Last day of school term: Friday, 19th July (at normal time)
Return to school: Tuesday, 3rd September (Yr1 to Yr6) / Monday, 9th September (Nursery and Reception)
In October 2018, Tameside Primary Academy became part of the Shireland Collegiate Academy Trust family and I feel privileged to have been given the role as Principal at this wonderful school.
My team & I aim to ensure all our children receive a high-quality education. Since the start of this academic year, we have introduced a new curriculum that both excites pupils and provides outstanding learning experiences, allowing our children to develop a love of learning. Our children are proud to wear their new uniform and say with pride that they attend Tameside Primary Academy. This year, our focus lies on improving the quality of teaching and learning, the environment, the behaviour and safety of our pupils. By making such improvements, we want to ensure that all who learn here get the best opportunities, preparing them for their life ahead.
Our aim at Tameside is to make sure our children leave the Academy with happy, valued experiences that not only focus on learning but also develop their life skills too. Every member of staff wants our children and their families to be as excited about coming to school and feel part of our Tameside family.
I am responsible for supporting teaching and learning across the school and SEND provision. I bring to the role experience from 14 years of teaching and school leadership within the Wednesbury community. I have also worked as a Specialist Leader in Education; supporting schools in Sandwell and neighbouring local authorities to develop their Early Years provision.
My role at the Academy is an exciting one and involves supporting other leaders and staff in continually developing their practice so they can be the best teachers they can be. I work within a dedicated team to ensure that all our pupils get the very best learning experiences every day, in an inclusive and engaging environment.
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 English; Phase Leader for Years 3 and 4 and work with Shireland Collegiate Academy Trust to provide a broad and engaging Extended Services that enables our pupils to partake in exciting opportunities beyond the classroom.
My role ensures the provision of English across the school is the best it can be, working with both staff and pupils to do this. I believe that literacy is the key to success in all subjects; if children can’t read or write then they will not be able to achieve their full potential. Our exciting curriculum has been designed both to create many opportunities to write across different genres, as well as to read brilliant books and other texts.
As Extended Services Lead I work with organisations such as the Birmingham Hippodrome via Shireland on creative performing arts projects with different year groups. This is a superb opportunity for Tameside children and I am so pleased to be involved.
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.