St Martin's School

An independent, co-educational preparatory school.

How We Teach

Our accelerated teaching system provides children with skills above their age group and equips them for the next steps of their journey including 11+.  Beyond this, our approach to teaching is based upon providing a vivid and creative learning journey for every child based on highly calibrated skills progression. We seek to put the children at the centre of that journey by empowering them to make choices about their learning and making them independent learners.

A typical lesson will open with an investigative question or tactile investigation followed by input from the teacher and a group discussion. The children then have time to explore their marking from the previous lesson before moving towards the written part of their work.

Teachers closely question the children to extend their learning through discussion.  All lessons are differentiated to ensure your child’s work is entirely appropriate to their level of learning.

Our teachers are dedicated and experienced professionals.  Our small classes ensure that every child is given considerable attention and individual care. Every child will be encouraged and helped to become the very best that they can be.

More about our teaching can be found in our:

·     Teaching and Learning Policy

·     Marking and Feedback Policy

·     Creative Learning Policy