Representatives from global IT systems and solutions company Fujitsu were left hugely impressed after a recent visit to Ron Dearing UTC.
As a Major Partner, Fujitsu supports the pioneering school by helping shape the curriculum and providing technology to assist students’ learning.
Ash Merchant, Education and Healthcare Director for the UK and Ireland; Rebecca Sinnatt, Head of UK and Ireland Product Business; and Andy Halpin, Education Specialist for the UK and Ireland, visited the school to see for themselves how the company’s support for Ron Dearing UTC is benefiting students.
They had a tour of the facilities, received an update from the senior team, and spoke with Year 12 Engineering Design students using some of the technology provided by Fujitsu.
Mr Merchant said they were all very impressed by what they saw and heard.
“The school is outstanding,” he said. “We’ve been engaged with Ron Dearing UTC for four years now and it gets better and better every year.
“When you talk to the students it’s obvious how much they enjoy it and how much they are learning and developing.
“Their knowledge and passion for their subjects, along with the exceptional teaching and support they receive from the staff, is second to none.
“Students at Ron Dearing UTC benefit from a rich curriculum, as well as access to the latest technology, putting them in such a strong position to launch exciting and rewarding careers in their chosen field.
“The whole model works really well and we’ve been so impressed by what we’ve seen.”
Steve Willacy, Vice Principal, Curriculum and Employer Engagement, at Ron Dearing UTC, said he and the team were delighted to have been able to show the representatives from Fujitsu how its support for the Ofsted Outstanding-rated school was making a real difference.
He said: “It’s great to be able to show our employer partners around, introduce them to some of our students and let them see for themselves the difference their support makes.
“Fujitsu and our other partners provide us with rounded support for our students, helping to give them the platform they need to succeed.”