Leadership Team

Mrs Katrina Kerry – Headteacher

Katrina started her teaching career at The Manor as a Teacher of Technology, in 2004. After completing her BSC Hons Degree in Design and Technology with Education at Sheffield Hallam University. Supporting teenagers throughout their education was something she has always felt very passionate about, not just with academic learning in subjects, but also with the development of the whole child, leading to them achieving success in life. Katrina has held a wide variety of Middle and Senior Leadership positions that led to her becoming the Headteacher in 2018. 

Mr Rob Gladwin – Deputy Headteacher

Rob gained a Business Studies BA Hons Degree at Hull University, once completed he worked in industry for 2 years before completing his PGCE in Business Education at Sheffield Hallam University. He now has over 25 years of teaching experience, having worked in 3 Secondary School holding a range of roles and responsibilities throughout that time and has held the post of Deputy Head since 2017. His main responsibilities include the curriculum, attendance and quality of education in the school, however he still really enjoys his time in the classroom.

Mr Chris Hudson – Deputy Headteacher

Chris studied at Nottingham University and gained a BA Hons Degree of History with American Studies. He then began his career in education as a teaching assistant before training to be a teacher via the Graduate Teacher Programme through Nottingham Trent University. He has over 10 years of teaching and has worked in 3 secondary schools holding a variety of roles including Head of Year and SENCo. Chris has taken on the role as Deputy Headteacher in 2023 for Pastoral Care, returning to Manor from being a Deputy Headteacher at another school within the Trust. His main responsibilities include attitudes to learning; rewards and recognition, behaviour, safeguarding and Alternative Provision. He still loves teaching History.

Mr Martin Cooper – Assistant Headteacher – Personal Development

Martin gained a degree in Physical Education with education and qualified teacher status from Sheffield Hallam University in 1999. Martin gained a teaching position at the Manor School in 2000 and has worked there ever since. Throughout his journey as a teacher at Manor he has held many roles and responsibilities including, school sports coordinator, gifted and talented coordinator, curriculum leader and Associate Assistant Headteacher with responsibility for the Pupil Premium strategy. Currently his main responsibilities include promoting the wider development of every child. 

Mrs Helen Corsie – Assistant Headteacher

Helen studied French and German at The University of Exeter and graduated with a Combined Honours degree in 1993. After a year working in France, she embarked on her first step to a career in education and completed her PGCE in Modern Foreign Languages at the University of Nottingham in 1995. Helen has since worked in a range of secondary schools teaching French and German to students at Key Stages 3, 4 and 5 and she remains passionate about the importance of teaching languages and giving students the opportunity to learn a language at school, just as she did.  

As her career has progressed, Helen has been able to pursue her particular interest in teaching and learning and in 2017 she completed a Masters degree in Education at The University of Nottingham. In 2020, Helen joined the Senior Leadership Team at The Manor Academy as Assistant Headteacher with responsibility for Teaching, Learning and Assessment, a role which she enjoys enormously. 

Mr Liam Woolley – Assistant Headteacher

Liam studied at the University of Liverpool and gained a BA Joint Honours Degree in English Literature and Modern History. He then trained to become a History teacher at the University of Oxford, studying for a PGCE in the subject.

Liam has now worked in 4 secondary schools since 2009, holding a range of roles including Head of History and Head of Humanities. Liam took on the role as Assistant Headteacher in 2022. His main responsibilities are for Quality Assurance and the Instructional Coaching programme.  Liam still revels in his role of teaching History.

Mrs Lauren Orr – Assistant Headteacher

Lauren has responsibilities for data, reporting and outcomes and also oversees the school’s marketing. A part of this that Lauren is extremely passionate about is promoting the opportunities and choices of disadvantaged students within our academy, with a commitment to ensure that all our students are supported to succeed and lead happy and healthy lives. She also oversees the school’s vocational qualifications in her role as Quality Nominee.

Lauren studied at The University of Sheffield where she achieved a BA Hons in Sociology. She then studied for her PGCE in Secondary Citizenship at Sheffield Hallam University. During her career, she has enjoyed completing additional qualifications that are based on the effective implementation of education research to improve student experiences. Lauren has taught Health and Social Care at The Manor Academy since 2015 and has had roles including Head of Social Sciences, Head of Vocational, and PSHE lead.

Miss Emma Rawson – Associate Assistant Headteacher

Emma studied at The University of Chester gaining a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics. She then attended Nottingham Trent University to gain her PGDE alongside working at Selston High School as a trainee teacher.

Emma started at The Manor Academy in September 2014 as a newly qualified teacher and has held several roles across the Academy including Head of Year 7, Head of Year 10, and Transition Coordinator.

In May 2022, Emma took on the role of Assistant Headteacher for Pastoral Care where her main responsibilities include overseeing behaviour and attendance.