16 June 2016

ATLP helps inform the future of education in Birmingham

The Arthur Terry Learning Partnership features in a new local authority report about the future of education in Birmingham, which has been issued to hundreds of headteachers and school leaders across the city this month.

The partnership’s successful collaborative working is showcased in Birmingham City Council’s ‘Adapting to change: the future of education in Birmingham’ report.

The new publication draws on the expertise of senior education leaders, including Colin Diamond, executive director for Education at Birmingham City Council, Tim Boyes, CEO of Birmingham Education Partnership and Cllr Brigid Jones, Birmingham City Council’s cabinet member for Children, Families and Schools. It is designed to bring greater collaboration between schools and help inform and shape the future direction of education across the city.

The respected ATLP was selected to appear in the report and the case study, which features CEO designate Richard Gill, focuses on the multi-academy trust’s forward-thinking approach to working with other schools.

BCC booklet AT case study screenshot

Richard Gill said:

Quite simply, through reciprocity you improve and, with the rapidly changing educational climate, the benefits of working together have never been greater.

Schools need to support other schools if we are to achieve the highest standards across the teaching profession and for the greater good of all students. Collaboration is the cornerstone of creating a self-improving and sustainable led system which gives schools the freedom to drive their own destinies and shape a world-class education system.”

In the report, Cllr Brigid Jones, who visited ATLP schools earlier this year and praised the partnership on the BBC last month as an example of best practice in MATS, said:

we must continue to collaboratively drive forward innovation and improvement so every child can access the best education and prosper in a safe environment.”