Principals Blog, Week 20 of 2019

So we all survived the snow and it was business as usual at UTC Plymouth this week!
Monday, year 10 were given a day working on their #oracy with Talk the Talk. Some great presentations and improvers. Well done especially to Callum Orme-Luff! Definitely someone to watch and a leader of the future

Wednesday: I had a brilliant visit to Pilgrim Primary as part of our Visible Learning Journey. “Inspirational” is the best word to describe this school; the students, staff and their amazing head Lisa Meek! Great to see little learners and their beautiful work.

Stephen Seki
Another inspirational individual stopped by UTC on Thursday, Stephen Seki grasped the attention of staff and students as he told us about his learning journey. Amazing presentation based on following your dreams and never giving up! Thank you Jasmin Chapple, our hardworking #dedicated LSA for organising through @nextstepsSW. Highly recommend this programme. You can read more about Stephen’s visit to Plymouth here.

Finally, Friday was our fourth annual Employer Breakfast’ Bacon Baps at the ready as Industry and higher education professionals set up shop at UTC Plymouth. This is always a popular event and a real networking opportunity for our students. Thanks to all our employers and our industry engagement lead, Peter Bragg for putting this event on. Also it’s always brilliant to see our alumni working in great roles with our industry partners.

As we head into our last week before half term the college is starting to look very
professional with some great displays and are consistent WAGOLL boards! Thanks
to Jo Ware for her interior design skills (you missed your calling) and Jason Parkes
for the endless printing! It’s really worth it!

On a final note it has been a week of inspiration and I found this quote the other day.
I thought wow there are a lots of things I need to do. I shared it with my daughter
who loved it too. So I will now share with you!

Dream big.
Plan ahead.
Get up early.
Stay focussed
Watch less TV.
Invest in yourself.
Read more books.
Avoid time wasters.
Take calculated risks.
Write down your goals.
Make your health a priority.
Do work that matters to you.
Learn from people you admire.
Foster meaningful relationships.
Cultivate an attitude of gratitude.
Take action, even when it’s scary.
Have a powerful and inspiring ‘why’.

Have a great weekend and thanks for reading.