Message from the Principal and Vice Principal
Having enjoyed blistering temperatures for a few days we are now in the midst of a couple of weeks of downpours, however, we will not let this dampen our spirits as we are feeling elated today because we have completed and submitted the Centre Assessed Grades process for Year 11 and Year 13 grade allocation. This is the end point of a huge whole school effort by the students who have completed the assessments and the staff who have had to prepare, administer, mark, moderate and quality assure them over the past few weeks and months. All of this while we continue to cope with the impacts of a global pandemic.
This effort has been recognised by Chris Hill, CEO of Nene Education Trust who wrote in a letter to Manor School staff today:
“I wanted to personally thank you for your remarkable efforts this year to ensure that the teacher assessed grades for all your students have been formed with such dedication and integrity. You have, in my opinion, taken the hardest but right route to these grades by ensuring they are based on a range of evidence that truly reflects the performance of the students. This has meant that you have put in many hours over and above anything ever expected before. As you near the end of this phase of the process you will all be able to reflect with pride that you have given all our students the fairest deal available to them.”
Over the coming weeks we will publish all of the information required regarding results day organisation and appeals processes so that students and their families can make any plans that are necessary.
This week students in Years 8 and 10 have moved to different pods. This has allowed students in Year 10 to have the opportunity to use the science labs for practical lessons. Well done to all for a smooth transition.
This week we have also had Year 11 students starting their sixth form inductions. From conversations with the students and seeing some lessons, this has been extremely positive. We would like to thank Mr Carter and the sixth form team for planning such an effective transition. For any questions regarding the sixth form induction, please contact Mr Carter (email@example.com).
Over the next two weeks, Years 10 and 12 will be completing their trial examinations. This is an important stage for students to put their knowledge and skills into practice. Further details of this process can be found later on in this edition of Our Manor. We wish the students well.
As we approach the last few weeks of term, it is important that students continue to display our REACH values. As of 12pm today, we have awarded over 27,000 REACH points to students in Years 7, 8, 9, 10 and 12 which is fantastic. Looking at individual year groups, there is as little as one single REACH point difference between tutor groups, so there really is still time for students to do their bit for the leaderboards.
We'd like to take this opportunity to thank our staff. As a school we are very lucky to have great teachers and support staff. An example of this is the hard work and continued dedication of our site and cleaning teams who ensure the site is safe and clean. We will continue to work hard to improve our facilities over the coming months.
Thank you for your continued support. We wish you a fantastic weekend.
Jay Davenport, Principal, and Glenn Martin, Vice Principal