubilee Primary School

Contents. A very warm welcome to Jubilee Primary School PROSPECTUS 2016 Contents Welcome 3 Vision & Ethos 5 How is Jubilee Primary School different? 7 Our curriculum 13 Parental Involvement 15 Admissions 17 A very warm welcome to Jubilee Primary School I am

More information

The future of STEM education. A National Science Learning Centre White Paper

The future of STEM education. A National Science Learning Centre White Paper The future of STEM education A National Science Learning Centre White Paper What should the future of STEM education look like? The National Science Learning Centre recently brought together headteachers,

More information

Apprenticeships in. Motor Vehicle Maintenance and Repair

Apprenticeships in. Motor Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Apprenticeships in Motor Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Accelerate your ambitions Future proof your business by investing in apprenticeships. Latest research by the Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI)

More information

Learning Support Assistant Oasis Academy John Williams

Learning Support Assistant Oasis Academy John Williams Learning Support Assistant Oasis Academy John Williams Welcome to Oasis Academy John Williams! It is an exciting time to be part of Oasis Academy John Williams; we moved into our brand new state of the

More information

Media Technician. Application Pack

Media Technician. Application Pack Media Technician Application Pack Contents A Message from the Principal 2 What is an Academy? 3 About the Sponsor 3 The Vision for Brompton Academy 3 Science & Arts Specialisms 4 ICT Vision 4 The Academy

More information

The Norwegian School in London

The Norwegian School in London The Norwegian School in London DfE registration number 315/6072 Unique Reference Number (URN) 102693 Inspection number 386836 Inspection dates 2 3 October 2012 Reporting inspector Anne Duffy HMI The Office

More information

KINGS COLLEGE GUILDFORD

KINGS COLLEGE GUILDFORD College Guildford Executive Principal: Danny Moloney Principal: Kate Carriett Kings College Guildford Southway, Guildford, Surrey GU2 8DU Tel: 01483 458 956 Fax: 01483 458 957 E-Mail: info@kingscollegeguildford.com

More information

INDEPENDENT SCHOOLS INSPECTORATE

INDEPENDENT SCHOOLS INSPECTORATE INDEPENDENT SCHOOLS INSPECTORATE ST MARY S SCHOOL ASCOT INTERIM INSPECTION INDEPENDENT SCHOOLS INSPECTORATE St Mary s School Ascot Full Name of School DfE Number 868/6002 Registered Charity Number 290286

More information

Course Guide for Senior Phase Pupils

Course Guide for Senior Phase Pupils A College and Schools Partnership Course Guide for Senior Phase Pupils BORDERS COLLEGE Charity No: SC021180 2015 / 2016 Borders College Schools Academy For general enquiries contact: Lesley Mitchell T:

More information

The Kingswood School Inspection report

The Kingswood School Inspection report The Kingswood School Inspection report Unique Reference Number Local Authority Inspection number Inspection dates Reporting inspector 1115 Northamptonshire 1419 67 September 007 Alan Clamp HMI This inspection

More information

WALSALL STUDIO SCHOOL. transforming your future... Small School, Big Difference PROSPECTUS FOR 2013 ENTRY

WALSALL STUDIO SCHOOL. transforming your future... Small School, Big Difference PROSPECTUS FOR 2013 ENTRY WALSALL transforming your future... Small School, Big Difference PROSPECTUS FOR 2013 ENTRY WELCOME TO WALSALL & SIXTH FORM CONTENTS Contents SECTION ONE INTRODUCTION Introduction to Walsall Studio School

More information

design. engineer. innovate

design. engineer. innovate design. engineer. innovate Prospectus 2016 02 South Bank Engineering UTC Trust is privileged to be responsible for this distinctive college offering academically strong and employment-focused technical

More information

Application Pack Science Technician University Technical College Plymouth

Application Pack Science Technician University Technical College Plymouth Application Pack Science Technician University Technical College Plymouth 1 P a g e Contents 1. Letter from the Chair of Plymouth UTC Ltd. 2. Background information 3. The Advertisement 4. Job Description

More information

Nethergate School. Summary of key findings for parents and pupils. School report. Inspection dates 13 14 March 2014

Nethergate School. Summary of key findings for parents and pupils. School report. Inspection dates 13 14 March 2014 School report Nethergate School Swansdowne Drive, Clifton, Nottingham, NG11 8HX Inspection dates 13 14 March 2014 Overall effectiveness Previous inspection: Not previously inspected This inspection: Good

More information

HOLLAND PARK SCHOOL 2016 to 2017

HOLLAND PARK SCHOOL 2016 to 2017 HOLLAND PARK SCHOOL 2016 to 2017 POLICY ADMISSIONS STATUS STATUTORY PRINCIPLES We are committed to: Ensuring every young person accesses their right to learn. Holland Park welcomes every child regardless

More information

CHADWELL HEATH ACADEMY

CHADWELL HEATH ACADEMY CHADWELL HEATH ACADEMY APPOINTMENT OF TEACHER WITHIN THE DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICAL EDUCATION DETAILS FOR APPLICANTS Chadwell Heath Academy a company limited by guarantee, registered in England with number

More information

About the Trust Frequently Asked Questions

About the Trust Frequently Asked Questions About the Trust Frequently Asked Questions Welcome A very warm welcome from the Tauheedul Education Trust. We are an academy trust based in Blackburn, Lancashire. We run Muslim faith based and non-faith

More information

South Axholme Community School

South Axholme Community School School report South Axholme Community School Burnham Road, Epworth, Doncaster, DN9 1BY Inspection dates 30 31 January 2013 Overall effectiveness Previous inspection: Not previously inspected This inspection:

More information

Cambridge Home School Prospectus

Cambridge Home School Prospectus Cambridge Home School Prospectus Contents A Cambridge Education Online. Based in Cambridge, Cambridge Qualifications Introduction 1 School Ethos 2 How it Works 3 The Online Classroom 4 Discussion Boards

More information

Teaching in Secondary Schools. Department of Education and Children. Rheynn Ynsee as Paitchyn

Teaching in Secondary Schools. Department of Education and Children. Rheynn Ynsee as Paitchyn Teaching in Secondary Schools Department of Education and Children Rheynn Ynsee as Paitchyn October 2014 Teaching in Secondary Schools Education and Training Unlike teachers in primary schools, secondary

More information

AMiE News December Update

AMiE News December Update AMiE News December Update I hope you have had a good term. The following are summaries of some of the more important news items which impact upon leaders and managers that have emerged recently. Where

More information

Thames Christian College

Thames Christian College Thames Christian College Independent school inspection report DCSF registration number 212/6403 Unique Reference Number (URN) 132237 Inspection number 353819 Inspection dates 28 April 2010 Reporting inspector

More information

Holy Family Catholic High School, Carlton

Holy Family Catholic High School, Carlton School report Holy Family Catholic High School, Carlton Longhedge Lane, Carlton, Goole, DN14 9NS Inspection dates 11 12 June 2013 Overall effectiveness Previous inspection: Good 2 This inspection: Good

More information

www.abbeybirmingham.co.uk

www.abbeybirmingham.co.uk + www.abbeybirmingham.co.uk Achieving Success Together A Warm Welcome From The Principal Abbey College Birmingham was founded in 1992 and is part of the Alpha Plus Group of schools and colleges. Since

More information

Higham Lane School, A Business & Enterprise College

Higham Lane School, A Business & Enterprise College School report Higham Lane School, A Business & Enterprise College Shanklin Drive, Nuneaton, CV10 0BJ Inspection dates 9 10 October 2013 Overall effectiveness Previous inspection: Not previously inspected

More information

Teaching in secondary schools. Department of Education and Children

Teaching in secondary schools. Department of Education and Children Teaching in secondary schools Department of Education and Children November 2012 Teaching in secondary schools Education and training Unlike teachers in primary schools, secondary teachers are almost always

More information

Admissions Arrangements

Admissions Arrangements Admissions Arrangements Name: University Technical College Daventry (Daventry UTC) Introduction 1. This document sets out the admission arrangements for the New Technologies University Technical College

More information

Foundation Degree. Sports Studies

Foundation Degree. Sports Studies Foundation Degree Sports Studies 55 50 45 40 35 5 10 15 20 25 30 Foundation Degree What is a Foundation degree? Foundation degrees are intermediate level Higher Education qualifications which are delivered

More information

Ofsted Subject Conference Report: Design & Technology

Ofsted Subject Conference Report: Design & Technology Ofsted Subject Conference Report: Design & Technology Title: Venue: GCSE Engineering in schools Institution of Electrical Engineers, London Date: 22 June, 2004 Speakers: Peter Toft HMI, Specialist Subject

More information

Improving schools. A guide to recent Ofsted reports to support school improvement

Improving schools. A guide to recent Ofsted reports to support school improvement A guide to recent Ofsted reports to support school improvement Foreword by Her Majesty s Chief Inspector Contents Foreword 3 Introduction 5 Getting to good 6 Moving English forward 8 Mathematics: made

More information

Sharing Innovative Approaches to Delivering 16-19 Study Programmes Gateway Sixth Form College

Sharing Innovative Approaches to Delivering 16-19 Study Programmes Gateway Sixth Form College Sharing Innovative Approaches to Delivering 16-19 Study Programmes Gateway Sixth Form College Study Programmes have provided the opportunity to design the timetable to meet the students needs and prepare

More information

Chief Executive and Principal

Chief Executive and Principal Chief Executive and Principal Starting school year 2015 2016 Internationally JSD Essentials British 1 Chief Executive and Principal Starting school year 2015 2016 The British School in The Netherlands

More information

Information pack for the role of Education and Development Project Manager Find a Future

Information pack for the role of Education and Development Project Manager Find a Future Information pack for the role of Education and Development Project Manager Find a Future August 2015 Context Find a Future is the educational organisation that brings together WorldSkills UK Skills Competitions,

More information

WHOLE SCHOOL THEMES. Understanding of the consequences of their behaviour and actions.

WHOLE SCHOOL THEMES. Understanding of the consequences of their behaviour and actions. WHOLE SCHOOL THEMES Giving Nation is a fantastic vehicle for supporting your delivery of SMSC across an entire year group. Through running student-led social action young people research, design & deliver

More information

Annex: Proposed Criteria for Accredited School Providers and Accredited Schools Groups

Annex: Proposed Criteria for Accredited School Providers and Accredited Schools Groups Annex: Proposed Criteria for Accredited School Providers and Accredited Schools Groups 1 Introduction The criteria set out in this document require educational institutions, and consortia of non educational

More information

System leadership prospectus

System leadership prospectus Inspiring leaders to improve children s lives Schools and academies System leadership prospectus Resource Contents 1. Introduction...3 2. Specialist leaders of education...5 3. Local leaders of education...6

More information

Plus. St Benedict s Catholic High School Sixth Form. September 2016

Plus. St Benedict s Catholic High School Sixth Form. September 2016 St Benedict s Catholic High School Sixth Form Plus BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Business BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Health & Social Care BTEC Level 3 Certificate in WorkSkills September 2016 St Benedict s Catholic

More information

Woodland Community Primary School

Woodland Community Primary School School report Woodland Community Primary School Heathgate, Birch Green, Skelmersdale, WN8 6QH Inspection dates 23 24 April 2013 Overall effectiveness Previous inspection: Outstanding 1 This inspection:

More information

The Becket School. Summary of key findings for parents and pupils. School report. Inspection dates 10 11 October 2012

The Becket School. Summary of key findings for parents and pupils. School report. Inspection dates 10 11 October 2012 School report The Becket School The Becket Way, Wilford Lane, West Bridgford, NG2 7QY Inspection dates 10 11 October 2012 Overall effectiveness Previous inspection: Not previously inspected This inspection:

More information

De La Salle College Jersey

De La Salle College Jersey De La Salle College Jersey CONTENTS: PAGE 3 Message From The Headteachers PAGE 4 PAGE 7 PAGE 10 PAGE 13 PAGE 14 PAGE 16 The Spirit of De La Salle Starting The Journey Reaching The Highest Potential Celebrating

More information

McDonald s. Prospectus

McDonald s. Prospectus McDonald s Prospectus Contents A WORD FROM OUR CHIEF EXECUTIVE 2 TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT 4 OUR CAREER PATH 6 JOB ROLES #1 CREW MEMBER 08 #2 APPRENTICE 10 #3 CUSTOMER CARE ASSISTANT 12 #4 CREW TRAINER

More information

APPRENTICESHIPS EMPLOYERS GUIDE

APPRENTICESHIPS EMPLOYERS GUIDE APPRENTICESHIPS EMPLOYERS GUIDE WELCOME I am delighted to welcome you to this practical guide which aims to help businesses implement the Apprenticeship programmes offered at Seevic College. We have delivered

More information

Multi-skilled Vehicle Collision Repair (England)

Multi-skilled Vehicle Collision Repair (England) Multi-skilled Vehicle Collision Repair (England) Latest framework version? Please use this link to see if this is the latest issued version of this framework: afo.sscalliance.org/frameworkslibrary/index.cfm?id=fr02283

More information

STEM Learning Assistant

STEM Learning Assistant STEM Learning Assistant Recruitment Pack STEM Learning Assistant Term Time Only Contents: 1. Principal s Letter 2. About the Sponsor 3. Job Description 4. Person Specification 5. Information for Candidates

More information

Teacher of Mathematics with subject/course responsibilities

Teacher of Mathematics with subject/course responsibilities Teacher of Mathematics with subject/course responsibilities An experienced teacher is required from 1 st September 2015 to teach and take responsibility for A- Level and GCSE Mathematics within the successful

More information

Handsworth Christian School

Handsworth Christian School Handsworth Christian School DfE registration number 373/6026 Unique Reference Number (URN) 107167 Inspection number 397597 Inspection dates 16 17 May 2012 Reporting inspector Amraz Ali HMI The Office for

More information

PROGRAMME SPECIFICATION. Foundation Degree (Working with Children: Education and Well-Being) Foundation Degree / Foundation Certificate

PROGRAMME SPECIFICATION. Foundation Degree (Working with Children: Education and Well-Being) Foundation Degree / Foundation Certificate PROGRAMME SPECIFICATION Foundation Degree (Working with Children: Education and Well-Being) Awarding institution: Institute of Education, University of London Teaching institution: Institute of Education,

More information

Post Title: Teacher of HND/HNC Music Production

Post Title: Teacher of HND/HNC Music Production Post Title: Teacher of HND/HNC Music Production Summary Job Description and Person Specification The College: An Overview New College, Telford is currently going through an exciting period of change and

More information

North Warwickshire and Hinckley College

North Warwickshire and Hinckley College Sharing Innovative Approaches to Implementing 16 19 Study Programmes North Warwickshire and Hinckley College The college has integrated the use of Skills Competitions to enhance, stretch and develop students

More information

Consultation on careers guidance for schools, sixth form colleges and further education institutions

Consultation on careers guidance for schools, sixth form colleges and further education institutions Consultation on careers guidance for schools, sixth form colleges and further education institutions Consultation Response Form The closing date is: 1 August 2012 Your comments must reach us by that date.

More information

Retake - A Fresh Start. Your chance to excel, to gain new qualifications and to upgrade your results

Retake - A Fresh Start. Your chance to excel, to gain new qualifications and to upgrade your results Retake - A Fresh Start Your chance to excel, to gain new qualifications and to upgrade your results Retake A Fresh Start CCSS offers students the perfect opportunity for a fresh start. Whether at A Level

More information

Diploma in Business, Administration and Finance. An Introduction. Improving choice Improving chances

Diploma in Business, Administration and Finance. An Introduction. Improving choice Improving chances Diploma in Business, Administration and Finance An Introduction Improving choice Improving chances Diploma in Business, Administration and Finance A Brief Introduction to Business, Administration and Finance

More information

Rationale for Inspiring the Future

Rationale for Inspiring the Future Rationale for Inspiring the Future Research evidence shows that there is a practical need for Inspiring the Future. Here is a summary of the main issues. Improving career choices, employment and social

More information

Navigate the changes in special educational needs and disability (SEND) provision

Navigate the changes in special educational needs and disability (SEND) provision How to Navigate the changes in special educational needs and disability (SEND) provision For parents and carers supporting children affected by literacy difficulties including dyslexia. www.dyslexiaaction.org.uk

More information

Department of Education. My course has opened up new ways of thinking for me. it s what you think that matters. lifechanging

Department of Education. My course has opened up new ways of thinking for me. it s what you think that matters. lifechanging My course has opened up new ways of thinking for me it s what you think that matters lifechanging Department of Education The Department of Education within the Faculty of Education and Society is concerned

More information

Services for Schools & Colleges 2016. Schools & Colleges Liaison www.aston.ac.uk/schliaison

Services for Schools & Colleges 2016. Schools & Colleges Liaison www.aston.ac.uk/schliaison Services for Schools & Colleges 2016 Schools & Colleges Liaison www.aston.ac.uk/schliaison Aston University Founded in 1895 and a University since 1966, Aston is a long established researchled University

More information

This document has been archived International Strategic Leadership of ICT (I-SLICT) programme

This document has been archived International Strategic Leadership of ICT (I-SLICT) programme Inspiring leaders to improve children s lives This document has been archived International Strategic Leadership of ICT (I-SLICT) programme www.education.gov.uk/nationalcollege/international Prospectus

More information

Knowsley Community College

Knowsley Community College Knowsley Community College Inspection report Provider reference 130486 Published date April 2008 Audience Post-sixteen Published date April 2008 Provider reference 130486 Inspection report: Knowsley Community

More information

How to Study A-Levels with Open Study College

How to Study A-Levels with Open Study College How to Study A-Levels with Open Study College Home learning with a difference 2 www.openstudycollege.com Dear Student, As well as being an inspiring stage of your education, A-Levels should also help you

More information

Part Time Psychology Lecturer. 17.58-23.03 per hour. 33.5 hours per week. Sixth Form Centre. Cheltenham. Head of Sixth Form

Part Time Psychology Lecturer. 17.58-23.03 per hour. 33.5 hours per week. Sixth Form Centre. Cheltenham. Head of Sixth Form Post number: P017 Closing date: 10:00pm on Sunday 11 October 2015 Interview Date: Wednesday 21 October 2015 We are committed to ensuring all individuals are valued and work in a safe environment, promoting

More information

Application Information

Application Information Application Information MSc Occupational Therapy (Pre-registration) School of Rehabilitation and Health Sciences Faculty of Health and Social Sciences 2016-2017 Entry Start date: January 2017 Application

More information

engineering engineering?

engineering engineering? What is engineering engineering?? Engineer Engineering is behind everything from your smartphone and hair styling products to the lights you switch on and the shoes on your feet. So, if you enjoy maths

More information

Statutory Public Consultation For Highfield Humanities College Academy Conversion

Statutory Public Consultation For Highfield Humanities College Academy Conversion Statutory Public Consultation For Highfield Humanities College Academy Conversion This consultation will begin on 23rd September 2015 and will finish on 21st October 2015 1 Contents 1. Introduction...3

More information

Market Research Analyst

Market Research Analyst Market Research Analyst Introduction Market research analysts explain the results of surveys such as questionnaires and opinion polls. They process, analyse and present information in statistical and report

More information

Nottingham Trent University Course Specification

Nottingham Trent University Course Specification Nottingham Trent University Course Specification Basic Course Information 1. Awarding Institution: Nottingham Trent University 2. School/Campus: School of Animal, Rural & Environmental Sciences / Brackenhurst

More information

Careers Guidance Action Plan. Government Response to Recommendations from Ofsted s Thematic Review and National Careers Council s Report

Careers Guidance Action Plan. Government Response to Recommendations from Ofsted s Thematic Review and National Careers Council s Report Careers Guidance Action Plan Government to Recommendations from Ofsted s Thematic Review and National Careers Council s Report September 2013 Contents Introduction 3 Government to Ofsted s Thematic Review

More information

2014 School and College Performance Tables. Statement of Intent

2014 School and College Performance Tables. Statement of Intent 2014 School and College Performance Tables Statement of Intent July 2014 Table of Contents Introduction... 3 Primary performance tables... 4 Future developments... 4 Secondary performance tables... 5 Future

More information

Hartshill School. Summary of key findings for parents and pupils. School report. Inspection dates 24 25 April 2013

Hartshill School. Summary of key findings for parents and pupils. School report. Inspection dates 24 25 April 2013 School report Hartshill School Church Road, Hartshill, Nuneaton, CV10 0NA Inspection dates 24 25 April 2013 Overall effectiveness Previous inspection: Satisfactory 3 This inspection: Good 2 Achievement

More information

Veterinary Science. Undergraduate

Veterinary Science. Undergraduate Undergraduate Veterinary Science Bristol Veterinary School s degree (BVSc) is accredited by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS). You will not just qualify to practise as a veterinary surgeon

More information

Bishop Burton College

Bishop Burton College Bishop Burton College Inspection report Provider reference 130584 Published date July 2009 Audience Post-sixteen Published date July 2009 Provider reference 130584 Inspection report: Bishop Burton College,

More information

Appendix 1. Primary School Sport Funding

Appendix 1. Primary School Sport Funding Appendix 1 Primary School Sport Funding The Government is providing funding of 150 million per annum for academic years 2013/14 and 2014/15 to provide new, substantial primary school sport funding. This

More information

Diploma in Hair and Beauty Studies

Diploma in Hair and Beauty Studies Diploma in Hair and Beauty Studies A Brief Introduction Improving choice Improving chances A Brief Introduction to the Hair and Beauty Sector in the UK In an increasingly image-conscious society the hair

More information

Master of Nutrition (leading to Registration as a Dietitian). University of Nottingham, School of Biosciences

Master of Nutrition (leading to Registration as a Dietitian). University of Nottingham, School of Biosciences Master of Nutrition (leading to Registration as a Dietitian). University of Nottingham, School of Biosciences Frequently Asked Questions We are often asked for further information about our course and

More information

Your introduction to CIPD training with Home Learning College

Your introduction to CIPD training with Home Learning College Your introduction to CIPD training with Home Learning College 1 Introduction Thank you for considering Home Learning College for your CIPD qualification studies. We would like to lead you through our learning

More information

Phoenix College. 40 Christchurch Road, Reading, RG2 7AY. Inspection dates 15 16 October 2014

Phoenix College. 40 Christchurch Road, Reading, RG2 7AY. Inspection dates 15 16 October 2014 Phoenix College 40 Christchurch Road, Reading, RG2 7AY Inspection dates 15 16 October 2014 Overall effectiveness Previous inspection: Good 2 This inspection: Good 2 Leadership and management Good 2 Behaviour

More information