Scarborough’s UTC appoints its first principal

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Scarborough’s new University Technical College (UTC) has appointed its first principal.

UTC Scarborough, which is due to open in September 2016, has announced the appointment of Tim Englefield, 56, as principal designate.

Mr Englefield, a deputy principal at Askham Bryan College in York, will take up his new post in September.

His current role involves the setup of new further education centres, including one at Scarborough Sixth Form College

Before moving into college management positions, he taught mechanisation, fabrication and welding.

The UTC will specialise in engineering and offer 14 year olds the chance to work and study at its Weaponnness site until the age of 19.

Mr Englefield said: “I’m absolutely thrilled to have been appointed Principal Designate. I’m very passionate about preparing learners for entering industries in which they have an interest, whether it’s direct entry or via further study at a higher level.

“I believe that UTC Scarborough will deliver a great pathway to employment, apprenticeships and university education for those who have a strong passion for engineering and design.”

A planning application for the UTC was submitted last month.