Head Teacher: Mrs Lisa Dodd
School Secretary: Mrs Nicola Teasdale
Monday11th May 2020: ATLP response to last night’s Ministerial speech
Many of you will have seen last night’s speech, by Boris Johnson, in which he outlines a number of stages, now that the virus appears
to be past its peak. We know that as part of this, reference was made to education, albeit high level. It is important to recognise that the Prime Minister’s words were heavily caveated and
conditional: “If we as a nation begin to fulfil the conditions I have set out, then in the next few weeks and months, we may be able to go further. In step two at the earliest by June
1st after half term, we believe we may be in a position to get primary pupils back into schools, in stages, beginning with reception, year 1 and year 6. Our
ambition is that secondary pupils facing exams next year will get at least some time with their teachers before the holidays.”
We recognise that this will be causing angst for children, pupils, parents and staff. At this time all schools are awaiting further
guidance from the Department for Education which we are expecting later this week. It would be remiss of us to speculate on the detail but assure you that we will be in touch once we are in receipt
of more information.
Whatever decisions we take in our schools, we will be guided by the advice at the time. We are
committed to supporting all of our children, staff and parents at this difficult time.
At Curdworth Primary School we encourage children to be confident, articulate, happy and healthy. We encourage each child to
participate fully in school life and ensure that they fulfill their all round potential in a safe environment. We seek to inspire every pupil to be a highly motivated, independent learner, who
actively participates in a balanced and well-matched curriculum, which affords equal opportunities and celebrates diversity. We strive for high standards of self-discipline and actively promote
consideration for others, the community and the environment.
On 1st November 2018 our school officially became part of The Arthur Terry Learning Partnership (ATLP)
The Arthur Terry Learning Partnership is a respected multi-academy trust connecting schools
in Birmingham, Staffordshire and Warwickshire, including six primary schools, three secondary schools and one national teaching school.
The ATLP has been pioneering school improvement since 2009. Our growing learning family
comprises 5,500 students and more than 900 staff. Our core purpose and vision is to provide outstanding education across the partnership through collaborative working, local responsibility and
accountability, systematic quality assurance and a commitment to continual improvement.
We believe that every child has the right to be a powerful learner. Our schools are
connected by a strong moral purpose to provide accessible, outstanding education for all, in happy, creative nurturing and aspirational environments.
Our academies and partners are quite distinctive and separate, serving different communities
and phases: but all are either, or have the capacity to become, ‘Good’ or ‘Outstanding’.
Working together rather than in isolation means that we can accelerate school improvement
and ensure excellence in and across our family of schools.
As an established MAT, we have developed the capacity and capability to raise standards
collectively and have made a demonstrable impact on our learning communities. Our academies benefit from ambitious leadership and governance, and excellent teaching and learning. We strive to
raise standards and expectations: to develop innovative, creative and resilient learners; to ensure excellence in all that we do, through strong collaborative working and a shared commitment to all
pupils in all our schools.
Our aim is quite simply the opportunity to make all schools better, to determine our own
destinies and to transform the lives of those around us.
For further information on the ATLP please visit www.atlp.org.uk