Teaching team


Owain Johns, Principal

Owain has extensive experience in education; having graduated with a BA Hons and PGCE from the University of West England. He taught design and technology in Oxfordshire before moving into school leadership roles in Buckinghamshire.

He played a key role in a girls’ grammar school achieving an ‘outstanding’ rating by Ofsted and has led two successful school building projects.

It’s a great privilege to lead such an innovative school, the first UTC for Oxfordshire. We’ve proved that this concept works for our students with many moving onto world class destinations and opportunities.


Glen Young, Vice Principal

Glen graduated with a BSc in Molecular and Cellular Biology from University of Bath before completing his teacher training at the University of Southampton. After four years as Head of Science for an academy in Buckinghamshire, Glen joined the UTC team in it’s opening year. Glen felt the passion for innovate teaching in science while linking with industry in a project-based curriculum was something he wanted to be involved in.

STEM is central to UTC Oxfordshire being a hub of excellence. Our combination of academic study, technical and employability skills are essential in preparing young people for the STEM jobs of the future.


UTC Oxfordshire VP Sue LeaSue Lea, Head of Sixth Form

Following a Degree in Applied Biology from Bradford University, Sue began her career in bioscience research before training as a teacher at Garnett College, London. She taught biological and environmental sciences in Greater Manchester before relocating to Oxfordshire.

Sue spent over 15 years at Henley College, including five years as the Head of Faculty (for science, maths, ICT and business) co-ordinating A-levels and vocational learning.

At UTC Oxfordshire we work with students and their families to help them find and secure either a University place, a degree apprenticeship or one of the fantastic local science and engineering apprenticeships.