TTC is very unique in its split site nature. The
campuses are over 4.6 miles apart. Therefore, it is vital that the TTC
community across both sites experience the same opportunities. There are
several mechanisms that help to achieve this. Firstly, iVoice (the College Council) represents all
students, staff, governors and anyone else associated with TTC. iVoice acts as the voice of change for all, ensuring that everyone’s opinions,
no matter what their background are taken into consideration.
Secondly, the College has created its own set of
core values – TTC 3. Within the College students from each Year Group have the
opportunity to join a Harmony group, where they promote the core values within
the College, local, national and international community.
Within the PHSE and REP curriculum
The curriculum leaders for REP and PHSE have
ensured that their curriculums are rich with experiences that allow students
from across both campuses to gain an insight into different cultures. The
college runs a multicultural themed week. During the week, each curriculum area
plans and delivers a lesson based upon a multicultural theme. For example, in
History students research how soldiers from different ethnicities played their
part in Britain’s involvement in the First World War. The week ends with
Multicultural Day. During this day guests from different cultures are invited
in to run 30 minute workshops for the Year 8 cohort.
Once a year we hold an annual tea party, where we
invite local residents to come and meet our students. Students are given the
opportunity to interview our guests about their life experiences. These interviews
can be based upon education, war, local community developments and life
experiences. Community projects have evolved to foster an understanding and
cohesion between the College and immediate community .i.e. Food Bank
collections and deliveries, Community Christmas Card, Christmas tea Party for
elderly residents, path clearing in the village.
Throughout the year, students have the opportunity
to take part in a range of visits. These visits have seen students take part in
the London 2012 Olympics, as gamesmen and women. Building on the Olympic Legacy
we have continued to visit the Olympic Park and take part in events. This visit
allowed students to gain insight into other peoples cultures.
TTC has developed very close links with a school in
Ghana. Over the course of the past five years teachers have been able to take
part in an exchange programme. This has allowed a greater awareness of other
cultures around the World. We are also very privileged in having teachers from
Ghana visit our College. During their visit they are able to teach students in
the style that is delivered in Ghana. They also meet students throughout the
week to share experiences and develop links that will enable both Colleges to
benefit from the exchange programme. More recently students have been
successful in taking part in the Shell Eco Marathon against Universities and
Colleges form around the world. Sports teams also take part in International
events and exchanges.