Dan Cundy - Principal Click here to email Dan Cundy
Dan has an extensive track record in South London schools. He has served on the leadership teams at Tamworth Manor, Harris Academy Merton and St Mark’s Academy in Mitcham, achieving the first values-based Quality Mark at St Mark’s for any London school, and an Outstanding Ofsted grading at Harris. Dan has high expectations of students and leads on robust systems and processes to ensure the UTC is well on the road to being an Outstanding school.
Kam Bains - Vice Principal Click here to email Kam Bains
Kam, a chemist by training, spearheads our Learning and Teaching programme and is also our Designated Safeguarding Lead, working closely with the pastoral team to support the young people of the UTC. His priority is to draw together an innovative and future-ready curriculum, alongside our university and employer partners, to develop the STEM professionals of the future.
David Bell - Director of Engineering Click here to email David Bell
David has responsibility for conduct, alongside his other role of directing our large Engineering department. With a formidable background as an engineer, teacher and lecturer, David brings with him a wealth of experience in constructing high quality programmes of study. David also runs the UTC’s investment club and the students are making very tidy gains under his stewardship!
Elizabeth Adeboye - Computer Science Teacher Click here to email Elizabeth Adeboye
Elizabeth is our part time teacher of Computer Science. A graduate of our sponsor, London South Bank University, Elizabeth specialises in Business Information Technology and has taught in a number of local schools, been a one to one tutor and has volunteered for youth organisations prior to joining the UTC.
Francis Affram - Lead Teacher of Science Click here to email Francis Affram
A Zoologist by training, Francis leads the busy Science department at the UTC. Teaching Biology at A-level as his main subject, Francis also teaches Science across Key Stage 4 and uses a range of practical methods to embed the Science curriculum.
Josephine Amana - Teacher of Engineering Click here to email Josephine Amana
Josephine is another alumni of our sponsor, London South Bank University and is relatively new to teaching. With a Masters in Engineering, specialising in electrical engineering and power electronics, Josephine’s in depth knowledge in these areas means she is a valuable addition to the engineering teaching team.
Rose Ardell - Teacher of Physics Click here to email Rose Ardell
Prior to joining the UTC, Rose was studying towards a PhD in experimental particle Physics. A Physics graduate of Warwick University, Rose worked at the ATLAS experiment in CERN focussing her time on outreach work with young people in pursuit of her long term ambition to become a teacher. Rose teaches A-level Physics and GCSE Science.
Shane Beckford - Teacher of Engineering Click here to email Shane Beckford
A student ambassador during his time studying at London South Bank University, Shane has a first class degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering. A ‘local lad’, Shane enjoys working with the UTC students and his calm and professional manner equate to focussed and on task lessons. Now studying towards a Master degree, Shane is always looking to extend and develop his subject knowledge.
Subroto De - Lead Teacher of Mathematics Click here to email Subroto De
With a supreme academic background (Masters in Mathematics and Economics to name a couple), Subi is the lead teacher of the mathematics department, teaching across the full range of GCSE, Core and A-level courses. Coupled with his experience of teaching in London schools and further education settings, Subi’s positive outlook makes for productive working relationships with students.
Andy Errington - Lead Teacher of Engineering Click here to email Andy Errington
Andy works closely with our AVP/Director of Engineering David Bell at the helm of the Engineering team. A Motorsport graduate with many years of experience teaching in a Further Education setting, Andy can often be found tinkering in his workshop with students, producing items on one of the many technologies at his disposal, including laser cutters and 3D printers.
Manal Jawad - Teacher of Mathematics Click here to email Manal Jawad
Of calm yet firm temperament, Manal is relatively new to teaching although has been involved in education for many years. As a cover supervisor, tutor and volunteer with students of all ages, Manal shows her passion and enthusiasm for her subject in her meticulously planned and executed lessons. She is a fantastic addition to the Maths team!
Ellie Keightley - Teacher of English Click here to email Ellie Keightley
A University of Sheffield graduate, with a great passion for her subject, Ellie is a founding member of the UTC staff beginning as a TA, who quickly established herself as an assertive member of the team. Now teaching, with great aplomb, Ellie is a strong advocate of modelling behaviour for students, and our students certainly have a great respect for Miss Keightley. Ellie shuns the bus ride into work every day in favour of cycling in!
Mark Martin - Teacher of Computer Science - Click here to email Mark Martin
With a track record of teaching in outstanding schools, achieving some of the highest GCSE results in the country, and nominated for the title of the ‘UK’s Coolest Techie’, Mark’s experience of working with organisation such as JP Morgan, Pearson, Microsoft, Google and the British Council make him a valuable asset to the UTC team. As a Microsoft and Goggle accredited expert teacher, Mark is well placed to pass on industry leading knowledge and expertise to our students.
Sam Ottley - Teacher of Mathematics - Click here to email Sam Ottley
With more than fifteen years’ experience in South London schools, and formerly a Teaching Assistant for students with emotional and behavioural needs, Sam’s calm and assured manner with young people means she is a prized asset for the UTC. Having recently qualified as a teacher, Sam teaches across the full range of Mathematics courses in both Key Stages 4 and 5.
Luca Pasini - Teacher of Engineering - Click here to email Luca Pasini
A Mechanical Engineering Design graduate of LSBU, Luca is passionate about engineering and, as part of a wider team of Engineers, has participated in the Shell Eco Marathon project. Designing and building a motor racing car from scratch, Luca’s knowledge in this area has been invaluable to his teaching.
Abigail Savoy - SENDCO/Teacher of Chemistry Click here to email Abigail Savoy
Abbie brings a huge amount of SEND experience to her role as SENDCO, having worked as an HLTA and Assistant SENDCO in previous schools. As a Biomedicine graduate, Abbie also teaches Chemistry A-level and as part of the general Science GCSE to Key Stage 4 students. Abbie leads a team of two Learning Support Officers who support students in lessons and on a one to one basis.
Lettie Tang - Teacher of Engineering Click here to email Lettie Tang
A Cambridge graduate, with an honours degree in Mechanical Engineering, Lettie’s areas of expertise within the Key Stage 5 curriculum are mechanical science/mathematics, and principles of engineering. Lettie completed internships at Jaguar and the Macau Electrical Company prior to joining the UTC and has brought valuable knowledge and expertise to the engineering team.
Ruth Vandenhautte - Lead Teacher of English Click here to email Ruth Vandenhautte
Currently studying towards a Masters in Learning and Teaching with Oxford University, Ruth’s professional, and life experiences are unrivalled! With an honours degree in English, a Masters in History/Politics of South East Asia, and an Adventures in Fiction prize (sponsored by the Arts council of England), our students couldn’t wish for a better person at the helm of the English faculty. Having lived in many parts of the world, and speaking a number of languages, Ruth carries out her teaching duties with humility, perseverance and a great sense of humour.
Marlon Jacobs - Learning Support Officer - Click here to email Marlon Jacobs
Marlon works within the SEND team, supporting our young people who require additional support in class. He also teaches Mathematics to small groups of students, setting extension activities, making him a great asset to the Mathematics team.
Josephine Liu - Learning Support Officer (English faculty) Click here to email Josephine Liu
Experienced in working with young people on a voluntary basis, including running breakfast and after school clubs, Josephine supports the English faculty and works with students on a one to one basis. A Sociology graduate, Josephine has also worked with young people for whom English is an additional language and is passionate about helping them to develop their English speaking skills.
Ruth Olatunji - Technical Support Officer (Science faculty) Click here to email Ruth Olatunji
With a first class honours degree in Pharmaceutical and Cosmetic Science, Ruth is our resident #Girls4STEM ambassador, passionate about inspiring young people to move into STEM studies and careers. As a former youth advisor, Ruth’s experience of mentoring young people fits neatly alongside her technical skills and knowledge; a fantastic asset to the UTC team.
Han-Sun Park - Learning Support Officer (Mathematics) - Click here to email Han-Sun Park
A qualified Mathematics teacher, Han supports the Maths department in lesson preparation and by supporting students on a one to one basis. A creative maths professional, Han has taught and tutored for more than fourteen years and is an advocate for making maths relevant to real life to ensure it is interesting and enjoyable for all our students.
Aladdin Watson - Learning Support Officer - Click here to email Aladdin Watson
Aladdin's positive and cheery demeanour, alongside his experience of working with young people in South London, make him a great fit for the role of Learning Support Officer.
Coretta Brown - Pastoral Support Officer Click here to email Coretta Brown
Coretta is our Pastoral Support Officer, working with the Pastoral Managers to support students across the UTC, both personally and academically. With a history of providing counselling and psychotherapy to young people in London, Coretta adopts a calm and positive approach with students, always getting the best out of them.
Delma Russell - Pastoral Manager – Key Stage 4 Click here to email Delma Russell
Delma’s compassion for young people is at the heart of all she does. A foster parent for many years, and with two boys of her own, Delma enjoys helping young people to build resilience and self-confidence. Delma is currently training to be a counsellor and has run four marathons, raising a substantial amount of money for charity. She is also our staff bowling champion!
Sonya Waller - Pastoral Manager – Key Stage 5 Click here to email Sonya Waller
A qualified counsellor and former Early Intervention Youth Advisor with Lambeth local authority, Sonya’s local knowledge and experience of the diverse issues facing young people are crucial in providing excellence in her role. Sonya is passionate about supporting young people to fulfil their goals and to help them improve their mental, physical and emotional needs.
Fiona Brown - Data and Examinations Manager Click here to email Fiona Brown
Fiona has worked extensively in schools across London and Surrey for the last twelve years in a variety of roles including finance, attendance, admissions and examinations. With a history in banking management, her attention to detail alongside her experience of administration in an education setting, means she is a vital asset to the school administrative team.
Jacqui Collins - Marketing and Communications, HR Manager Click here to email Jacqui Collins
CIPD qualified, and studying towards CIM qualification, Jacqui brings a wealth of school experience to her role at the UTC, leading HR and administration, alongside the external facing elements of marketing, communications and student recruitment. Jacqui is a keen exercise enthusiast, a qualified instructor, and enjoys leading the staff Walks on a Wednesday to nearby Brockwell Park.
Grace Mangan - Front Desk Officer Click here to email Grace Mangan
Grace is a valuable addition to the UTC administrative team. Working with us on a temporary basis, her friendly demeanour and helpful nature mean that all callers and visitors to the UTC receive a very warm welcome.
Natasha Padmore - Finance Officer Click here to email Natasha Padmore
A founding member of the UTC staff, Tash originally joined us as the Front Desk Officer, and quickly developed the finance element of her role. She is now our go-to person for all things finance….among many other things! An important member of the team, fantastic with the young people of the UTC, Tash is studying towards the SBM qualification.