• Joint bid by Tottenham Hotspur Football Club, Middlesex University and other partners to establish a University Technical College approved by Department for Education and Baker Dearing Trust
• UTC would represent another important development in the sport-led regeneration of Tottenham
• Creating new educational opportunities for 14-18 years old delivering an integrated academic and technical curriculum
The Club is delighted to announce that its bid for a new University Technical College (UTC) for Tottenham has today (Thursday, March 28) been approved by the Department for Education and the Baker Dearing Trust.
The Club’s bid is a joint application with Middlesex University and would see the establishment of a brand new high quality, full-time education alternative for 14-18 year olds across North London, offering a unique specialism of ‘The Technology of Science, Sport and Health’ - chosen to fit with the predicted future employment and skills needs of the area and the unique partnership with a Premier League football club.
Daniel Levy, Chairman, Tottenham Hotspur Football Club said: “Tottenham is an area in desperate need of regeneration and, as one of its main employers, we recognise the unique role we have in this community to effect change. We are delighted that our joint bid to create a UTC in Tottenham has been successful.
“The Tottenham UTC would deliver significant benefits for young people across North London by providing a high quality, targeted education that would equip them with key technical skills and enable them to take up jobs in the future.
“Delivering a curriculum around sport, science and health, both our Club and our Foundation would be involved in it, making it a truly unique and compelling educational facility.”
Melvyn Keen, Deputy Chief Executive, Middlesex University said: “There are many exciting career opportunities in science, health and sport and these industries are hungry for skilled staff and ambitious graduates. We’re delighted to sponsor a project that will harness the talent of young people in North London, and we look forward to working with our Tottenham UTC partners to create some really exciting opportunities.”
Planning around the delivery of the UTC will now begin and will include a consultation phase with parents and businesses.
The Tottenham UTC would combine the specialist area of technical study alongside the core curriculum required for 14-18 year olds and will do so by integrating the technical and academic education with practical work being valued as highly as academic study.
As well as Tottenham Hotspur Football Club and Middlesex University, the new institution would also be supported by Festo UK, National Instruments, Fusion Lifestyle, and Mindsets UK.
For more information about University Technical Colleges, please visit http://www.utcolleges.org/