Our most recent inspection noted that pastoral care is “excellent” at The Manor. The school takes a pride in being a listening school and all members of the community are encouraged to talk freely about any issue.
Form Teachers throughout the school take exceptionally good care of their pupils, teach PSHEE, lead circle times and are always available to talk to children and parents alike. At lunchtime staff eat with the children and get to know them really well.
The School Nurse is based in a comfortable and colourful room from which she dispenses any medical requirements, good advice and plenty of TLC. She takes an active role in the Year 5 and 6 PSHEE programme including drug and sex education.
Buddy Groups provide an extra layer of pastoral care in Years 3-6. All children are placed in a Buddy Group of about 8 pupils from a mix of Years 3-6 which meets four times a term. When the Buddy Group meets, the children do unusual and fun team-building activities and form new friendships with each other and a strong bond with the Buddy Teacher.
The pupils in each group are always from the same House. The group is attached to the same ‘Buddy Teacher’ for the duration of their time at The Manor.