Joy as UTC Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park awarded ‘Good’ Ofsted rating

Staff and students at the University Technical College Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park are celebrating after education inspectors gave them a 'Good' rating.

By Lee Peace
Saturday, 16th March 2019, 1:30 pm
Updated Monday, 25th March 2019, 2:32 pm

The £10 million site was awarded a 'Good' rating from Ofsted in what was its first inspection since opening in 2016.

This comes after another UTC in the city centre was also awarded a ‘Good’ rating three years ago.

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Along with the overall rating, the Legacy Park UTC earned a 'Good' ranking for key areas such as leadership, teaching, student achievement and study programmes.

The report said: “Senior leaders and governors have worked with determination and a clear vision to build a welcoming school with a distinctive learning environment.

“The principal and her leadership team are passionate about providing the best education for anyone who chooses to join the school.

“The principal interviews every applicant. As a result, staff and pupils show commitment to the vision of the UTC and are highly motivated by the vocational learning on offer.”

Dr Sarah Clark, principal of UTC Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park, said: “This is fantastic recognition of the high quality academic and technical education that we provide and I am very proud of our students and staff.

“We are one of best performing UTCs nationally and the brilliant support that we receive from employers enables our students to get the highly sought after skills that they need for university and great careers.

“I’d like to thank Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield Chamber of Commerce, the University of Sheffield, The Sheffield College and Sheffield City Council for their support.”