Thursby School has subject curriculum leaders and co-ordinators. Some teachers lead more than one subject, though all teachers work together to support each other and develop their subject knowledge.
Each subject holds a central curriculum subject file where teachers self review the previous year and develop an action plan based directly on the annual schools development plan.
Leaders monitor their subject through our schools Monitoring & Evaluating timetable. This enables subject leads to have release time from class to monitor progress and evaluate gaps in learning and support teachers to aid progress and raising standards. This monitoring may take place via book looks, pupil discussions, subject audits, staff surveys, data analysis (non-exhaustive).
Subject leaders have access to continued professional development (CPD) and our knowledgeable and skilled teachers lead inhouse CPD in INSET and directed time staff meetings based on schools priorities from the schools development plan.
Effective and successful transition is vital in securing progress and raising standards with pupils. Each summer teachers meet together to discuss all pupils they will be receiving in the new academic year. Some pupils begin transition earlier when needed, which may include spending time in their new class room and teacher in the summer term.
Year 6 transition to secondary school is led by our Assistant Headteacher Mr Colombi, who liaisea with feeder schools, pupils and parents to ensure a smooth transition to Year 7. Years 5 and 6 pupils participate in our feeder schools activity days throughout the year which includes Science and Maths days alongside sports activity days.