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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.

23/11/19

Retweeted From Floreat Wandsworth Primary School

A moment of pure magic this week... The Year 4 pupils chose to use their break times to write their own Anti-Bullying Play. They are now at the rehearsal stage! Character has been revealed in so many ways... 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 https://t.co/lLbuKLM0Jo

22/11/19

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Are you interested in getting into ? We have places for early years, primary, secondary and the assessment only route. Please get in touch with us info.org & visit our website https://t.co/HyOS8obezt

22/11/19

If you visit the website there are links for all your get into teaching needs. Come and join the Trust! https://t.co/rpM5ZScREC

20/11/19

Thank you to both - our students were very grateful as were we. https://t.co/W1vkGNoMpn

13/11/19

Retweeted From Martin Beard

Today, Year 8 students provided their view on change starts with us in support of Anti-bullying. Here’s one view: I think change starts with us means that people are going to change their ways and support others if they have bullied anyone else in the past.

11/11/19

Well done Team MPS - we will remember https://t.co/IhiJSpO0Eh

09/11/19

Retweeted From Merstham Primary School

Congratulations to our football team for their 8-3 win yesterday - well done to all. https://t.co/9km01rm10u

09/11/19

Well done on representing our school so wonderfully- the public were extremely impressed by excellent behaviour and polite manners!🌟 https://t.co/u48aPY03Dj

09/11/19

Retweeted From MPS Arts

Year 8 student responded to various artists that explore identity in their work. Their outcomes were personal, meaningful and expressive. https://t.co/Ea8Dm0K2Au

09/11/19

Retweeted From Kevin Briggs

Building an ‘Individual Learning Plan’. Film by ⁦⁦⁩. We follow a similarly student centred, target-focused approach at Merstham Park School in collaboration with parents and carers. ⁦⁦https://t.co/hZGkkyZV0M

08/11/19

Retweeted From Kevin Briggs

One of our super Coding Club students working collaboratively to build our School Robot . https://t.co/yJKr3s9tIu

30/10/19

Retweeted From Kevin Briggs

What is Project Based Learning? In students work on a project over an extended period of time – that engages them in solving a real-world problem or question. They demonstrate their knowledge and skills by creating a public product or presentation. https://t.co/OBJZBsHdBK

29/10/19

Retweeted From Merstham Park School

Well done Jack! We are all so proud that you got to perform in London. A little love and nurture help us achieve beyond what we could have hoped and dreamed for - wel done Young man. 👏 https://t.co/78wbIczZew

28/10/19

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Time wins always for teachers. Good to see 6k+ users! 👏🏻

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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.