Mr I Raikes - Headteacher
After studying and pursuing my love of Geography at university and completing a PGCE in Secondary Geography teaching, I spent eight years teaching Geography at an 11-18 mixed school in Knowsley gaining wide ranging experience in primary transition, careers, coaching sport, vocational education and subject leadership. I joined Greenbank in 2003 as Head of Faculty for Humanities. I was appointed as Deputy Headteacher in 2009 and took up the position of Headteacher in 2012 after job sharing in the role the previous year with Mrs McQuade, my predecessor. My vision is for all pupils to be inspired by their education, complimented by care that nurtures them and leads in turn to high achievement. I feel privileged to be the Headteacher of such a dynamic learning community with very supportive parents at the heart of the local community.
Mr N Moore - Deputy Headteacher
Since joining Greenbank in January 2002, I have taught throughout the Humanities faculty and I have undertaken a number of leadership roles including Subject Leader for ICT, Director of Learning for Humanities, Assistant Headteacher and finally Deputy Headteacher in 2012. In my spare time I maintain an ongoing interest in History, especially of the Modern Era. I enjoy reading, travel, cinema and football and I am the manager of my son’s junior football team. The opportunities we provide for our students at Greenbank are unique and I look forward to ensuring that we offer an exceptional, inspiring curriculum suitable for the changing, modern work environment.
Mrs E Russell - Assistant Headteacher
My teaching journey began when I completed a PGCE after studying chemistry and becoming a Graduate of the Royal Society of Chemistry. Teaching Science at a Church of England school in Lancashire for more than 10 years, my interest in the pastoral life of school grew. I led the work experience programme and was an assistant Head of Year, working closely with the Heads of Year, monitoring progress and supporting pupils in reaching their full potential. I joined Greenbank in 2002, teaching Science and Chemistry throughout the school. In 2005 I left to take up the role of Science and Maths Coordinator with Sefton’s Complementary Education Service, working closely with young people who, for a variety of reasons, were unable to attend school. It was in this role that I learned so much about the complex needs and challenges faced by some pupils. Close working with a wide range of agencies gave me the chance to further develop my skills and understanding. I returned to Greenbank in 2007 as Progress Leader and teacher of Science, bringing with me greater understanding of the needs of young people and methods of overcoming barriers to learning. Appointed to the role of Assistant Headteacher with responsibility for pastoral care and child protection, I have thoroughly enjoyed leading an experienced and committed pastoral team to encourage and support pupils in school. The value of working in partnership with pupils, parents, carers and agencies should never be underestimated. It is my belief that an outstanding education prepares students for life and it is a privilege to play a key role in this school which puts young people at its centre, enabling them to grow as individuals who are resilient, feel valued and have the confidence to take up their role in, and make a positive contribution to, the community beyond Greenbank.
Mrs Robinson - Assistant Headteacher
I studied French and European Studies at university with a year spent in French secondary and primary schools teaching English. Following my degree I worked and travelled before completing my PGCE in French with Mathematics. After 4 years in my first teaching post in Stoke-on-Trent as French teacher and Head of Languages, I joined a secondary school on the Wirral where I undertook the role of Assistant Headteacher in charge of Teaching and Learning. I moved to Greenbank in 2012 where I am also the senior leader for Teaching and Learning. My aim is to ensure that pupils receive the highest quality teaching in order for them to become successful both in school and life-long learners beyond Greenbank High School.
Miss T Cullen - Assistant Headteacher
After studying Physical Education at John Moores University in Liverpool fulfilling my childhood ambition to become a Physical Education teacher.
I was fortunate enough to start my teaching career at Greenbank High School and have been a teacher here since 1992. I have loved working in such an outstanding school.
In my spare time I love to play competitive sport, particularly Hockey. I represented Great Britain at the 1996 and 2000 Olympics and received an MBE in 2013 for Services to Sport. I am thankful that Greenbank High School fully supported my hockey career and enabled me to fulfil my ambitions.
In 2002 I became Subject Leader for Physical Education at Greenbank and have enjoyed leading an enthusiastic, talented and committed department. PE at Greenbank is held in high esteem and this is shown in our pupils’ outstanding results again this year in local and national competitions.
In 2013 I became a Senior Teacher responsible for the implementation of the Pupil Premium initiative. A role I have thoroughly enjoyed.
I feel privileged to have recently been appointed as an Assistant Head Teacher, with the responsibility for Assessment, Recording and Reporting and Whole School Intervention.
Greenbank is a very special school; it has fantastic pupils, committed staff, supportive parents and governors, it is a pleasure and joy to work here.
Mrs A Gent-Jones - Assistant Headteacher
I graduated from Liverpool John Moores University in 1999 with a BA Hons with QTS in Physical Education and English. I have been fortunate to work in a number of outstanding schools near Preston and Blackpool and in January 2015 I was delighted at the opportunity to teach at Greenbank High School, being local to the area the reputation proceeds itself.
During my career, I have been a Head of Department, Head of Year and am now looking forwards to a new journey as Assistant Head teacher in charge of the development of ICT and Technology within the school. My philosophy is that technology should be used to enhance learning inside and outside the classroom and build upon the fantastic work which teacher’s and support staff currently deliver.
Outside of school my main interests lie with sport, I enjoy skiing and the outdoors as well as playing competitive hockey and tennis at local clubs.