North East Futures UTC YEAR 7 Consultation
The Trustees of Tyne Coast Academy Trust (TCAT) and the Local Governing Body of North East Futures UTC are consulting relevant stakeholders and partners on a proposed change to its admissions arrangements. The proposal is to admit up to 30 Year 7 students per year to the UTC from September 2022.
The consultation period runs from 7 September 2020 to 19 October 2020.
Currently the UTC recruits up to 120 students into Year 10 (usually aged 14), as well as recruiting to the 6th Form, from across the North East region including Newcastle, Gateshead, Northumberland, County Durham, Durham,. Sunderland, South Shields, North Shields and Darlington. The proposal is to change the admissions at the UTC to recruit up to 30 students at age 11 (the start of Year 7) and to continue to recruit the majority of students at age 14 (into Year 10) and for 6th form (into Year 12). From September 2022.
There are significant educational advantages for students starting at the UTC earlier and this has been demonstrated in other UTCs around the country:
- This change will provide more Secondary places in Newcastle and the region and give families more choice for their child’s secondary education
- It will allow students of a younger age to build key technical knowledge and skills in the fields of Healthcare Science and Digital Technology and to sample specialist areas which are new and increasingly important in the regional economy that will inspire their future careers
- Students will also be introduced earlier to the workplace skills and careers opportunities whilst maintaining the broad and balanced curriculum for this age group which mean that students are better informed and more focused when it comes to planning their career routes.
- The UTC will be supported by existing Year 7 provision across TCAT to ensure a high quality of curriculum and education
Further details on the proposal can be found below alongside our proposed Admissions Policy.
We are holding two consultation events in September and October. They will take place at North East Futures UTC and can also be accessed by video conference if needed.
Wed 16th September 5:30-6:00 PM
Wed 7th October 2020 5:30-6:00 PM
The consultation lasts for 6 weeks and will close on 13 October 2020.
In order to make your views known please email firstname.lastname@example.org or write to Consultation on Admissions 2022, NE Futures UTC, Newcastle, NE1 3A.