At the forefront of education for over 100 years Education at Upton Court is about inspirational teachers and aspirational pupils At the forefront of education for over 100 years Education at Upton Court is about inspirational teachers and aspirational pupils At the forefront of education for over 100 years Education at Upton Court is about inspirational teachers and aspirational pupils
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  • News

    Smile... You're at School!

    It takes less muscles to smile than to frown! I often see images of teenagers in the media as grumpy and negative, often offering monosyllabic responses and only in...

    Posted at 09:07 on 19 Apr 2016 Read More
    Inspiring Teachers

    Many school leaders and governors are very concerned that, when the Ofsted Inspectors come, they will be looking for “Outstanding” lessons. Such schools ar...

    Posted at 08:52 on 11 Apr 2016 Read More
    Food for thought

    Last week I read an interesting article in the Times Educational Supplement focussing on how diet can affect productivity and students' capacity for learning. &...

    Posted at 10:02 on 24 Mar 2016 Read More
    Future Careers

    Being born in the 1960s, the 21st century seemed to be a lifetime away and shaped by my favourite science fiction movies. I imagined flying vehicles, wires coming out ...

    Posted at 22:03 on 16 Mar 2016 Read More
    All rise!

    I spent Saturday morning watching our students participate in the Magistrates’ Court Mock Trial competition at Reading Crown Court. For those of you who do not k...

    Posted at 15:28 on 08 Mar 2016 Read More
    Youth Parliament First Year Report

    Over the weekend I read the first year report from the Slough Youth Parliament, of which our own Wendy Jones is Secretary. It is a well written paper produced by passi...

    Posted at 16:21 on 04 Mar 2016 Read More
    GCSE Options, Careers and Fears

    This week the school invited year 8 parents and students to attend an information evening providing guidance on GCSE choices as students prepare to make decision for t...

    Posted at 11:13 on 26 Feb 2016 Read More
    Private Tutoring

    Private tutoring is a booming British industry. The online education resource EdPlace estimates, not entirely convincingly, that British parents spend as much as &poun...

    Posted at 09:08 on 12 Feb 2016 Read More

    Calendar

    Spring - Term 4
    Starts 08:30 on 19 February 2018
    Y8 Parent's Evening
    Starts 16:30 on 01 March 2018
    UCGS Governors' Meeting
    Starts 18:00 on 07 March 2018
    Teach Meet
    Starts 16:00 on 08 March 2018