It is with great pleasure that I am writing to you today with some very exciting news. Doncaster UTC was entered into the Prestige Global Awards this year and we are very happy to announce that we are the winner in the category New Educational Institution of the Year – UK!
This is a fantastic achievement and a superb way to recognise all the hard work that has gone into the UTC over the last few years. The judges acknowledged that “in a short space of time you have already achieved a huge amount at the college- whilst dealing with the various challenges Covid has presented. We can see you are experiencing some significant growth and are actually now one of the largest UTCs in the country. You have clearly created a fantastic, state of the art environment for learning built around a strong and passionate team. Our judges were impressed with initiatives to inspire young people- in particular the Vulcan XH558 project. We appreciate how important things like this are to help the engineers of tomorrow visualise where their education could take them. It’s exciting to learn more about the development of the college and we are very pleased to recognise your hard work.” Our CEO Helen Redford-Hernandez would like to pass on this message. “I am absolutely delighted that the school has won this prestigious award. The UTC has been 6 years’ (and more) in the making and has involved so many committed partners who have given freely of their time and resources to set the school up. However, although the vision was set out by a team of educationalists and businesses, it is the commitment and drive of the staff who currently work at the UTC who have brought that vision alive. I am so proud of them all; thank you to the leaders at every level of the school who have set up the infrastructure, curriculum, and school systems to ensure that our UTC is the best in the UK. But equally my thanks go to the teachers and associate staff at the chalk face who have delivered excellence every day – they are the reason why we are able to celebrate our achievements and the reason why the community sees the UTC as a beacon of light and the best educational establishment in Doncaster and beyond.”