Welcome to my blog. This is an exciting new way of working for me and I am looking forward to sharing my personal insight into our work in Greenwood Academy.

The first school week of 2017 included year group assembles when all pupils met with their own Year Head. My Deputes encouraged young people to reflect on their learning, their engagement in lessons and how they can meet their personal targets by the end of this session. Every day counts!

On Friday I enjoyed meeting my Head Teacher colleagues from our associated primary schools. We discussed a useful review on planned partnership events as well as the next transition visits for Primary 7 which take place in February. We also met our new Senior Manager, Calum Maxwell.

Congratulations to Ms Dunstall, PT Pupil Support (Guidance) who has a temporary appointment as Depute Head in Irvine Royal Academy. Mr Campbell, Maths, has been appointed as PT Pupil Support until June 2017. Mr Gifford, Maths, has been appointed to a new post in our school: Data Coach.

Best wishes to them all.