“We believe children can consistently surprise us…but only if we let them,” explained deputy Head Teacher, Karen Dugan. West Thornton is a primary school rated by OFSTED as ‘outstanding’ that has been on an evolutionary journey for many years: it has seen the impact of promoting independent and pupil-led learning in the school and of promoting this as an alternative to more traditional models. The school, as a learning community, believes in offering learners an environment in which they can direct and control their own learning.
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