Why Work For UTC Warrington?

UTC Warrington is at an exciting stage in its development and journey to becoming an Outstanding Academy by our first inspection in Year 3. We aim to provide create an outstanding academic and technical institution, with support from our employer and university partners, to achieve the following objectives:

  • Address the skills gap, as identified by Government and the Energy and Engineering industries
  • Be known as a pioneering institution for outstanding quality STEM (Science Technology, Engineering & Maths) education in Warrington; filling the void which currently exists
  • Prepare a generation of skilled, career-ready young people with the necessary technical, academic and softer skills to succeed
  • Establish a modern, progressive college with innovative and forward-thinking curriculum, valued by students and employers alike
  • Support female engineers into the profession, working alongside high profile aspirational women in Engineering
  • Establish a dynamic staff team, who have strong relationships with students and are prepared to go the ‘extra mile’

To achieve this we need a committed individuals who are aligned to our vision and culture, who also have a burning desire to help build an outstanding institution, which is a centre of excellence for teaching and learning. We will also be working as part of the Warrington Challenge to drive up standards in all colleges, colleges and academies across the town. If you share our passion for continually raising the aspirations of students and staff, and will not be satisfied until all students are exceeding their potential, we look forward to receiving your application.

UTC Warrington believes that all young people deserve to become world-class learners – to learn, enjoy, succeed and thrive in a first rate educational environment with the best facilities, the best teaching and the most up-to-date resources available to them. We also firmly believe in supporting our staff in order for them to deliver that first rate education. You will benefit from inspirational and dynamic leadership and governance, and be empowered to develop your own skills with access to a vast array of CPD and Talent Management programmes. You will also be entitled to the following benefits: Cycle2work, childcare vouchers and a health and wellbeing package.

UTCW Trust is committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. A Disclosure and Barring Service Certificate will be required for all posts.

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Meet the senior team

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Mrs Amanda Downing, Vice Principal

Mr Lee Barber – Principal & Chief executive

  • Responsible for Student Outcomes
  • Will line manage the academic curriculum
  • Currently Deputy Headteacher/English Teacher
  • Strong pastoral background and experience/expertise in safeguarding
  • Track record of raising attainment in Maths and English departments

 

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Mrs Amanda Downing, Vice Principal

Mrs Amanda Downing – Vice Principal

  • Responsible for Student Outcomes
  • Will line manage the academic curriculum
  • Currently Deputy Headteacher/English Teacher
  • Strong pastoral background and experience/expertise in safeguarding
  • Track record of raising attainment in Maths and English departments

 

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Mr James Backhouse – Vice Principal

Mr James Backhouse – Vice Principal

  • Responsible for Curriculum
  • Will line manage the technical core
  • Currently Vice Principal
  • Chemistry Teacher
  • Level 3 Safeguarding qualified
  • Track record of developing specialist curriculum in 14-19 schools and engaging with employers
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Mr Tony Wray – Assistant Vice Principal

Mr Tony Wray – Assistant Vice Principal

  • Responsible for Personal Development, Behaviour and Welfare of students
  • Will line manage the SENCO and support staff
  • Currently lead professional for Behaviour
  • PE Teacher
  • Level 3 Safeguarding qualified
  • Track record of developing systems to improve safeguarding, child protection and behaviour of students
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Mrs Kris Coates – Director of Teaching

Mrs Kris Coates – Director of Teaching

  • Responsible for quality assurance of teaching and development of teaching staff
  • Will line manage Maths & English
  • Currently Head of English
  • English Teacher
  • Track record of raising attainment in an under performing English department
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Mr Mark O’Donoghue – Director of Science & Engineering

Mr Mark O’Donoghue – Director of Science & Engineering

  • Responsible for the delivery and development of the specialist subjects
  • Will lead the Science, Engineering and Design Technology faculty
  • Currently Head of Science
  • Physics Teacher
  • Ex Head of Year
  • Ex Manufacturing & Software engineer
  • Track record of delivering outstanding GCSE and A Level Science results