Here at Thornhill Community Academy, we are proud of the many partnerships to which we contribute. We try to work with a large and diverse range of groups, businesses, organisations and stakeholders, remaining true to our vision as A School, A Family, A Community.
These partnerships include nine local partner primary schools, who we work with on projects to aid transition, such as the ‘Gardening Together’ initiative and ‘The Big Camp Out’. We also support with a number of curriculum focused ventures for example reading leaders, primary engineer and the planetarium visit. Over the last year our school nurse and school-based police officer delivered assemblies on first aid and bonfire safety.
We have links with a range of local secondary schools, contributing to the Dewsbury Learning Partnership, The Moor End More Able group, The Yorkshire Three Counties Alliance and The Pennine Alliance. These links help us to share good practice and to work together to improve the provision for all students in the local area.
Our community partnerships are also varied and numerous including; our local churches and mosques, local elderly residents, local youth groups, a range of local charities, business partners, sports clubs and higher education institutions. The projects we undertake are always focused on helping our students to feel a sense of belonging to their community. These range from making buns and singing carols to the residents of Fieldhead Court, to helping to clean local pathways and removing graffiti. Community is central to our name and to what we represent.