A familiar face has returned to Arthur Terry School. Deputy headteacher, Samantha Kibble previously worked at the outstanding academy for five years as head of drama and assistant head of year.
She has spent the last nine years as vice principal of North Birmingham Academy. Here, we catch up with Samantha to find out why she’s thrilled to have returned to Arthur Terry.
Why did you want to join Arthur Terry?
I was at the school for five years and I was part of the amazing journey that the school was on. During my time I engaged with a large amount of students and I enjoyed nurturing the wide range of talent and academic excellence that the students demonstrated.
What are you hoping to bring to the school?
A forward-thinking approach and actively develop the excellent work that already happens within the school and the partnership. I am approachable and steady under pressure, so I will be able to support the staff and students to continue to develop the positive ethos at Arthur Terry. Alongside this, I am a firm believer that you should lead by example so I will be visible both within the classroom, school and wider community.
Are you looking forward to working with the wider ATLP team?
I am really excited to be working as part of a MAT, having already worked in an established MAT for over five years. I have seen the benefits and opportunities that working in a learning partnership brings. The support that schools provide each other is invaluable, sharing outstanding practice is crucial so all the schools continue to thrive and succeed.