Archive for 4th October 2013

BAM Construction selected for UTC design and build

The new University Technical College (UTC) at MediaCityUK has taken a major step forward with the selection of BAM Construction for the £10.4 million design and build contract.

UTC@MediaCityUK will specialise in the creative and digital industries with a direct link to the industry, giving the 14-19 year old students from Greater Manchester the chance to work with employers in MediaCityUK.

UTC Project Manager Abigail Williams said: “UTC@MediaCityUK will provide outstanding opportunities for young people to develop skills in the digital and media industries and we believe that this new college will deliver the right facilities and environment to foster our students’ ambitions”.

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UTC Sponsor Celebrates Double Best Practice Award

UTC sponsor the Aldridge Foundation is celebrating a double win at the Independent Academies Association’s Best Practice Awards this month.

The Foundation won the Baker Tilly sponsored award for Innovative and Effective Governance, which recognises excellence in the support for schools from their Governing Bodies and the way that these are organised.

The Aldridge Foundation has made promoting effective governance central to its improvement and growth strategy for its family of Academies. Each governing body works to agreed pan-academy goals including reach to Outstanding Status; Improve teaching and learning, developing the right curriculum to ensure that all groups of students make equal levels of progress; acquiring the nationally recognised Governance Quality Mark; and making entrepreneurship an integral part of learning at the Academy.

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