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Simon Connell appointed Chief Executive Officer of Baker Dearing Educational Trust

The Trustees of the Baker Dearing Educational Trust (“Baker Dearing”), the charity that supports and promotes University Technical Colleges (“UTCs”), announce that Simon Connell will assume the role of Chief Executive Officer from August 2019. Simon succeeds Charles Parker, who has served as Chief Executive since 2012. Simon has been Development Director of Baker Dearing […]

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Energy Coast UTC has become the latest UTC to be awarded an ‘Outstanding’ Ofsted report.

Cherry Tingle, Principal of Energy Coast UTC described the achievement as exceptional, with the outstanding classification spanning every single area of inspection. A delighted Ms Tingle, who took over the helm in September 2016, said it was a very significant judgement and that everyone involved with UTC was over the moon with the highest possible […]

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Education system leaving young people unprepared for modern world – CBI

Character and broader skills need greater emphasis in education Two reports published this summer from the British Chamber of Commerce and CBI share a common thread; the current education system is not preparing young people with the skills employers need. The British Chamber of Commerce revealed that 1 in 5 businesses say it takes up […]

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A Revolution in Technical Education

Lord Baker welcomes a revolution in Technical Education saying: “The Energy Coast UTC at Sellafield has been awarded “Outstanding” by Ofsted – this is one of the most successful schools in the North of England.  It leads a revolution in Technical Education.” Last July 80% of its students became apprentices – this compares to a […]

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