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Behaviour at Marston Vale Middle School

At MVM we prefer to concentrate on rewarding good behaviour but we are also quick to deal with behaviour which is not conducive to the positive learning community we wish to create.

We expect pupils to be ready, respectful and responsible in each lesson. Students may receive break, lunchtime or after-school detentions for failing to meet the standards of MVM, usually run by departments or Year teams. Members of the Senior Leadership team hold after school detentions from 3.30 pm - 4.30 pm every day for those who have not responded to previous consequences.

The school takes rewards and consequences very seriously and we expect parents to support the school’s decisions with regard to the use of both.


Attendance at Marston Vale Middle School

It is through good attendance that pupils maximise their full potential, enhancing their life chances for the future. Missing school means missing out on learning and this can have an impact on a child’s development and attainment. There is a strong statistical link between attendance and attainment.

The law states that children of statutory school age who are on roll at a school or academy must attend regularly and punctually. Regular attendance is important, because it is the best way of ensuring children make the most of the educational opportunities available to them.

If your child is unwell or unable to attend school, please call our absence line on 01234 768224 by 8.45 am on each day of absence.

Attendance is important:

=Number of days absent

Approximate number of weeks

= Number of lessons missed

90% 19 Days 4 Weeks 95 Lessons
85% 29 days 6 Weeks 145 Lessons
80% 38 Days 8 Weeks 190 Lessons


Successful learning thrives when pupils feel safe, confident, respected, valued and intrigued.

From the moment a child obtains a place at Marston Vale Middle, the process of supporting them to become a successful learner within a nurturing environment begins.

On entering the school, all students become members of a form group comprising of students of the same age who are all experiencing the same stage of their education. Their form tutor will maintain an overview of each child’s academic and personal development.

The form tutor is responsible for the pastoral care of each student and is supported in this role by a Head of Year and Pastoral Support Workers. The services of the School Nurse are also available to further ensure that every child is happy and well looked after. We believe in creating a caring and supportive environment in which pupils are confident ambitious learners.

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