05 February 2016

Cabinet member’s fact finding mission to two outstanding Sutton schools

Birmingham Councillor Brigid Jones, cabinet member for children’s services, visited two outstanding Sutton Coldfield schools today (3 February) to learn more about their work individually, and as part of a respected multi-academy trust.

Councillor Brigid Jones, visited Mere Green Primary and the Arthur Terry secondary schools, which are both part of the Arthur Terry Learning Partnership (ATLP).
The cabinet member met with pupils, staff, headteachers and ATLP’s interim CEO, Sally Taylor, to learn more about school life and to understand more about the partnership’s vision to provide quality education for all children.

It’s been a great experience to visit both schools and what a warm welcome I received! Both academies are shining examples of outstanding teaching and learning, and it’s very clear from meeting the wonderful children today, that they are thriving.

The visits have also provided a great opportunity to learn more about the Arthur Terry Learning Partnership and how it has brought together seven very different primaries and secondaries, who support each other and work together as a family of schools. It’s fantastic to see such excellent education in action and I look forward to a return visit!

Cllr Jones

We’d like to thank Councillor Jones for taking the time to look around our schools today. The visits were purposeful on a number of levels – not only did we have a chance to showcase our schools and the people who make them fantastic centres of learning, but pupils and staff were able to discuss some of today’s key education matters with the councillor, who shares our commitment to giving children the best life chances

Sally Taylor, interim CEO of the ATLP