Our school day is from 8:45am to 3:15pm (3:20pm for Years 5 and 6) Themed After School Clubs finish at 4:20pm Wrap around care is available from 7:45am-8:45am and 3:20pm-5pm Monday to Friday Year 5.6 will be swimming every Monday this half term, from the 12th September.
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Meet the Staff

Mr Michael Glenton

Executive Headteacher

How long have you worked at the school:
I have been at the school since 2022.

What you like best about the school:
There is so much to like! The hard-working staff, kind children and our wonderful curriculum which values diversity, our local area, Christianity and outdoor learning, growing and environment to give us a learning which is special and needed for our children.

Favourite book: I loved sharing 'The Boy at the Back of the Class' with my children when I was teaching as it is such an emotive and important story in our current world. I also love Sci-fi books and I have read 'The Lord of the Rings' trilogy many times!

Mrs Sherry Makepeace

Assistant Head Teacher & Year 1 and 2 Teacher

How long have you worked at the school:
I have been at Greenhead for almost five years, since 2017

What you like best about the school:
I enjoy being on the children's learning journey with them and love watching them grow into thoughtful and independent, little people. We are lucky to have such a supportive team of staff who are always willing to help each other.

The area of learning you most enjoy:
I love to teach PE and provide opportunities for all children to try new activities. I also enjoy teaching Geography and RE especially when they can see connections between what they are learning and their own lives. I think it is also important for all young people to understand why we need to look after our wonderful planet.

Favourite book:
You can never get sick of Julia Donaldson books, my children love reading her books and I enjoy sharing them with the class.

Favourite place in school:
Seeing the children enjoying themselves and being creative in the outdoor environment.

Miss Lauren Jopson

Year 5 and 6 Teacher

How long have you worked at the school:
I started as a teacher at Greenhead In September 2022.

What you like best about the school:
I like how lovely all the children are and how helpful every single member of staff is.

The area of learning you most enjoy:
I enjoy History and English most.

Favourite book (and why):
The Harry Potter series. They were the first books I ever read independently and I could read them over and over again without ever getting bored.

Favourite place in school:
The playground - it's so lovely seeing children from Reception all the way up to year 6 playing together outside and having fun.

Mrs Susan Knowles

HLTA

What you like best about the school:
The best part about the school is definitely our lovely children.

The area of learning you most enjoy:
I enjoy most subjects but I particularly enjoy English and story-telling.

Miss Megan Marsh

Academic Mentor

What you like best about the school:
The warm and welcoming environment!

The area of learning you most enjoy:
I love anything to do with reading and writing, being able to watch children use their imagination.

Favourite book:
As a child I loved books and stories by Shirley Hughes and Michael Morpurgo, I really enjoy sharing these with the children.

Favourite place in school:
There are some great outdoor areas for the children to enjoy and explore.

Mrs Lauren Crawford

Special Educational Needs Teaching Assistant

What do you like best about the school?
I love that the schools within this Federation are small, meaning that it is easier to get to know the children individually and to build relationships with families too. The school is welcoming and friendly and as a new member of staff I feel other staff members are very supportive. The outdoor facilities for the children are also great and very important.

The area of learning you most enjoy:
I am looking forward to experiencing different aspects of learning and am passionate about ensuring the children enjoy learning. The excitement they show when recognising their own abilities and beginning to understand things is inspiring and encourages me to want to help them reach this point. Becoming part of a child's learning journey is a big step in building towards their future, which is a privilege to have.

Favourite book and why:
My favourite children's book is 'Snowball'. Although the story of the snowball starts as a disaster and many unfortunate things happen throughout, the story ends well, resulting in the snowball gaining lots of new friends. I feel this is a lovely way to show the children that not every bad situation has to have a bad ending, positives can come from all situations too.

Favourite place in school:
For me I think the outdoor space, playground, forest area and field will be my favourite places in school. Seeing the children happy, energetic, enjoying time with friends I guarantee will make me smile. Children aren't children for long so to see them investigating the outdoors, whilst enjoying social time with peers is great.

Miss Jan Mitchinson

Cleaner

Mrs Jayne Coleman

Office Manager

How long have you worked at the school:
Just over a year, since 2021

What you like best about the school:
The staff and children who create a great atmosphere.

Favourite book:
The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse by Charlie Mackesy

Favourite place in school:
The staff room - having a cuppa and good chat with the staff!

Miss Ingrid Mitchell

Year 3 and 4 Teacher

How long have you worked at the school:
I have worked at Greenhead Primary School for 3 years, since September 2019.

What you like best about the school:
I really love working at Greenhead. The children and staff are wonderful and always make me smile. Greenhead is a small school with a big personality.

The area of learning you most enjoy:
I enjoy learning that follows an enquiry line or answering a question. In Early Years, we use the 'I see, I notice, I wonder' questioning style across a lot of what we do.
My real passion is Forest School and working with children in the woodland. This environment offers an abundance of learning opportunities, giving children the chance to build confidence, resilience, and self-awareness.

Favourite place in school:
My favourite place in the school grounds is the nature garden. It changes so much season to season and is home to a variety of flora and fauna. I like it best when it is filled with children exploring and laughing.

Mrs Jenny Porteous

Year 3 and 4 Teacher

How long have you worked at the school:
Half a term.

What you like best about the school:
Friendly, caring, welcoming atmosphere for visitors, staff, and the children.

The area of learning you most enjoy:
I love teaching P.E and enjoy reading the children's stories in English.

Favourite book:
The Owl who was Afraid of the Dark by Jill Tomlinson

Favourite place in the school:
Outside in the playground. It's a great place for the staff and children to go and enjoy the sunshine or take a break.

Mrs Louise Thompson

Reception Class Teacher

What you like best about the school:
It's hard to pick just one thing! The children and staff are a joy to work with, everyone works together so that every single child and adult can reach their potential. The welcoming aspect of our federation, I like that families can be an active part of their children's learning journey through Together Tuesdays and Workshop Wednesday plus many more celebrations and performances.


The area of learning you most enjoy:
I really enjoy literacy and promoting a love of reading. Through stories the children can make connections with their own experiences, transport themselves to other worlds and let their imagination grow. It is really rewarding to see how children's language skills develop and how their confidence grows in all areas of learning.

Favourite book:
I love the Harry Potter collection. When I was young I remember never wanting to put them down and I could read them over and over again. More recently I enjoy reading books by Julia Donaldson with my daughter.

Favourite place in school:
I like our fantastic outside areas especially the forest area and allotments. It is great to see the children investigate, take risks and experience all that nature has to offer. It's great when children cook with produce that they have planted, looked after and harvested from our allotments, the learning opportunities are endless.

Mrs Dawn Hosking

HLTA

How long have you worked at the school:
2 years, since 2020. It has flown over – time flies when you are having fun!

What you like best about the school:
The children. Every child is different and unique. Greenhead children are the most well behaved and hardworking children I have ever worked with.
I also love the rural location of our school. We are truly blessed to have our school in the area we are in. How many schools can say we have our own woodland and are right next to a stream?

The area of learning you most enjoy:
I love doing after school clubs. It’s also a good way getting to know other children, who I would not normally work with, doing activities which I am passionate about.

Favourite book:
Too many to choose from! I love my garden bird book and could spend hours looking - although I do love looking at maps too - always planning adventures!

Favourite place in school:
The kitchen - making everyone a cup of tea!

Miss Yvonne Reynolds

Catering assistant

How long have you worked at the school:
I have worked as a kitchen assistant at Henshaw for 6 years, since 2016 and as a cleaner for 5 years.

What you like best about the school:
I enjoy the kitchen part of both schools as I enjoy working with Mrs Hancock at Henshaw Also I like getting to chat with children at dinner time.
Then the same at Greenhead although, I still get to chat with teachers and children when they come for dinners.
The area of learning you most enjoy:

Favourite book:
My favourite books are cook books.

Favourite place in school:

Mr Charles Whittle

Caretaker