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IPLCN Collaborative Company - School to School Support


Congratulations to the children who represented Marland Hill at the IPLCN Dance Festival yesterday to celebrate dance across Rochdale. The did a lovely performance  of the Pirate Dance and received their certificates at the end. Well done !



IPLCN Collaborative Company - School To School Support


Marland Hill Community Primary School is one of ten 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 Key Stage 1 Dance Festival - Summer Term 2016


A number of our year 1 children represented the school at the IPLCN Key Stage 1 Dance Festival this week.  They had a fantastic time and behaved brilliantly!  Well done to all who took part!

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IPLCN Netball Match - January 2016


Our netball team played a netball match against Spotland school at Marland Hill after school on Tuesday. Well done to  Marland Hill for winning 11-0 over the matches they played. The whole team played brilliantly.  Mr Pauley and the rest of the staff are really proud of you.

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IPLCN Football Competition - November 2015


A number of our Key Stage 2 children represented Marland Hill at the IPLCN Schools Football Festival.


The children all did really well and even made it to the final - where we lost on penalties unfortunately.


The Children's behaviour was exemplary and was commented on by a number of people - we were very proud of them!

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IPLCN School Council Day - Sept 2015


Four of our School Council Children; Lybah, Aidan, Joshua and Emily had a fantastic day out on 30th September 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!

IPLCN Cycling Event


An IPLCN Cycling event took place at Spotland Primary school in July 2015. Here are some photos from the event.