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08/06/22

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New blog - Sufian Sadiq () from discusses the importance of addressing the ethnic disparities that exist within the teaching profession. Read his thoughts, first published in , here: https://t.co/kbykIYqj0V

08/06/22

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A good teacher can inspire hope, ignite the imagination and instill a love of learning. Would you like a where you can be part of a team who make a difference every day? Find out from Lisa about becoming part of the GLF community https://t.co/2heY41ZEif

08/06/22

We currently have a number of fantastic opportunities for LSAs, a Cover Supervisor, and Learning Resource Centre Coordinator to join our team at Merstham Park School. Please click on the link below to take you to our website. https://t.co/ldQS5Wvzv3

07/06/22

We currently have a number of fantastic opportunities to join our team at Merstham Park School. Please click on the link below. More vacancies will be live on our website very soon! https://t.co/ldQS5Wvzv3

10/02/22

There was a huge celebration this week on the site of our new home: the last of the 178 modules was put into place. The Department of Education, McAvoy, Mr Ward and Mr Garner took our Head and Deputy Head Boys and Girls to have a look around - only one and a half terms to go! https://t.co/y1Sje5LOt6

26/01/22

Mr Chaloner, Mr Ward and Mr Garner had a sneak preview of the inside of our new home today. Highlights included the Dance Studio and Fitness Suite, the Sports Hall and the roofs full of solar panels which will enable MPS to be a low carbon school. https://t.co/JDRVYx6Ezl

06/10/21

We are very excited to be able to share with you the progress that has been made on our new home in the last 2 weeks. Please click here to view the work and also some fantastic moon rises and weather patterns: https://t.co/GPUkmWtGfX

29/09/21

Thank you to everyone who joined us at our Open Evening and to our amazing staff who made the event really special. We have a few spaces left on our Open Morning on Thurs 21 Oct and due to popular demand, we have added Tues 19 Oct. Email info.org to book. https://t.co/3S7jd8Hfbe

28/09/21

The gates have opened to our 2021 Open Evening. We hope you enjoy seeing how MPS ignites a passion for learning in all our students. https://t.co/B50tOgIUqf

28/09/21

Less than 1 hour before we open the gates. Our hard working staff are busy making sure that the evening is a great success. Mrs Eckershall has instruments galore in Music, Miss Mosley has experiments in Science, Mr Walker brings colour to Maths, and there is also a tent..! https://t.co/KP5ElVyQSO

28/09/21

With just 2 hours to go, Mr Ward is rehearsing his presentation, Mrs Harkness and Mr Tunbridge are putting the finishing touches to their Art displays and Mr Martin is preparing a demonstration in DT. We cant wait to see you at our Open Evening (5-8pm) https://t.co/k4Nqeijeas

28/09/21

With less than 3 hours to go, all staff at MPS are on hand to make tonight's Open Evening really special. We are really looking forward to seeing Year 6 children and their families https://t.co/JFKm7Qdf2r

27/09/21

Less than 24 hours until our Open Evening for Year 6 children and their families. There is no need to book: please just come along and join us between 5pm and 8pm. The Head of School will be delivering talks at 5.15, 6.15 and 7.15pm. We look forward to welcoming you to MPS. https://t.co/NE0PfmI3ZF

24/09/21

Only 4 more sleeps.... https://t.co/tSMpdCKI3C

16/09/21

On National Teaching Assistants Day, we wanted to thank our wonderful team of LSAs who work so hard to support and improve the learning outcomes of our students. Thank you to Miss Hardy, Mrs Mahmood, Miss Tattershaw, Miss Aguirre, Miss Lynch, Miss Stocks & Miss Gibbons. https://t.co/zPtkc22MOj

16/08/21

Building work has begun on our brand new home and we are all very excited: https://t.co/IEuepWq9YL

13/08/21

Exciting news on the developments of our new home!! https://t.co/MCwPmSaCDc

03/06/21

We have a vacancy for a Premises Assistant to work across both Merstham Park School and Merstham Primary School. The deadline for applications is noon on Monday 11 June 2021. If you are interested and would like some more information, please click here: https://t.co/Aj1G0hnnEG

27/05/21

Thank you to Mr Lawrence who came to MPS this afternoon from Glyn School to take some drone footage of the start of the demolition of the old Chart Wood School for our website. https://t.co/eXJ9DCIfc1

A Guide to Apprenticeships

What is an apprenticeship?

Apprenticeships - 8 Key facts you need to know

Finding the best apprenticeships for you - top tips to help you know when and where to look

How Apprenticeships Work

On an apprenticeship, you are both employed to do a real job whilst also studying for a formal qualification, either in a training centre or a college. By the end of your apprenticeship, you can progress onto the next apprenticeship level or will hopefully have developed enough to help you succeed in your chosen career.

Apprenticeship Levels

There are four different levels of apprenticeship:

  • Intermediate - equivalent to five good GCSE passes. Option at 16 for students who did not achieve 5 GCSE subjects.
  • Advanced - equivalent to two A Level passes. Option at 16 for those who wish to move onto higher qualifications but who do not wish to stay in full time education for A Levels or BTECs.
  • Higher - equivalent to the first stages of higher education, such as a foundation degree. Option at 18 after A Level study.
  • Degree - comparable to a Bachelors or Masters degree. Option at 18 after A Level study.  For more information on degree apprenticeships, please click on this link.

For more information on the apprenticeships levels, please click on this link.

To discover the amazing world of apprenticeships, watch the short film below:

Post 16 Apprenticeships

What are apprenticeships, what's needed to get on one, how do you apply?

Apprenticeships for 16 year olds

Choosing an apprenticeship at 16


For students thinking about future pathways in Apprenticeships when they get to Years 12 and 13 

The 'Which Guide to Higher and Degree Apprenticeships' and the 'Interactive Student Guide 2020' below explain in more detail about Apprenticeships for students after Sixth Form.  Click on the images to access the documents from the UCAS and Amazing Apprenticeship websites.

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General Advice and Guidance from 'Amazing Apprenticeships'

Below are a number of websites which will give further information about apprenticeships:

Not Going To Uni

Amazing Apprentices

RateMyApprenticeship

Find an Apprenticeship - Government website

UCAS Apprenticeships

Apprenticeship Guide 

Top 100 Apprenticeship Employers Fact Sheet


Parents’ and Carers’ Pack Apprenticeship Information

Parents’ and Carers’ Pack Apprenticeship www.amazingapprenticeships.com.  Click on the images for each month to download the packs released this academic year.

The July 2021 edition provides tips on summer holiday activities and insights into T levels in construction, apprenticeships in tech, traineeships at Youthquake and more. Capture 2
In June this edition celebrates pride month with tips on finding a LGBT+ inclusive employer, explores T Levels in science and provides insight into apprenticeships in the food and drink industry. Capture
In the May issue we look at supporting your child's mental health, myth busting traineeships, T Levels in Health, 2 apprentice perspective articles, an overview of apprenticeships in furniture and manufacturing and much more!  Capture
In the April issue we look at typical interview questions, digital T Levels, Degree apprenticeships in the digital sector, Autism Awareness Week, Stress Awareness Month and much more! Please help to share widely through your parentmail channels. Capture
In the March issue we look at International Women’s Day, preparing for virtual recruitment, new T Levels film, apprenticeships in the fashion industry, SEND post-16 options and more! Please help to share widely through your parentmail channels. Capture March
 In the February issue we provide you with details on how you can catch up on some of the exciting events you may have missed. We also hear from Steve Latus, Head of Traineeships at the Department for Education, who answers some more of our most commonly asked questions to helps us all gain a better understanding of Traineeships. There are also items from employers, AstraZeneca and Willis Towers Watson, and from Zoe who is an apprentice at Santander. Capture feb
The January edition includes how to get prepared for National Apprenticeship Week 2021, a 10-step plan for finding an apprenticeship in 2021, new Traineeship resources and information, the latest T Level information, a guide to Higher and Degree apprenticeships, Life as a new apprentice at the BBC, End Point Assessment flexibilities, new apprenticeship standards and more. Capture
In the December issue we look at the benefits of volunteering, Post-16 SEND options, The Government Economic Service degree apprenticeship programme, T Level subjects coming soon, BAME & NAA award winners, Traineeships FAQs, Job coach support and more! Capture
 In the November issue we look at the regional Apprenticeship Awards, WorldSkills UK Live, Top 100 Apprenticeship Employers, a Traineeship case study, apprenticeships in traditional trade areas and more!  Capture Nov
In the October issue we look at the differences between T Levels, traineeships and apprenticeships, dyslexia support, the BAME Awards 2020, apprenticeships in engineering, Top 100 Employers, life as a mature apprentice with the NHS and much more.  PP Oct Thumbnail 213x300
The September Parents’ and Carers’ Pack looks at preparing for a new school year, T Levels, Careers in Coding, supporting disabled individuals to access apprenticeships, Life as a Healthcare Apprentice, Apprenticeships with Travis Perkins, and much more. September PP thumbnail 218x300