UTC Leadership Team
Gareth Lister has been appointed as Interim Principal at SGS Berkeley Green UTC. Gareth has been teaching for 12 years, and his career has involved educating a wide range of students from a number of different schools. Once he had completed his Computer Science degree he taught ICT and Computing at a school in Birmingham before moving down to the South West to continue his career in Wiltshire. He is an experienced senior school leader with a proven track record of leading on student success. Gareth has a passion for both education and technology, and he is dedicated to supporting the next generation of Engineers and Computer Scientists.
Gareth's role will be to ensure the pursuit of technical and academic excellence at the UTC, inspiring staff and students towards a passion for quality and the development of a culture of technical and academic success.
Andrew Keenan has been appointed as Assistant Principal at the SGS Berkeley Green UTC. Andrew has worked in education for over 10 years at Secondary and FE levels, including several years training apprentices for QinetiQ. He has over 15 years industry experience in aerospace, where he has worked on multiple aircraft and projects. His most recent post was as head of Engineering at SGS College and he was heavily involved in developing the UTC in the 18 months before it opened.
As well as teaching engineering, maths and science, his role will involve engaging with employer and educational partners to ensure that the curriculum is industry relevant and that the graduating students feed into the local talent pipelines.
Rich Williams has been appointed as Interim Assistant Principal at SGS Berkeley Green UTC. Rich has worked in secondary education for over 15 years, having held a variety of posts including Subject Team Leader and Raising Standards Leader. Rich recently completed his Masters Degree in Educational Practice and is passionate about using current research to improve the learning experiences of students at the UTC and is an Honorary Teaching Fellow with the University of Bristol, supporting the Computer Science teachers of the future.
In addition to leading the Cyber & Digital Faculty, his role will be to support the development of teaching and learning at the UTC and to lead on whole school attendance and behaviour.
Robert Morgan has been appointed Director of Faculty (Core subjects) at the SGS Berkeley Green UTC. Rob has worked in education for 10 years after leaving the University of Durham with a BSc (Hons) in Mathematics and Physics. He completed his MA in Education whilst working as a mathematics teacher. Rob started his career in a school for students with special educational needs and has since held a variety of posts including Head of Year and Lead Practitioner for Mathematics in large secondary schools in London.
As well as teaching Rob's role will be to ensure that the mathematics curriculum supports and furthers student's development, not just in maths but within their chosen specialisms at SGS Berkeley Green. Rob is particularly excited about developing a new curriculum that focuses not only on skills but also on mathematical applications.
Jennie Peirce has been appointed as Director of Faculty (Engineering and Design Technology) at SGS Berkeley Green UTC. Jennie worked as a Graphic Designer before training to teach. She has worked at a number of school in Gloucestershire, most recently as Head of Design Technology in Stroud.
Jennie’s role will be to work with our Partners in Industry to combine traditional and cutting edge technologies that will prepare our students to become the Engineers of the Future.