St Mark’s Church of England School is a Voluntary Controlled Primary School within the Parish of Bredbury and Diocese of Chester. It is administered by Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council. It was founded in 1850 and still occupies the original site although the buildings have changed.
WHAT IS OUR CORE PURPOSE?
St. Mark’s Church of England Primary School is a happy and vibrant community with Christian values at its centre. We are committed to nurture and celebrate the varied talents of all our children and to enable them to achieve the best
possible progress, whilst preparing them for life and the challenges they will meet.
Our school values and ethos:
Our caring ethos: The organisation of our school and its environment created by our staff is designed to help all our children feel happy and secure. This enables our children to make excellent progress across their time at St. Mark’s.
Our high standards: We strive to achieve the highest possible standards of achievement and behaviour for all children.
Our focus on life skills: Our core philosophy is to prepare children for their future life and we believe that to do this we need to support children to develop 6 core skills—resilience, responsibility, responsiveness, relationships, reflectiveness and resourcefulness—know at St. Mark’s as the 6 R’s.
Our inclusive ethos: We treat each child as an individual, providing a curriculum and expectation that matches to their individual need—this includes ensuring challenge for the most able as well as supporting and stimulating the least able.
Our School aims are:
- To have high expectations of all our children, particularly with regard to behaviour.(responsibility, reflection, relationships, responsiveness)
- To work as a team towards our shared goals – with colleagues, children, families,
- governors and the wider community. (relationships, responsibility, resourcefulness)
- To provide a well managed, safe environment in which our school community can learn, play and grow.(resourcefulness, responsibility, responsiveness)
- To provide
high qualityteaching to meet the individual needs of all our children, within a broad, balanced and creative curriculum. (resourcefulness, responsibility, reflection)
- To focus on how we learn as well as what we learn, particularly the ability to self-assess.(resourcefulness, responsibility, relationships, resilience, responsiveness, reflection)
- To promote responsibility and initiative within our school community. (responsibility, resourcefulness)
- To help our children to develop spiritual and cultural understanding.(relationships)
- To promote moral principles such as truth, respect, tolerance, caring for others.(relationships, reflection)
- To provide a curriculum that supports keeping safe, staying healthy, enjoying and achieving, contributing to the community and social and economic well-being.(responsibility)
- To actively encourage strong home-school links. (relationships, responsiveness, responsibility)
- To provide an ethos that helps to develop self-confident,
well motivatedchildren with a high self-esteem and a love of learning. (reflectiveness)
- To provide many opportunities for
playto enable the children to develop socially and emotionally and practice the skills of communication, sharing and friendship. (relationships, resourcefulness, responsiveness, responsibility)
Parents and Community – Working Together
Parents contribute greatly to
We have a Parent Forum that meets regularly and
“I was overwhelmed by the children’s work”
“St. Mark’s is a lovely, happy and relaxed environment.”
“Melody seems to be a much more confident child since going to St. Mark’s”
“When I visited, all the children were very well behaved”
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