Our school motto is “Deo Duce” (led by God) and this embodies all that we do.
Inside the entrance to Manor CE Academy, in our planners and on all our communications you will find our three aims as a mission statement. They are serving others, growing together and living life to the full and reflect the teaching of Jesus and what we aim for as a church school community.
Serving others is a core part of Christian teaching. Jesus said that he did not come to be served, but to serve (Matthew 20:28). That is still a radical claim that challenges our social order and is the model for our Christian lives. The Manor community seeks to serve others and does so in a variety of ways both inside and outside our school.
Growing together is often clear in a school, with students all developing and facing challenges together. The strong pastoral emphasis on year groups at Manor means there is cohesion and closeness within each year group and staff and students support each other as they develop. We see the whole school community growing together as we are united in common goals. Examples include the way that our students look out for and care for the SEND students in the school or how the whole school came together to fund raise for Yorkshire Air Ambulance following a student’s accident in 2016.
Finally, Jesus wanted us to live life to the full (John 10:10). The Christian faith does not set out restrictions on how we live our lives, but should set us free to be the people we were designed to be. Students have opportunities to experience all facets of life at Manor, through collective worship, extra-curricular activities, school trips and excellent teaching and curriculum.
The values we want to see developed in our young people are clearly shown throughout the bible, and are used by God to describe Himself in Exodus 34. We want each young person to be gracious, compassionate, loyal, patient, kind, forgiving and just. These values are displayed on banners in the school canteen, posters in classrooms and are in the students’ planners.
Our cross on the school wall is a clear sign of our Christian foundation and serves as a reminder of what lies at the heart of the Christian faith.