New Headteacher Takes the Reins at ARK Swift Primary

Christopher Greenhall "delighted and proud" to take over Australia Road academy

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ARK Swift Primary Academy in White City has a new headteacher.

Christopher Greenhall is taking over the reins at the Australia Road school following his previous posts as head of school at Southlands Lower School and deputy headteacher at Holmemead Middle School, both in Bedfordshire.

He has already spent a short time as interim headteacher at the school.

Mr Greenhall says: " I am delighted and proud to be the 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."

ARK Swift is the third ARK primary in Shepherd's Bush opening in September 2013 when it replaced Canberra Primary School.

Mr Greenhall joins executive headteacher Damian McBeath who is also executive headteacher of nearby ARK Conway Primary Academy in Hemlock Road and ARK Bentworth Primary Academy in Bentworth Way.

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 says: " 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 challenging, inspiring and creative curriculum for all pupils."

Hammersmith & Fulham Council has welcomed Mr Greenhall’s appointment. Cllr Sue Macmillan, Cabinet Member for Children and Education, says: “We’re delighted such an experienced and talented teacher will be leading ARK Swift.

“I’m sure Christopher Greenhall will continue the excellent work already begun to give their pupils the best possible start in life."


March 30, 2015  


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