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Our UTC sets very high standards at Daventry Young People Awards!

Monday, October 12, 2015

During this year's Daventry Festival of Education our UTC and students have won two out of four Daventry Young People Awards and came as a runner-up in the third category.

The categories celebrated students’ academic achievements, community work, and enterprising or entrepreneurial skills, and there was also an award recognising educational staff who go the extra mile to help pupils succeed.

Just two year after opening, our UTC has been recognised by Northamptonshire Enterprise Partnerships to be the most enterprising school in Northamptonshire as we take very seriously encouraging and developing enterprise and entrepreneurial skills of our students.

Jack Turner - our year 11 student - has been recognised by Northamptonshire County Council as 'a student who made outstanding progress in STEM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths), through the past academic year'. Jack's specialism at our UTC is Electrical and Mechanical Engineering, where he is involved in our Greenpower Racing Team project, he is our 'guru' of 3D printing and takes an active role in working with Cummins on how to promote STEM subjects in schools.

Zoe Hancox - CEO of our Student Leadership Team - came as a runner-up in the School Community Award. Zoe has helped shaping-up and creating our Student Leadership Team and is organising many volunteering activities in order to raise money for our chosen charity.


Category 1: Enterprise Award

Awarded by: Northamptonshire Enterprise Partnership

Entry Criteria:

This award will recognise Daventry Schools commitment to building an enterprise culture within their school and the encouragement and development of their learners' enterprise and entrepreneurial skills.

The award was evaluated against:

  • Demonstrated commitment to innovation, creativity and enterprise in the curriculum
  • A commitment to building an enterprise culture through the school
  • Focus on building strong connections with the business community
  • Providing opportunities for learners to thins and act in enterprising ways
  • Providing opportunities for learners to actively develop enterprising skills such as problem solving, decision making and evaluating risks.

Winner:

Daventry University Technical College


Category 2: Student's Outstanding Progress

Awarded by:
Northamptonshire County Council

Entry Criteria:

This award will recognise and in individual students outstanding progress in STEM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths), through the past academic year.

The award will be evaluated against:

  • A demonstrated desire to improve, through personal motivation, determination and dedication to study.
  • A recognition from teaching staff of progress made in more than two of the above subjects.

Winner:

Jack Turner, Daventry UTC


Category 3: School Community Award

Awarded by:
Daventry Town Council

Entry Criteria:

This award recognises the pupil/student that has benefited their school community through volunteering.

The award was evaluated against:

  • Demonstration that the pupil/student has benefited the school community through volunteering.

Runner-up:

Zoe Hancox, Daventry UTC

The event was organised by the Daventry Schools Matter group, a partnership including local education providers and other organisations including Daventry District Council, Northamptonshire County Council, Daventry Town Council and Northamptonshire Enterprise Partnership.

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