Headteacher's Welcome

We welcome all pupils to Greenwood Academy and will provide the challenge, support and opportunities for all our young people to achieve the highest standards. Our mission is to develop personal and academic excellence throughout our pupils’ educational careers. Our motto, ‘To make our best better’ underpins our educational vision of success through knowledge and character development. By building the foundations for life-long learning, we ensure that pupils have the resilience, determination, creativity, healthy lifestyles and the qualifications for their life beyond the academy.

At Greenwood 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 or a 'fixed mindset' children can grow their intelligence and through effort and hard work will achieve extraordinary things. This philosophy underpins our approach to rewards and celebration of pupil success.

Our ethos and values ensure that we offer an exceptional learning experience as well as a real and tangible sense of community. Education at Greenwood Academy is a partnership between the academy, pupils, parents/guardians and the wider community. Ensuring all pupils have the opportunity of carrying out service within their community is an important part of the Greenwood experience and part of the academy’s wider commitment to character development of our pupils.

The strong links within the community are a distinct strength of the schools’ provision in ensuring we reflect local priorities and ambitions. We have strong links and partnerships with businesses such as Jaguar Land Rover, MITIE, Pinsent Masons and ensure that all our pupils have the opportunity to experience the world of work. At Greenwood, we believe that good communication with all partners is the key to a successful educational experience for our pupils.

When choosing a School for your child it is essential to ensure that they will have the chance to engage with a wide range of learning opportunities beyond the core curriculum. We offer opportunities through the Arts including full school productions, performances in dance, drama and music both in and out of the academy, arts workshops; A sports programme that takes advantage of extensive grass pitches, an outside 4G pitch, and incredible Sports hall with specialist dance hall and large Multi Use Games Area; With 9 modern Science Laboratories we are able to provide a very practical approach to Science ensuring our young people have the STEM skills required for the 21st Century.

Students at Greenwood welcome the opportunity to benefit from a range of activities that reinforce their positive relationship with their academy and maintain their motivation to succeed. Whole school events such as termly assemblies and annual summer fun days give students a real sense of community and belonging. A new House system enables them to pursue leadership opportunities developing relationships with a wider variety of pupils in the academy. Whilst access to artistic and sporting opportunities demonstrates to students our commitment to their growth in all aspects and way beyond the core curriculum.

Taking advantage of our state-of-the-art new building, we ensure that specialist spaces make the most of the latest technology available to us to enhance the learning for our pupils, including 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.

We look forward to you visiting our academy.


Allen Bird

Headteacher

Mr. Allen Bird