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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

27/05/21

Are you interested in becoming a at either primary or secondary level?✨ Join the 'Zoom into Teacher Training' event on Mon 14 June :30-19:15 to find out more about how we can support your journey to teach! To register click here 👉https://t.co/B0b2mDqlY4 https://t.co/AlIRczRQlw

25/05/21

Retweeted From MPS Arts

Thank you to”The Anne Frank Trust UK” for working with yr 8 . Using Anne Frank’s life & diary as a starting point, we empowered students with the knowledge, skills & confidence to challenge all forms of prejudice & discrimination https://t.co/585WnF1WSj

14/05/21

Many thanks to the Breck Foundation, PriceWaterhouseCoopers and the University of Surrey who came and spoke to MPS students during an Enrichment morning today. Staff and students thoroughly enjoyed the sessions. https://t.co/xn37uZIejY

10/05/21

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 17 May 2021. If you are interested and would like some more information, please click here: https://t.co/YMH4c1IVJQ

10/05/21

We have a fantastic opportunity to join our Premises team. Please click on the link below for details and to apply https://t.co/8IRTSJ3RpA

23/04/21

To celebrate Shakespeare's birthday, staff at MPS surprised all students by dressing up as characters from his plays. Students had a wonderful day identifying the characters as well as the plays they came from. Who can you recognise from this selection? https://t.co/VmQXY3WCrC

Virtual Work Experience

Virtual Work Experience will support students in gaining work experience in an area that they might not normally have the opportunity to see.  This is a unique opportunity and will hopefully give our students an insight into the skills required for certain careers or in different employment sectors.

Below are a number of Virtual Work Experiences available. They cover a huge range of careers and employment sectors.


Springpod Opportunities

Springpod are offering Virtual Work Experience Programmes and Insight Days that are free for students and can be completed at times to suit. Young people will receive a certificate from the employer at the end of the programme or use in CVs, Personal Statements and future interviews. The sessions all feature live interaction, allowing students to ask any burning questions directly to the experts. Tasks will be set during the programme which will be marked upon completion, helping students to gain career knowledge and experience.

For more information please click on the image below:

You are able to search for opportunities by Status, Job Sector or Employer.

Springpod have a number of opportunities which cover a variety of pathways such as:

  • Banking
  • Accountancy
  • Teaching
  • Journalism
  • Marketing
  • Law
  • Politics
  • Veterinary
  • Graphics Design
  • Technology
  • Dentistry
  • TV & Film
  • Business Management
  • Psychology
  • Architecture
  • Software Development
  • Graphic Design
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Allied Health Professional

Other Virtual Work Experience Opportunities

The links below will help you gain an insight into a wide range of businesses and careers. These opportunities can be completed in your own time to broaden your outlook and skills:

Architecture – Halliday Fraser Munro   - Design or Technology programmes using SketchUp and Revit (free downloads available)

Digital Technologies – iDEA   - Develop your talents and gain all-important knowledge and information about the digital world with iDEA. You can win career-enhancing badges, unlock new opportunities and, ultimately, gain industry-recognised awards that will help you to stand out from the crowd.

Financial Services - Why not extend your Virtual Work Experience journey by learning about financial services through our online film which outlines how a bank works and the different role available?

Dentistry - New advice on gaining experience to support an application to dental school during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Dentistry Virtual Work Experience with Sheffield University Dental School, students can learn about different roles in dental practices, and an introduction into tooth anatomy and disease. Please note, students do not receive a certificate of completion, unless paying an upgrade fee, but students can evidence their work experience through clear and concise reflections on what they have learnt.

Medicine – Brighton & Sussex Medical School - This course provides a virtual work experience for those looking to apply to Medical School. You will be introduced to the NHS before exploring the roles and skill sets of six different medical specialists. Along the way, you will also consider some of the challenges and wider issues that doctors face.

Medicine – Royal College of General Practitioners  - 'Observe GP' is an alternative to work experience for aspiring medics, aged 16 and over, who are living in the UK. It is a free interactive video platform providing insights into the role of a GP and the wider Primary Care team.

Medicine - The Queen Elizabeth Hospital has partnered with Medic Mentor, the UK’s largest medical family, to provide free live virtual work experience to any student in the UK wanting to become a doctor, dentist or vet.  As a student, you will be able to ask any of the doctors questions about the cases you see.  It will be as if you are really there, but from the comfort of your own home and without putting you at risk during the COVID pandemic. 

Virtual NHS work experience for allied health careers such as:

  • Nursing
  • Midwifery
  • Paramedicine
  • Physiotherapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Dietetics
  • Radiography
  • Prosthetics and orthotics
  • Speech and language therapy 
  • Osteopathy
  • Pharmacy and now includes Podiatry too!

The Work experience dates are:

  • 9 January
  • 6 February
  • 6 March

This programme is available to support all of your aspiring healthcare students as an alternative to in-person NHS work experience during the pandemic. Please inform your students who are interested in the NHS Allied Healthcare Professions.

During the work experience day, students will follow 2 patients from their initial presentation to recovery. Students will observe the healthcare professionals as they interact with the patients and and also each other.Students will have an opportunity to ask questions and gain knowledge through teaching. This will help students to make an informed career decision as well as learn about how healthcare professionals work together as part of a multidisciplinary team. Each work experience day is completely different and students will be able to build on their knowledge of NHS careers as they see different patient cases and their healthcare professionals work in a variety of settings, such as hospital and community.

You can learn more and register for the programme by clicking on this link.  

The Medical Schools Council – have released guidance on work experience for aspiring students, and understand work experience and shadowing opportunities are not available at this time. As part of their guidance, they encourage students to keep a reflective diary of what is happening in the news relating to COVID-19, utilising online resources and if possible, completing volunteering and regular reflections on volunteering.  Volunteering can cover supporting vulnerable people self-isolating at home. 

Veterinary with the University of Nottingham - Get an insight into the reality of life as a vet so that you can make an informed decision about embarking of a career in the veterinary profession. Virtual work experience programme to do in your own time, provided by Future First in collaboration with the University of Nottingham.

The Lawyer Portal - Traditionally, work experience for law students has taken place within an actual law firm or barristers chambers. However, some law firms have paved the way for a new kind of virtual work experience for law students to allow them to see what life at a law firm might be like from the comfort of their own homes.

Law - White and Case - This virtual programme allows students to gain first-hand insight into life as a White & Case lawyer and experience the realities of cross-border law.


Speakers 4 Schools offer a range of areas for the focussed student. Please be aware of the various closing dates and it is competitive! Students need to register to look at the various opportunities on offer. 

Please click on the link to view the wide range of upcoming events for the Autumn Term.

For access on the website for a full list of placements -  sign in here to search and apply.


Virtual Work Experience is new to all of us, so we currently have no feedback about what is available. Many of these experiences are open for students from 12 to 18 years of age, with reputable companies such as Barclays, Spotify and Royal College of Practitioners. Below is a link to an excellent article for Parents and Carers about Virtual Work Experience for their children: