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Published by a.martin, 2019-12-06 11:07:39

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Essential College Info​ - 06.12.19 

 

Year 7-13 

  Y11 Trial Exams start for 9 days D Mon Carol Service - Holy Cross 7pm
I 16th Dec
Mon Y12/13 Media Magazine conf’ in A Tues Previous Y13 Celebration Evening
9th Dec London 8.15am - 5.30pm R 17th Dec (SFSA) 5-6pm
Y12/13 Geography Assoc lecture 4 Y Y11 Trial Exams end
Tues - 7.15pm TERM 2 FINISHES @ 1.20pm
10th Dec E Wed
Y7 - Zoo Lab event V 18th Dec INSET DAY - School closed
Wed Y9 Parents Evening - 4.30 - E Thurs
11th Dec 7.30pm N 19th Dec
Y9 Animal handling - Oathall T
Thurs 1.40-4.30pm S Fri
12th Dec
20th Dec
Fri
13th Dec

Dear Parents and Carers

Record number of Arkwright scholars at Uckfield College

The Arkwright Engineering Scholarship is the most prestigious scholarship of its type in the UK to inspire and
nurture school-age students to be the country’s future leaders of the Engineering Profession.

One of our students was also chosen to be in the national Arkwright promotional video. Please follow this link to
view: ​https://youtu.be/OQXWdpnedVw

This year Uckfield College have 4 (yes 4!) successful Arkwright Scholars (there are only 415 nationally in total).

Students who aspire to be engineers in the future go through a year long selection process. They are selected
for their potential as future engineering leaders by assessing their academic, practical and leadership skills in
engineering disciplines. These are gauged through a selection process comprising of an assessed application
form including a teacher’s reference; a two-hour, problem-solving aptitude exam; and a university-based
Interview.

The scholarship winners receive an annual financial award and enrichment activities such as mentoring and a
range of experiences such as industry conferences, Connect Days, residential courses and university VIP days.
These industry visits enhance a scholar's experience of engineering in a real-world context. Arkwright
Engineering Scholarships are highly regarded by university admission tutors and industry recruiters and are one
of the most prestigious accolades that a talented sixth form student can receive.

 

 
Arkwright Scholars from Uckfield College​:

2013 - 2015 William Golden 2018 - 2020 Ellie Pain
2014 - 2016 Tim Bramly 2019 - 2021 Oliver Stockwell
2015 - 2017 Charlie Martin Dan
2016 - 2018 Darius Abadi Samuel Bishop
2017 - 2019 Robert Ross William Dobney
Thomas Hooper
Thomas Lines

We are all so proud of these brilliant students and we believe they will go on to become leaders in their chosen
field. I am very grateful to Mr O’Connor who inspires and supports these students and to Arkwright for helping
them take the next steps in their engineering and technology futures.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 

Kind regards
Hugh Hennebry - Principal

 

 

Notices 

Please note that the college will be closing at 1.20pm on Thursday
19th December - the buses have been notified and will take the
students home.

Please can you ensure that if your child needs to leave college for a medical appointment that it
is put on Edulink and also written in their planner - This allows them to leave class with no
delays - many thanks Student Services

 

Parents' Evenings Booking System Y7-13
RE: All future Parents' Evening bookings will be made via EduLink
To ensure that parents/carers have greater control and flexibility over booking Parents' Evening
appointments, we have moved to an online system. These will be made through EduLink via the 'Parents'
Evening' icon found in the main menu. T​ he next Parents' Evening is for Y9 on Thursday 12th
December​ and will be open for bookings on Wednesday 27th November from 6pm.​ ​Followed closely by Y10
on Thursday 9th January which will be open for booking on Wednesday 11th December from 7pm.​ If you
have any issues with logging into EduLink please contact IT Support via: [email protected]
Rob Wakeling

Assistant Headteacher 

Important information regarding Car parking on Site during Parents’ Evenings and After School
events - ​please read ​attached information

Uckfield College Carol Service at Holy Cross Church Uckfield
7.00pm on Tuesday 17th​ ​December 2019.

It is with great pleasure that we invite you to join us for the College’s annual Carol
Service. This years Service takes place on Tuesday 17th December in the lovely
surroundings of Holy Cross Church in the centre of Uckfield.
Please find a​ ttached information​ on this event.

 

Please note any items
unclaimed will be disposed of.

Through Anxiety & Beyond - Wed 8 January 6 - 7pm at Uckfield College - ​Andrew Wright
Our innovative brain science seminars continue on Wed 6th January 6 - 7pm. D​ o sign up at the link. T​ hese
seminars are open to all parents, carers and students who attend Uckfield schools. In this seminar we will

 

 
look deeply into social anxiety, what it is and how we can respond differently to it and also explore how we
can build our well-being from the ground up every day by managing our daily thought traffic with cognitive
and emotional agility.

Hosting Spanish students for a week in March 2020​ - The Spanish department is taking part in an
exchange this year. In December 16 of our students are going to spend a week in Vigo, Spain and will be
staying with Spanish host families for a week. The school are coming back to visit us however they are
bringing more than 16 students so we are asking for volunteer host families. The students will be visiting us
for a week at the end of March (approx 25th March - 1st April) this is the last week of school before Easter.
You would host them for the week and take part in normal family activities and it might be nice for you to
show them around the area at the weekend. They do not need to have their own room as students will be
matched in age and gender. There will be some group activities also arranged nearer the time. We are hoping
to find families to match one boy (year 11/12/13) / 3 boys year (9/10) / 2 girls year (9/10). This is a fabulous
opportunity for any student but especially those interested in language and culture. If you are interested in
hosting a student please email me at [email protected]
Thank you so much for considering this and supporting such a great experience for the students.
Beth Brown

Uckfield College Carol Service 2019 - Hosting a German Student
We have a longstanding exchange relationship with a school in Germany who come and perform with us in
the carol service every year. The German students stay with host families during their 4 nights in the UK and
we are looking for hosts for this year between the 14th - 18th December.
This tradition is into its 17th year and in order to be successful we require a group of host families. Our
students have visited Germany in the recent past and were all graciously welcomed and looked after by their
German hosts.
If you are interested in hosting a German student for this years' carol service please read the a​ ttached letter
and respond using the G​ oogle Form​ in this link.
Please don't hesitate to contact me [email protected] with any queries.

 
 
 

 

 

Learning Plus - SEND (Special, Educational Needs & Disabilities department)

Please use this link to discover ​Sensory Spaces
across East Sussex.​

Our Learning Plus Department made decorations for Uckfield College's tree at
Holy Cross Christmas Tree Festival. The theme for the tree is ‘challenges’. On
the back of some of the handmade decorations are challenges that students
have focused on or overcome over the past year. They also focused on
environmental challenges and have tried to be as eco-friendly as possible with
wooden or recycled decorations​.

 
Please send in your used stamps

We are collecting used stamps for T​ he Royal
National Institute of Blind People which is a UK
charity offering information, support and advice to
almost two million people in the UK with sight loss.
Everyday 250 people begin to lose their sight. RNIB has a crucial role to play
in creating a world where there are no barriers to people with sight loss.

 

Year Group Information 

Year 7

No specific information for Y7

Year 8

Enrichment week trip to Sorrento Italy Monday 6th - Thursday 10th July 2019 - s​ ee ​attached
information.

Year 9

No specific information for Y9

Year 10

Drama Mock Performances​ - The class of 10D will be performing on Wednesday 11th December - please
see ​attached information.​

 

 

Science Revision Guides are now available to purchase on ParentPay. The final order will be placed in
January.

Trip to West Coast of the USA - February 2021
Following the huge success of our trip to the West Coast of America in February half term this year, we are
delighted to announce the details of a repeat of this enriching experience. This is an exciting destination that
will provide your son/daughter with inspiration and experiences that will stay with them for life and is open to
ALL students in Y8, Y9, Y10, Y11 and Y12. This trip will give your son/daughter an opportunity to learn
outside of the classroom in a fun and stimulating environment. Please see letter linked h​ ere for details of
how to apply for a place. Please c​ lick here for slides.​

Work Experience Week - ​please see a​ ttached information

Year 11

The Term 2 Reports for Year 11 are now available on Edulink for you to view. Click​ ​here​ to login.

6th Form Taster Sessions and Visit to the University of Sussex - January 2020 - ​please see ​attached
information.

Science Revision Guides are now available to purchase on ParentPay for those students that did not
purchase them in Year 10. The final order will be placed in January.

Trip to West Coast of the USA - February 2021
Following the huge success of our trip to the West Coast of America in February half term this year, we are
delighted to announce the details of a repeat of this enriching experience. This is an exciting destination that
will provide your son/daughter with inspiration and experiences that will stay with them for life and is open to
ALL students in Y8, Y9, Y10, Y11 and Y12. This trip will give your son/daughter an opportunity to learn
outside of the classroom in a fun and stimulating environment. Please see letter linked ​here for details of how
to apply for a place. Please c​ lick here for slides​.

Year 11 Trial Exams 2019 - Overview Timetable - ​see attached

Year 12

Trip to West Coast of the USA - February 2021
Following the huge success of our trip to the West Coast of America in February half term this year, we are
delighted to announce the details of a repeat of this enriching experience. This is an exciting destination that
will provide your son/daughter with inspiration and experiences that will stay with them for life and is open to
ALL students in Y8, Y9, Y10, Y11 and Y12. This trip will give your son/daughter an opportunity to learn
outside of the classroom in a fun and stimulating environment. Please see letter linked h​ ere for details of
how to apply for a place. Please c​ lick here for slides.​

Year 13

No specific information for Y13

 

Study Support - ​before and after college -​ please see ​attached information.

 

Please find the link to our coach timetables below:
https://www.eastsussex.gov.uk/roadsandtransport/public/secondary-school-coach-timetables/ 

 

 

 
Apprenticeships parent pack​ - ​November’s addition 

 
Term dates​ for the Academic years 18/19 & 19/20 - h​ ttp://www.uckfield.college/termdates
Reporting Absences - S​ ee li​ nk to information on Website
Extra-curricular Clubs - ​see a​ ttached​ for procedures for the purpose of safeguarding.

Uckfield College Life​ ​- ​November Issue

Uckfield College Life will be published once a month. W​ e have attached the Newsletter to the title
above - if you wish you can click on the title to see the newsletter. P​ lease e-mail details to Toni Fletcher,
[email protected]
Uckfield College Facebook - ​Uckfield College Facebook page
UCTC TWITTER- Follow us on ​Twitter @​ UckfieldCollege

 


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