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16/06/19

Retweeted From Kevin Briggs

Students presented their original ideas for saving water to this week. Their ITP Project involved research, original data collection, team work, creative thinking, and presentation skills. A selection of their ideas are attached. https://t.co/5tpUCZGb3y

14/06/19

Well done Mrs Cole 👏🎉 MPS are very proud of you 😊 https://t.co/H3Aiw8nLbL

13/06/19

Thank you for teaching us such fun skills. https://t.co/gME9fRRmFw

13/06/19

Lots of fun taking place today as part of our Arts at MPS. https://t.co/gd33qiiAEn

11/06/19

Amazed... the quality of work in the Art department at MPS in brilliant. 👏👏👏 to our students and their fab teacher Mrs Harkness https://t.co/xea0JH0A7O

06/06/19

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28/05/19

Retweeted From Martin Beard

I am so proud of the fantastic work of our students within the Arts! Keep up the great work Mrs Harkness in helping all of our children reach beyond what they thought was possible. https://t.co/oRB38wCYfU

28/05/19

The Arts are truly valued at Merstham Park - these images just show a small element of the skill development of our wonderful Year 7 students. https://t.co/8TE3NWrpxe

26/05/19

Have a wonderful 104th birthday Sir! https://t.co/1bXHi7W221

24/05/19

Interesting comments about the success of project based learning at School 21 - sounds like our ITP! https://t.co/jPpoYzjWPM

24/05/19

Retweeted From Schools Week

Well that's a set-bacc: Ministers face renewed calls to review the EBacc after three of their claims about it are debunked https://t.co/VBX9Ry36U7

24/05/19

Hi Frank - these would be great. Perhaps you could send us contact details?

21/05/19

Great to see so many wonderful entries from our Year 7s. 👍 https://t.co/q0IeKNwxAy

19/05/19

Retweeted From Careers within GLF

KS2 teacher required in Redhill for September 2019. This is a great opportunity to join a vibrant and caring two form entry school, currently on an exciting journey of improvement. Full time, permanent and MPR. https://t.co/UT5VLTwPFj https://t.co/iO5K8zn8Pb

10/05/19

Lovely for our students to be providing a love and joy for the Arts with the local elderly home. https://t.co/Up53lpIotB

06/05/19

We look forward to showing you around our school and seeing our excellent relationships, care and guidance for our children. https://t.co/ofFcILXfj6

22/04/19

Looking forward to our third term tomorrow- don’t be late! https://t.co/gnq1hwMUvm

22/04/19

We hope that all our wonderful students have had a great break and are looking forward to starting school tomorrow? Just remember to park and stride or you helmet with the bike of a scooter! !

16/04/19

Retweeted From Careers within GLF

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

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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.