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12/12/18

So proud of our wonderful families for donations over the advent period - Merstham Food Bank will ensure this goes to many people locally who need a little help this Christmas. ❤️ https://t.co/cild3WfUkW

11/12/18

Retweeted From carole davies

Kilnwood Vale Primary School: Southgate Primary School: Forge Wood Primary School: Our West Sussex schools have one more open event each before the deadline of 15 January 2019. Look out for the attached advert on the back cover of RH Uncovered - January 2019 edition. https://t.co/a9eqx1XATV

11/12/18

Lovely article remembering the sacrifices of so many! Proud of our wonderful children. https://t.co/F8QW8FRgLZ

21/11/18

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Fantastic making links between & We enjoyed receiving our first Thank you!☺️❤️ https://t.co/zbLcWPhy9b

19/11/18

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We’ve just published 'The English curriculum – bigger than the sum of its parts' by on our TES blog https://t.co/OmAgFVtFFj https://t.co/CSIITbYEiI

19/11/18

Oracy, is an essential life skill. Speaking and Listening play a massive part in our development.

19/11/18

Liam, you should go to Kevin his MA was on student voice

14/11/18

This is a shoutout to all of those people who have been bullied by cruel people. Bullying is not a good thing, so let's stop it now! https://t.co/aRYjjwMMPO

14/11/18

Just because someone looks different, doesn't mean they are different. https://t.co/qngYNxN1LN

14/11/18

If you're being bullied never hesitate to tell a teacher. There is always someone to help you. https://t.co/sZyftKAoZ3

14/11/18

Tell people you trust. https://t.co/uQgyw2ZK4j

14/11/18

If you are being bullied ask the bully to politely stop. https://t.co/CDO4PPacYh

14/11/18

Class C have today written advice for students as part of our anti-bullying work: tweets to follow.

14/11/18

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This I pledge to always . You can too. https://t.co/etb3FDPAkR

12/11/18

Retweeted From Jake Lewis

Working at a school and considering a change? Thinking of returning to the profession? Starting your NQT year in September? Speak to to find out about our varied opportunities throughout the trust. We're looking forward to speaking with you. https://t.co/GxiWvidLHX

12/11/18

We had an anti-bullying lesson today - remember if you are getting bullied talk to someone! https://t.co/YaTTOaHIIV

12/11/18

If you are being bullied you should always tell a teacher or trusted person. 'tkeepitinside https://t.co/Y5vLMwuYfD

12/11/18

Bullying is the worst, from physical bullying to verbal bullying they are all equally horrible. Don't hold back, tell an adult. https://t.co/VmBNujoMMS

12/11/18

If you're being bullied, don't ignore it. Tell an adult, teacher or trusted adult. Do not be frightened, somebody will help you. Remember you're not alone. https://t.co/CfyRCrWSiZ

12/11/18

Today we have launched our work on choosing respect - Class B have been writing advice on how to deal with potential Bullies. https://t.co/Pj2Hqab17M

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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.