On behalf of all the children, staff and governors I would like to welcome you to Thorp Primary School and our school website.
Thorp Primary School is a happy and successful school and we are extremely proud of our achievements and everything that we do. We have a strong and inclusive ethos and we work hard to ensure that our school is a warm, safe and welcoming place which has the best possible facilities and resources for all our children and our staff.
Thorp always aims to be a school of high standards – standards of behaviour, standards of expectation and standards of achievement and attainment. It is our aim to develop in each child the talent and skills that they have to achieve highly in all that they do. Such success can be achieved in many forms, including academic, sporting or musical success and through school we feel that together we can enable your child to achieve to the best of their ability. We recognise the crucial role of parents in the education of their children and always seek to develop the partnership between home and school for the benefit of all our children and our learners.
As you browse through our website we hope that these key themes are apparent to you in the work and achievements in our school.
My name is Miss Bowers and I am the Deputy Headteacher of Thorp Primary School. I have previously worked in Sheffield and Barnsley and was delighted to be become part of the Thorp community in September 2014.
In addition to supporting all the staff and children in school I have a particular focus on ensuring children with additional needs make good progress and attain to the best of their ability. As part of that role I am the school SENCo and I work with outside agencies such as health, Local Authority educational resources and social care.
I have a passion for further developing ‘Pupil Voice’ in school by ensuring that there is a strong and active school council operating, as well as children having opportunities to have their thoughts and ideas shared with all stakeholders in school. in 2014/15 we raised an amazing £3000 through events organised and run by the school council. Half of this went to the chosen school charity Guide Dogs UK, which meant that we were able to name a guide dog puppy, and we chose ‘Sunny’. The other half was spent on equipment that the children asked for and some was saved for this year. In 2015/16 we supported WWF as our school charity. We raised money with events throughout the year, but unfortunately we spent more than we had on a trim trail extension, and so for the academic year 2016/17 we are working hard to pay back our deficit.
For this academic year I will be teaching a weekly music lesson in years 5 and 6 , as well as doing some 1:1 and small group interventions to support pupils with social, emotional and mental health needs, as well as academic needs.
Many children in school know that my favourite colour is purple, I love rugby union and I have family living in Australia, so I like to go travelling there as well as Europe and the USA.
I work with children across the whole of our school supporting them with English and Maths interventions. Every Wednesday we have singing assembly. I teach new songs to our children and also organise performances for children who wish to share their musical talents with the school. We are learning a variety of songs, from chart hits to seasonal school favourites.
My favourite children’s author is Oliver Jeffers and I love the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series.
Out of school I am kept busy bringing up my own 2 children. Jonah is 7 and is a huge Manchester City fan and Olive is 5 and loves to read books. My hobby is painting and I have just treated myself to a new set of acrylics and brushes.