UTCs

UTC and Studio School model funding agreement

Published by the Department on 24 January 2012 – click here. The main difference between this model agreement and that used for free schools appears to be that the curriculum must include provision for technical education and an emphasis on a particular subject area or areas: The curriculum provided by the Academy to pupils up…

Who looks at acanofworms?

I’m delighted that there have now been been over 10,00 views (setttling down to an average of about 1,000 a week) of this blog. Judging by who follows acanofworms on twitter, they come from a wide range of backgrounds and interests, some pro academies, some anti academies and some just interested. Do all feel free…

First free school (well, UTC) funding agreements released!

Funding agreements for the first two University Technical Colleges (UTCs) have just been made available. The agreement for the Black Country (June 2011) UTC is newly available on the Department’s web site here. It appears to be based on the academy model agreement of the time making it (I think) the first published ‘free school’…

Is there a model funding agreement for UTCs?

In short – yes, new ones being created now apparently use the model agreement for free schools (albeit that older ones used the old academy model), but apparently, even the current free school model is about to change. I had the following very helpful answer from a Department official to a Freedom of Information Act…

How is a UTC set up?

In overall legal terms, they are ‘academies’ which are ‘additional schools’ so the set up should be as for free schools (also ‘additional academies’). See the post dealing with that.Tweet

What is a UTC?

The simple answer is: a type of free school (and thus a type of academy) characterised by being for 14-19s (although the term UTC is also being used to describe the JCB academy which was set up as an academy under the last government but which caters for 14-19s): The Department says this: “UTCs are…