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.
At the Martin High School we try to keep parents, pupils and anyone interested in the school well informed. We hope you find everything you need.
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
In Year 7 pupils have three lessons of maths per week and are placed in sets at the beginning of the year according to their mathematical ability.
This is mainly based on Key stage 2 information provided by primary schools along with our own initial assessment. Sets are regularly reviewed with adjustments being made to ensure all pupils are working in a group to match their ability so that they feel comfortable in their learning.
A variety of teaching methods and learning opportunities are offered to all pupils. They are encouraged to talk about their maths with their peers during different classroom activities.
It is also important to practice and consolidate pupils’ knowledge. Active learn is an excellent website to support the work covered in lessons. Homework assignments are set by teachers on Active learns as well as weekly written homework. Pupils are also encouraged to use the maths website to revisit key topics, particularly during the run up to assessments and exams. These two websites are available to all pupils to help them with their maths at home. It is very important that they are used on a regular basis and we hope that parents will support their child with this.
Set 1 pupil in years 7 and 8 take the Junior Maths Challenge. This is a national activity aimed at the top 25% of pupils with the most successful students obtaining certificates for their achievements.
Low ability pupils will receive excellent support. They will be placed in a small group to enable plenty of help to be received in raising confidence with their mathematical ability.
At the Martin High School your maths teacher will know you very well and ensure that you are provided with the support and challenge to enable you to achieve success and fulfil your potential.
Our aim in the maths department is to encourage pupils to read, write and talk about mathematics with confidence and understanding.