Several members of staff have been kind enough to share their Greenways journeys with us. The profiles below offer an insight into life at Greenways as a Senior Leader, Senior Teacher and Class Teacher.
Denise Knight, Vice Principal
Greenways’ pupils are at the heart of everything we do. They enjoy a rich curriculum and learning goes far beyond the classroom through trips, residentials, workshops and home learning opportunities. Greenways provides the opportunity for teachers to develop as part of a vibrant and innovative learning community. Our coaching model for staff and leaders’ professional development is challenging, but provides a great platform to excel. The team of senior and middle leaders ensure that through ongoing dialogue everyone has a voice and is a valued member of the team.
Katie Forsdick, Senior Teacher
I joined Greenways 5 years ago because of the school’s excellent reputation, however, it was only when I started that I realised just how amazing the staff and pupils are. I felt immediately part of the close community environment. Since then I have been fortunate enough to develop the coaching aspect of my role, which has been a great experience for me. By utilising the coaching, mentoring and partnership teaching scheme we have at Greenways I feel I have developed as a teacher and it has had a real impact on the pupils.
Shelley Hallmark, Class Teacher
After completing my last PGCE training placement at Greenways, I knew I wanted to begin my professional career here because I had felt supported since the day I started. I like that the school’s mind-set is focused on growth, reinforcing that anything is achievable both to children and teachers. Greenways’ values are at the core of everything we do; they are embedded into our pupils through their daily routines and I strongly believe that our school values shine through in everything we do.