Yes, being highly qualified is important and yes, a love of teaching is essential - whether you are an experienced practitioner or just embarking on your career voyage, as an NQT - but to reiterate, we are looking for the right person. The right person loves his/her subject.
Saint Martin’s School was founded by the Dominican Order 70 years ago and the values of compassion and service, allied to uncompromising standards still underpin the work we do. Saint Martin’s is an exceptional academy set in beautiful grounds in the historic village of Stoke Golding. We are hugely ambitious for all our pupils to achieve both academically as well as morally, socially and spiritually. Despite being a newly established 11-16 Academy, we have become one of the highest achieving schools at GCSE in Leicestershire. Our progress 8 in 2017 was 0.47 and 82% of pupils achieved 5+ A*-C grades.
We believe that, with application and effort on the part of students, allied to high quality teaching from staff, all pupils can achieve academically. We place great emphasis on pupil behaviour, from an exemplary work ethic in the classroom through to politeness, charm and good manners throughout the school. This means teachers can focus on their primary role of teaching.
At Saint Martin’s we have a knowledge-rich curriculum where teachers are the experts and their role is to share that expertise and love of a subject with pupils. We don’t believe in gimmicks or entertainment in the classroom, just solid teaching, writing practice, memorisation and excellent questioning. Pupils become engaged in learning at Saint Martin’s through becoming highly knowledgeable and skilled in a subject. We believe strongly that the role of the leadership team is to support teachers in that endeavour whether it is helping to ensure excellent behaviour in your classroom or providing time to develop the quality of teaching.
We really look forward to hearing from the right person.