Henry Cort, (born 1740, Lancaster, Lancashire, Eng.—died 1800, London), British discoverer of the puddling process for converting pig iron into wrought iron.
Having accumulated capital by serving 10 years as a civilian official of the Royal Navy, Cort bought an ironworks near Portsmouth in 1775. In 1783 he obtained a patent for grooved rollers that were capable of producing iron bars more quickly and economically than the old methods of hammering or of cutting strips from a rolled plate. The following year he patented his puddling process, which consisted of stirring molten pig iron on the bed of a reverberatory furnace (one in which the flames and hot gases swirling above the metal provide the heat, so that the metal does not come in contact with the fuel). The circulating air removed carbon from the iron. Exactly how Cort’s process differed from the processes that had been developed by earlier ironmasters along the same lines is not known, but his two inventions together had a tremendous effect on the iron-making industry in Britain; in the next 20 years British iron production quadrupled.
The discovery that his partner had invested stolen funds in the enterprise led to Cort’s being deprived of his patents and forced into bankruptcy, though he was eventually granted a modest pension.
Homework is important. Research suggests that there is a direct link between regular homework, thoughtfully set and carefully marked, and later examination success. For that reason your child will be expected to complete a substantial amount of homework, from his or her first day at The Henry Cort Community College. Students are expected to record their homework in their student planners.
Homework will be an integral part of the main subject courses studied. You can help by providing the physical environment in which homework may be completed adequately. At first, your child may need a great deal of encouragement to establish the homework habit. A variety of homework tasks will be set during the year including structured written work, reading, revision, project/topic work and individual research. Supervised facilities are available for students to complete homework in college at lunchtimes and after college.
Your child will be issued with a personal log book. This will contain all the information necessary to ease your child's college life. The planner is our basic vehicle of communication and will be used by:
- your child - to record and plan homework
- you - to pass messages to us
- us - to help to develop a genuine partnership with you
You will know what work is expected of your child, through the planner. In addition we have an online Studen Planner called MILK. MILK is a cloud based software application designed to boost your child’s performance at school and is accessible via a web browser or any Android or Apple mobile device.
Your child can access all the learning platforms below from home and will aid with their homework: