Community members encouraged to apply for governor roles at Sheffield secondary schools

Stocksbridge High School, Chapeltown Academy, Ecclesfield School and Handsworth Grange Community Sports College in partnership with Minerva Learning Trust are looking to recruit governors to help develop and grow the schools.

Tuesday, 8th June 2021, 12:37 pm
Updated Tuesday, 8th June 2021, 12:38 pm

The three secondary schools and post 16 academy have opportunities for individuals with an interest in education and child welfare to join 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.

The 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.

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Bev Matthews, chief executive of the trust, said: “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.

“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. It was established in October 2014. The vision is to provide outstanding education for students who are from a wide variety of backgrounds across the city of Sheffield.