Senior Leadership Team
My name is Mr Ashcroft and I am very proud and privileged 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 being the Designated Safeguarding Lead, overall responsibility for vision of the school, School Improvement and Strategic Development, Educational Visits Coordinator and PSHE Coordinator. 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 new 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 for Maths and English and Year 4 for Maths each morning. Joining Thornton Primary School in 2014, her other roles include Geography Coordinator and Religious Education Coordinator.
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 across school. Mrs Barnes is the Class Teacher in Sycamore Class.