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Moira Thompson

Executive Headteacher NLE

Hawthorns Community School Sunnyside Moss Campus Lumb Lane moira.thompson@hawthorns.tameside.sch.uk

Hello. I am Head Teacher of a Primary Special School- Hawthorns School in Tameside. I have been Head for 11 years. The School has been judged \\\”Outstanding\\\” by Ofsted at the last 3 Inspections.

We are committed to developing every member of our School Community, We have established a strong Coaching culture to support and promote a personalized, professional development program for our teaching staff. We were heavily involved with the Greater Manchester Challenge and we have really benefitted from working alongside other schools across the city region, Primary, Special and Secondary.

I have experience of supporting and working alongside schools across our Local Authority and as an NLE working with Schools from a different Authority. I really enjoy working in partnership with other Colleagues and believe this is very beneficial for our School.

We are also a National Support School and a designated Teaching School. Our School has developed a unique data collation and target setting tool that is helpful to track and analyse pupil performance for those children achieving at significantly below age related expectations. In addition we have developed a tool that helps us set meaningful targets that can be measured using the Progression Guidance Data Sets.

Our belief in sharing practice and learning with other schools is now embedded into our School Practice. We have developed some great partnerships that have helped us continue develop our teaching skills.