Executive Team

Neil Patterson – Principal

Neil Patterson

Neil Patterson took up the position of Principal in March 2013 and worked with the UTC’s partners and governors to develop the curriculum and oversee the construction of the £10m campus. Prior to joining he was Chief Engineer at McLaren Automotive, where he worked for nearly 14 years. At McLaren he played a key part in the company’s transition from a motorsports based engineering company to a full-fledged automotive manufacturer.

Vanessa Stanley – Deputy Principal

Vanessa brings a wealth of experience in running schools. After gaining a B.Eng. in Aeronautical Engineering at Imperial College, London followed by a PGCE at Kings College, London, she began her teaching career in Wiltshire where she quickly became Head of Science before moving to Magdalen College, Brackley. Over recent years she has worked at The Hazeley Academy in Milton Keynes where she was instrumental in setting up the new school and achieving a grade of Outstanding from Ofsted within 2 years.

John McAfee – Assistant Principal, Pastoral Head, Head of 6th Form and Designated Senior Person for Safeguarding

Simon Hollies (from Jan ’20) – Assistant Principal – Employability and Teaching & Learning

Neil Hopkins – Business Manager, CFO

Leadership Team                          

James Cleave – Head of Faculty – Engineering & Design
Kate Lewis – Head of Faculty – Global Communications (English, German & Media Studies)
Jennifer Andrewartha – Head of Faculty – Science, Technology and Mathematics
Julie Muscutt – Head of Faculty – Global Events (Business Studies, Travel & Tourism, Geography, Citizenship, PE)
Georgie Hart – Head of Key Stage 4
Tim Jenkins – Lead for Academic Intervention
Mark Jell – Lead for Behaviour Intervention

Admininstration and Support

Helen Jones – Careers Leader
Christie Norris – SENCO
Fiona Hall – Deputy Pastoral Manager
Lauren Leeson – Teaching Assistant
Georgia Stephens – Teaching Assistant
Claire Davies – Lead Cover Supervisor
Tracey Williams – Teaching Assistant
Robert Frost – Engineering Technician
Jack Turner – Apprentice Engineering Technician
Debbie Forster – Science Technician
Nicola Woodhead – PA to Executive Team
Lucy Hughes-Martin – Exams Officer
Nick Jenkins – Site Officer
Becky Midgley – Data Manager
Sonia Ramos-Gardel – Receptionist and Enquiries
Susan Young – Administration and Enquiries

Teaching Staff

Engineering & Design

Head of Faculty
James Cleave

Tom Andrewartha
Stephen Christie
James Cleave
Robert Cowan
Colin Creasey
Tim Jenkins
Chris Knapman
John McAfee
Peter Reeves
Vanessa Stanley
Paul Thomas
Andrea Triggs
Martin Wincott

Design & Technology
Victoria Archer
Robert Cowan
Andrea Triggs
Martin Wincott

Global Communications

Head of Faculty
Kate Lewis

Janet Buck
Kate Lewis
James Moore
Dr Morna Ramday
Emma Todd
Rob Hamilton

Luciane Guntner

Media Studies
Emma Todd
Rob Hamilton

Science, Technology and Mathematics

Head of Faculty
Jennifer Andrewartha

Jennifer Page
Mark Jell

Rebecca Grantham
Tim Jenkins
Rebecca Shepherd
Stephanie Wilkie

Jenny Andrewartha
Tom Andrewartha
John Barber
Clare Carter
Mark Longford

Global Events

Head of Faculty
Julie Muscutt

Business Studies with Events Management
Jessica Dixon
Julie Muscutt

Luciane Guntner

Joanne Silvestre
Conrad Smith

PE & Sport
Dominic Fitzhugh
Conrad Smith


Travel & Tourism
Julie Muscutt

Alphabetical List of Staff with Email Addresses

Name Email Address
Andrewartha, Jennifer
Andrewartha, Tom
Archer, Victoria
Barber, John
Buck, Janet
Carter, Clare
Christie, Stephen
Cleave, James
Cowan, Robert
Creasey, Colin
Davies, Claire
Dixon, Jessica
Fitzhugh, Dominic
Forster, Debbie
Frost, Robert
Grantham, Rebecca
Guntner, Luciane
Hall, Fiona
Hamilton, Rob
Hart, Georgie
Hopkins, Neil
Hughes-Martin, Lucy
Jell, Mark
Jenkins, Nick
Jenkins, Tim
Jones, Helen
Knapman, Chris
Leeson, Lauren
Lewis, Kate
Longford, Mark
McAfee, John
Midgley, Becky
Muscutt, Julie
Norris, Christie
Page, Jennifer
Patterson, Neil
Ramday, Morna
Ramos-Gardel, Sonia
Reeves, Peter
Shepherd, Rebecca
Silvestre, Joanne
Smith, Conrad
Stanley, Vanessa
Stephens, Georgia
Thomas, Paul
Todd, Emma
Triggs, Andrea
Turner, Jack
Wilkie, Stephanie
Williams, Tracey
Wincott, Martin
Woodhead, Nicola
Young, Susan