Vision and Ethos
‘Committed to Excellence’
Values and Aims
We believe that parents are the first teachers and home is the first school. Therefore, we aim to work with parents and carers to ensure that our pupils make strong progress from their starting points in their time at our school. However, our pupils’ time here is about more than academic success, it is about developing in a holistic way and that is why we provide opportunities for our pupils to grow in confidence and to develop self-belief and independence.
Everyone at St Mark’s shares responsibility for ensuring the emotional, mental and physical wellbeing of all its stakeholders. We believe that positive wellbeing is the foundation for success and we have a designated team to support our pupils, parents and staff.
We believe in respect for the individual, for cultural and faith diversity, which is a central strand of our school’s work, and in equality of opportunity for all, to grow and flourish to be responsible citizens.
All of our staff are dedicated to ensuring that our pupils are happy, safe and that they excel in their learning. High expectations and academic rigour are valued at all stages and the classroom focus is on challenge, engagement, enjoyment, achievement and independent learning. Learning is celebrated in all its forms. We recognise that every child has skills, interests, gifts and talents and it is our responsibility to identify, develop and nurture these in order for them to achieve success. All staff are committed to helping our pupils develop and maintain high expectations and aspirations for themselves now and for the future.