Senior Leaders

Mr C Hatherall

Head of College

Email: chatherall@utcw.co.uk

Mr J Varey

Vice Principal

Email: jvarey@utcw.co.uk

Qualifications
Manchester Metropolitan University - BA (Hons) Secondary Education in Physical Education and Life Science with QTS.

What do you enjoy most about working at UTC Warrington?
I enjoy working with students across the college to develop their personal skills, including leadership and resilience. By working with employers, I thrive on seeing real life and meaningful projects come to life and our students being inspired. It is also important to me that I deliver guidance sessions to students so that they can make the right choice about where their destination is after the UTC.

What are your key areas of expertise?
UCAS training
Personal Statements and CV writing
Work Experience
Employer-led Projects

Do you have interests outside of work?
I lead a very active and sporting lifestyle. I am a keen sportsman and I have taken on many fundraising challenges, including lots of marathons and climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro. When the opportunity arises, I also enjoy SCUBA diving and skiing.

Mr P Rigby

Vice Principal

Email: prigby@utcw.co.uk

Qualifications
Lancaster University - BSC (Hons) Sports Science – 2:1

What do you enjoy most about working at UTC Warrington?
I enjoy working with all of the students and seeing them connect with employers and businesses to develop their own skills. Our professional culture is reflected in our policies on behaviour which encourage students to make the right decisions in line with workplace conduct.

What are your key areas of expertise?
I have been responsible for implementing the UTC's behaviour policy and ensuring the key messages and values are understood by staff and students. I’ve also been teaching PE for twenty years and I’ve been involved in pastoral roles within schools for the last ten.

Do you have interests outside of work?
Family, Football and Cooking!

Extended Leadership Team

Mr C Gee

Associate Assistant Principal Personal Development - Teacher of Computer Science

Email: cgee@utcw.co.uk

Qualifications
MMU – PGCE – Business and ICT
LJMU – BA Hons – Business and Economics

What do you enjoy most about working at UTC Warrington?
I feel that the students know they are well looked after pastorally after having mixed experiences at other schools during years 7-9. I am proud of the way the students mature during Year 10 and 11 to become work ready. I also enjoy overseeing the SMSC programme, including the drop down days.

What are your key areas of expertise?
Having worked in investment banking for 3 years I understand what it is like to work in an office and feel I can advise students as a result. This helps bring Business Studies and ICT to life!

Do you have any interests outside of work?
Football(Crystal Palace, Cricket and trying to keep fit.

Mrs J Rigby

Associate Assistant Principal - Teacher of Geography

Email: jrigby@utcw.co.uk

Qualifications
Manchester Metropolitan University - Geography BsC (Hons) First Class

What do you enjoy most about working at UTC Warrington?
I love seeing how the study of Geography links into our specialist curriculum here at UTC Warrington. Whether it is evaluating the effectiveness of flood and coastal defenses, designing hazard proof buildings or investigating the challenge of sustainable resource use. It is so rewarding to help students see the destinations that the study of geography can take them.

What are your key areas of expertise?
Geography is such as wide range and varied subject and I thoroughly enjoy all aspects. I do have a particular interest in human geography and themes such as poverty, deprivation, global shifts in economic power and the challenge of sustainable resource use.

Do you have interests outside of work?
I love spending time with my young family. We are members of the National Trust and spend as much time as possible outside. I also enjoy cooking, going to gym and gardening.

Mrs D Owen

Associate Assistant Principal - Faculty Leader for Engineering

Email: dowen@utcw.co.uk

Qualifications
M.Sc (Eng) Product Design and Management.
BA (Hons) Product Design and Visual Studies.
PGCE in Design Technology.

What do you enjoy most about working at UTC Warrington?
I enjoy the opportunity to work with a wide range of students with different backgrounds and needs, assisting students to progress academically and socially as they develop to become adults.

What are your key areas of expertise?
Prior to re-training as a teacher I worked as a Design Engineer in various companies designing medical housing for hospitals and paramedic services, airport runway and motorway lighting Engineer and CAD technician.

Do you have interests outside of work?
I love cooking, sewing, scuba diving, fitness training at home, spending time with family and socialising.

Engineering

Miss N Graham

Lead for Civil Engineering & Built Environment

Email: ngraham@utcw.co.uk

Mr N Farrell

Teacher of Engineering

Email: nfarrell@utcw.co.uk

Science

Mr D Twist

Faculty Leader for Science

Email: dtwist@utcw.co.uk

Mrs P Lewis

Teacher of Science

Email: plewis@utcw.co.uk

Qualifications
University of Liverpool.
B.Eng (Hons) Electrical and Electronic Engineering

What do you enjoy most about working at UTC Warrington?
Every day is different. I love the “light bulb” moments, when a pupil realises they fully understand the topic. I enjoy watching the pupil’s transition as they get ready for the workplace.

What are your key areas of expertise?
I’ve been teaching science, with a particular emphasis on Physics, for over 20 years. My key area of expertise is developing pupil’s confidence so they feel more able to tackle the challenging aspect of the curriculum.

Do you have interests outside of work?
I like to travel to different countries to experience a variety of cultures. I’m a season ticket holder for Widnes Wild Ice-hockey. I also enjoy going to the theatre, music concerts and the cinema.

Mr L Mamwell

Teacher of Science

Email: lmamwell@utcw.co.uk

Mr D Pownall

Faculty Leader for Computer Science

Email: dpownall@utcw.co.uk

Qualifications
University of Wales Aberystwyth – BSc Zoology Hons (2:1)
University of Wales Aberystwyth – MSc Computer science

What do you enjoy most about working at UTC Warrington?
I enjoy the opportunities to deliver highly technical course content to students and to see their understanding of this grow. I also enjoy the opportunities we have linked to external organisations and how these can enrich our curriculum.

What are your key areas of expertise?
Programming in Python and Java
Database development
Network development and administration including computer architecture
Prince2 project management
ITIL service management

Maths

Mrs S Rice

Faculty Leader for Maths

Email: srice@utcw.co.uk

Qualifications
Edge Hill University, BSc (Hons)Mathematics with QTS - First Class Honours

What do you enjoy most about working at UTC Warrington?
The hard work and dedication of both staff and students.

What are your key areas of expertise?
Before I started teaching I worked as a Post office Counter Clerk and as a secretary in a Solicitors. At the UTC, I now teach GCSE Mathematics, Core maths and BTEC Engineering.

Do you have interests outside of work?
I like attend the gym and do boot camp, go swimming and watch my favourite football team Liverpool F.C.

Mr R Skelland

Teacher of Maths and Head of Year 11

Email: rskelland@utcw.co.uk

English and Culture

Miss L Brown

Lead Practitioner for English

Email: lbrown@utcw.co.uk

Mrs L Garrett

Teacher of English/SEN Coordinator

Email: lgarrett@utcw.co.uk

Mrs K Pattullo

Teacher of Art

Email: kpattullo@utcw.co.uk

Qualifications
Chester College – Art Foundation
UCE Birmingham – Degree in Fine Art
MMU – PGCE Art and Design
JMU – Master’s Degree Fine Art
Edge Hill – National SENCO Award

What do you enjoy most about working at UTC Warrington?
I really believe in the UTC model and am proud to be part of a team establishing such opportunities in Warrington. I am committed to supporting our students with additional learning needs and delighted when we see all our students smiling and achieving their potential. I am passionate about how important creativity is within STEM based learning.

What are your key areas of expertise?
Prior to teaching I worked for several years as an Art Director and TV Production designer in TV and Film Industry.

Do you have interests outside of work?
I love spending time with my family and friends. I am a keen walker and love being out and about in the countryside. In the summer myself and three friends are walking a marathon for Macmillan nurses.

Inclusion

Mr A Johnson

Pastoral Manager

Email: ajohnson@utcw.co.uk

Qualifications
Edge Hill University
Undergraduate: BA (Hons) in Physical Education and School Sport
Postgraduate: Master’s Degree by Research in Sports Sociology

What do you enjoy most about working at UTC Warrington?
The small size of the school creates a ‘family’ environment for staff and students. This helps create an atmosphere where students feel comfortable, safe and can achieve their best.

What are your key areas of expertise?
Behaviour
Safeguarding
Holistic development

Do you have interests outside of work?
Family, Football and Judo.

Mrs S Lee

SENDCo

Email: slee@utcw.co.uk

Mr D Alboreto

6th Form Learning Mentor

Email: dalboreto@utcw.co.uk

Mrs H Bradford

Student Support

Email: hbradford@utcw.co.uk

Qualifications
University of Derby - Creative Expressive Therapies

What do you enjoy most about working at UTC Warrington?
Seeing the achievements of our students and supporting the faculties across the college.

What are your key areas of expertise?
Art
Autism
Education

Do you have interests outside of work?
Art, Music and watching movies.

Miss L Hoarty

Apprentice Teaching Assistant

Email: lhoarty@utcw.co.uk

Business Support

Miss T Fabian

Executive Assistant

Email: tfabian@utcw.co.uk

Mrs L Devine

Business & Finance Assistant

Email: ldevine@utcw.co.uk

Mr J Baird

Site Manager

Email: jbaird@utcw.co.uk

Mrs C Rimmer

Receptionist

Email: crimmer@utcw.co.uk

What do you enjoy most about working at UTC Warrington?
Welcoming visitors, parents, stakeholders to the college. Engaging with students and helping (in some part) to resolve any issues they may present with at Reception.

What are your key areas of expertise?
I am responsible for welcoming visitors to UTCW by greeting them either in person or on the phone, initially dealing with college related queries before passing them on to the relevant members of staff. I ensure that the visitor management process is followed as per UTCW safeguarding procedures by monitoring Entry Sign and issuing visitor badges accordingly. Managing the Reprographics service for the college.

Do you have interests outside of work?
Cooking and gardening.

Mr D Beggs

Caretaker / CCF SSI

Email: dbeggs@utcw.co.uk

Qualifications
Army Military College, Harrogate.

What do you enjoy most about working at UTC Warrington?
I enjoy assisting our students where and when necessary in achieving their goals. Through the CCF, I see our student cadets develop their personal attributes such as excellent leadership.

What are your key areas of expertise?
All military training and all aspects of solidering.
Communications (specialised in satellite, radio and data communications) and logistics.

Do you have interests outside of work?
Combined Cadet Force (CCF).

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