Goldwyn School endeavours to create a challenging & inspiring learning environment, where staff work together to encourage all students to reach their full potential. We celebrate the success of our students and encourage their individual talents and skills. We aim to maximise their access to and engagement with social and educational settings.
Letter from the Principal
I am delighted and honoured to have been appointed as the new Principal of Goldwyn, and I’m very keen to get to know all our students, parents, carers and staff. From experience, I know that a successful and happy school depends on us all working together.
For those who have not already met me, I would like to introduce myself. I have worked in education as a SENCo, and then in Senior Leadership roles, across both mainstream primary and special educational settings, as well as leading in SEND at both County and National levels.
I am very proud to have previously had the privilege of working at Goldwyn as Vice Principal and Lead for Inclusion and Outreach in the Ashford District for 7 years. Part of this role encompassed leading the Specialist Teaching and Learning Service, which meets the needs of SEND children, and inspires inclusion, across 47 schools and 60 Early Years settings in the district.
As Deputy Regional SEND Leader for NASEN, I supported SEND developments within Local Authorities at a national service level. I have also held the position of Strategic Development Lead SEND at KCC, where my agenda was to drive improvements and innovations across SEND services within the Local Authority, whilst ensuring that families were kept at the heart of everything we did.
Goldwyn has a history of championing SEND students, and of outstanding, pioneering practice recognised on both a local and national level. I am looking forward to continuing this legacy, and to the exciting changes we will be making in this new chapter for the school, which I know will be supported by the whole school community.
I passionately believe in child-centric approaches, and that Inclusion is part of our very core. I want to continue to build on the inclusive drive that Goldwyn has led, developing innovative opportunities for all our students, both within the special educational and mainstream sectors, as well as in the community. I have extremely high expectations for the students we serve, and for all that Goldwyn represents, and any leader must be the custodian of preserving that culture and nurturing it to new heights.
Our parents and carers, are an intrinsic part of the Goldwyn community, and make an essential contribution to their children’s achievements. I am excited to build on the relationship between all parents and carers and the school for everyone’s benefit
Kerry Greene - Goldwyn School Principal