Who are we?
Led by Sheffield Hallam University and backed by the Department for Education, South Yorkshire Futures draws together key stakeholders and partners from education, business and politics, including the Regional Schools Commissioner, local authorities, Multi-Academy Trusts, local MPs, Sheffield City Region Local Enterprise Partnership, Teaching School Alliances and employers.
The core South Yorkshire Futures team is led from Sheffield Hallam University by experts in education, widening participation and skills, working in collaboration with partners from schools, colleges, employers, local authorities and other education-related settings.
Chair of Stakeholder Board - Richard Calvert
Richard is Chief Operating Officer at Sheffield Hallam University. He is the University Leadership member accountable for the delivery of the programme. He is responsible for managing regional and national strategic relationships within the programme.
He was previously Director General for Strategy and Resources at the Department for Education, and before that Director General for Finance and Corporate Performance at the Department for International Development.
Director - Greg Burke
Greg is a teacher recruitment and retention expert, having spent most of his career working for the Department for Education (DfE) and the National College for Teaching and Leadership.
Greg has been seconded from DfE to support the development of South Yorkshire Futures as its Director. Previously to this post, he worked as Deputy Director of Performance and Analysis at the National College for Teaching & Leadership.
Academic Lead - Professor Sam Twiselton
Sam is the Academic Lead for South Yorkshire Futures and the Director of Sheffield Institute of Education at Sheffield Hallam University.
This strand is broken down into two core areas; progression into higher education, led by Cathy and Carol, and pathways through further education and routes into employment, led by Conor.
Cathy and Carol are also Joint Heads of UK Student Recruitment and Conor is Director of Education and Employer Partnerships at Sheffield Hallam University. Click here to follow Cathy, Carol and Conor on Twitter
The Stakeholder Board
As well as an experienced core team, South Yorkshire Futures is governed and guided by some of the region's most experienced education specialists through its Stakeholder Board and group of partner schools, colleges, employers and other education settings.