In the lead up to May half-term, Mr Forrest has written to parents and carers to confirm the exam revision session arrangements for half-term and to clarify the final arrangements for students as they enter these final weeks of Year 11. You can view the letter in full here and the half-term intervention revision sessions calendar here.
Good luck in the next few weeks Year 11!
We are pleased to announce that Rian Harris, Chief Executive of Lakeland Arts, will be the keynote speaker at our Cumbria's Schools Arts Conference in June.
The day of CPD will incorporate a mix of school performances, presentations and practical workshops with the aim of showcasing the importance of embedding creative education in a school's curriculum.
We would like to invite teachers, cultural colleagues and school leaders from the region and the North West to join us for the day.
Further details and booking information can be found on the evenbrite page here; the conference will take place on Wednesday the 26th of June and will run from 10am until 3pm.
Please contact us for future information or view the Event page.
Cumbria County Council have this week informed us that the deadlines and arrangements for applying for post-16 transport have been revised. A letter has been issued to update students and parents on the process of post-16 transport applications for the Penrith Catchment Area for September 2019. This is a vital issue for those who will be in Year 12 and 13 from September; please read the Transport Letter here for key information.
We have been informed by Ofsted that they will be carrying out an inspection of UCC this week. They have provided a letter for parents and carers with information about the Inspection that you can view here, as well as an Inspections Guide for Parents that can be viewed here. If you have any questions at all, please feel free to contact us.
"Young people of all ages from across Cumbria came together to discuss their concerns about climate change with local councillors attending to hear what they had to say. The event was attended by representatives from 30 schools, and was hosted by Learning, Education and Development Centre, University of Cumbria." Thanks to Robert Ferguson Primary School in Carlisle for the information and the below film:
Year 10 and 11 Child Development students have enjoyed hearing about Liz and Carina’s journey to become Mummies. We have watched the journey from conception through to the arrival of baby Sadie, who visited us in class recently. Their treatment option was IVF with donor sperm at The London Women’s Clinic. This enabled motherhood to be a shared experience right from conception.
We are pleased to be hosting Cumbria's Schools Arts Conference in June. We'd like to invite teachers, cultural colleagues and school leaders from the region and the North West to join us in a day of CPD which will incorporate a mix of school performances, presentations and practical workshops with the aim of showcasing the importance of embedding creative education in a school's curriculum.
Further details and booking information can be found on the evenbrite page here; the conference will take place on Wednesday the 26th of June and will run from 10am until 3pm. Please contact us for future information or view the Event page.
We are pleased to say that a new club is on offer on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday lunchtimes for Year 10 and 11 Agriculture students to be able to work on their written assignments and to chat about what they are doing on their farms or the farms where they work outside school. The club takes place between 12.35-1.35 in the ALC in the Applied Learning Centre.
Lucy, Harry, Devonne, Connagh and Ben have been involved in the creation of a film and an e-book entitled 'Take Time To Allow Time'.
The film and e-book were created in collaboration with NHS England, Triple A (All About Autism), Cumbria County Council and North Cumbria Clinical Commisioning Group.
Our students were part of a focus group that identified the key themes that should be included in the project, they took part in the film and four of them attended the launch at 'The People First Conference Centre' in Carlisle. Unfortunately Harry was unable to attend the launch because he was diligently preparing for his GCSE exams.
At the launch they were able to see the final version of the film as well as listen to the inspiration behind the project. They were invited up to say a few words and it was lovely to hear Ben describe the experience as 'the best in his life so far' and Devonne talk about the importance of teachers being aware of the difficulties that autistic students face in the classroom.
If you would like to see the film click here or view it below and for the ebook click here or below.