Coronavirus update: school closure information
Please see the websites for UTC Sheffield City Centre and UTC Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park
https://city.utcsheffield.org.uk/
https://olp.utcsheffield.org.uk/

Message from UTC Sheffield City Centre

Coronavirus update: school closure information UTC Sheffield City Centre
As from today, Friday 27 March, UTC Sheffield City Centre will be closed to all students until further notice. I would like to thank all parents for abiding by the government guidelines and supporting the welfare of the staff and students by keeping students at home.
If you have any queries regarding work, please contact teaching staff via ‘Show My Homework’. For all other enquiries please contact admin@utcsheffield.org.uk.
Please note: information about free school meals is now available on the Letters page of our website.
For the position at Olympic Legacy Park, please visit the website: https://olp.utcsheffield.org.uk
Thank you again for all your support in these challenging and unprecedented times.
Kind regards,
Alex Reynolds, Principal, UTC Sheffield – City Centre

Message from UTC Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park

Coronavirus update: school closure information at UTC Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park
Dear Parent/Carer/Student,
As from Monday 30 March, UTC Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park will be closed to all students. We will be open again for children of key workers and vulnerable students after the Easter holidays on Tuesday 14 April. I would like to thank parents and carers for abiding by the government guidelines and supporting the welfare of the staff and students by keeping students at home.
If you have any queries regarding work, please contact teaching staff via Teams. For all other enquiries please contact adminolp@utcsheffield.org.uk.
Information about free school meals is now available on the Letters page of our website.
UTC Sheffield City Centre is closed until further notice.
Thank you again for all your support in these challenging and unprecedented times.
Kind regards,
Jess Stevenson, Principal, UTC Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park

Jack, Computing

Banner image: Jack Underwood

"I’ve really enjoyed the hands-on technical learning, and the creativity and problem solving skills that I’ve developed from being at the UTC."

UTC Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park student Jack Underwood has achieved a top set of GCSEs and is looking forward to further developing his academic knowledge and computing technical skills.

Jack achieved nine GCSEs, including four grade 9s and three grade 8s, as well as a technical qualification in computing with a distinction*.

He said: “I felt a bit anxious waiting for my results. I’m really pleased with the grades.”

Jack, aged 15, is staying on at the UTC to study three A Levels in computer science, further maths and maths as well as a technical qualification in computing.

Jack said: “I chose the UTC because I love computing and wanted to study it in more depth. So, that’s why I took the computer science GCSE as well as a technical qualification in computing.

He added: “My career ambition is to develop and release my own digital products. I’ve really enjoyed the hands-on technical learning, and the creativity and problem solving skills that I’ve developed from being at the UTC.”

During his time at the UTC, Jack has enjoyed working on employer projects applying academic theory to technical projects. These have included creating an app for a local school to help them gather student feedback and taking part in the national computing competition Vex Robotics.

Dr Sarah Clark, Principal of UTC Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park, said: “Jack has excelled academically and through also succeeding in competitions such as the Intermediate Maths Challenge, Vex Robots and Code Make Win. He has a very promising future.”

The technical qualifications involve working on employer-led projects and developing skills related to the subject specialism as well as team working and problem solving skills. The £10 million UTC is equipped with cutting edge industry standard facilities.

UTCs are government funded technical schools that have been established to provide technical learning opportunities in partnership with employers and universities. They provide academic and technical qualifications to match the skills needs of regional employers, supporting economic growth and employment.

Employers supporting the UTC include Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, employers on the Olympic Legacy Park, Sheffield Hallam University and the University of Sheffield.

Students can join the UTC at the age of 13 in Year 9 or at the age of 16 in Year 12 and the UTC recruits from across Sheffield City Region. For more information, visit www.utcsheffield.org.uk. Follow us @UTCSheffield.

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