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16/04/19

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Teacher of Technology required for brand new six-form entry secondary school in Mersham - The successful candidate will ensure that Technology has a high profile across the School through offering vibrant and exciting learning opportunities https://t.co/7mrCS2cii9 https://t.co/lJyzxPBpvN

09/04/19

Retweeted From Integrity Coaching

If the BBC2 Documentary "School" proved anything, I believe it's that as a profession, it's time we start better supporting those that lead our schools... https://t.co/uAy8FeG1fq

05/04/19

Wishing our whole community a Happy Easter! https://t.co/iTmJ3lp3tp

05/04/19

How far can you send an egg without it cracking - teamwork challenge. https://t.co/RIxK7sdoMN

05/04/19

Students at Merstham Park enjoying our House Master Tasks today - well done to you all. https://t.co/H1QS222yKY

04/04/19

Passionate teaching will never change at our school and a delay in the arrival of our new building won’t alter that. Proud to be part of big changes and a new community. https://t.co/9BpbzzfZvZ

03/04/19

Great things will be achieved, but our new building has been delayed - our standards are high and it will be time well spent. https://t.co/Jc3FxBiQgP Looking forward to a bright future.

02/04/19

We continue with excellence while the new building is developed. There has been a delay, but nothing has changed in our big plans for a fantastic future https://t.co/Jc3FxBiQgP

01/04/19

Fantastic to have our students participating at the GLF Schools Science Fair for winners! https://t.co/tsLHYaXwDS

01/04/19

Our amazing school will have a fantastic new home, but there has been a delay. We are all committed to creating the best, but it will take a bit more time than we hoped - see the full story https://t.co/Jc3FxB1fph

30/03/19

We aim very high at all times in our brilliant school and there is a delay on the new buildings. Our passion and teaching will not be affected, we look forward to growing our community https://t.co/Jc3FxB1fph

29/03/19

Passionate teaching will never change at our school and a delay in the arrival of our new building won’t alter that. Proud to be part of big changes and a new community. https://t.co/Jc3FxB1fph

29/03/19

ICYMI: Did you see our wonderful team during World Book Day? They looked amazing! https://t.co/SqLOJvlq6J

29/03/19

Great things will be achieved, but our new building has been delayed - our standards are high and it will be time well spent. https://t.co/Jc3FxBiQgP Looking forward to a bright future.

29/03/19

Don't forget our Year 5 open mornings in April - https://t.co/xAGXLZQCvq

28/03/19

We continue with excellence while the new building is developed. There has been a delay, but nothing has changed in our big plans for a fantastic future https://t.co/Jc3FxB1fph

28/03/19

ICYMI - great event!! Looking forward to Monday. https://t.co/roPN3WFBij

28/03/19

Our amazing school will have a fantastic new home, but there has been a delay. We are all committed to creating the best, but it will take a bit more time than we hoped - see the full story https://t.co/Jc3FxBiQgP

19/03/19

Great to see so many fantastic Science entries at MPS today! Well done to all the students who entered. https://t.co/MHRWizWxS0

07/03/19

Retweeted From Kevin Briggs

Staff enjoying https://t.co/hE4oU3o9Qn

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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.