Regular and easy communication between home and the UTC is a vital requirement to support the progress of your son or daughter. We welcome opportunities for parents to come into the UTC or to speak to our staff over the phone. If you wish to sit down with a specific member of staff you can arrange an appointment through reception.
All communication should initially go through the main reception. Reception can be contacted via: firstname.lastname@example.org or 01270 218150.
It is imperative that students do not take any time off school. Holidays are not permitted in term time. Students wishing to observe official religious holidays should request leave.
Should your child become ill and be unable to attend school, you must notify main reception on 01270 218150 every day the student is absent. If you do not notify the school, you will receive a truancy call until you make contact with us and it will be recorded as an unauthorised absence.
An authorised absence may be granted for an emergency or for a bereavement. A parent/carer must provide a written note to explain the circumstances of the absence and the UTC will determine whether it will be authorised.
If your son/daughter is going to be absent for any other reason, you must complete a request for absence form in advance. Forms can be collected from reception or emailed on request. The UTC will make contact to inform you whether your request has been authorised.
Parents/carers are asked to make medical appointments outside school hours. However if making an appointment during school hours can’t be avoided, you must bring evidence of the appointment to reception in advance. We ask parents/carers to pick up their son/daughter for the appointment from reception. We must have verbal or written permission from the parent/carer to allow a student to leave unaccompanied.
We understand a student on occasion may be late due to unforeseen circumstances. If you’re aware your son/daughter is going to be late, please contact the school as soon as possible so we can update our registers. If a student is late with no contact from a parent/carer, the UTC will make contact.
Year 10 and 11 students are not allowed offsite at any point during the day, unless it is an authorised activity. We will seek parental consent prior to the activity. Year 12 and 13 students must use their student ID cards to sign in and out. If a student forgets their card for the day they must sign in and out of the building at all times. If a student has lost their card they will need to purchase another one, which will cost £3.
At the UTC we use a cashless catering system, which allows students to place money on their account online through parent pay or by coin or cash on the machine. There will be a machine available in each building for students to top up their money.
If your child is eligible for Free School Meals, can you please inform the UTC before they start in September. If you were not previously eligible but your circumstances have changed, you will need to apply via the Cheshire East website: http://www.cheshireeast.gov.uk/schools/free_school_meals.aspx
Students are expected to adhere to the uniform stipulations the UTC has set out. If a student does not follow the uniform requirements and there is not a reason which the UTC deems adequate, the student will be dealt with accordingly, which require making contact with a parent/carer.