Newsletter 6 February 2017

February 6, 2017 3:11 pm

6 February 2017

Dear Parents/Guardians,

After a busy week, life at Lincoln UTC has been a little calmer. However, ‘calm’ is a relative term and our community remains vibrant with purpose. I am delighted to announce that Mrs Sophie Whitehead has been appointed to the role of Head of KS4. This appointment completes our pastoral team as she joins Mr Archer (Behaviour and Attendance) and Mrs Brace (Head of KS5) in ensuring that the progress of your sons and daughters is supported by a coordinated and well-informed group of professionals.

On Monday, our Mathematics Department, led and hosted a Further Mathematics training session for teachers. Mr Little and his Year 10 Business students got to grips with a Unit called ‘Promoting a Brand’. As part of their assignment students must research brand and branding. Soper BMW helped the students understand the concept of branding when their Marketing Executive brought with her a Mini car. This direct experience illustrated the 4 P’s (Place, Product, Price and Promotion) that students need to understand for their assignment. Business is high on the agenda at the moment with Year 12 students at a local conference, BGU launching a Young Entrepreneurship Challenge and a Year 10 team off to the finals of The Real Business Challenge. We wish them good luck! We also received the results of the Biology Olympiad competition and I would like to congratulate Jessica Wyatt for her performance which received a ‘Commended’. Congratulations are also in order to Jake Wright, Amy Pead and James Loveday as this week’s winners of Achievers’ of the Week awards.

Earlier in the week, the Science and Engineering departments, were discussing with the RAF how we can cooperate in the delivery of some exciting projects, whist I was talking to another branch of the RAF about how we can work together on contextualising of the curriculum. These initiatives underline our commitment to making learning real as our students develop their ‘workplace ready’ skills. In the week ahead, we host the Royal Navy as well as NatWest. We will also be represented at William Farr and Sir William Robertson Open days whilst our support of independent career advice sees Mrs Doughty offering mock interviews at Cherry Willingham. Mrs Doughty is very impressed with the Year 10 and 12 students who are preparing for Work Experience week. Many have already found their own placements: the range is exciting and underlines the importance of this particular part of the UTC’s career guidance programme.

Please do take the time to keep up with our news, following us on Twitter (@UTCLincoln) or via our website. There is a short break coming up, starting at the end of the school day on Friday 10 February, with school recommencing on Monday 20 February.

As ever, please do contact me if you have any questions. I am still hoping we have an aspiring Capability Brown who would like to advise us on our grounds and if anyone has an old motorbike in their garage they would like to donate, the Engineering department would love to hear from them.

Yours sincerely

Paul Batterbury