Executive Headteacher’s Welcome Statement
Welcome to St Mark’s CE Primary School website. Our website is intended to let you know more about the life and work of our church school, including our Nursery class based in the Thomas Boughey Children Centre. Our mission statement, ‘Loving to Learn, Learning to Love’ is at the heart of all we do and is underpinned by our School Values of Respect, Responsibility, Equality, Spirituality, Perseverance, Enthusiasm, Commitment and Trust. In April 2016, the school had a Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools and was judged to be OUTSTANDING.
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 home work in partnership.
On 1st June 2020 we 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 the Executive Headteacher of both St Mark’s CE Primary School and Etruscan Primary School, we share one Local Governing Body.
We hope that you enjoy your visit to our website and that you find the information you are looking for. Please feel free to contact the school directly with any queries you may have.
Mrs. Michelle Johnstone, Executive Headteacher
St Mark's E-Saftety Policy
E-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 e-safety here: St Mark's Policy on E-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)
23rd January 2022
The deadline for applications for Nursery places for 2022/23 is on Monday 31st January 2022.
17th January 2022
Details on Women’s Peacemaker Project Workshops and weekly Group Meeting for Women and Girls.
16th January 2022
You are invited to join our Parental Safety Net – Keeping Children Safe Online live webinar on Wednesday 26th January at 5.30pm.
Here is our January 14th, 2022 school newsletter to read and/or save.
5th January 2022
Please click on the following to read/save Orchard Community Trust’s current brochure.
17th December 2021
We hope you enjoy these festive tunes and they help you get in to the Christmas spirit! Merry Christmas from all!
Please click on the following to watch our 2021 Key Stage 1 Nativity play.
Here is our December 17th school newsletter to read and/or save.
29th November 2021
Here is our November 29th school newsletter to read and/or save.
12th November 2021
Here is our November 12th school newsletter to read and/or save.