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20/01/20

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20/01/20

Our grief is secondary to Martin’s wife, children, siblings and extended family and to his close friends for whom this loss is immeasurable. We extend our sincere condolences to them and they will remain uppermost in our minds in the forthcoming days and weeks.

20/01/20

This has come as a terrible shock to us all. We are heartbroken to have lost such a gifted, kind and popular Headteacher who has had such a profound impact on the lives of the children and colleagues in all the schools in which he has worked.

20/01/20

It is with great sorrow that we announce the very sad news that Mr Beard, our Headteacher passed away on Friday 17 January.

14/01/20

Retweeted From MPS Arts

Some of the year 7 and 8 “Toyota Dream Car” competition entries . Creative, imaginative, and many designed to help save the earth 🌍 🖼 🎨 fingers crossed for our students! https://t.co/IMHUpXNnvE

06/01/20

Students arrive for 8.30 and then lesson starts at 8.45am. Prevents lateness and allows a prompt start to period 1 - thank you for asking . 😊

06/01/20

Retweeted From Martin Beard

Looking forward to welcoming our lovely students back to school tomorrow - 8.30am, correct uniform and equipment please.

06/01/20

Looking forward to welcoming our lovely students back to school tomorrow - 8.30am, correct uniform and equipment please.

20/12/19

Retweeted From Jon Chaloner

A remarkable term has come to a close across . Thanks to all colleagues for their graft this term. Wishing all children and families, governors, volunteers and colleagues a wonderful break.

19/12/19

Retweeted From Robert Brooks

Congratulations to our trainee teachers on completing your first term! Have a well-deserved Christmas break. https://t.co/5qXYzIwzT5

19/12/19

Link to our school newsletter below: https://t.co/a1UZxx80H3 Merry Christmas to one and all 🎄

18/12/19

Retweeted From Kevin Briggs

Students performed superbly at the Christmas Show tonight. Deepest respect to Mr. Johnson for managing the evening brilliantly. Photo shows thanking students for their bravery and enthusiasm. https://t.co/oKxa2vU3C3

16/12/19

Retweeted From Kevin Briggs

Excellent quick guide to social networks, apps and games. Useful for parents and carers to discuss and share with their children. https://t.co/5tPNRs10mC

13/12/19

Retweeted From MPS Arts

Each student created fabric poppies in school to lay at Merstham Memorial today. We were joined by The British legion & members of the local community for a service & 2 minutes silence. The students made us proud. “We will remember them”. https://t.co/vBe63OieiV

13/12/19

Retweeted From Merstham Primary School

Well done to our Nursery, Reception and KS1 children for their wonderful performances of 'The Magical Christmas Journey' this week https://t.co/RZ5whkjnxi

11/12/19

Thank you Mrs Harkness for organising once again. https://t.co/AOWPqXijCa

30/11/19

Retweeted From Kevin Briggs

Great cross-curricular links to ITP / Geography https://t.co/G19WyHoWBl

30/11/19

Well done 8B! https://t.co/hgJZVwY59P

25/11/19

Retweeted From Frank Kelly

1/2 coud you hep us publicise that next saturday 30th help our wounded are pulling a sleigh from London to Brighton and will be coming through Merstham between 10 and 10:30. Need lots of local people on the route to cheer on.

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Why Integrated Teaching Projects?

Integrated Teaching Projects (ITPs) is a teaching method in which students gain knowledge and skills by working for an extended period to investigate and respond to a complex question, problem, or challenge. In ITP, students are active, not passive; a project engages their hearts and minds, and provides real-world relevance for learning.

After completing a project students remember what they learn and retain it longer than is often the case with traditional instruction. Because of this, students who gain content knowledge with ITP are better able to apply what they know and can do to new situations.

In the 21st century, workplace success requires more than basic knowledge and skills. In ITP, students not only understand content more comprehensively but also learn how to take responsibility and build confidence, solve problems, work collaboratively, communicate ideas and be creative innovators.

It is essential that all projects have a real outcome and a real audience. When students know that the work they are creating in a project will be displayed publicly, this changes the nature of the project from the moment they start working - because they know they will need to literally ‘stand by’ their work, under scrutiny and questioning from family, friends, and community members.

This inspires a level of ambition and commitment much greater than is fuelled by the incentive of ‘getting good marks.’ In addition, students’ families, as well as other people from the local community, get to see what is going on in the school, providing an opportunity to strengthen the relationship between the school and our community.

 

Essential Elements of ITP include:

  • Significant Content - At its core, the project is focused on teaching students important knowledge and skills, derived from standards and key concepts at the heart of academic subjects.
  • 21st century competencies - Students build competencies valuable for today’s world, such as problem solving, critical thinking, collaboration, communication, and creativity/innovation, which are explicitly taught and assessed.
  • In-Depth Inquiry - Students are engaged in an extended, rigorous process of asking questions, using resources, and developing answers.
  • Driving Question - Project work is focused by an open-ended question that students understand and find intriguing, which captures their task or frames their exploration.
  • Need to Know - Students see the need to gain knowledge, understand concepts, and apply skills in order to answer the ‘Driving Question’ and create project products, beginning with an Entry Event that generates interest and curiosity.
  • Voice and Choice - Students are allowed to make some choices about the products to be created, how they work, and how they use their time, guided by the teacher and depending on age level and PBL experience.
  • Critique and Revision - The project includes processes for students to give and receive feedback on the quality of their work, leading them to make revisions or conduct further inquiry.
  • Public Audience - Students present their work to other people, beyond their classmates and teacher.