At MRA we are dedicated to providing the highest possible standard of education for your child. We are keen to work together with families, the community and a range of other agencies to make sure that all of our pupils are safe, happy and successful. We want all of our pupils to grow and develop into the best version of themselves that they can be and to be able to make the most of opportunities that come their way.
Our school values underpin everything that we do. At MRA we believe that our values provide the essential building blocks for well rounded citizens. Our values are:
Making good choices
Trying your best
These values are modelled by the adults in school and are explicitly taught to and expected of our pupils and visitors. The school values are regularly discussed with pupils at a weekly assembly and are rewarded with a series of badges, which pupils collect.
At MRA our rules are: be safe, choose kind, work hard. These rules form the basis of our approach toward the standards of behaviour we expect from both adults and children alike. It also informs our reward system. Each week, certificates are awarded to pupils and adults (nominated by pupils) under these three categories and postcards are sent home to parents/ carers.
At MRA we believe in encouraging everyone to reflect on how well they demonstrate the school rules and to identify and build on their strengths. Developing relationships is very important to us and each child is welcomed into class in the morning with a handshake from their teacher and dismissed with wishes for a pleasant evening.
Communication with Parents/Carers
Effective communication with parents and carers is something we take very seriously at MRA. Information is provided in a range of forms, including:
- Letters home
- On the website
- The weekly newsletter
- Text message
- Phone call
- Postcards home
- Questionnaires and surveys
- Parents Evenings
- Meetings, workshops and demonstrations
- Parent's notice board
- Open days and tours
- Leaflets available in the school office
How to report incidents to us
If you have a concern about anything, we are keen to hear about it. The first port of call is usually the child's class teacher. For more serious concerns, please come to the school office and make an appointment to see someone. The office staff will be able to direct you to the correct person. Concerns can also be put in writing and given to the office staff, who will pass them on.
A copy of the complaints procedure is available on request at the school office or can be downloaded from the website, if you wish to make a formal complaint. We would urge you to come and talk to us first, as we will always try to address concerns raised at an informal stage
How to see Teachers
Teachers are available informally at the end of the school day. For more formal or longer, more private consultations, please make an appointment to see a teacher, via the school office. Staff in Nursery and Reception operate an open door policy and are available at both the start and he end of the school day. They are also available during stay and play sessions, when you are invited to spend time in your child's class.
At MRA we love to read! We are lucky enough to have two well stocked libraries. At KS2, pupils visit the library during the school day and are responsible to changing their library books. At K.S 1 and EYFS pupils visit the library with their class teachers and parents can join them after school to share books.
Books are issued using a fingerprint scanner and can be taken home to share further.
Parent Voice - June 2017
Each year we ask our parents to tell us what they think about Marlborough Road Academy. We use the feedback to help us develop as a school and to help ensure that our pupils receive the best possible education.
We are pleased to report that this year, of the parents who replied, the vast majority ‘Agree Strongly’ or ‘Agree’ with each of the statements.
The survey results can be found in the downloads section on the left of this page.