Business manager

King’s Lynn Whitefriars Church of England Academy business manager Amy Greenwood learning and qualifying first for her trust

Based at a school in Lynn, Amy Greenwood is the first business manager in the Diocese of Norwich Education and Academies Trust (DNEAT) to achieve a management qualification and apprenticeship, with the aim of facilitating career progression within the Trust.

Ms Greenwood, based at Whitefriars Church of England Academy in Lynn, began her Level 3 Team Leader apprenticeship in January 2018 through Spalding’s Steadfast training.

She said: “Although I have a young family and another on the way, I was able to juggle the course with my work and family life.

Ms Amy Greenwood is the first business manager in the Diocese of Norwich Education and Academies Trust (DNEAT) to achieve a management qualification and apprenticeship.

“My principal was very accommodating and allowed me time with my mentor at school, as well as paid time to complete my homework.

“I enjoyed learning about the different theories on how to be a good leader, especially Maslow’s theory, which focuses on the psychological needs of employees. I believe my learning has shaped who I am as a superior hierarchical. I recommend the course to everyone!”

Oliver Burwood, CEO of the Diocese of Norwich Education and Academies Trust, said: “We congratulate Amy on her management qualification gained through apprenticeship training.

“We are committed to helping more of our staff obtain the skills needed in a modern workforce through apprenticeships, so that we can continue to provide the best education to our children and young people.”