Expectations

What is expected of your child?

At Marsden we expect a high standard of behaviour at all times. We show respect to each other and treat people and property with care. Kindness is paramount and is expected from our children, staff and families.

Discipline

The School has a formal policy on discipline which includes specific guidelines for behaviour modification. Staff will discuss behaviour concerns with parents should they arise.

KiVa Programme

The internationally succesful KiVa anti-bullying programme is taught across the Primary School and any issues are dealt with via this programme. Celia McCarthy and Christine Barlow are the KiVa teachers and any issues of bullying are referred to them. Bullying has three components:
  • Harm is meant
  • The actions are repeated over time
  • The actions come from a position of power
If you have any concerns about bullying towards or by your child please alert Christine or Celia immediately. The success rate of this programme is impressive, and by working as a team, we can help to maintain a happy school with happy children.

Boundary

The following areas are OUT OF BOUNDS, except when given permission by a staff member:
  • the terrace path in front of the main office block
  • the rear driveway from Music to the Intermediate block