Dr Frances Yarlett worked in a variety of roles and specialties before choosing to train as a GP. She currently works in Sheffield alongside studying for a Diploma in Reproductive Medicine and Sexual Health and Membership of the Royal College of General Practitioners.

She was a pupil at Sheffield Girls’ from 2000 to 2007 and became Head Girl. Her lasting memories of the school are the friendships she made, the chance to play sport all over the country and travel internationally, and the dedication of the teachers who guided her through success and failure with a smile.

Frances wanted to become a governor to ensure that the opportunities and support she received and benefitted from at school are maintained and available to as many girls in South Yorkshire and beyond as possible. She is delighted to be an acting governor and considers the position to rank alongside her proudest achievement since leaving Sheffield Girls’.

Outside of work, Frances still plays netball with other Sheffield Girls’ alumnae and enjoys walking her greyhound Maggie. She has also volunteered with a local charity, Safe@Last, and supported them by reaching the peak of Mount Kilimanjaro and winning their ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ competition, which together raised over £60,000.