It was a great pleasure to welcome Lord Baker back to UTC Portsmouth today, a year after his first visit. Lord Baker created the UTC movement and spends a great deal of his time visiting all of the UTCs nationwide. So, his expertise and insights into STEM education for 14-19 year olds is unparalleled. He is passionate about adding value to the education system by UTCs helping to solve the skills crisis across the country.
Lord Baker was 'very impressed with the teaching' he observed. He further commented 'I am so glad to see so many of your students are quite clear what their destination is going to be'. He was impressed with the reputation for excellence in STEM education the college has gained in such a short time as shown by its popularity. 'It is wonderful to hear you do not have problems with recruitment at Y10 or Y12'
His comments gave us further reassurances that UTC Portsmouth is in an exceptionally good place and is delivering very well on all fronts.
He also wished our Royal Navy Engineering teams luck today when he visited the event in Gosport.