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Martin High improvements praised by Ofsted

We are delighted to tell you that we have had our HMI Monitoring Visit and have now received a letter from Ofsted with regards to the findings.

We are really pleased with the outcome from the visit; in particular, I would like to draw your attention to the following:
• We have taken 'swift and effective action to bring about the required improvements'
• We have a 'shared clear vision with staff and have communicated high expectations of staff performance'
• We have 'a clear understanding of the school's strengths and weaknesses and have ensured that appropriate plans are in place to ensure that these are addressed with sustainable improvements'
• Our pupils told the inspector, 'quality of teaching has improved; behaviour in lessons has improved "massively" and appreciate the fact that they can concentrate in class without distractions'
• 'Governors have a clear understanding of the school's strengths and areas to improve ... they are appropriately supporting and challenging and have the skills to hold leaders to account'

The report recognises how the Academy is improving and acting to address the priorities given to us in our last inspection.

I would like to take this opportunity to again thank parents for their support of MHS; it is only by working together that we will make a positive difference.

The full letter is available on our website www.martinhigh.org

Area Athletics
We have had our local Area Athletics and national Track and Field cup this term, and in the Area Athletics we had 8 MHS students qualify to compete at the Leicestershire finals in June!

In the Track and Field cup our junior boys came 4th, intermediate boys came 5th, junior girls came 5th and intermediate girls came 7th.
Budding Computer Programmer
One of our Year 8 pupils Penny Boughey has created and programmed her own game! Three of our Year 10 gaming pupils have played her game and lost...they commented "it's awesome and better than some you buy".
She has been awarded a computer game, programming certificate...well done!

MHS Summer Nights Concert
We are holding our annual summer concert this year on Wednesday 28th and Thursday 29th June.
This year it is spread over two nights to hopefully give everyone a chance to come and see an evening of music, drama and art.
The theme this year is summer nights with excerpts from 'Grease'. The doors will be open at 6.30pm to enable people to view the 'Art Exhibition' with the performance starting at 7.30pm.
The cost is £3.00 per ticket to include light refreshments with under 5's free.
If you are interested please contact the school to buy your tickets:
Tel: 0116 2363291 - email: office@martin.leics.sch.uk or pop into our reception.

Welcoming our new Year 7 pupils
Martin High School welcomed their new cohort of Year 7 pupils to the school in a packed evening with an incredible turnout of parents and primary pupils who were all eager to start their time at secondary school. Parents and pupils enjoyed a presentation form the Head Teacher and three current pupils who discussed how they had found their transition experience and how much they have grown and matured since attending the school. The presentation was followed by opportunities for parents to put their mind at ease and ask questions to a wide range of staff on a one to one basis, from information about extra transition events to how to apply for bus passes. Many parents commented on how they found this experience extremely useful and especially how it has helped to settle a few nerves for their children.
Mrs S Coates - Head of Transition

Ceramic Art Workshops
Anna Collette Hunt is an award winning Nottingham based artist.  Anna works with ceramics to create objects of contemporary fine craft inspired by nature and insects, she came to Martin High to run two clay workshops with some of our year 8 pupils.  Pupils worked alongside the artist to create their own insect artworks from clay.  This was a fantastic experience and chance to gain some first-hand skills and ideas from a real working ceramic artist.

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