Cyber Prevent at The Leigh UTC

On Monday 10th September the Regional Cybercrime Prevention Team visited The Leigh UTC. Forty ICT students from years 11, 12 and 13 participated in an interactive workshop.

Working in small groups, students first explored phrases associated with cybercrime and hacking. The team went on to question students on their thoughts on what is acceptable behaviour as far as accessing data and the law- some of the answers were quite surprising!

Students actively participated in the workshop with our facilitators moving on to talk about the wide range of jobs available in cybersecurity and that this is not only a growth area of employment but very well paid.

Lastly, the Cyber Prevent Team discussed legal hacking and distributed a number of useful resources for those interested in learning more.

Staff at The Leigh UTC avidly listened to the information given and plan to cascade workshop detail to other team members.

Thank you to the Cyber Prevent Team for their valuable time.



Blast off as Space Week hits the Leigh UTC

This week students from across the Leigh UTC have been celebrating World Space week by students working on a wide range of STEAM space related activities in tutor time, launching the start of the First Lego league

‘Into Orbit’ challenge, with and Mr Van Heerden and fantastic assemblies with our Director of Learning for Science Mr Osborne. We also had a visit from STEM ambassador, Marino, from the European Space Agency who presented  to the students about careers in Space.




Year 7 Preparing for Success Evening

Thank you to everyone who was able to attend the year 7 preparing for success evening on Tuesday 18th September. For those of you that were unable to attend or missed the preparing for Success evening last week, please click here to view the presentation.

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Saturday 22nd September Open Day

Thank you to everyone who came to our open day on Saturday  that we held on Saturday 22nd September. Also a huge thank you for all the students who helped with many parents commenting on how blown away they were, not only with the facilities and ethos but the positivity of students and staff. One commented that they had never been to an open day “with such positive teachers”.

We look forward to welcoming people back to our next open day on Wednesday 7th November, 6 – 8pm  for Year 10 & Post 16.



Inspiration Academy Football Results

On Tuesday 11th September the Inspiration Academy year 8 students travelled to Longfield Academy for a football fixture. Both sides drew 3-3 with the host grabbing a late equaliser. It was a fantastic performance from the year 8 students who played extremely well and deserved the win.
The team were also good ambassadors for the school. Well done team!