Thornton Primary School

Thornton Primary School

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Senior Leadership Team


My name is Mr Ashcroft and I am very proud to be Headteacher of this fantastic school. I began my teaching career in 2009 and have worked at various different schools in different roles including Assessment Coordinator and Assistant Headteacher. My roles in school now include: Designated Safeguarding Lead, having overall responsibility for vision of the school including School Improvement and Strategic Development and Educational Visits. It is my responsibility, along with the School Governors and Senior Leadership Team, to make our school the best it can be.



Mr Burgess is our Deputy Headteacher, having joined our school in September 2021. He has responsibility for developing teaching & learning across school as well as teaching Year 4/5, Beech Class, and leading English and Computing.



Miss Crook is the school's Inclusion Leader and has responsibility for children with SEND as the school's SENDCo. She also teaches Year 3/4, Rowan Class and leads Geography and RE across school.



Mrs Barnes has overall responsibility for Assessment in school, both formative and summative. She also plays an important role in ensuring high quality teaching & learning as a member of the Senior Leadership Team. Mrs Barnes is the Class Teacher in Sycamore Class, Year 6.