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Published by a.martin, 2019-11-25 04:52:05

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Essential College Info​ - 22.11.19 

 

Year 7-13 

  D Mon Y11 PE Practical Trial Exam
I 2nd Dec Y13 Politics conference - London
Mon 8am - 5.45pm
25th Nov A GCSE Celebration Eve - 6-7.30pm in
the hall
Tues R
26th Nov 6th Form Bluewater skating trip -
Wed Deep Learning Day 1 - all years Y Tues 3.40-10.30pm
27th Nov Creative Arts Variety Show - 7pm
Thurs 3rd Dec Creative Arts Variety Show - 7pm
28th Nov
E
Fri
29th Nov V Wed
4th Dec
E

Year 7 Meet the Tutor evening N Thurs
T 5th Dec

INSET DAY - No students in S

Fri

6th Dec

Dear Parents and Carers,
There are always so many fantastic opportunities that our students participate in and demonstrate their amazing
qualities and the last few weeks have been no exception (see our Facebook page for pictures):

● Masterchef competition. Yesterday, students from year 7 to year 13 prepared and cooked delicious
dishes (main and dessert) under very tight time constraints for a panel of professional chef judges.
Their culinary skills were incredible.

● Students are currently preparing for our Creative Arts Variety Show, which will be on the 5th and 6th
Dec. They are practising their singing, acting, instrument playing and creating works of Art.

● National Schools Badminton competition. On the 14th Nov, students from years 7-11 competed and did
so well that 3 out of our 4 teams went through to the next round.

● Year 7 boys football won the North Wealden schools' football tournament last week.
● Year 8 and 9 Girls’ football played against a lot of local schools, with the year 9 girls becoming

champions.
● The charity fun run last week for the mental health charity, MIND, raised over £500 and there is another

charity marathon run going on this weekend. Our students and staff put in so much heart and soul into
events like these.
● Our year 7 students are collecting and donating to a children’s charity ‘Gift of Love in a Box' shoe box
appeal.
● Students and parents are working hard and preparing for our annual Christmas Fayre (30th November).
● Sixth Formers took part in an English and Media conference.

 

 
● Year 12 A level students went to Sussex University for a Particle Physics Masterclass.
● On Remembrance Sunday, Heini Roberts (Head Girl) and Lewis Westwood-Flood (Head Boy) joined me
at the Remembrance Service as we lay wreaths at the War Memorial on behalf of students, staff and
governors.
● On Remembrance Day, students read poems and played the Last Post as the whole college stood in
silence.
● Students are regularly volunteering through the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme.
● Also, over the last fortnight, students have taken part in a whole range of clubs, trips and enrichment
activities.

Through doing all these things, our students develop and demonstrate their exceptional character. We call these
important character traits our Uckfield Qualities:

Love Learning Life

Kind and​ ​Respectful Curious and Honest and
We forge strong Ambitious Charitable
We are active, deep We are trustworthy, fair
relationships based on a thinking and questioning and sincere. We have a
deep consideration for learners. We pursue strong sense of
others. We are inclusive personal excellence community and moral
and celebrate diversity. purpose as active citizens.
together.

Active and Mindful Resilient and Collaborative and
We are all connected with Optimistic Courageous

the people and We are reflective, We value opportunities to
opportunities within our solution-focused and work with and learn from
always persevere. We set others. We stand up for
community. We are ourselves ambitious goals
supportive of each other’s what we believe and
personal development and which we strive to embrace new challenges.​
achieve.
wellbeing.

Is your son or daughter taking part in opportunities? If not, they should try a new club or activity. Please see
our website for further details.
Warmest 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.

Uckfield College
Christmas Fayre
Saturday the 30th of November,
from 12 until 4pm

If anyone can help on the day for an hour or more,
that would be great.

We also need raffle prizes, baking, good quality
second hand books and soft toys and donations of

sweets or jars filled with sweets for the tombola.

Donations can be left at the college reception.

If anyone would like a stall please contact the college,
FAO Sarah Carlisle PTA

Many thanks
Uckfield College PTA

Creative Arts Variety Show on​ ​Thursday 5th and Friday 6th December at
7pm. T​ ickets are on sale from Monday for our​ s​ how. The show, taking place in the
hall, will showcase the work of our talented dramatists, dancers and musicians in
years 7-13 and there will also be an Art and Design display to view before the show
and during the interval in the dining hall area. Refreshments will be available.

Tickets cost £7 adults and £5 concessions and are available from student
services.​ We look forward to welcoming you to what promises to be a joyful
celebration of our students' talent and enthusiasm for the arts.
CAVS poster

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

 

 

 

Please note any items
unclaimed will be disposed of.

Guitar Lessons
Our guitar teacher currently has a few spaces for new pupils to start learning the guitar in school. Please see
the a​ ttached​ letter for more information on the lessons and how to sign up.

Please find ​attached here​ the Careers Magazine for School Leavers.

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.

 

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.​ 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

 
 
 

 

 

24-hour challenge for Mind - Y​ 13​ ​The Business Team

The level 3 BTEC business students in year 13 are raising money
for Mind, a mental health charity, by running/cycling for 24 hours.
The event will take place on S​ aturday the 23rd of November
at 9 am on Eastbourne's seafront.​
There are 15 of us taking part - 14 students and our teacher Mrs
Alvarez.
Our intention is to cycle or run for 24-hours nonstop and raise a minimum of £500. We are hoping that
students, staff, and parents will support our challenge by donating via our ​Just Giving page.​ We would also
welcome people joining us for some or all of the challenge.

We will be completing as many 7 mile laps (out and back on Eastbourne seafront) ) as possible in the
24-hours so people could join us for a minimum of 7 miles.
The start of each lap is at Fisherman's Green 131 Royal Parade, Eastbourne BN22 7LH.
Thank you in advance for all of your support.

 
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.

 

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

Various information - p​ lease see attached

The Art House, Eastbourne, are offering free, exclusive and relaxed coffee mornings on the 1st Monday of
each month - for parents or carers that have children who struggle with anxiety. This small group of parents
have the chance to come together with like-minded people, and know that they are not alone. If interested,
please register using this​ link.

The East Sussex Community Information Service have lots of
information for SEND Specific Activities & Clubs. Please follow this
link to see the full list:
https://www.escis.org.uk/?s=send%20club&page=5&is_v=1#p6

 

Year Group Information 

Year 7

Year 7 Deep Learning Day: Inclusion, Identity & E-Safety - Rob Wakeling, Assistant Headteacher
On Tuesday 26th November, Year 7 students will engage in an immersive learning day which explores key
aspects of inclusion and identity in addition to the importance of internet safety. Students will reflect and
celebrate their own as well as other's identity - towards valuing diversity, the dangers of 'banter' alongside
bullying, male body image and the media (boys only), periods and puberty (girls only) and how young people
can use the internet and connected devices responsibly. In order to facilitate the most supportive classroom
climates the students will be in single sex groups. The students have been informed of the day's schedule. If
you have any questions relating to this day please do contact the college office.

 

 

We are looking forward to welcoming many of you to the Y​ ear 7 Meet the Tutors evening on Thursday
28th November. ​The evening will begin with presentations from the pastoral leadership team at 5pm in the
LRC. Afterwards, we will be in the Hall where the year 7 tutor team will be available to talk to you about your
child and share examples of their work. We will also have members of our Learning Plus department, the PTA
and pastoral leadership available. This is an informal evening, so if you cannot attend until later please come
along when you can. Your child is also welcome to attend.
If you have a specific question or issue you wish to discuss, ​please fill in the form below before Monday
25th November. This will enable us to ensure we can clearly respond and fully answer your queries and
follow up with other staff members if necessary. Rhian Elsden - Director of Year 7
Meet the Tutors parent/carer questionnaire

Gift of Love in a Box - ​Your child should have brought home this week a letter regarding the ‘Gift of love in
a box’ shoe boxes - if not please s​ ee attached​. Also please find a​ ttached​ a slide presentation.

Year 8

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 9

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 10

Science Revision Guides are now available to purchase on ParentPay. The first order of books will be
placed on Monday 25th November, and a final order will be placed in January.

Peru Trip - February 2020 ​- A space has become available on the Peru trip in February half term
(14th-20th February). The cost of the trip is approximately £2600. The trip is open to students from year
10-13. If you would like more information please contact Beth Brown ([email protected]) as soon as
possible. The deadline for this is Wednesday 13th November.

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

Science Revision Guides are now available to purchase on ParentPay for those students that did not
purchase them in Year 10. The first order of books will be placed on Monday 25th November, and a final
order will be placed in January.

Peru Trip - February 2020 -​ A space has become available on the Peru trip in February half term
(14th-20th February). The cost of the trip is approximately £2600. The trip is open to students from year
10-13. If you would like more information please contact Beth Brown ([email protected]) as soon as
possible. The deadline for this is Wednesday 13th November.

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

2019 Bluewater Ice Skating Trip letter - ​please see a​ ttached information​ regarding this trip.

Peru Trip - February 2020 ​- A space has become available on the Peru trip in February half term
(14th-20th February). The cost of the trip is approximately £2600. The trip is open to students from year
10-13. If you would like more information please contact Beth Brown ([email protected]) as soon as
possible. The deadline for this is Wednesday 13th November.

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 13

2019 Bluewater Ice Skating Trip letter - ​please see a​ ttached information​ regarding this trip.

Peru Trip - February 2020 -​ A space has become available on the Peru trip in February half term
(14th-20th February). The cost of the trip is approximately £2600. The trip is open to students from year
10-13. If you would like more information please contact Beth Brown ([email protected]) as soon as
possible. The deadline for this is Wednesday 13th November.

 

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​ ​- ​October Issue

Uckfield College Life will be published once a month. ​We have attached the Newsletter to the title
above - if you wish you can click on the title to see the newsletter. ​Please 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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