We are pleased to offer a fantastic opportunity to students in the form of the Silver Duke of Edinburgh Award. The qualification is all about students going the extra mile, gaining new skills, pushing themselves physically, helping others and exploring new territories. At the same time they will make new friendships and gather experiences and memories that will last a life time. A letter is available here with more information and there is also a consent form to be filled out for those wanting to take part.
We are beginning an exciting new trial with students in Years 7 to 12 (excluding Year 11 students) during registration time over the next five weeks. Vertical mentoring groups (VMGs) will run in addition to the current pastoral organisation of tutor groups arranged within each year group. VMGs give students the opportunity to work alongside and interact with students in other year groups. For key information about how this trial will affect students, please see the letter here.
As you may be aware, from September 2018, we have made some important changes to the way we support pupil premium students at UCC. A letter has been sent home to parents who are affected by these changes - you can view the full letter here. If you have any future questions, please feel free to get in contact.
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!
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.
At Ullswater Community College we are always looking to provide opportunities for our students to engage in meaningful and high quality revision. In these important, remaining weeks before the commencement of GCSE examinations, the school has adopted a unique online service which provides access to revision material for a wide range of subjects. This service is called SAM Learning.
For more information about this revision tool, please see this recent letter to parents.
For all those interested in taking part in the Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme this year, a letter has been issued with key information about the areas involved. You can view the letter here.
The recent 'end of term' letter has recently been issued - you can view Mr Ellery's letter here. Thank you for this last academic year!
As part of the upcoming Duke of Edinburgh expedition in September, parents/guardians of students taking part are required to complete a Foreign and Adventurous Parent Consent/Indemnity form - access the form by clicking here.
For those who have expressed an interest in taking part in the Silver Duke of Edinburgh, a letter is available offering more information on taking part. Please click here to see the letter.
For those considering or currently taking part in the Duke of Edinburgh programme at UCC, you can see a full list of programme ideas here.
The time is rapidly approaching for the practice and qualifying expeditions! Full information can be found on the letter here.
As you may be aware, we have been reviewing the safety and security of the school, as have many schools across the country in recent years. Last week we sent a full letter home detailing the implications for UCC and the developments taking place. You can view the full letter here.