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Meet the head

Martyn Cox is the headteacher of Scott Medical and Healthcare College.

He was vice principal at Stoke Damerel Community College – the studio school’s sponsor – and has been part of the team setting up the school from the beginning.

“It’s a unique experience and a privilege to be able to be the head of a school which I will have taken from the very first seed of an idea to our first intake of Year 9 and Year 12 learners”

Martyn Cox, headteacher, Scott Medical and Healthcare College

Our new 375-student school, which welcomed its first students in September 2017 opened with a ribbon cutting ceremony on September 4th 2017.

We offer places to young people in Years 9 to 13 to develop highly-valued vocational skills for the wider healthcare sector.

Studio schools are more like workplaces with a longer school day and classroom teaching combined with work placements.

Mr Cox travelled to London in May to attend a reception hosted by the Duke of York, who is the royal patron of the Studio Schools Trust.

“I had wonderful day at the Palace and it was very illuminating to hear the Duke’s views on studio schools and why he believes small schools like ours are the best place for some students to learn,” he said.

“It’s a unique experience and a privilege to be able to be the head of a school which I will have taken from the very first seed of an idea to the day, in just over a year’s time, when we have our first intake of Year 9 and Year 12 learners.”

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