Message from UTC Sheffield City Centre

  • Updated: Sunday, October 18th 2020
  • A Year 9 student has tested positive for Covid-19 and Year 9 parents/carers are asked to download our letter. Year 9 students are being asked to isolate and return to school after half-term on Monday 2 November.
  • The UTC remains open for all other year groups.
  • When Sheffield moved into the Tier 2, high risk category, we had to cancel tours of the UTC, but we are currently looking at strategies to enable tours in some format in the near future. We will be in touch as soon as possible about transition meetings/possible tours.

Message from UTC Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park

Updated: Friday, October 16th 2020

All students will be able to return to learning on site at UTC Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park full-time – week commencing Monday, October 19th 2020. Thank you for your patience and understanding during this challenging time. Please note our campus tours are going ahead in single family groups.

UTC Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park are running virtual events to hear about our exciting specialisms, with an opportunity to hear from the Principal, the Curriculum Director and staff, and our employer partners.

Computing Showcase:  Tuesday 10th November, 5:30-:6:20pm

Health Sciences & Social Care: Wednesday 18th November, 5:30-6:20pm

Sport Science Showcase: Tuesday 24th November, 5:30-6:20pm

Nick Crew, Sheffield UTC Executive Principal

Executive Principal

Banner image: Nick Crew

Each of UTC Sheffield’s campuses has its own Principal. Alex Reynolds is Principal at UTC Sheffield City Centre and Jessica Stevenson at UTC Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park. The two schools are overseen by Executive Principal of UTC Sheffield Academy Trust, Nick Crew.

Nick initially joined UTC Sheffield in 2012 as Principal of Sheffield’s first UTC where he was Principal up to 2016. Prior to this appointment, Nick Crew was Vice Principal of Outwood Academy Valley, Worksop, where he was based for over three years. He played a key role in helping the school to gain an outstanding assessment by Ofsted. Before that he was Assistant Headteacher at Tuxford School, Newark, which was also graded outstanding by Ofsted.

“UTC Sheffield is an exciting and unique opportunity for young people and employers, offering the chance to gain high quality, work-related qualifications for sectors where there are real job opportunities. I am delighted to be a part of it.” Nick Crew, Executive Principal, UTC Sheffield Academy Trust

The ethos behind the Sheffield UTC Academy Trust is one that Nick is personally familiar with. When he left school, he completed a four-year apprenticeship in electrical engineering with British Coal and gained a higher national diploma. When the coal industry went through significant changes, Nick decided to switch track.

He completed a degree and teacher training qualification at Sheffield Hallam University. Which paved the way for a successful career in education.

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From Nick Crew:

“A big vision lies at the heart of UTC Sheffield – to develop the next generation of Britain’s creatives, engineers, designers, technicians and scientists. Who together will help to solve the global challenges that lie ahead of us and revive a strong economy.

These highly skilled young people will be the innovators and enterprising employees of tomorrow, helping to create new industries and providing much-needed talent for existing businesses and public services in our region and beyond.

Our aim is to deliver an outstanding educational experience grounded in real, relevant workplace practice. Partnerships with world-class employers, colleges and universities give our students a unique start to their future careers.

This vision has already been proven at UTC Sheffield City Centre which was graded ‘Good’ by Ofsted in 2016. Building on this success, a second UTC opened at the Olympic Legacy Park in September 2016.

In both campuses, UTC Sheffield provides education today for the jobs of tomorrow.

I am proud to lead the committed team of professionals who have made the UTC vision for careers-led education a reality. I look forward to working with all our staff, students, parents and partners on the exciting journey ahead.”

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