Our Governance

If you need to contact our Governance Professional, please email governance@minervalearningtrust.co.uk.

​Our Trust is supported by Members, Trustees, and Local Governing Bodies.

Members are responsible for holding our Trustees to account for the successful governance of the Trust and furthering the Trust’s charitable objects.

Our Trustees are responsible for ensuring clarity of vision, ethos, and strategic direction. Additionally, they hold our executive leaders to account for the educational performance of the organisation and our students, together with the effective and efficient performance management of our staff. Our Trustees are also responsible for overseeing the financial performance of the Trust and making sure it is money well spent. 

We have a Local Governing Body for each of our schools that make a direct contribution to the education, welfare and future of each young person in our community. The LGBs are composed of parents and co-opted governors who have skills and experience in particular areas. Over the course of an academic year each Local Governing Body will meet half-termly to scrutinise and challenge the leadership of the school. They also hold senior leaders to account for the educational performance of the school and its students, and the effective and efficient performance management of staff.


MembersDate of Appointment
Kabier Aslam5.7.2022
John Bowers (MBE)28.6.2017
David Burkinshaw1.9.2021
Sam Twiselton (OBE)5.7.2022
Janet Pike1.9.2023


TrusteesDate of Appointment – Stepped DownAppointed By
Martin Brader1.1.2024Member Appointed
Genny Bradley27.2.2018Member Appointed
Carol Castle1.9.2023Member Appointed
Jonathan Crossley-Holland28.6.2017Vice Chair, Member Appointed
Pepe D’Iasio22.3.2022Co-opted Trustee
John Doyle22.3.22Chair of Trust Board, Co-opted Trustee
Roger Salt1.3.2020Chair of Risk and Audit Committee, Member Appointed
Nicholas Wood21.3.2023Member Appointed
Ed Wydenbach4.9.2014 – 31.12.2023Member Appointed

Chair of LGB Boards

Local Governing BodyChair of LGB Boards
Chapeltown AcademyJanet Kilburn
Ecclesfield SchoolSimon Price
Handsworth Grange Community Sports CollegeKen Matthews
High Storrs SchoolSarah Evans
Stocksbridge High SchoolSarah Cavanagh
Woodthorpe Primary SchoolGrant Walker

Supporting Documents

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