Archive for ‘Leadership Team Blog’

Leadership Team Blog – Friday 12th September 2014

Head of School, Matthew Gibson It is a great pleasure to write my first blog of the new academic year, and particularly to welcome new parents to Castle Manor Academy. We aim to publish this blog every week on a Friday, with various members of the Castle Manor and Castle Partnership Leadership Teams contributing. Firstly […]



Leadership Team Blog – End of Year Reflections

As we reach the end of the school year, my first as Head of School at Castle Manor, I find myself reflecting on all that has happened during that time. Firstly, I find it difficult to actually believe that a year has passed! I think also, it would be true to say that the year […]



Leadership Team Blog – The Power of Partnership

The back end of the summer term has seen advancement being made towards joining up processes across our own community and our partnership. There has been a wide variety of events and activities where the ethos of ‘All through’ has been truly embraced. Sporting successes at KS2 place farm are noteworthy to mention. The teams […]



The Simple Things – Saying “Well Done” Head of School, Matthew Gibson

On Wednesday night we celebrated the achievement and effort of students in Years 7-10 at our Lower School Awards Evening. It was terrific to celebrate with the students who received awards and to see how well they were supported by their parents and carers. Whether it be in traditional academic subjects, sport, the arts, technology, […]



We Do It All Through – Leadership Team Blog 4th July

This week has been an enormously busy week for me and, of course, for our students across the partnership. My week began with a trip to Mersea Outdoor Activity Centre with Year 6 pupils from Place Farm Primary Academy. I went along for the first two days, before Mr Watts took my place for the […]



Leadership Team Blog – Friday 27th June

Head of School – Matthew Gibson One of the reasons I and other members of the leadership team at Castle Manor write this blog each week is to make sure that parents and other people with an interest in the school are kept up to date with the activities and achievements of the students. We […]