11 September 2018

Tamworth’s William MacGregor Primary School joins Arthur Terry Learning Partnership

The Arthur Terry Learning Partnership (ATLP) is delighted to welcome Tamworth’s William MacGregor Primary School to its growing family of academies.

It is the second Staffordshire primary school to join the respected multi-academy trust, which also connects academies in Birmingham and North Warwickshire. ATLP’s partnership now includes six primary schools, four secondary schools and one national teaching school.

William MacGregor has successfully been working with the ATLP for a number of months in the lead up to the official partnership.

Headteacher Suzie Norton said:

Joining the ATLP family is the best start to the new academic year. We are all proud to be part of a network of schools that shares our commitment to putting children at the heart of everything we do.

By collaborating with likeminded academies that support each other and share best practice, we can give our children, staff and learning community access to even more opportunities. These are exciting times ahead and we look forward to building on the success that we have already achieved.”

William MacGregor is graded as ‘Good’ by Ofsted. When inspectors visited earlier this year, they praised the school’s caring and effective leadership.

ATLP CEO and national leader of education, Richard Gill, said:

It’s an honour to officially welcome William MacGregor to our partnership. This is a school that cares passionately about giving children the best start to their education.

It’s been a pleasure and a privilege to Join Suzie and her fantastic team ahead of the new term to celebrate a new era for the school and the partnership, and we all look forward to sharing an exciting future together.”

Headteacher Suzie Norton and ATLP CEO Richard Gill at William MacGregor Primary School

The Arthur Terry Learning Partnership is based in Four Oaks. The multi-academy trust cemented its commitment to providing excellent education in Staffordshire when Lichfield’s Scotch Orchard Primary School joined ATLP earlier this year.

Richard Gill has been involved in education across Staffordshire for much of his distinguished career in education, having held senior leadership and headteacher positions at several schools. Working with a number of schools in the locality, Richard played a major role in providing opportunities for more and more young people in the area. He was also a full time teacher for Staffordshire Music Service, eventually becoming an area manager coordinating peripatetic instrumental teaching in South Staffordshire.