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Our Aims & Ethos

Aims and Ethos

Principles and Partnerships

Equality Objectives

Aims and Ethos

We are justifiably proud of our village school with:

  • Our achievements in providing a happy, safe and stimulating place for our pupils to learn.
  • Our eyes towards the future, in preparing your children for life in the 21st century.

what the school does well: (quoted from Ofsted 2009)

  • This is a good school where pupils’ personal development and well-being are excellent.
  • Standards are above average and pupils achieve well.
  • Pupils’ behaviour and attitudes are outstanding and they enjoy coming to school because they think teachers make learning exciting.

We aim to ensure that each child achieves his or her potential:

  • Intellectually
  • Physically
  • Socially
  • Emotionally
  • To present a broad, balanced curriculum which involves all the children actively in the learning process of acquiring knowledge and skills and using these in a wide range of situations and experiences.
  • To help us fulfil these aims we encourage a school, parent, pupil partnership, believing we can achieve more with the cooperation of all parties involved.

Ethos of the school
In Marden Primary Academy everybody’s contribution is considered to be important to our positive ethos and happy atmosphere – from children, cleaners, lunchtime supervisors, secretary, support assistants, governors, teachers etc. We think of ourselves as one family with everybody helping each other to achieve their full potential. We also hope that all parents feel they can talk to staff when they need to, or are able to make appointments whenever the need arises. If there is something you wish to discuss with your child’s teacher, you are welcome ANY afternoon after school.

Principles and Partnerships

Our school is committed to the principle of ‘investing in people’ which ensures that all staff play an active role in the running and development of the school. By meeting the training needs of all teaching and non-teaching staff the provision of good education for pupils is more readily achieved.

The development of a happy, stable, caring, cultural environment, within the school is essential in producing good inter-personal relationships with peers and adults and an atmosphere conducive to study. This will hopefully develop a better understanding and sympathy in the mainstream children for those who are less advantaged than themselves.

They should also learn that discipline is necessary, especially the essential self-discipline, with a sense of personal responsibility; thus to achieve this, rules are necessary, particularly for safety and for the children to give themselves and others the opportunity to learn.

To achieve any of this, the school and home must work together in a partnership, each doing their part and supporting the other, so that the child can benefit from the united approach and not be pulled in two directions, trying to conform to two differing standards of behaviour or please two opposing wills. Lord Scudamore Academy advises that all parents read and understand our Attendance Policy

All parents receive the School’s Code of Conduct and Homework Policy which sets out what can be expected of us and what we expect in return. The signing of a contract confirms the partnership.

To develop this partnership, close co-operation, negotiation, discussion and enthusiastic involvement in school life and the support of its activities are essential.

Equality Objectives

  • To promote spiritual, moral, social and cultural development
    through all appropriate curricular opportunities, with
    particular reference to issues of equality and diversity
  • To reduce prejudice and increase understanding of equality
    through direct teaching across the curriculum
  • To narrow the gap between non-disadvantaged and
    disadvantaged pupils
  • To reduce the incidence of hostile attitudes and behaviour
    towards, and between, disabled and non-disabled pupils.
  • To ensure all children have a positive attitude
  • To promote cultural development and understanding through a
    rich range of experiences both in and beyond the school
  • To reduce the incidence of prejudice-related bullying in
    relation to the protected characteristics listed in the Equality
    Act 2010.


In addition to the knowledge and skills gained from the National Curriculum subjects, we encourage the following ‘life skills’ to be developed throughout a child’s time in our environment of care, support and security.

  • Curiosity
  • Consideration for others
  • Honesty
  • Co-operationv
  • Tolerance
  • Reliability
  • Self-discipline
  • Integrity
  • Empathy
  • Adaptability
  • Perseverance