Alex Reynolds joined UTC Sheffield City Centre in 2013 as Vice Principal, managing the Curriculum Directors and leading on curriculum development, teaching and learning, progress, data and the timetable. In 2016, he was promoted to Principal after former City Centre Principal Nick Crew was appointed Executive Principal of the UTC Sheffield Academy Trust which oversees both the City Centre and now the second Olympic Legacy Park campuses.
Alex’s previous role was as Director of Engineering at the Black Country UTC in Walsall, West Midlands. Prior to that he was Head of Curriculum Development at the Black Country UTC working with companies including Siemens, ZF Lemforder and Finning.
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Welcome from Principal Alex Reynolds
Welcome to UTC Sheffield City Centre campus. I am delighted to be leading this outstanding centre for technical and academic education.
Our students develop high-level skills and enjoy fantastic career and university prospects from apprenticeships to prestigious Russell Group institutions. I am proud of their achievements and their hard work, which is encouraged through the highly professional and careers-focused ethos which we cultivate.
UTC Sheffield – which is Ofsted graded ‘good’ – was the first UTC to open in Yorkshire and Humber in September 2013. All students complete a technical qualification in one of two industry specialisms, either advanced engineering and manufacturing or creative and digital media, in addition to GCSEs and A Levels.
As noted by Ofsted, our students develop good industry skills on highly effective study programmes, which increase their chances of securing employment and apprenticeships in the region and beyond.
Students mention that the atmosphere at the UTC is purposeful and focused, but also friendly and vibrant. Students come to us because they want to learn and relish the opportunity to concentrate on their studies alongside others with similar interests – whilst enjoying an extensive programme of personal and social development.
On behalf of the dedicated and professional team at UTC Sheffield City Centre campus, I hope that you will want to find out more and will join us on this exciting journey of employer-led education.