Term Dates: 2011/2 - Black Country UTC

The Black Country
University Technical College
The Black Country
University Technical College
Induction Evening Wednesday 8th June 2011
Welcome and Introduction
Chris Hilton
Principal Designate
New staff
Vice Principal
Assistant Principal
Director of Maths
Director of English
Director of Science
Director of ICT
German tutor
Science tutor
Update on the UTC
• Funding agreement – Signed by Lord Hill
• Environmental development funding
• ICT and Equipment spending over £1 million
– supporting design, engineering, science and the options.
• Building work starts ...from June 20th
– decoration, reception, classrooms refitted
Term Dates: 2011/2
• Term 1:
Monday 12th September - Friday 14th October
• Term 2:
Monday 24th October - Friday 16th December
• Term 3:
Tuesday 3rd January - Friday 24th February
• Term 4:
Monday 12th March - Friday 1st June
» Closed for Easter: Friday 6th April until Tuesday 10th April
» Closed Monday 7th May Bank Holiday
• Term 5:
Monday 11th June - Friday 27th July
Curriculum Pre 16 and Post 16
• Integrated Curriculum
Core and Options
2 days
3 days
• Differentiated curriculum
– 3 pathways
– Guidance through initial assessment and induction projects
Options Pre 16
• Core Programme: Engineering/ Maths/ English/
Science/ ICT/ German
• Options: 2 from History/ Geography or Business
Options Post 16
• Core: Engineering
• Options:
English Literature and Language
Sports Science
Employers: Business partners
Siemens Automation (PLC)
Siemens Drive Technologies
Siemens Building Management
Siemens Product Life Cycle Management [PLM]
ZF Lemforder
Finnings Caterpillar
Stratasys 3D Printers
LJCreate e-learning
Employers: Business partners
Chamberlin plc
Haughton design
South Staffs water
Phoenix Calibration
Our students can select from a wide range of activities that
are designed to enable the pursuit and development of
interests outside the main curriculum. These take place from
4:00pm – 5:00pm, on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and
Thursday and all students are expected to participate.
Options will include:
F1 In Schools
Private Study
Outdoor Education
Young Enterprise
Young Engineers
Running & Fitness
Model Making
Mandarin Chinese
Digital Photography
Duke of Edinburgh’s
UTC Student Voice
Additional Science and
other academic
• As smooth and seamless as possible
• Liaison with existing institutions
• Range of activities to aid integration and community
• Residential experience for Y12 and Y10
• Team building activities
• Extensive induction programme
The Black Country University
Technical College Ethos
To ensure our young people:
• Become successful team leaders
• Are confident and resilient individuals
• Have a ‘can do, positive attitude’
• Demonstrate creative and enterprising behaviour
• Achieve technical, vocational and academic
Learning Companies
The ethos will be promoted and supported through the formation
of Learning Companies
• Vertically mixed groups with Key Stage 4 and 5 students
• Personal tutors
• Personal development
• Student welfare
• Enrichment timetabled events and challenges throughout the
• Inter company and national competitions including engineering,
scientific, sports and external activities
Residential Activities at Wolverhampton
• Y12: Monday 4th – Wednesday 6th July
– Speak to Bryan Fryer
• Y10: Wednesday 13th July – Friday 15th July
– Speak to Lisa Gough
Wolverhampton University Campus
What do pupils think?
“get talking to people. They are all in the same situation
as you”
“be ready to listen, learn and have fun”
“it’s a good experience you make friends and have a
good time’
‘the best part was socialising and meeting new people’
“the best part was making new friends and
communicating and discussing ideas”
Transport System
3 year contract that will be developed to need
Drivers supplied all MIDAS trained & CRB clearance
WCT are to purchase 3 new vehicles with UTC Branding
Vehicles will be available during the day for the sole use of the
• Based on transport nodes and geographical distribution.
• These routes are only proposals and are open to discussion with
• Will be used during curriculum time for trips to the University,
college, employers and other venue.
Business dress
Sponsored by Siemens
Grey suit
PE kit
Personal Protective Equipment
Expected standards
Question and Answer
Forthcoming events
• Walsall College Open Day: 18th June
• Tell a Friend: Tuesday 21st June @ Wolverhampton
University City Campus
• Black Country UTC Roadshow: Tuesday 28th June @
Walsall College

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