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18/10/19

The alarm has been deactivated- sorry that it has caused an distribution to your evening. https://t.co/b5WikkMU1P

18/10/19

On route to check and deactivate- apologises https://t.co/6AZ9j2aVHt

11/10/19

Retweeted From Jon Chaloner

Thanks to colleagues, governors, families and - of course - our children and young people, past and present, for their work and support since 2010.

08/10/19

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I like this type of https://t.co/hnuHTN79I3

05/10/19

Retweeted From Martin Beard

It’s always our pleasure to welcome you to our school⭐️ https://t.co/3CEDpOIw2y

03/10/19

Retweeted From Frank Kelly

I have had the pleasure, it is a friendly, welcoming school.

02/10/19

Retweeted From Martin Beard

A school is not the buildings - it’s the children, staff and families that make it great! Come and see our wonderful school. Call the office to book a tour. https://t.co/ssCPfjFKwS

02/10/19

Look out and up to see how our school will grow and flourish on our 22acre site in Central Merstham. https://t.co/6kY8s0Bovx

02/10/19

Retweeted From Jon Chaloner

Standing room only at the first Head’s talk ⁦⁩ Open Evening! ⁦#growlearnflourish https://t.co/QJKbTg1jlb

02/10/19

We feel so proud of all our students, but those who helped last night were amazing - thank you to everyone for making the evening a great event! https://t.co/sUi0cGiq1R

27/09/19

Retweeted From Esther Brooks

Great opportunity for SENDCOs https://t.co/F9yNhrG0Dk

25/09/19

Well done to the school football team on their win tonight against Oakwood 👏👏

17/09/19

Retweeted From Barking Dog Media

Ignite a passion for learning and visit an open event https://t.co/3waW1y4Aux https://t.co/8DYWW4QLRP

11/09/19

Retweeted From Integrity Coaching

I loved the school, the staff & the pupils but why does leading have to be at such a great personal cost? https://https://t.co/wnub48Ev8a

06/09/19

With 5 schools serving the Merstham and wider community it is a shame we have not received adequate communication too. Happy to discuss if that helps? https://t.co/WBz5NhMrNB

06/09/19

I think the community has been let down through a lack of communications and planning. With a six week holiday - ehy agrre for the work to start a week before schools return knowing works will last for three? 1/2 https://t.co/WBz5NhMrNB

06/09/19

Retweeted From Meridian High School

well done to our young triple scientists for embracing the challenge! https://t.co/0jqgjrnqXW

06/09/19

Retweeted From Barking Dog Media

We have 9 reasons to join but there are loads more. Come to an open evening and find them https://t.co/SOlt5UUOxr https://t.co/XXPyAtmrR3

06/09/19

Looking to make a difference then join the team at GLF https://t.co/VE1wlgy0ay

04/09/19

Retweeted From Meridian High School

Our new restaurant opened today with staff getting a yummy preview. Look forward to Year 7 & 11 tasting the wonderful food available from tomorrow! https://t.co/JI31S6Y1Pj

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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.