Message from the Principal/CEO

Linda HalbertI am delighted to have the opportunity to be the CEO of Teesside Learning Trust and Principal at Thornaby Academy, giving me the opportunity to work with such inspirational staff and students.

My name is Linda Halbert and I have been the Principal at schools in North Tyneside and Redcar and Cleveland for the last fifteen years. I bring experience and a proven track record of success to Thornaby, as well as the highest expectations of staff and students and a strong belief that this school has the power, and the responsibility, to improve the future life chances of all of our students.

I am clear that our core purpose at Thornaby Academy is to have the highest ambitions and aspirations for our staff and students, to ensure that we deliver quality first teaching and effective support to enable our students to achieve the highest outcomes.

Our ambition is for Thornaby Academy to be an outstanding school. Through working in partnership with parents and the local and wider community we will achieve this.  This is important to us as it will ensure that everything we do is outstanding for our students.  We are on a journey towards that goal at Thornaby Academy.  There is lots of very good and outstanding practice within Thornaby; we will use this as the foundations to build on.

logov2TLT_logo_strap-RGBPlease don’t hesitate to contact me if you want to know more about our Academy. I look forward to keeping you updated on our progress.

Mrs Linda Halbert


Y11 Engineering student’s finished products

See gallery below for Y11 Engineering student’s work…...
By Miss H Clayton | April 25, 2017 | News

Respect Day 3 and 4

Recently students have successfully participated in Respect Day 3 and Respect Day 4, which are designed to equip them with the necessary knowledge, skills and attributes needed to keep themselves healthy, safe, prepared for life and work in modern Britain. Students had the opportunity to work alongside local and national organisations including; The British Red ...
By Miss H Clayton | April 25, 2017 | News

The Update Spring Term 2017

Thornaby Academy’s official newsletter, published in the Thornaby Pride, your community news from Thornaby Town Council is now available to read online. To read online please click the photo of the newsletter to view the PDF version. The Update features all of the Academy’s latest news including Welcome from the CEO, PRIDE values, sporting news ...
By Miss H Clayton | April 7, 2017 | News

Science Fair goes off with a bang

At the end of February, all Year 8 students were issued a challenge by the Science department, ‘Investigate an area of science that interests you and be prepared to present your findings to the rest of the year group as part of a Science Fair.’ The students were so enthusiastic that we quickly expanded their ...
By Miss H Clayton | April 5, 2017 | News

World Autism Awareness Week

27 March – 2 April 2017 “At least 1 in 100 people in the UK have autism… so there are autistic people at your school, who you see every day.” – The National Autistic Society Thornaby Academy would like to help in raising awareness so that as many people as possible learn about autism. What ...
By Miss H Clayton | March 27, 2017 | News

Thornaby Academy are fundraising for Red Nose Day!

Wear red on Friday 24 March 2017… Thornaby Academy are fundraising for Red Nose Day with the day being a non-uniform day. Students will need to donate £1 to take part in the non-uniform day and there will be prizes for the best Red Nose Day themed outfit. As well as a non–uniform day there ...
By Miss H Clayton | March 20, 2017 | News

PRIDE values update

The PRIDE values are well and truly underway. This is very much down to the incredible work from our PRIDE ambassadors. Over to them to explain … My role as an Ambassador is very important, as I’m one of the older PRIDE Ambassadors and it is my job to ensure that the whole school are ...
By Miss H Clayton | March 20, 2017 | News

Gaining cookery skills from local business

Last week, Thornaby Academy welcomed John Fox from Roberts Family Butchers to work with GCSE Food Preparation and Nutrition students. John put their knife skills to the test as he taught them how to portion chicken, as part of their current module on protein. Once again, the students did themselves and the academy proud. The ...
By Miss H Clayton | March 13, 2017 | News

Brand new group introduced to ‘The Brilliant Club’

Our highest achieving Year 9 and 10 students have been working closely with Durham University as part of the nationally run ‘The Brilliant Club’ programme. The students have been working with Mr Phillip Chivers, a Doctoral Researcher, to investigate aspects of supramolecular chemistry with the ultimate goal of producing a 2000 word assignment on the ...
By Miss H Clayton | March 10, 2017 | News

Ofsted Monitoring Visit

On 31 January Her Majesty’s Inspector, Malcolm Kirtley, conducted a monitoring visit to Thornaby Academy in response to the concerns raised about Safeguarding in the Section 5 Inspection in June 2016. Teesside Learning Trust is very proud to report that the findings of the Inspection reflect all of the hard work by staff and students ...
By Miss H Clayton | March 6, 2017 | News, Ofsted

Timetable information:

24/04/2017 - WEEK B

London Trip


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