Our staff

Lesley Glover               

Lesley Glover


Lesley Glover is Head of UTC Central Bedfordshire. She is known to pupils and parents as she was part of the Senior Leadership Team which had been mapping out a route to future improvements at the UTC, as recognised recently by Ofsted inspectors. She will continue that good work, aided by the considerable resources and expertise of Bedford College.


Samir Al-Jammal


Samir Al-Jammal is a Maths Teacher with a kick – he is a black belt in Karate and runs classes for our students in the same sport. Leading on A-Level Maths and more, Samir was Head of Maths at an educational establishment in Luton and before that a Civil Engineer with experience in structural and construction. When not helping students to understand the relevance of maths to the real world of work, Samir is leading martial arts classes which teach students discipline and respect – as well as burning off some excess energy.

Laura Collings       
Laura Collings
Assistant Head Teacher, Head of Science & Maths, Assessment, Data, Timetable, SLT

Laura Collings is a Science, Physics and Maths teacher which adds up to great range of expertise.

She was a former Head of Science at an FE college and prior to that a physics teacher. She is part of the growing team who lead on the Duke of Edinburgh Awards for students. These awards are welcomed by employers. 

Sharon Daley
Sharon Daly
Pastoral Manager
Barry Nappin

A "time-served" apprentice who became a Production Manager at Unilever in Leighton Buzzard, Barry Nappin has decades of experience to share.

Now a teacher in engineering, Barry was at Vauxhall for many years, starting as a tool-maker, then moving into maintenance. He taught at MK College before joining the UTC team where young people can learn how the engineering world has evolved into the modern day international business names here in Bedfordshire.

Tom Nolan

Tom Nolan is a technician who became a tutor – bringing years of experience to the classroom, and helpfully sharing his vast range of knowledge with students. He works in the practical area of machining – where he began as a mechanical engineering apprentice, who then became foreman, then joint director of the successful firm. Lured out of retirement because his skills were too good to waste, Tom is an asset to the UTC team.

Katrina O'Brien
Katrina O'Brien
Stephen Olunaike
Andy Osborn      
Andy Osborn
Head of Engineering, Employer Engagement, SLT
Parminder Sidhu
Assistant Head Teacher, Head of English, Teaching and Learning, SLT

Parminder Sidhu is a member of the Senior Learning Team and Head of English. Specialising in English Language and Literature, Parminder has worked in schools and been a lead teacher in English. Teaching and Learning is her passion which she hopes inspires colleagues and students alike.

Carol Quinn      
Carol Quinn
PA/Office Manager