On Tuesday 15th December, Stephen Leahey, Principal of the Leigh UTC was invited by Lord Baker to take part in a presentation at the House of Lords where Nick Boles MP and he addressed a selected audience about the impact UTCs are having in the current education system.
Lord Baker was extremely complementary about the Leigh Academies Trust and recalled his most recent visit to the UTC. Nick Boles emphasised the government’s commitment to UTCs, and wanted to challenge UTCs to be successful and evolve. Mr Leahey then followed this up with a detailed first hand account of setting up and running a UTC. This was very well received and led to further discussions with other MPs and dignitaries at the event.