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Safety, Learning and Respect - our three values. Thornhill Primary School is proud to be part of the West Lakes Multi-Academy Trust. 'Safeguarding given the highest priority' ( OFSTED 2019)

Weekly Message from the Headteacher

SMART and Sporty in school 

I have two key areas of school which I wish to inform you about this week. Firstly, a reminder about our SMART in school initiative which we have been running since September 2019. We have revamped our behaviour culture in school and as well as revisiting our three school rules: Safety, Learning and Respect, we have been asking our pupils to think about being SMART around school. The SMART initiative is one based on positivity and consistency. All staff use the same language for managing children and are expected to have the same expectations across school. SMART-ness is used to support children to understand what is expected of them as they travel around school, interact with each other and engage with learning. The letters have focus words too:


S - Safe and secure (it is important to remember our own safety and to help others to feel safe).

M - Mindful (reflective and aware of what is going on around us)

A - Attentive (paying attention and attending school)

- Respectful (by showing respect we make the whole school a nice place to be)

- Try your best (in whatever is happening, be the best you can be)


I hope that you have seen the positive results of our SMART initiative in school - we are very proud of how well our children have embraced this and how proud they are to be SMART.


At school we pride ourselves on the promotion of healthy lifestyles and sport. We set yearly targets for increased activity in our pupils and for introducing children to new ways of keeping fit and healthy. As the weather improves we hope that we will see an increase in the numbers of children enjoying sport in and outside school. There are a number of local clubs which provide extra-curricular experiences from rugby, gymnastics and cricket to swimming, dance and fell running. If you would like details of local clubs please see the school notice board or ask to speak with our school sports coordinator Mrs Temple who can put you in touch with local coaches and teams.


As part of Children’s Mental Health Week at the beginning of February the school will be joining in with the ‘inside out day’ initiative - please see the poster in this weeks' newsletter for information…..more details will be included in next weeks’ newsletter!