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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

Happy Friday everyone, I hope you have had an enjoyable week and enjoyed some time in the sun. It
has been lovely leaving my coat at home, and wearing my summer sandals for a change…except for

This week I received a report from a member of the trust board, following visits to both schools in May.
He was particularly impressed with the behaviour of students in both schools and highlighted this in his
report and I wanted to share this with you.

I am very proud that our children have high standards in terms of their own conduct in school. I believe
it reflects their respect for themselves, their school and the wider community. They are proud to attend
our school and recognise the importance of self-discipline in making it a welcoming environment for

Our three rules help us to make behaviour management clear to children of all ages. We show respect to others and respect ourselves. We keep ourselves safe and we ensure others are also safe by thinking about our actions. Lastly, we apply ourselves to our learning and ensure others are able to learn. These simple rules are backed up by clear routines, which children know and understand. Staff are consistent in how they apply these rules and children can see that staff are fair when managing any issues that occur.

Without sound behaviour management, our school would struggle to provide the high-quality service it
currently does. Pupil learning would be less secure, as students and staff would be
unsettled because the environment would be unpredictable and less supportive of their basic needs.

Whilst pupils in school are well behaved, at times, there have been issues within the village regarding
the behaviour of our students. We expect our pupils to act as ambassadors for our school, within their
community, and to use the same levels of self-discipline and respect when outside the school gates as
within. Please help us with this through the messages you give children when they are with you at
home. If you are struggling with your child’s behaviour outside school, we may be able to help you by
exploring the guidance and boundaries you currently have, and helping you to make these work better
for your family. Class teachers will be happy to look at this with you over the coming weeks and this
should help prepare you for the summer holiday break, which is often the time when problems in the
village increase.

You can also email me directly, if you want to chat through these issues or if you have significant concerns.

Hopefully by working together, we can ensure a happy holiday for everyone when schools close in July.

Enjoy your weekend,


Mrs Figes