In­spir­ing stu­dents to fu­ture suc­cess

Bath Chronicle - - OPINION -

St Mark’s School, a co-ed­u­ca­tional sec­ondary school in the heart of Bath, seeks to in­spire stu­dents for fu­ture suc­cess by de­vel­op­ing con­fi­dence, am­bi­tion and independence, whilst en­cour­ag­ing a strong sense of adventure. We achieve this through: • high qual­ity teach­ing de­liv­ered as a re­sult of a pro­gramme of con­tin­u­ous im­prove­ment • our dy­namic cur­ricu­lum, with op­por­tu­ni­ties for all types of learn­ers • our ca­reers pro­gramme and ex­ten­sive en­rich­ment op­por­tu­ni­ties • a Chris­tian ethos which en­cour­ages our young peo­ple to thrive as prin­ci­pled, well-rounded young men and women • a nur­tur­ing and car­ing pas­toral sys­tem that pro­vides sup­port and guid­ance for all our young peo­ple Since his ar­rival at St Mark’s in Septem­ber 2014, our head­teacher, Barn­aby Ash has laid the foun­da­tions for a new and ex­cit­ing stage of the schools’ fu­ture de­vel­op­ment. The cat­a­lyst for change has been a new, dy­namic and deeply com­mit­ted senior lead­er­ship team who have driven in­no­va­tion and change within cur­ricu­lum, teach­ing and learn­ing and pas­toral as­pects of the school. This work was in­te­gral in the school achiev­ing its best ever set of GCSE re­sults in 2017. Due to rapidly im­prov­ing con­fi­dence in the school from the lo­cal com­mu­nity and as a re­sult of de­mo­graphic changes in the city of Bath, the student pop­u­la­tion is pro­jected to in­crease dra­mat­i­cally over the next five years, with the school tak­ing in its first bulge year group in Septem­ber 2018. The gov­ern­ing body and school staff are com­mit­ted to the school’s growth and the op­por­tu­ni­ties it brings to our fo­cus on ex­cel­lence in ed­u­ca­tion.

Head­teacher Barn­aby Ash cel­e­brates this year’s GCSE suc­cess with stu­dents at St Mark’s

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