11 January 2019
The boss of the Sutton Coldfield-based Arthur Terry Learning Partnership (ATLP) has been appointed as chair of the Teaching Schools Council.
Richard Gill (pictured) - CEO of the multi-academy trust and a national leader of education - has taken on the role at the TSC which works with the Government, schools and leaders to deliver a self-improving school-led system.
Richard, who leads ATLP’s 12 academies and one teaching school, said: “I’m honoured to have this opportunity to lead the Teaching Schools Council through its next stage of development and feel humbled to have been afforded this opportunity through the confidence of my TSC colleagues.
“There is so much excellence within our schools and it is important that this is shared more widely.
“There are a wide variety of partners in the school improvement space and I see part of my role, as chair, is strengthening such partnerships and securing a stronger, collaborative way of working that meets the needs of children and young people in each of our regions.”
Richard Gill has spent more than 20 years as a teacher, headteacher, senior leader, government adviser and lead Ofsted inspector.
He has led a number of high-profile initiatives, including the creation of one of the country’s first 100 teaching schools.
He has served as an elected TSC member for more than three years.
Richard succeeds respected education leader, Andrew Warren, who takes up a new post as Regional Schools Commissioner for the West Midlands.
Andrew, who was elected to the TSC in 2014, said: “Richard’s vision and ability to form positive relationships with both the sector and policymakers at regional and national level have been pivotal.
“I know that under his wise stewardship the Council will go from strength to strength and I wish him, the TSC and the teaching schools movement every success in the coming years.”