The Manor Academy

Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom

Location: Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age range: 11 - 18 years

About The Manor Academy

Welcome to The Manor Academy, a member of The Two Counties Trust

There are many reasons to choose our school, and the Trust, as a great place to start or develop your career. We recognise the importance of happy, rewarded, and motivated employees and as such we have developed our HR and Professional Learning strategies to invest in people.

We are fully committed to supporting your career and professional growth through a range of routes both within the school, externally, and across the Trust, offering extensive professional learning for all employees.

We have removed appraisal and appraisal related progression, recognising the limitations and changed the focus from proving to improving through professional growth which is focused on individual ambitions, enabling everyone to get a little bit better all the time.

We are committed to your welfare as an employee and alongside our own wellbeing and workload management arrangements we have signed up to the Education Staff Wellbeing Charter. If you need additional support on a range of matters, an Employee Assistance Programme is available to you from day one of employment.

We offer highly competitive pay, including some points above national rate, an array of employee benefits including extensive high street retail discounts, gym membership and discounted healthcare.

There are an array of centralised systems which are designed to save you time and avoid duplication of effort, these are based on the work of experts across the Trust, meaning that your time can be focused where you need it to be.

We hope you will join us in a great environment where you can work with a team of dedicated and like-minded professionals.

Welcome from the Headteacher

Thank you for your interest in applying for the post at Manor Academy. I am delighted that you wish to find out more about our Academy and I would like to give you a clear sense of our vision and priorities.

The Manor Academy is situated within the heart of the Mansfield Woodhouse community. The academy educates children from the ages of 11 to 18, we are proud to educate 1,245 students and be a member of The Two Counties Trust.

At the Manor Academy we pride ourselves on developing our people. We want all of our staff to be enabled to thrive in their roles so they can provide excellent support to all of our children. Our core values run throughout our curriculum and make our academy a successful and enjoyable place of education.

Ambition: We maximise our potential through striving for excellence.

Teamwork: We give 100% effort, displaying kindness and humility for the benefit of all.

Honesty: We are respectfully open about our successes and areas for growth

Caring: by treating ourselves, one another and our environment with compassion, we will meet the needs of all individuals of our diverse community.

Aspire: we promote a learning environment in which students are motivated to be curious learners and are excited about the next stage of their learning journey.

Voice: we encourage everyone to share their thoughts and opinions while being sensitive to the opinions of others.

We have very low turnover of staff and pride ourselves on ensuring all staff have the opportunity professionally develop and to tap into high quality professional learning both external and that available in the Trust.

There is a lot to be proud of at Manor Academy, and the Governors along with all staff hold a common aim to work with students to ensure that the quality of provision and outcomes improves even further in the future. At Manor Academy, we are very proud of our reputation for the high standards of teaching, behaviour and academic achievement.

We have high expectations and encourage all students to meet them. All staff support the vision of the Manor Academy which is to ensure that all of our students develop their full range of talents and fulfil their academic potential regardless of their starting points.

The Manor Academy’s partnerships with specialist organisations and schools gives our students countless opportunities for unique, life-enhancing experiences. Our partnership with The Royal Ballet School, for example, means that our students get access to workshops and classes led by specially trained ballet teachers.

The facilities at The Manor Academy are second to none; we have our own sports centre, a full-sized all-weather sports pitch, an outstanding cafe offering hot and cold food, a construction centre and an engineering workshop, a hair and beauty training salon and advanced ICT facilities.

The standard of teaching and of support is first class at Manor. Sustaining these standards is my top priority.

To develop and improve the academy further we need to recruit the best staff at every opportunity. We are looking for people who are committed to improving the life choices of Manor students and who can fit the caring, professional and ambitious profile of the staff already here.

If you haven’t already, I would recommend that you visit the academy and see us in action. We are always happy to meet prospective applicants and to talk openly and honestly about the academy and the post on offer.

Katrina Kerry

The Two Counties Trust

With secondary schools across Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire, we are an ambitious Trust with a strong reputation. We have nine secondary schools, over 11,000 students and 1,500 employees.

We exist to provide our students with opportunities and experiences to enhance their life choices, making a positive contribution to the world we share. Collectively we serve our communities by educating and preparing our students for the next steps in their lives.

Leaders across the Trust are fully committed to striving for excellence in all that we do. We understand that families trust us each day with their most prized possession i.e their child, and we all are here to serve the students in our care.

Our values are:

Ambition:   We maximise our potential through striving for excellence.

Teamwork: We give 100% effort, displaying kindness and humility for the benefit of all.

Honesty:    We are respectfully open about our successes and areas for growth.

To find out more about us, please go to The Two Counties Trust website.

We look forward to welcoming you to our Trust in the near future.


It is an offence to apply for a role if candidates are barred from engaging in Regulated Activity relevant to children.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. Any offer of employment will be subject to the receipt of a satisfactory Enhanced DBS disclosure with a child barred list check, receipt of references and successful completion of vetting procedures.

In accordance with the statutory guidance Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSIE), an online search will be conducted as part of due diligence on shortlisted candidates to identify incidents or issues that may have happened, and which are publicly available online, which we may need to explore with shortlisted candidates.

The school's child protection policy can be located at:

The Trust's policy on the employment of ex-offenders can be located at:

We are a Disability Confident Employer and as such we are committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce. Candidates with a disability who meet the minimum job criteria will be given an opportunity to demonstrate their abilities at interview.

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Address: Park Hall Road, Mansfield Woodhouse, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, NG19 8QA, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1623 425100