20 October 2016

Secondary school leadership

Developing strong and dynamic leaders who work collaboratively to provide high quality, inclusive education for all, is very much the mantra of Arthur Terry Learning Partnership.

Leaders from all of our seven schools meet regularly to provide support and share best practice. In addition, smaller cluster groups from both our primaries and secondaries also meet to focus on their specialist phases.

This year, the ATLP was pleased to appoint new strategic leads for both primary and secondary schools, both experienced headteachers and national leaders of education. Neil Warner, headteacher of the outstanding Arthur Terry School, is the strategic lead for secondary, while Anna Balson, headteacher of the outstanding Mere Green Primary School, is strategic lead for primary.

A recent meeting at the Arthur Terry School brought together leaders from the ATLP secondary schools, Arthur Terry, Coleshill and Stockland Green. Led by Neil Warner, the group looked at effective working practices among strategic priorities and was attended by assistant headteachers and deputy headteachers.

The sessions provide an invaluable opportunity for leaders to come together and work collectively to improve standards and ensure that our schools are the very best they can be.

Neil Warner said:

School improvement is only really effective if there is a total commitment to collaboration and shared success. We are so fortunate to be part of a Learning Partnership that really values bespoke professional development, at all levels.

Our leaders are outward-facing and firmly believe that sharing the very best that is happening in all of our schools and personalising it to their individual context is an effective way to secure positive outcomes for their students”