What is a Learning Community?

A Learning Community is a group of people who share common academic goals and attitudes and who meet regularly to collaborate on learning and teaching and the work of the school.

St. Mark’s Primary School is a member of the St. John Ogilvie Learning Community. Our Learning Community consists of six associated Primary Schools and one High School.

We belong with our colleagues in

St. Blane’s Primary School

St. Cuthbert’s Primary School and Nursery Class

St. John Ogilvie High School

St. Joseph’s Primary School and Nursery Class

St. Ninian’s Primary School

St. Peter’s Primary School

We enjoy working together to challenge and support the education of all of our children. The Head Teachers meet monthly and the teaching staff are encouraged to meet with their colleagues from the other schools to share ideas, training, resources and classroom practice.

We also provide opportunities for our pupils to meet e.g. Pupils from St Joseph’s and St. Blane’s joined with us for our World of Work Day and the Staff of St. Peter’s joined with us when we worked on Food Technology training in the Healthy Eating Bus. Most recently, we met in August for teachers to share standards and ensure that we have a shared understanding of assessment and moderation of the Curriculum in Numeracy and Literacy.

We value our Learning Community colleagues very much and happily work together to ensure the best for all.


Thanks for the question Mr Murphy.