Design at Manor High School, Leicestershire: A Second Year Project
Manor High School is a middle school in the Leicestershire plan catering for pupils between the ages of 11 and 14 years. Indeed it was one of the first to be specifically designed for this particular age range. Flexibility or organisation, allowing for modern teaching techniques, is due partly to the provision of spacious open-plan areas. The present number on roll is 650.
The Design Department consists of six main material areas and involves six specialist subject staff: Homecraft: Fabrics: Art and Graphics: Metal: Wood and Plastics: Ceramics. Each pupil in each of the three years spends approximately 1/7th of his time in the Design area. This time is divided into 5, 55 minute periods per working week (a seven day working week is in operation). There is great flexibility of organisation within the department, allowing both individual teaching groups and integration between all or part of the material areas.