"Greenwood Academy is a caring, welcoming school. Staff take time to get to know each pupil. Leaders have created a strong community where staff and pupils look after each other. This extends beyond the school gates. Leaders have built effective links with families and the wider community. Leaders are ambitious for pupils. They want pupils to leave school with the qualifications and experiences they need to be successful. Teachers expect a lot from pupils. Pupils rise to this challenge. They are rightly proud of their work and take their studies seriously. Teachers are quick to recognise and celebrate pupils’ success. "

Mr Allen Bird

Headteacher's Welcome

As a member of The Academies Enterprise Trust family of schools, our vision is to enable pupils to ‘find their remarkable’; achieving the highest personal and academic standards. Our vision is underpinned by the values of resilience, respect and responsibility; ensuring that our pupils are well equipped to succeed and thrive at Greenwood Academy and beyond.

We intend to deliver a curriculum which supports not only the pupils physical and mental health and wellbeing but also extends their social and moral development. Through the use of in school and virtual learning, working closely with families, we will ensure that they continue to achieve their personal and academic best and are well prepared to adapt in this ever-changing world.

Throughout their time at Greenwood, your child will access a rigorous knowledge and skills rich curriculum including a regular diet of core subjects (English, Maths and Science), the Arts, Design Technology, Humanities, Physical Education and Modern Foreign Languages. Your child will have the opportunity to participate in a wide range of opportunities beyond the classroom which includes residential trips, musical productions, sports competitions and charity fundraising events such as the ‘Sleep Out’ raising awareness of homelessness in Birmingham. At Greenwood, we celebrate personal growth, success, dedication and hard work through forms, year groups and whole school celebrations, including weekly and termly assemblies and House awards.

Education at Greenwood Academy is also centred on the successful partnership between the Academy, pupils, parents/guardians and the wider community. Through our ethos and values we offer a variety of learning experiences as well as a real sense of community. An important part of the Greenwood vision and part of the Academy’s wider commitment to character development is that all pupils have the opportunity of carrying out service within their community. Annual community celebrations such as the annual ‘Summer Fun Day’, ‘Castle Vale’s Got Talent’ and ‘Santa on the Vale’ give students a real sense of community and belonging. Our House system and Student Leadership programme offers further opportunities for personal development.

In addition to our state-of-the-art building and numerous specialist spaces, we make the most of the latest technology available to enhance the learning; including the use of the Google Education platform. Our digital learning platform is cloud-based, designed to support learning beyond the classroom and came into its own in the recent pandemic, enabling pupils to access learning and the world beyond Greenwood.

Most importantly, children and young adults at Greenwood Academy tell us they enjoy coming to school and feel safe and secure.

Yours sincerely

Allen Bird