Parent Partnerships

“96% of our parents/carers stated that the would recommend St Mark’s School to other parents.”

Ofsted Parent View, June 2013

We look to parents as our partners in the education of their children. The more closely we can work together with them, the greater the benefit will be for the student. We ask parents for their support in helping to maintain the standards required as a school that is striving for excellence.

There is an excellent newsletter which goes home by student post and is posted on our website. There is also a Parents’ Forum which meets once a term in the school. This is open to all parents and is an excellent opportunity for parents to meet members of the Senior Leadership Team and discuss and explore issues of general interest.

In Year 7 there are several opportunities for parents to come in to meet tutors and teachers to discuss the development and progress of their child. This is to help parents adjust from their experience of primary school where there is generally more regular contact with staff. After Year 7, there is an annual Parents’ Evening as well as an Options Evening in Year 9. An annual survey of parental views is an important element of our self-evaluation. This is invaluable in our on-going commitment to provide an outstanding education.

Parents are welcome to come to the school at any time to discuss the progress of their child. We do ask, however, that an appointment is made in advance. If there is a pressing concern, we will always try and meet parents without an appointment but this is not always possible. An excellent way for parents to take part in the life of the school and contribute to the education of their children is to join the St Mark’s PTA. The PTA organises and supports many fundraising events and contributes a great deal to the welfare of the students.

For more details please contact the PTA at St Mark’s School.