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How to support your child at the UTC

Students who attend the UTC should be using their time wisely during our extended day to avoid too much work at home, and we recognise that this has left many parents wondering how they can support their child’s learning.

There are a number of ways that you can be involved and support your child during their time at the UTC.


We use a system called Progresso to store key information about our students, including recording attendance, behaviour and assessment data. As a parent/carer you will be given access to Progresso so you can view the above and half termly assessment grades and targets.

If you would like to discuss any of the information and data on Progresso, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Project tutor

Each student will belong to a project team and a member of staff is assigned to each team. The project tutor will contact you via email during the first few weeks of term to introduce themselves.  The project tutor will be the main link for you as they will have pastoral responsibility for your child.

Information/parent evenings

There will be a number of information evenings throughout the year aimed at students in different year groups so that parents/carers can stay up to date with key information; such as the information evening in September for new Year 10 and 12 students. There will also be at least one parents evening during the year for each year group to meet with teachers and discuss your child’s progress.

Study skills

Our annual study skills day is a way to help students prepare for their GCSE and A-level studies and exams. A parent session will also be held on how you can support your child during revision and exams.

Research clearly shows that strong support from home is one of the key factors in helping students achieve their potential. We see this as an invaluable opportunity to ensure that your child gets the same messages at the UTC and home.

Celebration events

Every term we hold a student celebration event to acknowledge their hard work and achievements. Alongside staff and industry partners, parents/carers are welcome to attend. Dates for each event will be circulated through regular parent communications. 

  • Active Learning
  • Microsoft
  • Cisco
  • University of Reading
  • Network Rail
  • Peter Brett