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.