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Engineering UTC Northern Lincolnshire “first school to visit Parliament” in the UK 2> By | Employer Partners, Latest news | No Comments

(Monday 13th September) According to the Parliamentary Tours Office, Engineering UTC Northern Lincolnshire became the first school in the UK to visit Parliament since it reopened for tours.

 

11 Students from Engineering UTC Northern Lincolnshire, accompanied by 3 teaching staff left Scunthorpe at 5:30 am today to make their 9 am tour in London via train.

 

The group were personally greeted by Holly Mumby-Croft, MP for Scunthorpe, who joined them for a comprehensive guided tour on the history and workings of the Houses of Parliament, led by the Parliamentary Tours Office.

 

During the tour, the group visited key locations in Parliament including St Stephens Hall, the Central Lobby, the House of Commons Chamber, the House of Lords Chamber, and the Royal Gallery. Following the tour, the students enjoyed a group discussion with Holly Mumby-Croft MP about her work in Parliament.

 

Speaking after the tour, Anesta McCullagh, Head of Engineering UTC Northern Lincolnshire said:

 

“We’re very excited to be the first school to visit Parliament since it reopened for visits. At Engineering UTC Northern Lincolnshire we aim to give our students the opportunity to develop their interests.”

 

“It’s such a great opportunity for our students and we’d like to thank Holly Mumby-Croft for this opportunity, and for being a supporter of our work at Engineering UTC Northern Lincolnshire.”

 

Commenting on the visit, Holly Mumby-Croft MP said: 

 

“I’m delighted that one of our fantastic local schools was the very first to visit the reopened parliament. I was chuffed and proud to welcome our talented young people from North Lincs.”

 

The MP also revealed that this was, in fact, her first time participating in a guided tour in Parliament:

 

“Growing up in North Lincolnshire I never actually had the opportunity to visit Parliament until I was elected. It means so much to me that I’m able to facilitate this visit, and I’d love for more of our young people to have this opportunity in the future.”

 

Speaking after the tour, Kelsey, a year 11 Engineering student said:

 

“The tour today was very interesting, we were able to learn about what happens behind the scenes and how new laws come into place. It’s great that we were able to hear from our tour guide firsthand, and it’s a great experience to be the first school to receive a tour in Parliament.” 

 

The group went on to visit different locations in London, including St James Park, Buckingham Palace and the Natural History Museum.

 

Residents interested in a tour in Parliament can book a free “Democratic Access Tour” and should visit the UK Parliament Website for more information.

Tronox Visits ENLUTC 2> By | Latest news | No Comments

A new year brings the UTC new students and with new students, ENL UTC will see new and exciting opportunities! This year tutor groups at ENL UTC have been split into 3 groups named after 3 of their core partners. ENL UTC’s core partners are made up by Phillips 66, ABP, Care Plus Group, University of Hull, Orsted and last but not least, Tronox.

 

Tronox was the first of 3 tutor groups to meet with the core partner that inspired their new group. Students from ENL UTC’s near year 9 cohort met with Mark Setterfield and Becky Kirvan-Rodgers and had opportunity to attend a Q&A as well as demonstrate some of the new skills they are acquiring which could one day help them on their way to a career with one of the core partners.

 

The questions and answers session saw students discuss everything surrounding Tronox including what it’s like to work there, what kind of pathway they can take into employment with them (including what pensions look like!) and not only what has inspired Tronox in the past but what their long-term goals are too! Mark Setterfield was able to explain all about his career with Tronox across the UK and Europe looking after their Learning & Development whilst Becky Kirvan-Rodgers gave the students a real insight into what the Tronox brand means and what they stand for as a company.

 

Mark, Becky and the students then headed down to the official Tronox workshop situated within ENL UTC where they were able to show Mark and Becky what they have been learning in their first few days studying here. The Tronox room is fully kitted out with work benches, lathes, pillar drills and much more whilst being appropriately decorated for its newly acquired title of the Tronox Workshop. Looking around the room Tronox branding can be seen throughout with informative posters, displays, the Tronox green walls and their logo proudly sitting on the workshop door.

 

Principal Anesta McCullagh said;

 

“Tronox have been a core partner with ENL UTC for XX years and throughout that time they have offered valuable time and experience to the students. ENL UTC offers a rich employer-led curriculum which needs input from partners across the region to provide real world insight for the students on their journey throughout their academic studies to sustainable careers. ENL UTC is immensely excited to be able to finally launch the Tronox Workshop and looks forward to many more years of working together and building relationships.”

Interested in joining ENL UTC to gain access to the same amazing opportunities and employer engagement? Applications are now open for 2022! Click here to apply.

Care Plus Group Joins ENL UTC as sixth Core Partner Ahead of brand-new Health Sciences & Social Care Specialism 2> By | Latest news | No Comments

ENL UTC welcomed Care Plus Group CEO Jane Miller to officially open their Health Sciences & Social Care suite ahead of the brand-new specialism launching this September. Jane Miller visited alongside Sharon Stead to tour the campus, officially open the rooms with ribbon cuttings and to visit the lorry load of care items Care Plus Group kindly donated to help our future healthcare heroes start their journey into the world of health and social.  

Care Plus Group is an organisation working in communities across North East Lincolnshire. They are a social business that provides a wide range of adult health and social care services to people across our community. Care Plus Group is a Community Benefit Society – any profit they make they reinvest back into the development and delivery of health and care services.  
 
Jane Miller, Chief Executive of Care Plus Group said:  
“I am delighted that as a Core Industry Partner, Care Plus Group can support the UTC to implement their Health, Social Care and Science curriculum and support young people to enable them to access a career in health and social care. Our Employability Services Team works closely with the UTC on employability initiatives and supporting skills gaps to ensure the students are given the opportunity to enter the workplace with the right skills. This is a fantastic development for young people and very much needed for the health and care sector.  

 

Care Plus Group kindly offered for ENL UTC to visit and label a wide range of different surplus equipment they had from use in care homes, to be delivered by lorry to the UTC which has formed 2 care suites and a doctor’s surgery on the top floor of the school.  

 

Jane Miller said: “Care Plus Group was able to donate items of unused equipment to enable the UTC to develop a simulated care suite and doctor’s surgery to support students learning in a practical environment. The items we donated were surplus to our requirements when we moved one of our services to a new base last year and we’re pleased they are being used to benefit students who will become the future health and social care workforce.” 

The new specialism has been put in place to provide the same kind of hands-on STEM education for health sciences and social care that the UTC currently offers for Engineering, providing pathways for young people aged 13-18 in North Lincolnshire. With the Coronavirus pandemic highlighting the importance of STEM-related skills (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) in all their forms over the last year, we continue to play a vital role in building the local STEM skills capabilities that the country needs now and for our future workforce.   

 

Principal of ENL UTC, Anesta McCullagh said: “We are so proud to have Care Plus Group on board as our sixth core partner. I am looking forward to expanding our unique STEM offer alongside Care Plus Group that will help our young people develop the sought-after skills, confidence and qualifications that will put them miles in front of others when it comes to applying for future apprenticeships, jobs and university places. 

 

“The support and equipment that Care Plus Group have kindly given us will help to deliver the same high standard in our brand-new health sciences & social care pathway that we currently deliver with our engineering. It was great to have Sharon and Jane attend the UTC and see first-hand the difference their donations have made. We look forward to continuing the great working relationship we have.” 

 

Applications are still open to join ENL UTC’s new specialism in September and can be found at www.enlutc.co.uk/apply or by calling 01724 878100.  

ENL UTC Employees Shortlisted Twice in 2021 Tes Awards 2> By | Latest news | No Comments

Pioneers, passionate educators and persistent campaigners are among the extraordinary education talent honoured each year at the Tes Schools Awards, one of the biggest nights in the UK education calendar. Those schools that have made it onto the 2021 shortlist have been revealed with Engineering UTC Northern Lincolnshire featuring twice for 2 separate nominations.

After the year it has been for anyone and everyone in education, to be on this year’s shortlist is a huge achievement, showcasing the very best of what the UK education sector has to offer and ENL UTC could not be prouder of its employees for the hard work they have done over the past year to not only manage the business aspect of running a school but to continue to support our students in the best possible way.

 

The nominations are:

New Teacher of the Year

Zoe Hennchen – Engineering UTC Northern Lincolnshire

Zoe Hennchen, nominated for new teacher of the year at Tes award 2021 said “I was delighted when I was told that I had been nominated by the ENLUTC for the ‘New Teacher of the Year Award’ category for the 2021 TES Awards, but to find that I had been shortlisted for the national award was a huge surprise!

 

“I was very proud to have completed my teacher training course at the ENLUTC, and the support and mentorship that I have received along the way has been second to none.

 

“Alongside teaching both Science and Engineering, I have been involved with many exciting projects and opportunities alongside our students, which only a University Technical College can offer. I am hugely grateful to my colleagues who nominated me and also our wonderful students, who have truly inspired my journey as a new teacher.”

 

School Business Leader of the Year

Joanne Wilby – Engineering UTC Northern Lincolnshire

Joanne Wilby, Business Manager at ENL UTC said “I was absolutely thrilled to learn that I had been shortlisted as a school business leader of the year finalist in this year’s TES Awards.   Just to be nominated by the Engineering UTC Northern Lincolnshire was an honour.

 

“To me I have just been doing my job, but to receive recognition for the hard work and effort I have put in to transforming our business, finance and HR functions was amazing.  Whilst I don’t work with students directly, they are at the heart of everything I do; ensuring our finances, staffing and resources are targeted effectively, to ensure they can receive the best educational opportunities possible, is what drives me to do my very best every day.”

Jan – Mar 2021 Roundup 2> By | Latest news | No Comments

We are very pleased to present to you our Half Term Roundup for January to March 2021.

This interactive newsletter highlights another exciting half term here at the Engineering UTC Northern Lincolnshire. From promoting women into engineering, National Careers Week and Comic Relief. We can’t believe how fast the past few weeks have gone!

To read our roundup, please follow the link below. 

Kickstart Placement at ENL UTC 2> By | Latest news | No Comments

Engineering UTC North Lincolnshire is pleased to welcome Wiktoria, through the government’s Kickstart scheme. The programme provides funding to create new job placements for 16 to 24 year olds on Universal Credit who are at risk of long term unemployment. Wiktoria jumped at a chance for the placement after being contacted by her Scunthorpe JobCentre work coach and with their support, she was able to apply for and secure the role.

Wiktoria’s work coach Gem said: “After having a meeting with the Engineering UTC about what they are looking for from Kickstart applications, I knew that Wiktoria would be a perfect match.

“I called Wiktoria immediately to discuss the role and the potential that Kickstart can bring in terms of future opportunities. I spent time with Wiktoria discussing the best way to apply with tailoring her CV and writing a cover letter.

“I also discussed with her about video interviews, and how these differ, always thinking about the surrounds and how everything sounds.

“We came up with a plan together for her to do a practice zoom call to ensure everything was working. Wiktoria took all my advice on board and did her research about Engineering UTC and was very confident at each stage of the process.”

Wiktoria was delighted when she was shortlisted and then successful at her interview, saying: “The Kickstart scheme at Engineering UTC Northern Lincolnshire has opened doors to a new opportunity for me.

“Having developed mild depression and anxiety, Kickstart has helped me get back on my feet and reassured me that I can further develop my skills within my career aspirations.

“I am grateful for the warm and welcoming approach of staff and I am looking forward to working these lovely and supportive people.”

Anesta McCullagh, Principal of ENL UTC, said: “Being part of the new Kickstart scheme couldn’t have run any smoother, the whole process has been flawless. Our Kickstart has joined ENL UTC with a confident start, the support we have received from our gateway has been second to none and we would highly recommend further businesses taking part!

“The opportunity to take part in the Kickstart scheme and help a young person gain the experience they need was something ENL UTC couldn’t pass up on, preparing young people for the world of work is at the heart of our provision and we are so proud to be part of this scheme.”

You can read the full story here.

New Health Sciences and Social Care Specialism 2> By | Future Careers, Latest news | No Comments

We are delighted to announce an exciting new addition to our KS3 and KS4 curriculum alongside the already popular Engineering specialism.  With the Coronavirus pandemic highlighting the importance of STEM-related skills (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) in all their forms over the last year, we continue to play a vital role in building the local STEM skills capabilities that the country needs now and for our future workforce.  

 

Since opening our doors in September 2015, the ENL UTC has since received a ‘Good’ Ofsted rating, become one of the fastest growing small UTCs in the country and extended its provision to include a broader range of year groups. The new Health Sciences and Social Care specialism marks another exciting development for the ENL UTC, offering students aged 13-16 the chance to study a unique and high-quality education alongside a range of local industry experts who support the design of the curriculum.  

 

Principal, Anesta McCullagh said: “I am looking forward to expanding our unique STEM offer that will help our young people develop the sought-after skills, confidence and qualifications that will put them miles in front of others when it comes to applying for future apprenticeships, jobs and university places. We are a University Technical College which means our curriculum has at least a fifty percent technical aspect which is backed by some of the region’s best-known companies/employers including Phillips 66, Tronox, Orsted, University of Hull, ABP and ORE Catapult. We set up and train the next generation of young people in the skills that our regional economy needs. Over the last year, I think we’ve all been inspired by Scientists and the work done by the medical profession in saving lives in the global fight against this awful coronavirus pandemic. There is still a national and regional shortage in these types of health care professions, expanding our employer led technical curriculum to include Heath Science and Social Care we will be preparing young students of North Lincolnshire for careers such as midwifery, nursing, pharmacists, doctors, paramedics, health carers working with disabled people, physiotherapy to just name a few”.   

 

University of Hull Life Sciences have teamed up with ENL UTC to be able to inspire and support the next generation of health professionals entering these careers.

 

Director of Business Engagement and Careers Leader, Jennifer Vincent said: “We are super excited to launch this new specialism in partnership with Health Sciences and Social Care employers from across the Humber. We have consulted every step of the way to ensure that our students learn the core values, skills and qualifications needed in this important sector, tailoring it what our providers are looking for. It is more important now than ever before that we grow the pipeline of local talent heading into these extensive specialisms and are here to support our young people in securing their future pathway.”  

 
Jane Miller, Chief Executive of Care Plus Group said; Health and social care organisations face specific workforce challenges due to the changing health & social care needs of the population and in addition the impact of Covid-19. Care Plus Group are delighted to be working alongside the Engineering UTC to support the development of their new health and social care curriculum. This new specialism will offer opportunities for local young people to start a career within health and social care, addressing the skills gap while also supporting a pipeline of local young people into local jobs. 

  

Furthermore, Care Plus Group are absolutely thrilled to become the sixth prestige Core Industry Partner and sharing our expertise with the UTC will be an integral part of the students learning. 

 

If you are in Year 8 and would like to apply for a place from September 2021 please complete an application, we have limited places available. Free registration is now open and can be found by visiting www.enlutc.co.uk/apply  

Safer Internet Day 2021 2> By | Latest news | No Comments

Safer Internet Day 2021: Fact or Fiction?

Safer Internet Day is here once again and this year, the theme is ‘An Internet We Trust: Exploring Reliability in the Online World’.

Every year, Safer Internet Day provides the perfect opportunity to reflect and assess our online habits, both during personal use and for school or work and it’s more important now than ever, to be able to separate fact from fiction whilst building knowledge and confidence in the online world.

We have put together some top tips as a reminder of how you can make sure you are remaining safe online and how to separate real news and fake news.

What is fake news?

Fake news can be false information, photos or videos purposefully created to confuse or misinform. It can also be genuine information that has been manipulated to deceive. It’s important to learn how we can identify something we see online that may not be true.

Question the source

The best way to check if what you are reading is reliable, is to try and confirm the online information using other websites, this may help you make a judgement on whether the information they are sharing is trustworthy. The more sources that say the same thing, the more likely it is that the information can be trusted.

Read further than the headline

Most fake news articles, blog posts and social posts tend to always feature something called ‘click-bait’. This is when the headline (mainly what you see on Facebook before clicking into the link) and can be used to twist the truth, knowing most readers do not read further to find more information. Try and understand if what you are reading sounds too good to be true, or if it sounds more like an opinion than a fact.

Is it genuine?

Take time to think about the things you see online and how they are presented to you, is this a celebrity promoting a product? Is it an outstanding review on a product? Chances are that this celebrity may have been paid to promote this brand and the reviews you are reading may not be genuine, but in fact a paid collaboration.

Talk it through

It can be hard to know what to do about false or misleading content online, but if you do see something that is concerning, this needs to be reported in the appropriate way, if you are unsure what this looks like then speak to a trusted adult. Talking it through with someone who supports you can help you feel less alone and could lead to small steps towards the information being removed.

UK Safer Internet Centre have a wide range of great tips for different age ranges available here.

Autumn 20 Roundup 2> By | Latest news | No Comments

Welcome to our first Half Term Roundup of the 2020/2021 academic year. 

We may have entered our third (and hopefully last) lockdown but it has not stopped our incredible school community from continuing to build strong, positive relationships through a safe learning environment.

Read our interactive Half Term Roundup below to discover more about life at the ENL UTC. 

10 Things You Need to Know

10 Things to Know About ENL UTC 2> By | Latest news | No Comments

Offering a unique STEM curriculum, The Engineering UTC (University Technical College) Northern Lincolnshire equips learners aged 13-19 with the skills they need to take their future workplace with the confidence, industry knowledge and experience required. Government funded, the ENL UTC offers a genuine alternative to the traditional education system that already exists by allowing students to have an active role in choosing their future. Below are ten things you need to know about the ENL UTC.

1- Specialist STEM Education

The ENL UTC is a specialist STEM school and college, providing a university and industry-led curriculum designed specifically to educate students who have a passion for Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics or Health and Social Care. The curriculum combines academic, technical and practical elements and will involve many aspects delivered by local industry partners alongside expert staff.

2- Academic Qualifications

ENL UTC students need to enjoy Maths, English and Sciences because they form such a large and important part of our curriculum and industry-based projects.

Students who study their GCSEs at the ENL UTC take all the Sciences, Maths, English Language, English Literature, Design and Technology and the choice of an Engineering or Health and Social Care Sciences route. There will also be the option to choose an additional subject alongside the core subjects.

Students who study their A Levels at the ENL UTC can choose between two STEM pathways. The one-year Apprenticeship Progression Pathway, in association with HETA, is ideal for individuals looking for a clear progression route to an apprenticeship, entry level employment or a Level 3 qualification. The two-year Level 3 Pathway, is designed for individuals looking for a broader understanding of engineering to help lead into employment, either directly or through an apprenticeship, or to form the basis of an application to a higher education course.

3- Industry-led Curriculum

The ENL UTC is proud to work alongside a wide variety of industry partners and universities who not only support and inspire our students to achieve their goals but also the UTCs unique STEM curriculum.

Throughout their time at the UTC, students have a multitude of opportunities to work on industry-led projects and challenges. By doing this, students will gain an understanding of the key employability skills, academic qualifications and technical knowledge their future employers are looking for.

4- Filling the STEM Skills Gap

The ENL UTC, has been established within the North Lincolnshire area to bridge the STEM skills gap. There is currently a lack of suitably qualified and skilled young individuals going into STEM careers, whether through apprenticeships or university degree courses.

We are proud to work closely with our colleagues at North Lincolnshire Council and the Local Enterprise Partnerships to ensure we are meeting the needs of businesses whilst preparing our young people for successful and sustainable destinations.

5- A Five-year Education

The ENL UTC offers a five-year education to urge students to be successful in their sixth form studies. Our sixth form works alongside many employers and universities to ensure successful and sustainable destinations.

A sixth form centre has been developed within the UTC building to offer students dedicated study and social spaces for their use, alongside of a careers and progression room. The sixth form curriculum offers distinct pathways: A Levels, Engineering diplomas or a combined route.

6- Extensive Learning Facilities

Based on Carlton Street, in the centre of Scunthorpe and close to both bus and train stations, the ENL UTCs £12m facility is a learning environment like no other in our region. Allowing students to experience the world of work first hand. With a range of workshop spaces, classrooms and labs, the UTC has been purpose built to help students maximise their potential through a range of resources found in industry.

7- The ENL UTC Day

The ENL UTC operates a longer school day which reflects the business approach at the heart of our ethos and supporting them in their next steps after education.

  • Year 9 students start lessons at 8.40am Monday to Friday and finish at 2.40pm at the earliest</li
  • Year 10 and 11 students start lessons at 8.40am Monday to Friday and finish at 3.40pm at the earliest
  • Our exciting enrichment opportunities run until 3.40pm (year 9 students) and 4.30pm (year 10 and 11 students)
  • All KS3 and KS4 students finish at 1.10pm on a Friday
  • Sixth form students will have personal timetables that work across four days of studies. Helping to support alongside part time work.

8- Building Independence and Confidence

Students have dedicated ‘independent study’ time throughout the week instead of homework. This allows them to focus on additional studies, revision, research and/or projects within their timetabled lessons with a teacher always on hand, should they need it. With the ENL UTCs extensive workshops, labs and equipment’s it enables students to progress their studies and technical knowledge further.

There are no bells and all students are responsible for getting themselves to where they need to be throughout the day.

9- Enrichment Opportunities

All students will experience a multitude of enrichment and industry opportunities throughout the academic year. This will allow students to gain additional skills, awards, experiences and qualifications. Enrichment activities, which are timetabled as weekly lessons, can include: employer-led projects, Formula 24, Young Enterprise, robotics, sports club, woodwork and much more. Sixth form students also have access to a wide range of training, mentoring and enrichment activities.

10- Our Way

The ENL UTC offers a professional and mature learning environment that reflects the working world. Whilst we have clear boundaries and routine, students are treated like young adults, call teachers by their first name and wear a business dress code as opposed to a school uniform. All students demonstrate positive behaviours, values and principles that show they are going above and beyond to support our school, their futures and each other. Students are expected to have excellent attendance and punctuality in order to be involved in, and to complete, a large number of industry-based projects.

If you wish to find out more or have any further questions not answered in the above, please call us on 01724 878100 or email us on info@enlutc.co.uk to arrange an appointment with our friendly staff.