July 3, 2019 11.03 am This story is over 28 months old

Ofsted praises Lincoln UTC for ‘outstanding’ work

The positive report comes a year after a new principal decided on big changes

Ofsted has praised Lincoln UTC for ‘outstanding’ student development, leadership and their sixth form programme a year after a new principal decided on big changes.

The overall ‘Good’ Ofsted rating, published on July 3, congratulated the new school projects for having a having a “striking impact” on employability skills.

Lincoln UTC said it places a strong emphasis on supporting students’ aspiration and gives high quality advice and guidance.

New principal John Morrison spoke to The Lincolnite in September last year when he revealed his emphasis on work projects for students.

Ofsted also highlighted that the majority of students who apply for higher education secure their first-choice placement or a top apprenticeship.

The college’s ethos in the report is described as “exceptionally positive, underpinned by a strong set of values.”

It has jumped up from ‘requires improvement’ at the previous Ofsted inspection to ‘good’, with three of five areas rated as ‘outstanding.’

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.”

Principal at Lincoln UTC John Morrison said the projects are designed to take the students out of their comfort zone. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

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 science and engineering.

“They can do that 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.”

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