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.

Sarah Cavanagh

Chair of Governors

Nilam Buchanan

Vice Chair of Governor

I joined the governing body as a Co-opted governor in 2015, and before that had been a member of the govening body at Deepcar St Johns school for 5 years as well as a founding member of Funders (a fundraising and events management group) for over 10 years.

Nilam Buchanan

Vice Chair of Governor

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

Yuri Matischen

Parent Governor

I have been a governor since 2016 and have two children currently at the school. I am keen to see that the school’s ambitions and standards for young people continue to rise and improve so that all children achieve their potential and leave the school well prepared for their journey into further studies, employment or apprenticeships.

Yuri Matischen

Parent 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

Adrian Scott

Co-Opted Governor

I am a consultant in diabetes and endocrinology at the Northern General Hospital. I have lived in Sheffield for 13 years and in the Stocksbridge area for 5 years and I am really pleased to have been accepted as a governor and hope that I can contribute to the school’s success.

Adrian Scott

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

Miss Feechan

Staff Governor

Miss Feechan

Staff Governor

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