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
Maisie, Y10, along with the Principal, represented Thornaby Academy at the Battle of Britain commemoration on Sunday 10 September 2017. Maisie joined local dignitaries, including the newly elected MP for Stockton South, Dr Paul Williams and Thornaby Mayor, Mr Walmsley in laying a wreath at the airman statue on Thornaby Road to commemorate the service […]
This evening will provide you with an opportunity to discuss with his/her subject teachers, the progress your son/daughter is making towards their end of year targets as well as practical ways in which you can support their learning at home. There will be a short presentation on the new reformed exams and grades and information […]
During March 2017, Year 8 students showcased their scientific talent at the first Science Fair at Thornaby Academy, held as part of British Science Week. The standard of scientific research and presentation was of such high quality that students were entered for a British Science Association CREST Award. This nationally recognised award has 6 Award […]
Year 7 students experienced STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) in the real world at the Big Bang Fair hosted by Teesside University. They had the chance to meet with many employers in this sector and try a variety of hands-on experiences ranging from welding with chocolate, extracting their own DNA, testing the latest wheelchair […]
Thornaby continued to show its strength in Science by being the only school to enter two teams for the Physics Olympics, hosted by Stockton Sixth Form College on 18 July 2017; they returned winning first and second place. A month earlier, the Year 9 students were set the challenge to design, build and test a […]
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