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At UTC South Durham, we aim to raise aspirations by helping students to develop the professional skills they need to be successful in the workplace. Dedicated time, known as Crew, is needed to support students to develop the skills and attributes outlined in the Student Leaver Profile.

Crew time gives students the opportunity to work alongside a member of staff and a small group of fellow students to complete a portfolio of work that demonstrates and evidences how they have met the student leaver profile.

Each Crew works together to reflect on their own learning, allowing them to take responsibility to achieve. Together, they:

  • peer assess one another
  • reflect on their class behaviours
  • develop their student portfolio
  • identify gaps in their skills and development
  • create an action for moving forward


Over time, each Crew becomes a team, supporting and developing one another to become the best person they can be.

Students and staff hosting a bake sale.