Minerva

Welcome to Minerva

Our college is named after the Roman Goddess of Wisdom and sponsor of arts and strategy. Minerva was always depicted with the ‘owl of Minerva’, which was her source of knowledge.

Minerva is an extremely successful college and our results are a source of enormous pride.  Minerva is the “blue” college. Students have blue ties (for boys) and a blue stripe (for girls). Our college motto is ‘Believe in yourself’ and we encourage our students to be aspirational and achieve the very highest standards in all aspects of their academy life.  In Minerva, we believe that to be successful, students must be hardworking, polite, creative, be considerate of each other and have a sense of fun.  We accept only the highest standards and believe that being in Minerva is a key part of the journey to independence and success in adult life.  Most of all, we encourage our students to be resilient and continually strive for excellence, to fulfil their potential and achieve their goals.  Minerva is a community where all students feel safe, supported and able to achieve.

The aim of our highly skilled and dedicated team is to develop successful students who demonstrate courage, behave with integrity and live happy lives.

Carl Hassett – Head of College – Minerva


Purpose

Our core purpose is to ensure our students succeed in learning and succeed in life. Three themes that define us are:

  1. Ethos: Respect and Honesty
  2. High Standards: Principles and Values
  3. Achievement: Attainment and Progress

Our team consist of highly skilled and talented individuals who are very committed to providing the very best for our students.

Structure

Leadership

Mr C Hassett – Head of College
Miss T Salih – Assistant Principal
Mrs B Burwood – Assistant Principal

Student Service Managers (SSM):  Mrs S Duff and Mrs T Penkert   Admin Office:   Mrs Nicola King

Parent Governor:  Susan Harris  Designated Safeguarding Lead: Pete Devlin

Tutor Group Tutor Co-Tutor Tutor Room Number
M1

 

Thomas Hanna  

A10

M2

 

Varun Rata  

M09

M3

 

Joel Newsum Cara O’Donnell

S1

M4

 

Sophie Long  

M04

M5

 

Lucia Fernandez-Secades  

M16

M6

 

James Marriott  

T3

M7

 

Loky Yan Lee  

M12

M8

 

Patricia Bravo/Alice Walker  

M14

M9

 

 

Sheila Ward
(P/T Mon, Tue & Wed)
Nadia Brice
(Thur & Fri)

M15

M10

 

Stacy Austin-Williams  

M13

M11

 

Janette Cooper  

M10

M12

 

Felicia Obeng-Sabah Marija Diallo

M11

M13

 

Tracy Murphy  

A05

M14 Ryan Willington  

M08