21 September 2018

ATLP builds partnerships with Staffordshire and Warwickshire schools

Respected multi-academy trust, the Arthur Terry Learning Partnership (ATLP), is delighted to be working with two popular schools in Staffordshire and Warwickshire.

Last week, the ATLP announced it was the proud sponsor of Tamworth’s Two Gates Primary School. In addition, the MAT is working with Curdworth Primary School and Lichfield’s Nether Stowe secondary school, as both schools prepare to join the growing partnership.

The schools, which are converting to academies, chose to join the ATLP in a move approved by the Department for Education. They have been collaborating with the partnership since the beginning of the year and expect to be officially part of the MAT in the coming months.

This will take the total number of ATLP-run schools to 13, plus one National Teaching School, connecting learning communities in Birmingham, Staffordshire and Warwickshire. With five and a half thousand students, more than 900 employees and a turnover of £29 million, the MAT is growing its capacity and reputation for excellence.

CEO Richard Gill said:

We are absolutely thrilled that Nether Stowe and Curdworth have chosen to be part of the ATLP. Both schools share our core vision and values and commitment to excellence in teaching and learning, putting children at the heart of everything we do.

Our hub communities work together to affect change and create a positive future and success for all schools. We are at the start of a new chapter and the opportunities are exciting – as is the potential impact of what we can achieve as a collective.”

Lisa Dodd, headteacher of Curdworth Primary School, said:

We are proud and pleased to be part of such an authentic family of schools that drives forward school-led improvement through collaboration and support. Curdworth is full of happy and confident children, and ATLP reflects our guiding principles of nurturing talent, supporting others and inspiring those around us to be their very best. We are already seeing the mutual benefits of working together and we look forward to sharing this excellence with our families and staff.”

Nether Stowe Headteacher, Glyn Langston-Jones, said:

It’s a delight to be part of such a well-established local MAT with a strong and consistent track record of success. ATLP brings great strengths and experience to our school, while allowing us to maintain our ethos and identity. We chose the ATLP because it has a shared like mindedness of values and purpose, and together we can make an even greater difference to our children.”