Dr Sarah Clark joined UTC Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park in February 2016. Sarah, who has a PhD in Molecular Genetics and a BSc in Microbiology, has held a variety of senior roles in education for 11 to 18-year-olds across Derbyshire and Staffordshire. Prior to joining UTC Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park, she was Principal and Vice Principal at Landau Forte Academy Sixth Form in Tamworth, West Midlands.
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Welcome from Principal Sarah Clark
Welcome to UTC Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park campus. I am delighted to be leading this exceptional centre for technical and academic education.
“I feel privileged to lead such an exciting new facility that is building on the success of Sheffield’s first UTC. Both institutions offer students high quality technical as well as traditional academic qualifications, so they get the skills that employers need to grow.”
Sarah Clark, Principal
Our flagship £10-million-pound building is located on the visionary Olympic Legacy Park and provides a unique experience for students to study adjacent to elite athletes and professional sports people. At the UTC itself, we benefit from cutting-edge facilities such as a health and development suite, a fitness suite, a rooftop science terrace and a range of research and computing labs.
The specialisms of Health Sciences, Sport Science and Computing have been chosen specifically to address key skills shortages, not just in the UK but globally, and will give students an excellent route into employment or higher education. They also complement each other to prepare our students for future jobs in the rapidly growing health technology sector where health sciences, sport science and computing combine to create new developments supporting health and wellbeing and combatting major illnesses.
I’d like to thank our employer partners who have worked with me to design the innovative curriculum – especially both universities and Sheffield Teaching Hospitals. The involvement of employers in every aspect of the UTC – from curriculum, to mentoring, to work experience, to governance – is what makes the UTC effective, and we are fortunate to have such good support.
Now that we are established I am looking forward to taking the UTC Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park on the next phase of its journey with the support of staff, students and stakeholders. I am confident that we will provide the high quality, careers-focused education and outstanding student experience that will help our students to thrive.