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20/01/20

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20/01/20

Our grief is secondary to Martin’s wife, children, siblings and extended family and to his close friends for whom this loss is immeasurable. We extend our sincere condolences to them and they will remain uppermost in our minds in the forthcoming days and weeks.

20/01/20

This has come as a terrible shock to us all. We are heartbroken to have lost such a gifted, kind and popular Headteacher who has had such a profound impact on the lives of the children and colleagues in all the schools in which he has worked.

20/01/20

It is with great sorrow that we announce the very sad news that Mr Beard, our Headteacher passed away on Friday 17 January.

14/01/20

Retweeted From MPS Arts

Some of the year 7 and 8 “Toyota Dream Car” competition entries . Creative, imaginative, and many designed to help save the earth 🌍 🖼 🎨 fingers crossed for our students! https://t.co/IMHUpXNnvE

06/01/20

Students arrive for 8.30 and then lesson starts at 8.45am. Prevents lateness and allows a prompt start to period 1 - thank you for asking . 😊

06/01/20

Retweeted From Martin Beard

Looking forward to welcoming our lovely students back to school tomorrow - 8.30am, correct uniform and equipment please.

06/01/20

Looking forward to welcoming our lovely students back to school tomorrow - 8.30am, correct uniform and equipment please.

20/12/19

Retweeted From Jon Chaloner

A remarkable term has come to a close across . Thanks to all colleagues for their graft this term. Wishing all children and families, governors, volunteers and colleagues a wonderful break.

19/12/19

Retweeted From Robert Brooks

Congratulations to our trainee teachers on completing your first term! Have a well-deserved Christmas break. https://t.co/5qXYzIwzT5

19/12/19

Link to our school newsletter below: https://t.co/a1UZxx80H3 Merry Christmas to one and all 🎄

18/12/19

Retweeted From Kevin Briggs

Students performed superbly at the Christmas Show tonight. Deepest respect to Mr. Johnson for managing the evening brilliantly. Photo shows thanking students for their bravery and enthusiasm. https://t.co/oKxa2vU3C3

16/12/19

Retweeted From Kevin Briggs

Excellent quick guide to social networks, apps and games. Useful for parents and carers to discuss and share with their children. https://t.co/5tPNRs10mC

13/12/19

Retweeted From MPS Arts

Each student created fabric poppies in school to lay at Merstham Memorial today. We were joined by The British legion & members of the local community for a service & 2 minutes silence. The students made us proud. “We will remember them”. https://t.co/vBe63OieiV

13/12/19

Retweeted From Merstham Primary School

Well done to our Nursery, Reception and KS1 children for their wonderful performances of 'The Magical Christmas Journey' this week https://t.co/RZ5whkjnxi

11/12/19

Thank you Mrs Harkness for organising once again. https://t.co/AOWPqXijCa

30/11/19

Retweeted From Kevin Briggs

Great cross-curricular links to ITP / Geography https://t.co/G19WyHoWBl

30/11/19

Well done 8B! https://t.co/hgJZVwY59P

25/11/19

Retweeted From Frank Kelly

1/2 coud you hep us publicise that next saturday 30th help our wounded are pulling a sleigh from London to Brighton and will be coming through Merstham between 10 and 10:30. Need lots of local people on the route to cheer on.

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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.