Parents, guardians and families play an essential role in the education of their children, and Hackney UTC recognises this.
May 2013 – LATEST NEWS AT HACKNEY UTC – by Annie Blackmore, Principal of HUTC
Following our latest round of Parent Evenings, I am pleased to say that we have received a ringing endorsement from parents and carers, see link below. 100% of our parents believe that their children are happy, safe and making good progress at Hackney UTC. Among comments parents made were:
“I found the school to have excellent teachers and resources”
“My son was very interested in the school and agreed that this is good for what he wants to do in the future”
“Thank you for always being supportive”
Other positive comments are on the front page of our website.
All of our current parents who replied would recommend HUTC to another parent, which is excellent news.
We also had an encouraging response to setting up our Parent Staff Association and will be setting a date for our inaugural meeting shortly – so watch this space!
More about Hackney UTC:
Hackney UTC aims to work in a supportive partnership with all parents and guardians to ensure the best possible opportunities for students. The school will operate a comprehensive and wide ranging system of parent’s evenings, study skills events and open days. Parents are positively encouraged to contact the school with any concerns or issues and staff aim to respond to all correspondence.
We’ve developed a handbook, for parents, carers and students. You’ll be given one when your child enrols, but you can also view it here
Key benefits of Hackney UTC
Alongside achieving a minimum of 8 good GCSEs, students will benefit from:
- Employer-led projects throughout the year: so much more than the standard 2-week work placement
- A curriculum shaped by employers: students will not only achieve a qualification, but will get real-life, valuable work skills
- Students will have their own university or employer mentor: giving fabulous career advice from an early age
- Employer partners who include BT and the Homerton University Hospital Trust: some lessons take place at their offices, so students will be part of the action!
- University partners: successful students are well-placed for a UEL degree course after graduating from Hackney UTC.
There are 3 terms per year, for a total of 40 weeks. Our term and holiday dates match those of Hackney and neighbouring boroughs with an additional week of quality work experience each year.
What to wear
We have a dress code, just like at sixth form or in the workplace. We expect you to look smart and professional. Year 10 and 11 students are required to wear a Hackney UTC blazer which can be bought from our uniform supplier.
Here’s what a parent from the Bridge Academy had to say about Hackney UTC’s Principal, Annie Blackmore: “Great news! This is just what Hackney needs. I know that Annie Blackmore will be a fantastic success having experienced her at the Bridge Academy where my children go. She was fantastic and she knew how to do things well and get the required results. Always professional but caring always!”
Hackney UTC Parental Bulletins
HUTC Parental Bulletins to keep you informed and up to date.
These are given out every Friday to students before they leave.
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