Manor is officially a 'GOOD' school
The Manor Academy, in Mansfield Woodhouse, is now officially a “Good” school. The school underwent a full Ofsted Inspection on 1st/2nd May 2018 securing a well-deserved “GOOD” rating for overall effectiveness and for all the 4 main categories, including Pupil Outcomes, Teaching & Learning, Behaviour and Leadership of the Academy.
The Lead Inspector stated that, “the quality of the education has been transformed since the last full inspection”. The report highlighted the highly effective leadership of Mrs Kerry who, with her leadership team, have ensured that previous weaknesses have been tackled decisively and effectively, leading to good quality teaching and learning in all subject areas, including the Sixth Form.
There was praise for the strong links built with the The Two Counties Trust and in particular the support provided by the CEO Dick Vasey in driving forward whole school improvement. The report also stressed that academy governors were skilled and knowledgeable in monitoring the academy’s performance.
The inspectors saw strong teaching throughout all the subjects and some teaching in Maths and English was described as “exceptionally strong and truly inspiring”. This was supported by pupils’ achievements and outcomes which are now judged to be good. The quality of leadership at all levels of the academy was highlighted as a strength and staff morale is judged to be high.
They commented on the strong pastoral system which is in place and the impact it is having. With support from the new Heads of Year, the Academy has worked hard to ensure good pupil behaviour, improved attendance and to promote a confident student body who feel both safe and well-supported in lessons and around school.
Dick Vasey CEO of the TTCT stated that, “the Ofsted rating of GOOD validates all the hard work Katrina Kerry, her team of dedicated staff and the students have undertaken during this last 18 months. Katrina’s appointment of Head Teacher from September 2018 underlines our commitment to drive forward and secure a truly outstanding education for all students, one in which every child who attends The Manor Academy can aspire to achieve their potential in a caring and safe environment”.