Ethos, Aims and Values

Martello Primary is a family, a safe and nurturing environment where all children have the opportunity to thrive and achieve in their own learning journey. 

Diversity is at the heart of Martello. 

We celebrate the fundamental uniqueness of all children and provide them with learning opportunities that match their needs, development and starting points. 

Our children are taught to understand and love themselves as well as those around them, we accept, support and nurture.

The Martello Core Values, run through all aspects of academic learning and personal development:

We aim to inspire children to become reflective, engaged and excited learners. Our pupils are stimulated to ask questions and have enquiry minds. We aim to develop each child to be independent and to have a growth mindset. Our children recognise that failure and making mistakes is part of the learning process, encouraging them to take risks. Children learn that struggle is often a necessary stage to powerful learning.

Our Curriculum sets out:

Our curriculum is designed, organised and planned to ensure every child receives an appropriate mix of academic and personal development which means that in practice it places equal importance on core (reading, writing, maths) and foundation subjects (e.g. history, geography, art etc.)  

We also place a high priority on ensuring the physical and mental well-being of children is met, understanding that they will not be successful learners unless they are emotionally secure.  

We provide for this through our well-planned approach to social, moral, cultural and spiritual (SMSC) development. 

Enabling children to reach national expectations and above is of vital importance to us if they are to succeed at the next stage of their education and go on to achieve their aspirations

We have high expectations for all children and set the bar high, knowing that all children can succeed, we firmly believe that our role is to provide the step up to ensure that the children meet those expectations.  

From the earliest opportunity pupils will be encouraged to build tolerance, make good choices and take responsibility, in readiness for them taking their place in society. 

Martello Primary is proudly part of the Turner Schools Trust

The Turner Trust values and ethos perfectly compliment the approach at Martello and works in harmony to ensure the children in the Turner family are supported during the entire school journey. 

The Turner Trust values are:-