I am a commercial property solicitor at a national law firm. Day to day, my role ranges from acting for commercial developers with strategic land acquisitions and management to general commercial property leases, disposals, acquisitions and refinancing.
In my spare time, I volunteer with several initiatives such as: the Women in Planning West Midlands network, which was set up for the advancement and empowerment of women; I am the Scout Secretary for 11th St James’ Hill Scout Group in Mere Green; and a Trustee of the King Edward VI Charitable Fund. I believe that it is important for children to have a strong educational foundation for them to build upon. I am a strong advocate for gender equality and this starts from educating others from an early age. More broad opportunities available to children from an early age will open up more doors for children to explore as they get older.
I started teaching in 2004 and I have been a senior leader for 13 years, 6 years as Head Teacher of a two form entry primary school in Sandwell. I did not start teaching until I was 26 so spent several years in the private sector before working in education.
I love being the head teacher of a primary school, it is a challenging but hugely fulfilling role. Being headteacher means that no day is the same. As head, I have overall responsibility for teaching and learning, safeguarding, human resources, health and safety and finance (to name but a few). I am blessed to have a great team who support me in all of these areas. Working together means that our school runs efficiently, as well as being a warm, welcoming and safe second family for our children.
My two children have been at Mere Green for the last 5 years and it has been wonderful to see them both grow and develop. They have been made to feel part of the Mere Green family and they love school.
The Arthur Terry Learning Partnership, a charitable company limited by guarantee, registered in England and Wales.
Registered Office: The Arthur Terry School, Kittoe Road, Four Oaks, Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands, B74 4RZ
Tel: 0121 323 1134
CEO Richard Gill CBE NPQH, NLE, FRSA
Company Number 07730920.
The Arthur Terry Learning Partnership is committed to keeping our students safe, both in school and the wider community. As part of our safeguarding arrangements, we have a two-way information sharing agreement in place with the local police authority. The agreement is compliant with Crime & Disorder Act 1998 (s.115) and Data Protection Act 1998(s.29.3; s.35.2.), and focuses on preventing young people from becoming involved or further involved in crime and anti-social behaviour as a victim or offender.
If you have any queries about the partnership policy, please contact Mrs S Bailey, ATLP Safeguarding Lead.