20 June 2016

School staff shine at outstanding awards ceremony





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More than 100 outstanding staff and other guests from seven schools in Coleshill, Erdington and Four Oaks came together last week at an annual awards ceremony to celebrate excellence in education.

Hosted at Sutton Coldfield’s prestigious New Hall Hotel, staff and guests from the Arthur Terry Learning Partnership’s schools enjoyed an evening of dinner and prize-giving at the second ‘Outstanding in Education Awards’.

Staff from the multi-academy trust’s Arthur Terry, Coleshill and Stockland Green secondary schools and Brookvale, Hill West, Mere Green and Slade primary schools, attended the evening event. The awards aim to recognise and celebrate the outstanding contribution staff make to their learning communities.

Shortlisted nominees were voted for by their colleagues in a range of categories, including ‘Outstanding Teacher’ ‘Education Support and ‘Community Champion’ and recipients were invited on stage to receive their awards. The final prize of the evening ‘The Awards for Outstanding Contribution to Education’ was presented to one staff member, from each of the seven schools, who each accepted an award from their headteachers.


The evening began with an introduction by Tim Sewell, chair of the ATLP Trust Board, who welcomed guests to the awards and applauded the “immense contribution that the partnership has on the lives of children.”

He added: “Together we are really making a difference with our activities.”

Interim CEO, Sally Taylor (pictured below, with Richard Gill) who compered the event, spoke of the successful teamwork across the schools.



She said:

Thank you all and to the school communities that make up the ATLP, for your hard work and dedication – we will assure all our children’s futures.”

Richard Gill, CEO designate closed the event by thanking everybody for their dedication to education. He said:

All of our staff work incredibly hard to ensure our children receive the very best education. These awards are a snapshot of what is going on across all of our schools day in day out and we want to commend and acknowledge their invaluable commitment to the partnership and the communities they serve.

It was a wonderful evening and many people contributed to its success. We are especially grateful to all of our sponsors who made this fantastic event possible.”

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