Minerva Learning Trust

Vision

Welcome to Handsworth Grange Community Sports College. We are a popular 11-16 comprehensive school located in the South East of Sheffield.

Our mission is to provide an exceptional education for every student, every day.

To achieve our mission we will:

Provide a broad and balanced curriculum that challenges everyone.

Provide care and support to break down barriers to learning.

Improve our students' vocabulary, comprehension and reading skills.

Demand high levels of progress and achievement from all students.

We are fully inclusive and have a strong family ethos. Our student population is diverse and we celebrate our beliefs and cultures which creates a rich, vibrant atmosphere. We have high expectations of everyone, staff and students alike, and work hard to develop positive relationships to create a firm sense of togetherness. In doing so we promote the following values:

Together we:

• Care for each other

• Laugh with each other

• Learn from each other

• Celebrate with each other

• Are safe, responsible and respectful

We have a tradition of strong academic performance, in particular in English, Mathematics and Technology. For the last 4 years we have achieved above average Progress 8 scores and we are currently ranked 4th highest in Sheffield. We are proud of the achievements of our disadvantaged students who have the highest levels of progress in the City.

In October 2017 we were judged to be ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted and as a result we founded the Minerva Learning Trust. As part of that role we work collaboratively and share best practice with other schools in the Trust. You can access our most recent Ofsted report below.

Our students are approachable and friendly. Please come and see for yourself; we welcome visitors to the school.

Mr N Parker - Headteacher

Ms B Matthews - CEO Minerva Learning Trust

Ethos

Mission

Exceptional education for every student, every day

Beliefs

To achieve our mission we will:

1 Provide a broad and balanced curriculum that challenges everyone

2 Provide care and support to break down barriers to learning

3 Improve our students' vocabulary, comprehension and reading skills

4 Demand high levels of progress and achievement from all students

Our values

Together we:

  • Care for each other
  • Laugh with each other
  • Learn from each other
  • Celebrate with each other
  • Are safe, responsible and respectful

Minerva Learning Trust

We are proud that Handsworth Grange Community Sports College is part of the Minerva Learning Trust.

We (Minerva Learning Trust) are a Multi-Academy Trust which is recognised as one of the largest and highest performing family of schools in the city of Sheffield. Our vision is to provide an outstanding education for students who are from a wide variety of backgrounds across our region. We are immensely proud of our inclusive nature and how our work promotes cultural cohesion and strengthens community bonds.

We believe that schools should enhance the educational provision of an area, especially for the most vulnerable, and that they should make a significant contribution to the community in which they are set. Together, we work hard to ensure that all children within our care have access to high-quality educational provision that provides them with the skills, qualities, and experiences they need to be successful and to positively contribute to society.

We strongly believe that schools are stronger by working together.

Together, we create the vision, the strategic direction, and the educational strategy which enables all students in our Trust to flourish regardless of their background or starting point – both academically, socially, and emotionally.

We support your school by providing:

  • Support from experienced education professionals in developing an excellent educational provision for all
  • Access to the Minerva Learning Collaborative Alliance which provides a range of Continuous Professional Development opportunities and leadership programmes for all of our staff
  • Opportunities to share best practice between schools and colleagues within and beyond our network
  • Opportunities for our children and young people to work with students from others schools and to take part in Trust wide events
  • Access to a range of resources across the school’s physical sites including our excellent sporting facilities
  • Support for leadership and governance to ensure our schools are led effectively and with integrity
  • A range of business support services provided by our highly qualified central team
  • A focus upon retaining our school’s individual identities and cultural autonomy so the schools continue to serve their community
  • Care and understanding relating to all health and wellbeing matters; for our students and our staff
  • A voice in the direction and development of the Trust for staff, students, Parents/Carers and stakeholders

We offer our students:

  • Schools which work hard to break down barriers, to drive cultural cohesion and to promote community respect
  • A belief that a child’s background or circumstance should not inhibit their ambition and success
  • Schools which value students as individuals
  • A rich and varied school experience with high quality teaching, a board and balanced curriculum and access to a wide variety of enrichment opportunities
  • Access to resources beyond their school’s physical site
  • Robust safeguarding procedures and strong emotional support

If you would like to understand more about the Minerva Learning Trust and our role in supporting education in the Sheffield City Region then visit: http://www.minervalearningtrust.co.uk or complete our enquiry form: https://minervalearningtrust.co.uk/contact

We are proud of the way we operate and what our schools achieve.

Together, We Are Minerva.