School Day Closures
Thursday, 12th December 2019: Polling Day
Monday, 6th January 2020: Staff Inset/Training Day
Monday, 20th April 2020: Staff Inset/Training Day
On behalf of the Shireland Collegiate Academy Trust I feel delighted and proud to introduce myself as the Principal of Tameside Primary Academy. We are a large, predominantly 3-form entry school, with high expectations and a new ambitious senior leadership team.
I joined the school in September 2019 as Principal, almost a year after we became a part of Shireland Collegiate Academy Trust. The progress made in school in conjunction with the Trust has so far been excellent. We will not stop there though. We aim to be outstanding as we strive to give every child an education that prepares them to be lifelong learners.
I am passionate about teaching and learning and believe that our E3L curriculum mirrors our school ethos of Excite Explore Excel. This ensures that all pupils of the Academy are engaged in exciting learning where they can achieve. This will, in turn, give our pupils the skills that they need to succeed in the future.
Our mission is to create a learning climate and ethos that is stimulating and interesting, and will provide learning experiences and teaching that the children will love. We want our children and their families to be excited about coming to school and feel part of our growing Academy.
I joined Tameside Primary Academy in January 2019 as Vice Principal and Designated Safeguarding Lead. The safeguarding and welfare of our pupils is of paramount importance and drives all aspects of our work at Tameside Primary Academy. It is my responsibility to make sure that all pupils can thrive in a safe environment and I work with families to ensure pupils attend regularly and are punctual. By doing so, this enables them to benefit from the high-quality provision we offer. I also lead on behaviour, working alongside other senior leaders and all staff to make sure that pupils have as high expectations of their own behaviour as they do of their learning, whilst also ensuring that our rules are followed. Finally, I am responsible for inclusion and work alongside all staff to ensure all our pupils can access our high-quality curriculum so that they can thrive and flourish.
I became part of the Tameside team in November 2018 and I am very excited to have joined at such a pivotal and important time. I am responsible for KS2 Performance, High Attainers and am Phase Leader for Years 5 and 6. I am passionate about ensuring that every child reaches their full potential. I am currently in my 9th year of teaching and have taught and lead Year 6 and Key Stage 2, across three schools within the West Midlands, for a large proportion of my teaching career. I very much enjoy the pressures and challenges of teaching and leading Year 6: ensuring the children are able to make accelerated progress, achieve their potential, as well as preparing them to leave here ready to take on their next challenge at Secondary School. At Tameside we believe that the children should receive the stimulating and enriching curriculum they deserve and with the support of the Shireland Collegiate Academy Trust, I know that this will absolutely happen.
I have been part of the team since September 2015 and am the Assistant Principal in charge of SEND. My role ensures the provision of SEND across the school is the best it can be, working with both staff and pupils to do this. I manage and co-ordinate the well-being, learning and education of all SEN children at Tameside to ensure all pupils make superb progress. Our exciting curriculum has been designed to create many opportunities to explore and excel which enables all children to access the learning. In addition to being the SENCO, I also teach in Year 6 and ensure that the secondary school transition runs smoothly. I love the challenges of Year 6 and seeing the light bulb moments when children understand. I am an enthusiastic leader who is passionate about making a difference to children. All our children at Tameside can and will succeed and I am delighted to be part of the team that will make it happen
Hi, I am Mrs Dhanjal and I am proud to be an Assistant Principal at Tameside Primary Academy. I joined the school in November 2018 and am responsible for the attainment and progress of children in Key Stage 1. I also lead Phonics; part of my role is preparing children for the Phonics Screening Test in Year 1 and the SATs in Year 2. Furthermore, I am Phase Leader for Years 1 and 2. Being the Key Stage 1 leader, I support staff and children to be the best that they can be. I strongly believe that the school years are meant to be the best years of your life, so it is our job as teaching professionals to ensure that all children are immersed in an enriched curriculum where they are excited to learn, have lots of opportunities to explore and are given the right tools to excel. At Tameside, I strive to make our pupils achieve their full potential and prepare them for the next stage of their academic and personal journeys.
Hello, I am Mrs Highfield and I am the Assessment Lead and Technology for Learning Lead here at Tameside Primary Academy. I’m an experienced teacher and leader, having taught across all key stages. I joined Tameside in November 2018 and it is a privilege to help lead Tameside on its journey. I believe that Assessment is vital for our school to demonstrate how much the children are progressing in their education. With the help of technology, progress can be enhanced even further. It is my role to ensure that the pupils and staff at Tameside have the digital skills they need to learn and teach successfully. Preparing our children to be successful in 21st Century means equipping them with relevant technological skills so that they can be aware of the benefits and risks that come with using technology both in the world of work and for learning.
I have worked at Tameside since June 1994 and became the Business Manager 2012. I enjoy my work and have a good administration team that support the school in many different ways. I manage the Academy budget and ensure best practice is always a priority in everything we do. There is nothing more rewarding than seeing the Tameside Academy grow and develop with the support of the Shireland Collegiate Academy Trust and seeing the children and families benefit from the changes.