On behalf of all the children, staff and governors I would like to welcome you to Thorp Primary School and our school website.
I joined the school in September 2014 as deputy head, and following the retirement of Mr Bennett I became head in September this year.
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.
I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself as the Deputy Headteacher of Thorp Primary School. I have met all the children and shared some information about myself with them in today’s assembly. Together we have already identified that the children have many of the same ‘likes’ as me.
I have previously worked in schools across Oldham and Royton and now I am excited to be part of the Thorp community.
I have a passion for teaching and inspiring children in their learning to become the best they can be. As part of my role at Thorp, I will be working alongside other teachers to develop a creative curriculum and a stimulating environment, where all children enjoy learning.
For this academic year I will be teaching weekly topic lessons in year 6, as well as doing some music and RE lessons in years 2 and 4. I will also have the pleasure of taking the year 4 swimming.
Please feel free to come and introduce yourself throughout the coming months and I look forward to working with you and the children.
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.
My Name is Nicola Wood. I joined Thorp in February 2017. My role is site manager, this entails keeping the school safe, secure and warm. I carry our various health and safety jobs both inside and outside the school. I also get to go on trips with the classes, which I really enjoy.
Out of school my son Alfie, who is 8, keeps me extremely busy! But when I have free time I like to visit friends and go running. This October I am running the Manchester Half Marathon, raising funds for Manchester Children’s Hospital.