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About Us

Thorntree Academy is an average sized academy in Middlesbrough. We place great pride in our curriculum and development of pastoral care for children. We focus on real trauma informed approaches with training in attachment theory, adverse childhood experiences and restorative practice leading to notable improvement in behaviour and attitudes, particularly in lessons, across school.


As a school, we have developed our curriculum offer and continue to focus on developing practices:

  • We offer a bespoke CPD package for teaching & learning through use of the Great Teaching Toolkit 
  • We Invest in CPD to improve the effectiveness of leadership and management at all levels
  • We have designed a sequential curriculum which is broad, engaging and relevant to our learners
  • Our teachers understand the principles of planning, using effective instruction and responding to pupil needs
  • We have robust assessment systems in place which have a direct impact on individual pupil performance


We are proud of our school.