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.
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.
Hannah Head, Senior Teacher
I love Greenways for our community feel - everyone is always welcoming and wants others to do well too. The school enables all staff and children to succeed in every way, and it has enabled me to develop my career beyond my expectations. My role allows me to work closely with a range of children and teachers, which allows me to further develop my skills and practices from many different viewpoints. This is further encouraged by the Trust through the support and challenge across different schools, and by the external partners who work with us on school improvement. I feel encouraged to comfortably progress without feeling too pressured and in an environment where I am happy to ask questions. The Trust has also allowed me to take part in the Evolve leadership course which opened a network of like-minded colleagues and changed my outlook on myself as a leader, leading me to apply for a more senior role. Additionally, with staff perks such as Perkbox, the Trust is a great organisation to work for.