Thank you for your interest in our highly successful and popular 11-16 school. We are fully comprehensive and currently welcome girls and boys from Oadby and the surrounding area, particularly from the residential suburbs in the south and east of Leicester.
We are proud to be in the top 1% of schools nationally for progress and the top school for attainment and progress in Leicester and Leicestershire.
Emails to all Manor High School parents and carers have been sent out today. As well as important updates, there is consideration of online learning, in definition, expectations and application. A national rethink is imminent and some form of blended online learning & assessment. The email is accompanied by a message from our CEO which sets out the position of OAK Trust schools. Here is an excerpt from Mr Powell's email: "Our prediction is that there will be a rethink nationally, when it comes to online education. First, we have to be clear about definitions. The high-quality learning at Manor High is interactive and inclusive. It challenges passivity. To replicate this online would be difficult, but a blend of this with more online teaching, learning and assessment is achievable. Second, until GCSEs follow a more online methodology, in line with assessments currently adopted by universities, we have to prepare students for written exams in traditional conditions. Third, teaching does not involve a teacher talking and instructing for a whole hour. It involves instruction, a variety of tasks, a mixture of individual, paired and group activities and frequent plenaries for summary, questioning, reflection and consolidation. Therefore, online streaming would have to allow for interaction and periods of quiet individual study. We believe that this is best achieved through a combination of our current approach with the addition of small-group tutoring or seminar sessions to allow for discussion and feedback".