Welcome to Greenside School

Dear Greenside Community

We are delighted that you are reading more about our Film Factory whether you are a student, current parent/carer, visitor or prospective parent/ carer. We hope you will find much that is interesting and that the information on our web site gives you an intriguing taste as to the vision, culture and learning that happens everyday here at Greenside.

We are so lucky to have a vibrant, engaged and positive group of students who have a wonderful learning culture and keep us busy every day with their thirst for knowledge and curiosity about the world.

We learn in lots of different ways at Greenside: from our STAR days (Students as Researchers) where students learn through an experiential learning model to our vertical Film Crew Days where students learn through studying and making film.

We aim to challenge our students to learn to be ‘World Ready & Test Ready’ through the Arts and this pedagogical model allows us to introduce many rich and linked Learning Experiences every day.

We love our Arts at Greenside; we love music, drama and Sports – we thrive on a little healthy competition and my challenging students to strive for their own Personal Best in every area of their education. Our students are confident young Leaders who have fun and enjoy life!

This half term our Film Crews are making a TV Channel to be screened in mid-December and the day of TV promises to be entertaining a challenging in every way! We will also be studying Romeo and Juliet across our year groups and we are looking forward to the amazing opportunities this will bring about as we move from Elizabethan London to Verona to Shepherd’s Bush seamlessly; exploring the text in different ways inspired by the many different film versions of the story.

We hope you will check out our You-Tube channel and read our Newsletter for regular information on the achievement of our students. Our Learning Plans and other information about progress and test results tell an interesting Greenside story of our progress in Reading, Writing and Maths over the past few years and we hope the statutory information about SEND, Sports and PE and the impact of Pupil Premium Grants all help you to get a good picture of the bigger picture of Greenside.

We welcome visitors to meet our students and staff and to see us during our learning – please feel free to contact us via e-mail if you would like to see Greenside in action!

Best wishes

Karen Bastick-Styles
Executive Head.