In a recent Ofsted inspection Lincoln UTC has been praised for ‘outstanding’ student development, behaviour and welfare, for ‘outstanding’ leadership, and for an ‘outstanding’ post-16 study programme.

The milestone report was published on the 3rd July 2019, and congratulates the determined and ambitious leadership of the principal, senior leaders and governors, that has rapidly transformed the quality of provision at the college.

Following his appointment in September 2017, Principal John Morrison wasted no time in the implementation of new strategies; including the introduction of a new ‘project’ curriculum, which is described by Ofsted as having a “striking impact on the development of student’s future employability skills”.

Lincoln UTC places a strong emphasis on supporting student’s aspirations and career destinations with high-quality advice and guidance. Ofsted highlight that the majority of students who apply for higher education courses secure their first-choice placement, and many are also very successful in securing prestigious apprenticeships.

The ethos of the college is described in the report as being “exceptionally positive, underpinned by a strong set of values to which all members of the college community subscribe”. Specific recognition is also given to the outstanding behaviour of students, in response to the close support, care and guidance afforded to them by staff.

John Morrison, Principal of Lincoln UTC said: “It is great news that the high standards at the UTC have been recognised by Ofsted. I’m particularly pleased that the truly exceptional nature of both the students and the entire staff team has received such unstinting praise.”

Paul Birt, Chair of Governors, Founding Trustee and Head of HR at Smart Infrastructure Siemens UK&I, one of the UTC’s key employer sponsors, said: “The Ofsted judgement recognises that leadership and governance of Lincoln UTC is strong and highly effective - which supports the college’s growing reputation for providing outstanding education and an exceptional experience for students. Lincoln UTC students benefit from the opportunities that they have to work with the college’s many industrial partners…including Siemens.”

Professor Libby John Pro Vice Chancellor and Head of the College of Science and Engineering at the University of Lincoln said: “The close connections between Lincoln UTC and the University of Lincoln provide students with opportunities to explore the subjects of science and engineering alongside researchers within state of the art facilities, starting their careers well ahead of their peers. I look forward to the development of this relationship as the college goes from strength to strength.”

The overall effectiveness of Lincoln UTC was judged by Ofsted to be ‘good’…with many aspects described as remarkable, impeccable or exceptional. To read the full report visit: http://lincolnutc.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/10087385-Lincoln-UTC-Final-PDF.pdf.