Growing together: Learning partnership welcomes Coleshill School Respected multi-academy-trust, the Arthur Terry Learning Partnership, is pleased to welcome the Coleshill School to its growing family of academies. The move marks the ATLP’s expansion into its third area, Coleshill, joining schools in Four Oaks and Erdington. The Coleshill School is now officially part of the ATLP’s successful seven school partnership. This follows a highly productive period of working together, which has seen the popular secondary academy go from strength to strength under new headship and senior staff appointments – along with record-breaking student numbers and results. Headteacher Ian Smith Childs said: “We’re thrilled to officially join the ATLP. It’s a privilege to be part of such a high achieving and authentic group of schools. Since we began working together, Coleshill has become even stronger, with more and more pupils joining us. We plan to build on this progress and are excited by what this partnership will bring.” “Joining the ATLP was a real opportunity and a natural step for us to take. The partnership has an outstanding track record and the quality of leadership and teaching expertise are second to none. We also felt connected to all of the schools through a strong commitment to provide young people with the best life chances.” “The Coleshill School is full of happy, thriving children, which is wonderful news all round.” The Coleshill School is enjoying its best ever results, with all cores subjects well above national averages. In addition to record-breaking A-Level results, there has been a 15 per cent increase in the number of pupils achieving five or more GCSEs at A*to C, including English and Maths to 61 per cent. Coleshill is also attracting the very best leaders and teachers in the Midlands. Deputy headteacher Simon Roberts led the Arthur Terry National Teaching School and helped to design its SCITT programme, which is now being used successfully nationally as a model to train new teachers. Newly appointed assistant headteacher Scott Jordan is an outstanding science practitioner as well as a well-known figure in school improvement across the city, following several successful years as a leader, both in science and learning and teaching at Hamstead Hall, and for the Birmingham school improvement team. Sally Taylor, interim CEO of the ATLP, said: “We’re incredibly proud to welcome Coleshill on board. The school had been working closely with the partnership already and, during that time, it has undergone a complete transformation, which is testament to the hard work of Ian and his team. Likewise, Coleshill has helped our MAT to grow in so many ways and this partnership is the beginning of a whole new chapter for the ATLP.” entering and 37 in the final.