Tottenham Hotspur Football Club's Joint Bid For New University Technical College Approved

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  1. KaribYid

    KaribYid Well-Known Member

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    • UTC would represent another important development in the sport-led regeneration of Tottenham
    • Creating new educational opportunities for 14-18 years old delivering an integrated academic and technical curriculum

    The Club is delighted to announce that its bid for a new University Technical College (UTC) for Tottenham has today (Thursday, March 28) been approved by the Department for Education and the Baker Dearing Trust.
    The Club’s bid is a joint application with Middlesex University and would see the establishment of a brand new high quality, full-time education alternative for 14-18 year olds across North London, offering a unique specialism of ‘The Technology of Science, Sport and Health’ - chosen to fit with the predicted future employment and skills needs of the area and the unique partnership with a Premier League football club.

    Daniel Levy, Chairman, Tottenham Hotspur Football Club said: “Tottenham is an area in desperate need of regeneration and, as one of its main employers, we recognise the unique role we have in this community to effect change. We are delighted that our joint bid to create a UTC in Tottenham has been successful.

    “The Tottenham UTC would deliver significant benefits for young people across North London by providing a high quality, targeted education that would equip them with key technical skills and enable them to take up jobs in the future.

    “Delivering a curriculum around sport, science and health, both our Club and our Foundation would be involved in it, making it a truly unique and compelling educational facility.”

    Melvyn Keen, Deputy Chief Executive, Middlesex University said: “There are many exciting career opportunities in science, health and sport and these industries are hungry for skilled staff and ambitious graduates. We’re delighted to sponsor a project that will harness the talent of young people in North London, and we look forward to working with our Tottenham UTC partners to create some really exciting opportunities.”

    Planning around the delivery of the UTC will now begin and will include a consultation phase with parents and businesses.

    The Tottenham UTC would combine the specialist area of technical study alongside the core curriculum required for 14-18 year olds and will do so by integrating the technical and academic education with practical work being valued as highly as academic study.

    As well as Tottenham Hotspur Football Club and Middlesex University, the new institution would also be supported by Festo UK, National Instruments, Fusion Lifestyle, and Mindsets UK.

    For more information about University Technical Colleges, please visit http://www.utcolleges.org/


    Does this have to do with the stadium development?
     
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    Don't think so??
     
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    Yes kind of it does, as we intend to build a school in the area of the new WHL development
     
  4. Ionman34

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    Who knows? But regardless, what a wonderful thing for the club to be involved in, actively participating in practical education for kids who would miss out on an opportunity like this otherwise.

    Yet another reason to feel pride at the way the club conducts itself within the region.
     
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    We do seem to do a lot of good community stuff round the area and it is sorely needed- does anyone know if we do more of this sort of stuff than other clubs?
     
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    Pretty sure that is a primary school in the stadium plans? Will check and get back to you!!
     
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    I dont know about other clubs but I know our community projects are one of the best community works happening in the area amongst others that have helped the area since the riots
     
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    There is a college and there was talks of a collaboration with Middlesex Uni, but these buildings may be on the high road and not on the New WHL site
     
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    When the college opens will they teach people NOT TO MAKE THREAD TITLES WITH CAPS LOCK ON?????
     
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  10. TaoistMonkey

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    I stuck this in New Stadium forum as I think its relevant for the ongoing awesomeness.
     
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    I want to hear what Lammy has to say about this.
     
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    TaoistMonkey What would Phil Dunphy do? Staff

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    Haha. I've changed it. To be fair the OP was direct off the OS.
     
  13. Montasura

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    lol, yeah I noticed that. Just having one of my funny half hours!!

    On topic, our club's work within the local community always makes me smile and proud to support Spurs. Living in Northern Ireland I'm always a bit speechless when I make it over for a match and am walking down to the Lane as we don't really have those kind of areas over here. It is in desperate need of massive regeneration and Spurs are certainly doing their bit, bit with the development I'm hoping for a huge change for the better in Tottenham.
     
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    I think another plan was to send our prospects there which is a good move, as all the top academies in Europe actually have very good schools with as well and Sporting Lisbon has a great school iirc. This give players a opportunity in life if they aren't good enough as well.
     
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    I wonder if it will be profitable for Tottenham in the purely economical sense (i.e are they able to cash in on tuition fees/government grants etc)?
     
  16. KaribYid

    KaribYid Well-Known Member

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    Sorry, just copied it from the OS
     
  17. KaribYid

    KaribYid Well-Known Member

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    Thanks whoever changed the title (y)
     
  18. Blackcanary

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    What a great piece of news, am chuffed by this. Makes me proud to think the club will be doing such good stuff to help the local kids.
     
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    That will be a primary school on the Sainsbury's/Cannon site. This will be a tertiary college, site as yet undetermined.
     
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    Decent video about the UTC:

     
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