Welcome from the Headteacher
Manor School is a very happy, caring and supportive school. We have a great team of teachers and support staff that work really hard to ensure that all the children make good progress. Our aim is that every child reaches their potential, and is well-equipped when they leave Manor, and are able to continue achieving throughout secondary school. We are forward-thinking and provide a curriculum that is both stimulating and challenging.
We believe that close cooperation between home and school is essential, and aim to keep parents as informed as possible about the progress their children are making, the methods we use to teach the children and ways in which they can support their children’s learning. Manor is multi-cultural – 74% of our children speak English as an additional language, and 42 languages are spoken by staff and children. We value and celebrate the diversity of cultures and religious beliefs within the school.
We have high expectations of all our staff and pupils. The behaviour of pupils is very good, and we focus a lot on developing each child’s ability to understand and improve their own learning skills. We provide many opportunities for children to involve themselves in the wider life of the school, and to take responsibility for aspects of school life.
We have worked hard to make our 3 storey Victorian building and playground as welcoming as possible. The main entrance and the landscaping have helped this enormously. We think that children learn best in a bright and stimulating environment, and to this end we place a big emphasis on high quality displays. The classrooms and halls are colourful and vibrant and clearly celebrate the excellent work that is being done throughout the school.
I have worked here for 16 years, and have been headteacher for the last 8 years. We have an excellent community feel here – with enthusiastic and responsive children and committed staff. We celebrate this by running a wide range of events designed to bring the community together. The school has made huge progress in the past few years which we are really proud of. I am looking forward to continuing to move the school forward, with the support of parents, staff and children.
I hope that you find the website informative. We have worked hard to make sure that it gives a real flavour of the school. If you have any questions about the school or would like to visit us, then please get in touch.