The UTC is funded by the Department for Education and co-sponsored by Sheffield Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Sheffield Hallam University and The Sheffield College.

Sheffield Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Sheffield Hallam University The Sheffield College

The UTC Governing Body includes representatives from:

Members of the Trust (Subscribers)

Sheffield Hallam University, Dr Martin Howarth

The Sheffield College, Andrew Cropley (Chair of Governors)

The Sheffield College, Jason Pepper

Sheffield Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Richard Wright

Other Directors

Local Authority, Gary Drabble

University of Sheffield, Professor Russell Hand

Local Employers


Newburgh Engineering, David Greenan

Siemens, Jon Stewart

Creative & Digital Industries:

Crossover Labs, Chris Dymond

Sero Consulting, David Kay

UTC Representatives

UTC Principal, Nick Crew

UTC Staff Governor, Steve Schofield

Hello, my name is Steve Schofield and I teach A-level and GCSE English here at UTC Sheffield.  I have been teaching for 19 years, the last 10 in the 16-19 sector.  I moderate A-level English Language for one of the main exam boards, this year will be my 7th year on the team.  A UTC would have been my choice at 14, I left school and attended a technical college and became a qualified motor vehicle technician and remained in the profession until my early 20s.  Moving into teaching was something I had always considered, and I genuinely enjoy my job. I became the Staff Governor because I want to be as involved as I can in the journey for this fantastic College, and I also understand the importance of communication across all parts of college life.

Parent Governor, Simon Jackson

Hi, my name is Simon Jackson and I am a Parent Governor. I spent many years working in the Insurance Industry both in Sheffield & Leeds, and currently work for Royal Mail. I have been involved with the UTC from an early stage, taking part in focus groups prior to commencement of work on the building. My daughter is currently studying Creative & Digital Media and my son Advanced Engineering. The UTC has made an Excellent start and provides a Unique Opportunity for students aged 14+ across our region.

Parent Governor, Shaista Rashid

I am the parent of a Y12 student currently undertaking the level 2 qualification in creative digital Media.  I have worked in education for over 14 years and am currently employed with Sheffield College within the student wellbeing and safeguarding team.  I welcome the opportunity to continue supporting the UTC in its continued reputation for excellent educational provision and opportunity.

Copy of the UTC Sheffield Academy Trust’s Annual Report and Financial Statement, Year ended 31 August 2014 (pdf) – Includes: Trustees’ Report, Financial Statement and Auditor’s Report.

Copy of the UTC Sheffield Academy Trust’s ‘Value For Money Statement’ – December 2014 (pdf)

Minutes and documents from the most recent Governors Meetings can be downloaded below:

Approved Minutes of the Governing Body Meeting – 4 December 2014 (pdf)

Approved Minutes of the Governing Body Meeting – 6 October 2014 (pdf)

Approved Minutes of the governing Body Meeting – 10 March 2015 (pdf)

Earlier minutes and documents:

Approved Minutes of the Governing Body Meeting – 14 July 2014 (pdf)

Annual General Meeting of the Governing Body – 31 March 2014 (pdf)

Approved Minutes of the Governing Body Meeting –  31 March 2014 (pdf)

Approved Minutes of the Governing Body Meeting – 3 February 2014 Final (pdf)

UTC Financial Statements 2012-13

UTC GOVERNING BODY – Minutes 9 Dec 2013 – Final approved

UTC GOVERNING BODY – Minutes 23 Oct 2013 – Final approved