Multi-academy trust welcomes another new school
21st January 2022
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The Arthur Terry Learning Partnership (ATLP) has announced that West Coventry Academy has officially become part of its growing family of schools.

The Coventry school, which is also undergoing a multi-million pound rebuild, joins Sutton Coldfield’s Arthur Terry and John Willmott schools, The Coleshill School in Warwickshire, Lichfield’s Nether Stowe School and Birmingham’s Stockland Green School in ATLP’s secondary family.

In total, the highly respected 17-strong ATLP multi-academy trust now unites eleven primary schools, six secondary schools and one national teaching school hub across Birmingham, North Warwickshire and Staffordshire. Two further primary schools are due to join on February 1st 2022.

Led by Richard Gill CBE, who is also chair of the national Teaching Schools Hub Council, the ATLP has a proven track record of rigorous school improvement where Headteachers and other leaders work together to share best practice and learn from one another as well as from other external networks and partnerships.

West Coventry Academy joins the partnership after a period of mutual due diligence which has included formal consultation with parents, staff and the local community.

In September, ground was broken at West Coventry Academy to signal the start of work which will see it transformed as part of the Government’s School Rebuilding Programme.

The spade was put in the ground by Education Secretary Nadhim Zahawi ahead of the £38.4million complete rebuild which will include a brand new, state-of-the-art sports hall, also serving the local community.

The academy’s new buildings will be designed to reduce energy consumption and support the UK’s net zero by 2050 target.

West Coventry Academy headteacher Ana Neofitou said: “Joining ATLP is an exciting development for West Coventry Academy. We are very much looking forward to collaborating with schools and colleagues across ATLP to drive forwards school improvement.

“It is my firm belief that, together, we can support and challenge one another to be the best we can be, ensuring the very best outcomes for children.

“I know that West Coventry Academy will benefit hugely from the expertise within ATLP and we are extremely proud to be part of the ATLP family.”

Mr Gill said: “I’m delighted to welcome West Coventry Academy to the ATLP. This is an academy that is looking forward to an exciting future, thanks to a huge rebuilding programme that will equip it with first-class 21st Century facilities.

“I’m honoured and privileged to be working with Ana and her fantastic team, who are dedicated to developing young people who are Respectful, Responsible, Resilient and Ready to Learn.

“This ethos fits perfectly with the ATLP’s belief that every child has the right to be a powerful learner.

“By joining the ATLP, West Coventry Academy will contribute to our successful family of schools, which is committed to raising standards collectively through strong collaboration, teamwork and mutual support.”

The Arthur Terry Learning Partnership is based in Sutton Coldfield. It has more than 10,000 students, staff and governors. 

Pictured: Richard Gill, CEO of ATLP and West Coventry Academy headteacher Ana Neofitou meet Secretary of State for Education Nadhim Zahawi

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