School should be a positive place for everyone – not only the pupils but the staff too. We provide the right training, management and support to help our valued teaching teams to do what they do best.

Celebrating unique strengths

Each member of our team has a particular set of skills, interests and talents. We encourage these to be utilised for the benefit of our pupils, for example through extracurricular activities and clubs.

A culture of collaboration

Our staff and departments work constructively together to develop and deliver Manadon Vale’s curriculum and to help our school operate as one harmonious whole. This cooperative spirit is essential to our success.

Support and resources

It’s vital that every member of our staff is given the backing they need to perform at their best. We make sure that happens through regular training, supportive management and providing effective teaching resources.

Shared vision and values

Our staff are guided by the Manadon Vale values and our overall vision to take every opportunity to be the best that we can be. These ideas are passed down to our pupils and help bond us all as one positive school community.

What our staff say about Manadon Vale

"We are a lovely, happy school, we offer lots of support and help develop the skills the children need for as they progress on in the school."

Sarah Cavanagh
Pastoral Support Worker

"Join the family, you’ll never regret it! My child loved every second of her time at Manadon."


"Manadon Vale Primary School is a very special place as we truly put the children at the heart of everything we do. All our staff work incredibly hard to create the loveliest of learning environments for our children based on trust and respect."

Heather Coulton
Class Teacher

"Watching the children enjoy their learning, which is often created by the staff camaraderie and fun learning environments. Everyone works together to ensure children can access the best learning opportunities available to them."

Tom Lavis
Chair of Governors & Parent

"I would say they won't find a more committed, passionate and loyal staff in any other primary school in Plymouth. Staff always support each other to ensure the best outcome for every individual."

Julie Butcher
Class Teacher

"I enjoy getting to work with all the children and help them to be the best they can be. I enjoy doing STAR group each playtime and getting to develop the children's social skills and confidence."

Sarah Cavanagh
Pastoral Support Worker
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