What makes us different
UTC Swindon is different to an existing traditional school. We deliver first class education in an environment that feels like the workplace. This is achieved by delivering the curriculum through employer-led projects which tackle real industry issues.
Students are grouped into learning companies where they learn to act and behave in teams just as in professional life. They need to devise solutions to challenges and work on projects to solve problems. As part of the workplace environment they are expected to take responsibility for their actions.
These companies provide the pastoral support for students and act as a vehicle for enterprise, competition and performance management. Through these companies, students learn the language of business and the relationship between learning and financial gain.
It is common for students to receive employer sponsorship and to share projects with other students, encouraging ethos of teamwork and interdependence. The emphasis will be on having a healthy competitive spirit, rewarding excellence and supporting improvement, just like in a real workplace.
UTC Swindon is also different in other ways: The college day runs from 8.30 – 5pm and 4pm on Fridays.
The member of staff who deals with queries from parents and other members of the public is Deb Lee.