Thornton Primary School

Thornton Primary School

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Teaching Assistants

We believe it is very important that we have the right number of support staff at our school in order to ensure all of our children have access to high quality learning opportunities. Our Teaching Assistants are an integral part of our school and provide additional support across the curriculum to all children.




Mrs Wood works in Maple Class, Year 1/2. She has many important roles which include supporting the children when they make the transition from EYFS to Year 1.



Mrs Duckworth works in Maple Class, Year 1/2 and Rowan Class Year 2/3. She also works as a lunch-time Welfare Assistant and in our Breakfast/After School Provision, Planet Club.



Mrs Shaw works across school supporting children with positive behaviour management strategies, including within our Forest School. She is also the Welfare Supervisor and is the Breakfast/After School Provision Manager at Planet Club.




Mrs Hay works in Beech Class, Year 4/5. Her role includes working with small groups as well as supporting the whole class.



Mrs Thompson spends most of the week working in Sycamore Class, Year 5/6. She also works in Beech Class, Year 4/5, one day per week. As well as this, Mrs Thompson is also responsible for the choir, school council and netball team. Her other role in school is working in the Breakfast/After School Provision, Planet Club.



Mrs Jenkinson works in Hazel Class, Pre-School/Reception. She has the important role of ensuring that the children settle well into our school when they join us. As well as this, Mrs Jenkinson is also a Welfare Assistant.



Mrs Newman works in Rowan Class, Year 2/3 and is also a Welfare Assistant.



Miss Devine joined our school in September 2019. She is currently completing a modern apprenticeship as a Teaching Assistant within Hazel Class, Pre-School/Reception.


Mrs Maskell works in Hazel Class, Pre-School/Reception She works alongside the rest of the team in Hazel Class to ensure all children make the best possible start to school.