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"I'm proud to work at Manchester Academy, a vibrant multicultural school which provides an inclusive holistic approach to pastoral care, ensuring all students are nurtured and supported within the school environment. 

"The Pastoral Team are extremely proactive and are always on hand to listen to our students and help them overcome any issues, they empower students to make healthy life choices and look after their mental health and wellbeing, both in school and beyond.

"At Manchester Academy we thrive on making a difference to the lives of young people!"

Cassandra Patrick

Inclusion Manager


Pastoral Care

Manchester Academy is passionate about ensuring every one of our students succeeds through a varied, challenging and inspiring education.

We are driven by the desire to continuously improve, within a caring, supportive and encouraging ‘learning community'. We pride ourselves on outstanding pastoral care, which begins prior to the pupil starting the school with very close liaison with our partner primary schools, parents and carers. 

Once a child gains a place at the school they are allocated to their Form Group where they are looked after by a team of people dedicated to their well-being, inextricably linked with pastoral care and emotional development of pupils.


Pastoral Team 

Year Director  

Each Year Director has responsibility for a year group. These are the members of staff who parents should contact to seek advice, discuss problems or raise matters of specific concern.

Form Tutors 

The first port of call is the Form Tutor who will develop a close bond with children and encourage them to be part of a team. Form Tutors have day-to-day responsibility for around 25 pupils. Their main role is to monitor a pupil’s attendance, punctuality, general well-being and to support them in activities. Parents/Carers will normally send their enquiries to their child's Form Tutor. The form tutors will normally remain with their form for the duration of their time at school.

New pupils will meet their Form Tutor and other children in their class on a Transition Day prior to joining the Academy in July of the year of admission. This year's Transition Day will be held on Thursday 6th July. All of the local primary schools are invited to send their Year 6 pupils to us on this date. All new starters in Year 7 are also invited to join us for a Summer School which we are running this year from Monday August 21st until Friday August 25th

Pastoral Support Workers

Working alongside pupils and staff, our Pastoral Support Workers provide significant motivation for many of our pupils, and support them in their attendance and with academic and social issues.


Students are regularly rewarded for good work, helpfulness and excellent attendance, effort etc. Our aim is to encourage them in every way possible to achieve targets and ultimately success. Rewards come in many different forms such as merits (which can be exchanged for prizes), praise, postcards, certificates, vouchers and trips.

Student Timetables

Every student will have an individual timetable, showing subject names, teacher names and room numbers for each period. Staff spend the early weeks of every September directing children around the building and making sure that no one gets lost! 

Teacher Reports

There is regular contact between the academy and home, and parents receive full and interim reports in addition to parent consultation evenings.

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