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20/11/20

We are expanding our team and are pleased to be recruiting a cover supervisor. Check out this link if you are interested in joining two forward thinking GLF schools https://t.co/RvlvmDLuqm

13/11/20

On Monday 16 November we will be wearing odd socks to support Anti-Bullying Week to raise awareness of the importance of our main value of inclusion https://t.co/7IzNiApMav

13/11/20

🌹At the 11th hour, on the 11th day, of the 11th month, Merstham Park remembered 🌹   https://t.co/ZG9NOcY3WT

09/11/20

More fantastic Black History Month work from our students https://t.co/n5Y2QRrAQH

03/11/20

Another fantastic piece of work completed by one of our year 8 students as part of Black History Month https://t.co/CRkyywn8Vn

22/10/20

As part of Black History Month our students have been creating poems. We wanted to share this powerful poem from one of our fantastic year 8 students https://t.co/UuVYxDnDk5

15/10/20

Oil pastel drawings being completed by year 7’s this morning in their Art lessons. Check out our website for more information on September 2021 admissions https://t.co/fpTz9eoWFC

08/10/20

Thank you to everyone who joined us for our virtual open evening tonight. It was great meeting you all. If you have any questions please request a phone call with our Senior Leadership Team on our website https://t.co/jtuBPnnQmY

08/10/20

We are very much looking forward to welcoming our prospective year 6 parents to our virtual open evening tonight. All joining details are on our website. Here are the opinions of some of our year 7 students https://t.co/I7KKYHz1AF

07/10/20

The day has almost arrived for our virtual open evening. Here’s a video explaining Art at MPS. Looking forward to seeing you tomorrow night via our Google meet link on our website https://t.co/56XPGnpBuL

06/10/20

In advance of our virtual open evening on Thursday (8th October). Here’s some thoughts from one of our year 7 parents https://t.co/yI59mfw8Eg

05/10/20

We are excited to share the below opportunity at MPS. Click here to apply for the role of Chelsea Champions - Project Officer at : URL https://t.co/h7QtLY16lt

05/10/20

Our virtual open evening is on Thursday this week (8th October). Here’s some thoughts from our Deputy Head Girl. Happy Monday! https://t.co/8TY45xJdN5

02/10/20

Today is the day! Please check out our website for the information we have released for our prospective year 6 parents. We hope you find it useful https://t.co/bTgeQO0IDO

01/10/20

Today’s the day! We will be releasing lots of useful information on our website for prospective parents to view. Look out for this later. https://t.co/kCqJLE6z60

30/09/20

We were fortunate to receive a delivery of PC monitors today organised by Business2Schools. Thank you for this, the work you are doing truly does make a difference

30/09/20

Another exciting day at MPS today with some of our year 7 students developing their map reading skills in their ITP lesson. Don’t forget to check out our website tomorrow for some exciting updates https://t.co/a9Bs5jwFzS

30/09/20

Only 1 day remaining until we release a range of useful information on our website for perspective parents in advance of our virtual open evening on 8th October. Have a great day!

25/09/20

The end of another great week at Merstham Park comes to an end. This is one of our fantastic year 8 student’s work. Another day closer to 1st October where we will launch lots of useful information on our website for prospective year 6 parents https://t.co/yGJuqlRfMU

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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.