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Published by a.martin, 2018-12-17 06:05:53

Y7-14.12.18 Parent Bulletin

Y7-14.12.18 Parent Bulletin

 

 

​Uckfield College B​ ulletin - 14.12.2018 

 

Year 7-13 

College Development News 

 

Mon Previous Y13 Celebration Eve - D Mon
17th Dec SFSA 5-6pm (Pick up their I 31st Dec
certificates)
Tue A
18th Dec Carol Service - Holy Cross Church
7pm R Tue
Wed 1st Jan
19th Dec Y11 Trial exams end Y
END OF TERM 2
Thurs E
20th Dec
V Wed
2nd Jan
E

N

T Thurs START OF TERM 3
S 3rd Jan

Fri Spiritus -'Burning of the Fri
21st Dec Clocks' Parade - Brighton 4th Jan

Notices

The Term 2 Reports for Years 7, 9 (updated with Digital Learning), 10 and 11 are now available
on Edulink for you to view​. Click​ ​here​ to login, the reports can be found under 'documents'. Years 8, 12,
and 13 will appear on Edulink early next week.

The 'Update Information' feature has now been made available on Edulink.
Full instructions about how to use our Edulink Portal can be found here.
You can find a copy our privacy notice h​ ere.​

 

 

TERM 2 will end at 3.25pm for all students on Wednesday 19th December​.
And they will all be back into college on Thursday 3rd January 2019 for the start of TERM 3.

Carol Service Tickets available now - S​ imon Gower
Free tickets​ for the annual Uckfield College Carol Service on Tuesday 18th December
from 7pm at Holy Cross Church are now available. Please collect from Student Services
at lunch time only or from the music department at any time.
Please see the a​ ttached information​ regarding further details of the evening.

Term dates for the Academic years 18/19 & 19/20 - ​http://www.uckfield.college/termdates

Christmas Indulgence - Thank you from the PTA
The PTA would like to thank all parents, members of staff and pupils who helped make this
year's Christmas Indulgence fundraiser a successful event.
In particular our thanks go to the following 6th formers:
India Rayner- Philips - face-painting
Bella May, Matt de Souza, Ben Flower and Toby Cowling for directing stallholders to the
carpark and helping them to unload their vehicles and take goods to their tables. The
stallholders were most appreciative.
Thanks also to Ella Hancock, James, Laura and Alex Pengelly for helping set up on Friday and to Tom, Toby and Reuben

 Burfield, Jonny Smith, Lydia Munn, Troy Southall, Meghan and Euan Tweed for helping out on Saturday.

Apprenticeships parent pack - ​Please find ​attached​ interesting information regarding Apprenticeships.

We have great pleasure in introducing our C​ ollege Council Representatives for 2018-19​, Year group
Council Representatives and our wider 6th Form Student Leadership Team.​ P​ lease see the a​ ttached​.

Lunch Menus​ for December & January in the main canteen - please see ​attached.​
And the December Marketing Bulletin with information ​attached​ for the festive period.

Reporting Absences - J​ eanette O’Connor
Beginning this term, all student absences must be reported via our Edulink parent portal. It provides a quick,
accurate and secure way for you to give us the key details about the reason for your child’s absence from
school. Edulink absence reporting should be used on the morning of your child’s absence B​ EFORE 8.30 am.
If your child is absent for more than one day a​ n Edulink absence report should be submitted for each
day they are not able to attend school u​ nless they have a serious illness and a medical certificate has
been submitted to us. Please note that we are no longer accepting absence notification by phone message.
Full instructions about how to use our Edulink Portal can be found here.
If you have problems with your Edulink account then please contact [email protected]

 

 

Changes to Bus and Coach Services: UCTC1, UCTC2, Public Service
Buses 31/431, 231, 261

Does this affect my child?
If your child or children are currently using either the UCTC1 or the UCTC2
coach services going into Uckfield College you will be affected. You can find your route number and coach
name at the East Sussex County Council website:
https://www.eastsussex.gov.uk/roadsandtransport/public/secondary-school-coach-timetables/

What is happening?
1. The two coach routes, UCTC1 and UCTC2 are merging into a single coach altering the timetables.
2. Students currently accessing the UCTC1 coach in Nutley (stops: Nutley CE School and Nutley Post Office)

are being moved from the coach service onto a newly timetabled 261 public service bus.

When is it happening?
The newly timetabled ​261 public service bus will start its new service from the 7t​ h of January 2019, children
currently using the UCTC1 coach from Nutley will be able to use the 261 bus from then onwards.

In order to ensure that this timetable is embedded and is working correctly for the school times there will be
a transition period wherein the current coaches will continue to operate as they currently are alongside the
new 2​ 61​ public service. They will continue to do this until the 18​th​ of January 2019.

On the 21s​ t of January,​ t​ he UCTC1 and the UCTC2 will start the new timetable as the UCTC1 and this
service will no longer serve either of the Nutley stops. Students in Nutley will then have to use the 261 bus
from this point onwards.

Does my child need a new pass?
If your child is currently using either of the Nutley stops then they will receive in the post, to their home
address, a new pass before January the 7​th 2019. If you have not received a pass by this date and you will
be using the service please contact the East Sussex Transport Hub.

Will East Sussex contact me?
East Sussex County Council will write to you to confirm the changes if you are affected

New timetables:
Morning

UCTC Uckfield College - Chelwood Gate, Cackle Street & High
1 Hurstwood

Step Stop Description Time
08:15
1 Wych Cross, Long Car Park

 

  Chelwood Gate, Pillar Box 08:19
2 Cackle Street, A22 08:25
3 Tylers Lane, A22 08:26
4 Fairwarp crossroads, B2026 (northbound) 08:29
5 High Hurstwood, Maypole 08:35
6 Hermitage Farm, Hurstwood Road, 08:37
7 Arisaig, Hurstwood Road 08:38
8 Uckfield College 08:48
9

Afternoon

UCTC Uckfield College - Chelwood Gate, Cackle Street & High
1 Hurstwood

Step Stop Description Time
15:30
1 Uckfield College 15:38
15:39
2 Arisaig, Hurstwood Road 15:41
15:47
3 Hermitage Farm, Hurstwood Road, 15:51
15:52
4 High Hurstwood, Maypole 15:56
16:00
5 Fairwarp crossroads, B2026 (southbound)

6 Tylers Lane, A22

7 Cackle Street, A22

11 Chelwood Gate, Pillar Box

12 Wych Cross, Long Car Park

 

 

Compass Public Service Buses
Compass Travel are making a number of changes to bus services from 7 January 2019.
Compass Travel are unable to continue to provide all of their current provision of services due to financial
pressures. This has been caused by higher fuel and insurance costs, along with reduced levels of income
because of declining passenger numbers. Several services have few or no changes, with the main alterations
affecting the worst performing journeys.
The County Council’s own financial pressures mean that they are not able to provide additional funding for
bus services. Compass Travel have worked closely with officers to maintain, at the very least, limited journey
opportunities for service users in line with the County Council’s needs based Public Transport Commissioning
Strategy.
The main changes to Compass Travel’s routes which affect students at the College are summarised below.
 

 

31 Cuckfield-Haywards Heath-North Chailey-Newick-Maresfield-Uckfield
The additional school days only route 431 journeys provided for Uckfield College students is being withdrawn.
All students can be accommodated on the main 31 route, though some may need to stand between
Maresfield and Uckfield.

Please follow the link below to the 31 timetable.
https://www.compass-travel.co.uk/download/east-sussex-bus-services/031.pdf

NB please note that the revised timetable for the 261 means that the bus will also be able to collect students
from Maresfield Newsagents at 08:39 in the morning and drop off there at 15:58 in the afternoon.

121 Lewes-Offham-Cooksbridge-Chailey-Newick, with one return journey from Uckfield on
school days
No change

231 Uckfield-Framfield-Blackboys-Heathfield-Broad Oak-Burwash-Etchingham
The journeys from Uckfield at 17:15 and 17:50 are withdrawn and replaced with a new journey at 17:35 to
Etchingham Station. The 17:00 and 18:03 journeys from Etchingham Station are retimed to depart at 16:45
and 18:20 instead. The 18:20 journey will run only as far as Heathfield, meaning that the last bus from
Heathfield Fire Station to Uckfield will be 17:10.

261 Uckfield-Maresfield-Nutley-Wych Cross-Coleman’s Hatch-Forest Row-Ashurstwood-East
Grinstead
Significantly revised timetable including the removal of the poorly used last journeys from Uckfield to East
Grinstead at 18:05, and East Grinstead to Uckfield at 18:43. However the new timetable will now also provide
journeys for a number of Uckfield College students who have been using a closed door coach service from the
Nutley area. Journeys to depart Uckfield Bus Station to East Grinstead at 06:04 (not via Coleman’s Hatch),
07:22 (not via Ashurstwood), 09:30, 11:30, 13:50 and 15:50 (not via Coleman’s Hatch). A journey is also
provided at 17:55 from Uckfield, running only as far as Nutley Church. Journeys to depart from East Grinstead
Station to Uckfield at 06:40 (not via Coleman’s Hatch), 08:10 (not via Coleman’s Hatch), 10:22, 12:22, 14:58
and 17:05.

Please refer to the 261 timetable above.

431 Newick-Maresfield-Uckfield
These school days only return journeys provided for Uckfield College students are being withdrawn. All
students can be accommodated on the main 31 route, though some may need to stand between Maresfield
and Uckfield

The timetable for the 31 is the one parents should be using. Please follow the link to the 31 timetable.
https://www.compass-travel.co.uk/download/east-sussex-bus-services/031.pdf

NB please note that the revised timetable for the 261 means that the bus will also be able to collect students
from Maresfield Newsagents at 08:39 in the morning and drop off there at 15:58 in the afternoon.

If you have any queries regarding any of the above changes, please contact Student Services at the College.

Please find a​ ttached here​ information on the
Extra-curricular Clubs.

As a college we value the importance of
extracurricular opportunities and we have a
comprehensive programme of competitive
sporting fixtures throughout the year.

 

 
Parents/Carers and relations are encouraged to come and support college matches, but for the purpose of
safeguarding we ask that the following procedures are followed:

● Spectators must sign in at the main College Reception and identify themselves with a suitable form of
ID (eg credit card, driving licence etc);

● Spectators will be given a ‘Parent Pass’ which must be worn at all times;
● Spectators will be escorted to the pitch and must not enter any other areas of the College, at any

time, other than when going back to the main Reception to sign out;
● Spectators are only permitted to use the visitor toilet in the main Reception;
● Spectators are expected to show their support in a positive and respectful way;
● Spectators must go straight to Reception at the end of the match and sign out.

Many thanks for your cooperation and we look forward to another year of sporting success at Uckfield
College.

Year Group Information

Year 7

There is no specific information for Year 7 students at this time.

Year 8

The Geography Department have arranged an exciting workshop opportunity for all Year 8 students to take
part in on Friday 15th March 2019. The workshop is delivered by a visiting charity called Born Free. Please
see the a​ ttached letter.​

Year 9

Science Revision Books - p​ lease look out for a communication from us regarding the purchase of specific
revision books and lab books for your son or daughter. There is a link on Parentpay for you to purchase them
directly from us at a price significantly cheaper than in bookshops.

Maths Revision Resources - P​ lease see the​ attached letter​ for more information.
Paris Trip - Enrichment Week - Monday 8th to Friday 12th July 2019 - P​ lease see the ​attached letter
for information regarding this trip next year.

Enrichment Week Opportunity - Sussex Adventure Challenge - Monday 8th to Friday 12th July
2019 - ​Please see the ​attached letter​ for information regarding this trip next year.

Water Sports at Hove Lagoon - Monday 8th July to Friday 12th July 2019 - ​These five days will
involve windsurfing, sailing, kayaking and wakeboarding, along with some team building activities. Please see
the a​ ttached letter​ for information regarding this trip.

Year 10

Science Revision Books - p​ lease look out for a communication from us regarding the purchase of specific
revision books and lab books for your son or daughter. There is a link on Parentpay for you to purchase them
directly from us at a price significantly cheaper than in bookshops.

Maths Revision Resources - P​ lease see the ​attached letter​ for more information.

Work Experience Week - Mon 8th July - Fri 12th July. P​ lease see the ​attached letter​ and fill in and
return the reply slip.

 

 

Year 11

Year 11 6th Form Taster Sessions and Visit to the University of Sussex - January 2019 - p​ lease see
attached information.​
Science Revision Books - p​ lease look out for a communication from us regarding the purchase of specific
revision books and lab books for your son or daughter. There is a link on Parentpay for you to purchase them
directly from us at a price significantly cheaper than in bookshops.
Maths Revision Resources - P​ lease see the ​attached letter​ for more information

Year 12

There is no specific information for Year 12 students at this time.

Year 13

There is no specific information for Year 13 students at this time.
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Uckfield College Facebook page launched
We are delighted to let you know that in addition to our Twitter feed we now have a Facebook
page. ​Uckfield College Facebook page
To keep up to date please either follow or like us and even comment on some of the things going
on. Please note that we are regularly monitoring the site to ensure that appropriate
language/images are used at all times.

● UCTC TWITTER- Follow us
We want to share the great things that UCTC is doing with you, with regards to trips
and events, in as many ways as possible and so we are inviting you to follow us on
Twitter @​ UckfieldCollege

  

Uckfield College Life 

November Issue

Uckfield College Life will be published once a month. W​ e have attached the flip booklet to the title
above - if you wish you can click on the title to see the flip book.

Please keep in touch!

We always love to hear news of our students’ achievements out of College, so please do e-mail to keep us
updated with the fantastic range of activities they are involved in. Please e-mail details to Toni Fletcher,
[email protected]​.​ We look forward to hearing from you. Thank you.

 

 

Merry Christmas
&

A Happy New Year 2019
from all the ACRES Staff Team

 


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