School News

February 2024

Please see attached our latest Newsletter from February 2024 Newsletter - February 2024

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Ofsted Inspection – Your Views

We have been informed by Ofsted that there is an intention to inspect the school on 18 June 2024. The lead inspector will be Thomas Wraith, HMI. We are writing to you because Ofsted would like to know what you think about the school. Please take a few minutes to read the leaflet that came with this letter. It explains why we inspect schools and what happens during an inspection. Letter to parents...

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Cavendish Learning Trust schools to join Minerva Learning Trust in academy merger

A Derbyshire-based multi-academy trust has officially been given the go-ahead to merge with Sheffield-based Minerva Learning Trust. Netherthorpe School, in Staveley, Whittington Moor Infant & Nursery, Barrow Hill and Dunston Academy – all currently part of the Cavendish Learning Trust – will become part of a collaborative family of schools from 1st September to gain access to the trust’s educational expertise, resources and staff development. Minerva Learning Trust, which oversees six schools including Woodthorpe Primary School, Ecclesfield School and High Storrs School, was founded...

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Local Governors Needed

Our Trust and schools are made of a Trust Board, and Local Governing Bodies which are continually evolving and require a consistent stream of volunteers from local businesses to stay relevant and compliant.  We are currently recruiting volunteers to join these boards. Being a board member offers fantastic opportunities to not only shape Sheffield’s educational provision, but also shape personal and professional development. Governance is a volunteering opportunity which can offer development in a range of skills and can fit alongside most full-time work. Volunteers will be expected to...

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