Nick Crew, Sheffield UTC Executive Principal

Executive Principal

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Each of UTC Sheffield’s campuses has its own Principal. Alex Reynolds is Principal at UTC Sheffield City Centre and Dr Sarah Clark 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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