Tag: UTCs

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Three former University Technical College sites will become schools next month after closing their doors earlier this year. UTCs in Oldham, Daventry and Greenwich all closed this summer...
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University technical colleges and studio schools have been excluded from the government’s EBacc entry target, but the measure will still be included in the institutions’ league table scores. On...
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The organisation that oversees the ailing university technical college (UTC) programme has called on school leaders to “assess” which pupils best fit the vocational schools before sending unsuitable...
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Ailing university technical colleges should be converted into 16-19 colleges, with all studio schools joining multi-academy trusts to stave off closure, says a new report. A major study...
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UTCs face a big challenge in that the English school system isn’t set up for recruitment at 14, but there are ways to make it work, says Sam Parrett With the...
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A university technical college that has struggled to recruit pupils is opening an 11 to 14 “specialist academy” next door to act as its own feeder school. The...
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A specialist vocational school that outsourced its teaching has been handed a financial notice to improve, although it says the government signed-off on the arrangement. Energy Coast UTC...
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It’s too early to talk of abandoning UTCs, says Sally Dicketts. The key to success is to hold true to their core principles – and find a formula...
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More than half of university technical colleges (UTC) visited by Ofsted have been rated “inadequate” or “requires improvement” compared with 10 per cent of schools overall. UTC Swindon,...
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Schools that lose high proportions of pupils to university technical colleges (UTCs) and studio schools often have to “reintegrate” youngsters a year later because institutions close or pupils...
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The government is to stump up thousands of pounds in travel costs to send children from a closing university technical college to another 20 miles away, according to...