Welcome to St. Mark's CE Primary School

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Headteacher’s Welcome Statement

A warm welcome to St. Mark’s CE Primary School. We hope that you enjoy browsing our website and that you find the information you are looking for, however, the best way to fully understand how warm and welcoming we are is to come and see us in person. Please feel free to arrange a visit if you would like to.

We are an inclusive and nurturing school where pupils feel safe, happy, secure and ready to learn to achieve their very best. We recognise all pupils as individuals and their needs come first in all we do. We believe that pupils achieve their very best when school and homes work together in partnership. We are a school that strives for success at all levels, encouraging children to grow in confidence and independence as they progress through the school. The school's life is driven by enthusiasm, dedication, and a desire to succeed. We promote active and creative learning, encouraging children to embrace challenge, build resilience, and celebrate success. Our curriculum is intentionally broad, and children can participate in a variety of cross-curricular activities, as well as music, performance, and sports.

Our school’s Christian vision is at the heart of all we do at St Mark’s and is underpinned by our school values of RESPECT - Responsibility, Equality, Spirituality, Perseverance, Enthusiasm, Commitment and Trust. We aim to make a positive difference to the world we live in for ourselves and others by following the example of the Good Samaritan.

Our school motto is ‘Loving to learn, learning to love’… together inspired by Jesus’ words of “Let all that you do be done with love.” 1 Corinthians 16:14.

On 1st June 2020, St. Mark’s joined the Orchard Community Trust and work closely with a number of schools including Abbey Hulton Primary School, Etruscan Primary School, Forest Park Primary School, Kemball School, Oakhill Primary School and Watermill School, as well as the Trust’s two associate schools St. Paul’s CE Primary School and St. John’s CE Primary School.

This website is intended to let you know more about the life and work of our church school, including our Nursery class which is based in the Thomas Boughey Children's Centre. If you do need further assistance after visiting the website, please feel free to contact the school directly.

Mrs Deborah Sadler

St Mark's Online Saftety Policy

Online Safety encompasses internet technologies and electronic communications such as mobile phones and wireless technology. It highlights the need to educate children and young people about the benefits and risks of using new technology and provides safeguards and awareness for users to enable them to control their online experiences. You can download and read our policy on Online Safety here: St Mark's Policy on Online Safety.

Keeping under fives safe online (ChildNet)

Ofcom research in 2016 showed that almost 40% of 3-4 year olds and two thirds of 5-7 year olds go online. We know that children need support in these environments, to get the best out of using the internet, and there are real advantages in making sure that children are supported in their internet use right from the start. ChildNet has prepared a pdf guide for the parents of under-7s to help them think about the issues involved. You can find it here: Keeping Under Fives Safe Online.

Keeping Children Safe Online (for parents) (NSPCC)

The NSPCC have drawn together lots of advice for parents, including Being Share Aware, MineCraft Safety Advice, and how to stay safe using apps. The information can be found here: NSPCC Keeping Children Safe Online.

Parents' Online Safety Helpline (NSPCC)

Parents can also contact the free NSPCC Online Safety Helpline with questions about parental controls or concerns about a social network their children are using on 0808 8005002.

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