Who Should I Contact?
School and parent partnership is very important to us. If at any point you have anything you would like to discuss about your child, please do speak to your child’s teacher in the first instance. Teachers are available at the beginning and end of the school day but only for quick messages. If you want to have a more in depth conversation, please do arrange an appointment with them. We would then suggest that if you need to discuss any matter further to please then contact either Miss Woodhouse who is Head of Infant Phase or Mr Causley who is Head of Junior Phase. In the last instance, please contact either Mrs Sutton, Head of School or Mrs Bryant, Executive Headteacher. We are all here to help and our doors are always open.
Further as part of the Christian Ethos of our school we have a support network available to parents. Please see below details of members of staff and how they might be able to answer any questions and support you and your families.
When you phone or e-mail into school you will usually speak to Mrs Browne, our Receptionist. Mrs Browne will be able to direct your call, answer your questions or pass on your request to the right person to deal with it. You will find Mrs Browne in the main school reception.
Attendance and Parent Admin Officer
Mrs Leigh, our dedicated Attendance and Admin Officer, can advise and support in the following areas attendance and admissions, You will find Mrs Leigh in the school office.
Finance and Admin Support
Mrs Kennedy, our Finance and Admin Support Officer, deals with all payments made to the school for example school dinner money and payments made for school trips. Mrs Kennedy can be found in the school office. If you would like to look at our Financial Benchmarking Service information please visit https://schools-financial-benchmarking.service.gov.uk/School?urn=116342.
Lead Practitioners for Vulnerable Pupils
Mrs Samantha McDonald (Pastoral and Safeguarding Officer: Secondary)
These staff can help with: Supporting with home issues, behaviours and children who are looked after. Mrs McDonald is also a designated safeguarding lead who has direct contact with Children’s Services and the Early Help Team.
Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Co-ordinator (SENDCo)
Mrs Lauren Lambert will be able to advise on matters relating to Special Educational Needs and you can contact her via the main school office by phoning 023 8077 2968 or via e-mail at email@example.com
St Mark's Church of England School respects the privacy and work/life balance of its staff. We do not expect our staff to check or respond to email/correspondance when they are not at work, weekends or during holidays. Teaching staff will prioritise teaching activities and we cannot guarantee your email/correspondance will be read the same day you send it. Office staff emails will only be read on working days and if an email/correspondance has been sent after 16:00 on any working day, then it will most likely be processed the following working day.