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25/02/21

Another huge thank you to for their kind and generous donation of Lenovo think pads to MPS. They are amazing and will really benefit our students. Thank you as always to the fantastic work of as well who make it all possible

23/02/21

Foundation expands Chelsea Champions programme to six secondary schools https://t.co/E9OAsTmu2d via

22/02/21

Well done to all our students for their brilliant efforts in our crêpe making Daily Challenge. Here are just a few of their creations. They all look delicious! https://t.co/HnxqeWIskv

22/02/21

Retweeted From Merstham Library

Have you seen our window display, showcasing new books? Opening hours are 10-1 Tue Thu Fri Sat https://t.co/LMKk9JvZZu

18/02/21

Thank you so much to for organising another generous donation for MPS

10/02/21

Retweeted From Reigate & Banstead

🎉 R&BE ACTIVE AT HOME! 🎉 We won't let lockdown stop our much loved half term R&Be Active activities. Book your child a space on one of the brand new dance and drama workshops via our website. All activities take place via zoom: https://t.co/9aZMbCooje https://t.co/pOqKNvmmLk

03/02/21

Retweeted From Voluntary Action RB

💻 Do you have an unused laptop that you could donate to Level Up? The scheme provides refurbished laptops to local children who currently don’t have access to one. 📎350 pledged - 150 more to find! https://t.co/mRPZDlF8gq https://t.co/KeRPZg0Z5d

03/02/21

We are encouraging all MPS students to create a patch for our patchwork quilt that we will present to Coppice Lea for them to hang in their communal area to brighten up the residents days https://t.co/56P1Trq4BZ

03/02/21

MPS community work in action again. Despite Covid, we are continuing to work with Coppice Lea, as we have for the past three years now. https://t.co/uBZvThsIj2

03/02/21

Very proud of our MPS students who have risen to our challenge of completing a random act of kindness. This is just one example of this where it was so well received at the hospital it brought tears to everyone involved! Keep up the fantastic work all https://t.co/v5LkIhl0CV

03/02/21

Retweeted From Business2Schools

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03/02/21

Retweeted From GLF Schools

Half way through this half term. The resilience of our 2300 staff and our 16300 children and students (and their families) has been simply remarkable. . Thank you all.

02/02/21

Well done to Year 8 for producing some excellent past tense pictures stories last week. Here is an example of their amazing work. Bravo! Bon travail tout le monde! https://t.co/iKq4ZXbjxm

02/02/21

We have a fantastic opportunity for a Teacher of Science to join our growing secondary school. Please click on the link to apply https://t.co/Jlj3mysBuq

22/01/21

Another fantastic week of virtual learning at MPS and the staff were treated to a surprise chocolate brownie to thank them for their continued hard work and commitment https://t.co/ie5ZQcgFVi

22/01/21

Love this- especially your photo with Lando Norris!!

22/01/21

Retweeted From MPS Arts

Year 7 students learning about mark making and Van Gogh through pastiche work. Developing their skills in observation, tone and linear work. Huge well done for the time and efforts demonstrated here!! Beautiful work! 🖊 🖼 👍🏻 https://t.co/9D94gi9oJH

21/01/21

If your appointment was before 5pm, staff will call you tomorrow. Thank you for your patience and understanding,

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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.