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Week beginning Monday 11th December - Week B

News and information

Mark Jones

Mark Jones was killed in a car crash on the A1123 on his way to work on Friday. Mark was a teacher of Film and Media Studies at St Ivo School where he had worked since September. He had previously taught at King Edward Vl in Bury St Edmunds and at Samuel Ward Academy in Haverhill.

At St Ivo we are devastated by the sudden and untimely loss of an outstanding teacher and friend. In his short time with us he made an enormous impact on all those he came into contact with.

His enthusiasm for his subject and for life was huge and infectious. His irreverent sense of humour and sheer positivity rubbed off on all those he worked with.

Mark threw himself into life at St Ivo. He brought high levels of skill to his work in Film and Media introducing many new ideas and linking us with industry professionals. He was also an excellent pianist and was playing for our production of West Side Story.

Students and staff have received access to counselling and support this week. We have opened a book of condolence and today a group of students released butterfly balloons as a tribute to reflect Mark's belief in reincarnation. We will be planning a more permanent memorial for the future.

St Ivo School is a richer place for having had Mark work with us and we miss him dearly.

Recent Awards

The school is delighted to have recently received a number of awards:

  • Living Sport Secondary School of the Year (pictured)
  • Secondary Geography Quality Mark and Centre of Excellence
  • Princes Teaching Institute Mark for Geography and Science

Year 11 Revision

Subjects are offering revision and catch-up sessions, the full schedule is now available.

Ofsted inspection report: St Ivo judged good in all areas

Following inspection in July 2016, the school is currently judged as good in all areas:

Effectiveness of leadership and management - Good
Quality of teaching, learning and assessment - Good
Outcomes for pupils - Good
16 to 19 study programmes - Good
Overall effectiveness - Good

You can access the full report here.

Email contact with staff

A reminder that staff will aim to respond to emails within 2 working days with a full response normally within 5 working days if required.