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08/07/20

When the BBC visited MPS! https://t.co/0oCLO4tMne

06/07/20

Exciting day at MPS today........the BBC have been in school filming some footage to be aired on the news on Wednesday regarding the fantastic work Business2Schools are doing https://t.co/aBqasYwdOk

18/06/20

Thank you so much to Emily in year 7 who made these fabulous chocolate puddings for staff. Very thoughtful of you https://t.co/bBJfYYkXJX

18/06/20

Pleased to hear you liked it!

18/06/20

There should be a size guide on the order form. Yes, we would say they are true to size. Thanks

18/06/20

Many thanks for your positive feedback and comments, it means a lot. The staff are working extremely hard to support our students during this challenging time

18/06/20

Amazing work Iona, well done

01/06/20

Reminder that we have a virtual INSET day for staff today. Therefore, live daily learning mentor time and work posted in Google Classroom will resume tomorrow. Looking forward to seeing you all then

28/05/20

Excellent work has been produced by our Y7 geographers for their Humanities ITP. Well done to these students for superb attention to detail and use of key terms and concepts ! https://t.co/kT5a5IvtAf

22/05/20

Great to see students engaging with our weekly challenges. Here is the cover of a lovely illustrated card sent to residents at Coppice Lea Care Home and the cheese & chive scones look delicious! Well done! https://t.co/1Tm2UxqNSB

18/05/20

Fantastic VE Day poem from Iona, well done! https://t.co/yTHPz89FfJ

07/05/20

Something we have been working on to bring a smile to your face in between creating pre recorded lessons, issuing feedback, supporting students and running daily live learning mentor time sessions. Enjoy! https://t.co/OHa2QZrrvn

07/05/20

before posting it to the care home. As always, we would love to see any photos of your child attempting the weekly challenge, or any other creative task they are proud to have undertaken, on our official school twitter account. Please tag when posting on twitter.

07/05/20

Ideas of what to include in the card or letter could be writing about your experience of COVID-19, your plans for the future, books or TV shows you enjoy, and tips on passing the time. Once completed students should simply sign off with their name and ‘from Merstham Park’

07/05/20

This week's challenge is a community focused challenge. As many of you will know, as a community school, we work with the Coppice Lea care home to enrich the lives of their residents through the Arts.Your child should create a card or letter to send to a resident at the care home

07/05/20

Great work Bailey, very creative!

01/05/20

As always, we would love to see any photos of you attempting the weekly challenge, or any other creative task you are proud to have undertaken, on our official school twitter account. Please tag when posting on twitter

01/05/20

This week's challenge is related to the upcoming Victory in Europe Day (VE) day. You should create a poem to commemorate and remember this day. The following link will provide you with some background knowledge on what VE Day represents: https://t.co/JcOVLLc2b2

26/04/20

Excellent examples of our weekly PE challenges being completed by two of our fantastic students https://t.co/GRAdvSkZBV

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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.