Thornton Primary School

Thornton Primary School

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Teaching Assistants



Mrs Wood works in Willow Class, Year 1. She has many important roles which include supporting the children when they make the transition from EYFS to Year 1 as well leading the teaching of additional phonics sessions for children in Year 1-Year 6.



Mrs Duckworth works across Rowan Class, Year 3/4 and Maple Class, Year 2. She also works as a Welfare Assistant each day.



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



Mrs Hay works in Maple Class, Year 2. Her role includes working with small groups as well as supporting the whole class to ensure the best outcomes for all children.


Mrs Thompson spends most of the week working in Beech Class, Year 4/5 and Sycamore Class, Year 6. As well as this, Mrs Thompson is also responsible for the Choir and School Council and works in the Breakfast Provision, Planet Club.



Mrs Jenkinson works in Hazel Class, Pre-School/Reception. She has the important role of helping to ensure the children settle well into our school when they join us.



Mrs Newman works in Rowan Class, Year 3/4, helping the children make a smooth transition from Key Stage 1 to Key Stage 2. She is also a Welfare Assistant.



Mrs Maskell works in Beech Class in a 1:1 role. She also works in Willow Class, Year 1, three afternoons per week.