CEO Welcome

Inclusion is at the heart of all we do, as a Trust. Our pupils show a high level of care for each other and respect each other’s diversity. We do not allow disadvantage to be a barrier to learning and we support, all of our pupils, to be the very best.

Minerva Learning Trust was established in October 2014. Our vision is to provide outstanding education for pupils, who are from a wide variety of backgrounds, across the city of Sheffield. During 2017-18, the Trust brought together four secondary schools to create a new partnership that will support the teaching and learning, of around 5,000 pupils. In September 2020, Chapeltown Academy joined our Trust.  We resolutely believe that we are stronger together and that each school, within the Multi-Academy Trust (MAT), has individual strengths – celebrating the diverse and unique qualities of each particular school. Our aim is for all schools, within the Trust, to become ‘Outstanding’.

The Trust ethos is one of collegiality, which whole-heartedly places pupils at the centre of the work we do. We are a recognised Academy Sponsor and consequently will engage with schools in difficulty, giving the necessary level of support, to bring about school improvement.

Minerva Learning Trust is governed by a strong Trust Board that strategically leads and oversees the entire business. The Trust gives clarity of vision; effectively challenging and supporting, to ensure that growth continues to be founded on strong educational values and outstanding school improvement strategy.

We aim to deliver a model that is efficient yet effective and ensures that the educational experience, for our pupils, is supported by appropriate resources.

Bev Matthews
CEO Minerva Learning Trust

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