Manor Academy is Back on Track

The Manor Academy’s recent visit from Ofsted to carry out a monitoring inspection has yielded a report that confirms that the school is well and truly back on track.  Indeed, the Inspector stated that:  “Leaders and managers are taking effective action towards the removal of special measures”.

With an emphasis on quality of teaching, and looking specifically at English and Maths, the report states that:  “Teachers are skilled in planning activities that meet individual needs well and ensure that all pupils are involved in their learning…”, and goes on to comment that: “Strong teaching is enabling pupils in Year 7, who joined the school without achieving the expected standard in English and/or Mathematics by the end of Year 6, to catch up quickly.”

Principal of Manor, Donna Trusler, said of the report:  “Our recent, extremely positive, Ofsted monitoring visit report accurately depicts the significant strides forward the Academy has made since March 2016 and is testament to the hard work of staff, both at the Academy and at the Two Counties Trust. The continued strong support from our governing body, parents and community has enabled changes to be made, within a short space of time, that have had a hugely positive impact on our students. We will continue to work tirelessly, with the support of our colleagues at the Two Counties Trust, to effect further improvement and ensure that the needs of all of our students are well met.”

The report also comments that: “The school continues to benefit from good quality support from the trust,” that being the Two Counties (Multi Academy) Trust that the school joined back in September.  Dick Vasey, Chief Executive of the Two Counties Trust, said:  “I am delighted that Manor are already seeing the benefit of some significant changes that have been implemented in the school within what is a relatively short space of time, and I look forward to supporting them further as part of the Multi Academy Trust. I am confident that the school will continue to go from strength to strength and that the students will benefit in terms of improved provision and outcomes.”

Ofsted report 21 April 2017