News

24th August 2017 - GCSE Results

After an anxious wait over the Summer holidays students have been in school today to open those all important envelopes. Click here for a run down of what our students have achieved.

18th August 2017 - A Level Results

We are delighted that our Year 13 students have achieved a 100% pass rate in A Levels. All of our students that applied to university have been given offers with 87% getting their first choice. A HUGE well done to all!

17th July 2017 - Summer Term Newsletter

Please see the attached newsletter to read up on what our students have been doing since Easter.

Summer Term Newsletter


11th July 2017 - PE Kit Letter

Please read the letter below about students' requirement to have a Greenwood Academy Hoodie in their PE kit, instead of a Fleece.

PE Kit Letter.pdf

4th July 2017 - Birmingham City University Year 9 STEM Trip

Please read below for a write up on 22 of our Year 9 students visiting a STEM conference at Birmingham City University.

Birmingham City University STEM Trip Write Up Year 9.docx

29th June 2017 - School Uniform

Please see the attached flyer for the latest School Uniform requirements.

Uniform and Equipment Flyer July 2017

Uniform

27th June 2017 - Summer Camps

Dear Parents,

Please see attached information about Summer Camps that Ideas Foundation is running with Lidl in Central Birmingham this year. Ideas Foundation will also have some bursaries available to help students to attend the camp, you just need to get in touch.

CMC Factsheet

27th June 2017 - Year 10 Biology Big Quiz at Birmingham University

Please read the attached about nine of our Year 10 students taking part in Birmingham University's Big Biology Quiz.

Birmingham University Year Ten Big Biology Quiz

22nd June 2017 - Work Experience Summary

Work Experience Review 2017

I am pleased to report that the Work Experience fortnight that took place for Year 10 this year (15 - 26 May 2017) was probably the most successful for some time.

It was particularly encouraging that having been unable to use, as in previous years, the Castle Bromwich Church for up to 15 students undertaking construction projects this year, the school and students were able to find alternative placements.

Every student had initial placements for 2 weeks and whilst some (inevitably) did not work out, the vast majority were very successful from both the employer and students perspectives.

The “dropouts/failure to complete” for a variety of reasons were the lowest ever recorded, and provisions were again put in place for this handful of students to attend school and work through life/work skills exercises.

The Academy made the positive decision a few years ago to not allow students to undertake “in school” work-experience. This is to encourage students to find their own placements and have a more realistic experience of employment.

A small selection of feedback notes/reports (typical of so many) have been summarised by Nick Cheese (school CEIAG Co-ordinator) showing evidence from local employers, visiting Greenwood staff, and most importantly the students themselves, of the tremendous positive impact resulting from the work experience offered to our Year 10’s.

It is already noticeable that post work experience several of our students are now attending school with a more positive and mature attitude toward work ethics such as attendance and timekeeping. Several students have already been offered vacation jobs or volunteering opportunities as a result.

Fewer and fewer schools are giving their students this opportunity partly because of the time and funding it requires, but we at Greenwood Academy continue to regard work experience as playing a pivotal role within our school’s CEIAG strategy, and we have already earmarked to repeat next year (14-25 May 2018).

In summary, Work Experience undoubtedly helps to prepare our students for life after leaving school, into further education/training and in preparation for the world of work into ultimate employment. It is certainly a pivotal plank in Greenwood Academy’s strategy going forward to continue to prevent them becoming “NEETS” and help our students become better prepared for life after secondary school, and to become positive, productive and outstanding citizens.

Review Paper prepared and submitted by:-

Garry Flatres

Enterprise/Work Experience Manager

16th June 2017 - End of Term - Start of Term Dates

The attached letter details when pupils will finish in July and start in September. Please read, Many Thanks.

End of term - start of term letter June 2017


16th June 2017 - Pupils to be drinking WATER ONLY

Please read the attached letter as to the Academy's stance on why pupils are only allowed to drink water/squash in school.

Letter to parents - fizzy pop

15th June 2017 - Academic Review Day

We are having an Academic Review Day on Friday 7th July. Please read the attached letter to see more details and book your time slot with your child's form teacher.

Academic review day 070717

Telephone Number

0121 464 6101

Greenwood Academy

220 Farnborough Road, Birmingham, B35 7NL