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"The school is a calm and happy place of learning. Staff give pupils the self-confidence to try new things and achieve success" - Ofsted 2017

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International outlook

At St Martins School, we have an international outlook. We believe in preparing and developing our students as individuals who are respectful, understanding and considerate of the people and the world around them.

We believe our students are capable of anything they put their minds to and at St Martins we equip the students with the skills to develop their confidence and responsibility to make a difference not only in the community around them but also globally.  We value the students’ views and opinions and actively encourage and support them to use their voices. We do this not only in school through our Student Council, but nationally as ambassadors for Send my Friend to School.

Our Global Citizenship curriculum involves giving the students the understanding and knowledge they need to be active citizens in their own community. We apply real life experiences such as visiting sites of interest (Battlefields/Holocaust sites) and encourage visitors into school to enable us to develop skills and promote positive attitudes that empower informed, responsible citizens.

We link our curriculum to the 17 Global Goals ensuring that current issues are forefront in the teaching of Global Citizenship. This keeps the curriculum relevant for the children and ensures they have an understanding of the changing world around them.

In order to ensure a quality curriculum that is up to date we also work closely with Global Education Derby and the British Council to train and educate staff around the teaching of Global Citizenship and are also involved in linking projects with Schools in other countries.  We are currently involved with the ‘Leaving No One Behind Project’ with schools in Slovenia and Germany which is looking at supporting vulnerable and SEND children to be global citizens.

Our links with 2 partner schools through the British Council Connecting Classrooms project were established in 2012 and remain vibrant and active across the school communities.

Udayachal High School in Mumbai, India – school exchanges, involving staff and students and numerous joint projects are embedded into this partnership. St Martins support the ongoing development for students with SEND at Udayachal, which is a high achieving, large secondary school in the heart of Mumbai. Our collaboration brings the opportunity for our students to learn first hand about life in India, enriching our curriculum offer for all.
Click here to see photos from our last visit to Udayachal in February 2020.
Click here to see photos from the last time staff and students visited us in March 2019.

Mdaula School in Chalinze, Tanzania – is also underpinned by student and staff exchanges and collaborative projects. Our Horizons 6th Form is the major link with Mdaula and supports the school through joint enterprise projects and learning initiatives.
Click here to see photos from our visit to Mdaula School in October 2019.
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