As an experienced teacher, teaching in a large State Secondary School in North Manchester for over six years I can safely say that all children are both challenging and rewarding, 'some more so than others'. As teachers and indeed as parents we should all expect our children to make mistakes, and to attempt to find intuitive ways around avoiding work and accountability. As professionals and parents it is our role to guide, correct and adjust social and academic behaviour in an understanding and patient manner. Nobody likes to hear the word 'no' least of all children, however if the reasons why the decision has been reached are explained than even though the response still might remain unpopular perhaps the child can understand and appreciate why this decision has been reached.
I am extremely proud of our children and feel extremely protective over them. I can take them anywhere and I know that they will represent our school with warmth, politeness, dignity and respect.
Mr Jonathan Harrison B.A (Hons) PGCE
"Everyone is nice and we feel protected". Ofsted (Boarding, June 2011)
Most children "feel comfortable enough to speak directly to the Headteacher in the knowledge that they will be listened to." Ofsted (Boarding, June 2011)
"We were delighted with Calum's GCSE results. Thanks to Moorland's support he has become a confident, successful young adult." Nesta Shaw (Parent)
"As soon as she started at Moorland, our daughter regained her happy outlook on life. Thank you." Jackie Cooper (Parent)