Thornton Primary School

Thornton Primary School

Love • Respect • Ambition

Love. Respect. Ambition.

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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: Designated Safeguarding Lead, Overall responsibility for vision of the school, School Improvement and Strategic Development. Educational Visits Coordinator and Computing Coordinator.


It is my responsibility, along with the school governors and Senior Leadership Team, to make our school the best it can be.



Mrs Stannard is our Acting Deputy Headteacher, seconded to the role from another local primary school. She has a responsibility for developing teaching & learning across school as well as teaching Year 4/5, Rhino Class and leading English and PSHE across school.



Miss Crook is the school's Inclusion Leader which means she has the responsibility for children with SEND as the school's SENDCo. She also teaches in Zebra Class, Year 2/3. She joined Thornton Primary School in 2014 and 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.