Welcome to The Marlborough Primary School. The Purpose of these web pages is to provide a general introduction to our school and its day to day operation. The period of time in a child's life, which is spent in Primary Education, is one of great change and growth and we feel privileged to be sharing this time with you and your child. At Marlborough we are totally committed to the highest standards by recognising and developing the individual talents of each child. This takes place against the background of a caring, ordered community with sound traditional values.
As parents you will be welcomed into the school at any time since we believe that the interests of your child are best served by a sound partnership between parents and teachers.
May I wish you and your child a very happy and fruitful association with Marlborough School.
Aims and Objectives
Our principle aim is to develop self-confident and enterprising children who are capable of applying their knowledge and skills to the benefit of themselves and others. This development of children is reflected in the development of all involved in the life of Marlborough School, where it is our aim to foster a concept of partnership. The aim is for all of us, in whatever role, to work as a team to provide a secure, caring and stimulating environment which encourages children to grow and learn, developing courtesy, consideration and understanding of others.
We aim to make our school a place where it is safe to be wrong.
The underlying aim of the school is to develop each child's desire and capacity to learn within a caring, and learning community. To this end, our objective is to develop the self-confidence of each child to enable them to take the next step beyond certainty and thereby enable them to apply their solution of an ever-increasing range of problems. In this way each child learns to take their place as valued and contributing members of society. To foster these aims we seek to make our school a place where it is safe to be wrong. In all areas of school life, be it within the classroom, at play, on the sports field, in playing a musical instrument, singing in the choir or in social gatherings the aim is excellence and craftsmanship in all endeavours.
The School Curriculum includes all requirements of the National Curriculum but it is much broader and richer than just meeting National requirements.
The teaching style of the school reflects traditional well-proven techniques blended with the latest in educational thinking. We firmly believe that skills are taught, not caught, and thus class life will include full class, group and individual assignments, the style of teaching and classroom Organisation varying from teacher to teacher and from class to class.
Marlborough School follows Cheshire Education Committee policy on Punishment in Schools. This means that corporal punishment does not have any place in Marlborough School and each child is encouraged to behave with care and consideration for others.
In the case of misdemeanours or poor behaviour the first level of action will be discussion between the child and teacher or Head teacher followed by a verbal warning where necessary. Depending on circumstances this may be coupled with a variety of sanctions including loss of playtime, games times or even computer time for example. More serious breaches of discipline will involve discussion with the child and his or her parents to discuss the problem and to establish a common approach to a solution.
A more detailed code of conduct approved by the Governing Body may be seen upon request to the Headteacher.