05 December 2018

Two Gates Primary School joins the ATLP

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

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

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

Headteacher Nêst Llewelyn-Cook said:

Two Gates is delighted to join the ATLP. We’re part of a close family of schools that share our ethos and values, including an absolute commitment to giving children the very best life chances.  Working collectively in a supportive environment enables us to achieve more than we could alone and we have already benefitted from working in partnership. This is the start of a new chapter for Two Gates and we are excited about moving forward and passing on those rewards to our wider learning community.”

ATLP CEO and newly appointed chair of the Teaching Schools Council, Richard Gill, said:

It’s a privilege to welcome Two Gates to the partnership.  Nêst and her team believe wholeheartedly in extending opportunities to children and we are proud to take this school improvement journey together. Through mutual support and collaboration, we can unlock that potential and make an even greater difference – not just at Two Gates, but across all our academies.”

The Arthur Terry Learning Partnership is based in Four Oaks, Sutton Coldfield. The multi-academy trust expanded into Staffordshire in 2018 and Two Gates joins Tamworth’s William MacGregor Primary School and Lichfield’s Scotch Orchard Primary School and Nether Stowe secondary school.

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.