It has been 4 months since lockdown began and already, we are coming to the end of this academic year. It has certainly been a challenging time for everyone in the country and on behalf of Lincoln UTC, I hope you are safe and well.
Despite the difficult circumstances, we are immensely proud that teaching and learning has not stopped. Since the launch of ‘live lessons’ on Google Classroom, over 80% of our students have accessed the remote support provided by their teachers in all subject areas; from attending weekly live lessons to downloading and submitting work. In addition, over the past 5 weeks, we have provided our Y10 and Y12 students face-to-face lessons and it is a pleasure to see our students interacting with their peers and their teachers.
As we approach the summer break, we are making the final preparations for our return to full time education in September. I am sure you are aware, to begin with we will be running a timetable with a split start for all Key Stage 4 students, allowing us to reduce our already small class sizes further. This will enable us to socially distance within the UTC safely, whilst still providing you with a full curriculum.
As our Principal John Morrison and Vice Principal Stuart Hamer suggested in previous newsletters, our advice to students is: ‘Don’t fritter away your free time. Keep busy. Do something that will be of some benefit to you in the future.’ Make good use of the summer break, it’s not too late to find a project.
Finally, I would like to take this opportunity to thank our parents, students and the whole staffing team for their commitment and ongoing support. Also, I would like to remind our A level and GCSE students that their results are available for collection at UTC from 8am onwards on the 13th and 20th of August respectively.
For all the students who will be joining us after summer, we are excited to get you back to the new ‘normal’ routine in September.Have a lovely summer break. Take care and stay alert!