We are sponsored by Aldridge Education, a charitable Trust of entrepreneurial community schools and colleges that help young people to reach their potential. Aldridge Education supports schools’ Principals and teachers in rapidly improving the quality of education on offer at primary, secondary and sixth-form levels in order to transform the life-chances of their students.
The Trust’s vision is that every student at an Aldridge school will achieve academically beyond initial personal expectations and prior attainment. Its shared belief is that by introducing young people to, and helping develop in them, the core attributes of entrepreneurship, schools can provide context and relevance to their learning, fostering creativity, passion, determination, risk taking, problem solving and teamwork. These characteristics help or students achieve in their education and acquire further vital skills for adult life.
“The UTC provides outstanding opportunities for young people to develop skills in digital content, an area of huge opportunity in many business sectors. They also build the entrepreneurial qualities, such as problem-solving, risk-taking and teamwork, that will equip them to succeed in business and in whatever else they want to achieve.
The leading edge technology and teaching by industry experts will give our students the skills and qualifications to access exciting careers.”
Sir Rod Aldridge OBE