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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 Spelling Bee

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On Tuesday, our Year 6 children held a spelling bee. The finalists were Sienna Rose Hughes, Leah Maplesden, Subhan Mustafa and Malaika Sohail. The overall winner was Subhan Mustafa!  He will represent Marland Hill at the ‘IPLCN Spelling Bee’ at Lowerplace Primary on 3rd April!  Well done to all of our finalists and good luck Subhan!


IPLCN Dance Festival

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IPLCN Dance Festival 2
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On Wednesday some of our children attended the IPLCN Dance Festival at Hamer Primary School. The children performed beautifully and enjoyed the experience. 




One of our KS2 football teams took part in a football tournament this week at the Soccer Factory. The team came third and played really well. Well done team!


IPLCN Archery Festival

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IPLCN Archery Festival 2
IPLCN Archery Festival 3
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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 FOOTBALL TOURNAMENT DECEMBER 2018 1 Here they are looking very proud of themselves!
Our football champs played superbly in the IPLCN football competition, and brought home the winners trophy!  Well done to them all.  We are very proud.

IPLCN Netball Competition - October 2018



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IPLCN School Council Day - October 2018



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Marland Hill Student Council Members went to the IPLCN School Council Day at Ashworth Valley. They spent the day making autumn frames which are hanging around the school building. We made a camp fire, drank hot chocolate and even went grass sledging. Very muddy grass sledging. A fantastic day was had by all!.

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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