Hi, my name is Mrs Manley and I am George Street’s Acting Deputy Headteacher. It is an absolute privilege being Acting Deputy Head at such a forward thinking school, where the well-being of all pupils is paramount. Every day I get to witness just how fantastic the pupils of our school are, how they value everything and everyone around them, show how confident and independent they can be and who are not afraid to take risks. Every day is most certainly different but it is always magical.
I am also honoured to work amongst such amazing and dedicated staff, always going above and beyond for the children we teach.
After teaching from Nursery to Year 6 for the past 18 years I am currently lucky enough to be able to go into all year groups to support teaching and learning. Celebrating the achievements of all children is something I am very passionate about and truly believe that listening to the voices of our children will make for an exciting and authentic education. I also believe that a close home/school relationship is vital and pride myself on making myself available to parents as much as possible.
Not only am I a teacher but I am also a mum of three children who like to keep me busy out of school hours. I am a ‘dance mum’ quite a number of times during the week (I’m not the dancer, that would be my daughters) and have gained the title of ‘Mum’s Taxi’. Spending time with my family is very important as well as keeping active. Camping is a favourite hobby of ours where we walk, pick fruit and generally barbeque every night for tea.
Being a teacher is the career I chose at a very young age and I am proud to say that I am living my dream!