- We are fiercely ambitious on behalf of all our students, providing an educational culture that is business-like, enterprising and vocational
- We will secure good levels of academic progress at every level of ability by providing the highest possible quality of teaching and learning and the most appropriate curriculum
- We are inclusive and responsive to students’ needs to ensure that all feel valued and supported in their learning. We are a happy school – happy students achieve more than unhappy ones
- We will be an active partner within the communities we serve, sharing our resources and expertise. Within these communities, we will promote lifelong learning and lifelong employability by enabling all to develop the knowledge, skills, enterprise and values needed to meet the challenges that lie ahead.
Ullswater Community College exists to provide a high-quality service to the community that we serve, embracing a philosophy of lifelong learning.
Our college aims to produce balanced men and women who know the value of working hard to develop their individual talents in the context of a caring community. Strength of character involves knowing one’s strong points and those of other people, as well as recognising weaknesses and learning how to cope with them. Skill, enterprise, adventure and compassion are all vital qualities. Through its rigorous academic programme and through the wealth of other experiences that it offers, Ullswater Community College aims to encourage students to develop just such qualities and to carry these through to their career, higher education and adult life.
Our college is a place where every student can be known as an individual and where no one is left out. Learning in a lively and outward-looking community with a range of academic cultural, industrial, sporting and social experiences, our students are ready and able to face the demands and challenges, the choices and changes of life in the twenty-first century.
The five fundamental principles that guide all our planning, organisation and operation are:
- The right to high-quality teaching and learning Every student has a right to learn, every adult has the right to do their job, all in an orderly, clean safe and healthy environment
- Entitlement for all students The principle that each student is entitled to a broad and balanced curriculum which is relevant to his or her individual needs is fundamental to our planning and organisation. We are an inclusive college
- Opportunities taken up by all students This entitlement will be reflected in the curriculum offered to every student, but it is not enough, in our view, that such an entitlement should be offered; it must be organised in such a way that students are encouraged to take up their opportunities
- Comprehensive curriculum The curriculum must promote development in all the main areas of learning and experience: spiritual, moral, cultural, physical and intellectual
- Curriculum must prepare for life in the community The curriculum must serve to develop each student both as an individual and as a future adult member of the community
Year 10 Assessment Dates
(11:17 AM, 04/18/2013)