We foster and promote an appreciation of life-long learning in a safe, friendly environment.
We welcome new challenges and exciting learning experiences.
We are a team who aim high:
- high expectations of all;
- high standards for all;
- high quality learning for all.
We celebrate our own successes and the successes of others.
Based upon Christian family values, in a multi-cultural society, we strive to develop and grow to our full potential as citizens in our local and world community.
As a Church School, the love of Jesus Christ is our foundation which we hope will be evident to all who pass through our doors. We hope that it will guide, not only the religious aspects of the curriculum but will also be a firm foundation for the whole life of our school.
Our Christian Values
We have adopted the following Christian Values in order to remember the story of St Martin: ‘FRESH‘
Read the document below to discover our St Martin’s School Values
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Our pupils help us to improve our school and make sure it is always a happy place.
Our Vision in Child Speak developed by the School Council
We like our school; it gives us new ways to learn in an exciting, happy and safe place.
We like to learn new things even if they are a bit different.
When we do things, we try to do them as best we can, working as part of a team.
We try hard to present our best work. We are helped to find out answers and guided in the right direction.
We respect the religions of other cultures and have friends in other countries.
We try to do our best everywhere we go, not just at school.
- To provide a happy, caring, stimulating learning environment that caters for the needs of all.
- To nurture and encourage potential, through high expectation of teaching, learning and achievement
- To offer a broad balanced curriculum in which learning is relevant, active and motivating
- To encourage pupils to develop lively, enquiring minds and the ability to question and discuss rationally; encouraging imagination and powers of reasoning and powers of self assessment/ownership of learning
- To promote the ethos of the Christian Church, and respect for religious, moral and cultural values.
- To instil in children a high level of self-esteem and confidence in their own worth and ability.
- To fully involve pupils in their own learning and act on children’s interests
- To provide high quality learning and teaching which meets pupils needs and encourages high standards of personal achievement and attainment
- To create a school community in which mutual respect, courtesy and high standards of behaviour are expected, through positive role modeling and praise and reward systems
- To provide a caring environment supportive of pupils physical and emotional health and wellbeing
- To foster positive partnerships with parents, the local authority, other schools, outside agencies and the wider community
- To ensure that pupils develop a good grasp of basic skills in Literacy and Numeracy
- To achieve these aims there must be co-operation between home and school and an effective, friendly and positive partnership between parents and staff of the school.