Jo Harper

Use your local UTC as a resource for Stem

Schools need to recognise that UTCs are there to help every school give their students experience of technology-based learning, says Jo Harper

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Prior to joining UTC Reading, I was a principal of an 11-18 comprehensive school in West London, which is quite unusual for UTC principals.

As a result, I do understand some traditional schools’ initial misconceptions about university technical colleges (UTCs).

So, let me start by clearing up exactly what we do: UTCs have a different approach to learning. Parents and students have chosen to come to us because of that. We aim to teach the curriculum in a way businesses are saying it should be taught, so that we can fill the skills gaps.

While, initially, schools were suspicious of this ...

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