May 5, 2023


The Master Cutler, Dame Julie Kenny, today visited Chaucer School in Sheffield, who participate in our Better Learners Better Workers Programme.

The Master held an assembly where she spoke to  160 Year 9 students about how she grew up in the same area as they have and the challenges she faced coming from a low income family. She explained to the students about her role as Master Cutler and her Company.

The school gave her a tour of their in-house Alternative Provision. This gives students the opportunity to learn practical skills such as bricklaying, tiling, joinery and hair and beauty.

The school staff thanked the Master for her honest and inspiring talk to the students and said they had never seen some of the students so captivated.  Melissa Maddison, Assistant Headteacher, said it was great for the students to hear from someone brought up locally who had faced the same challenges as they had and is now so successful, and that the talk inspired them to believe they can be whatever they want to be.

Sincere thanks to Chaucer School.