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.
Following on from the updated Government directive on school opening, Martin High School is now closed. The Cedars Academy in Birstall will be open to children of key workers at Cedars, Humphrey Perkins, Martin High and our primaries, Highcliffe, Riverside and Hallam Fields who have registered for a place
Pupils have one PHSE/Citizenship lesson a week which is taught by their form tutor.
In PHSE, students develop skills that will enable them to make decisions concerning their health, safety, further education and career. The focus of Citizenship is to increase students’ knowledge and awareness of the world around them. They are encouraged to see how they can contribute positively to the quality of life of other people at a school, national and world level.
Opportunities are also provided for students to extend their understanding of PHSE and Citizenship issues less formally through special assemblies (e.g. Remembrance Assembly), whole school fundraising events (e.g. Jeans for Genes Day) and by visits from members of the wider community (e.g. Teenage Cancer Trust).
Some Citizenship issues are also taught within other curricular areas, e.g. The Trading Game (Geography).
Citizenship at KS4 examines in greater detail areas that have already been studied in KS3. Topics that will be taught include:
Citizenship deepens pupils’ knowledge of our country and world today and gives opportunity for them to consider, as global citizens, their own role in it. There is particular emphasis on how young people themselves can become a force for good in society both now and as adults.