Training Day News 2016

Hundreds of staff from across seven schools in the region came together for a joint training day on Friday (8 January). The successful event – now in its fourth year – brought together teaching and support staff from across the Arthur Terry Learning Partnership’s 725 strong team. Dedicated training sessions took place at three of the respected multi-academy trust’s schools: Mere Green Primary and Arthur Terry and Coleshill secondaries. Staff from those schools, joined colleagues from Brookvale, Coleshill, Hill West and Slade schools, to share their skills and expertise in education. A wide-ranging programme included workshops and talks on teaching, leadership, professional development and other areas, led by senior leaders, staff and external trainers. Staff had the opportunity to meet and share ideas and best practice with colleagues across the ATLP and to develop their leadership and other skills. Arthur Terry headteacher, Neil Warner, said: “There was a real spirit of collaboration and excitement among all staff, with their core purpose being how to positively impact on student outcomes. What was particularly prevalent was the cohesion between support staff and teaching staff, which highlighted how united everybody is in striving to achieve the very, very best for our young people in all of our schools.” Fellow Arthur Terry headteacher, Richard Gill added:“As educators it is important that we improve the life chances for all our young people. Opportunities such as this that allow teachers and support staff from across our seven schools to share, collaborate, innovate and improve practice are an important aspect within the work of the multi-academy trust. The expertise that was shared will allow all seven schools to improve capacity and outcomes and that is exciting for all our stakeholders.” Sally Taylor, CEO of the ATLP, said: “What a positive start to the year! It was wonderful to see our team coming together in this way. The collaboration between the schools was a strength across all sites and the amount of skill, talent and expertise really shone through. It’s only when you see everyone together that you realise how strong our partnership is, and I am exceptionally proud to be a part of it all. “The value of this event will reach well beyond one day. Everything our staff learned and experienced will be taken back into our schools, so that our 4,000 plus students will continue to benefit from the very best education possible.”