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UTC@MediaCityUK New Principal Announced

Following a period of acting as Executive Principal, UTC@MediaCityUK in Salford has confirmed the appointment of Colin Grand as the college’s new Principal. Colin Grand has been Principal of Darwen Aldridge Enterprise Studio school since May 2018.

Dr Janet Lord, Chair of the UTC’s Local Governing Committee, said:

“Colin was very impressive in his interview, showing an in-depth understanding both of education more widely and, in particular, of how to maximise the opportunities that exist at the UTC for our young people. Colin is passionate about education and about ensuring that all our students achieve the best they possibly can - academically, personally and in relation to employability. As an Art teacher and creative leader I know Colin relishes the opportunity of developing the UTC provision and enhancing the opportunities for our students.

Under Colin’s leadership, Darwen Aldridge Enterprise Studio school has grown in size, achieved better results, and is a school of choice for its local students interested in its specialisms, which include digital media. I am thrilled to be working with Colin as the UTC moves forward.”

Colin Grand said:

“These are exciting times for all who study and work at the UTC. As an Art teacher and creative leader I relish the opportunity of developing the UTC provision and enhancing the opportunities for our creative students. I’m passionate about giving our young people a real competitive advantage when they apply for university or enter the jobs market. The talent we have amongst our students is exceptional, I really look forward to supporting them to realise their dreams and potential."