AT OUR SCHOOL... we believe with A PROUDER WAY learners can achieve anything. Through promoting the values expressed here our young people not only succeed academically but also socially, spiritually and culturally.
Martin High has a strong community ethos where each learner is part of a caring school community. What this means is that learners are able to access layers of support for both their academic and pastoral needs. We recognise that starting a new school can be both exciting and a little daunting but our transition programme ensures that learners feel confident in their school environment at the start of the academic year.
We pride ourselves in knowing every individual; which helps to ensure that everyone is successful and happy during their time at MHS. Central to our beliefs as a school, every learner has the right to good quality teaching; an aspirational environment, educational opportunities and a close knit school community here a sense of ‘real’ belonging leads to everyone achieving. Here at MHS we want your five years with us to be challenging, exciting and filled with achievement. We look forward to meeting you all and welcoming you into our school.
We are constantly looking to review and improve our parent-teacher communication and collaboration at the Martin High School. We truly believe that we can make the difference to your child’s progress by working closely together with you as a parent or carer.
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We are an 11-16 Academy, offering an exciting and inspiring curriculum to all our learners. Our school is a unique place, where relationships between staff and students lead to a lifelong love of learning. We pride ourselves in knowing every individual; which helps to ensure that everyone is successful and happy during their time at MHS. Central to our beliefs as a school, every learner has the right to good quality teaching; an aspirational environment, educational opportunities and a close knit school community here a sense of ‘real’ belonging leads to everyone achieving. Here at MHS we want your five years with us to be challenging, exciting and filled with achievement.
At The Martin High School KS3 pupils have 4 lessons of English a week.
This gives us the opportunity to explore a massive scope of texts, skills and possible approaches. We as a department are passionate about teaching our pupils to read and write to a high standard, to communicate successfully, and to appreciate and enjoy the richness, diversity and beauty of the English language. Our aim is, where possible, to cater for the needs of the individual student. We make our lessons accessible to all and as enjoyable and up-to-date as possible using entertaining resources.
We seek to give each pupil the necessary skills in reading, writing, speaking and listening which will equip them for a society that places enormous literacy demands upon us all. Each year pupils study a full-length novel, a selection of poetry, a play script and a selection of shorter texts including non-fiction.
The school library works closely with the English Department. It is well stocked, well used and supervised by staff who have a good working knowledge of recent fiction. Independent reading is always encouraged. In KS3 students have one library lesson a fortnight to make the most of this excellent facility. Pupils are encouraged to push their reading limits and discover new writing with reading lists available for every age and ability.
We also offer a range of extra-curricular activities to bring texts to life and challenge our pupils. This includes trips to places such as Stratford-Upon-Avon, theatre trips and author visits, as well as working with other departments in the faculty in arranging a Christmas production and the Summer Concert.
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