Tim has spent most of his career in education as a secondary and Further Education maths lecturer. He spent 21 years as an elected councillor on Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council, including five as leader. Tim has served on the governing bodies of several colleges, Dudley Training and Enterprise Council and the Black Country Learning and Skills Council. He has a masters degree in Education Management and Leadership and has been a visiting lecturer at the Institute of Local Government Studies at the University of Birmingham.
In 2014 Tim responded to a tweet commenting on the lack of ringing at his local tower, St Michael’s and All Angels, Brierley Hill and signed up to the Birmingham School of Bell Ringing. He graduated with his Learning the Ropes level 5 certificate in 2017 – shortly after achieving, with his wife Jenny, the goal of restarting ringing at Brierley Hill. Tim went on to complete his Module 1 and Module 2 training and is now working hard on developing the local band. He is also on the ART management committee.
This entry was written in February 2022.
In this inspiring show, podcast host Cathy Booth meets Tim Sunter and hears about his amazing seven-year ringing journey from learner to teacher and Association of Ringing Teachers committee member. Who could have imagined that a thought-proving tweet in the middle of a field could have such a domino effect, propelling Ti...