On behalf of the pupils, staff and governors of Greenhill Primary School, I wish you a very warm welcome to our ‘new look’ website.
I hope it gives you an indication of the way in which our school works and how we seek to enable our pupils to enjoy learning together and achieve their very best. I hope that it also provides useful information about all areas of school life. If you have any ideas for improvements that can be made or things that you’d like to see included please let us know.
The staff, governors and parents work together to provide an environment in which all children are valued and are given the opportunity to achieve. I am determined that every child is recognised as an individual, helped to develop his or her talents and encouraged to work and co-operate with others. I aim to enable everyone in school to have the skills and knowledge to go and “be the best that they can be” as they move through school and on to the next stages in their education. The staff here all work hard to support the children to do this.
So far this year the staff have been working hard to ensure that our children work within a curriculum that is irresistible and that sparks their interest and enthusiasm. We have introduced a novel study approach to the teaching of English using fantastic books by brilliant authors. We are making sure that our children either get the chance to go on an educational visit or have a visitor in school to spark interest at the beginning of the topic. I am looking to build on the extra-curricular opportunities in sport, music, ICT etc and expand these so that they are accessible to more children. I welcome any new ideas or suggestions for new clubs, experiences or activities.
I will always try and get our children involved with local and national initiatives. We work in partnership with The Sheffield Music Hub and have some speakers from the Universities coming into school for Sheffield Festival of Science and Engineering during the spring term. I am also keen to to work in conjunction with national organisations such as the RSPB and their birdwatch and the BBC Radio 2 500 word competition. I will seek to expand these sorts of partnerships and experiences over the coming months, terms and years.
My main priority is that the children at Greenhill Primary are happy, enthusiastic and ready to learn. Partnership with parents and the wider community is an important part of ensuring that this happens. Visits to the school by you and your children are welcome at any time. We are out on the playground at the beginning and end of every day for a chat or if you’d like a longer meeting or visit please telephone to make an appointment.
We use twitter at school to give an up to date picture to all that is happening, please follow us as we have a number of accounts for different classes.
Caroline Coates, Headteacher.