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IPLCN Collaborative Company - School to School Support

IPLCN Collaborative Company - School To School Support


Marland Hill Community Primary School is one of twelve local primary schools who make up the Inspirational Professional Learning Network Community. The mission statement of the group states “Our Inspirational Professional Learning Community schools share a commitment to become outstanding establishments with the highest possible standards. We aim to provide challenge, mutual respect and positive support; reflecting, learning and developing together. Through collaboration we will exchange ideas, explore possibilities and improve from within in a spirit of trust, friendship and professionalism.”


A comprehensive annual programme of support and challenge is agreed for each academic year. The Headteachers of the ten schools work in close partnership to distribute the leadership of this support both internally and externally. In addition, through negotiation with the Local Authority from September 2013, the IPLCN schools received funding for the IPLCN Self Improving Schools System. This system is self sustaining and the schools’ ensure accountability and rigorous school improvement by utilising:


  • A team of School Improvement Professionals (Outstanding Headteachers, OFSTED, HMI, Consultants)
  • Produce an annual report that makes judgements about the four OFSTED areas –

Achievement of pupils at the school

Quality of Teaching

Behaviour and safety of pupils

Quality of Leadership and Management of the school

  • Present to an IPLCN accountability group; consisting of Heads and Governors and set targets for further improvement
  • Report to all IPLCN Heads
  • Report to the Governing Body
  • Report to the Local Authority


School development plans are reviewed and re-aligned as appropriate.

IPLCN Archery Festival

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Well done to the children that took part in the Archery Festival. We were delighted that they came second overall. Well done! 



IPLCN Dance Festival - November 2017


A number of our LKS2 children represented the school at the IPLCN Dance Festival this week.  They had a fantastic time and behaved brilliantly!  Well done to all who took part!

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IPLCN KS1 Football - October 2017


Our KS1 Football team took part in the IPLCN Football tournament and came runners up . The whole team played brilliantly.  Mr Pauley and the rest of the staff are really proud of you.

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IPLCN Netball Competition - October 2017



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IPLCN School Council Day - October 2017


Our School Council Children had a fantastic day out on 5th October at Ashworth Valley for the annual IPLCN School Council day.  Lots of schools attended this event and it was a fun packed day.  Activities included team building games, clay making and grass sledging.  New friends were made and the sun shone!