SMSC at Merstham Park - Merstham Park School
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01/08/18

We will in time - also lots of opportunities come through - worth a follow. 😀

01/08/18

We would welcome your application using the link provided - thank you.

31/07/18

We are seeking a person to join our admin team: https://t.co/D9h5hWLHKI

31/07/18

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We have a great opportunity for an accountant to join our team https://t.co/8ioRwAvbOo

21/07/18

As are the school - contact us in September for a visit! https://t.co/VM2uXWsGp8

21/07/18

We are looking forward to working as a collective team to set up a great school for all our children. https://t.co/kgkdW2UnjB

20/07/18

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15/07/18

Do you remember when you joined Twitter? We do! How time flies - looking forward to September Opening https://t.co/9CFSkHQ8w3

14/07/18

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Are you still looking for a teaching role for September? Whether you are looking for part-time hours, job share options, temporary contracts, general supply or flexible working opportunities, we would love to hear from you. 020 8716 4987 recruitment.org https://t.co/RAF7aWD7qW

28/06/18

Retweeted From Martin Beard

It was great visiting Walton On the Hill Primary School today for Year 6 transition. https://t.co/sMhXi4DVY1

15/06/18

Without willing volunteers like you Lynne, so much is left undone. Hope you had appropriate Risk Assessment?

15/06/18

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Ramadan is over. Eid is tmrw. Please remember to ask your students on Monday if they had a lovely Eid. And it would be great if you said Eid Mubarak to them.

15/06/18

We are proud to be taking some lovely Year 6 students from Salfords.#grow,learn,flourish https://t.co/gXNH6AsyrH

14/06/18

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Great support, care and guidance offered to enable you to grow, learn and flourish! https://t.co/Ui3ewF5f91

12/06/18

Been a busy couple of weeks for our Headteacher visiting our new Year 6 pupils! https://t.co/lN2oQmWAQW

12/06/18

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I enjoyed the transition visit to Wray Common School for Merstham Park. , learn, flourish https://t.co/eF12OAsgCD

12/06/18

Retweeted From Martin Beard

A huge thank you to staff at Reigate Priory for a positive transition visit for Merstham Park School. https://t.co/yeK736fuq9

10/06/18

Set up at All Saints Church Fair, Merstham. https://t.co/xFIF2XaSVp

29/05/18

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15/05/18

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SMSC at Merstham Park

Provision for Social, Moral,Spiritual and Cultural development

Curriculum

All subjects, teaching staff and support staff can and do contribute to students’ SMSC development in lessons.  There are certain subjects, which, due to their subject matter or nature, have a particular role to play.  These include RE, PSHE, Citizenship, PD at KS4, English, Drama, History, Geography, PE and Science.  Staff within all departments are encouraged to make links where possible with how the lesson content contributes to SMSC development.  Many of our Stop the Clock days promote SMSC development.

School ethos, expectations and rewards

It is important, for social and moral development particularly, that the school ethos is underpinned by clear, consistent and shared rules, expectations, rewards and sanctions details of which can be found in the school’s behaviour policy document.  The school ethos is based on care, commitment, consideration, cooperation, courage and courtesy and the development of these attitudes and values is considered an essential element in the spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of all students.

Assemblies

Members of the SLT, Key Stage Leaders and visiting speakers lead assemblies.  The nature of an assembly may be celebration, encouragement, reinforcement of expectations or link to a specific area of SMSC.  The vast majority of assemblies give students time for personal quiet reflection.  Many weeks there is a spiritual, moral, social or cultural theme.

Learning system and year group activities

Every student is a member of a Learning Group with a Learning Mentor responsible for his or her academic and personal development.  At Merstham Park School, the pastoral care for our students will be delivered as part of the ITP and PSHE programmes. Learning Mentors will act as the point of contact with families and within school.  Learning Mentors encourage students to take part in activities, which support SMSC development, such as sports teams and clubs, and taking on responsibilities including Prefect and Learning Buddies.

Responsibility, student voice and leadership

The opportunities for student leadership at Merstham Park School can be found in the form of the Student Voice and Leadership system.  This comprises an Executive Council, Year Council, Student Welfare Committee and Charities Committee and Sports Council.  All learning groups have two representatives on the Year Council.  The school will also run a prefect system of Prefects and Senior Prefects.  In addition, some students will be trained as personal and academic mentors to younger students, there is a Key Stage 3 learning buddy system, Year 7, 8 have the chance to be Office Assistant for the day. This system can be seen as a whole in the Student Voice and Leadership Structure document, which is shared with students.

Extra-curricular activities, educational visits and enrichment

Students are offered a range of extra-curricular activities, details of which are sent home at the beginning of the academic year.  Throughout the year, there are a diverse range of educational visits offered to students including numerous theatre visits, overseas trips, museum and gallery trips and visits to religious places of worship of different faiths.  These, along with enrichment activities such as the Carnegie Project, all make a significant contribution to the spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of students.

Responsibility for the policy

All members of staff have a responsibility for SMSC development around school and teaching staff within their classroom.  Learning Mentors have a role to play in moral and social guidance.  Students in roles of responsibility, particularly mentors and prefects, are expected to set an example, which has a positive influence on the SMSC development of their peers.  SSB Members are responsible for ensuring that this policy is maintained and regularly reviewed.  The Head teacher and School Leadership Team are responsible for providing leadership and vision about SMSC development, for overseeing the implementation of this policy and ensuring all new staff are aware of it.

Monitoring and evaluation

Monitoring the provision of opportunities for SMSC development will be undertaken by a member of the SLT and shared with staff.  This will be reviewed regularly and updated as necessary. Further monitoring and evaluation of provision within the curriculum will occur through lesson observations, reviews and the feedback dialogue, which accompanies these. The departmental self-evaluation process, particularly from PSHE and Religion & Philosophy (RP), will further contribute to monitoring and evaluation of the effectiveness of this policy and of students’ SMSC development.  Particular outcomes cannot be guaranteed therefore reviewing this policy document is important.