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Published by a.martin, 2019-12-23 04:41:28

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Essential College Info​ - 19.12.19 

 

Year 7-13 

  START OF TERM 3 D Mon Y11 Taster session in 6th Form,
Y13 Trial Exams start I 13th Jan 3pm - 4.30pm
Mon A Y13 trip to Univ’ of Sussex - Physics
6th Jan Y13 Trial Exams End R Tues Y11 GCSE PE Skiing trip - 2-9pm
Y10 Parents’ Evening - Y 14th Jan
Tues 4.30-7.30pm Y9,10 & 11 Sadlers Wells trip, 11am
7th Jan E Wed - 6.30pm
V 15th Jan Y11 Futures Day - Univ of Sussex,
Wed E Thurs 10.30am - 3.25pm
8th Jan N 16th Jan
T Fri
Thurs S 17th Jan
9th Jan

Fri
10th Jan

Dear Parents and Carers
Thank you to everyone who performed in, organised or supported Tuesday night’s superb Carol Concert at Holy
Cross Church!

Wishing you all a Merry Christmas from the Staff and Governors at Uckfield College.

 

 

Kind regards  
Hugh Hennebry - Principal  
 
   
 

 

Uckfield College 

News from the Pastoral Teams for Terms 1 and 2

 

Dear Parents/Carers
We are delighted to be able to share some very good news about the overwhelmingly
positive culture we have established here at Uckfield College regarding student
attitudes, behaviour and attendance. We know the high expectations we have for all
Uckfield College students is leading to excellent academic standards and developing
students who are fully prepared for the demands of further education or employment.
As you will see from the information below, the climate for learning around the college is
outstanding.

 

Achievement Points during Terms 1 and 2

Achievement points are one of the many ways we celebrate student achievements. They are
given by staff members for high quality homework and classwork, as well as for positive
character traits, including; helping others; showing determination; and overcoming
difficulties.
1426 students have been awarded more than ten achievement points.
1255 students have been awarded more than twenty achievement points.
1010 students have been awarded more than thirty achievement points.
346 students have been awarded more than FIFTY achievement points.

 

Attendance during Terms 1 and 2

We are very proud to announce that more than 500 students have maintained 99-100%
attendance throughout the two terms. This is setting them up for significantly higher overall
educational achievement.
We have 1140 students with attendance greater than 95% and we are determined to
increase this further during the academic year.

 

 

Behaviour points during terms 1 and 2

Positive behaviour in College is a very significant indicator of student academic success and
well-being. We can boast that 1312 of our students have fewer than 10 behaviour points
meaning that most of the time they are completing homework on time and to a high
standard, working hard in lessons, behaving well in social times and wearing their uniform
correctly.
Almost 50% of our students have zero behaviour points meaning: they are always completing
their homework to a high standard; their attitude and behaviour in lessons and social times is
exemplary; and they take pride in their appearance every day.

Please take time to discuss this positive news with your child. If they are part of the majority
with a large number of achievements points, fewer than 10 behaviour points and with high
levels of attendance, please tell them how proud you are of them and how proud Uckfield
College is of them. They are shaping and defining the high-expectations culture of Uckfield
College.

Wishing you a very Happy 
Christmas Holiday from the Pastoral 

Team.

 

 

 

Uckfield College  

Year 7 - Key Stage 3 
 

We have been really impressed with the behaviour, engagement and resilience of Year 7
since they have joined the Uckfield College Community. We have seen many examples of
students showing kindness and support to one another, both in and outside of lessons. There
have been other students who have shown great resilience in overcoming their worries
around some aspects of secondary school. Across the year group, our students have been
working hard in their lessons and on their homework tasks. The feedback from the teachers
at the College has been overwhelmingly positive. Additionally, teachers have commented positively
on how our Year 7 students have thrown themselves into a wide range of extra curricular activities.
In the lead up to Christmas we have been especially delighted to see the wonderful performance of
Year 7 students in the Lower School Choir at the recent Carol Concert on Tuesday 17th December.

  AChievement Points 

Attendance  YEAR 7 HIt 13,846 ACHIEVEMENT 
POINTS FOR TERMS 1 AND 2. 
   
TOP 5 STUDENTS 
Well done to the 132 students in Year 7 that Charlotte Mcintosh
achieved ​99-100% attendance​ for Terms 1 Rowan Dawson
and 2. Amber Simmonds
Immanuel Chempulayil Manu

Lucia Bloomsbury-Khie​ r 

Form Reps

We had a record-breaking number of applicants for the position of form reps in each mentor groups this
year. The quality of each application letter was incredibly high, with so many of the year 7 students having
experience of being head girl/boy, prefect, peer mentors, sports leaders, anti-bullying leaders and other
extra-curricular experience. This was great to see and those students who were not selected for form rep
positions will be given other leadership opportunities later in the year.

 

The Christmas Fayre  Zoolab

On Saturday 30th November, a large number of Year 7 On Thursday 12th December all of year 7
students set up and led games stalls at the Uckfield Christmas
Fayre. These were designed and created by each mentor took part in a Zoolab animal workshop
group and demonstrated how effectively our Year 7 students run by the Geography department. They
could collaborate and be creative. learnt about rainforest animals and their
adaptations. As part of this workshop,
On the day, the Year 7 stalls raised an amazing £216 for the they were able to see and handle small
Uckfield College PTA.
rainforest animals. 

 

 

 

Uckfield College  

Year 8 - Key Stage 3 
 

Year 8 have had a wonderful term 1 and term 2 at Uckfield College, we are very proud that
so many of our students have been regularly getting achievement points from all of their
subjects. This positive attitude towards their learning will lead to excellent progress and
achievement.
We must also take the time to mention how wonderfully supportive of each other our Year
8 students are; the friendships that exist across the Year group are such an important part
of our College Community life.

 

AChievement Points  Attendance 

YEAR 8 HIt 12,890 ACHIEVEMENT  Top 3 - Form Groups 
POINTS FOR TERMS 1 AND 2.   
   
TOP 5 STUDENTS  8K 97.78% 
Holly Hamilton-Andrews 8C 97.24% 
Emily Pledger 8M 97.05% 
Hollie Broad  
DJ Masters
Alexander Ridley

 

Personal  Year 8 WALES Trip for ENRICHMENT 
development  WEEK 2020 
time
Enrichment week (July 6th-10th) provides a week of engaging
Students have been developing activities to enrich the learning experiences of our students. A
precise SMART targets, bespoke trip, only available to Year 8, explores the dramatic and
engaging in political debate and beautiful rural area of Llangorse Lake in Wales. Here, students will
developing their oracy skills in have access to team-building activities and outdoor pursuits.This trip
meaningful topical discussions. is a particular highlight in many students' time at Uckfield College
and we look forward to welcoming your son/daughter on this trip if
they wish to join us.

Year 8 Steam Day

Year 8 enjoyed an innovative and exciting Deeper Learning Day by immersing themselves in
STEAM-based activities. Students were required to utilise their problem-solving skills to locate and
neutralise a cyber attack on the UK. Included in the activities were code breaking; designing, testing
and building innovative uniforms to be used by operatives; and develop systems to communicate
top-secret message

 

 

Uckfield College  

Year 9 - Key Stage 3 

Year 9 have had a very positive beginning to their GCSE courses, with teachers reporting
that they are embracing, with real gusto, the new learning challenges being set. The
enthusiasm and kindness of students in Year 9 is really noticeable and we are very proud of
just how many students involve themselves fully in a wide variety of extra curricular clubs,
performances and challenges.

 

Attendance  AChievement Points 

Top 3 - Form GroupS  YEAR 9 HIt 11,319 
  ACHIEVEMENT POINTS FOR 
9M 97.29%  TERMS 1 AND 2. 
9L 96.66%   
9E 96.48% TOP 5 STUDENTS 
Fifi Bloomsbury-Khier
  Noah Barrow
Libby Snelgrove
Shannon Stevens
Bethany French 

Deeper Learning Day- SPEAK OUT

During Deep Learning Day, Year 9 took part in their second
"Speak Out" day. They spent the day working in pairs or groups
of three to prepare and deliver a speech relating to an area of
prejudice that they had chosen themselves. The topics chosen
included: racism, ageism, gender inequality and homophobia.
The students spent the day learning about strategies and
techniques related to public speaking to help them to present
their chosen issue to their classmates. They also had to plan,
devise and practise their speeches throughout the morning.
During the last lesson before lunch, each group took it in turns
to present their speech to the rest of their peers, with students
voting for a winning group in each class based on criteria,
provided by the English department, of what makes a good
public speaker,.

The winning group from each class then performed their speech in front of the rest of the Year group in the LRC
after lunch, after some excellent specialist coaching by Mrs Roberts and Ms Ford. After all the speeches were
finished, our illustrious judging panel (comprised of Mrs Roberts, Ms Ford and Mrs Marshallsay) decided on the top
three groups, who were then put to a public vote. It was a very close run contest, but the overall winners were
James Moyes and Barnaby Williams, who produced a rousing speech on homophobia, narrowly followed by Amelia
Stonebanks and Lily-Rose White's speech on racism and bullying, with April Owen and Anna Sheriff's speech on
gender equality coming in 3rd place. Overall, the Speak Out Day was in incredible experience for all involved, and
the staff were extremely impressed and proud of how engaged and enthused the students were in the task set
before them. On behalf of the students and myself, I would like to say a huge thank you to Mrs Roberts and Ms
Ford for organising such a wonderful day for the whole year group. I would also like to thank all of the other
teaching staff who happily helped our students to write their speeches and develop their public speaking skills.

 

 

U​ ckfield College

Year 10 - Key Stage 4

Year 10 students have really started to step up a gear, revising hard in preparation for
their trial exams in January. We are proud that so many of the year group continue to
engage fully in extra-curricular activities and events

Attendance AChievement Points

Top 3 - Form Groups YEAR 10 WERE AWARDED 10,000
10N - 96.7% ACHIEVEMENT POINTS FOR TERMS 1 AND 2.
10K - 96.2%
10D - 96.1% TOP 5 STUDENTS
1. Adam Reeves 10D
Well done to the 104 students in Year 10 that 2. Phoebe Cooper 10E
achieved 100% attendance for Terms 1 and 2. 3. Scarlett Bradbury 10F
4. Holly Mankelow 10U
5. Becky Chapman 10F

SPORTS NEWs IMPORTANT DATES - TERM 3

9th January - Year 10 Parents Evening - Please book
appointments via Edulink

W/B 21st January - Year 10 Trial Exams Begin -
Timetable

Well done to our KS4 badminton team that have 27th February - Deep Learning Day 2
successfully qualified for the next round of the sussex 30th March - INSET DAY
cup. A special mention to our Year 10 girls football 2nd April - Deep Learning Day 3
team on their first ever 11 a-side football match,
although losing 2-0, I think everyone enjoyed the
experience.

Mr BEEZY RETURNs YEAR 10 DEEP LEARNING DAY

Mr Beezy returned to Year 10's enjoyed a Deep Learning Day aimed at giving
motivate and inspire them some career guidance, and some financial matters
our students in education. During the day they had an inspirational talk
November. The from Jack "The Lad" Hayes. They used software to
message was simple, identify potential career interests, developed a CV and
‘Attitude is learned different approaches to finding work, including
everything and ‘No apprenticeships.
grind no glory’ The afternoon concentrated on managing money,
budgeting, how the student loan system works and the
services offered by banks. They also learned the basics of
the tax system and some of the pitfalls of gambling.

 

 

Uckfield College

Year 11 - Key Stage 4

We are delighted with the way that our Year 11 students are fully embracing their final GCSE year.
They are overwhelmingly positive in their attitudes and their determination to do well is evident in
their classrooms every single day. We really believe our Year 11 students will achieve at the
highest levels, driven by the high expectations they have of themselves.

Attendance AChievement Points

Top 3 - Form Groups YEAR 11 WERE AWARDED 6,800
ACHIEVEMENT POINTS FOR TERMS 1 AND 2.
11U - 97.79%
11L - 97.05% TOP 5 STUDENTS
11D - 96.25% 1. Alex Elliott
2. Sophie Brigden
Well Done to the 44 students in Year 11 that 3. Jacob Thomson
achieved 100% attendance for Terms 1 and 2. 4. Zach Webster
5. Emma Bennett

SPORTS NEWS IMPORTANT DATES - TERM 3

Well done 23rd January - ‘I can’ Careers Fair in Eastbourne*
to our KS4 30th January - Results Day
badminton 12th February - Careers Fair @ Uckfield College
team that 13th February - Year 11 Celebrating Success Trips
have 27th February - Deep Learning Day 2 - Maths focus
3rd March - Parents Evening*
successfully qualified for the next round of the 17th March - Together to Success Evening
Sussex Cup​. 30th March - INSET DAY
2nd April - Deep Learning Day 3 - English
walking-talking mock

*selected students only

Mr BEEZY RETURNs Futures day

Mr Beezy returned It was good to welcome so many students for
to motivate and the sixth form open evening back in November.
inspire our students Coming up in January we have an exciting visit
in November. The to Sussex University planned, where students
message was will be treated to the ‘insiders’ tour of university
simple, ‘Attitude is life as well as the wide range of subjects &
everything’ and ‘No courses on offer. The expectation is that all
grind no glory’ students in Year 11 will attend. This is preceded
on the Monday with our sixth form taster
sessions. It looks to be an exciting week!

 

 

Sixth Form - Key Stage 5

Attendance Achievement Points

Top 3 - Form Groups TOP 5 STUDENTS Year 12
Lucy Meacher
12K Isobel Bartlett
12N Jess Molesworth
12M Gemma Downing
Zak Robertson
Well done to the 103 students in 6th Form who
achieved 99-100% attendance for Terms 1 and TOP 5 STUDENTS Year 13
2. Heini Roberts
Cat Veal
Lily Stamp
Freya Ingram
Amy Whitaker

Year 12 Crisis Day

Year 12 spent the day developing their teamwork and enterprise skills in order to
raise money for the homelessness charity Crisis. They began the day with a
thought-provoking assembly about the reality of being homeless in the UK today.
This was followed by presentations from Uckfield Food Bank and Brighton Housing
Trust. Armed with the facts, the students then carried out an array of fundraising
activities, all of which they had devised themselves. Break and lunch turned into
an exciting carnival of tin can alleys, human fruit machines, cake sales,
competitions and even freshly prepared pancakes. The students did a magnificent
job and the grand total raised for Crisis was £815. Huge thanks to Mrs Macmillan
and the RS department for all of the work that went into coordinating the day.

6th Form Charity Fundraising

In addition to Year 12 raising £​ 815​ for Crisis, this term has also seen some spectacularly impressive
efforts from students and staff to raise money for the mental health charity, Mind. BTEC staff and
students took to the streets of Eastbourne on 23rd November to take part in a 24 hour sponsored
run / cycle, raising over ​£1200​ in the process. Special mention must go to Mrs Alvarez, who kept
going for the entire duration of the event, running 40 miles and cycling 85! Leesha Daniells (Year
13) organised a sponsored fun run for students and staff on November 13th, which raised over
£800.​ Finally, Lauren Huggett (Year 12) organised a bake sale which raised a further £​ 200.​ Thank
you to all who took part or contributed

 

 

 
Notices 

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 Y10 on Thursday 9th January
which is now open for bookings.​ 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

Neuro-Ninja Tool-Kit Seminar 4: Through
Anxiety & Beyond

Wishing every parent, carer and student across
Uckfield Schools a wonderful Christmas and Happy
New Year.
Our next seminar is coming up on Wed 8 Jan 6 - 7pm
at Uckfield College. In this seminar we finish our look
at anxiety and the human brain. In this seminar we
turn our attention to social anxiety and the stresses
other people can cause our brains. Don't worry if you
haven't come to any of the previous seminars, we
always give a brief re-cap.

Our brains were built for a world that no longer exists and social anxiety is the new kid on the block as far as
our brains are concerned in terms of things to get worried about it. In this engaging, innovative and
compassionately delivered seminar we look at why our brains can find the complexity of other people so
difficult sometimes.

To sign up click on​ the link.

Yours sincerely
Andrew Wright - Action Your Potential

Celebrating Achievement - Urgent Request from PE
Department.

We are updating our PE Honours Board in the New Year and
would love to hear from any student who has represented the
county or above in a sporting activity. Please could you email
Sally Ruane at [email protected] with details and a
photo if you have one. Uckfield College has so many talented
sportsmen and women, many of whom take part in sports out
of college, and we would love to be able to celebrate them.
Many thanks.

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

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

 
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.

 

Dear Parents/Carers

We value your feedback and would appreciate you taking 5 minutes to

complete this p​ arent survey.​  

 
 
 
 
 

 

 

Year Group Information 

Year 7

The Term 2 reports for Year 7 will be available on Edulink for you to view from the 14th Dec​. Click
here​ to login.

Year 8

The Term 2 reports for Year 8 are now available on Edulink for you to view. Click​ h​ ere​ to login.

Wales Trip in Enrichment Week 2020 - s​ ee ​attached information.​

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

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 9

The Term 2 reports for Year 9 are now available on Edulink for you to view. Click​ h​ ere​ to login.

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 10

The Term 2 reports for Year 10 are now available on Edulink for you to view. Click​ h​ ere​ to login.

Y10 Parents’ Evening is open to make appointments for Thursday 9th January 2020. P​ lease use
your Edulink as directed above.

Timetable for the Trial Exams - Please find h​ ere a copy of the overview timetable for the Year 10 Trial
Exams that will be held in January 2020. Students have been issued with their individual exam timetable
covering those subjects which will be held in formal exam venues. These subjects are English, Maths, Science,
History, Geography, Computer Science, French, and Spanish. (Art and Photography exams will each have an
all-day practical session which will be held in class.) Students who do not study these subjects will be
expected to attend their normal lessons when these exams are sitting. Exams for all other subjects will take
place in normal lessons on the dates/ times shown in the overview timetable. Should you have any questions
regarding the arrangements of these exams, please contact the Exams Office.

 

 

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 ​here 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​ h​ ere​ to login.

6th Form Taster Sessions and Visit to the University of Sussex - January 2020 - p​ lease see a​ ttached
information.

Year 11 Prom Thursday 25th June 2020 - ​see a​ ttached 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 ​here 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​ - ​December’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​ ​- ​December 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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