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.