Minerva Learning Trust

Governors

Handsworth Grange Community Sports College Governing Body

Governors are volunteers who are appointed to the governing body and take responsibility for three key roles:

  1. The performance of the school and holding the Head and Senior Leadership Team to account.
  2. To ensure that the finances are allocated in an appropriate manner which helps to support and improve pupil achievement.
  3. The strategic direction of the school.

The Headteacher is responsible for the day-to-day management of the school and reports directly to the governing body.

The governing body meet at least three times a year as a full governing body. Much of the work of governors is delegated to the appropriate committee.

Governors carry out their role in a variety of ways including membership of committees, visits to school, link governor roles, attending school events and providing specific expertise to help decision making.

Please find below details of our governing body and committee structure.

Committee Structure, membership and terms of reference


Chair of Governors: Clair Marlow
Vice Chair of Governors: Jessica Procter

Clair Marlow:  Chair of Governors

Clair is a Solocitor and the Head of Legal Services at Sheffield Hallam University. Formerly a director of a Barnsley primary academy and currently working as a professional in HE governance. Clair is committed to governance, education and raising the aspirations of young people. Clair has recently become our Chair of Governors.

Business interests: None

Financial interests: None

Governance roles in other schools: None

Jessica Procter:  Vice Chair of Governors

Jessica lives locally in Handsworth. She works at Sheffield Hallam University as a Policy and Compliance Officer, and is currently on a secondment as a Business Relationship Manager. Jessica is a graduate of The University of Sheffield and has a Master’s degree in Political Science: Governance and Public Policy.

Jessica has a personal interest in widening participation, and is committed to enhancing staff wellbeing in her workplace.

Business interests: None

Financial interests: None

Governance roles in other schools: None


Kabier Aslam

Business entrepreneur with over 25 years experience in the commercial and retail sector. Worked with voluntary organisations in the local community with young adults and the elderly. Former pupil of Handsworth Grange. Work and live in the locality. Passionate parent governor since 2010. Vice Chair of Governors since 2016.

Business interests: None

Financial interests: None

Governance roles in other schools: Trustee at Darnall Community Nursery

Debra Clarke

Debra is a School Business Manager in a nearby primary school

Business interests: None

Financial interests: None

Governance roles in other schools: None

Amthal Karim

An English Literature graduate living in Handsworth and currently working as UK Marketing Manager for an e-commerce retailer. Amthal has twin daughters at Handsworth Grange Community Sports College and has formerly worked with Sheffield City Council and Sheffield Hallam University within e-learning, family learning and teaching English to speakers of other languages.

Amthal is keen to help continue to support and improve processes surrounding the education and wellbeing of pupils at Handsworth Grange Community Sports College.

Business interests: None

Financial interests: None

Governance roles in other schools: None

Anisha Khan

Anisha works at a nearby primary school as a playworker , she has 2 children attending Handsworth Grange Community Sports College.  Anisha also spends her time volunteering at a charity organisation that provides help and support to ex-offenders and young children.

Business interests: None

Financial interests: None

Governance roles in other schools: None

Abdul Khayum

Abdul is a managing director of a property rentals business

Business interests: None

Financial interests: None

Governance roles in other schools: Oak Tree High School, Sheffield


Jim McDonnell

A solicitor and Senior Associate at a commercial law firm, columnist for the Law Society Gazette, and part-time Executive and Assistant Producer for a professional theatre company. Living locally for many years, Jim has been a community governor at Handsworth Grange since 2012.

Business interests: None

Financial interests: None

Governance roles in other schools: None


Wayne Simpson

Business interests: None

Financial interests: None

Governance roles in other schools: None

Grant Walker

Grant has experience in a host of business and retail roles based over 20 years. He has supported local and national refugee charities. He is formerly from Lancashire but now an adopted son of Yorkshire with deep roots in the area and community. Father to a wonder son and amazing daughter.

Business interests: None

Financial interests: None

Governance roles in other schools: Chair Woodthorpe Primary, Vice Chair Ecclesfield Secondary School