New student absence procedure
With immediate effect we will be using an automatic system to send a message via email to parents/carers informing them that their child is absent, with a request to contact the school urgently if you are expecting them to be in. We will continue to make calls home for unexplained absences, as well as notifying parents/carers if their child is late.
Therefore, if your child is due to be off, please follow the absence procedure by calling the absence line by 8:30am on 01933 627020 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. This should be done on a daily basis for the duration of the student's absence.
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This week saw the launch of See It, Scan It, Log It. This is our new incident reporting system which allows students to log any incidents they may have seen, and forms part of our anti-bullying campaign. We adopt a zero tolerance approach to potential bullying where it is reported, and See It, Scan It, Log It allows a safe system for victims and witnesses to report incidents they are not happy with.
This new system allows a more rapid response to be made for incidents and allows the pastoral team to more thoroughly tie incidents together where there are allegations of potential bullying.
Students access the system either by scanning the QR Code, visiting bit.ly/ManorWatch or via the Student Portal, and can be reported using either smartphones or web browsers from a computer.
Our School Photographer will be on site on Tuesday 21 and Wednesday 22 September. These photos are uploaded to our school information management system and are only used for student records. Parents/carers will receive a link to an online portal after the photographs are taken where they will be able to purchase prints of these photos if they wish to do so. As always, please ensure students arrive at school on these days in full uniform.
Would you like to help your child to navigate the virtual and real world safely? If so, join us for our ‘Friend or Foe?’ parent forum on Thursday 30 September from 6:30-8pm.
This session examines the risks young people face and offers ways of keeping safe. Led by experts in online safety and child sexual exploitation, it will provide resources, promote awareness and provide hints and tips for educating others around positive and negative relationships, peer pressure, sexual exploitation along with the use of new technologies within this arena. Refreshments will be provided.
Book your place by completing our online form:
Parent/Carer Consultation Evenings
During the 2020-21 academic year we switched all our Parent/Carer Consultation Evenings to virtual events in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. We continue to believe firmly in the relationship between home and school as a key factor in the success of students and so Consultation Evenings remain a crucial part of our educational journey.
We currently operate one Consultation Evening per year group, with an additional evening for examination groups in Year 11 and 13. This is in addition to evenings such as our Year 7 Meet the Tutor evening, our Year 7 Transition Evening, or our Information Events.
Traditionally at these events parents/carers would book appointments with their children's subject teachers and come into school for these appointments in the main hall. Our virtual replacements last year involved parents/carers booking appointments for Microsoft Teams video calls with their children's subject teachers.
We are keen to gather views of the entire school community on the operation of our Consultation Evenings and appreciate the views and comments of students, parents/carers, and staff to support us making the best decision for all. This survey will remain open until Friday 24 September at 4:00pm.
The link to the survey is as follows:
The school canteen offers a variety of hot and cold lunches for students to purchase. There are two hot meals with traditional accompaniments, a potato dish and two vegetable sides to choose from each day. The main meal costs £2 or £2.80 as part of a meal day. We also offer pasta, jacket potatos, paninis and sandwiches for our buffet meal, which cost £1.50 individually or £2.30 as part of a meal day. In both instances, meal deals include a hot or cold dessert and a small drink. There is likely to be a small price increase in 2022, but this will be announced in due course.
The current lunch menu can be downloaded below.
We will be including details in next week's newsletter of how Year 7 and 8 students can apply for a school locker. Parents/carers will be required to make a one-off, non-returnable payment to cover the hire cost for the entirety of the student's school life at Manor.
Manor Maths Challenges
In this week's blog, Mrs Radd presents a series of ratio problems for you/your child to try and solve.
Online gaming safety guide
As part of our online safety information provision for parents/carers, this week we are bringing you a guide from National Online Safety on the popular game Rocket League. Click the link below to download their poster.
Congratulations to former Manor student Tyrese A who will be starting an apprenticeship with Mercedes AMG next month. The company usually takes on post-degree apprentices, so it is a fantastic achievement for Tyrese to be starting just after he turns 18. His top overseer is Lewis Hamilton, so we'll be keeping a keen eye on his progress.
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