5 February 2018

Penwortham Priory Academy’s Head of English for the last six years has been given a dynamic new role at the school.
Miss Thornton moved into a new senior role in Teaching and Learning at Priory last month as she looks to help to the school progress even further.
Miss Thornton has been at Priory since her trainee teacher days and was Head of English.
“I am excited about my new role and this is the next step for me,” said Miss Thornton. “I love reading academic literature and my new job is to study this for best teaching methods and looking at ways of applying it into the classroom.
“I can try it in my lessons and, if successful, disseminate it to other staff. I will be working closely with the Deputy Headteacher, Mrs Cowell, to find the best and most up-to-date ways of teaching which will benefit both staff and students at Priory.”
Miss Thornton remains as a teacher of English and is also Progress Leader for Form C8.  Mrs Gidden who joined Priory last month, takes up the position of Head of English.