A MESSAGE TO YEAR 7 PARENTS & CARERS
STEAM Academy @UTC Plymouth
Our new Year 7 Key Stage 3 Academy is designed to give all of our students the best chances of a successful and fulfilling future. We have structured our curriculum to create students who are self-motivated, competent, willing to take risks and become lifelong learners. Our mission is to develop curious, academically skilled young people who aspire to be principled, compassionate learners, through a broad and balanced curriculum that focuses on a personalised and skills-based learning programme.
The STEAM Academy will provide all its students with the experiences, skills and values needed to properly prepare them for success at each stage of their future: examination courses at UTC Plymouth, apprenticeships, and university pathways, to secure careers within the globally competitive 21st century. 60% of the jobs in Plymouth are now STEAM based with employers looking for key industry skills and students who embody our key values of Dedication, Discipline, Resilience, Professionalism and Respect. We have already created, developed and fostered close working relationships with local, national and international businesses and industry partners; including an affiliation with our Royal Navy, our Industry sponsor Babcock and many other committed partners from business and industry across the region. Our committed Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Maths teachers and instructors work alongside our strategic partners developing industry-relevant projects and problem-solving activities for our students that resonate in the real world.
All of this work will be underpinned by the very successful UTC Plymouth ethos ‘Aspiration, Inspiration, Perspiration’ which motivates a passion in our staff and students towards striving for excellence in everything we do. However, we are unique, our STEAM school @UTC Plymouth offers young people a safe and secure transition from primary to secondary education. You will join our #UTC Plymouth family where you are not just a name on a spreadsheet. We have a dedicated UTC Year 7 Team that will ensure your child is excited to come to school and can see how learning can impact on their future. We have 100% student satisfaction!
We are delighted that you are curious enough to explore our creative, rigorous and demanding offer. We understand that choosing a secondary school is a very important decision, and the breadth of choice is very wide. We offer a range of events to help you make the right decision for your child. Please come along to one of open events or ‘Meet the Principal Tours’. See us on normal school day and speak with our amazing students.
Finally, if you make the decision to apply to our new STEAM School we offer several transition days and 1:1 interviews before your child joins us in September 2020
Our new Year 7 Key Stage 3 STEAM School is designed to give all of our students the best chances of a successful and fulfilling future.
I very much look forward to meeting you and your child in the next few months as you make the decision that is right for you and your child.