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15/05/18

Please share with people you know. Great opportunity to make a big difference for so many young people working with and his team. https://t.co/ZzvEii0ktz

09/05/18

Retweeted From HoeValleySchool

Acting Deputy Head Teacher South East Apply now: https://t.co/7iHB00bEYT Closing date: 20th May 2018 Start Date: 1st September 2018

05/05/18

It was great meeting so many families at our Uniform Fittings this week. We will be offering another date in May - Info to follow.

20/04/18

Retweeted From Barking Dog Media

Fantastic news for East Surrey as council backs scheme for new secondary school https://t.co/w300EW7zei

19/04/18

Retweeted From Aureus School

We have our last vacancies for Sept 2018 in MFL & Geog: https://t.co/nVOkGYFcdt Join us to in the Hums Faculty with

18/04/18

We are looking forward to opening in September! https://t.co/eogUZSeE13

23/03/18

Retweeted From Kate Mole

Another superb blog from Referring to neuroscience, she explains how misconceptions occur. After noting the common ones, she reiterates the importance of teaching concept, of taking small steps, slowly, and of keeping cognitive load low https://t.co/LIL1d0OXOk

20/03/18

We wanted to thank parents and carers who attended our curriculum evening. The following link allows our KS4 options to be viewed:https://t.co/9H3rFsepRT

19/03/18

To apply for the teacher of D&T - please click the following link: https://t.co/yF3uywavhG https://t.co/L5TTlXMvwN

19/03/18

Lead Teacher of The Arts - to apply please click the following link: https://t.co/di87b9FxNF https://t.co/45KKh2GMMo

14/03/18

Parent and Carer Curriculum Event - Thursday 15 March from 6.30pm at Lime Tree Primary on Batlebridge Lane. Look forward to talking to students and parents.

14/03/18

Thank you to the 35 attendees at the MPS recruitment event last night. Thanks to the wonderful for hosting ,learn,flourish

09/03/18

A really great example of how we can bring learning to life using skilled professionals to help support great work by staff in school. 👏👏👏 https://t.co/3lNCXujsDX

09/03/18

Retweeted From Salfords Primary School

We are currently advertising for a Receptionist and Communications Lead to join our new school office team part of . Please go to https://t.co/RHn1LvMax7 Job ID.825030 and share with potential candidates, especially in the & area. https://t.co/vO7bzGPvMA

02/03/18

Teacher Recruitment Event for MPS is postponed tomorrow at Lime Tree Primary due to the severe weather! ❄️❄️

01/03/18

Retweeted From Keith Batchelor

An early start to https://t.co/I1QLVk5i1j

28/02/18

Retweeted From GLF Schools

6 months until opens! Using to practise its snow closure procedures ❄️☃️

26/01/18

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Merstham https://t.co/rBhtN1yo6J By: 30th Jan For: Sept 18 Assistant HT required at brand new school opening in Sept 18. Successful applicant will lead provision for students with additional learning needs.

20/01/18

Retweeted From Springfield School

Are you interested in a career in teaching? Then come along to the 'Get into Teaching' event on 6th February, 6.00pm-8.00pm at Glyn School (primary and secondary). https://t.co/ICdrCgjE9F

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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.