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Reflections on pure imagination – David Priestley

David Priestley
David Priestley
Executive Headteacher, Greenfield Community College, A Specialist Arts & Science School

David Priestley is Executive Headteacher of Greenfield Community College, A Specialist Arts & Science School serving the County Durham town of Newton Aycliffe and Shildon. The school has over 1000 learners and is a local authority maintained school.

Within the Ofsted report it states that this is a very well led school. A former leader of Personal and Social Development and Religious Studies David is committed to a balanced and creative approach to learning that takes account of the whole child and every child.

David has been a headteacher since 2006 and is committed to partnership working. He has been chair of the Sedgefield Local Children’s Board and a member of LSCB. He is part of the Schools North East Advisory board.

Greenfield is one of TED prize winner Sugata Mitra’s international ‘School in the Cloud’ experiment. Greenfield was a school of creativity under the Creative Partnership programme and has developed a strong programme for improvement through the work of Greenfield Arts, a community arts agency which focuses on extended diversion to the organisation.