Principal’s Welcome

Welcome to Thistley Hough Academy. It is with great pleasure and excitement that I extend my warmest greetings to each and every one of you. As the Principal of this remarkable school, I am honoured to lead a team of dedicated educators and staff who are committed to providing an exceptional educational experience for our students.

Our foremost goal is to ensure that our students thrive socially, emotionally, and educationally. We believe that a holistic approach to education is crucial in nurturing well-rounded individuals. Our focus extends beyond academic success; we want our students to enjoy their education and school life, creating fond memories and developing a lifelong love for learning.

To achieve this, we have subject experts in every classroom, delivering high-quality lessons tailored to meet the unique needs and interests of our students. Our dedicated teachers are passionate about their subjects and are committed to fostering a supportive and engaging learning environment.

However, we firmly believe that academic success alone is not enough. We recognise that care, love, and kindness play a significant role in helping children achieve well. Our staff provide a nurturing and inclusive atmosphere where students feel valued, respected, and supported in their personal growth, while upholding my personal ethos of uncompromising but caring.

Attendance to school remains a continuing focus throughout each academic year. It is proven that increased overall attendance and improved punctuality makes for better engagement, sustained commitment to education, successful outcomes for students and improved positive mental well-being. At Thistley Hough Academy we offer incentives for positive attendance and ensure that relationships with families are strengthened so that parents/carers are supported. Enhanced family engagement is implemented, and targeted interventions are put into place for children who may struggle with attendance issues, so that all students are given the same opportunities to reach their full potential.

Thistley Hough Academy also understands the importance of community and recognises that strong links are vital for the success of our school. We strive to build education beyond the classroom, encouraging all students and families to actively participate and get involved. We believe that learning does not solely occur within the school walls, but also within the wider community, fostering real-world connections and experiences.

Moreover, Thistley Hough Academy is proud to be a part of an exceptional Trust that deeply cares about the education of students. Their commitment to excellence is shared throughout the entire organisation, from top to bottom. The strong educational driven ethos of the Trust permeates our school, ensuring that our students receive the best possible education and support.

As we continue this exciting journey together, I invite you to join us in creating a vibrant, inclusive, and inspiring learning community. Together, we can help our students reach their full potential and prepare them for a successful future.

I look forward to meeting each of you and working collaboratively to make Thistley Hough Academy an exceptional place to learn, grow, and thrive.

With warmest regards,

Noel Kennedy