Jessica Stevenson joined UTC Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park in January 2020, bringing over 19 years’ experience in education. Previously Director of Inclusion at Mercia Learning Trust in Sheffield, she has two Master’s degrees: one in Fine Art from Nottingham Trent University and one in Education Leadership and Management from the University of Nottingham. Jessica has extensive experience in delivering high quality provision and is a member of the British Psychological Society. She is a well-respected education leader within the city and a strong advocate of high quality education for all.
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Welcome from Principal Jessica Stevenson
Welcome to UTC Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park campus. I am excited to be leading this visionary centre for technical and academic education, with its emphasis on preparing students for jobs of the future.
Our specialisms of Health Sciences, Sport Science and Computing, combining technical qualifications alongside GCSEs and A Levels, have been chosen specifically to address key skills shortages, not just in the UK but globally. Not only do they give students an excellent route into existing employment and higher education, they also open up future opportunities in the rapidly growing health and medical technology sectors where specialisms are combining to support health and wellbeing and combat major illnesses.
We have the benefit of being located on the Olympic Legacy Park which is at the heart of a range of new developments for world-class research and innovation involving both Sheffield Hallam University and Sheffield Teaching Hospitals. As the name suggests, the Park is also a hub of professional-level sporting facilities including a 3G pitch and is bordered by the English Institute of Sport and iceSheffield. All of these facilities provide us with rich opportunities to collaborate and enrich our curriculum.
I am passionate about the opportunities that education can bring to young people, expanding their horizons and giving them the best possible life chances. The UTC has already been Ofsted graded ‘Good’, showing the quality of education that is provided here, and I plan to continue that emphasis on academic as well as technical excellence. The level of support from local and regional employers, including both of Sheffield’s leading universities, has undoubtedly played a major part in our success to date. I look forward to continuing to work with our employer and university partners, alongside staff, students and governors, to ensure that we provide high quality, careers-focused education and an outstanding student experience.
“I am excited to join a trailblazing technical school that is ensuring students get the academic and technical skills that universities and employers need. I am looking forward to building on the fantastic work that has been achieved so far.”
Jessica Stevenson, Principal