We believe in serving God and the community through the love of Christ, celebrating diversity and achievement, enabling creativity and raising self-esteem. We strive to provide quality learning experiences through a partnership that values Governors, parents, children and staff alike.
We are very proud to be a Voluntary Aided Church School, and our Christian ethos of support and high expectations permeates everything we do. We use the Guildford Scheme of work as a framework for RE planning and teaching. You can see our curriculum overview, if you click here.
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We have introduced Christian Meditation daily in school. we use these positive affirmations in our sessions. Click here to read more information. which explains a little bit more about this special time in the school day. Please take a look at our powerpoint presentations below and if you would like to see a session in action, please arrange this via the school office.
It is a legal requirement for all registered pupils (apart from those whose parents exercise the right to withdraw) to “each day take part in an act of Collective Worship.” All acts of worship in Church Schools must be Christian in character, although it is very important to draw comparisons with other religions and cultural traditions. All assemblies should seek to develop children’s understanding of the Church and the role it can play in their lives; to develop their understanding of a Christian moral code and how it applies to them and all in our community; to teach about God’s love and to empower our pupils to feel that they have a special place in God’s Kingdom.
We use the Diocese of Leicester's Collective Worship guidance as a basis for our worship and adapt it to meet the needs of our community. A link to the scheme can be found by clicking here.
Above all, Collective Worship at St Mark’s is sensitive to the needs and backgrounds of the community we serve.
We are very proud of our links with St George's Church in Kemp Town, and the children enjoy our celebrations in the church and Father Andrew's visits to the school!