Having been appointed Interim Principal of UTC@MediaCityUK in October 2017 Ruth Bradbury was confirmed as the College’s permanent Principal in May 2018. Announcing her appointment Chair of the UTC’s Local Governing Committee said:

“Working with Ruth in an interim capacity over the past six months has been stimulating and inspirational. She is an experienced Principal who has brought renewed energy and focus to the College that will create an exciting and successful future benefitting all our students. I am delighted she has accepted the role on a permanent basis.”

Ruth is an experienced teacher and education leader who was appointed Principal of the Studio for its opening in September 2013 and led the school to an Ofsted Good rating on its first inspection. In common with the UTC, the Studio serves students from 14 – 19 who have a focus on specific career paths, including creative digital media.

Prior to her role as Principal of DAES Ruth was Director of Finance and Business Development for Darwen Aldridge Community Academy.