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19/10/18

Retweeted From Martin Beard

Well done to Mrs Harkness for organising and leading a fantastic trip! Thank you on behalf of our students. https://t.co/zri0KcoPLv

19/10/18

Retweeted From Kevin Briggs

Students from enjoying an excellent talk today. Great cultural experience for our students. https://t.co/DbVzJRZfSf

19/10/18

We are so proud of all our children for representing us all with so much pride! Lovely comments received from the gallery staff and members of the public. 👏👏 https://t.co/D4W8TG1LvG

16/10/18

Great to see - nice that Dad is supervising the process! https://t.co/QiiwDUZ3AX

08/10/18

Retweeted From GLF Teaching School

Are you an experienced teaching School Assistant? Why not become a Higher Level Teaching Assistant and achieve the HLTA accreditation? All information is available via https://t.co/IV4qcDllY7 or email cpdtraining.org https://t.co/mvuaExMGiB

08/10/18

Retweeted From Kevin Briggs

Students today working together to calculate grid references using OS Maps. "School is so fun" I heard a student say at the end of the lesson. https://t.co/iK4QBZ6bRa

05/10/18

Just some of the images taken as part of our Performing Arts Open Evening. https://t.co/bePxPaeCL3

05/10/18

Looking to support our local community, please do look at what these organisations could offer you. https://t.co/c94GgcNt5l

04/10/18

It was fantastic to see our lovely Food Technology room being used! Developing healthy lifestyle choices. https://t.co/Ei7dZmbMZC

04/10/18

Retweeted From Kat Cole

Finally, a teaching advert that get it right. As my maths teacher once told me "I don't know why people aren't queueing up to be teachers". Best job in the world. https://t.co/1HwxhRtH9A

04/10/18

Retweeted From Robert Brooks

Pleasure! It was a lovely evening with fantastic dedicated staff and students https://t.co/6DFb1AEoY1

04/10/18

Retweeted From Longford Park School

Amazing results!! Well done to the team and to the students who have benefitted from this teaching method! 😊 https://t.co/P6pcadHQLw

03/10/18

Thank you to all our wonderful students who assisted with the running of our first Open Evening. Lots of positive feedback on how well you represented our school 👏 https://t.co/VBQ2fDTqxE

29/09/18

Retweeted From LKStrachan

Lovely feedback from our students at the end of Week 3! https://t.co/TGSjUEaLL9

28/09/18

Postcards home - our students celebrating their start to life at MPS. https://t.co/8NtjBrXNnz

28/09/18

Retweeted From Kevin Briggs

Loving working . Come and see what a great team we have. https://t.co/pZeJf4ESMk

21/09/18

We are proud to be promoting our ‘High 5ive’ values with our community. https://t.co/rY9KxHQK6g

21/09/18

Retweeted From Merstham Park School

Looking forward to showing prospective families around our new school in the coming weeks. https://t.co/ZNtVCTPKlT

19/09/18

Looking forward to showing prospective families around our new school in the coming weeks. https://t.co/ZNtVCTPKlT

19/09/18

Great for MPS students to visit the Merstham Hub and use the community Library. https://t.co/xMLOclQzEc

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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.