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Welcome from the Principal

Dr Louise Newman

Welcome to Manor School, a proud member of Nene Education Trust

Our mission is ‘Success for All’ - within our school and Trust communities, fulfilled through our determination for raising aspirations and developing character within a positive environment. We are passionate about inspiring our students to be confident, ambitious and successful individuals.  We teach and promote our school values of Resilience, Empathy, Aspiration, Curiosity and Humanity. From these, students are able display the virtues of kindness, gratitude, self-discipline and personal responsibility.  We have the highest expectations of our students and unashamedly uphold a warm professional culture.  Within our community, students and staff are known, valued, developed and supported to be successful and happy. This ensures our students are polite, kind to each other and work hard.  We support and emulate the strong values which are nurtured at home and are explicitly taught when joining Manor School.

At Manor, we believe all students, whatever their background, have a right to access the best that has been said and thought. This includes a variety of writers, from all parts of the world, and thinkers from all the ages.  Our broadly traditional and academically rigorous curriculum ensures that students are knowledgeable enough about the world around them to transform it in the future.

We believe this knowledge is central to our students’ success and, therefore, supports their future dreams and ambitions.  At Manor School students are taught that knowledge is powerful and ‘sticky’, meaning that once students have sufficient knowledge and an understanding of how to learn, they will be able to independently build on that knowledge. Making themselves the master of their fate, being ready to lead and participate as full citizens.  We place open, meaningful continuous assessment at the heart of teaching.  Students have regular quizzes in all subjects and develop learning routines to regularly self-quiz and build up a bank of knowledge in their long-term memory.  This supports self-confidence and allows students to understand and make connections easily with new learning inside and outside the classroom.

We highly regard and encourage parental and family involvement and expect you to have high expectations of the school. We want parents and carers to play an active part in their child’s education at Manor School and to support our staff as they carry out their responsibilities. Manor School staff welcome dialogue and discussion. We are keen to create an environment where we are all working for the betterment of all our children. The goal is always that excellent behaviour and excellent learning should be second nature, not something that we work at constantly; it should simply be the way that we are. This is a state of mind that we want all our students to attain and sustain, not just at school, but for the rest of their lives. It is who we are.

I am delighted to be leading Manor School, driving a clear vision for the school and high standards for the benefit of your children. I look forward to meeting you, your child and your family and welcoming you to ours.

Dr Louise Newman