Mr Allen Bird
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 believe that instilling a 'Growth Mindset' in our students will allow them to unlock their full potential. By removing preconceptions about their own abilities children can grow their intelligence and through effort and hard work they can achieve ’remarkable’ things. At Greenwood, we celebrate success, dedication and hard work through whole school celebrations, termly assemblies and House awards.
Throughout their time at Greenwood, your child will access a rigorous knowledge-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.
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, enabling pupils to access 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.