All students are assigned to a form under the guidance of a form tutor. The form tutor gets to know his/her students well and is involved in all discussions affecting them. Each form is associated with one of the four houses –
Abbey Stuart Wentworth King's
The origin of the names relates to the fact that Thomas WENTWORTH, Earl of Stafford, Minister to Charles STUART, occupied the KING’S Manor, the site of our first school in 1812. ABBEY refers to St. Mary’s Abbey, which is adjacent to the original school.
The houses provide a basis for competitive activities, e.g. gaining merits for good work or house points for taking part in inter-house games, as well as providing a social group of all ages and abilities with which the students can identify.
Responsibility for the welfare and guidance of students is taken by the following staff:
Assistant Principal: Welfare - Mrs J Atkinson
Head of KS3- Mrs M West
Head of KS4 - Mrs K Wallace
Head of Abbey House - Mr T Candlin
Head of King's House - Mr M Willoughby
Head of Stuart House - Mrs E Meijer
Head of Wentworth House - Mrs E Stephens
If parents or carers have any questions or concerns regarding their child’s progress, they should contact the form tutor in the first instance. The Heads of House work closely with the form tutors to monitor the progress of students, to identify underachievement and to encourage the more able. Parents/carers will be contacted if there are concerns about progress.
Tutors normally remain with their forms over the five years of a student’s time at Manor CE Academy.