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Situated in Sutton Coldfield, the outstanding Arthur Terry School is a large 11-19 National Teaching School and teacher training provider, with more than 1700 students. The Arthur Terry School is a centre of excellence: graded as outstanding by Ofsted in both the 11-16 and 16-19 phase, the school is consistently named Birmingham and Sutton Coldfield’s top performing mixed comprehensive school for GCSE results and the executive headteacher is a National Leader of Education.
The school has also been listed in the top 50 of more than 2,000 mixed community comprehensive schools in the country. The Arthur Terry School was chosen by the National College for School Leadership as one of the first 100 teaching schools to lead the training and professional development for staff to help raise standards in the locality of each teaching school.
The Coleshill School is an 11-19 Business and Enterprise Academy of more than 1100 students, including 100 students in the sixth form.
Ofsted rated ‘Good’ across all areas, the school is enjoying its best ever results, with achievement in all core subjects above national averages. It has exceptionally high standards and a real belief in its message of ‘learning and achieving together.’
The school’s Ofsted report finds, ‘The ATLP have created a united learning community that has high expectations and aspirations and very positive relationships.’
It adds, “Successful partnerships have helped to strengthen the quality of leadership and teaching. Close links are fostered with colleagues leading other schools, the ATLP and a specialist leader of education from the primary phase.’
Ofsted rated ‘Good’ in December 2017, the Stockland Green School is an oversubscribed, diverse, 11-16 school, with more than 700 students.
The school has been praised for its strong performance and ethos and achieved its best-ever set of GCSE results, which have more than trebled since working with the ATLP.
Ofsted finds, ‘This is a good school…Senior leaders are aspirational and have high expectations of staff and pupils. They have successfully created an ethos of ‘aspire, believe and achieve’ within the school.’
Inspectors found that, ‘Considerable improvement is evident in many areas….For example, outcomes in mathematics have improved markedly in 2017.’
Named one of Birmingham’s most popular schools, Brookvale Primary School is a smaller than average sized mixed primary school (4-11) with more than 200 pupils.
In its 2018 Ofsted inspection, Brookvale was rated as ‘Good’ in all areas, with ‘Outstanding’ features, reporting that, ‘teaching, learning and pupils’ achievement have improved rapidly because of the relentless drive and tenacity of school leaders and governors to ensure the best outcomes for pupils.’
Praised by Nick Gibb MP, the Minister of State for school reform, for its “high standards of phonics teaching,” Brookvale is consistently placed in the top per cent of schools in the country for the successful teaching of early reading in the phonics test screening check.
The school has received the Healthy Schools and International School awards.
Based in Sutton Coldfield, Hill West Primary School is a two form entry primary school (4-11) with just over 420 pupils. The school was rated by Ofsted as a, ‘good school with outstanding practice in safeguarding and the teaching of spiritual, moral, social and cultural education.’
The school is among the top eight per cent of schools in the country for the successful teaching of early reading, earning government praise for the, ‘outstanding achievement’.
Hill West is among the top three primaries in Birmingham in ‘The Real Schools Guide – every primary school in Birmingham and the Black Country’.
Hill West was awarded the Governor Mark, a national accolade for quality governance; while the school’s chair of governors was appointed a National Leader of Governance. The school has received the British Council’s prestigious ‘International School Award’ and is committed to serving its community locally, nationally and internationally.
Mere Green Primary School is an outstanding, family orientated and fully inclusive school with two form entry in most year groups. In addition to teaching 377 mainstream children, the school also teaches children with statements for speech, language and communication, who have enhanced speech provision across the school day.
Mere Green was praised by Ofsted for its, ‘outstanding teaching, pupil achievement, and strong leadership and governance’ while the headteacher was commended on leading with, ‘great skill and determination.’
Mere Green is a National Support School. It has been awarded the National Governor Mark for excellence and the chair of governors is a National Leader of Governance. The executive headteacher is a National Leader of Education.
The school has undergone a £1.2 million refurbishment, including state-of-the-art learning facilities, to accommodate additional pupils.
Based in Lichfield, Scotch Orchard Primary School is a ‘Good’ primary school. The school is described by Ofsted as, ‘a good school. It provides a happy and stimulating atmosphere in which pupils grow into mature young people. Pupils are well behaved and very polite. They feel very safe and are exceptionally well cared for. Pupils enjoy all aspects of school, which is reflected in their above average attendance. Children get off to a good start in Nursery and Reception and their progress is good. Parents and carers are very happy with the standard of education the school provides.’
Based in Erdington, Slade Primary is a growing two-form entry primary school (3-11) with 430 pupils, including nursery. Slade is a welcoming school: one in which the children, parents, and staff are valued. Graded as good, the school has developed an exciting and creative curriculum for all children. Ofsted said: “Teachers have high expectations and plan lessons that are interesting and challenging so that pupils are fully engaged.”
Slade is focused on serving our community and enhancing the lives of pupils everyday. The school is proud of its community and enjoy learning about each other and valuing people’s differences. The school has an outstanding pastoral team who support the learning of pupils and ensure that everyone comes into school ready to learn.
Demonstrating excellence in maths mastery, Slade has strong links with the Maths Hubs and has won a Terrific Science award and Community Education Award (2017) for e-safety.
William MacGregor Primary School is a popular one form entry school which has been serving the local community and beyond for over 130 Years. The school has seven classes from Early Years through to Year 6.
The school continues to be Ofsted rated ‘Good’. Staff, children and governors work hard to achieve, are inspired by each other and others and have high aspirations. The school’s vision encompasses this ethos.
At William MacGregor, children are the school’s best asset and are constantly striving to improve themselves. They work incredibly hard to achieve their best. The curriculum develops key skills of collaboration, independence and resilience so that the learning culture in each classroom is second to none.
The school gained UNICEF’s ‘Rights Respecting Schools’ award in 2012.
The Arthur Terry School was chosen by the National College for School Leadership (NCTL) as one of the first 100 teaching schools to lead the training and professional development for staff to help raise standards.
The Arthur Terry teaching alliance comprises 22 schools (cross phase and special) across a wide geographical area that encompasses Birmingham, South Staffordshire and Warwickshire.
Designated the lead school of an accredited school-centered initial teacher training course (SCITT) which Ofsted rated as “good” with “outstanding” features, trainees in a wide range of secondary subjects – and also primary – are trained across the teaching alliance. The teaching school also leads on School Direct recruitment, cross-phase, for all members of the alliance.
As a NCTL Lead School for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) the ATNTS delivers a range of CPD courses open to staff from other schools.
The teaching school is also involved in a number of research and development projects to develop teaching and learning across the alliance.