The UTC will deliver a core curriculum based around STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) subjects, with an opportunity for learners to select units focused towards advanced engineering or digital design if they wish. In years 9-11 learners will access a range of employer projects, work experience and other activities across four defined pathways: Rail, Construction & Infrastructure, Advanced Manufacturing & Digital Design. This will give them a good grounding in each of the industry areas and knowledge and experience of the careers and opportunities available to them.
In years 12-13 students can still focus on either advanced engineering or digital design units, in addition to the core offer, and will also have an opportunity to further specialise in one of the four industry sectors if they choose. This means that all their contextual learning, work experience and other employer engagement activity including their Extended Project will focus on the particular industry, supported by the specialist cluster of relevant employers. Should a learner decide not to specialise at this stage they will continue to access projects and input across the four sectors for their final two years of learning.
Brighter Futures Learning Partnership Trust
We believe that Doncaster UTC is the first UTC to be purpose-designed into a brand-new multi-academy trust. Hungerhill School is leading the formation of the MAT, and the new UTC Principal will report to the Trust’s CEO-designate, Helen Redford-Hernandez NLE. It is expected that 6 further schools (one secondary, five primary) will have joined the Trust by September 2019. This offers unique advantages: as part of an integrated school system, we can offer a complete range of learning opportunities to children throughout their learning career. It also creates significant central capacity for issues like finance, governance and compliance, allowing school leaders to focus on the core accountabilities of teaching and learning.