Please note, our Open Day on Saturday 12th March will no longer be going ahead.
Unfortunately, BSD UTC will be ‘on hold’ for the short term future after the resignation of Principal Designate, Janak Patel. Following Mr Patel’s resignation, the Board has worked tirelessly to recruit a strong interim Principal Designate to continue with our ambitious plans to move the school towards our scheduled opening date of September 2016. Sadly, a suitable candidate with the appropriate skills and experience to take the school forward has not been available and so the Trustees have had to take the difficult decision to put the project on hold.
We will now conduct a full review of the project, aligned to the local education and sector employment needs of Burton and South Derbyshire prior to deciding what the next steps are for the school. We have written to all applicants explaining this rationale and will be working with these children and their families to ensure they receive the right advice and guidance that supports their future career aspirations and allows them to take the necessary next steps to secure this. We realise that the children who were interested in studying at the UTC will be as disappointed about this decision as we are and we are very sorry that we won’t be welcoming them to the school this September. We hope to have concluded our review in the coming months and, as such, will communicate our next steps then.