In Markethill Primary School, we strive to promote excellence in child centred education in a safe, inclusive, nurturing and stimulating environment where the dignity of all is valued and where everyone can aspire, aim, achieve and experience success.
In Markethill Primary School we:
- encourage the development of each pupil physically, emotionally, intellectually, spiritually, morally and culturally.
- are committed to ensuring that pupils experience a happy and deep learning journey, one that will promote the idea of lifelong learners.
- will promote a rich, inclusive and welcoming learning community. This school community will be committed to offering a safe, secure, caring, positive and challenging working environment in which every individual feels valued, respected, supported and happy.
- ensure that the safety, welfare and development of everyone in our school is of paramount importance.
- strive to provide an ethos in which fairness, tolerance, compassion and forgiveness permeate all relationships within the school.
- foster and encourage caring attitudes and values: self-respect, self-discipline, commitment, confidence, courtesy, good manners, a spirit of tolerance and respect for others. We believe that these are attributes that will serve the children in MPS well as they progress through school and beyond.
- aim to prepare children for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of adult life. We want to cultivate our good citizens of the future, with a responsibility and a desire to contribute to the local and wider community.
Within Markethill Primary School, the pastoral care structures are based on a shared understanding of what it means to be a safe, caring and respectful school. This shared understanding appreciates that:
- each person is unique and worthy of respect;
- the school is proactive in its approach to pastoral care and recognises that it is for the entire school community and not just for those experiencing difficulties;
- pastoral care permeates the life of the school and everyone has responsibility for this;
- pastoral care is not imposed but is a nurturing response to discerned need;
- the school can receive support and expertise from statutory and voluntary bodies in the community; and,
- appropriate resources, policies, procedures and training are provided to ensure the effective implementation of the pastoral care programme.
In Markethill Primary School we place a strong emphasis on promoting good attitudes. Every month we focus on a particular value in class. At the end of the month we have a Celebration Assembly based on the monthly value. Each class has the opportunity to lead this assembly. Our monthly values are:
Be Respectful (September)
Be Helpful (October)
Be a Good Friend (November)
Be a Good Listener (December)
Be Enthusiastic (January)
Be Loving (February)
Be Cheerful (March)
Be Honest (April)
Be Well Mannered (May)
Be a Good Sport (June)