Care, guidance and support
St. Mark’s is a faith-based community and students are encouraged to explore what this means and what implications there are for their actions. St. Mark’s strives for an environment where high standards and excellent behaviour and relationships are prevalent. All students are part of a vibrant House system, involving a House Co-ordinator and Coach. The Academy Chaplain is available to all students for advice, guidance and support.
Students have daily contact with their Coach – they will discuss their development, commitment and academic achievements as each term unfolds. The House Co-ordinator and Coach typically remain with a student for five years, providing a level of care that allows students to flourish.
There are many other ways in which students may receive additional support from a full range of staff working in our ‘Inclusion Team’. There are specialist literacy and reading support programmes with a team of specialists to support students who speak English as an additional language (EAL).
Our Student Services area is dedicated to assisting students with their daily queries, well-being and any challenges they may be facing in school, or at home. Outside agencies provide additional services such as...
My Voice - mentoring services for young people.
On Track - additional intensive support for Key Stage 4 students to keep them motivated and on target to achieve their potential.
Catch 22 - Drugs and alcohol counselling (on request).
Careers Guidance - post-16 careers information, advice and guidance.