New headmaster for Ark Swift Primary Academy

greenhallArk Swift Primary Academy, a school at the heart of the White City community, has announced Christopher Greenhall as its new Headmaster.

An experienced educator and senior leader, Mr Greenhall was previously Head of School at Southlands Lower School and Deputy Headmaster at Holmemead Middle School.

On his appointment Mr Greenhall said:

“I am delighted and proud to be new Headteacher of Ark Swift, a fantastic school on a journey to excellence. Our school vision is dream, believe, achieve; I look forward to working with pupils, parents and staff to help our young people to do just that.

“Ark Swift is a close-knit school community and together, we will achieve excellence – helping our pupils to develop the knowledge, skills and character to not just excel in the modern world but to help shape it for the better.”

arkchildrenThis is an exciting time for the school, which recently announced Damian McBeath as Executive Headteacher. Mr McBeath is also Executive Headteacher of nearby Ark Conway Primary Academy free school and the Ark Bentworth Primary Academy.

This primary partnership will allow all three schools to benefit from greater shared learning and collaboration, improving the primary school offer for families across White City. It also allows each school to benefit from Mr McBeath’s impressive experience and track-record – last year Department for Education figures showed that Ark Conway achieved the best results in the country for key stage 1.

Mr McBeath said:

“The biggest transformation taking place in White City is in the mind-set of our pupils. There is a genuine sense that anything is possible and we embrace that.

“The appointment of Mr Greenhall as Headteacher is a significant step towards the World Class education our children deserve. Chris is a great leader with a huge amount of experience in local, national and international educational initiatives.

“I have no doubts whatsoever that under his leadership Ark Swift will continue to make great strides forward in raising the attainment and providing a challenge, inspiring and creative curriculum for all pupils.”

A parent at Ark Swift said:

“In the short time Mr Greenhall has been the Interim Headteacher we have seen some great changes at Ark Swift. He motivates and inspires the children and I feel valued as a parent. I am excited for what the future holds for Ark Swift.”

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