Message from the Principal
I am delighted to have been appointed as the Principal of Thornaby Academy. Thornaby Academy is a vibrant learning community made up of inspirational and impressive students and staff; I am privileged to be leading that team.
My name is Donna Butcher and I have held a senior position at a secondary school in Redcar & Cleveland for the past seven years. Prior to that, I worked for the Local Authority to provide guidance and support for all of its secondary schools in raising standards. In the role as Principal of Thornaby Academy, I will be working closely with Linda Halbert, the CEO of Teesside Learning Trust to continue to raise standards and improve outcomes as we continue our journey to outstanding. Mrs Halbert remains the substantive Head at Thornaby Academy.
Our core purpose at Thornaby Academy is to provide the highest standards of education through the delivery of quality first teaching and targeted support so that every student can make outstanding progress. We have the highest expectations and aspirations for our students by providing them with the opportunities to be the best they can be to secure their success both now and into the future.
It is our aspiration for Thornaby Academy to be an outstanding school. Through working in partnership with parents and the local and wider community we will achieve this so that everything we do is outstanding for our students. Since becoming part of the Teesside Learning Trust, we have achieved a great deal; I am looking forward to leading the school to even greater success as we continue on our journey to outstanding.
If you would like to visit our Academy or learn more about it, please do not hesitate to get in touch.
Mrs Donna Butcher
Wednesday 2 September: Year 7 students return from 12:30pm Thursday 3 September: Year 8 return to school at 10:00am Year 9 return to school at 12:30pm Year 10 return to school at 11:15am Year 11 return to school at 8:45am
26 August 2020 Dear Parent/Carer, I am delighted that all students will finally return to full-time school in September; we are very much looking forward to welcoming them all back. Year groups will have staggered start times to provide us with an opportunity to go through the Academy’s Social Distancing measures and expectations. Our […]
Current Y11s – Summer 2020 We have been working hard to adapt our schools offers in line with recent government guidance and to insure that the health and safety of students and staff are prioritised during the pandemic. As such, Summer 2020 will primarily be a virtual experience with different online activities that students can […]
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10 July 2020 Thornaby Academy Weekly Update Dear Parent/Carer We are now finalising arrangements for the return of all students back to full time school in September. As you can appreciate, there are some changes that have had to take place to ensure that we are following government guidance. You will receive these details by […]
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