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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

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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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British Values

British values v2

Student Voice:

Students at Merstham Park School will be regularly consulted and will understand that their voices are listened to. The Student Council will consist of representatives from each ITP class (modelling democracy), and they will hold regular meetings together (at least twice every half-term) to discuss how students feel about their well-being and progress in learning. This will provide students with a valuable opportunity to be involved and to help shape the strategic decisions school leaders make on their behalf, and respond to these decisions to ensure they have the best opportunities to be successful in school and in life generally. Merstham Park will create outstanding systems in relation to student voice, inspired by research-based evidence showing that students develop 1) personal confidence 2) concern and compassion and 3) communication skills.

The Student Council will represent the Merstham Park community, and as such, promote respect and tolerance of each other, as students see the need for students of all backgrounds to be represented. The school will promote individual positive liberty, and an awareness that this can take place within boundaries, similar to the Rule of Law, that enable  all citizens of Merstham Park to feel safe and free from harm, whether this be physical, emotional or psychological.

Integrated Teaching Projects:

The Year 7 Curriculum will include an Integrated Teaching Project focused on Politics, where British Values will be directly addressed through a project integrating History, Religion, Political Philosophy and Citizenship. Students will research how these values manifest in our society, locally, nationally, and globally, and create presentations about individual cases, and will investigate philosophical ideas on the limits of freedom and what this means to British society.
 

Religion and Philosophy:

Ideas that support the teaching of British values will regularly occur in Religion and Philosophy throughout Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4. References to values such as democracy or the uniqueness of every individual will be made regularly during discussions and scheduled topics.
 

Democracy:

In the Key Stage 3 classroom teachers will explain Britain’s democratic system when covering topics about rules and laws. A democratic country may be contrasted to a theocratic country or a monarchy when the class is exploring rules, free will and determinism.

Rule of Law:

The rule of law will be contrasted with religious rules, moral precepts and guidance given by different religious communities. At Key Stage 3 students encounter religious customs which are not allowed under civic law, such as polygamy and drug use. At Key Stage 4 students will contrast the rule of law to moral philosophy relating to war, in the Peace and Conflict topic.

Individual liberty:

In studying non-Christian faiths in the UK the idea of freedom of religion arises, part of the rights of the individual. Religion and Philosophy will make regular reference to non-violent philosophies such as Ahimsa- the principal of non harming and charitable giving. These address the issue that, whilst we have individual liberty, religions explain that there are certain responsibilities towards sentient beings. Key Stage 4 students will study an entire theme on Social Justice.

Mutual respect:

Religion and Philosophy lessons will include case studies, religious teachings and ethical debates about the need for respect. Pupils hear stories of people who have taken particular actions because of their beliefs in equal treatment and respect. Students question why some groups and individuals do not seem to be treated respectfully in the UK when studying units on prejudice and discrimination.

Tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs:

Religion and Philosophy at Merstham Park will address the themes of tolerance and intolerance. Students will learn from a wide variety of philosophies and cultures, and this will naturally lead to a sense of perspective about religion and beliefs, and an openness to those with ideas other than those they are currently aware of.