Uckfield College Culture

Our College learning culture is rooted in our Every Second Counts initiative. This was created through educational research and student and staff voice Through this our students have simple, clear expectations about our expectations in lessons to ensure that learning time is maximised. All lessons across the school follow Every Second Counts ensuring consistency which in turn creates a safe learning environment for all students.

Lessons always start with staff greeting students at the door and the first ten minutes are spent learning in silence to ensure we have a calm and focused start to every lesson. Teachers use the board to demonstrate to students who has gained an achievement point and to give students warning about their behaviour. Any warnings or sanctions given are done so using the language of Every Second Counts as seen below. Lessons also have at least ten minutes of silent work in them to ensure students have the time to concentrate on their own learning and develop pieces of extended work to a high standard.