Marlwood School is proud to present ‘We Will Rock You’ by Ben Elton with music from the legendry rock band, Queen.

If you love the music of Queen, you will love this! This fun, futuristic musical will have your toes tapping and your hands clapping. Our amazing musicians, singers, actors, dancers, designers and technicians from all years have been working tirelessly to bring this fantastic show to life! Don’t miss out on a real treat. Come in your favourite rock and roll gear! Bring your friends and families!

Performances will be taking place on Wednesday July 5th and Thursday July 6th at 7pm in The Drama Hall.

  • Tickets: £6 or £3 concessions -on sale from Wednesday June 28th each lunch time, the Drama Hall
  • Cheques made payable to Marlwood School with child’s name on the back, in an envelope clearly marked with child’s name, show choice and quantity of tickets needed.

We look forward to seeing you there!

As part of the Readiness to Learn programme we are looking to enhance our Praise system. The School Council will be sending out a questionnaire to all students next week to look at ways which our students would like to receive praise. This might be through a series of graded certificates, using Praise points as ‘currency’ to purchase items from a stationery shop or events such as a celebratory tea with the Head…

Meanwhile we continue to monitor Praise and are delighted that our categories P1, P2, P3 are P4 well represented by all groups of students. An example of this is that our Special Needs students, who represent 13% of the school population, received 22% of the share of P3 awards. P3 is particularly valued because it represents excellence in learning – either a consistent effort over time or a piece of work which has equalled or surpassed a target grade.

On average staff are awarding over 800 Praise points per week and a letter to appear on the school website shortly will outline the way these are shared with students and yourselves. This week Mr Reed has written personally to a number of students to reflect on Caught Being Kind in Term 5 and excellence in lessons over the past week.

All Praise points will be totalled and fed into the House Championship score at the end of term.

Readiness to Learn is now settled and embedded in the school procedure.  We have carried out surveys with students, about how they think RtL is impacting on their learning and the response is overwhelming positive with comments such as “the people who mainly disturb the lessons have been sent out leaving the people who actually want to learn to be able to try their hardest” and “while the teacher is teaching nobody interrupts anymore”.

Responses from the students and data collected from incident logging by staff is showing a drastic drop in poor behaviour in the school.  Data shows that this has dropped by almost 50% which is very reassuring and underpins the visible signs around the school that behaviour has and is improving