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Local Support Networks

Family Action

Contact Millom Children's Centre for any advice or support for children and families. The centre operates a rolling programme of activities for children and parents. Drop in any time for information. No need for appointments. 

Millom Children's Centre

Lapstone Road


01229 777592

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Partnership of Millom Schools (PoMS)

Thwaites School is part of the Partnership of Millom Schools. The purpose of this group is to work together to support each other and facilitate the highest outcomes and aspirations for our pupils, parents, staff and wider communities. 

PoMS Aims:

To identify and share expertise, strengths and resources to improve provision and raise educational standards.

To develop mutual trust, respect and understanding of the work and contribution of each individual school to the experience of learners. 

To promote collaboration amongst all staff and learners across the partnership of schools.

TO provide support to individual headteachers and develop leadership across the partnership of schools.

To ensure effective communication of local information to parents and provide support for families in need. 

To take advantage of opportunities to achieve 'best value for money' when sourcing supplies and services.

To devise collaborative projects that impact upon pupils' learning and give them opportunities to meet before transitioning to the next stage of their education.

To increase the opportunities to extend and enrich the school curriculum.

Who PoMS Are

The Partnership of Millom School consists of 8 schools within Millom and the surrounding areas.

What PoMs Do

Headteachers for these 8 schools meet every half-term with a thorough and diverse agenda. On occasions, this includes visiting speakers who contribute to the support and improvement process.

School Nurse

Thwaites School is well-supported by our own school nurse - Karen Hirst.

Karen is on-hand to support all aspects of health and wellbeing and is a direct link to health services for the children and families of our community. Please contact school for more information.

SEND Coordinator

Thwaites School is also well-supported by our own Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Coordinator - Sarah Morton.

Please contact school for more information.