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West Midlands

Area Representative:
Richard Gill



Richard Gill has spent more than 20 years as a Teacher, Headteacher, Senior Leader and has sat on
numerous Dfe advisory working parties and committees. . He has successfully led a number of high
profile initiatives, including the creation of one of the country’s first 100 teaching schools.

A National Leader of Education, Vice Chair of Birmingham Education Partnership and Ofsted
inspector, I am currently Chief Executive of a respected multi-academy trust, the Arthur Terry
Learning Partnership The ATLP runs seven primary and secondary schools, one teaching school and
five children’s centres, serving more than 5,000 students and 1,000 staff and governors.

The ATLP has successfully provided school-to- school support since 2008 and, in addition to our
existing family of schools, we have been appointed as school improvement partners to two
neighbouring schools. Prior to my current position, I was the joint Headteacher of the outstanding
Arthur Terry School, which is consistently ranks highly in local and national league tables. During that
time, I led on the application to become one of the first 100 teaching schools in the country and only
two providers of Initial Teacher Training at that time – an area now recognised as a centre of

Today, my focus is to oversee the next stage of the Partnership’s development to ensure it continues
to deliver quality education to all its academies across Coleshill, Erdington and Sutton Coldfield,
while growing to support new schools in Staffordshire and Birmingham.

I am proud to be the elected Teaching Schools Council Member for the West Midlands. Much has
been achieved across our sub-regions and our Teaching School community continues to grow and
develop. I am fortunate to work alongside some excellent Headteachers and Directors of Teaching
Schools who, like me, are committed to true collaboration in a school led system. We enjoy an
excellent close working relationship with our strategic partners at Ofsted and within the RSC team:
all committed to ensuring that all pupils can attend a great school. I continue to serve on a range of
committees and working groups at the DfE.

My ambition is to improve education for all. I've dedicated my career to working with young people
in Staffordshire, and now Birmingham and North Warwickshire. My TSC role allows me to work across all of the West Midlands region and I am very much looking forward to welcoming our
Cheshire colleagues during 2017/18.

You can contact me here: richard.gill@tscouncil.org.uk