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03/06/21

We have a vacancy for a Premises Assistant to work across both Merstham Park School and Merstham Primary School. The deadline for applications is noon on Monday 11 June 2021. If you are interested and would like some more information, please click here: https://t.co/Aj1G0hnnEG

27/05/21

Thank you to Mr Lawrence who came to MPS this afternoon from Glyn School to take some drone footage of the start of the demolition of the old Chart Wood School for our website. https://t.co/eXJ9DCIfc1

27/05/21

Are you interested in becoming a at either primary or secondary level?✨ Join the 'Zoom into Teacher Training' event on Mon 14 June :30-19:15 to find out more about how we can support your journey to teach! To register click here 👉https://t.co/B0b2mDqlY4 https://t.co/AlIRczRQlw

25/05/21

Retweeted From MPS Arts

Thank you to”The Anne Frank Trust UK” for working with yr 8 . Using Anne Frank’s life & diary as a starting point, we empowered students with the knowledge, skills & confidence to challenge all forms of prejudice & discrimination https://t.co/585WnF1WSj

14/05/21

Many thanks to the Breck Foundation, PriceWaterhouseCoopers and the University of Surrey who came and spoke to MPS students during an Enrichment morning today. Staff and students thoroughly enjoyed the sessions. https://t.co/xn37uZIejY

10/05/21

We have a vacancy for a Premises Assistant to work across both Merstham Park School and Merstham Primary School. The deadline for applications is noon on Monday 17 May 2021. If you are interested and would like some more information, please click here: https://t.co/YMH4c1IVJQ

10/05/21

We have a fantastic opportunity to join our Premises team. Please click on the link below for details and to apply https://t.co/8IRTSJ3RpA

23/04/21

To celebrate Shakespeare's birthday, staff at MPS surprised all students by dressing up as characters from his plays. Students had a wonderful day identifying the characters as well as the plays they came from. Who can you recognise from this selection? https://t.co/VmQXY3WCrC

01/04/21

Andy Ward, our Head of School, thanked all MPS staff this morning for their amazing efforts this term by making tea and coffee and giving us toasted hot cross buns and an Easter Egg! We really hope that everyone has a relaxing and a happy Easter. https://t.co/6OfMYEh7Jn

31/03/21

A big thank you to all our students who participated in our 'Why Learn Languages?' poster competition. Huge congratulations to our 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners who won themselves a multilingual wristband and an Easter treat. Bravo! https://t.co/h5vMz7SJ2Q

29/03/21

We have a fantastic opportunity for someone to join our school office team at Merstham Park. If you are looking for a fast paced, varied administrative role (part-time, term time only), please click on the link below for further information and to apply. https://t.co/QN8FfUWENE

12/03/21

A huge thank you to the wonderful volunteers who have been at MPS for the past few weeks testing staff and students. As you can see, even with masks on, they are a welcoming and friendly bunch and they have been amazingly calm and reassuring with everyone having their tests. https://t.co/MJe0LOKyvH

11/03/21

After 3 days of testing and a gradual return by year group, we are delighted to have the whole school back at MPS today. Staff and students are so happy to be back in the socially distanced arms of the MPS family, as you can see from these photos. It's great to be back. https://t.co/oXQRyJ7wem

04/03/21

We are really looking forward to seeing Zachary and all our students back at MPS next week. Congratulations on all your fantastic work during lockdown. We are so proud of you. https://t.co/ewONMMRC3m

04/03/21

Retweeted From Sarah Houghton

Literary inspired bakes by Zachary. Started the weeks challenge early! https://t.co/YVHGCeFrMu

04/03/21

Amazing work Zachary. Well done! https://t.co/xbVigDyzeh

04/03/21

Retweeted From Sarah Houghton

“Scone with the wind” Zachary’s baking daily challenge https://t.co/dopFLVlBR5

04/03/21

One day just isn't long enough to celebrate all that books have to offer at MPS. Every department has been involved in World Book Day this week. Please click here to see what the school has been up to: https://t.co/FRWBZHIjyw

04/03/21

Year 8 did a brilliant job helping Madame Reid 'escape the town' in a breakout game during our lesson last week. Well done! The Language Department are so proud of all your hard work in French. 🙂 Here's what some students had to say about the lesson: https://t.co/Z2qnzYiajk

02/03/21

We were delighted to present Coppice Lea with a Quilt of Positivity today, to let them know that even though we can't visit them, we are thinking of them all. Well done to Mrs Harkness and everyone involved in the making of this beautiful piece of art. https://t.co/HsmaxNsPO4 https://t.co/CVXDDxSm91

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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.