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06/10/21

We are very excited to be able to share with you the progress that has been made on our new home in the last 2 weeks. Please click here to view the work and also some fantastic moon rises and weather patterns: https://t.co/GPUkmWtGfX

29/09/21

Thank you to everyone who joined us at our Open Evening and to our amazing staff who made the event really special. We have a few spaces left on our Open Morning on Thurs 21 Oct and due to popular demand, we have added Tues 19 Oct. Email info.org to book. https://t.co/3S7jd8Hfbe

28/09/21

The gates have opened to our 2021 Open Evening. We hope you enjoy seeing how MPS ignites a passion for learning in all our students. https://t.co/B50tOgIUqf

28/09/21

Less than 1 hour before we open the gates. Our hard working staff are busy making sure that the evening is a great success. Mrs Eckershall has instruments galore in Music, Miss Mosley has experiments in Science, Mr Walker brings colour to Maths, and there is also a tent..! https://t.co/KP5ElVyQSO

28/09/21

With just 2 hours to go, Mr Ward is rehearsing his presentation, Mrs Harkness and Mr Tunbridge are putting the finishing touches to their Art displays and Mr Martin is preparing a demonstration in DT. We cant wait to see you at our Open Evening (5-8pm) https://t.co/k4Nqeijeas

28/09/21

With less than 3 hours to go, all staff at MPS are on hand to make tonight's Open Evening really special. We are really looking forward to seeing Year 6 children and their families https://t.co/JFKm7Qdf2r

27/09/21

Less than 24 hours until our Open Evening for Year 6 children and their families. There is no need to book: please just come along and join us between 5pm and 8pm. The Head of School will be delivering talks at 5.15, 6.15 and 7.15pm. We look forward to welcoming you to MPS. https://t.co/NE0PfmI3ZF

24/09/21

Only 4 more sleeps.... https://t.co/tSMpdCKI3C

16/09/21

On National Teaching Assistants Day, we wanted to thank our wonderful team of LSAs who work so hard to support and improve the learning outcomes of our students. Thank you to Miss Hardy, Mrs Mahmood, Miss Tattershaw, Miss Aguirre, Miss Lynch, Miss Stocks & Miss Gibbons. https://t.co/zPtkc22MOj

16/08/21

Building work has begun on our brand new home and we are all very excited: https://t.co/IEuepWq9YL

13/08/21

Exciting news on the developments of our new home!! https://t.co/MCwPmSaCDc

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

Digital Parenting

Welcome to the School’s E-Safety Zone. Here, parents can download some helpful advice on how to keep students safe at home as well as access various external support websites.

If you would like to discuss any of what you view here further, please contact the school via info@mersthamparkschool.org

Useful links

The Government have recently relased the following e-safety guidance for parents:

Link

The following app can be installed on Chromebooks to support you in protecting your child:

Link

Keeping your children safe online

  • Stay in touch with what your children are doing by spending time with them whilst they are on-line, i.e. make on-line time a family activity.
  • Make sure that you know the services your children use. Find out what types of information and services are offered and whether there are ways for parents to protect their children.
  • Keep the computer in a family room rather than a child’s bedroom.
  • Go on-line yourself so that you are familiar with and understand the potential benefits and risks associated with Internet access. If you don’t know how to log on, get your child to show you.
  • Get to know your child’s ‘on-line friends’ just as you do their other friends.
  • If you are concerned about your child’s on-line activities, talk to her/him about it.
  • Develop an agreed set of ‘Family Internet Rules’ –an exemplar can be viewed below.
  • Make sure that your children are familiar with, and adhere to, your ‘Family Internet Rules’ which should be posted near the computer as a reminder.
  • Monitor your children’s compliance with these rules.
  • Should you become aware of the presence of child pornography on-line, report this immediately to the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children on telephone number: 0800 800 5000.

Suggested Family Internet Rules

  • Always keep to the agreed times of day to be on-line, the length of time to be on-line, and the areas that you can visit.
  • Never give any passwords to anyone outside your family – even friends!
  • Always tell a parent about any threatening or bad language you see on-line.
  • Never give out any of the following information during a ‘chat’ session or when accessing on-line forums or message boards:
  • your real name (use a pseudonym – a false name)
  • your parents’ or brothers’/sisters’ real names (use pseudonyms)
  • home address
  • home telephone number
  • parents’ work address/telephone number
  • the name, address or location of your school
  • Never send an on-line person any photographs or anything else without first checking with a parent.
  • Never arrange for someone you meet on-line to visit your house.
  • Never arrange a face-to-face meeting with another computer user without parental permission.
  • Never respond to messages or to on-line forums or message boards items that are suggestive, obscene, threatening or that make you feel uncomfortable. If you encounter such messages then tell a parent immediately.
  • Remember that what you read on-line is not necessarily true, e.g. the person who says she is a 15 old girl could in fact be a middle-aged man.
  • Never try to order something on-line unless you are over 18 years old.

Useful Websites

Know your Apps

CEOPS

Thinkuknow

Cybersmile

Childnet 

CEOP Videos

Nude Selfies : what every parent needs to know

Net-Aware – Keeping your child safe in a digital world

Staying Safe on Minecraft

Parents’ Guide to Internet Safety

 

Useful Magazines

Digital Parenting by Vodafone:

Issue 1 Issue 2 Issue 3
Issue 1 Issue 2 Issue 3
Issue 4 Issue 5 v2JPG Issue 6
Issue 4 Issue 5 Issue 6

 

DITTO - The ESafety online magazine:

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  Ditto 13
  Edition 13
DITTO Edition 12 April 2018 Ditto january 2018 edition
Edition 12 Edition 11
Ditto october 2017 edition DITTO September 2017 Edition
Edition 10 Edition 9