8th June 2021

Community members are encouraged to apply for Local Governor roles at Sheffield Secondary Schools and Post 16 Provision

Stocksbridge High School, Chapeltown Academy, Ecclesfield School and Handsworth Grange Community Sports College in partnership with Minerva Learning Trust are looking to recruit Local Governors to help develop and grow the schools, and are encouraging members of the local community to consider joining their boards.

The three local Secondary Schools and Post 16 Academy have opportunities for individuals with an interest in education and child welfare to come on board and help influence the scope and direction of the schools.

Applicants are not required to have a background in education or a child attending school but they do need to have a passion for education and a belief that children can and should receive the best education possible in their local educational establishment.

Local Governor roles are volunteer positions and there is an expectation to attend one meeting per term, as well as partake in preparatory work and other school engagements. Interested community members are encouraged to visit the Trust website for more information on the role and commitment requirements.

Bev Matthews, Chief Executive Officer for Minerva Learning Trust says “Local Governors make a direct contribution to the education, welfare and future of each young person in our community, they have the opportunity to scope and influence a positive path.”

She continued,

“We are seeking a diverse range of voices to offer new opinions, new directions, and out-of-the-box thinking, and urge anyone who believes in the power of education to transform lives to apply for a role”.

Minerva Learning Trust is a legal entity registered as an exempt Charity, the Trust was established in October 2014. The vision is to provide an outstanding education for students who are from a wide variety of backgrounds across the city of Sheffield.

The Trust is an expanding Sheffield-based Multi-Academy Trust with a vision of providing outstanding education for all the students within our schools. The Trust partnership consisting of four secondary schools, a Sixth form, and a Post-16 Academy, supports the teaching and learning of around 5,000 students.

Minerva Learning Trust firmly believes in the power of governance and in the importance of local leadership and local governance in order to keep its schools at the heart of the communities they serve.