Head Teachers Welcome

Welcome to Philpots Manor School

I am delighted to have been given the opportunity to lead Philpots Manor School as the new Headteacher with effect from September 2023.  I qualified as a Teacher in 2004 and have worked in a variety of special educational needs (SEND) schools since then and took up my first Headteacher position in 2011.

What I enjoy most about working in SEND is the opportunity to make a difference.  Every day in a special school we work to make sure that students learn, thrive and lead fulfilling and successful lives as part of their communities.

What I love about Philpots Manor School is that our values underpin everything we do.  Our values are:

  • Mutual respect
  • Compassion and kindness
  • Responsibility
  • Creativity and innovation
  • Resilience
  • Integrity

Our most recent Ofsted inspection rated us good with outstanding pupil personal development and the first line reads

‘Philpots Manor is a place that is full of kindness’

As a trauma-informed practitioner and a qualified counsellor I feel privileged to be part of this school. Each member of staff here is committed to improving our students’ lives and serving the school community. Staff support each other so that together they are resilient and enjoy working here.

As a parent, I appreciate the importance of working closely with parents and carers because they know their child best and can help us to know how to support them. Student voice is also really important to me and we are developing ways to hear from parents and students more often.

I look forward to working with staff, parents and students and playing my part in the continued success that makes Philpots Manor School the unique and special place that it is.

Gina Wagland Head Teacher 

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