This page contains important information about the UTC, including links to key documents. You can ask us to send you a free copy of any of the information by using one of the contact methods listed below.
UTC Contact Details
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South Wiltshire UTC
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Telephone number: 01722 444000
Staff Email: the normal structure is first name + surname but please check 01722 444000 for any variations.
Values and ethos
South Wiltshire College’s core values are:
For full information on our values and ethos read our Education Brief.
South Wiltshire College is a charitable trust governed by an independent Board of Governors. The current composition of the Governing Body is:
- Joanne Peel (Chair): Dstl- firstname.lastname@example.org
- Dr Clive Duggleby (Vice Chair): Tetricus Science Park
- Joe Mulligan (Principal)
- Doug Gale: QinetiQ
- Sue Holmes: Dstl
- Alison Kingscott: Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust [Diversity Lead]
- Aidan Tout: Roke Manor Research
- Dr Tina Pagett: Co-optee [Safeguarding and SEN Lead]
- Dr Janice Griffiths: University of Southampton
- Donna Proctor: Chemring Countermeasures
- Fleur de Rhe Philipe: Wiltshire Council
- Prof Nigel Silman: Public Health England
- Iain Hatt: Wiltshire College
- John Blackburn: Parent Governor
- Mark Waddington: Parent Governor
- <awaiting new nominee>: Staff Governor
Independent Clerk: Clerk to Governors, South Wiltshire-UTC, Wilton Road, Salisbury, SP2 7EU or email email@example.com. You will find a very useful Government handbook on effective governance here.
We are following the Wiltshire Council term dates : click here for details. The new academic year starts for students on Monday 5 September 2016 (Thursday 1 September and Friday 2 September are staff training days).
Follow the APPLY tab above to download our current admissions policy.
Year 10 Entry:
Year 10 applications are made directly to the UTC. Click here for more details. The initial deadline for 2017 entry was 31 October 2016. You can apply after that but we cannot guarantee there will be places available.
Year 12 Entry:
Year 12 applications are made directly to the UTC. Click here for more details.
New dates coming soon.
We work very closely with partner agencies, the local authority and parents to ensure young people visiting or attending the UTC are safe. If you have any concerns about the well-being of a young person please contact either of our two trained Safeguarding staff on 01722 444000, namely Matt Trehy (Designated Safeguarding Lead) MattTrehy@Wiltshire-UTC.co.uk or Maria Garcia (SENCo) MariaGarcia@Wiltshire-UTC.co.uk. More more details of our approach to safeguarding please see our policy.
The NSPCC offers a wide range of resources to help parents, carers and others members of the community, to ensure that they are able to meet their safeguarding responsibilities:
NSPCC Helpline – Parents, carers and members of the public can contact the NSPCC helpline whenever they’re worried about a child by calling 0808 800 5000, emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, texting 88858* or contacting us online at nspcc.org.uk/ helpline. The helpline is free, available 24/7 and calls can be made anonymously. For more details visit www.nspcc.org.uk.
Chromebook-based scheme for access to online learning
We are offering students a comprehensive e-learning scheme featuring an HP Chromebook device that will be fully compatible with the UTC network. This is in partnership with a specialist education charity and participating parents are being asked to support this scheme by making a monthly donation of £13 a month for 22 months. Parental support will enable students to have access to a fully functional and fully-maintained device plus a package of support while they remain students at the UTC. In order to participate, please download and read the parent letter and home-UTC agreement. The letter includes a link to take you to an online direct debit form. The home-UTC agreement needs to be signed and returned to the UTC.
It will still be possible to bring your own tablet or laptop device to the UTC although there will be some restrictions on how this will function while on the UTC network in order to protect students and the network.
We have a limited number of secure lockers available, provided by an independent company. These are available to rent at a cost of £18 for a complete academic year (around 50p per week). You can book these now at https://locker.rentals/. This takes you to a home page and you then need to select South Wiltshire UTC.
All students are required to dress in a smart and business-like manner. We will contact parents of all new and current students to explain exactly what is and is not acceptable as business dress. One option is to order a suit and tie online from our approved supplier SWI. We have been able to negotiate a very good rate because of the size of our intake and the quality is excellent despite being fully machine washable. However you don’t have to buy the business dress this way.
You can buy or use any formal suit or business dress but check our Business Dress and Appearance Policy first. Students will no longer need to wear a UTC tie or indeed any tie however it is the responsibility of students opting not to wear a tie to make sure they still look professional.
The link to the site where you can order the business dress is here: http://www.swidtp.co.uk/ We do have examples of most sizes available to try at the UTC Office by prior arrangement. Year 10s and Year 11s who qualify for free school meals will be entitled to one suit and tie paid by Pupil Premium funds.
South Wiltshire UTC policies (including Complaints)
Follow this link to view or download all our policies including what to do if you have a complaint.
The UTC will be inspected by Ofsted around the Autumn Term of our third year (2017/18). A link to the inspection report will be posted here. The UTC satisfied every aspect of its pre-opening Ofsted inspection and was therefore approved to open.
We welcome parents giving their views about the UTC to Ofsted at any time. You can register to do this by following this link: https://parentview.ofsted.gov.uk/link-to-us.
Key Stage 4 exam and assessment results
South Wiltshire UTC will have its first students completing Key Stage 4 in 2017. At that point we will publish here:
- The percentage of students gaining GCSE (or equivalent) in 5 or more subjects, including English & Maths;
- The percentage of students achieving the English Baccalaureate;
- The percentage of students achieving the minimum expected progress levels in English and Maths between KS2 and KS4; and
- A link to the Government’s school performance tables.
Key Stage 4 courses for 2016
In Key Stage 4 in we are offering the following curriculum:
- English Language GCSE
- English Literature GCSE
- Mathematics GCSE
- Double Award Science GCSE
- Double Award Engineering (Cambridge National Level 1 Certificates in both Engineering Design and Engineering Manufacturing)
plus a choice of two from:
- Third Science GCSE – making a “triple” science option overall
- Third Engineering Cambridge National (Electronic Control Systems) – making a triple Engineering option overall
- Psychology GCSE
- Computer Science GCSE
- Spanish GCSE
- Geography GCSE
For more information read our Guide for Applicants
Sixth form courses
In Sixth Form in we are offering the following curriculum:
- BTEC Extended Diploma in Engineering (equal to 3 A Levels)
- BTEC Subsidiary Diploma in Engineering (equal to 1 A Level)
- BTEC Level 2 Engineering (one year full-time course offering progress to Level 3)
- Biology A Level
- Chemistry A Level
- Physics A Level
- Mathematics A Level
- Further Mathematics A Level
- Computer Science A Level
- Electronics A Level
- English Language A Level (subject to numbers)
- Psychology A Level
- Geography A Level (subject to numbers)
- OCR Extended Project Qualification
For more information read our subject guides.
(This will shortly be updated for 2016/17)
Leadership team with their highest qualifications:
- Principal: Joe Mulligan
- Vice Principal: Matt Trehy (BSc Mechanical Engineering, PGCE)
- Improvement Partner: Julie Cathcart (BEd)
- Business Manager: Rachel Jackson (Diploma in School Business Management)
- Director of Student Services: Maria Garcia Parra: (MA Special Needs Education, PGCE)
Teaching staff with their highest qualifications:
- Subject Leader for Maths and Computing: Vivien White: (BEng [Hons] Environmental Engineering, PGCE)
- Subject Leader for Engineering and Electronics: Chris Payne: (BSc Natural Sciences, CertEd)
- Subject Leader for Science and Physics teacher: Francis Hayden (BSc [Hons] Physics, PGCE) – Physics)
- Carey Blackburn: (MBA, PGCE) – Maths
- Jacque Cartwright: (BSc Environmental Science & Geography, PGCSE) – Geography
- Holly Christie: (BSc [Hons] English Literature and Psychology, PGCE) – Psychology
- Samantha Gosling: (MA Games Design, CertEd) – Computer Science
- Salih Huseyin: Chemistry
- Chris Kennard – Engineering
- Wendy McCormick: (MA, MSc) – Lead Practitioner Engineering
- James McLeish: (MA, PGCE) – English and Maths
- Bryan Dowdey: (BSc) – Engineering
- James Fordham: (BSc, PGCE) – Engineering
- Alison Gray: (BSc, PGCE) – Environmental Science
- Amie Hooper: (BSc, PGCE) – Maths
- Adam Ricketts: (PGCE, MSc) – Business IT
- Jerado Santos: (BSc) – Science
- Damien Crossland – Maths
- Dan Owen – English
Our behaviour policy has been specially developed to ensure students develop good habits that will allow them to progress in both learning and their chosen career. Please refer to our policies page.
We will be publishing our Pupil Premium Policy on our policies page shortly.
As soon as the information is available we will publish here:
- Our pupil premium allocation for 2016/17;
- How we intend to spend this; and (in future years)
- What we have actually spent and the impact it had.
Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND)
Our SEND Policy, available on the policies page, sets out the arrangements we make to ensure the UTC is fully accessible to students with SEND and the way in which we ensure students with SEND make good progress. It says:
“The UTC is committed to welcoming all students. Adjustments will be made where necessary and where possible to enable all students for whom the UTC is the best learning environment to access lessons and social time as freely as possible. Needs and adjustments will be considered on an individual basis.” (South Wiltshire UTC Policy- Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities)
The new SEN Code of Practice from September 2014 highlighted the importance all schools and academies publishing information about their Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) provision.
You will find this information under the ‘Wiltshire Local Offer’. The link for this website is www.wiltshirelocaloffer.org.uk .
The Local Offer not only provides information and assistance on local services for all children and young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities aged 0-25, but also highlights a variety of services and support available as well as ideas on ‘Pathways’ for those who are getting ready for adulthood.
Finally, you can get a copy of our SEND Report March 2016 from the downloads menu at the bottom of this page.
Charging and Remissions Policies
The appendix to our Financial Regulations Policy, available on the policies page, sets out our approach to charges and remission.