Martello Primary


School Description

Martello Primary is a one-form entry school situated in the East Cliff area of Folkestone. It opened to all year groups almost seven years ago and within this time has established strong provision across the school. Being a small primary school means that we are able to maintain a ‘family’ feel to the school and really nurture our children’s needs, both academically and personally. Many children who come to our school are disadvantaged and face challenges which could present barriers to their learning and achievement without the exceptional care of a committed staff team. Links with the local community have brought many opportunities to pupils, including in the wonderful Locavore Community Garden and via our partnership with Books for Change. The staff team has stabilised over the last couple of years, and advantages of being part of a Multi-Academy Trust are now better capitalised upon for the benefit of pupils and staff. There are two other primaries in the Turner Trust; Morehall Primary and Folkestone Primary, both of which are geographically close by. Martello Primary is an exciting place to work, and somewhere you know you can make a positive difference to the lives of young people. Turner Schools is an aspirational MAT which offers excellent school-to-school collaboration and support.

Across Turner Schools we:

Speak and act with care: always show compassion and respect for children.

Act boldly: be ambitious for yourself and the children and young people we serve.

Learn from adversity: be evaluative, thoughtful and reflective.

Challenge convention: be curious, welcome difference and unfamiliar thinking.

Connect with others: support colleagues, parents and pupils to make a great team.

Use your voice: offer different views and ask questions.

Do what it takes: be relentless in pursuing the best for children.

Ask for support: be open and honest when plans go awry.

Don’t give up: be calm, resilient and measured when managing challenges.

Our schools include:

Folkestone Primary

Folkestone Academy

Morehall Primary

Martello Primary

and Turner Free School.

Turner Schools is committed to safeguarding children and promoting their welfare. It expects all staff and volunteers to share this same commitment. Any appointment is subject to satisfactory recruitment checks, including an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and an on-line search in order to identify any incidents or issues that have happened and are publicly available on line.Two references are required prior to commencement of employment. We are an equal opportunities employer.

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Vacancies at this School

Teaching Jobs

Trust Cover Teacher - Full And Part Time

Martello Primary Folkestone

Pay:MPS Ref:KCC-F42-76-T

Start Date:Immediate Advert Close Date:23/10/2022View Job

Support Jobs

Trust Cover Supervisor - Term Time

Martello Primary Folkestone

Pay:Academy Range 06 (£18,048 pro rata) Ref:KCC-F42-214-S

Start Date:Immediate Advert Close Date:23/10/2022View Job

Martello Primary



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