17 January 2017

Stockland Green School welcomes new school leaders as students shine at celebration event

High-achieving staff and students at Stockland Green School, part of the Arthur Terry Learning Partnership (ATLP) are enjoying a positive start to the year.

Not only has the popular academy welcomed a new acting headteacher and deputy headteacher, but children took part in a celebration evening last week to reward their stellar success at the academy.

New acting headteacher Nicola Gould and acting deputy headteacher, Elizabeth Sheridan, joined more than 50 parents to watch students receive top awards in recognition of their hard work and love of learning.

Stockland Green’s celebration evening was a huge success

Mrs Gould said:

“Our children are setting the ‘Stockland Green Standard’, demonstrating our core values such as quality of work and courtesy, which is emblazoned across our classrooms.

“The celebration evening recognises their pride and commitment to school and it was wonderful to be part of that experience.”

Experienced leader Mrs Gould, who was previously head of academy at Bournville School, is looking forward to being part of the school’s on going cycle of improvement.

Acting headteacher Nicola Gould

She said:

“I’m honoured to be joining this school at such an exciting time and to be working alongside such an outstanding learning community. I’m thrilled to be part of the family and thank everybody for welcoming us.

“Stockland Green is in such a great place and together with Lis and our fantastic team and the wider support of the ATLP, we will ensure that this school continues to go from strength to strength.”

Acting deputy headteacher, Elizabeth Sheridan, who has been working at the school as an assistant headteacher, is helping Nicola and fellow Stockland Green School deputy headteacher, Sean Castle, to lead the school forward.

Acting deputy headteacher Elizabeth Sheridan

Elizabeth said:

“It’s a real privilege to have this opportunity to work with Nicola at this level. The students and staff are fantastic and they really appreciate this school, which is such a cherished part of the community. I’m also grateful for the opportunities that being part of the ATLP has given me to progress my own career.”

Nicola Gould and students are setting the ‘Stockland Green Standard’

National leader of education and Arthur Terry Learning Partnership (ATLP) CEO, Richard Gill, said:

“We’re delighted to welcome both Nicola and Lis to Stockland Green School. Their robust leadership and focus on driving standards will help to shape the academy’s continuous improvement.

Nicola is a dynamic and generous leader who understands the importance of collaboration and shares our ethos of giving all children the very best education. We’re very good at spotting talent and she’s a ‘natural fit’ for both the school and the ATLP.

“Lis is a great example of our ‘home grown’ talent. From starting at Arthur Terry School as an associate teacher, she has gone on to secure leadership positions at all our senior schools and teaching school and has played a key role in the success of the partnership.”