As well as the ability to speak direct to staff, our UTC has a comprehensive safeguarding reporting system.

The Sharp System

Students and parents can raise a concern using our Sharp reporting page and our staff use our My Concern.

My Concern

Safeguarding and Child Protection Policies

Safeguarding Statement.

Safeguarding at Aston University Engineering Academy and Aston University Sixth Form.

Our UTC is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of students and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The governing body has a duty of care to pupils and all members of the UTC community. 

There is a comprehensive child protection policy in place which, along with a policy for Health and Safety and a Prevent strategy, is regularly reviewed by the Governing body.

On Arrival

All visitors to our UTC are required to show ID and accept compliance of our safeguarding and health and safety processes including having their photo taken as part of our comprehensive visitor registration system. 

Please allow extra time on arrival for this process. Partners, agencies and supply staff must produce a valid DBS certificate where applicable to role and student contact.

Ruth Acton
Mrs Ruth Acton
Assistant Principal Learner Development - Designated Senior Leader
David Chapman
Mr David Chapman
Vice Principal - Deputy DSL
Tracey Linton
Ms Tracey Linton
Governor - Lead for Safeguarding
Daniel Locke-Wheaton
Mr Daniel Locke-Wheaton
Principal
Cathy Bedney
Miss Cathy Bedney
Director of Sixth Form
Rachael Grant
Rachael Grant
Attendance and Welfare Officer
Ruth Sorsby
Mrs Ruth Sorsby
Assistant Principal Curriculum and Assessment