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Principal's Blog Summer Term

Principal's Blog Summer Term

Monday, June 12, 2017
SUMMER TERM 2017 Principal’s Blog  Dear parents and carers, We have had some GCSE and AS level examination over the past few weeks. Thank you for your support in preparing students for the examinations that the...
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Principal's Blog Summer 2017

Principal's Blog Summer 2017

Thursday, May 11, 2017
Principal’s Blog  Dear parents and carers, We have now been here at the UTC for almost 30 weeks. We have 10 more weeks left until the end of this academic year. It seems only yesterday that we...
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Principal's Blog

Principal's Blog

Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Dear parents and carers,  It was great to see you at the Parent’s evenings this week and last. It was good to share the successes about last few months at the UTC. We had a Showcase event last Wednesday with potential new students...
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Looking Forward

Looking Forward

Monday, February 27, 2017
Dear parents and carers, It seems incredible that we are half way through our first year at UTC Leeds. We are currently in the process of recruiting our new students and staff for the 2017-18 academic year. Once again I am pleased with the q...
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How are our Engineers Progressing?

How are our Engineers Progressing?

Friday, February 10, 2017
Dear parents and carers It was with great pride that I sat in the BBC studio at 7:45 a.m. on Wednesday morning last week. There was, no doubt, a hint of nervous energy as I prepared to share some of the work that we are doing at the UTC wit...
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Developing Professionals

Developing Professionals

Friday, January 20, 2017
Dear Parents and carers, I have just sat down at my desk to write to you about the weeks that we have had, and what we are looking forward to. I have spend most of the day with some of our truly inspiring young engineers and thei...
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Assessment Weeks and Data

Assessment Weeks and Data

Friday, January 13, 2017
Dear parents and carers,  We have now settled back in at the UTC  following the Christmas break. Last night was our first Open Evening of the new year for prospective new students. We welcomed over a hundred people to the UTC and were...
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New Year - New Opportunities

New Year - New Opportunities

Friday, January 6, 2017
Principal’s New Year Blog  Dear parents and carers,  Happy New Year to you all. I trust that you all had a very restful and joyous break. If you were anything like me then I suspect that you were busy with friends an...
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Principal's Christmas Blog

Principal's Christmas Blog

Tuesday, December 20, 2016
Principal’s Christmas Blog Dear parents and carers, This is my last chance to thank you for your support over the last two terms at the UTC. We have had a great time with many challenges and some very rewarding s...
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Principal's Blog 5th December

Principal's Blog 5th December

Thursday, December 8, 2016
Principal’s Blog 5. December 5th 2016 Dear parents and carers, Welcome to my latest review and look forward to the exciting work that we are involved with at the UTC. It was great to see so many of you at the ‘Profile Tea...
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Principal's Blog

Principal's Blog

Tuesday, November 15, 2016
Another week of hard work and momentous developments at the UTC. First of all, however, I would like to thank two of our sponsors – the University of Leeds and the Leeds Building Society. Many of you will have become well acquainted with Chl...
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UTC Officially Opened!

UTC Officially Opened!

Sunday, November 6, 2016
Principal’s Blog 3 November 2016 A warm welcome from UTC Leeds. As the evenings now begin to close in, and the weather begins to take a turn, we are warm and cosy in ourbrand new building. We are aware that the days will feel long a...
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Principals Blog - End of first term

Principals Blog - End of first term

Tuesday, October 18, 2016
Hello All. I would like to thank you for your support and for all the hard work that your sons and daughters have contributed over the last few weeks. We are now in week 6 of the UTC and are really starting to settle into life in our new home...
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Principal’s Blog 1 September 2016

Principal’s Blog 1 September 2016

Monday, September 26, 2016
Hello all. What a fabulous start to our new year at UTC Leeds. We have opened at last and have welcomed a cohort of over 180 new students. Our building was formally handed over on Friday 9th September and we welcomed our first cohort on ...
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First day of term for manufacturers and engineers of tomorrow

First day of term for manufacturers and engineers of tomorrow

Wednesday, September 14, 2016
The doors opened today (12.9.16) at Leeds’ newest state-of-the-art school, UTC Leeds. UTC Leeds is the first school of its kind in the Leeds City Region to specialise in advanced manufacturing and engineering skills. The school, for 14-19...
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In the News...

In the News...

Monday, August 8, 2016
Whats been happening at UTC Leeds? Current developments include: Completion of your Timetable, Curriculum Map planned out, the fixtures and fittings in the building are now going in with some completed (Science Labs), Lecture Theatre/Studi...
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6 Weeks to UTC opening

6 Weeks to UTC opening

Monday, August 1, 2016
6 Weeks until we open our doors. We have seen many changes over the last few weeks and there is much to look forward to. We have a new Prime Minister and we have voted to leave the European Union, both events offer a great opportun...
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10 Weeks to UTC opening

10 Weeks to UTC opening

Friday, July 8, 2016
10 Weeks to UTC opening... Hello all, we are now 10 weeks to the opening of the UTC in Leeds. We are delighted that everything is going to plan and that we will take ownership of the new facility on the 12th September. Progress is rapid o...
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Meet one of our new Assistant Principals - Miss Devane

Meet one of our new Assistant Principals - Miss Devane

Wednesday, June 29, 2016
Name: Emily Devane  Position: Assistant Principal – Teaching & Learning & Communication Where you are from and a bit about you: I grew up in a small village outside York and have always had a keen inte...
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Meet our new Teacher of Engineering - Mr Riley

Meet our new Teacher of Engineering - Mr Riley

Wednesday, June 29, 2016
Name: John Riley Position: Engineering teacher Where you are from and a bit about you: Having grown up in rural Nottinghamshire my first introduction to engineering was starting an apprenticeship at my local engineering firm at the a...
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Meet our new Teacher of Mathematics - Mr Gardner

Meet our new Teacher of Mathematics - Mr Gardner

Wednesday, June 8, 2016
Name: Mike Gardner Position: Teacher of Maths and Engineering Where you are from and a bit about you: Originally from Bradford, I graduated from Durham with a Maths degree. From there, I taught Maths for three years in Sheffield, one y...
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Meet our new Director of KS4 Engineering - Mr Mellor

Meet our new Director of KS4 Engineering - Mr Mellor

Wednesday, June 8, 2016
Name: Bradley Mellor Position: Director(KS4) of Engineering Where you are from and a bit about you: I was born in Portsmouth but grew up in Leeds where I did my apprenticeship in Engineering after leaving school. I had always loved ...
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Meet our new Teacher of English & Head of SEBEND & SENCo - Mrs Ellis

Meet our new Teacher of English & Head of SEBEND & SENCo - Mrs Ellis

Tuesday, June 7, 2016
Name: Sarah Ellis Position: Teacher of English & Head of SEBEND & SENCo Where you are from and a bit about you: I am from York, went to University in Sunderland and have since lived in Leeds. I am married and have two child...
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Meet our new Teacher of Mathematics - Miss Brayshaw

Meet our new Teacher of Mathematics - Miss Brayshaw

Wednesday, June 1, 2016
Name: Sophie Brayshaw Position: Maths Teacher Where you are from and a bit about you: I grew up locally, just outside of Skipton, and I have always enjoyed maths and solving problems so the next logical step for me was to do a degree in mathem...
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Meet our new Teacher of Engineering - Mr Mangham

Meet our new Teacher of Engineering - Mr Mangham

Wednesday, May 25, 2016
Name: Andrew Mangham Position: Teacher of Engineering Where you are from and a bit about you: I have always lived in and around Leeds except for the four years that I spent at Loughborough University in the 1980’s in fact my...
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Meet one of our new Assistant Principals - Mr O'Reilly

Meet one of our new Assistant Principals - Mr O'Reilly

Friday, May 20, 2016
Name: Chris O’Reilly Position: Assistant Principal Mathematics & Year 10 Pastoral Lead Some background: Being one of six, I grew up in a large family in the south of England in a town called Reigate. My interest in engineering bega...
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Meet one of our new Assistant Principals - Mrs Wilson

Meet one of our new Assistant Principals - Mrs Wilson

Thursday, May 5, 2016
Name: Sarah Wilson Position: Assistant Principal 6th Form, Biology and Chemistry Some background: I grew up in a small village in Oxfordshire, where I was fortunate enough to be able at 16, to start my science and engineering journey at the...
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Meet one of our new Assistant Principals - Mr Berry

Meet one of our new Assistant Principals - Mr Berry

Tuesday, April 19, 2016
Name: Alexander Berry Position: Assistant Principal for Physics and Engineering Where you are from and a bit about you: I grew up in Barnsley and was the first person in my family to go to University. I have always had that drive to find ...
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MP Visits UTC Leeds as Countdown Begins

MP Visits UTC Leeds as Countdown Begins

Monday, March 14, 2016
On Friday 11th March I met with Leeds Central MP Hilary Benn along with Employers and Sponsors on the site of our new school to see how work is progressing. The building team BAM showed us how far they have come since the project started last Septemb...
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Putting the Team together

Putting the Team together

Friday, February 26, 2016
Hi everyone. We have had a great week at the UTC office and interviewing for the Assistant Principal posts at the AGFA Graphics site in Leeds. We have had three consecutive days of interviews in the search for the perfect team to lead the develo...
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The Grand Tour

The Grand Tour

Thursday, February 18, 2016
Yesterday (17/02/2016), we took Students who will be joining UTC Leeds at the start of term in September on a tour around the build. The Students along with their guardians, caught an insight of the renovation to the Grade 2 listed building. Everyone...
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Keep an eye on progress for yourself...

Keep an eye on progress for yourself...

Friday, February 5, 2016
We will keep you up to date with the developments in the build over the next few months in anticipation of taking over the new building in September. Our building contractor BAM have, this week put a live webcam on site. You can watch the ...
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Development Update

Development Update

Wednesday, January 27, 2016
Come and look around the interior of the new UTC See how well construction is progressing with the new school ...
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Recruitment

Recruitment

Friday, January 22, 2016
Application deadline next week We have been delighted with the amount of interest that we have had from students and parents over recent weeks. I have spent most evenings since the Christmas holiday meeting with some very excited applicants...
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In the News

In the News

Thursday, January 14, 2016
The team have had another exciting and busy week at UTC Leeds. We will have spoken to a number of you over the course of the week or you may have seen us on BBC Look North? Tuesday was the UTC Leeds Grand Open evening at the Civic Hall in L...
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Happy New Year from all at UTC Leeds

Happy New Year from all at UTC Leeds

Friday, January 8, 2016
Happy New year to everyone and welcome back after the Holidays. I hope that you all had a restful break and are looking forward to the coming year. I will be writing to update you on a weekly basis this year just to keep you up to date with develo...
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Recruitment drive gets underway

Recruitment drive gets underway

Tuesday, October 20, 2015
UTC Leeds, the new university technical college for Leeds, which has been set up to attract and prepare a new generation of school students for careers in engineering and manufacturing is now less than 12 months away from opening. Building work on ...
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Lord Baker lends his support to the new University Technical College Leeds

Lord Baker lends his support to the new University Technical College Leeds

Monday, September 14, 2015
Former Education Secretary Lord Baker has visited Leeds to show his support for UTC Leeds, the first university technical college to open in the city region. Lord Baker was attending an employer event at the University of Leeds and was joined by r...
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University Technical College Leeds hires Principal Designate

University Technical College Leeds hires Principal Designate

Monday, July 13, 2015
A new Principal Designate has been appointed to lead the new University Technical College (UTC) in Leeds, which is due to open in September 2016. Mark Kennedy, who is currently vice principal at Bristol Technology and Engineering Academy, will ta...
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Department of Education approves funding agreement for new University Technical College

Department of Education approves funding agreement for new University Technical College

Monday, April 20, 2015
Plans to create a new University Technical College in Leeds (UTC Leeds) has taken a major step forward following the approval of a funding agreement worth £9.5million by the Department of Education. The funding agreement, which covers the cost of...
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University Technical College (UTC) Leeds lays the foundation for new college build

University Technical College (UTC) Leeds lays the foundation for new college build

Wednesday, April 15, 2015
UTC Leeds, the specialist new engineering and manufacturing college due to open in September 2016, has begun to lay its foundations by announcing plans for the redevelopment of the grade II listed Braime Pressings factory on Hunslet Road. The ambi...
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