12th May 2018 Open Day Agenda
Welcome to Bucks UTC – a University Technical College delivering Computing and Building Studies excellence for 14-19 year olds in Buckinghamshire. In January 2018 Ofsted said “The well-established vocational curriculum is the most distinctive and successful feature of the school’s provision. In keeping with the school’s mission, all students engage with employers through their chosen specialism.”
We are very pleased that you have taken the time to join us for this open event. The focus is on our specialist technical studies alongside traditional education which is supported by high profile academic and industry partners and liaison groups, some of whom you will be able to meet today.
As part of our ongoing development, the UTC has been in discussions with the Insignis Multi Academy Trust (MAT) led by The Sir Henry Floyd Grammar School and we anticipate working more closely together from September 2018, to broaden the learning opportunities for students attending the UTC. The Grammar School is graded ‘OUTSTANDING’ by Ofsted (January 2016) in terms of the progress of all its students, and we are excited by the prospects of how the progress of our own students into both (Higher) Apprenticeships, Higher Education/ University and Employment will be enhanced in the years ahead.
Our goal remains to empower students to study a subject that they are really interested in which is taught in industry-standard facilities by teachers with real-life practical experience. Our students progress into apprenticeships or further and higher education with the ability to apply their learning to real-life contexts, this is so important in all employment trends of the future.
The overview of today’s event can be seen below. There will be student ambassadors and staff on hand to guide you.
- Academic subject information and advice from our staff
∙ English ∙ Sciences
∙ Maths ∙ Spanish
∙ History ∙ Computer Science
- Employer Zone
∙ Taylor Wimpey ∙ BAM Construct
∙ Cisco ∙ Biffa
∙ McAfee ∙ Study Higher
∙ Rackspace ∙ BuDs
∙ Inspiring the Future ∙ Framework Digital
- Destinations zone
∙ Hear from our recent alumni
- Construction Showcase
10:10 Formal welcome presentation
Sarah Valentine / UTC Principal & Matthew Richards / Cisco Senior Product Manager
10:30 Cisco briefing
Sam Barrett / Cross Functional Degree Apprentice
10:50 Biffa briefing
Stephen Graham / Head of IT Services and Security
11:10 Formal welcome presentation (repeat)
Sarah Valentine / UTC Principle & Matthew Richards / Cisco Senior Product Manager
11:30 Study Higher briefing
Jeffery Assante / Higher Education Liasion Officer
- Guided tour meeting point (student ambassadors leading)
- Computing Showcase
- Science Showcase