Staffing for September

Dear parents/carers,


As you will be aware, today the children met their new teachers. At the end of the summer term we will be saying goodbye to Mrs Povey, Mrs Afzal and Mrs Coleman, when they move on to pastures new. We will also be saying a fond farewell to Mrs Bowen who, after many years cleaning here at Thorns, has decided to retire. We wish them all the best.

From September, each class will have a name and this will be their cohort name and follow them through school. We selected British wildlife as our theme and each teacher chose their own for the coming year.


The classes for 2019-2020 will be as follows:

Year Group

Cohort Name


Teaching Assistant



Mrs Homer (3 days)

Mrs Woods (2 days)

Miss Norton (full time)

Year 1


Miss Kirton

Mrs Baker

Year 2


Mrs Bennett

Mrs Molloy

Year 3


Miss Ludlam

Mrs Holmes (2 days)

Year 4


Mr Moore

Mrs Westwood

Miss Jones

(based in Willows Room)

Year 5


Miss Morgan

Mrs Holmes (2 days)

Year 6


Mrs Rees (3 days)

Mrs Whyatt (3 days)

Miss Beardsmore


We are also making some amendments to our staffing structure, and to school Leadership and Management, which will shortly be updated on our website.


Another letter will be coming out to you today or tomorrow with some feedback from our recent Ofsted inspection. The timing of this inspection was perfect as it has confirmed and clarified our school development priorities for the new school year.

Kind regards,


Rebecca Jordan

Head Teacher

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