Month: May 2019

Run for Fun 2019

Dear Parents and Carers

Run for Fun Registration form


On Saturday 18th May we will be holding our annual Willows Fun Run, the gates will open at 10am with the first race starting at 10.30am.  This will take place at Thistley Hough Academy on their fields. There are 2 choices of distance: a 2km and a 5km route. You can walk, jog or run and all participants will get a medal on finishing. We are hoping that everyone will get involved and please bring along family and friends to our event to make it a huge success! There is a £1 entry fee which covers the cost of the medal.


The school will take every precaution to minimise risk on the day however you are responsible for your family’s general health and safety during the event.

  1. Wearing appropriate clothing and footwear
  2. Bringing water with you on the day
  3. Ensuring that family members are fit and healthy to take part


Please see terms and conditions on the Willows school website under forms and letters.


The 2k race will be first and then this will be followed by the 5k race. It would be great to get as much support as possible for those running the longer distance and there will be designated spectator areas to cheer them on during this race!


We are hoping to make this year our best yet and are hoping to see you all there!!



The completed application form can either be returned to the main office, including your £1 entry fee(s) before the event or brought with you on Saturday 18th May.

——————————————————————————————————————————————The following family members will be taking part in the Run for Fun event.

Name Age 2K 5K Both 2K/5K



Signature:……………………………………………………………………… Date: …………………………

Please tick the box to confirm that you have read and agree to the terms and conditions.

Important Information – VP Welcome and Examinations

Dear Parents/Carers


VP Welcome and Exams


Vice Principal appointments

Following a rigorous interview process, I am pleased to welcome two new Vice Principals to the Senior Leadership Team here at Thistley Hough Academy.

Mr Ian Brailsford, who has been Assistant Principal at the Academy since 2015, has now moved into post and I am sure you will join me in congratulating him on his new role. In September, Mr Alexander Laney will join us from Ark, St Alban’s Academy in Birmingham, where he is also currently a senior leader. We are very much looking forward to working with both Mr Brailsford and Mr Laney in their new roles at the Academy.

Year 11 Examinations

This week marks the start of the final GCSE Examinations for our Year 11 students, and I am sure you will join us in wishing them good luck as they enter into their final weeks of secondary education.

All students have been issued with their individual exam schedule and revision sessions timetable. Should you have any questions or concerns during this time, please contact Mr Dillon or Mr Budrys, who will be happy to discuss these with you.

As ever, I wish to thank you for your support for Thistley Hough Academy.

With best wishes


Jayne Schofield


Newsletter – Standards and Behaviour Procedures

Dear Parents/Carers


Standards and Behaviour Procedures


As you will know, we are constantly aiming to improve standards in the Academy.  As a result, we have been working on improving our behaviour procedures, following consultation with staff and students.


The improved procedures will be in operation from week commencing Monday 20th May, and will run as follows:


Level on ClassCharts Meaning Consequence
O OUTSTANDING work – going above and beyond throughout the lesson ·        Public recognition by the teacher

·        5 House Points added

E Meeting agreed EXPECTATIONS throughout the lesson ·        Public recognition by the teacher

·        1 House Point added.

I INTERVENTION required to address behaviour.

It is made explicit to the student that he/she is not showing respect for learning and a WARNING given about potential consequences.

·        Move seat, private conversation, basic in-class INTERVENTION by the member of staff etc.

·        Student has Level 3 recorded on class charts.



4 Despite intervention by the teacher, expectations are still not being met. ·        Student has Level 4 recorded and a 10 minute detention that evening.
5 In the teacher’s professional judgement, the class are not able to learn effectively with the student present in the room. ·        Student is removed to designated room within department.

·        Student now has a 20 minute detention that evening.


6 Despite being removed from the lesson to another designated classroom, the student is choosing not to comply OR student truants/walks out of a lesson from a lesson. ·        Student is taken to the Remove Room to reflect on their actions.

·        Student now has a 30 minute detention that evening.

7 More than one Level 5, or instances of truancy in one day ·        Student has now accumulated a 60 minute detention that evening for this lesson

·        Further action taken by the Academy to support behaviour improvements.


As you will see, the system is very clear and we expect it to lead to a consistent approach to classroom behaviour.


Detentions will all take place on the day that they are set so that students will see an immediate consequence to their actions; parents will receive notification of detentions through ClassCharts.  Any detention issued will always be the result of a student choosing to disrupt learning, despite warnings and intervention having taken place.


May I take this opportunity to thank you for your continued support for improving standards at Thistley Hough Academy.


With best wishes





Ian Brailsford

Vice Principal