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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.

If you interested in becoming one of our Governors, please click here Minerva Learning Trust 

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.


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


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

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

 

Christine Ainsbury

Chris has worked for over 20 years in Government funded programmes for adult inclusion, work readiness, education and training. She holds post graduate certificates in post 16 teaching and business and management and has a keen interest in developing the quality of education and training. Having taken early retirement in 2017, Chris returned to the workplace as a self-employed End Point Assessor for apprenticeships for a local awarding body. Chris is also a Trustee for a charity delivering support for people suffering from mental health issues. 

Business interests: None

Financial interests: None

Governance roles in other schools: None

Wayne Simpson

Wayne is a staff governor who joined Handsworth Grange Community Sports College in 2010. Having had several roles within school ranging from Cover Supervisor to teacher of maths. Wayne now works within our Pastoral Team as a Head of year and has done so for a number of years.

Business interests: None

Financial interests: None

Governance roles in other schools: None