Minerva Learning Trust

Governance

Sarah Cavanagh

Chair of Governors

I joined the governing body at Stocksbridge High as a parent governor in 2010, and became Chair of Governors in October 2014, I am also the designated Safeguarding governor, and snow governor when required! Before joining the governing body at Stocksbridge High school I spent 14 years as a governor at Royd NI school, and was on both governing bodies for a while.

Mrs S Cavanagh
Stocksbridge High School Shay House Lane, Stocksbridge, Sheffield S36 1FD
enquiries@stocksbridgehigh.sheffield.sch.uk
0114 2883153

Sarah Cavanagh

Chair of Governors

Anthea Peers

Co-opted Governor

I have been a co-opted member of Stocksbridge High School Governing body for several years. After teaching in Sheffield schools I became a School Improvement Officer with Calderdale Local Authority and later a Secondary School Adviser with Sheffield Local Authority. In this latter role I was involved with Stocksbridge High School in my professional capacity for several years and I still maintain the same high expectations for children and young people, supporting them to love learning and to achieve at the highest level.

Anthea Peers

Co-opted Governor

Bill Fieldsend

Co-opted Governor

I have a good knowledge and strong links with Stocksbridge High School having lived in the community all my life. I attended the school myself, my 2 children gained their education here and after a career in industry and being self-employed, I worked as Buildings Supervisor at the school for 9 years before my retirement.

Bill Fieldsend

Co-opted Governor

Richard Crowther

Co-Opted Governor

I have had the privilege of representing the Stocksbridge and Upper Don ward on Sheffield City Council for almost four years, and have served on the Governing Body of Stocksbridge High School for almost as long. I have also been a member of Stocksbridge Town Council since May 2015, and have worked for our local Member of Parliament for the last six years.

Richard Crowther

Co-Opted Governor

Dianne Fortescue

Co-Opted Governor

After qualifying as a teacher in the 1970’s , I continued a 30 year career in various types of education including Adult Literacy, Ex-offenders, Home education and Special Educational needs. I retired as a College Manger for Student Services in 2014 and moved north.

Dianne Fortescue

Co-Opted Governor

Ruth Parker

Parent Governor

Ruth Parker

Parent Governor

Matthew David Evans

Co-Opted Governor

am very pleased to become a part of Stocksbridge High Schools governing body and aid the school, & its pupils in achieving their full potential. Over the past seven years I have been a governor at a local primary School and held various positions including Chair and Vice Chair of Governors, Chair of Finance (for the last 5 years). Along with the wider team I have been involved in the appointment of business managers, teaching staff and deputy head positions.

Matthew David Evans

Co-Opted Governor

John Doyle

Community Governor

John Doyle

Community Governor

Jo Stavert-Dobson

Community Governor

I joined the Governing Body in October 2021. I have a passion for the continued development and improvement of the school and strongly believe in the importance of a high quality education for all. I am a parent of two students currently at Stocksbridge High School and I feel that parents and carers must feel confident their children will thrive here and receive a first-class teaching, learning, pastoral and extra-curricular experience during their time at SHS. As a Governor, I am looking forward to working with the school to support and develop this to its full potential.

My professional background is in Primary Education and its wider fields. I worked in the Environmental and Heritage Education Sector for 14 years, working extensively with schools, teachers and within the local communities. I remained at home to support my children through their early and primary years and more recently have been working as Co-Director of our two growing family companies.

Jo Stavert-Dobson

Community Governor

Tania Freeman

Staff Governor

I am extremely proud to be part of the Local Governing Body at Stocksbridge High School. I have worked for the school for the past 7 years in a support role. For me, it is important that school is more than just a place of learning…it is a community which I feel passionately about. I want to support the school in its journey of improvement.

Tania Freeman

Staff Governor

Steve sykes

Staff governor

I am extremely pleased to become Staff Governor for Stocksbridge High School and help the school develop towards an outstanding school. Over the past eighteen years I have taught a variety of age groups from KS2 to KS5 in all situations from mainstream schools to ESBD and SEND schools. I have also been staff governor for a school in Calderdale from 2006 to 2009. Prior to my work in education, I worked in the engineering sector for 16 years from ground floor to management.

Steve sykes

Staff governor

FULL GOVERNING BODY MEETINGS 2021-2022

HALF TERM 1

Monday 11th October – 5:00pm

HALF TERM 2

Monday 13th December – 5:00pm

HALF TERM 3

Monday 7th February – 5:00pm

HALF TERM 4

Monday 28th March – 5:00pm

HALF TERM 5

Monday 23th May – 5:00pm

HALF TERM 6

Monday 11th July – 5:00pm

To see Minerva’s Board of Directors & Trustees please follow the link: Minerva Members & Trustees